December 1, 2016

November's top ten photos on iphotonews.com

Good bye November. It was great while you lasted. Thanks for not being to terribly cold or wet.

After covering golf, volleyball, cross-country and a ton of football, several photos cracked the top ten of our all-time list of most popular photos. Here's a look at the list of our most-popular photos.


Number 10

SJO senior Dalton Parker

May 3, 2016 - St. Joseph, IL - Dalton Parker and parents enjoy a moment of recognition before the start of St. Joseph-Ogden's Senior Day Game against St. Thomas More. The Spartans later rolled to a 11-0 victory in 5 innings over the Sabers. The win sealed SJO's title as the Okaw Valley Conference baseball champions on Tuesday. Parker, the team's star pitcher and a senior, went on to play baseball at Purdue University. View the entire gallery from that day here.


Number 9

SJO's Kylie Michael and Bree Trimble hug at state volleyball

November 11, 2016 - Normal, IL - St. Joseph-Ogden's Kylie Michael and Bree Trimble hug after their team's Class 2A semifinal victory over Althoff Catholic on Friday. After dropping the first game 10-25, the Spartans battled to a 25-18, 25-8 finish punching their ticket to tomorrow's title game against the winner of the second semifinal between Latin and Eureka. It took a mere eight hours for this viral photo to leap into our gallery's top ten list. All the photos from the game are posted here: SJO vs Althoff. Photo: PhotoNews\Clark Brooks


Number 8

St. Joseph-Ogden's Jannah Mullen celebrates a point for the Spartans

November 11, 2016 - Normal, IL - St. Joseph-Ogden's Jannah Mullen celebrates a point for the Spartans in their Class 2A semifinal against Althoff Catholic on Friday. After dropping the first game 10-25, the SJO battled to a 25-18, 25-8 finish punching their ticket to tomorrow's title game against the winner of the second semifinal between Latin and Eureka. Mullen contributed one ace and three digs in the victory. See more photos of SJO at state. Photo: PhotoNews\Clark Brooks


Number 7

Caleb Hanson looks for an open receiver

November 19, 2016 - Monticello, IL - Caleb Hanson looks for an open receiver during his team's playoff game against IC Catholic Prep. In their deepest postseason run since the 90s, the Sages battled defiantly against the Knights to a 48-6 loss in their Class 3A final. This photo and more than a dozen other photos from this Saturday afternoon contest quickly rose to the top of the PhotoNews most-viewed list of images. If you haven't seen them yet, go here to view the entire game gallery.


Number 6

Murray State commit Eli Oltean, a three-sport athlete, at bat.

This game photo of Eli Oltean during the Spartans' road contest against Tri-Valley back on April 16 in Normal has been in the top ten for more than five months. The game, played at Duffy Bass field on the campus of Illinois State University, saw state-bound SJO rolled to a 12-5 win over the Vikings. Oltean, the team's starting catcher and a three-sport athlete at St. Joseph-Ogden, is now of the Murray State football program. There are 40 more photos from the game you ought to see, too.


Number 5

Jake and Todd Pence at St. Joseph-Ogden's Senior Day.

Photos from St. Joseph-Ogden's Senior Day game against St. Thomas More on May 3 was a popular gallery. Here, Jake Pence and father Todd clap for a fellow senior and his parents. Later, the Spartans blasted by the Sabers to a 11-0 victory after 5 innings. The win sealed SJO's title as the Okaw Valley Conference baseball champions on Tuesday. Pence, a three-sport athlete, was a key figure in one of St. Joseph-Ogden's most successful boys' athletic year with a football semifinal runner-up, a state basketball title and runner-up in the Class 2A state tournament. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)


Number 4

SJO's Andrea Coursey and Kate Bigger

November 11, 2016 - Normal, IL - With teammate St. Joseph-Ogden's Andrea Coursey looking on, Kate Bigger attempts a kill on the Althoff Catholic Cursaders in their Class 2A semifinal on Friday. After dropping the first game 10-25, the Spartans battled to a 25-18, 25-8 finish punching their ticket to tomorrow's title game against the winner of the second semifinal between Latin and Eureka. (Photo: PhotoNews\Clark Brooks)


Number 3


November 19, 2016 - Monticello, IL - Monticello's Jeffrey Wileaver and IC Catholic Prep's Robert Vitek battle for domination in the trenches of their playoff game on Saturday. In their deepest postseason run since the 90s, the Sages battled defiantly against the Knights to a 48-6 loss in their Class 3A final. More playoff photos are here.


Number 2

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In another photo from Monticello's home playoff game against IC Catholic, Sages' Riley Austin tries to get away from Knights' Jim Kenneally to tackle ball carrier Jordan Rowell in the first quarter. Only 30 views separate the #2 and #3 spots on this month's list.


#1 Most-viewed photo for November 2016

Westmont's Kyle Casper

May 26, 2016 - Charleston, IL - Westmont's Kyle Casper concentrates on making his way to the finish line before the competition while running in the Class 1A 110-Meter High Hurdles at the Illinois High Association's Track and Field State prelims on Thursday. There are more than 1,700 track and field photos currently on display in our photo gallery. Here's where you can find them: track & field photos.



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