It started out as a joke.
Last week at the Frankfort High-George Rogers Clark girls basketball game, State Journal sports writer Linda Younkin heard a message by public address announcer Ron Smith about football player-basketball manager Andrew Carter.
The announcement was of a congratulatory nature, applauding the FHS junior for a recent runner-up finish in the Pillsbury Bakeoff.
Carter, known by everyone at Frankfort High as "Scrappy", apparently baked an apple dumpling in the contest. Smith's delivery of the announcement was dead-panned to perfection, complete with believable details from the competition.
It was in Minneapolis. The date of the contest was given as well.
Following the game, Scrappy, who is a manager for the girls basketball team, asked Younkin when The State Journal was going to do a story on his baking prowess.
Younkin and I thought it was a great idea.
The next day, I passed the story on to our news department.
For more on this story, see today's State Journal.