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.
The Lizzy Dombroski file
Favorite Athlete: Steve Stricker
Dream date: Ben Flodstrom
Who I'm texting the most: Ben Flodstrom
I need concert tickets to: Carrie Underwood
Movie I have to see: Secretariat
An alphabetical look at the Girls' Golfer of the Year honorable mention list:
NAME SCHOOL YR.
Mackensie Archibald St. Thomas More Jr.
Emily Bailey Watseka Sr.
Kelsey Baker Blue Ridge Jr.
Randal-Allison Bernthal Mahomet-Seymour Jr.
CHAMPAIGN – In an era when most high school athletes can't hit the road without their cell phones or iPods in tow, Centennial golfer Lizzy Dombroski provides a refreshing change of pace.
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.
DECATUR – As the St. Thomas More girls' golf team traveled back to Champaign following the 2009 state tournament in Carterville, the Sabers were making plans.
"They've all decided that next year starts tomorrow," coach Pat Hettermann said from the car on that mid-October day, her team feeling the sting of a fourth-place finish.
DECATUR – In command at the Class 1A state golf tournament, St. Thomas More's girls' team dined together at Olive Garden early Friday night.
But it was not a celebration. Even with a 14-stroke lead with 18 holes left to play.
"None of them are content," Sabers coach Pat Hettermann said. "And that's a good thing."
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?
– Another regional tournament, another win for the St. Thomas More girls. The Sabers on Wednesday fired a 362 at Stone Creek in Urbana to capture their sixth regional title in seven years.