The first round of the CHSAA 5A football playoffs visited the NAAC in Arvada, Colorado when Poudre traveled to face Pomona. Unfortunately for Poudre, they had suffered a tragedy prior to the game when a player was killed in an auto accident following a team function. But with heavy hearts they played, and played hard.
Pomona took a 14 point lead in the first quarter, and it looked like they had the game in hand, but some big plays from Poudre brought them back into contention for a brief period. Then Pomona took over, winning 68-27.
Here are some photos from the game. Both the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and 1D Mark IV performed outstanding. To view and purchase more, please visit MaxPreps.
And it was bound to happen. My first, and hopefully only, football snow game of the season. Chaparral visited the NAAC in Arvada, Colorado to take on the Pomona Panthers on a snowy October 26. The Panthers were ranked #3 in the state and Chaparral came in ranked 10th.
It was snowing hard. Grounds crew at the NAAC were plowing the field when I showed up in full winter shooting gear. During the game, they shoveled the lines across the field and back trying to keep things clean enough to keep playing.
Pomona shut Chaparral out. Scoring 34 points, Pomona made a case for them moving back up to number two in the state.
Here are some photos from the game. To view more snow madness, visit MaxPreps.
Here is the post for the Mountain Vista and Pomona football game from October 20 at the NAAC in Arvada, Colorado. Sorry it took so long to upload. Last weeks at the condo set me back on my posts. So I have about 6 to make up. Here is the first of many to come this week.
Pomona brought the mercy rule into effect early, scoring 42 points in the first quarter against Mountain Vista. The game would end with a score of 49-14, and was just silly. CHSAA needs to realize that these new leagues are a joke. North, South, and Mountain Jeffco is what is needed. Preserve the rivalries and make them mean something, otherwise, you get blowouts like this. Forget the RPI, go by season records. You are making it to hard.
Here are some shots from the game. For more, please visit MaxPreps.
I hit the NAAC in Arvada, Colorado on Thursday night for the Pomona Panthers and Arvada West Wildcats soccer game. I was really disappointed in the game, expecting it to be more of a contest, however, AWest dominated the entire game.
It is definitely fall in Colorado. The light for early games is starting to fade and the temps are dropping quickly. Even the players were struggling to keep warm, many pulling their hands up unto their sleeves to protect against the cold. Pomona had looked stronger earlier in the season, but the Wildcats just dominated them. Arvada West tallied 4 goals in the game and their keeper made a couple impressive saves on the way to a shutout.
Here are some photos from the game. To view and purchase more, please visit MaxPreps.
Shot the Pomona Panthers and Ralston Valley softball game yesterday. Grey skies, and a hint of rain in Arvada started soon after the game was over. Pomona beat Ralston Valley, but I feel the pitching for Pomona was illegal most of the time.
In one of the photos below you will see the Pomona pitcher with both feet in the air. Now while I have not umpired in a few years, and maybe Colorado high school rules differ from everywhere else and every other level, but leaping, or crow hopping, gives the pitcher an unfair advantage over the batter, and thus, both styles of pitching are not allowed. Why the umpire or RV coach did not call attention to this is beyond me. I feel bad for this pitcher if she thinks she will pitch in college. Leaping is not allowed in the NCAA, so why they would allow it here is beyond me. But oh well, I was there to take photos.
Pomona shut RV out and that was a shame. RV has a good team, they just need to find that key bit to click on and they would be tough to beat.
Bellow are five shots from the game. To view or purchase more photos, please visit MaxPreps.
Colorado’s number one football team, the Valor Christian Eagles visited the NAAC in Arvada on Friday to play the number two Pomona Panthers in game two of a double header. These two teams have played each other something like 7 times in the last four years, and Friday’s game was a rematch of last year’s state championship.
It looked to be a pretty good battle from the start of the game. Both teams went scoreless through the first quarter, and Valor finally scored first with a field goal. Valor dominated the game, but word was floating around that Pomona was not playing at their full capability, saving something for the playoffs and another go at the Eagles. Valor won the game 34-21.
For this game I used my Canon 1D series camera, my 120-300 f2.8 from Sigma, and a Adorama Flashpoint bare bulb flash at 1/8th power. I am not a fan of flashed football, but these came out pretty good for flashed football.
Here are some shots from the Valor Christian and Pomona football game from Friday night. To view or purchase more, please visit MaxPreps.
Following Thursday’s soccer game between Mullen and Pomona, I covered the same two school for football opening night on Friday. The main thing I can say is, I need to lose weight, and fast. After three years of taking care of mom, sitting on my butt, I have gained more weight than ever, and it made it hard moving up and down the field. Morning bike rides, here I come…
Anyway, Pomona and Mullen were the number two and four teams in the state, and it looked to be a slobber knocker of a game. After trailing 14-7, Pomona took a 28-14 lead at halftime and went on to win 52-22. Here are some photos of the game. To see more, visit MaxPreps.