Baseball: Fishtales and fastballs — Regis Jesuit’s Jack Harpole a rising star in fishing
Jack Harpole is a young Mike Trout with a fishing pole in his hands.
He admittedly doesn’t resemble Major League Baseball’s most complete player — the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim megastar with an apt last name — with a baseball bat.
As much as the Regis Jesuit senior struggles to hit a fastball, his defensive prowess earned him a chance to play in college and a spot on a loaded Raiders’ roster. He’s a home run hitter when it comes to fishing, however.
Harpole recently won his second High School All-American Award from Bassmaster and he’s built a future in a sport that lured him in from a young age.
“Every kid that plays baseball dreams about being in MLB, but when I started fishing, I think that faded into the background,” Harpole said. “I just wanted to play for as long as possible, but I don’t think MLB was ever a real goal. …There’s definitely a future in fishing.”…Full Story