10/08/2012 IEL Soccer Playoffs – Moscow at Sandpoint

The first round of the Inland Empire League boys soccer playoffs featured the Moscow Bears visiting the Sandpoint Bulldogs.  Sandpoint was victorious in this first round and moves on to the championship game against Lakeland.  More photos can be viewed and prints can be ordered from my website at the following links.

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10/05/2012 Lake City Homecoming vs. Sandpoint

The Lake City Timberwolves hosted the Bulldogs of Sandpoint for their 2012 Homecoming game.

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10/04/2012 Riverside at Newport

Here are a few shots from the Riverside vs Newport Girls soccer game on October 4th.  For more photos from this game and to order prints visit one of the following links to my website.

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10/03/2012 – Priest River Powder Puff Football

Homecoming week in Priest River means that annual Powder Puff Football Game.  Check out this handful of photos from the games and click here to visit my website for more photos or to buy prints!


10/02/2012 – Moscow at Sandpoint

Moscow made the trip north to take on Sandpoint in a game that would have an impact upon home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, Sandpoint came out on top so it will be Moscow riding the bus in the next meeting.

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09/29/2012 – Sandpoint Junior Tackle (Team and Action Photos)

For the past few years I have been very blessed to be able to work with the Sandpoint Junior Tackle organization providing their team photos.   I was excited for this year’s team photos because in the off season I have upgraded to some much more powerful flashes than the speed lights I have used in previous years.  The new lights worked great and gave me more creative options to work with.  Not only is our lighting better this year but I also redesigned all of the templates that we used for the final prints.  Here are a few samples of the final images.

P.S. you will see the initials “E.M.A.D. on some of these templates, if you are not familiar with that it stands for “Every Man A Dog” Sandpoint Football’s motto.  In between taking the different team’s photos I was able to shoot some action photos.  For more photos from the games and to order prints you can visit the gallery on my website at these links:

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09/25/2012 – Couer d’Alene at Sandpoint

For this match between Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene I wanted to see if I could get good shots using a 400mm lens, it is an older model and weights half a ton so it is not very agile.  Volleyball is one of the hardest sports to photograph and with the long zoom of a 400mm on my cropped sensor 7D made this a crazy thought but nonetheless I was able to capture a few good shots with that lens, I am sure they were more about luck than skill!

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The images above were shot using my 70-200, below you will find a couple I shot with the 400,  you will see one benefit of this zoom is that the net is rendered very out of focus so I was actually able to shoot through the net and get a usable shot, I would have preferred to not have another athlete’s head in the foreground on this first one however!

09/22/2012 – Coeur d’Alene at Lakeland (JV and Varsity)

I showed up at Lakeland High School expecting to shoot one game, the varsity game against Coeur d’Alene, but I was glad to find out that following the varsity game the JV squads would be facing off so I was able to capture some images from that game as well.  For more photos and to order prints from this game and the entire 2012 soccer season visit my website these links:

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09/08/2012 – Mercer Island at Coeur d’Alene (JV and Varsity Football)

On Saturday the Coeur d’Alene Viking JV and Varsity football teams played the Mercer Island Islanders from the Seattle area.  I was very excited for these games, partly because I knew there would be some great action but mostly because I would be able to enjoy the rare treat of shooting a Varsity Football game during daylight hours!  The lights that they use at Viking Stadium for night games are probably the best and brightest in North Idaho, but they cannot compete with daylight!  Below you will find some shots from each game as well as links to the full galleries where you can view all the photos from each game and order your own prints or digital files!

Full Galleries:  All 2012 Football Galleries   /   JV Game    /   Varsity Game

Halftime featured a performance by the Viking Dance Team as well as some Junior Tackle action on the field.

To finish up check out this sequence, it took a awesome effort for the Islanders Matt Orehek to pull down this catch in the middle of great coverage by Coeur d’Alene’s  Jackson Carslon (7) and Hayden Sharp (23).

You can also read about the game in Ryan Collingwood’s Monday Morning Notebook on

09/07/2012 – Post Falls at Sandpoint

The Trojans of Post Falls made the trip to War Memorial Field in Sandpoint to take on the bulldogs.  It was Post Falls who came out victorious in this exciting game, besting the Bulldogs 31-13.  Here are some photos from the game, for more photos and to order prints please visit one of the links below.

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