2016 NIAA Northern Regional Championship Soccer, November 5, 2016

Damonte Ranch High School hosted the 2016 NIAA 4A Northern Regional Championship Soccer matches on this BEAUTIFUL Northern Nevada Fall day, WOW is about all I can say for the conditions!  I was chatting with Jay Beesemyer after the boys game how good the weather always seems to be for the Northern Region Championship games… we’re lucky! (watch, next year will be snowing… 🙂 )

I’m going to just flat out say it, MOST all of Northern Nevada missed great soccer games today… I unfortunately had to leave after the boys game but the boys game was hard fought as one would expect.  Galena eeked out the win 1-0 on a 7th minute free kick… SUPER tough angle for the goal keeper to judge and even see the ball with the sun and that was the lone goal, that one minor detail that has so many countless times been the deciding factor in a game where the teams are so closely matched.  Tough loss for Carson, great win for Galena who will for sure represent Northern Nevada well at the State Tournament next week in Vegas.

On to the photos… you’ll see very quickly the theme that jumped out at me… this was a battle…

See more images on the site (menus to the left or the links below)

Carson High Athletics

Galena High Athletics

A very early celebration from a goal off a free kick… this would be the only goal of the match!GOAL!!! Galena High Soccer Carson High Soccer Galena High Soccer

A blocked shot on goal…
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They fought this PAST the end line of the field… yea, it was a little scary as they were coming right at me… 🙂
Challenge to the end, Carson High Soccer I guess technically speaking that’s not REALLY legal… but… 🙂Carson High Soccer, Peter Garrett Carson High Soccer, Peter Garrett Carson High Soccer, Peter Garrett

A CRACKING shot on goal, hit the football uprights and rang out pretty loud…Galena High Soccer Shot on Goal A contest for every ball, Galena High Soccer 161105_8507 161105_8524 Love the determination on his face!161105_8547 Jay Beesemyer with the coveted trophy!  Congrats Galena on a great season!  Go represent Northern Nevada at the State Tournament!Champions, Galena High Boys Soccer Champions, Galena High Boys Soccer

NIAA Northern Regional Championships, Soccer, Volleyball

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

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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…1D1_2694

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

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NIAA Regional Girls Soccer… Douglas vs. Spanish Springs @ Carson High

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! 🙂

141106_3887 141106_3918 I liked the “drive” of the players here… I can feel them moving… 🙂141106_3937I’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!

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2013 Carson High Football Season, League Champions 4-0

I’m in a unique position on the Carson High sidelines.  I get to see, hear and experience things that few people do and these season ending posts are sometimes difficult for me to write.  I want to say something worth reading, maybe even something profound…

I’m want to remind you of the the title you earned through gritty determination and hard work this season.

League Champions

Andy Cooper posted this photo on Facebook at the beginning of the season… I’m posting it again, it’s worth showing again, this is what the Reno Gazette Journal thought you’d do…photoIt’s funny to me looking back at this article, I remember standing on the sidelines after the rain had fallen… as you were beating McQueen, thinking to myself, “… you’re going to go far this season… it’s going to be a fun season!”… and look!  Sierra League Champions (4-0) and the Regional Championship game!  Well done fellas!

Here are a few images from the Regional Championship night…

Again, my buddy Ron Harpin was there too, check out his gallery… http://www.rahphotosnv.com/Carson-Football-vs-Reed

An early reception by Alan Cohen… maybe a sign of things to come… Coach Roman always “throwing” something new in to try to confuse the defense. NIAA Regional Football_Carson High_Alan Reception_instaimage_131122_3124 … a touchdown reception… again Alan Cohen… My buddy Ron (link to his gallery to come soon…) is on the other sidelines getting this from the front side…NIAA Regional Football_Carson High_Alan Touchdown_instaimage_131122_3161I certainly will say that I don’t know the rules all that well for Football… but some the proverbial ball didn’t seem to be bouncing Carson’s way last night… here however was one of a couple occasions that it did… Joey’s signal says it all.  First Down Carson!
NIAA Regional Football_Carson High_instaimage_Joey Turnover_131122_3137Nevin Elliot, the Carson Battering Ram… Reed’s big (did I mention Reed was big?) boys still couldn’t hold Nevin down…
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NIAA Regional Football_Chase Touchdown_Carson High_instaimage_131122_3182If you’ve been following my posts here you know I like to show that not everything always works out… and well… here you go…  Chase Blueberg’s touchdown reception… if you see the series you’ll see that this is indeed Chase… and the previous photo was the celebration after the touchdown… HOWEVER… the catch… well… and you know that shot above with Alan that I have from behind the end zone… my buddy Ron has the ball in the air and the ref’s backside hiding it all… sometimes it just doesn’t matter how many cameras you have pointed at the play… 🙂
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2013 NIAA Northern Regional Championship Basketball… at Carson High

What a night for basketball!  Carson High is an amazing place for basketball.  I shoot there most often but you don’t really get a sense of the place until you get a packed house like Saturday night for the NIAA Northern Regional Championships… great fun!!

Scroll down for the boys… 🙂

The girls tipped off at 4:00 PM and the game was fast and furious… then Reno’s point guard, Gigi Hascheff put her mark on the game… 22 of Reno’s 65 points to be exact!

Reno’s 3rd/4th quarter 19-3 run sealed the deal…. Reno 65 Manogue 45130216_Reno_instaimage_Girls Basketball_Gigi130216_Reno_instaimage_Girls Basketball_Gigi2130216_Reno_instaimage_Girls Basketball_Sister130216_Reno_instaimage_Girls Basketball_Sister2130216_Manogue_instaimage_Girls Basketball_Drive 130216_Manogue_instaimage_Girls Basketball_Drive2 130216_Manogue_instaimage_Girls Basketball_PointNo question, Morse Burley Gym at Carson High is an AMAZING place for a basketball game when the place is packed… the fans chanting, the parents even at one point standing up to the cheers of the student section, what an amazing atmosphere… unfortunately for the Senators, Saturday night was the Hug Hawks night.  Carson jumped out to an early lead but the SIGNIFICANT grind the Hawks put on defensively at the end the Senators couldn’t hold on.  What a run by the Senators to end the season…

When you’ve covered a team all season, you try to come up with something new, some new angle, something… I’ve been waiting all school year for this shot (starting with volleyball…)… I LOVE being at an sporting event and hearing our National Anthem, to me, it’s one of the very best moments in sports in America.  I’m sure it’s this way to other countries but this is a very special moment, particularly when I know we have friends on duty right now defending our Country so we can enjoy these games.  This one’s for you Chris Wolfe….130216_Carson_instaimage_Boys Basketball_AnthemLook, it’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s Brady showing us some action! 🙂130216_Carson_instaimage_Boys Basketball_SupermanMy “behind the backboard” camera is at the east end (stage end…) of the gym… so I missed Carson’s big first half with the two remote cameras…

The second half Carson had to fight for every bucket… Alan here working inside… against two Hug defenders
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130216_Carson_instaimage_Boys Basketball_Matt 130216_Carson_instaimage_Boys Basketball_Rafe 130216_Carson_instaimage_Boys Basketball_Rafe2In the category of “something different”…130216_Carson_instaimage_Boys Basketball_Timeout And then Sam Williams’ dunk in the first half… Three angles! (if you look by the scorers table you can see me in this first one…).130216_Hug_instaimage_Boys Basketball_DunkUnfortunatlely, the camera that was IN my hands is the one that is out of focus for one angle. The good and bad of single point auto focus with cameras these days… the camera focuses so quick that it grabbed the blue curtain for the first few shots in this series (in the Hug High gallery…)… the other two cameras I lock the focus, so I set it and it doesn’t change….130216_Hug_instaimage_Boys Basketball_Dunk2

130216_Hug_instaimage_Boys Basketball_Dunk3 Hug working their inside game….130216_Hug_instaimage_Boys Basketball_InsideGood luck to the Reno Huskies Girls and the Hug Hawk Boys next week down in Vegas!

See you out at the courts next year!  Thanks for an exciting season!