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22nd Century Media sports freelancer Randy Whalen has been known for taking selfies with fans and school staff at every game he covers. Pictured here is a recent one from this school year with Lincoln-Way West Principal Monica Schmitt. Photo Submitted
Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter
1:30 pm CDT April 9, 2018

It was Feb. 5, 2008. The new year had settled in, and on this sixth Tuesday of it, I was a bit more excited than usual to cover a boys basketball game in my hometown of Lockport.

That’s because in addition to a couple of other papers, I was covering it for a newer publication — The Homerian.

Lockport Township defeated Bolingbrook 52-43 that day and went on to place fourth in the state in Class 4A about six weeks later.