Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Kingbuster Again Goes to Dad, Son

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Kingbuster Again Goes to Dad, Son

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Byline: JOE JULAVITS

St. Augustine's Richard Henley and his son, Rick, can now replace their old 23-foot Fountain boat with a new one after becoming the first repeat winners of the Kingbuster 400 kingfish tournament.

Fishing in the scheduled two-day event was called off Saturday because of rough seas, giving the Henleys -- the leaders after Day 1 -- the championship. On Friday, the Henleys caught a 36.30-pound kingfish on the Stock Options, the 23-foot Fountain they won 11 years ago in the Kingbuster. The top prize this year was a 23-foot Fountain valued at $87,995.

Four Jacksonville boats rounded out the top five. Charlie Lyons on the River Marine boat finished second with a 35.75-pound king, followed by Richard Tipping on the Papa Joe at 35.20, Russell Stuart on the Seafood Kitchen at 34.25, and Wayne Warren on the In 2 It at 34.10.

The Ace Hole boat, captained by William Santacrose of Atlantic Beach, won the tournament's new 23-foot-and-under division with a 35.65-pound king.

STANTON CREWS ARE SILVER STARS

The Stanton College Preparatory School rowing team made a splash at the recent Scholastic Nationals competition in Princeton, N.J., capturing three silver medals and coming oh-so-close to winning a gold.

Stanton took four boats to the May 28 regatta on Mercer Lake and all made the finals.

"They had to defeat about 54 other boats just to get there," said Tess Durant, who along with Steve Hitchcock coaches the team.

In the Men's Senior 4 finals, Stanton missed winning by three-tenths of a second.

"That's like 3 inches out of a 45-foot boat," Durant said. "The senior boys exceeded my expectations. They had a phenomenal row."

Members of the men's team were coxswain Ryan Browning, Ian Schumaker, Manuel Portalatin, Brantley Doyle and Chris Register. Father Judge, a Philadelphia school with a long history of rowing excellence, won the Men's Senior 4 contest.

The Stanton Women's Senior 4 team -- coxswain Emily Madden, Lyn Sanwald, Jordan Peek, Samantha Laurence and Valerie Mercer -- also claimed a silver medal, while Stanton 10th-grader Carla Horne took silver in the Women's Jr. …

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