Petty Officer Second Class Adriano Cuevas Puntiel hugs his wife Jasmine Harrison, right, on Sunday, July 18, 2021 as fellow sailors greet their families after a five month deployment on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Kempsville Football runs onto the field prior to facing Ocean Lakes High School in a high school football game in Virginia Beach, Va. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. Kempsville defeated Ocean Lakes, 36-21 for the first time since 2005.
Colin Boyle, photojournalist for Block Club Chicago, poses for a portrait inside of his car while parked in the 2100 block of South Halsted St in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022.
Marquis Abad, 14, #1, Brooks Vincent, 14, #8, Jordan Scown, 13, #9 and Gunner Bushman, 14, #23, waves to friends and family members while riding north on Main St in Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department's Ladder 1 in Butte, Mont. on Monday, July 25, 2022. The Butte Junior All-Stars baseball team was celebrating winning the junior state championship after defeating Laurel/Granite Peaks, 2-1 on Sunday.
Children, including Ava Harrington, age 12, (center), get drenched by the water bucket at Clark Park in Butte, Mont. on Thursday, June 16, 2022 as temperatures reached 80ºF at 3pm according to the National Weather Service in Missoula, Mont.
The Hersey football team is led into Roland Goins Stadium at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Ill. by the Hersey marching band prior to facing Rolling Meadows in a high school football game on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Hersey defeated Rolling Meadows, 35-14.
Larry Williams, assistant coach for the Berkley Timberwolves, helps a player find a pair of shoes prior to practice on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. Although cleats are supposed to be provided by the players' parents, Williams and head coach Glen Yearling went to a local sporting goods store earlier in the week to ensure no players went without. “Look,” Williams said, pulling a pair down that still had clumps of dirt on the soles. “Pretty good deal,” Yearling replied. The coaches were experts at doing a lot with a little, stretching their donation dollars as far as possible.
Ellery Jones, a midwestern news planner at Gannett, poses for a portrait at their apartment in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Ill. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Jones, who uses they/she pronouns, often works as an "air traffic controller" as they help manage page layouts, content placement and deadlines for Gannett's midwestern newspapers.
Tara Chang flips off the Virginia Beach School Board after speaking against a potential mask mandate during a Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 meeting in Virginia Beach, Va. The school board resumed their meeting after Chang was escorted out of the building by Virginia Beach Police, eventually voting 7-4 in the early hours of Aug. 11 to implement a mandatory mask mandate in the city's schools for the fall semester.
Jared Lunceford, left, shows Logan Lunceford, 32, how to block a punch during a practice in Anaconda, Mont. on Monday, July 18, 2022 for his bare-knuckle boxing debut at Brawls and Kickstart Days. "We have that sibling rivalry, but it's really cool to be close to family," Logan said of his relationship with his brother, "There's that aspect where we don't talk that much, but we talk a lot."
Western Branch High School long jumper Llyric Driscoll competes in at the Virginia High School League Class 6 Track and Field Finals on Saturday, June 18, 2021 in Newport News, Va. Driscoll placed third with a long jump of 18' 9.50".
Maury's Oliver Ana (4) works her way upfield late in the second half of a high school field hockey game against First Colonial High School on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 in Virginia Beach, Va. First Colonial defeated Maury, 12-0.