The PhotoNews' top ten highlights from the 2013...
May 20, 2013 - This past weekend, we spent three days at O’Brien Field covering girls’ state track. With more than 80 track and field programs to watch, we created a list, in no particular order, we think were the top ten highlights from the 41st year of the state championship program run by the Illinois High School Association. There were some incredible performances, moments and athletes at this...
Awesome shot of a pole vaulter snapping their pole... →
Unity’s Bailey Reifsteck hits her neck and shoulders on the padding after her pole snapped during a pole vault attempt at the 2012 IHSA state meet on Saturday. Reifsteck medaled in 8th place with her best attempt at 10’ 03”.
Trevians' Audrey Mang Takes Fifth At State ..::..... →
New Trier’s Audrey Mang makes a play at the net in her consolation semifinal match against teammate Jillian Lurie at the IHSA state badminton finals on Saturday. Follow link to read, see and share this photo.
Naperville Central's Alisa Liu Third At State... →
Naperville Central’s Alisa Liu keeps the shuttle in play during her semifinal match against Thornton Fractional South’s Emma Adcock at the IHSA state badminton finals on the Eastern Illinois University campus.
Owens Exits Just Shy Of Badminton Medal Round... →
May 11, 2013 - Charleston, IL - Fremd’s Angela Wu keeps the shuttle in play during her consolation round semifinal match against …. follow link to read more and see game photo
Fremd's Angela Wu Helps Team To 2nd Place At State... →
May 11, 2013 - Charleston, IL - Fremd’s Angela Wu keeps the shuttle in play during her consolation round semifinal match against - See more at: http://www.iphotonews.com/cgi-bin/ImageFolio4/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Sports/Badminton/2013_State_Tournament&image=13bad-prelims_467.jpg&img=&tt=#sthash.R0MFIW18.dpuf…..
Lin Wins State Badminton Title For Lyons .::.... →
May 11, 2013 - Charleston, IL - It was a perfect weekend of badminton for Lyons Township High School sophomore Stephanie Lin. After six consecutive singles victories, the #6 seed was crowned state champion at the 2013 IHSA state badminton finals on Saturday afternoon. The win was not only an exciting achievement for Lin, but a first for the Lion’s badminton program as well. Lin became the first...
Buehle, Planek Finish Third In Doubles At State... →
May 11, 2013 - Charleston, IL - Downers Grove North’s Emily Planek lunges forward to return the shuttle across the net during her match against Emily Cai and Yein Lee with partner Emily Buhle on Saturday. Follow the link to read and see more …
Mangala, Zayed Win State Badminton Title ..::..... →
May 11, 2013 - Charleston, IL - Marissa Mangala reacts to her state title win with Reavis partner Denna Zayed after their doubles match against Thornton Fractional South’s Shannon Pollard and Jenna Pasko. Mangala/Zayed defeated the Pasko/Pollard, 13-21, 22-20, 21-18 at this year’s IHSA tournament at Eastern Illinois University. Follow the link to see the photo.
New hub for Illinois high school football...
The PhotoNews would like to give every high school football player in the state of Illinois with the desire to play at the college level more exposure. The primary goal of this service and the information it provides is to help each player’s recruiting experience. Read more…
Rockets Drop Cardinals In 2-0 Decision .::.... →
Putting runs across the plate in the third and seventh inning handed the Unity Rockets a 2-0 victory over Warrensburg-Latham in their regular season Okaw Valley Conference contest on Wednesday.
NBC's Ready For Love Far From Reality Show It... →
It seems that there has been significant improvements made in the dating game in the last decade or so since I was single. Based on NBC’s latest matchmaking program, Ready For Love, if you are - See more at: http://www.iphotonews.com/cgi-bin/feed/news.cgi?record=599#sthash.meSxFJYc.dpuf It seems that there has been significant improvements made in the dating game in the last decade or so since I...
Hajny and Hellings Win First Titles At Allerton... →
“I started out fast, staying with a couple of the high school kids running the 10K.” Allerton Half Marathon story: http://owl.li/jWiOa
Hellings, Hajny champions at Allerton Half...
HApril 6, 2013 - Monticello, IL - Over 220 half marathoners gathered just outside of Monticello, IL, on April 6 to compete in the inaugural Allerton Trail race on a beautiful spring morning. Mingled in with 10K runners at the starting line, their race would take them through winding trails on the 1,517 picturesque acres of Robert Allerton Park. Up steep hills, around statues and through the...
Beveroth Second At The Allerton Half Marathon →
Tara Beveroth runs to a 28th place finish at the 2013 Allerton Half Marathon. She finished the 13.1 mile course at 1:46:04. - Follow link to see and read more about this race.
2013 Allerton Trail Run Photo Gallery →
We’ve added a new photo gallery. Check out more than three hundred photos from the 10K portion of the Allerton Trail Run on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Zwagerman Wins Womens' Title At 5K
Jenny Zwagerman was the top overall female competitor stopping the clock at 20:52.5 and finished eighth overall at the 2013 April Fools 5K. Her time was three minutes and three seconds faster than the time turned in by last year’s top female competitor Shannon Pappas. Click here to read more …
Friends tweet star to meet classmate
Friends and students of Murelle Plotner have a special request for Justin Bieber. They, as well as people who have never met her, are tweeting like crazy to encourage him to meet their friend now recovering from a bone marrow transplant earlier this month in St. Louis. Tuesday, friends started posting on twitter using the hashtag #JustinMeetMurelle hoping the pop superstar will take the time to...
Huntley Red Raiders At State →
Huntley’s Bethany Zornow battles for a loose ball during a rebound with Rolling Meadows’ Morgan Keller in the second quarter.See this photo and more here.
Hornets fall in semifinal despite stellar effort... →
Cowden-Herrick’s Micah Jones was scorching hot with 26 points and 21 rebounds in Class 1A semifinal at Redbird Arena. Her stellar effort was not enough as the Hornets fall 49-41 to Mt. Pulaski. Follow link to read game story.
Aquin Lady Bulldogs advance to Class 1A basketball...
At the end of the first half, first time Final Four upstart Annawan had returning 2012 state champions Aquin on the ropes. Looking at two point deficit at the half, the Lady Bulldogs would turn the tables and secure the win in the last 30 seconds of the game with a 39-38 knockout over the Bravettes. Read the game story …
Annawan Bravettes reach Final Four, the PhotoNews...
Improving their record to 29-2, the Annawan Bravettes punched their ticket to make the program’s first state finals appearance. In the picture above, Annawan’s Megan Foes drives to the paint past Iroquois West’s Morgan Small during second half action. The PhotoNews was there to provide photo coverage for the Quad Cities’ Dispatch-Argus as Annawan earned their first Final...
PhotoNews photo collection of Unity softball... →
We just learned that Unity softball and basketball player Taylor Spivey signed her letter of intent to continue her athletic career with the Parkland Cobra softball team. Here is a small collection of Spivey in action wearing the Rocket uniform.
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Olympia wrestling sectional photo gallery →
Yesterday, the PhotoNews covered the Sanford Sectional looking for spectacular moments to put together another Big Picture edition. It was indeed a very well-ran event and Olympia had a very helpful tournament staff. There are ten galleries currently available to view here: Sanford Olympia Sectional photo gallery. Here is a list of the 41 matches that we able to get a few decent photos from. If...
It just so happen that I was catching the ball and running it. My blockers did...– St. Joseph-Ogden’s Jake Stewart • after SJO’s home win over STM Read more here
We missed some wide open threes. Bailey wasn’t on. When Bailey is not on,...– Jeff Finis • after St. Joseph-Ogden’s 49-35 home loss to #2 ranked St. Thomas More
It feels really good to get the Leader Classic (title) back in St. Joe. That was...– Brent Schluter • after SJO’s 51-45 title game victory at the Leader Classic
Garrett Brachbill wins 113-pound regional title... →
Twelve match photos from the bout between Shelbyville’s Garrett Brachbill and Rochester’s Eli Wall-Lampkin for the 113-pound title at the Unity regional wrestling meet. Check out the regional champion poster design we created, too. Follow the link to read, see & share pictures from this match.
New wrestling gallery : Nate Jozsa vs Jared... →
Eleven photos from the Unity 132-pound regional title bout between Shelbyville’s Jared Findley and Argenta-Oreana’s Nate Jozsa. Follow the link to see who brought home the gold medal and regional title.
The monkey is finally our back. They have been the bar that we have been trying...– St. Thomas More head coach Chris Mennig after defeating Bloomington Central Catholic for the first time in program history to win the 2012 State Farm Holiday Classic small school title. The tournament victory was also another first for the #1 ranked Class 2A Sabers. Read more here …
I know people are going to doubt us, but we are a strong team.– Bailey Trimble After SJO girls’ 51-24 roll over Rantoul Nov 26, 2012
Melichar Wrestling Invite photo gallery →
With regionals starting tomorrow, time to take a quick look back at some of our photos. Here are 110 photos from the Steve Melichar Wrestling Invitational in Lisle, ILL, earlier this season. See them all here.
Wrestling: St Thomas More vs Oakwood photo gallery →
Seventy-four photos in eight galleries from this dual meet on November 28th. Lots of great photos you should check out.
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Foes and Annawan Bravettes take fourth at holiday... →
Photo: Bravette’s Megan Foes scraps for a loose ball with Rockets’ Amanda Fisher in the second half during the 2012 State Farm Holiday Classic third-place game.Follow link to read, see & share.
Annawan Bravettes 4th at State Farm Holiday... →
Bravette Maddie Jackson looking on, Morgan VanHyfte takes a second half shot.
VanHyfte leads Annawan to fourth-place finish at... →
Annawan fell to Rochester in a heartbreaking 52-51in the third-place game at the 2012 State Farm Classic. In this photo, All-Tournament selectee Celina VanHyfte tries to power her way past Rockets’ Kara Drewenski. Follow this link to seethe PhotoNews’ photo collection VanHyfte.
Rock Island Lady Rocks to play for third at State... →
PHOTO: Rocks’ Jazmiah Quinn goes up for an uncontested two points yesterday at the State Farm Holiday Classic …. Read, see & share more on the PhotoNews http://owl.li/gqomr
Alleman's John Tracey fires jumper over St. Joe →
Pioneers’ John Tracey collides with Spartans’ Louis Acklin during first half action in their consolation semifinal game at the 2012 State Farm Holiday Classic basketball tournament. Acklin was called for a …. follow link to read & see more.
Lady Rocks' Cairece Allen makes the shot →
Lady Rocks’ Cairece Allen goes up for a offensive rebound against Lady Ironmen’ Luci Weis during second half action at the State Farm Holiday Classic.
The Big Picture Wrestling Kickoff Edition is out!
Early this morning, after four meets, seven matches, and sifting through around 900 photos from last week’s first week of prep wrestling, I am happy to put out the latest Big Picture edition. If you are a fan of throws and pins, you’ll like what you see here in the PhotoNews Wrestling Kickoff Edition. Inside are over 60 dynamic photos capturing the efforts of 44 high school athletes in...
Twenty-four unanswered points gives you every reason to flinch.– Maroa-Forsyth and state champion head coach Josh Jostes Read about the game here
Our guards did not give (Stacia) Simmons and (Katelynn) Martinez enough respect....– St. Thomas More head coach Chris Menig read more here
We averaged over eight yard per carry this year. We never had a problem getting...– Stockton head coach Chris Thronton Read more here
We play a very good defense. We can play an up-in-your-face defense and a very...– SJO first year head coach Jeff Finis Read more here …
We thought we had to keep chopping wood. [With] that mentality we would break...– Lincoln Way East head coach Rob Zvonar Read more here…
At the beginning I was a little down on myself, but I knew I had to come back...– St. Joseph-Ogden senior basketball player Bailey Trimble. Read game story …
Beals and Spartans floor visiting Rantoul Eagles
November 26, 2012 - St. Joseph, IL - St. Joseph-Ogden’s Alyssa Beals hangs on to the ball in a power struggle on the floor with a Rantoul player. Capitalizing on their speed and quickness, the Spartans recorded 17 steals to beat the visiting Eagles 51-24 in the non-conference home opener for SJO Monday evening. Click here to read game story and on the photo to see a larger view of it.