2015 NIAA State Championship Soccer @ North Valleys High

What a beautiful day for soccer!  The weather was perfect, the pitch was in good condition the crowds came out for the games, what a great atmosphere!IMG_3877.JPG

In the Girls match had the Arbor View Aggies against the Coronado Cougars.  The Arbor View Aggies were going for their fourth straight state title… they had already put up seven goals against the Northern Region Champion Bishop Manogue in the state semifinal round and wasted no time getting to work attacking against the Cougars… in the end the relentless attack of the Aggies proved to be too much for the Cougars and walked away with a 2-0 win to give them their fourth Nevada State Championship in a row. Here are some shots from their game.151114_4578 151114_4644 151114_4651 151114_4704 151114_4722 151114_4746

The Nevada State Division 1 Champion Arbor View Aggies!151114_4867

The Boys game saw a rematch of the Northern Region Championship… and the game ended in the same score for the same team, the Carson Senators defeated the Wooster Colts 2-1 with an golden goal overtime goal to grab the Nevada State Championship!

Anytime these two teams meet it’s all all out battle and Saturday’s game was no different.  Overall I’d say it was well played… could have done without some of the “chippy-ness” but that can come easily in big games… 151114_4888 151114_4903 151114_4938 151114_5000

The Nevada State Division 1 Champion Carson Senators!151114_5122

2015 NIAA State Swim Meet, Carson Aquatic Facility

Shot the 2015 Nevada High School State Championship Swim Meet today… Here are some photos of some of the local kids… Been shooting some of these kids for quite a few years now!  Great to see them excelling in the pool!

Kaela Forvilly
Kaela Forvilly competes in the 200 yard Medley Relay for Douglas High School at the 2015 NIAA State Swim Meet hosted by the Carson Aquatic Facility, Carson City, NV
Taylor Sullivan
Taylor Sullivan competes in the 200 yard Medley Relay for Douglas High School at the 2015 NIAA State Swim Meet hosted by the Carson Aquatic Facility, Carson City, NV
Kaila Duffy
Kaila Duffy competes in the 200 yard Medley Relay for Douglas High School at the 2015 NIAA State Swim Meet hosted by the Carson Aquatic Facility, Carson City, NV
Dagen Kipling
Dagen Kipling competes in the 200 yard Individual Medley for Carson High School at the 2015 NIAA State Swim Meet hosted by the Carson Aquatic Facility, Carson City, NV
Ryan Chen
Ryan Chen competes in the 200 yard Medley Relay for Douglas High School at the 2015 NIAA State Swim Meet hosted by the Carson Aquatic Facility, Carson City, NV
Dagen Kipling
Dagen Kipling competes in the 200 yard Individual Medley for Carson High School at the 2015 NIAA State Swim Meet hosted by the Carson Aquatic Facility, Carson City, NV
Shelby Koontz
Shelby Koontz competes in the 200 yard Individual Medley for Douglas High School at the 2015 NIAA State Swim Meet hosted by the Carson Aquatic Facility, Carson City, NV

2014 NIAA Division 1 State Championship Football, Gorman vs. Reed

On Saturday, December 9th I had the pleasure of shooting the NIAA State Championship football game for the Las Vegas Sun… here are the photos I shot for the paper… Here’s their article Las Vegas Sun

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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2014 NIAA State Track Meet @ Carson High

Photography is a very multifaceted hobby/profession/art… The 2014 NIAA State Track meet this weekend was an event that I went out to try a few things photographically as well as record some important events in the lives of some of these athletes… saw some broken State records… saw some real gut level performances of some kids that clearly wanted that impressive title… “State Champion”…  There were a lot of impressive athletes to watch!

Track is very different than most of the other sports that I cover… it’s all about you, the athlete, putting your very best out yet right next to you is the next guy/gal also trying to do the same, who’s the fastest today?  Gotta love competition!

So here are some photos that I shot…  Congratulations to all the athletes for making “the big game”… I hope our time in Carson for this great event was enjoyable and fruitful for your athletic careers!

Friday “night” this was our sky… cleared up a lot for Saturday but the clouds gave us a nice show and kept the temperature down a bit on Friday…140523_NIAAStateTrackCHSCarson Freshman Valerie Meyer starting in the 400m.  … this was the STATE meet… looking forward to seeing her compete for the next few years!  She’s also a great soccer player for Carson High.140523_7536 Here’s some of that photographic “trial”… slow the shutter speed and pan with the action… 140523_7581 140523_7623I’m gonna call him Mr. Carson High Track… Corey Reid competing in the high jump… 140524_7677 This was a great thing to witness… Randal Cunningham, Jr. was attempting to set a new national mark at 7 feet, 2 ½ inches… he already had won the State Championship but was pushing for more!  His sister also won the State Championship… you would think it’s in the blood or something… 😉140524_7704 Mr. Carson High Track again… here’s the start…140524_7721… and the finish… Corey squeaked out a 0.02 second win this time… The Regional final went to the thousands of a second…  State Champion Corey Reid!  Bet that feels great! … and a shout out to Josie Daggs in the background cheering!
140524_7728Southern Nevada Centennial’s Tiana Bonds easily striding to her State Championship in the 300m hurdles…140524_7739