The Johnsburg High School girls basketball team stretches prior to the 2008 super-sectional held at Loyola University in Chicago. The Skyhawks lost to eventual state champions Marshall Metro High School from Chicago’s West side. “We knew it was going to be an uphill battle against a team like that, but I am so proud of my girls,” Mike Toussaint, the Skyhawk’s head coach said.
A sophmore at the University of Missouri learned to walk in high heels to perform in his first drag show as part of National Coming Out Week.
The traditional Bamar dress is a skirt for men called a longyi. Essentially a sarong, the skirt can be modified for formal dress or tied differently for more athletic pursuits.
Fans react while watching the World Cup in 2006.
Ten-year-old Moriah Heien, of Marengo, Ill. jumped off the diving board under the watchful eyes of lifeguard Jessalyn Daniszewski, at the Marengo Park District pool as part of the day’s activities with Camp Arrowhead. “I can spin and jump at the same time,” Heien said. “But I’m too scared to try and flip.”
Crystal Lake outfielder, Sean Wilson, dove over the fence in an effort to catch a two-run homer by Lake in the Hills third baseman, Brandon Stroh, in the top of the fourth inning at McCracken Field in McHenry, Ill. Crystal Lake won the game 15-7, which resulted in a second game that evening to determine the Legion Baseball Champion.
McKinsey Hulen, 17, has been dancing for 12 years. Raised a Methodist, she recently decided to convert to Russian Orthodoxy. “My parents aren’t thrilled about it, but I think they are trying to be supportive,” Hulen said. In addition to studying the faith, Hulen took interest in many aspects of Russian culture including traditional dance, which she demonstrated for her parents and maternal grandparents on Orthodox Easter.
From left: Sara Botian, Sarah Olesen, Deanna Durbin, and Jessica Thuma comfort each otherafter the last service at the First Presbyterian Church in Woodstock, Ill. on Easter Sunday morning. The church is moving to its new location on Route 47, and had its first service there a few hours later at 10:30 on Sunday morning. “We grew up in this church,” Olesen said of the older location. “I was baptised here, confirmed here, and I had dreams of getting married here.” First Presbyterian has occupied the site on Calhoun Street in downtown Woodstock since 1882.
Right: Ballet en pointe can force thousands of pounds of pressure onto the tips of a dancer’s toes. Many create personal taping systems to protect their feet.
Jacobs High School senior, Evan Jager, won the 3200 meter run in 8:52:33 at the Boys State Track finals at O’Brien Stadium on the Eastern Illinois University Campus in Charleston, Ill. Jager also took second in the 1600, which he won in 2006. Jager was the only competitor to run both races, which happened within an hour of each other. Jager committed to the University of Wisconsin, to run both cross country and track.