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Soccer Ballin’

So it’s high school sports championship season — usually a time of year when I get to shoot a lot of sports for the Boston Herald. And it happens three times a year!

This installment of championship action comes from the state soccer finals in Worcester, where I had two games — D2 and D3 — on the docket. Here’s a little rundown from Saturday’s games.

11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Concord-Carlisle defender Bennet Simonton tries for a bicycle kick with his back to Nipmuc midfielder Kelly Rooney in the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 2 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010. Concord-Carlisle won, 2-1.


11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Concord-Carlisle midfielder Zach Bloom shields Nipmuc midfielder Peter Clark in the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 2 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010. Concord-Carlisle won, 2-1.

11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Concord-Carlisle defender Stowe Simonton steals a loose ball against Nipmuc midfielder Kelly Rooney in the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 2 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010. Concord-Carlisle won, 2-1.


11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Concord-Carlisle's bench rushes the field after beating Nipmuc, 2-1, to win the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 2 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010.


11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Lenox goalkeeper Andrew Bravo stuffs a shot attempt from Dover-Sherborn forward Sam Jordan in the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 3 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010. Dover-Sherborn won, 2-0.


11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Dover-Sherborn defender Chris Crowley gets caught up in traffic against Lenox in the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 3 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010. Dover-Sherborn won, 2-0.


11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Dover-Sherborn forward Cam Bielski gestures to the crowd after assisting on the second goal against Lenox in the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 3 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010. Dover-Sherborn won, 2-0.


11.20.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Dover-Sherborn forward Cam Bielski is mobbed by teammates after beating Lenox, 2-1, to win the MIAA Boys Soccer Division 3 Championship on Nov. 20, 2010.

Softball State Champs

Continuing with my high school sports marathon day from Saturday, here’s a selection of photos from the MIAA Division 2 Softball championship between Hudson and Stoneham. It wasn’t exactly a close game, but what put Hudson ahead was their defense, which always makes for good photos.

There was also some interesting backstories on this team, too, from the starting pitcher celebrating her birthday and the catcher hitting her first career home run.

6.19.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Hudson catcher Micehelle Serrantino tags out Stoneham first baseman Gia Ruczkowski at home in the second inning of the MIAA Division 2 state final on June 19, 2010.


6.19.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Hudson catcher Michelle Serrantino is congratulated by coach Steven Martin after hitting a 2-run home run, the first of her career, against Stoneham in the third inning of the MIAA Division 2 state final on June 19, 2010.


6.19.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Hudson center fielder Jasmin Volpe can't get to a bloop single from Stoneham in the MIAA Division 2 state final on June 19, 2010.


6.19.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Hudson second baseman Sarah Caragian breaks up the double play attempt on Stoneham second baseman Colleen O'Quinn in the MIAA Division 2 state final on June 19, 2010.


6.19.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Hudson starting pitcher Jurnee Serating-Ware, facing, is mobbed by teammates after closing out her win against Stoneham in the MIAA Division 2 state final on June 19, 2010.

Lacrosse State Champs!

It was a big weekend in Worcester for the MIAA spring sports state finals, namely softball and lacrosse. I always enjoy photographing these events, especially at the high school level where the enthusiasm is genuine and the access is phenomenal. I always get a lot of requests from parents for prints, too, which is just some icing on the cake and little beer money in my pocket.

Beautiful weather, plenty of sun (my farmer’s tan proves it), and good action made for a rewarding, albeit hectic (covered three games for the Herald), afternoon.

Here’s a selection from the MIAA Division 1 Lacrosse championship:

6.19.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Framingham midfielder Tanner Guarino loses possesion after a check from Longmeadow midfielder Stephanie Sabatini in the MIAA Division 1 final on June 19, 2010.


6.19.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Framingham midfielder Moira Barry rips a shot through traffic against Longmeadow in the MIAA Division 1 state final on June 19, 2010.


Framingham midfielder Moira Barry celebrates after scoring against Longmeadow in the MIAA Division 1 state final on June 19, 2010.


6.19.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Framingham defender Leigh Nicoll puts a cross check on Longmeadow attacker Eileen McDonald in the MIAA Division 1 state final on June 19, 2010.


6.19.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Framingham midfielder Tanner Guarino is mobbed by her teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in the closing seconds of Framingham's 8-7 win over Longmeadow for the MIAA Division 1 state title on June 19, 2010.


6.19.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — Members of the state champion Framingham lacrosse team kiss the trophy after beating Longmeadow on June 19, 2010.

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