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There are many state-approved sports that high school students can participate in, but bass fishing isn’t one of them in Missouri. Jim Huson, a teacher and coach at Missouri’s Republic High School, makes his case as he pushes for bass fishing to be officially endorsed by the state as a high school sport.
Matilda Montgomery (left) and Sam Roseare members of the New Trier High School Bass Fishing Team, taking advantage of yet another warm day, working on their casting techniques as well as other fishing skills at Forest Way Grove in Northfield. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)