I'm a career sports writer and editor who has been covering prep sports at community newspapers for more than 18 years. I've worked for newspapers in central Illinois, the south suburbs and, for the past 10 years, in the western suburbs. I enjoy covering high school sports and forming relationships with the players, coaches and parents. My passion for sports began at an early age as an athlete and continued into my college years when I was the sports editor of the student newspaper at Eastern Illinois University where I graduated from with a bachelor's degree in journalism. I've lived in Plainfield for the past eight years with my wife and two children. I am lucky enough to have a 13-year-old son who shares my same passion for sports, especially our favorite team, the Chicago White Sox.