State AA Girls Basketball Tournament – Rapid City Stevens vs Aberdeen Central

A few from last weekend’s action at Frost Arena in Brookings.

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Varsity Boys State Hockey – Brookings SD Sports Photography

Three days of wild hockey action last weekend.

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Brookings Wrestling vs Aberdeen Central- Brookings South Dakota Sports Photography

Rachel’s boyfriend Paul and his teammates from Aberdeen Central came to Brookings this week to Challenge the Bobcats in varsity wrestling action.

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Chester vs ORR Girls District Basketball – Brrokings South Dakota Sports Photography

Happiness for Rutland seniors Bree and Taylor was ORR’s winning of the District Championship last night at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. The Chester Lady Flyers came up short in the last minute of the game. Check out a few pictures from last night’s action below.

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Entringer Classic – Madison vs Castlewood – Brookings SD Sports Photography

Madison took on Castlewood on Saturday afternoon during the Entringer Scholarship Classic in Brookings.

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Entringer Classic – ORR vs DeSmet – Brookings SD Sports Photography

Check out a few images from ORR’s game against DeSmet in the Entringer Scholarship Classic Saturday afternoon.

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Entringer Classic – Chester vs Lake Preston – Brookings SD Sports Photography

Chester faced Lake Preston in the Entringer Scholarship Classic Saturday afternoon.

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Swiftel Classic – Canistota vs Summit – Brookings South Dakota Sports Photography

Kalya and her teammates faced the girls from Summit last night. Check out a few images below and see more in this week’s Canistota Clipper.

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Swiftel Classic – ORR vs Hamlin – Brookings South Dakota Sports Photography

Last night I got some great shots of Luke driving to the basket. Check out the images below from ORR’s tough loss to Hamlin.

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Swiftel Classic – ORR vs Flornce/Henry – Brookings South Dakota Sports Photography

Check out a few images from the ORR Lady Raiders game at the Swiftel Classic in Brookings this morning as they took on the girls from Florence/Henry.

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Entringer Classic – Hamlin Chargers vs Dell Rapids Quarriers – Brookings South Dakota Sports Photography

The last game of the Entringer Scholarship Classic was Dell Rapids Public going against the Hamlin Chargers. Wes Hansen (23) was one of our seniors this summer. It’s always fun when you know someone that is playing. It looks as if Dells will have another strong team this year. Here are a few images from the game.

Entringer Classic – Flandreau vs Deubrook Boys Basketball – Brookings SD Sports Photography

More images from the Entringer Scholarship Classic.

Entringer Classic – Madison Bulldogs vs Elkton-Lake Benton Elks – Brookings South Dakota Sports Photography

The Madison Bulldogs played with intensity against the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks. No one was more intense than Tyler Wiebe. Check out images below from the game.

FOUL! MHS vs Elkton-Lake Benton at the Entringer Classic

Tyler Wiebe didn’t make this shot against ELkton-Lake Benton’s Tyler Rolf.

Entringer Classic – ORR vs Castlewood Boys Basketball – Brookings SD Sports Photography

Check out these images from the ORR/Castlewood game at the Entringer Scholarship Classic.

Entringer Classic – Chester vs Estelline Boys Basketball – Brookings SD Sports Photography

Last year, the Chester Flyers went to the state tournament in Rapid City. It’s my first look at this year’s team as they faced Estelline Saturday afternoon in Brookings.

Entringer Classic – Lake Preston vs Sioux Valley Boys Basketball – Brookings SD Sports Photography

Check out these images from this afternoon’s game.

ORR Lady Raiders at the Swiftel Classic – Brookings SD Sports Photography

Swiftel Classic – Deubrook Lady Dolphins vs Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warriors – Brookings SD Sports Photography

Check out some images from the Deubrook Lady Dolphins and Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds game from action at the Swiftel Classic in Brookings. Please contact the studio at 586-4143 for more information.

ORR Raiders vs Summit at the Swiftel Classic – Brookings South Dakota Sports Photography

Dacey and I went up to Brookings yesterday afternoon to watch the Raiders take on the Summit Eagles at the annual Swiftel Classic. Some things stay the same year after year: the intensity of Coach Malcomb and the tongues sticking out by a few of Dacey’s friends. The Raiders struggled with turnovers and came close to winning but couldn’t overcome the Summit lead.

Lake County International Madison 5th and 6th Grade Youth Football at Brookings

Here are a few of Josh and his friends on the LCI Team playing last Saturday morning in Brookings.

Rutland Girls at the Brookings 5K Fun Run

Rachel and her friends ran the Brookings 5K Fun Run on Saturday.

ORR vs Lake Preston: District 4B Championship Boys Basketball – Brookings SD Sports Photography

The Raiders’ season ended last night and for many of the players, the District 4B Championship was the last game of their high school career. I’ve known many of the players since they were little and I can call many of them friends. Since it was the last game I’ve included more than the usual number of pictures of Alex, Blake and the rest of the team.

If you would like a print of one of these images please call the studio at (605)586-4143.

Lake Preston Boys Basketball: District 4B Champions: Brookings South Dakota Sports Photography

Lake Preston defeated the boys from ORR on Saturday night at the Swiftel Center to clinch the District 4B crown.

Usually I don’t comment on newspaper photographers. At the Swiftel Center, the best place to be is either right next to the basket or sitting on the edge of the floor. That way you don’t block the someone else’s view. I’ve done this long enough to develop a 6th sense about where the best place to be to capture the action. The image of the ball at the end of the fingertips is great but there is so much more to the game than a player taking a shot. I don’t use flash when photographing basketball. I don’t like the look of the harsh shadows and I imagine the flash might be a distraction to the players during the game. Flash is a necessity during the football season after sunset. Even then I hate using it.

I get asked all the time: are there more pictures? Usually the answer is yes, but I try to include the best while having a variety of players. Most games, the point guard is the subject of more images than the other players. My friend and former sports editor of the Madison Daily Leader, Dan Holsworth, used to say, I only need ONE picture for the newspaper.

Here are a few pictures from the game last night.

If you would like a print of one of these images please call the studio at (605)586-4143.

Arlington Boys Basketball: Districts – Brookings South Dakota Sports Photography

Arlington’s season ended on Saturday night as they faced Castlewood in the District 3B Championship game. Here are a few images from the action at the Swiftel Center.

If you would like a print of one of these images please call the studio at (605)586-4143.

Castlewood Boys Basketball: District 3B Champs – Brookings South Dakota Sports Photography

Here are a few from last night’s District 3B Championship game: Castlewood vs Arlington.

If you would like a print of one of these images please call the studio at (605)586-4143.