I’ve found my space ship 🚀. It’s been fun. I’m going home now. #selfie #360photo #theta360 #spaceship @rockfordart
Eastland-Pearl City's Lucas Petersen, center, (photo 1) makes a catch under pressure from Forreston's Evan Kelsey, left, and Hunter Rogers, right, in the third quarter of their game on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Forreston High School in Forreston. Eastland-Perl City beat Forreston, 34-8. Forreston's Cayden Shelton (photo 2) and the rest of the Cardinals raise their helmets before the game. The Forreston High School marching band (photo 3) performs for the home team crowd before the game. The Forreston High School dance team (photo 4) performs before the home.
Photo by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar #rockstarzphotos #fridaynightfootball #highschool #sports #football #danceteam #fridaynightlights #athletics
An airplane's contrails are illuminated by the setting sun as it appears to fly near a crescent moon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, over Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois. Photo by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar #featurephoto #photojournalism #rockstarzphotos #nightsky #crescentmoon #contrails #sunset
The US National Skydiving Championships holds competitions for two weeks in September, seen here on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle. Photo by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar #skydiving #rockstarzphotos
Skydiver Andy Locke of Eloy, Ariz., a member of the Arizona Anthem team, lands at the drop zone on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle. Photo by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar #skydiving #rockstarzphotos #latergram
A skydiver descends on the drop zone on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle. The US National Skydiving Championships holds competitions here for two weeks in September. Photo by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar #skydiving #rockstarzphotos #latergram
Jennifer Rasner, right, mother of 17-year-old Auburn High School student Alayah Tiffany Moore, tearfully embraces her niece in front of Moore's casket and flower bouquets during visitation on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at City First Church in Rockford. Moore died Sept. 1 from complications related to chronic asthma. Full story: https://bit.ly/2QjXnbV Photo by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar #rockstarzphotos #photojournalism
@coreya_mma, a #RocktonIL native and @ufc star, greets friends and fans on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at @stockyardrocks in Rockford. Photo by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar #ultimatefighter #meetgreet #rockstarzphotos
@hononegahcommunityhighschool player Isaiah Richardson, center, is brought down near the end zone by Freeport's Duane Meighan in the third quarter of their NIC-10 game on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Hononegah High School in Rockton. Hononegah beat Freeport, 46-21. Photo by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar & @freeport_journal_standard #rockstarzphotos #highschoolfootball #fridaynightlights #highschoolsports #freeportpretzels
Call it divine intervention if you want, but Mariano Cuevas was at the right place at the right time to rescue a local priest.
As the rain came down near SwedishAmerican Hospital, Charles Street flooded as it’s prone to do and several cars were stuck. Among them was the Rev. Ricardo Hernandez and his white Mini Cooper.
“It was like a terror movie,” Hernandez said, showing a Facebook Live video he made at the moment his car stalled in water more than a quarter up his automobile.
Cuevas drove by and saw Hernandez stuck in his car.
Cuevas, in knee-high water, pushed Hernandez’s vehicle, with Hernandez inside, off Charles Street and onto 9th Street.
“He’s the real hero,” said Hernandez, who is now a priest at St. Bernadette Catholic Church on Bell Avenue. Reporting for @rockfordregisterstar by Staff Writer Adam Poulisse and more photos by @scottpyates here https://bit.ly/2oiUg71
#breakingnews #rockstarzphotos #weather #flooding #rockfordwx #ILWX #divineintervention
“At 8 A.M. one scorching summer Friday...” #reading #summerreading #igmood
The @ski_broncs_water_ski_show_team works nearly year-round to produce their show at Shorewood Park in Loves Park. Here’s a look at their preparations in July and August 2018. Full story, photos and video at https://bit.ly/2P4r9Qm Photos by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar #rockstarzphotos #photojournalism #photoessay @nppa
Jessica Le Noue of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona falls into the Block Ness Monster obstacle during the @tough_mudder Chicago obstacle course on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford. More pix, story, video at https://bit.ly/2wgSKH1 Photo by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar #toughmudderchicago #obstacles #muddy #photojournalism #rockstarzphotos
Quarterback George Williams (photo 1) throws the ball during the Jefferson High School team's first football practice with pads on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Jefferson High School in Rockford.
Head coach Tony Ambrogio (photo 2) talks with another coach during the J-Hawks' practice.
Demarian Jordan, center, (photo 3) leads team members in a cheer before a water break.
Jefferson has new hope this year. (photo 4) But the J-Hawks also have new urgency. The bottom of the NIC-10 keeps getting better. Two years ago, the J-Hawks were part of that improvement. But if they don’t regain that momentum soon, the road back could look darker than ever.
Photos by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar #rockstarzphotos #photojournalism #highschoolsports #NIC10 #football #onassignment
He walks sort of crooked when going in a straight line. #poodle #dogwalking
The Rockton Rush semi-pro football team played the organization's last game on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at Rockton Athletic Fields in Rockton. Check out the photo gallery here: https://bit.ly/2nz8eRV
Kayla Kalas, center, (photo 1) and other members of former Rockton Rush coach Bill Kalas sit on the sidelines together to watch the game.
The Rockton Rush wide receiver Charles Chatman (photo 2) catches a long pass under pressure from a Wisconsin Hitmen defender.
The Rockton Rush players past and present (photo 3) place hands around his jersey to honor deceased player Brandon Ramey at midfield at halftime. Photos by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar & @freeport_journal_standard #rocktonrush #rocktonrushfootball #photojournalism #onassignment #rockstarzphotos #football #semipro #semiprofootball #sunset #sports #athletics
My hero. #superman
Barrel racers and their horses prepare for their event on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere. Photo by @scottpyates / @rockfordregisterstar #boonefair @boonefair #rockstarzphotos #photojournalism #sunset #countyfair #rodeo #cowgirl #cowboy #horses
That floofball looks vaguely familiar. Shoutout to nightside editor Bruce at @rockfordregisterstar for running my firey sky photos in print and online. #puddles #poodles #poodlesofinstagram #photojournalism #rockstarzphotos #sunset #goldenhour