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2013-14 IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award - Tony Baranek

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SouthtownStar sportswriter Tony Baranek was honored with his IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award at halftime of the Andrew High School football game on September 20, 2013. Below is a link to a column Tony wrote on his experiences covering high school sports, as well as some video and photos of the highlights of the evening.

Tony Baranek column: Why do high school sports mean so much to me? Let me count the reasons.

Tony being presented his award

Tony addressing the crowd

Tony talking about the award

Tony accepting the award, addressing the crowd and posing with his wife Jan

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