WHS BASEBALL: Trojans turn the target around on some fishWORTHINGTON — “There’s some,” WHS wrestler Jared Kinley said, as if he was a kid pointing at presents underneath a Christmas tree.
WORTHINGTON — “There’s some,” WHS wrestler Jared Kinley said, as if he was a kid pointing at presents underneath a Christmas tree.
No kid, however, has approached a Christmas tree armed with intent to take out gifts from Santa.
Kinley was holding a bow and arrow and running at the causeway between Lake Okabena and Sunset Bay with one objective: take down some fish.
With each exclamation of a finding of buffalo poking their head out of the water came a sprinting Kinley, WHS hockey player Levi Leach, WHS backup shortstop Rylan Scholtes, WHS shorstop Tanner Rogers and WHS starting pitcher Lucas Henning along with two bow and arrows hoping to add to nearly a dozen fishy victims in the back of a truck.
Sitting undefeated on the season at 9-0, Worthington’s baseball team has officially gone from under the radar to targets. With three extra-inning wins, teams have gotten close to taking down the Trojans, but not quite.
“We have a lot of pressure on us, so it’s good to get out and do something fun,” Scholtes said of the spur-of-the-moment bowfishing outing. “We have to be a lot more disciplined with each win, so it’s tough, but it’s where we want to be.”
On Friday, Worthington was two miles out on their way to Montevideo, hoping to become 10-0 when Mother Nature had other plans.
The game was cancelled and members of the baseball team were able to get the target off their backs and put them on some carp.
“We’re used to cancellations, so you just try to find something else to get your mind off the game and we found these two (Leach and Scholtes) doing this, so we stopped by,” Henning said. “Now that we’ve gone through the conference once, people are starting to notice us, so we know teams are going to play us hard.
“Teams will play us harder, but that’s what we want.”
Scholtes pulled back his bow and let loose an arrow on a carp. His aim was far better than the Trojans’ opponent so far this season.
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