Eighth-grader River Ennis of Cape Fear Christian Academy won week three of an online bass fishing competition with catches from area ponds, including Keith Hills.
The contest is sponsored by bass fishing legend Mike Icanelli and has raised over $10,000 for meals for children with COVID-19 in his native New Jersey.
The competition uses an online app, FishDonkey, which verifies catches on a measuring board rather than traditional weighing.
There have been 500 entrants each week since April 4. Ennis was in the top 20 the first week and finished in the top five for week two.
The CFCA student, who also plays baseball, was first in the field for week three. The tournament includes adults and teenagers. The fourth week will determine the overall champion, which will be decided by the three best fish measured over the entire four-week period.
Ennis is currently 10th for week four and sixth overall.
Ennis and his brother, Reed, won the North Carolina Student Angler Federation junior division state championship last year, a series of tournaments around the state. Their dad, Brian, was boat captain and coach.
Brian Ennis has organized a fishing team at CFCA.
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