The Journal Playbook is the place to follow sports that typically "fly under the radar" of traditional sports reporting.

We are excited to feature Non-Varsity High School, Junior High, Travel, and Individual performance sports - offering these potential next-level athletes the coverage and attention they deserve.

These athletes are the future of sports.

You will read about them here!

Our Managing Editor

A freelance sportswriter from Dwight, Illinois, Scott Schultz takes the helm at the Journal Playbook having most recently provided nationwide coverage of collegiate athletics for HERO Sports.

Along with Division III Basketball and Soccer, his coverage as lead writer at HERO for all three divisions of NCAA Softball generated over 100,000 views over the course of the 2016 spring campaign, elevating HERO’s coverage of collegiate Softball to one of the premier in the nation.

A Dwight native and an Illinois State University graduate, he brings along an intimate knowledge of local sports to the Journal Playbook. Having coached at the school level, serving in board-level positions and as a tournament director in several sport-related organizations, he has amassed a large volume of contacts within the local sports scene.