Pekin’s Hawkins Gym is the latest addition in the search for Illinois’ Best High School Gyms
Holiday tournaments are the best, and not just because fans can see so many teams over the course of a few days, but also because you can skip around and see some of the great high school basketball venues in the state and be almost guaranteed a game will be going on any time between 10am and 10pm.
Luckily for me, one of my tournament stops on my winter break tour of central and southern Illinois gyms was Pekin High School and while unfortunate for the tournament I was able to photograph a fully empty Hawkins Gym due to a couple of Covid game cancelations. It also had me hanging around a little longer for a an actual game, which happened to be the host Dragons taking on Lake Zurich.
Scroll down for some more photos from that game, as well as links to the complete game action photos from Lake Zurich vs Pekin and the Pekin High School Hawkins Gym page.
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