2013 High School Baseball Carson, Galena, Spanish Springs @ Galena… Scrimmage…

A FULL day of baseball for me today… three high school games… Nothing like jumping right into high school baseball season with three “scrimmage” games. ┬áLots of action, lots of hours… ­čÖé

Here’s some of the action, check out more at the links for the schools on the side or under photo galleries.

I’ll start off with my favorite photo of the day… you can really see the grit flyin’ in there! … almost to the bag, almost in the glove… which one first… ­čÖé130302_Carson_instaimage_Baseball_Safe at 2nd130302_Carson_instaimage_Baseball_Ball Meet BatA special shout out to Ben and Family!! ┬áTHANK YOU!!!130302_Galena_instaimage_Baseball_Ball Meet Bat This happens when you’re “over lensed”… if that’s a word… having too “big” of a lens but I still tried to get something… I’ve never shot at Galena before so it was certainly a learning experience!130302_Galena_instaimage_Baseball_Catcher Near Out Late (… LATE) in the day this fella came up and showed THIS! ┬áMy first real look and attempt at a side armed pitcher… kinda fun… check out the gallery for more of his “action”…130302_Galena_instaimage_Baseball_Sidearm Pitcher 130302_Spanish Springs_instaimage_Baseball_Ball Meet Bat 130302_Spanish Springs_instaimage_Baseball_Catcher Throw Thought I’d try this and it worked…! I was shooting all the pitchers today with a 300mm lens… this pitcher was REALLY striding out and going very “low”… so I grabbed the 400mm and shot this! ┬áThis is full frame… no crop, nada… fun stuff… in that photo geek kinda way. ­čÖé130302_Spanish Springs_instaimage_Baseball_Pitcher

2013 Boys NIAA Northern Region Basketball Semifinals… at Carson High

After two great semifinal games… the 2013 Boys NIAA Northern Regional Championship will see the hometown Carson Senators taking on the visiting Hug Hawks!

In front of a packed house…!!! ┬áI was expecting two great games… four teams to show up and put it all out there… and that’s exactly what I got! ­čÖé ┬áThank you fellas!! ┬áCheck out more from each team in the galleries… here’s a few from the night…

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Don’t think for a minute that McQueen just let Carson have a free basket!130214_McQueen_instaimage_Boys Basketball_SWAT

I cover Carson a lot… this is my favorite photo of Matt Nolan… if you know Matt, you’ll understand why. ┬áTo me this is just Matt being Matt… ­čÖé
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A Carson High Cheerleader… with good reason to smile! ┬áThey’re headed to the Regional Championship!
130214_Carson_instaimage_Cheer_Smile Galena had to fight for EVERY point against Hug… The Hawks were too much for Galena tonight.130214_Galena_instaimage_Boys Basketball_Drive Mr. Sam doin’ his thing!130214_Hug_instaimage_Boys Basketball_Dunk

2012 Galena High Football vs. Carson…

Rough night for the Senators at Galena. ┬áThis is the second game of the Grizzlies I’ve seen, they come ready to play and pumped up! ┬áThen, they play hard… tonight was no different, and it was Senior night as well.

I’ve got an early morning and long day tomorrow out at Carson High shooting soccer all day… So here are some photos from the game tonight!

This is one of my favorite for the season so far!I still can’t quite figure out what happened here, it was a normal pass play but the ending looked strange… bodies flying in strange directions… Carson was going from photo left to right at the time… see what I mean? ┬áKinda strange….Love getting these where you can see into the face mask, see the eyes…Galena had Carson’s number tonight… 42-0 was the final score.

2012 Douglas High Football… vs Galena High…

Based on how the year for Douglas has gone so far if you had told me this one would be high scoring I would have agreed… if you would have tried to convince me that half of the stuff that went on tonight would happen… interceptions, a safety, kick off reverse touchdown, etc. I would not have believed it…

Combined scores for 100 total points… 57-43 Galena was the final… I’m not even remotely a “student” of the game of football, it still baffles me why they do (or try) some of the things they do… this will be an eternal debate between soccer players and football players… but there was no shortage of “excitement” tonight!

Just a few photos here, check the galleries for both teams for more game action!  Out early for Carson-Douglas Soccer tomorrow at Douglas (4 games starting at 9:00 am).

I couldn’t resist this one… can you tell who is on offense? ┬áThis was called pass interference on the… offense… Galena was given the penalty on this one!

And this was the very last image I shot tonight… the runner is the older brother of Will, who’s my poster child for two of my baseball collages… and while that is of significance… I love the Douglas player’s face too much to pass it up! ┬á… not to mention his “horizontal-ness”… ┬áExpressions can make such an impact on an image! ┬á­čÖé

The North State Division 1 Football standings are certainly going to be VERY interesting this year! ┬áThis result, Damonte edging Carson… what a ride we’re going to be on for the next few weeks!! ┬áHold on and keep an eye on the site for more action here!

NIAA 4A Regional Playoff Baseball @ Carson High

What a day of baseball… the weather was amazing, the field looked great… today Carson hosted Damonte Ranch and Bishop Manogue played Galena. ┬áThe first game didn’t end well for Carson… their journey into the championships is now over. ┬áDamonte came out swinging and kept right on swinging themselves into a ten run sixth inning win over the Senators…

The second game, Manogue vs. Galena was a great baseball game… probably the best I’ve seen all year. ┬áI think all the elements that make up a great “competition” all wrapped up into one game… and right until the end it was a close battle… It’s always very interesting for me to see new teams and see their “style”…. Galena took the win from Manogue ending Manogue’s run today. ┬áGalena will play Damonte tomorrow at 1:00 PM at Manogue (the Regional host) and the winner of that will play McQueen at 4:00 PM.

I’m going to get straight to the photos because I have some that I’m very happy with after all the action today! ┬áSome really fun stuff!!

This throw didn’t quite hit the mark… Rory knocked it down to keep it close… made for a pretty cool shot!

This one hit the mark and the runner’s out!

I haven’t seen TJ pitch since 2008… the look on his face when I told him I was going to dig one out of the archives… ­čÖé ┬áNot trying to embarrass you TJ, just showing where you’ve come from…

This shot is from the 2008 Hooligan tournament in Gardnerville… ┬áI’ll remember this tournament for a long time! ┬áCarson American and Carson National ended up meeting each other in the Semi-Final… TJ was “notorious” for that tournament, he threw it hard, I think he hit a few kids… he was “feared”! ┬á­čÖé ┬áGood times!

… and on to the second game…

There was A LOT of action in this one!This is actually a bit out of historic sequence… but… the helmet and the arm wrapped around the leg… I love it all!I covered Ryan at Douglas a few years ago… I wish the ball was in this shot but the runner blocked that shot, love the flying throw!This was a great effort to keep the ball in the infield… but it wasn’t quite enough… and led to the next shot….

This is one of my favorite of the year!  It has a lot of things that sum up the game!... and late in the game a very LOOONNNGGG stretch for an out!