I was at the game and am a professional photographer. If you would like to see images from the game go to my site at http://www.sportshots.org
Don't have to buy a thing to look and I don't expect you to. Looking will give you a feel for what was happening. A back and forth game with momentum going both ways at various times.
The kid of game that has one feeling it is a shame that anyone loses. Good weather, good field, good fans on both sides and a hard fought contest.
Will be interesting to see how North Star does at State. Their Basketball Title was the first State Championship for the school if fans are to be believed. Now they play for a Football title in the same year. This has the whole community excited. Win or lose, they are having a good ride.
As I wrote, I photograph for a living. I shoot for the Pierce County Tribune often and have done sports and news photography for a number of years. Have been shooting professionally since the early 1970's and have taught photo classes, seminars and workshops during that time from the US Army to College. I photograph a lot with the larger View Cameras, mainly 5x7 and 8x10 inch film size. Have worked with film up to 20x24 inches in size(Polaroid massive camera - one of a half dozen in existence in this size) but mainly hand processed work in my own darkroom. I print in traditional Silver B&W, hand poured Platinum/Palladium and hand poured Carbon tissue images. I mix my own chemistry and process my B&W sheet film in the dark by inspection(a dark green safelight on at times to check how the latent image is developing), a one sheet at a time process that allows me to control development as I see how it is coming during the process.
Went to High School at Minot Model when my father was stationed at Minot Air Force Base. About 6 years ago we moved back and live North of Rugby about 15 miles on old farmstead. Nice and quiet and a great location for my work photographing the quiet landscape, abandoned farmsteads and farming related activity. Love being back in North Dakota again. Good people and good light and an enjoyable place to live.
Sports photography is a lot of fun. You get one chance and it is over. You can't re-do action photos. You either get it or you miss it. With the Single Lens Cameras we use for Sports... if you see the action in the viewfinder - you did not get the picture. At the moment of image capture the screen is blacked out. Digital has made some things easier at the same time it presents new challenges and problems. Either way, I work to get the best images I can.
If you visit the website and look at the images be aware I shoot a bit 'loose' at many of the events so I can capture more of the feel of the game and more participants. If I were only shooting for newspapers I would shoot fewer images..., nowhere near as many. But, papers use one or two at the most of nearly any event. So, I started putting images up this way for greater exposure as well as more sales. Take a look and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do taking them.
In my younger years I participated in Baseball, wrestling and boxing. Baseball in HS, Wrestling in HS, College and AAU tournaments and Boxing at the amateur level for 11 years as well as a sparring partner for a few pro's during the time. Didn't turn pro because I cut too easily and if you even look at my nose I started bleeding. Don't think I had more than a few fights in that time where I wasn't bleeding. Fought for the Minot Air Force Base team when we were in North Dakota during my High School years. Sure was a great experience and I met some pretty good folks like Wilber Spotted Wolf and Sammy Woods, two guys I remember from the squared circle. At any rate... I have no photos of my sports participation. I shoot partly hoping those who see what I do have the chance for some images of the greatest times of their life. Young, healthy and active and doing what they enjoy before they have to face reality and work for a living. The few who end up in the pro ranks have short careers due to the nature of the beast... and I have a good file of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice to Johnny Bench and Steve Garvey. All thanks to the cameras and shooting for publication and teams through the years. High School and kids sports is fun and enjoyable. So, take a look and I hope you enjoy the images.