So, I stopped by the Kroger's tonight and ended up back at Carlyle Lake.
Let me back track.
At the IHSA bass fishing tournament this weekend at Carlyle, I saw people running around in hoodies with a neat logo on them. And made a mental note to buy one as a piece of outdoor history, the world's first statewide high school bass fishing tournament.
Sprinting toward the press room after the final weigh-in Saturday, I remembered. So I found the IHSA trailer and bought one. At $35, they're overpriced, but they look good and are a connection to outdoor history.
Tonight, I dropped my boys off at karate and ran to Kroger's. It was just cool enough that i slapped the hoodie on before going in.
In the check-out line, the strapping kid bagging my groceries pointed at my hoodie and asked, ``Where you there?''
I said yeah and he asked which school I coached. I said I was there for the Sun-Times. And he said, ``I fished it.''
And I asked, ``Are you Nate Bass?''
And it was the kid from Bradley-Bourbonnais who weighed in the first ever bass at the IHSA's first state championship. He was still pretty excited by it all, the television cameras and everything.
With a name like that, I don't think it was an accident that he weighed the first fish.
I'm sorry, but I love this stuff.
I thought I had a photo of Bass from the weekend. If I find it, I will post it.
For general finals stuff click here. That gives options for things like patches too.
For the bass fishing hoodie, click here..