While writing sports stories, I try to enhance my understanding of the topic I am covering while doing my research. With my involvement on many of the Downers Grove North athletic teams, the prior knowledge I gained each month while writing stories was a big factor in my success each month.

More specifically, in my IHSA basketball shot clock story, I used key statistics to help relay the information to the public. My biggest source came from a meeting between the IHSA and a group of basketball coaches to decide if a clock needed to be added. The results came out to a slim margin of 222 for yes, 221 for no.

I hope to continue gathering insightful info as my career progresses.