I'm an old preps writer.
It's how I got my foot in the door at the Sun-Times.
So there's something thrilling to my heart to do a basic game story on Marist winning the Andrew Invitational for bass fishing, as if it is the same as basketball or football game.
It made for a wonderful Saturday watching the joy of the kids fishing the tournament out of Big Basin Marina on the Des Plaines.
Agate is the fine print details normally printed at the back of the sports section.
It really makes my day to be able to post agate for the Andrew Invite, the same as track meet results or a volleyball tournament.
Big Basin Marina, Channahon
Team, fish weighed. weight
Marist I 3, 6.0; Brother Rice II 3 4.78; Reavis 3, 4.42; Bradley I 2, 3.57; Andrew I 3, 3.24; Marist Ii 1, 1.68; Andrew II 1 1.64; Bradley II 1 1.49; Lemont I 1, 1.38; Argo 1 1.27; Brother Rice I 0, 0; Lemont II 0, 0; Naperville North I 0, 0; Naperville North II 0, 0; Oak Lawn I 0, 0; Oak Lawn II 0, 0; Sandburg I 0, 0; Sandburg II 0, 0. Big fish:1.99 largemouth, Nick Engel, Marist
That's Nick Engel with big fish for the tournament. The sophomore is a big kid, who dwarfs a quality fish.