Archive for May, 2013

MLS 2013 – Chivas USA at Colorado

MLS 2013 - Chivas USA at Colorado

A Beautiful night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for the Rapids hosting Chivas USA.  It was a long week for me, so I did not rush around to get all the shots I wanted to.  It was the first sell out of the season for the Rapids, and the weather was great.  But after 3 […]

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2013 CHSAA 4A Baseball Semifinal – Pueblo West and Mountain View

2013 CHSAA 4A Baseball Semifinal - Pueblo West and Mountain View

So this begins my final game recap/photo blog post for the 2012/13 school year.  A 4A semifinal game between Pueblo West and Mountain View.  This game was interesting on many levels.  Two shooters from Pueblo area newspapers were there, 9News’s Arron Matas, the CHSAA Photographer (who was shooting her second ever baseball game, the first […]

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2013 CHSAA 4A Baseball Semifinals – Valor Christian and Durango

2013 CHSAA 4A Baseball Semifinals - Valor Christian and Durango

So it was totally bizarre.  Last week when I shot the 1A Baseball State Championship game at All-Star Park in Lakewood I got there about an hour and a half before the game and the parking lot was packed, so I decided to head over to the field a bit earlier. I got caught in […]

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2013 CHSAA 5A Girls Soccer State Championship

2013 CHSAA 5A Girls Soccer State Championship

What is it with high school championship soccer games in Colorado?  Last fall I was tasked to shoot the 3A, 4A, and 5A boys games, but due to a blizzard I only got to shoot the 3A and 4A.  The previous night I shot the double overtime 3A State Title Game for girls soccer, and […]

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2013 CHSAA 4A Girls Soccer State Championship

2013 CHSAA 4A Girls Soccer State Championship

On Wednesday night the CHSAA Girls Soccer 4A and 5A championship games were scheduled to be played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.  Unlike the boys games last fall where the 3A, 4A, and 5A were scheduled all in one day, they broke the 3 levels up over two days, which was a smart idea.  The […]

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2013 CHSAA 3A Girls Soccer State Championship

2013 CHSAA 3A Girls Soccer State Championship

I got the opportunity with MaxPreps to cover the Colorado High School Girls Soccer State Championships over at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City this past week.  Two days of soccer and I was really looking forward to it.  Many people know, basketball is my favorite sport to shoot, but soccer is quickly becoming […]

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2013 CHSAA 1A Baseball Final – Fleming at Holly

2013 CHSAA 1A Baseball Final - Fleming at Holly

Before the game started, everyone knew the Wildcats would win.  The Fleming Wildcats were taking on the Holly Wildcats for the Colorado 1A High School State Championship at All Star Park in Lakewood on Thursday afternoon.  1A, minimum enrollment of 85 students, no more than 240, which usually means the sports are not the best. […]

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Jeffco Boys Varsity Swim Meet – Meyer’s Pool

Jeffco Boys Varsity Swim Meet - Meyer's Pool

So, I have not shot swimming a lot.  In fact, Prior to shooting Missy Franklins return to the pool back a few months ago, It had been at least 5 years since my camera was anywhere near a pool.  One of the main reasons I do not shoot swimming often is the humidity.  Especially on […]

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2013 HS Girls 5A Playoff Soccer – ThunderRidge at Ralston Valley

2013 HS Girls 5A Playoff Soccer - ThunderRidge at Ralston Valley

I was seriously considering blowing off this game.  Originally, I was going to shoot this game, and then shoot as much of the following game as the light would allow me.  During the regular season, double headers started at 4 and 6, but for these 5A CHSAA tournament games, the start times were moved back […]

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2013 MLS – Toronto at Colorado

2013 MLS - Toronto at Colorado

Saturday night I made the switch from high school girls soccer to the big boys of Major League Soccer as Toronto F.C. made the trip across the boarder to face the burgundy boys at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.  It was a 7:00pm start, but only about 12,000 people showed up.  It was too bad because […]

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2013 HS Girls Soccer – Pomona at Ralston Valley

2013 HS Girls Soccer - Pomona at Ralston Valley

The final regular season soccer game I would shoot this high school year would be a rivalry game between the visiting Pomona Panthers and the home team Ralston Valley Mustangs.  First, I must apologize.  I would much rather have full captions on these photos, and the Pomona Panthers have uploaded a roster to MaxPreps, but […]

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2013 HS Girls Soccer – D’Evelyn at Ralston Valley

2013 HS Girls Soccer - D'Evelyn at Ralston Valley

So I got back to NAAC for a soccer game between D’Evelyn High School and Ralston Valley after another spring snow storm.  I was excited to shoot the Jaguars from D’Evelyn again because I was hoping to see the Jaguar player who flips to throw the ball in, but there was way too much snow […]

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Anchorage School District Drops Girls Hockey?

Anchorage School District Drops Girls Hockey?

I could go on and on about how defective the administration for sports is at the Anchorage School District (ASD), and how worthless the Alaska Scholastic Activities Association (ASAA) are from my point of view, but I really do not have the time or energy to write a negative book like that, and I do […]

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2013 HS Baseball – Columbine at Ralston Valley

2013 HS Baseball - Columbine at Ralston Valley

Tuesday evening, with the threat of more snow looming over the Denver metro area, I headed out to Ralston Valley High School to cover the varsity baseball game between the Columbine Rebels and the Ralston Valley Mustangs.  Happily, with the sun we have had, the field was no longer muddy and was easy to move […]

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2013 HS Girls Soccer – Wheat Ridge at D’Evelyn

2013 HS Girls Soccer - Wheat Ridge at D'Evelyn

I shot one of the best games of the season up at NAAC on Monday between the visiting Wheat Ridge Farmers and the D’Evelyn Jaguars.  It was a beautiful day, with nice overcast skies giving nice even light. For most of the first half it appeared that Wheat Ridge was in control of the game, […]

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2013 HS Girls Lacrosse – Grandview at Ralston Valley

2013 HS Girls Lacrosse - Grandview at Ralston Valley

Another first for me since moving to Colorado.  Lacrosse.  Lacrosse was just starting to pick up in Washington when I moved to Alaska, but mainly at the University of Washington, and more of a club sport than anything official.  High Schools had not adopted it as a WIAA sport yet, and in Alaska, ASAA chose […]

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