REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri high school teacher says the state should add bass fishing as a high school sport.
Jim Huson, a teacher at Republic High School, says a proposal to add the sport will be on the spring ballot for high school administrators. He says bass fishing would become a sport if it gets approval from 50 percent, plus one, of the administrators.
KY3-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Y5pMzg ) approval would allow students to fish for state and national championships.
If approved, schools could have up to two boats with two students fishing in each boat. Teams would have a five-fish limit, and the team with the five heaviest fish wins.
Information from: KYTV-TV, http://www.ky3.com