I let the phone ring for a moment. It was Terry Baksay. And I knew what the phone call was about. His PET scan. His cancer. His purple sky.
Three weeks removed from having chemo flood his body, I found Terry out on the lake, taking his two state champion youngsters, pre-fishing. It was only about a day after having a PET Scan to see if cancer was still in his body. We are still waiting for that answer.
While covering a Federation Tournament, Don Barone reconnects with his Canadian roots.
Everyone starts out as an 'unknown,' but only a select few have the courage to swing for the fences.
This is not a sport about the fish. The sport is on the other end of the line. The man, or woman, holding that reel, and their families. K-Pink and K2 taught me how to deal with the worst possible loss imaginable with grace and honor. And changed me as a person.
If you are alive, breathing, and can think, all you need to do is to look into the face of a warrior, wounded or not, active or not, and while the flag is high, and the sun is low, and the anthem plays, you will see in the eyes of those who were there this: Freedom hurts.
That's what I was hearing in my head as they announced his weight and that's what I was hearing as I looked through my viewfinder and snapped a picture of Jill out in the crowd jumping up and down screaming and holding a huge handwritten sign that said "Russ Lane."
Greg Hackney reflects on how Hurricane Katrina changed his life.
From Kevin Short, two-time Bassmaster Tournament winner: "The trophy is the best part of winning. The trophy will be around forever. My buddy Stevie came over to the house after my win and he didn't want to see the check, all he said was, 'Where's the hardware?'
Legend Guy Eaker announces that he is retiring at the age of 70.