Despite all the news that has been going on this year I haven’t been on an newspaper assignment since March 11th
As the gym emptied out after a sectional semifinal basketball game between Homewood-Flossmoor and Thornton high schools, I walked to the top of the bleachers at Bloom Township’s gym to take a photo. I wanted to document what I thought could be the last basketball game for a while as the season looked like it might be postponed, as the NBA had just put their season on hold because of Covid. No one at the time knew, but it would be the final game for every senior on that team and worse yet, spring sports like baseball, softball, & track wouldn’t even get a first game of their senior season, at least not in Illinois.
Today for the first time in 171 days I was actually on assignment for one of the news publications I typically shoot for. It was a bit of an odd feeling as I was shooting a cross country meet that was taking place around a football field the day after what should have been the first night of high school football in Illinois.