Sunday, March 13, 2016

Who won the 2016 IHSA Class 1a boys basketball championship?

Best Look Magazine - LeRoy Basketball Championship Issue
32 pages, published 3/13/2016
Best Look Magzine - LeRoy Panther 2016 IHSA Class 1A Basketball Championship Commemorative Issue
The LeRoy Panthers took the championship game 38-35!

 -Chimper

Monday, February 15, 2016

Are you looking for Best Look Magazine - Volume 5 Issue 1, February 2016?

It's Here!  The February issue of Best Look Magazine is now available.  Click on the cover below...


Best Look Magazine, Volume 5 Issue 1, February 2016
32 pages, published 2/15/2016
Best Look Magazine February 2016 Volume 5 Issue 1
 - Chimper

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Unity Falls To Spartans In Thrilling Overtime

Past the mid-season mark, eventual Class 2A state champions St. Joseph-Ogden faced Okaw Valley Conference rival Unity on the road at the Rocket Center. The Spartans used a 43-point fourth quarter comeback and an overtime to down the Rockets in a 76-67 thriller. Between them, Unity and SJO put 68 points in the final quarter of the game.

Junior Brandon Trimble led all scorers with 33 points, 26 of them dropping after the mid-game break. Jake Pence and teammate Aaron Schluter contributed double digits with 17 an 12 respectively. It was Schluter who hit a pair of clutch free throw in a packed gym of onlookers that sent the game into the extra session.

Trimble, a confident deadeye free throw sharpshooter, missed just three of his 19 shots from the line.

TJ Wheeler led Unity's offensive effort in the second half with 16 points on the way to a team-high 20. Skyler Shepherd added 14 points and Jared Shotten, who went 11-for-12 from free throw line, pitched in another 12 in the team's conference loss.

Here's a slideshow of all the photos from the game back on February 5, 2016.


01-08-16 SJO vs Unity - Images by Clark Brooks at PhotoNews Media

Click here to view the thumbnails and larger versions of each of the photos.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Who won the 105th 2016 McLean County Tournament?

Girls bracket -
Champs - Tremont Turks

Runner up - LeRoy Panthers

3rd Place - Flanagan Cornell Woodland Falcons

4th Place - Heyworth Hornets


Boys bracket -
Champs - Ridgeview Mustangs

Runner up - LeRoy Panthers

3rd Place - Fieldcrest Knights

4th Place - Blue Ridge Knights

Click for more images from Alan Look Photography and check out the articles and photos in Best Look Magazine and the Normalite family of local newspapers.

 - chimper

Thursday, January 14, 2016

McLean County Tournament starts Saturday January 16th

Yes, this Saturday at Ridgeview Schools the 1st round begins. Get your brackets here: Brackets.

Be sure to take a look at all the pictures from past MCT's here: Photos

 - Chimper

Friday, January 1, 2016

2015 State Farm Holiday Classic concludes

The Classic just concluded. Rock Island Rocks are represented in both the Large School Boys and Girls brackets - winning the boys and taking 2nd in the girls, beating U-High in the boys and losing on a comeback run in the girls to Chicago North Lawndale College Prep.

Small School Boys and Girls brackets were taken by Quincy Notre Dame over Bloomington Central Catholic and Rockford Lutheran ove St. Thomas More respectively.

 There will be coverage by Alan Look Photography - Bloomington - Normal's Best Look in Sports Action Photography in the Normalite Newspapers and in the February issue of Best Look Magazine.  Until then, you can enjoy this gallery of images.

2015 State Farm Holiday Classic - Chimperscage - Images by Alan Look
 - Chimper

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

2015 November Issue of Best Look Magazine

Best Look Magazine, Volume 4 Issue 4, November 2015
32 pages, published 11/10/2015
Best Look Magazine, Volume 4 Issue 4, November 2015
The 2015 November Issue of Best Look Magazine has arrived. The front cover features a High Dynamic Range image of the Normal Theater in Normal taken during the Sugar Creek Arts Festival in July.  The rear cover is a shot of the memorial at Illinois State University that remembers the 7-
Aaron Leech, Torrey Ward, Scott Bittner, Jason Jones, Andrew Butler, Terry Stralow and Thomas Hileman who lost their lives in a plane crash on their way home from the NCAA basketball tournament in April.  Other features in this issue - a wrap up of the Normal CornBelters winning season, McLean County Antique Automobile Associations annual car show, Sugar Creek Arts Festival, a preview of the State Farm Holiday Classic basketball tournament, Ron Knisley Memorial Shootout, some highlights from the very wet Friday Night football games, the blood red moon and eclipse, volleyball and football from both Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan and It's Official makes a return.

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