I’m not sure there’s a better venue for big rivalry basketball games than the Carson High Gym. The atmosphere is always amazing when the stands are full, the student sections are cheering and having goes at each other, it’s a great place to be! If you are a pure basketball fan, last night’s boys varsity game left a lot to be desired (combined 33% shooting for both teams massive turnovers… not a night for the stats…) but the overall atmosphere and the excitement was still worth the price of admission. Carson pulled out the victory with a push in the second half that Douglas could not counter and Carson ran minutes off the clock passing the ball around to close out the game 37-29 (yes, that score is real…)
In the girls game the Douglas girls coasted to an easy victory 59-36.
All four teams will be going onto the playoffs, on Tuesday, Carson Boys will host North Valleys, Douglas Boys will travel to Spanish Springs. Wednesday the Douglas girls will host North Valleys and Carson will travel to Reno. First round playoff games are at 7:00 PM at the higher seed school. Region semifinals and championships will return to Carson High on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here’s the link to the NIAA site for playoff info… NIAA Site
Here are some images from the night! You can ALWAYS count on a physical match up when these two teams hit the “playing field”… 🙂
We’ll likely see this same matchup come soccer season in the fall… It seems like yesterday that Michelle (Carson) was running up and down this court as a freshman, now she’s heading out the doors! Thanks for being such a good sport all the years Michelle! You are ALWAYS good for a fun facial expression! It’s been fun, I was telling your dad the other day, there aren’t very many multi-sport ladies left at Carson High. I wish you the best of luck! Melissa was the spark in Carson’s game… just not enough to overcome Douglas…I’ve been covering Connor for years… I make the same comments every year, it’s amazing to see them “grown up” and moving on… Connor’s always played with a lot of heart, tonight was no different! Best of luck to you Connor!
THIS is rivalry basketball… on the floor battling for the ball! I was playing around with an angle viewfinder. It’s a periscope kinda idea, allows you to put the camera lower than it would normally be at your eye level and you look down through… Gotta love the packed house and hard play at a Carson Douglas game! Kyle Steel shooting from outside, gotta love that packed house in the background! Cameron Price made his mark on this game inside during the second half.
November 8, 2014 will be a day remembered for the Douglas High Girls Athletics program! The photos will speak for themselves… Two Regional Champions crowned just hours apart, Girls Soccer and Volleyball… and plenty of smiles to go around!! Congrats ladies!! Good luck at State!
Douglas High Athletics Photos
One more for Douglas!! down in Vegas… State Champion… Lindsay Adams took her second State Cross Country Championship! Congrats! Sorry for the year old photo… don’t have a newer one…
And last, but not least, the North Valleys Boys Soccer team won the NIAA Northern Region Championship today defeating Galena 2-0. Here’s one shot from that game with my remote goal cam… kinda fun!
North Valleys Boys Soccer Photo Gallery
It’s been a busy busy week (more in a few days, the week isn’t over yet…)… but I got to catch the NIAA Regional Girls Soccer match on Thursday night at Carson High between the Spanish Springs High Cougars and the Douglas High Tigers… The Douglas girls started quick, as in 19 seconds into the game they fired their first shot on goal… Douglas walked a way with a 4-1 win and ended with most of their starters resting on the bench. Douglas will play Galena who went into penalty kicks (so they played the equivalent of an extra half of play… then kicks…) against Bishop Manogue. The Regional Championship will be at Damonte Ranch High School at Noon on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
Here are a few shots from the night…
Sometimes you make mistakes… but sometimes it comes pretty cool… well in a photo geeky kinda way I guess! 🙂
I liked the “drive” of the players here… I can feel them moving… 🙂I’ve been shooting McKenna for quite a few years and there’s no doubt she’s a goal scorer, look at the focus on watching the ball… need to show all the youth players this… watching the ball as you strike through it… you hit it well, you’ll have plenty of time to celebrate it going in the goal… just as it did here!
Looking forward to the Regional Championship on Saturday!