To everybody in Houma, Louisiana:Hi there. I’m Mikey DiLullo, and I’ll be your new highschool sports activities reporter.
I’m from a suburban city in Western Massachusetts referred to as Agawam. Rising up, I used to be satisfied that I’d be the subsequent nice MLB first baseman. By center faculty, although, after getting lower in each sport I performed, I noticed that taking part in sports activities wasn’t within the playing cards for me, however needed to stay round them so long as I may.
In highschool, I filmed video games and did stats for 4 sports activities: soccer, basketball, baseball and soccer. For 4 years, I wasn’t the man who scored touchdowns, acquired rebounds, hit house runs or saved penalties. I used to be the man who held telephones on street journeys, stored the scorebook and acquired sunflower seeds earlier than video games. I liked each second of it.
These buddies I made within the locker room and on these bus rides are nonetheless a few of my finest buddies at this time. I additionally took my first journalism lessons in highschool, culminating in getting the chance to host a present protecting sports activities for my faculty’s YouTube channel.
I began attending the College of Alabama in 2019, however it was 2020 the place my journalism profession actually began after I started an internship with The Tuscaloosa Information, additionally a part of the USA As we speak Community. With this internship, I acquired the chance to cowl highschool and school sports activities for nearly three years. Throughout my time in Tuscaloosa, I acquired the prospect to cowl practically each highschool sport you could possibly think about. Along with highschool sports activities, I spent three seasons protecting the Crimson Tide gymnastics staff, one season protecting the baseball staff, one season protecting the Southern Miss soccer staff (remotely) for the Hattiesburg American, and one season serving to with protection of the Tennessee Titans for the Nashville Tennessean.
Exterior of these, I’ve additionally gotten the prospect to cowl the Faculty Soccer Playoff, March Insanity, the NFL Draft, and extra. I’ve even gotten the prospect to assist out with analysis for The Tuscaloosa Information’ e book to commemorate Nick Saban’s 15 seasons with Alabama soccer.
Regardless of every part I’ve coated, nothing was ever fairly the identical to me as highschool sports activities. Highschool sports activities, to me, are all about delight. Satisfaction to your uniform, your faculty, your city and your teammates. Most highschool gamers know that their 4 years on these fields are the final time they’ll ever get to play the sport. However whenever you see the few fortunate sufficient to proceed to the subsequent degree, you’re really seeing one thing particular. There’s nothing else prefer it in any sport anyplace. I couldn’t be extra excited to get began.