Friday, July 4, 2008

Second Annual Striper Tournament

A 10-year-old New Hampshire boy was the grand prizewinner in the 2nd Annual Dockside Striper Tournament.
Niko Alexandropoulos of North Hampton captured the top prize with a striper measuring 43 inches.
In addition to the youth winner, others taking top prizes included Jeremy Reynolds of York in Adult Bait/Tackle with a 42- ¾” fish and Bob Hoy of York Harbor in Fly Fishing competition with a 38 inch catch.
The tournament began with wild weather but that didn’t dampen the fishermen’s zeal or the overall success of the event that raised over $40,000 through registrations, sponsorships, a raffle and auction.
Proceeds are shared by York Hospital’s Caring for All Program and The Coastal Conservation Association of Maine (CCA).
“York Hospital is fortunate to be part of such a generous community…one who values, enjoys and supports all of the resources that surround them,” Judd Knox, president of the hospital said.
Both the hospital and CCA thanked the Lusty family, owners of the Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant and York Harbor Marine Services for donating the venue for the two-day event.
More than 150 fisherman and guests attended Sunday afternoon’s Captain’s Party.
The silent auction and raffle included items from a Honda motor and framed prints of Portsmouth Harbor to rods, reels and Red Sox tickets.
All youth fishermen were surprised with a Quantum Reel & Rod donated by Brian Noyes and a fully stocked Cabela’s Tackle & Tote bag.
Winners in the York Division included Adam Brown, 12, Pepperell, Mass., 39 ½”; Matt Brown, 8, Pepperell, 38”; Alex Boulous, 14, Middleton, Mass., 32.5”; and Matt Webber, 12, York, 20.5”.
Following Reynolds in the Adult Bait/Tackle Division were Michael Leatherman, Dover, N.H., 42 ½”; Brett Camplin, South Portland, 42”; Jared Webber, York, 42”; and Tom Brown, York, 41 ¾”.
In back of Hoy in the Fly Fishing Division were John Carlson, Kittery Point, 24”; Julius Ciembroniewicz, Portland, 23”; Joe Kozak of Manchester, 22 ¾”; and Ben Lowenstein, York, 21 ½”.
Sponsors included Dedicated Mortgage Associates, Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant, Jay Peak Resort-Vermont, Kimberly-Clark Health Care, Kozak & Gayer, P.A., L.L. Bean, Owens & Minor, Prime Motor Group, West Marine, York Harbor Marine Service, Bragdon Insurance, Century 21/Atlantic Realty, Cummings, Lamont & McNamee, P.A., Honda Marine, Jackson’s Hardware & Marine, Kennebunk Savings Bank, Navtronics, Orvis, Seacoast YMCA, South End Charter Company, Wilcox Industries/Jim & Laurie Teetzel.

Caption: Winners of the three divisions in the 2nd Annual Dockside Striper Tournament: (left to right) Jeremy Reynolds of York, Niko Alexandropoulos of North Hampton, NH, and Bob Hoy of York Harbor. (Courtesy photo)