Bill Hester, a native of St. Louis, has been covering the high school sports scene in the area for over 30 years. He has written for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Suburban Journals, stltoday.com and other publications throughout Missouri. Hester, a Kirkwood High and Southwest Missouri State University graduate, is a big fan of professional sports, especially football and basketball. But he loves to cover the amateur sports scene because the boys and girls are playing "for the love of the game".
He has covered numerous state championships, including the last 45 tennis titles (between boys and girls) and has received numerous awards for his tennis coverage including the Missouri Valley Media Excellence Award which incorporates six states.