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FISHING: Sabine River champ wins Major League Fishing title

Louisiana angler Greg Hackney won the Major League Fishing world championship Saturday.

Hackney, who won the Bassmaster Elite Series at Sabine River last month in Orange, won the world title with 10 bass totaling 32 pounds, 6 ounces in the final round. He competed in a CBS-televised final round of four anglers including Andy Montgomery, Skeet Reese and Mike Iaconelli.

Major League Fishing, which began in 2009, is independent from B.A.S.S. and FLW Outdoors but plays a “complementary role” to the more well-known organizations, according to its website.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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