Aaron, left, greets the Journal Star's 2017-18 Male Athlete of the Year, Taylor Bruninga, with a plaque at the Best of Preps gala.
2018 Illinois Press Association
Fourth place, Sports News - Manual junior Josh Ivory involved in summer basketball fight with referees
First place, Sports Department - Contributed quality high school sports coverage as part of an award-winning section.
2017 Illinois Press Association
Second place, Sports News - Metamora parents seek unity, education following racist video
Honorable mention, Sports feature - Pitches count more than ever under new IHSA baseball rules
2017 Associated Press Sports Editors
Seventh place, Explanatory - To infinity and beyond: Gaming growing with eSports