Student Well-Being

Bass Fishing Becoming a Sanctioned High School Sport in Kentucky

By Bryan Toporek — July 05, 2012 1 min read

Next spring, high school students in Kentucky will have the opportunity to compete in bass fishing as a school-sanctioned varsity sport.

Kentucky follows the lead of Illinois, which was the first U.S. state to offer bass fishing as a varsity high school sport, starting back in the spring of 2009. This past spring, 232 high schools across Illinois featured bass fishing teams, said Illinois High School Association executive director Matt Troha to

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.