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Winter high school championship season got here fast! Then again, it’s been pretty hard to keep track of winter this year, with unseasonably warm temperatures and zero snow on the ground. I got in to the swing of things with some boys swimming from the MIAA North Sectionals. I’ve shot a bunch of swimming before, but MIT’s pool actually let me get into an elevated position to get some clean backgrounds for some diving photos, too.

Here some samples!

Cambridge, Mass. -- Westford Academy's Brian Poon opens up a large lead against his heat in the 200 Yard IM at the MIAA North Sectional Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT on Feb. 12, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Cambridge, Mass. -- Westford Academy's Brian Poon opens up a large lead against his heat in the 200 Yard IM at the MIAA North Sectional Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT on Feb. 12, 2012.

Cambridge, Mass. -- Westford Academy's Charlie Goodwin, left, tries to keep his lead against St. John's Prep's Peter Fallon in the 200 Yard Freestyle at the MIAA North Sectional Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT on Feb. 12, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Cambridge, Mass. -- Westford Academy's Charlie Goodwin, left, tries to keep his lead against St. John's Prep's Peter Fallon in the 200 Yard Freestyle at the MIAA North Sectional Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT on Feb. 12, 2012.

Cambridge, Mass. -- Lawrence Central Catholic team members cheer on David Kitchen in the 200 Yard IM at the MIAA North Sectional Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT on Feb. 12, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Cambridge, Mass. -- Lawrence Central Catholic team members cheer on David Kitchen in the 200 Yard IM at the MIAA North Sectional Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT on Feb. 12, 2012.

Cambridge, Mass. -- St. John's Prep's Phillip Dytko swims the breast stroke portion of the 200 Yard IM, winning his heat, at the MIAA North Sectional Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT on Feb. 12, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Cambridge, Mass. -- St. John's Prep's Phillip Dytko swims the breast stroke portion of the 200 Yard IM, winning his heat, at the MIAA North Sectional Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT on Feb. 12, 2012.

Cambridge, Mass. -- Weston's Kian Nowrouzi dives into his inverted pike somersault at the MIAA North Sectional Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT on Feb. 12, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Cambridge, Mass. -- Weston's Kian Nowrouzi dives into his inverted pike somersault at the MIAA North Sectional Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT on Feb. 12, 2012.

Frozen Finals

We’re starting to wind down winter championship season here in Massachusetts. This year, it seemed like I was on hockey duty for the Boston Herald, covering the opening of the Super 8, and a few weeks later, finishing it up with the final Sunday at the TD Garden. The final was a pretty exciting game, matching No. 1 seed Malden Catholic with No. 2 St. John’s Prep. It was a high scoring game, 4-3, but it didn’t seem like there was a whole lot of clean action from whatever photo spot I happened to be shooting from. Sometimes, those are the breaks.

I piggybacked the girls’ Division 1 final into my night as well, covering Hingham as they cruised to a 3-1 victory over Acton-Boxborough to take the state championship. Most of the game, I was filing on deadline, right up to the last minute, so that meant I was chained to my laptop and shooting upstairs. No through-the-hole shots for me that close to deadline!

Here are some selects from the two games.

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- Malden Catholic celebrates its 4-3 win over St. John‘s Prep in overtime of the Super 8 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. (Kelvin Ma)

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- Malden Catholic celebrates its 4-3 win over St. John’s Prep in overtime of the Super 8 hockey championship on March 20, 2011.

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- Malden Catholic forward Mike Vecchione, left, celebrates his game-tying goal on St. Johns Prep in the second period with defenseman Conor Evangelista in the Super 8 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. Malden Catholic won, 4-3, in overtime. (Kelvin Ma)

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- Malden Catholic forward Mike Vecchione, left, celebrates his game-tying goal on St. John‘s Prep in the second period with defenseman Conor Evangelista in the Super 8 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. Malden Catholic won, 4-3, in overtime.

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- St. John’s Prep forward Matt MacDonald tries to get inside on Malden Catholic forward Rick Keogh in the Super 8 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. Malden Catholic won, 4-3, in overtime. (Kelvin Ma)

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- St. John’s Prep forward Matt MacDonald tries to get inside on Malden Catholic forward Rick Keogh in the Super 8 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. Malden Catholic won, 4-3, in overtime.

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- St. John’s Prep goaltender David Letarte dives on a loose puck against Malden Catholic in the Super 8 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. Malden Catholic won, 4-3. (Kelvin Ma)

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- St. John’s Prep goaltender David Letarte dives on a loose puck against Malden Catholic in the Super 8 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. Malden Catholic won, 4-3.

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- St. John’s Prep forward Matt MacDonald throws up his arms in celebration after scoring on Malden Catholic in the second period in the Super 8 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. Malden Catholic won, 4-3, in overtime. (Kelvin Ma)

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- St. John’s Prep forward Matt MacDonald throws up his arms in celebration after scoring on Malden Catholic in the second period in the Super 8 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. Malden Catholic won, 4-3, in overtime.

And from the girls’ final.

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- Hingham forward Catherine Linehan gets a hug from forward Jane Freda (40) after scoring as Acton-Boxborough defenseman Emily Everdell (9) argues the call in the girls D1 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. (Kelvin Ma)

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- Hingham forward Catherine Linehan gets a hug from forward Jane Freda (40) after scoring as Acton-Boxborough defenseman Emily Everdell (9) argues the call in the girls D1 hockey championship on March 20, 2011.

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON Acton-Boxborough forward Leah Cardarelli, left, fights for the puck with Hingham forward Catherine Linehan in the girls D1 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. Hingham won, 3-1. (Kelvin Ma)

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON Acton-Boxborough forward Leah Cardarelli, left, fights for the puck with Hingham forward Catherine Linehan in the girls D1 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. Hingham won, 3-1.

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- Hingham players rush to the glass to show off their trophy after defeating Acton-Boxborough to take the girls D1 hockey championship on March 20, 2011. (Kelvin Ma)

3/20/2011 -- BOSTON -- Hingham players rush to the glass to show off their trophy after defeating Acton-Boxborough to take the girls D1 hockey championship on March 20, 2011.

Speed Freaks

It’s getting to be winter championship season in Massachusetts, once again. This round, I was sent to the Reggie Lewis Center to photograph the MIAA Division 2 Indoor Track & Field Championships. Having run track in high school, it’s pretty odd that this was actually my first time ever covering it. Thankfully, everything was very familiar to me, so I got into a pretty good rhythm in knowing where to position myself for the best results, I hope.

It was a pretty good mix of action, though not much emotion until the girls’ two mile.

Here’s a selection of photos from the meet:

Boston, Mass. -- Stoughton's Greg Boursiquot, center, runs the 55 meter hurdles final, winning the event with a state record-setting performance, at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Stoughton's Greg Boursiquot, center, runs the 55 meter hurdles final, winning the event with a state record-setting performance, at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Mansfield's Patrick Greaney lands in the pit during hte long jump at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Mansfield's Patrick Greaney lands in the pit during hte long jump at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- From left, North Middlesex's Andrea Fanciullo, Algonquin's Sedona Murphy, and Central Catholic's Courtney O'Neil run a preliminary heat for the 55 Meter hurdles at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- From left, North Middlesex's Andrea Fanciullo, Algonquin's Sedona Murphy, and Central Catholic's Courtney O'Neil run a preliminary heat for the 55 Meter hurdles at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011.

Boston, Mass. -- Algonquin

Boston, Mass. -- Algonquin's Haley Laird unsuccessfully attempts the high jump at 5'6

Boston, Mass. -- Dracut's Kayla Springford reacts after losing in a sprint to Central Catholic's Nicolette Pelrine to place second in the 2 Mile at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Springford had pulled ahead by a large margin in the final lap, only to lose her lead in the final 50 meters. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Dracut's Kayla Springford reacts after losing in a sprint to Central Catholic's Nicolette Pelrine to place second in the 2 Mile at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Springford had pulled ahead by a large margin in the final lap, only to lose her lead in the final 50 meters.

Boston, Mass. -- The girls' relay teams pile on the podium at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- The girls 4x800 relay teams pile on the podium at the MIAA Division 2 Track and Field Championships on Feb. 19, 2011

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