Generally, I don't wait until the last minute to do things. I arrive early for the games I cover. I finish my stories before the copy editors yell to wrap it up. I mail Christmas cards within a week of Thanksgiving.
Clearly, however, there are exceptions. I haven't yet submitted my "2010 wish list" to Santa.
This is one deadline I will barely make.
MAHOMET – Let's make no mistake about it, Mahomet-Seymour is known as a football school these days. The Bulldogs have reached the postseason nine straight years, and guys like Bodie Reeder and Andrew Brewer strutted through the halls as the big men on campus.
JJ Malone, Blue Ridge, Senior, Soccer
Recently: Area scoring leader had three goals in two postseason matches to inch closer to becoming the third area athlete in history with 50 goals in one season.
I need concert tickets to ... Blink 182.
I'm dying to see ... "Red."
I'm always texting ... Madison Cooper.
NORMAL – As much fun as it was winning a Class 2A state championship, the memories created by the Mahomet-Seymour boys' golf team Saturday didn't just revolve around those created at the Weibring Golf Club.
NORMAL – Mahomet-Seymour boys' golf coach Nathan Mills is as good with scissors as he is with a 7-iron.
Just ask his players, who let their coach act like a barber earlier this season.
It wasn't long ago when area's best were youth rivals
Jordan Danzl, Austin Hunt, Mason Silver and Seth Trolia have more in common than winning medalist honors in their respective conference golf tournaments this year as high school seniors.
Question of the Week: Is an area golfer going to win a state title this weekend?
Staff writer marcus jackson says .... sure, why not?
SAVOY – Feeling the burn of missing the Class 2A state golf tournament by a few strokes in 2009, Peter Black and his Centennial buddies made it their mission to not come up short this time.
Jordan Danzl, Salt Fork, senior, Golf
Recently: Medalist led Storm to its fourth Vermilion Valley Conference title in a row.
I need concert tickets to ... Green Day.
I'm dying to see ... "The Social Network."
I'm always texting ... Santa Claus.
If I had a million bucks, I'd ... invest it.