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      Half-ton squash: 'I'll probably leave it here for decoration'

      EUGENE, Ore. - Scott Holub impressed the judges in Gervais last weekend with his squash.

      "I wanted to beat the state record," he explained.

      His 1,175 lbs squash did the trick, setting a new Oregon record.

      "I was kind of excited," Holub said, "but I was actually a little bit disappointed because I was hoping to beat that U.S. record."

      Holub said he'll try again next year.

      In the meantime ...

      What do you do with a 1/2 ton squash?

      "I'll probably leave it here for decoration," Holub said.

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