Well, it's hard to believe but its already postseason time for high school teams. The girls are underway in basketball and wrestling is playing in sectional competition today. After this weekend, the bowling season is over, and in two days, Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers report.
Before you know it, the area baseball and softball teams will be throwing out the first pitch of the season.
This is generally my favorite time of the winter season, though it is also the most busy. Trying to find a way to get all of the results of the Grundy County teams is also a challenge in the day and age of tightened budgets.
It's a lot of Friday night followed by Saturday day assignments and it will likely be that way through the end of the month. Last Friday I watched the Seneca vs. Coal City boys basketball game, then got up and sprinted to Pontiac to watch the Morris wrestling team in action at the regional.
This time around, it's Morris at home for a Friday night basketball game and I'm probably at Plano for the wrestling sectional as you ready this on Saturday. Covered the Seneca girls on Wednesday in regional action, as well.
In addition, I've been working on Visions stories — which is always a joy at this time of the year. They won't be out for a couple of weeks, but I've written an update on Scott Spiezio and did an in-depth piece on Gardner-South Wilmington athletic director Shane Tucker. Both will be out in the News and Interviews section of Visions.
I'm also working on a story that flew under the radar a couple of years ago, but involves a local cheerleader who suffered a severe neck injury, only to make a comeback in the sport she loves. That one will be in the health section.
Other than that, there hasn't been much going on.
This coming week I'll be in Bradley to cover another girls regional game and on Saturday I'll be headed down to Champaign to cover the individual state wrestling tournament.
It's certainly better for us that we are this busy than the other way around, however.