Friday, June 21, 2013

Andy Hampton: The Voice of DeKalb County sports

On the afternoon of the annual Sycamore - DeKalb softball game held at Northern Illinois, Andy Hampton sports a green NIU hat that contrasts with his gold Sycamore High School polo shirt.

Hampton gets to the media booth early, making sure rosters are readily available and his stat sheet is in place while going over pronunciations of players’ last names one final time.

After 12 years of being a public address announcer, the routine has become familiar and enjoyable for Hampton, but he never imagined this is where he would wind up.

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