Heritage Hills' Logan Steckler walks out of the locker room before Friday night's game against Evansville Mater Dei at Heritage Hills. It was both the first game of the season and Steckler's birthday. Mater Dei won 37-14.
Sivena Fischer of Holland, 6, stood on the swings in her neighbor's backyard on Wednesday evening. Sivena and her brother Devin Schroy, 8, have lived with their uncle after their mother was deemed unfit to parent at the beginning of the school year last year. The two often play outside with their neighbors until it gets dark.
Brayden Weinel of Jasper, 6, winces as hairstylist Jenna Bromm of Jasper blow-dried loose hair off of his head Wednesday afternoon at Fantastic Sam's. Brayden and his brother Jaryn, 8, were getting their hair cut for picture day the next day.
Chance Tretter of Huntingburg, 17, front, Alex Hoffman of Birdseye, 17, and Alex's brother Gavin, 15, back, pull the tug of war rope as hard as possible at the Dubois County 4-H Fair on Thursday. Each tug of war team has coaches and secret strategies that will hopefully earn them the top prize: pizza and hats. Though it was a tough battle, their team lost.
Camara Burt, 2, Moenasia Sones, 3, and Camyra Burt, 1, drive around in their Barbie Mustang before the Muskegon Heights Festival in the Park parade Saturday, June 15, 2013. Their father forgot to sign them up to be in the actual parade, so they got to drive around in their car before it.
Carmel Hernandez rests backstage after his fight during Battaglia, a mixed martial arts event at the Holiday Inn in Muskegon Saturday, April 6, 2013. Hernandez needed stitches after his fight against Cameron Brewer, but wanted to wait to go to the hospital until after his friend Joe Nehm, fought.
Junior Miss Herbstfest contestant Arrington Hartke hugs fellow contestant Calista Martin, both 8 and of Holland, while the judges deliberated Friday evening at League Stadium in Huntingburg. The two girls were the only ones from Holland to compete in the pageant.
Muskegon High School sophomores Sidick Singleton, left, Chariana Sharp, Corion Chambers and Brianna Kirks doze off while the other classes compete during the Muskegon High School junior ROTC class competition at the Muskegon High School gym on Saturday, March 16th, 2013. The cadets competed in three categories: armed, unarmed, and color guard teams.
Miss Tennessee, second from right, and Miss West Virginia wait backstage for their turn on the runway during the swimsuit competition at the Miss Queen USA pageant at the Circus Disco in Los Angeles Sunday night. The pageant for transgender women was started by Karina Samala, a transgender woman who has been a champion for transgender equality. Miss West Virginia won the pageant, while Miss Tennessee was second runner up.
Cooper Mollema, Scott Sportel and Jon Goudie get ready to surf at Pere Marquette Park on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The last day of winter brought lake effect snow and high winds that created ideal waves for surfing in the break between the two jetties.
Brooklyn Lambert, 15, Miss Shoreline's Outstanding Teen 2012, gets ready backstage at the Miss Shoreline Scholarship pageant at the Muskegon Harbor Holiday Inn Saturday, February 2, 2013. The winner of the pageant automatically gets the chance to compete in the Miss Michigan pageant in May.
Justin Patton of Jasper lifts his son Cale, 1, into the air while Justin's wife and Cale's mother Kira kayaked in Patoka Lake on Tuesday evening. Understanding they couldn't have children of their own, the Pattons started the adoption process for two children from Uganda two years ago. Then, they had their miracle baby Cale, in February of 2012. The process has been delayed several times because of changing adoption laws in Uganda.
Cece Kurnik, 11, struggles to stay awake during the campfire after performing in a skit at Mountain Meadow Ranch Summer Camp on July 18, 2011. Kurnik was supposed to play a bear in the skit but the camp only had a Chuck E. Cheese costume.