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Record-breaking fish caught in North Carolina: ‘Looked like a whale in the back of the boat’

This is why it’s always a good idea to keep a biologist’s number in your phone.

A fisherman in North Carolina reeled in a massive 127-lb catfish during a recent trip. While actually catching the fish was hard, actually getting weighed on a certified scale by an official was almost as difficult.

Rocky Baker spoke with Fox News about catching the fish, which is in the process of being certified as a new state record.

Rocky Baker spoke with Fox News about catching the fish, which is in the process of being certified as a new state record.
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Rocky Baker spoke with Fox News about catching the fish, which is in the process of being certified as a new state record. According to Baker, a state biologist certified the weight and measurements and the paperwork is in the mail.


Baker caught the fish while out on a trip on the Roanoke River with his buddy, Justin Clifton. According to Baker, if Clifton hadn’t been there, he never would’ve been able to get the record-breaking catfish into the boat.

The fish took the bait just after 9:30 pm on Saturday. Baker said he knew the fish was big, but it wasn’t until he got it into the boat that he realized it might be something special. According to him, it looked like a whale in the back of the boat.


While a scale on the boat measured the fish weighing between 130 to 140 pounds, Baker took the fish to a nearby store, E-Z Bait and Tackle, which had a certified scale. 

Unfortunately, they didn’t arrive until about 1:30 a.m. The state biologist wasn’t able to make it to the store to certify the weight until 5:30 a.m.

Baker explained that he and Clifton spent the hours keeping the fish alive and as comfortable as it could be. While the official was slightly less than what Baker originally thought, it was still big enough to set a new state record.


As for the fish, Baker released it back into the river after everything was finalized. The last he saw the fish, it was swimming back down to the bottom of the water.

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Texas baseball strikes out record-breaking 21 times in College World Series loss

OMAHA, Neb. (KXAN) — Texas baseball struck out 21 times against Mississippi State’s dominant pitching duo of Will Bednar and Landon Sims during Sunday’s College World Series opener for both teams.

The dubious number of Texas whiffs allowed the Bulldogs to set a College World Series record for team K’s in a single game, placing Texas one loss away from elimination. The two teams combined for 32 strikeouts, which is a new record for combined K’s at the College World Series.

The Longhorns will face No. 3 Tennessee in an elimination game Tuesday at 1 p.m. on ESPNU after the 2-1 loss to Mississippi State.

Texas could only scratch across one hit through the first eight innings before Mike Antico and the rest of the Longhorns hitters created some tense moments for the Mississippi State dugout in the bottom of the ninth. Antico hit a solo home run off Sims to slice Texas’ deficit in half at 2-1 to start the inning.

Back-to-back singles by Ivan Melendez and Cam Williams put runners at the corners for the Longhorns with two outs. However, Douglas Hodo III couldn’t deliver the hit to create an improbable comeback and tie the game at 2.

Hodo III was up in the count 2-0 on Sims before grounding out to second base to end the game.

This is Texas’ fourth straight CWS opening game loss while Mississippi State won its fifth straight opener in Omaha.

Bednar was near perfect just swarming the Texas hitters with pitches in the zone that they couldn’t touch. Bednar struck out 15 in six innings, coming up two strikeouts short of matching the College World Series record for strikeouts in a single game.

Bednar left in the seventh inning after a walk to Zach Zubia. Sims entered and threw six more strikeouts over the final three innings.

Texas starting pitcher Ty Madden put together a strong, seven inning performance, striking out 10 while allowing just two runs. Pete Hansen pitched the final two innings, giving up one hit and striking out two.

Those two fourth inning Mississippi State runs held up against the mostly lifeless Longhorns bats. The Longhorns only put four balls in play before their ninth inning rally came up short.

Texas head coach David Pierce will have some questions to answer after another difficult day in Omaha for his Longhorns. Texas went 0-2 at the CWS during its first appearance under Pierce in 2018.

Texas struck out 18 times against Mississippi State to open the 2021 season at the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field in Arlington.

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Author: Andrew Schnitker
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Kyle Larson gives Hendrick record-breaking win at Coca-Cola 600

It was the 269th career Cup Series win for Hendrick Motorsports, passing Petty Enterprises for the most in NASCAR history.

CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Larson ended six years of struggles at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning the Coca-Cola 600 in dominating fashion to give team owner Rick Hendrick a record-setting victory.
It was the 269th career Cup Series victory for Hendrick Motorsports, passing Petty Enterprises for the most in NASCAR history. Petty Enterprises held onto the record since 1960.
Twenty drivers have combined for Hendrick’s 269 wins.
“With nearly 40 years of excellence, Hendrick Motorsports has set the gold standard for race team success,” NASCAR chairman and CEO Jim France said in a release. “Rick Hendrick has already cemented his legacy as a NASCAR Hall of Famer, and now adds another incredible accomplishment to an exemplary NASCAR career.”
It also was the sixth win in 16 races this season for Hendrick Motorsports — and this one wasn’t even close.
Larson led 328 of 400 laps and all four stages for his second win of the season. He also won at Las Vegas.
Hendrick drivers took four of the top five spots, with Chase Elliott finishing second, William Byron fourth and Alex Bowman fifth. Kyle Busch was third for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Larson’s previous best finish at Charlotte was fifth in 2016 and he had only one top-10 finish at the Coca-Cola 600. Larson dominated most of the race, becoming the first driver since Busch in 2018 to sweep every stage. It gave Larson a series-high 10 stage wins this year.
In a year of parity in which 11 drivers won in the first 14 races, Larson became only the third driver with multiple wins this season.
Busch seemed resigned to the fact he wasn’t going catch Larson even with about 100 laps remaining.
When asked after the first three stages by Fox Sports commentators what he had to do catch the leader, Busch joked “I’m going to have to wreck him — they’re too fast.”
Martin Truex Jr., a two-time winner of the Coca-Cola 600, was one of the favorites to win the race but his hopes ended when his left front tire went completely flat with 60 laps remaining and his pit crew struggled to remove the tire from the rim, costing him valuable track time.
More than 50,000 fans attended the event after COVID restrictions were lifted about a week before the race.
Two-time heavyweight champion boxer Tyson Fury and singer Pitbull were in attendance. Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey served as the honorary pace car driver and Jay Leno and Kevin Eubanks were the grand marshals.
NASCAR heads to California for the Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway next Sunday for a return to road racing.

This post originally appeared on CBS8 – Sports

Nintendo Switch Pro release date: Record-breaking console launching sooner than expected

The new Nintendo Switch Pro is tipped to break records for the Kyoto-based company.

A new report on Bloomberg suggests that Nintendo is targeting a record-breaking year for hardware and software sales.

Adding more fuel to the rumours of an imminent Switch Pro reveal, the article claims that the Switch Pro will boost console sales.

According to the Bloomberg analysts, the new hardware will offset the lack of a new Animal Crossing game.

“Nintendo will need to start the next fiscal year without Animal Crossing and the pandemic, but that will be offset by a much stronger blockbuster software lineup and new hardware,” explained Serkan Toto of game consultancy Kantan Games.

Even better news is that the Switch Pro will reportedly have a 2021 release date, most likely in the second half of the year. That’s a lot sooner than expected.

“Nintendo plans to release a revised version of the Switch in the latter half of this year with a larger and better display as well as upgraded graphics when the hybrid console is plugged into a TV set,” the post continues.

“The company makes some of the biggest blockbuster games on its platform, which contribute significantly to profit and also spur hardware adoption. Much of this year’s lineup of new games remains unannounced.”

The only bad news about the new Nintendo Switch Pro is that it will reportedly have one or two exclusive games.

That’s according to an industry insider on Resetera, who said that third-party developers will be especially keen to take advantage of the new technology.

“There will be some select exclusives, especially from third-party partners,” reads a Resetera post. “May not be a big number of them, but I know of at least one.”

Previous Nintendo upgrades have done something similar. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and Fire Emblem Warriors were both exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS, for example.

It makes sense that third-party developers would want to take advantage of the additional horsepower.

Rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro games include the likes of Breath of the Wild 2 and Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

“The fun of exploring while catching Pokemon and filling in a Pokedex has always been a core part of the Pokemon video game series,” reads the official description.

“Pokemon Legends: Arceus was developed with the desire to deliver an experience infused with new action and RPG elements that go beyond the framework established thus far, while honouring the core gameplay of past Pokemon titles.

“As Trainers explore the natural expanses in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, they’ll encounter Pokemon that call these grand vistas home. To catch wild Pokemon, players can study the Pokemon’s behaviours, sneak up to them, then throw Poke Balls.”