NIAA State Semifinal Basketball… Douglas High…

The Douglas Boys Basketball team’s season came to an end tonight to an impressive Bishop Gorman from Vegas… It’s been a fun season fellas, you should be proud of your accomplishment!  Well done fellas!

This was your stage fellas… I hope you’ve enjoyed your ride this season, it’s been fun!!!

Douglas High Boys Basketball… off to the State Tournament Thursday @ UNR!

The Douglas Boys Basketball team faced a very good Hug High team tonight, they pulled close, even tying the game at one point but in the end it just wasn’t quite enough… Both teams will play Thursday at Lawlor Arena on the UNR Campus in the State Semifinal games… Douglas will play Bishop Gorman (Vegas) at 4:40 PM and Hug will play Green Valley (Vegas) at 8:00 PM.  The State 4A Championship will be Friday night @ 8:00 PM.  The 1A, 2A and 3A State Championships are also at Lawlor during this upcoming weekend…

Here are some shots from the night…

This one goes in my “… clearly the refs don’t get all the calls “right”…”  This was called an offensive foul agains Douglas (note the hand in the upper left corner…  I don’t recall that being “legal” 🙂   )

… and some action shots from the night… Good luck on Thursday Fellas!!

Douglas Boys Basketball onto the Regional Championship!!

The Douglas Boys Basketball team went to work tonight against Reed High and came away with a win… and will meet Hug High in the Regional Championship Saturday, February 18th at 6:00 PM (at Spanish Springs).  Both teams will go onto the State Tournament next Thursday/Friday at Lawlor Arena on the UNR campus!!!

Well done fellas!!!

Douglas High Boys Basketball, First Round of Playoffs…

The Douglas Boys hosted McQueen tonight… they came away with a convincing 62-42 win.  Coach Thacker made full use of his entire squad swapping out the entire line up towards the end of the game with 5 fresh new players…  Douglas heads to Spanish Springs on Friday to meet Reed in the Regional Semifinal.

Here are a few shot from tonight… check out the season’s action at the Douglas High Athletics link on the side.

I was messing around before the game… and it appeared to be during dunk practice… I just got lucky I guess… they were all dunking… so here’s just one… many more at the link for DHS Athletics… 🙂

The atmosphere in the Douglas Gym is always great!  Their band is top notch, always playing great basketball game music, the students are always amped up and having fun… it’s just a fun place to be during games, it’s the type of environment that you would wish for as a player!  Something to be proud of DHS!!

… and of course, some game action!  🙂

NIAA Regional Championship Wrestling… Finals!!

A VERY big Congratulations to all of the wrestlers today… and to the host Carson Senators for their Zone Championship.  The North will be well represented in Vegas next week when the group of Northern Region 4A Wrestlers heads down to the State Tournament at Cox Arena.  Here are just a few shots from today… See more at the link on the side or click HERE (just FYI… there are 13 pages of images… so look at the header to be sure you’ve reached the end…)

This shot ended the competition!  This fella looked up and smiled as he was pinning his opponent!!  I love it!!

Nico from Carson… dedicated his run for a State Championship to his friends Stephen and Keegan who lost their lives a little less than a year ago in a scuba accident… his pin in the Championship helped secure the Team Zone Championship for Carson.

… and coach McCarthy accepting the Zone Championship from the NIAA… A good day for Coach McCarthy… League Championship, Check… Zone Championship, Check… His son winning a Zone Championship, Check!!

Douglas High Basketball… January 31, 2013

Basketball @ Douglas High tonight, vs. Reno… Check out all the images from the night at the link under Current Events…

First… a VERY big Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Coach Werner Christen!! He is now the winningest coach to ever coach at Douglas High… Great stuff Coach!!

I do believe this is a smiling Tiger… a result of the Varsity Boys game!  🙂 The Douglas Boys got out to a significant lead in the first half… the ever hyped Douglas Rooting Section chanting “single digits, single digits” just before the half…  Reno pulled closer as the game went on but they never had a chance as Douglas coasted to a win….

Carson Douglas Basketball @ Carson January 27, 2012

Carson Douglas Rivalry Basketball tonight at Carson High… There was a lot of “action” in the Boys JV game… 🙂  I’ll leave it at that… (sorry guys, I DO NOT have a photo of the “action” either… too many bodies in the way…)

The Carson Girls Varsity won and the Douglas Boys Varsity won… the Boys Varsity game went into overtime!!  What a HUGE turnaround from the CHS/DHS game at Douglas!!  Here are some photos from the night (click on them to see them bigger)… there are more at the link on the side.

Douglas Basketball vs. Spanish Springs… WOW!!!

Douglas High hosted Spanish Springs tonight… all I can say for the ending of the boys varsity game is WOW!!! WOW!!!! 1.5 seconds left in OT Douglas tips in a bucket for a two point lead, the clock wasn’t stopped so the refs talked and put 1.5 seconds back on the clock… Spanish Springs inbounds right in front of me… up to half… Hail Mary… SWISH!!! Buzzer beater 3 point to win it… Shock… that’s about all that I can say for the Douglas crowd… these two teams will see each other again for sure later in the playoffs… what a game!!

Don’t know how many 3’s this fella hit tonight… they kept leaving him alone out there and he kept hitting them… brought Douglas right back into the game in the second half…

Battle of the big guys tonight… Spanish Springs has some big fellas inside… Hunter’s body “control” at the end got the best of them though…

I’ve told several people, for last school year… so the 2010-2011 year… Hunter was my favorite athlete to photograph… the reason is simple… this kid WANTS TO WIN!!  The fire in the belly, the desire to beat the other team, the passion for the game… I LOVE that stuff… and I don’t see enough of it… but this guy, this team, I love watching!!

One shot from the Girls game earlier in the night… I just liked the shot… 🙂

Carson Douglas Basketball tonight at Douglas…

Four games tonight after driving home from Monterey (5.5 hours)… and after my 5 Mile Monterey Run this morning… I’m beat!  The 5 miles is to try to get trimmed back down… O.L.D. and… one I can do something about!  🙂

Tonights games… The Carson Girls Varsity won and the Douglas Boys dominated… The Carson Boys fought back a bit in the second half but it was far too late as the Tigers rode off into the sunset with the win… can’t wait to read the paper tomorrow about this one… sorry Carson fellas…  here are a few photos from tonights games… more on the site using the links to the side….

Carson Douglas Basketball tonight…

The rivalry kicked off tonight as a part of the Carson Valley Classic Tournament…. Little doubt, Douglas has a strong team this season.  You’ll see a theme with my photos tonight… Both teams resume League play next week… Check out the rest of my game action at the link on the side under Current Events.