I used to enjoy covering the state high school football championships at Illinois State's Hancock Stadium in Normal and at Illinois' Memorial Stadium in Champaign.
As he packed his bags for his annual fishing excursion to his favorite hideaway in Canada, Montini football coach Chris Andriano was reminded about the past, the present and the future.
As a junior, quarterback Matt Alviti led Maine South to the Class 8A championship.
As a senior, quarterback Aaron Bailey led Bolingbrook to the Class 8A championship.
The state high school basketball tournament has begun, Illinois' signature event, the original March Madness.
It seems like only yesterday -- Nov.