New galleries from recent events
Our latest photos from sports, entertainment and news events.
Download PhotoNews photos for free
Our new members area for free downloads from our archive.
PhotoNews Archives
Galleries from past games and events from the last two decades.
News and sports photos for radio, TV and print media outlets.

Faces | Thousands watch Sacred Heart-Griffin win basketball state title

CHAMPAIGN -- With thousands of faces to choose from at the State Farm Center on the Univerity of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign, here are some faces we found during the Sacred Heart-Griffin championship basketball game at the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament on Saturday.





Want to see photos from the game? Click here to view our photo coverage for the day.


Cyclones win state basketball title!

CHAMPAIGN -- SHG's Zach Hawkinson celebrates a forced turnover near the end of the fourth quarter of the Class 3A title game at the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals on Saturday. After two overtime sessions the Cyclones secured the school's first basketball state title, besting Metamora, 53-50. Hawkinson finished the game with a team-high 27 points and 13 rebounds. Click this link to view more photos from this game.

Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

Sacred Heart-Griffin wins 2022 state basketball title

CHAMPAIGN -- Members of the Sacred Heart-Griffin basketball team pose for photos with their Class 3A state trophy on Saturday at the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals at State Farm Center. The Cyclones defeated Metamora after double-overtime, 53-50. This year's championship team includes Richard Jackson, J'veon Bardwell, Jake Hamilton, Ty Lott, Keshon Singleton,Bryce Musgrave,Jamarion Bardwell,Tony Kamgaing, Cal Johnson, Zack Hawkinson, Mike Utinske, and Will Hamilton. Also pictured is head coach Tim Allen; assistant coaches Scott Eades, Corley Lee, Antonis Anderson, Phillip Jones, Joe Vespa, Matt McElroy, and Tirell Anderson; and athletic trainers Keri Snyder and Elizabeth Binns. Click this link to view more photos from this game.

Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

Faces | Fans from the Whitney Young - Barrington state semifinal basketball game

CHAMPAIGN -- Whitney Young topped Barrington 51-47 punching their ticket to the Class 4A state basketball championship game. Guard Will Gruszinski led the Dolphins' scoring effort with 24 points and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line.

Here's who our lens found among the thousands of fans on hand for the game.


















View more photos from this game.

Faces | Fans from the Glenbard West - Bollingbrook state semifinal basketball game

CHAMPAIGN -- When there was a break in the action on the floor, we scanned the seating area for fans and spectators enjoying the game on Friday between the Bollingbrook Raiders and the Glenbard West Hilltoppers at the Illinois High School Association's Boys Basketball State Finals.

Led by Bobby Durkin's game-high 30 points, the Hilltoppers advanced to the Class 4A title game after defeating the Raiders 77-47 in their semifinal contest.

Here's who our lens found among the thousands of fans on hand for the game.











Want to see photos from the game? Click here to view our photo coverage for the day.


Tough loss to face

Simeon's Wesley Rubin (left) and Miles Rubin head to the locker room after a disappointing loss to Metamora on Friday at the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals. The Wolverines gave up an eight-point lead in the final minutes of the game to fall 50-47 to the Redbirds. View more photos from this game.

Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

SHG to play for the Class 3A basketball title

Zack Hawkinson pumps his fist after Sacred Heart-Griffin's 50-39 win over St. Ignatius at the Illinois High School Association's Boys Basketball State Finals on Friday. The Cyclones will play for the Class 3A title on Saturday against Metamora, who defeated Simeon in a close battle, 50-47. Hawkinson, a junior, led his team with 22 point and 13 rebounds. View more photos from this game.
Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

Looking to advance

Sacred Heart-Griffin's Jake Hamilton looks for an open lane to the basket in the first quarter during the Cyclone's state semifinal game against St. Ignatius on Friday. At the end of the first half, SHG led by one 21-20 at the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals in Champaign. View more photos from this game.
Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

Quincy Notre Dame wins girls basketball state title

Players and students from Quincy Notre Dame celebrate after the Lady Raiders seized the Class 2A state basketball title on Saturday at Redbird Arena. Despite a tenacious effort by Winnebago at the IHSA Girls Basketball State Finals, QND pulled away in the second half to knock off Winnebago, 63-56.
PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

NORMAL -- The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball program added another entry into the Illinois High School Association records, collecting its third Class 2A state title after knocking off the Winnebago Indians, 63-56. The Lady Raiders are the only Class 2A program with multiple state titles, the first two coming in back-to-back campaigns in 2011-12.

Notre Dame's Abbey Schreacke set a new title game scoring record in Class 2A after draining 35 points during her 32 minutes on the hardwood. The junior displaced the previous record of 27 points held by Bloomington Central Catholic's Allie Norton, who coincidentally set the record against Quincy Notre Dame back in 2010.

Schreacke's name will also be listed for delivering the highest free throw average in a state game after making all 14 of her shots from the charity stripe. Only one other player who went to the line 10 or more times in a title game converted 100% of her attempts from the free-throw line. Chandler Ryan, of Morton, went 10-for-10 against Rochester in their Class 3A title game in 2015.

Schreacke also finished 11 rebounds and four steals leading QND to their 30th win of the season.

Fellow junior Blair Eftink also turned in a double-digit scoring effort finishing with 13 points and four blocks before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Eftink was also effective at the free-throw line going 7-for-8 against the Indians.

Winnebago (35-3), who had four players in double figures, was paced by Renee Rittmeyer's 16 points. Teammate Miyah Brown posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards.

Campbell Schrank and Sarah Seger contributed 10 points apiece, but it wasn't enough to bring home the first-place trophy. However, the 2021-22 squad's second-place finish is the program's highest finish in school history.


Photo Gallery