Columns by Kevin Hieronymus
Mike Himes grew up on the ball diamonds of Princeton learning the game of baseball and dreaming big.
Lanny Slevin grew up in the late ‘40s and ‘50s in Peoria listening to Harry Caray’s broadcasts of St. Louis Cardinals baseball games and to Chick Hearn calling Bradley University basketball team with a Motorola radio at his bed as he fell asleep. Those broadcasts produced a seed planted that grew inside him and one that those in the Illinois Valley have nurtured for the past 41 years.
Joe Ruklick’s numbers have stood the test of time at Northwestern University.
If the Lady Bruins softball team wants to know what the experience of going to state is going to be like this weekend, they need to turn no farther than their athletic director, Tom McGunnigal.
Some head coaches may shy away from surrounding themselves with equally successful assistant coaches, not wanting to look over their shoulders. Dave Garcia is not one of those coaches.