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Spot tournament to benefit GHS scholarship fund

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 19, the date of the third annual Amos G. West Spot Fish Tournament.

The annual event benefits the Amos G. West Scholarship Fund which last year provided seven scholarships of $1,000 each to Gloucester High School seniors, an announcement said.

Cash prizes are planned as follows: six largest fish total weight, $1,000 for first place and $500 for second place; largest single spot, man, $250, woman, $250, and child 12 or under, $250.

The entry fee is $150 per boat, which also earns each boat four tickets for prize drawings. Additional prize tickets are $5 each.

Additional donations are appreciated and will be listed with the scholarship, the notice said.

Amos West was born in Gloucester and grew up on the water in Achilles. He learned the local waters from his father, Russell West, and Amos retired from Hampton City Schools where he had been an administrator, coach, and biology teacher. He died in 2018, the year of the first tourname...

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