Archive for October, 2013

10 Shot – HS Soccer – Golden at Denver North

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Golden at Denver North

HS Soccer – CHSAA 4A 2nd Round The question going into this game was not who would win.  It was instead, when will Denver North’s Danny Bautista score a goal.  Bautista, who stayed in Denver to complete his senior year at Denver North after his family moved out of state, is leading the Vikings in scoring. […]

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10 Shot – NCAA Football – Arizona at Colorado

10 Shot - NCAA Football - Arizona at Colorado

NCAA Football – Zona at Buffs It was kind of a weird night in Boulder.  The game between Colorado and the visiting Arizona Wildcats was a Black Out game.  The players were wearing black helmets, jerseys and pants, and fans were encouraged to wear black.  But it did not stop there.  It was also a […]

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10 Shot – HS Football – Pomona at Arvada West

10 Shot - HS Football - Pomona at Arvada West

HS Football – Last Regular Season Game I tried something new at the Pomona and Arvada West football game Friday night.  Something I never thought was possible.  Something I never thought MaxPreps would accept.  I shot the first quarter of the game, which started at 7pm, without flash.  Not only without flash, but at ISO […]

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10 Shot – HS Soccer – Ft. Collins at Ralston Valley

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Ft. Collins at Ralston Valley

HS Soccer – CHSAA 5A Playoffs – First Round Ok, I know Colorado State University is in Ft. Collins and their mascot is a Ram (he was pretty tiny compared to the University of Colorado Buffaloes mascot Ralphie, but that is another story), but are you really going to name your high school mascot Lambkins?  I […]

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10 Shot – HS Soccer – Liberty at Arvada West

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Liberty at Arvada West

HS Soccer – CHSAA 5A State Playoffs What a wild game.  Thank goodness it was a 4pm start, because I would have hated to rely on my flash for this game.  The Arvada West Wildcats soccer team were hosting a first round playoff game against the Liberty Lancers from Colorado Springs.  And right away, you […]

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10 Shot – HS Soccer – Mitchell at Golden

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Mitchell at Golden

HS Soccer – CHSAA 4A State Playoffs So I did something new for Wednesday’s soccer game.  I used flash.  Yuck.  I have avoided shooting 6pm soccer games like the plague all season because I absolutely hate using flash for soccer.  With football, you have a little bit of time to frame up the action.  You […]

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10 Shot – HS Volleyball – Cherry Creek at Ralston Valley

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Cherry Creek at Ralston Valley

HS Volleyball I headed up to Ralston Valley High School Tuesday night to cover my last volleyball game of the season as the Mustang’s hosted the Cherry Creek Bruins.  This was the Mustang’s last home game of the regular season. Early in the first game, it looked like the Mustangs were well matched with the […]

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10 Shot – MLS Soccer – Vancouver FC at Colorado

10 Shot - MLS Soccer - Vancouver FC at Colorado

MLS Soccer – Playoffs? I decided after a long night of editing high school football photos, to forgo the CU Buffs game against Charleston Southern.  I was originally going to shoot that game instead of the Rapids.  I had a friend who shoots for NewSport and MaxPreps and is also the CSU team photographer coming […]

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10 Shot – HS Football – Golden at Standley Lake

10 Shot - HS Football - Golden at Standley Lake

HS Football My third football game in 2 days was not my best.  It did start off really well.  My goal when shooting high school sports is to deliver high quality images of student athletes to parents.  It makes my day when a parent thanks me for photographing their kids games.  But something happened Friday […]

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10 Shot – HS Football – Fairview at Pomona

10 Shot - HS Football - Fairview at Pomona

HS Football Why a 5A football game on Friday night between two top 10 schools would be before a 4A game is beyond me, but at least it was in the sun.  The lighting was both good and bad.  If you were on the west side of the stadium, the lighting was gorgeous for the […]

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10 Shot – HS Football – Arvada West at Ralston Valley

10 Shot - HS Football - Arvada West at Ralston Valley

HS Football Thursday night football.  The Ralston Valley Mustangs were looking to rebound from last weeks cross town rivalry loss to Pomona with another cross town rivalry game against the Arvada West Wildcats.  And bounce back they did.  With a 22 point second quarter, the Mustangs destroyed the visiting Wildcats 41-14. This was a cold […]

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10 Shot – HS Soccer – Lakewood at Standley Lake

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Lakewood at Standley Lake

HS Soccer The Standley Lake Gators HS Soccer team only needed a 1st half goal off of a penalty kick to take down the visiting Lakewood Tigers 1-0 at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada on Wednesday. I set up my goal remote, and only got one halfway decent shot from it.  A shot […]

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10 Shot – HS Soccer – Golden at Evergreen

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Golden at Evergreen

HS Soccer Here we go with the first of many posts.  It has been a busy week.  It started with soccer the day before this game, then this game, a third soccer game the next, then a Thursday night football game, followed up with a Friday night football double header and it ended Saturday with […]

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10 Shot – HS Soccer – Bear Creek at Arvada West

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Bear Creek at Arvada West

HS Soccer Upset This was a crappy game for me and a great game for me.  I was swamped most of Monday and when I got to the NAAC, I set up a goal remote and then went over to my main camera, only to find that I had forgot my batteries in the charger […]

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10 Shot – HS Football – Pomona at Ralston Valley

10 Shot - HS Football - Pomona at Ralston Valley

HS Football – Cross Town Rivalry After a high scoring, close early game, everyone was expecting a great second game, and typically when it is Ralston Valley and Pomona, you are guaranteed a knock down drag out fight.  It was sure to be a back and forth affair between the Panthers and Mustangs.  That was, […]

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10 Shot – HS Football – Broomfield at Standley Lake

10 Shot - HS Football - Broomfield at Standley Lake

HS Football – Undefeated No More Standley Lake came into Friday evenings game against the Broomfield Eagles 6-0.  Broomfield, who last season was knocked out of the first round of the State Tournament came in with a 3-2 record.  Everyone expected a high scoring game, but in the end, a controversial call decided the game. […]

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10 Shot – HS Soccer – Pomona at Ralston Valley

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Pomona at Ralston Valley

HS Soccer What a weird game.  I was fully expecting Ralston Valley to just dominate in this game, and they did while I was there.  I say while I was there, because, I ended up leaving early due to the weather.  The weather forecast was for a 30% chance of rain, but it did not […]

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10 Shot – HS Volleyball – Arvada West at Ralston Valley

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Arvada West at Ralston Valley

HS Volleyball Pink for Cancer I was very impressed Wednesday night at Ralston Valley.  The NFL, MLB, colleges and so many high school teams, football, softball, soccer, and volleyball are doing pink games to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness, which is a great cause.  Ralston Valley High School Volleyball took it a step further […]

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10 Shot – HS Soccer – Green Mountain at Golden

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Green Mountain at Golden

It was a beautiful day at the NAAC in Arvada, Colorado for soccer on Monday evening.  Sun was out, and two decent teams. I was a little disappointed in the game.  Green Mountain is a young team, with a lot of talent, but a ways to go before they become a powerhouse, and Golden, which […]

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10 Shot – NCAA Football – Oregon at Colorado

10 Shot - NCAA Football - Oregon at Colorado

University of Nike comes to Boulder I had a tough decision Saturday.  Do I cover the #2 University of Nike Ducks take on the Colorado Buffaloes or do I cover the Colorado Rapids take on the Seattle Sounders.  I chose wrong.  While the first quarter of the Buffaloes game made it look like it was […]

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10 Shot – HS Football – Boulder at Ralston Valley

10 Shot - HS Football - Boulder at Ralston Valley

HS Football – Ralston Valley Homecoming After the first game between Monarch and Golden was over so quick, there was two hours between the start of the second game of the night.  I was ready to head out to find some dinner when the chain gang invited me up to the main gate booth for […]

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10 Shot – HS Football – Monarch at Golden

10 Shot - HS Football - Monarch at Golden

HS Football in the Snow! The early HS Football game at the NAAC on Friday pitted the Golden Demons against the 4A powerhouse Monarch Coyotes.  This was a weird game weather wise.  Sun, rain, snow, more sun.  A little bit of everything.  It was lopsided too.  Monarch is led by the son of Colorado Buffaloes […]

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10 Shot – HS Soccer – Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

HS Soccer – Mustang Dominance On Thursday, the Ralston Valley Mustangs Varsity soccer team hosted the Dakota Ridge Eagles at the North Area Athletic Complex.  This was a score fest for Ralston Valley.  The home team Mustangs netted 3 goals in the first half and the Eagles were not able to recover.  When the second […]

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10 Shot – HS Soccer – D’Evelyn at Green Mountain

10 Shot - HS Soccer - D'Evelyn at Green Mountain

HS Soccer Wednesday at the North Area Athletic Complex I covered the soccer game between the D’Evelyn Jaguars and the Green Mountain Rams.  It was a well matched soccer game, with the Jaguars taking the win 2-1.  It was the second time I had seen Green Mountain and I feel in the next season or […]

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