KHSAA Commissioner, Julian Tackett, announced Wednesday, Competitive Bass Fishing will be an officially sanctioned varsity sport beginning with the next school year. It will join bowling and competitive cheer as the newest additions.
"To say we are excited to sponsor bass fishing as a state championship sport-activity is an understatement," said Tackett. "Not only does it seem like a natural fit, given the number of Kentuckians of all ages who enjoy fishing and the outdoors, but it also allows us to reach one more group of students who may not already participate in an extra-curricular activity and give them a chance to be a part of a team", Tackett said.
Kentucky becomes the second state in the country to offer bass fishing as a high school sport. Illinois was the first. Competition will begin in the spring with a regular season, followed by a postseason and state championship in late April.
No word yet on whether any of the schools in our area plan to participate. But we'll keep fishing for that information. As soon as we get a bite, we'll reel you in. Sorry, couldn't resist.