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

Arlington Lady Cardinals Girls Basketball – Brookings SD Sports Photography

From Thursday afternoon’s action.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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