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Chuck Geller hoists a pair of walleyes he and teammate Mike Geller caught during Saturday's Eagles fishing tournament on Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving. The fish weighed 12.41 pounds and the larger walleye, a 7.93-pound fish, proved to be the heaviest caught in the tournament. Pioneer Photo/Pat Miller

Outlasting the field: Leeper, Benson capture Newell Memorial title

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Bucky Leeper and Chad Benson of Bemidji outlasted a 54-team field to capture Saturday's Bemidji Eagles Gary Newell Memorial walleye fishing tournament.


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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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