Photo: KHHS’ Alday, Beach win bass tournament

Keystone Heights High School students Jacob Beach (far left) and Ashton Alday (far right) teamed up to represent Keystone Heights Jr. Bassmasters and place first in Florida Bass Nation Junior/High School series tournament. The duo, fishing the St. Johns River out of Palatka, had a total weight of 19.18 pounds to top the field at the Fall Trail Qualifier #1 on Sept. 10. The second-place team had a total weight of 18.75 pounds. Alday and Beach, who competed against 130 teams from Florida and Georgia, were also seventh in the Big Bass category with a fish that weighed in at 5.01 pounds. The biggest fish weighed in at 7.67 pounds.