Archive for October, 2012

Last MLS game of the Season – Rapids down Dynamo

Last MLS game of the Season - Rapids down Dynamo

No playoff soccer for the Rapids this season, so I shot my last game until next year Saturday night.  Honestly, I will miss it.  The entire staff at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and the Colorado Rapids are super nice (except for one parking lot attendant who had a superiority complex for the last game), and […]

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Pomona Panthers look strong against AWest as the playoffs get ready to start

Pomona Panthers look strong against AWest as the playoffs get ready to start

The late game on Friday was a 7:30 start between the Pomona Panthers and the Arvada West Wildcats.  I went home between games to throw on more cold weather gear, download photos from the first game, grab my flash and fix dinner. Arvada West has had a rough season, going into this game with a […]

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Standley Lake takes on George Washington

Standley Lake takes on George Washington

At the North Area Athletic Complex on Friday afternoon, the Standley Lake Gators took on the Patriot’s from George Washington High School.  After the snow game the night before, I dressed a little warmer for this game, but it was still not enough.  I shot the first 3 quarters of this game before heading home […]

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Ralston Valley dominates Legacy in a snow storm

Ralston Valley dominates Legacy in a snow storm

The Ralston Valley Mustangs hosted Legacy High School at a snowy NAAC Thursday night. It is hard to believe, but in all the time I lived in Alaska and as many football games that I shot up there, this was the first time I ever shot a football game in the snow. I have shot […]

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Arvada West drops game to Ralston Valley under Friday Night Lights

Arvada West drops game to Ralston Valley under Friday Night Lights

After shooting most of the Golden and Standley Lake game, grabbing dinner during an injury time out, I returned to NAAC for the Arvada West and Ralston Valley football game under the lights. In 2000, Ralston Valley, or RV, opened to help alleviate the student to teacher ratio at Arvada West, or AWest.  RV immediately […]

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Standley Lake hands Golden a tough loss

Standley Lake hands Golden a tough loss

Friday evening, the Standley Lake Gator’s football team faced off against the Golden Demons at NAAC.  When it started, the skies were overcast, and gave for some decent light. Golden looked like they were going to match up good with Standley Lake at the beginning of the game.  The Demons scored a touchdown in the […]

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D’Evelyn hands Golden a win in the final regular season soccer game

D'Evelyn hands Golden a win in the final regular season soccer game

It was Golden’s final home game, Golden’s and D’Evelyn’s final regular season game, and Golden’s senior night on the soccer pitch at North Area Athletic Complex Thursday night.  Now the last time I shot Golden Soccer, it was one of the worst games I had ever seen.  This one was not starting off good for […]

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Regional Cross Country meet at NAAC

Regional Cross Country meet at NAAC

I headed out in 50mph gusts yesterday to shoot a regional cross country meet hosted by Lakewood out at NAAC.  The teams competing were Boulder, Fairview, George Washington, Greeley West, Hinkley, Legacy, Monarch, Pomona, Ralston Valley, Rangeview, ThunderRidge and the host team Lakewood. With the winds as strong as they were, I chose to shoot […]

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Evergreen and Golden reach a Nil-Nil tie Tuesday evening

Evergreen and Golden reach a Nil-Nil tie Tuesday evening

After such a good game between Pomona and Dakota Ridge yesterday, I was hoping for another great game Tuesday evening between Golden and Evergreen.  Unfortunately it was not to be.  In fact, it was one of the ugliest games I have ever seen from youth soccer all the way up to Olympic and Pro level. […]

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Dakota Ridge and Pomona provide entertaining Soccer game Monday

Dakota Ridge and Pomona provide entertaining Soccer game Monday

This week is a busy one for me with 3 to 4 soccer games, 2 cross country meets, and 2 football games.  This post covers the first soccer game on Monday. Dakota Ridge visited Pomona for a match at NAAC on Monday afternoon.  It was a really good game that suffered from some poor officiating. […]

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Colorado #2 and #4 face off on somber night

Colorado #2 and #4 face off on somber night

Earlier in the day on Friday they announced that the body found in a park in Arvada, CO was the body of missing 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway.  The body was found just a few miles away from Ralston Valley and Pomona high schools.  Both schools dedicated the game to Jessica and her family.  There […]

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Pomona and Ralston Valley Volleyball go Pink on Wednesday night

Pomona and Ralston Valley Volleyball go Pink on Wednesday night

I wish I knew that it was going to be pink for a cure night at Ralston Valley as the Lady Mustangs hosted the Pomona Panthers for a conference volleyball game Wednesday night.  While it is not Pomona or RV, I have a ERHS Lady Wolves Pink for a Cure volleyball shirt I got last […]

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A-West wins in overtime on the Pitch against Chatfield

A-West wins in overtime on the Pitch against Chatfield

Tuesday evening at the North Area Athletic Complex Arvada West High School soccer hosted Chatfield for a match.  It was clear from the start that their is no love loss between the two teams.  Everything from yellow cards, to warnings given to the coaches to fans being asked to move from the field level up […]

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2012 MLS – Earthquakes visit the 5280 frozen pitch

2012 MLS - Earthquakes visit the 5280 frozen pitch

Saturday night the Colorado Rapids hosted the San Jose Earthquakes on the frozen tundra of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.  The temperature was a frigid 32 degrees and it was spitting snow all evening. Unlike Friday nights high school football game, I came prepared with a sweatshirt under one of my light […]

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Fairview hands A-West a Homecoming loss Friday Night

Fairview hands A-West a Homecoming loss Friday Night

Friday morning I awoke in the new condo to 32 degree temps and a dusting of snow on my car.  So, what better place for this 18 year Alaskan transplant to Colorado (moved to Alaska in 1975, moved to Seattle in 1984, moved back to Alaska in 2003, moved to Arvada in 2012) to spend […]

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Bend it like Beckham – MLS Rapids host Galaxy

Bend it like Beckham - MLS Rapids host Galaxy

My photos from Saturdays UCLA and CU game can be viewed at Cal Sport Media.  I spent all morning Saturday painting one wall in the new condo, and went and bought a new kitchen table set, then had to zoom up to Boulder for the game.  After the game, rushed home, did some more editing, […]

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