Local Sports Program held their annual Senior All Star Basketball games tonight at Carson High School… It was great to see some of these players in action again. Check out more in the galleries.
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!
Just a few photos from the night… the game was… well I’ll steal a description from one of the TV fellas… sloppy. Yes, one team “won”, if you can call it that… neither team ever grabbed the game by the face mask and took control… Ahhhhh, that’s high school sports! 🙂
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. Lots of action, lots of hours… 🙂
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… 🙂A special shout out to Ben and Family!! THANK YOU!!! 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! Late (… LATE) in the day this fella came up and showed THIS! My first real look and attempt at a side armed pitcher… kinda fun… check out the gallery for more of his “action”… 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! This is full frame… no crop, nada… fun stuff… in that photo geek kinda way. 🙂
Put two more NIAA Northern Regional Semifinals in the books and get ready for two great Championships tomorrow!!
Bishop Manogue defeated defending Nevada State Champion Reed in the first game tonight and Reno defeated Spanish Springs in the second, Manogue will face Reno Saturday at 4:00 PM for the NIAA Northern Region Division 1 Championship (at Carson High).
Here’s a glimpse of the action from tonight… check out all the images in the galleries for each school. Isn’t there usually a “story” that goes along with a photo like this? 🙂 Manogue burned nearly two minutes off the clock with Kelly Lujan dribbling the ball, and at times standing on one foot… she’s really cleaning off her shoes for more grip on the floor… 🙂
Four games today at Carson High vs. Spanish Springs… I was a tad late to the first game… late night and a lot to do this morning before I got there just before halftime… I’ll get right into the photos… Varsity boys tied 0-0… a classic midfield battle… not a very exciting game for those that don’t particularly like soccer… but when you get two of the best teams in the North State on the same pitch… Varsity girls went to Carson 2-1 BUT… it was much like the boys, two top teams… a midfield duel for sure.
Normally I only use images from the Varsity games but I have a “theme” to my images tonight… I’m calling it “The Dance”… 🙂
You can dance solo, with the ball…
You can dance with a partner… but don’t forget the ball…You can dance with a partner AROUND the ball…You can grab your partner’s arm (not really quite legal but we’re dancing here…) and lead them round the field…
Or you can test if your partner can guess your next move… (this is one of my very favorite moments in soccer… you are so confident you can beat that guy, what move are you going to take out of your bag of tricks and leave him standing… soccer is all about change of direction and pace, this is a classic moment in the game, the better you are at THIS moment the better you are period. Fun stuff!)