Selected images highlighting McHenry County's best high school basketball players. The series won an Honorable Mention from the Illinois Press Association.
Sarah Curry, 22, lives in a trailer with her mother, Vicky (right) and her daughter, Sabbythe (not pictured). Although Sarah is a mother, Vicky still parents her on a regular basis. Sarah was angered when she thought she her boyfriend had driven by the trailer without stopping in to say hello.
Tonya Nurnberg cradles her 5-day old son, Keith Nurnberg Jr., at their home in Genoa City, Wis. Keith’s father, Keith nurnberg Sr., was killed in action in Iraq during a Humvee attack in September, and never met his namesake.
Elisha Esunis, 16, of Harvard, Ill. attended the tractor pull at the fourth annual Hebron Fest, in Hebron, Ill. “I’m a big fan of tractor pulls,” Esunis said, “But I had to drag my friends along because it’s so hot. I almost want to take this shirt off.”
Rural Burma has little access to running water, with villagers instead sharing a a few hoses for entire town.
High in the Andes, farming is difficult. Andean peoples rely heavily on maiz a corn species adapted to grow at high altitudes. In the last decade, as global warming has shifted temperatures higher in the mountains, crops have been able to grow at even higher altitudes.
Left: Danielle Lussi of the New York Ski Federation, jumps off the K70 hill during the practice round of the “Longest Standing” exhibition at the Norge Ski Jump in Cary on Saturday evening.Right: Krysten Chambrot’s life changed forever when she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle in August 2005. Despite spending six weeks in the hospital, Chambrot, then a junior at the University of Missouri, finished the semester with a full course load. “I’m still here, and I want people to know that,” Chambrot said.
C.J. Church, 11, of Ballwin, Mo. lay as still as a crocodile, trying to hide during the annual Mud Mania event at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis. “Sometimes the kids don’t even see me, they just go right past...and then I surprise them.” The one-day event, hosted by the Parks and Recreation department, is open to children up to age 14.
Paul Rands, a Cary-Grove senior, earned all state honors in both football and wrestling.