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