ongratulations to the ice hockey players that were named to The Star Ledger 2006-07 Winter Sports All-Stars, which were announced in today’s newspaper. We’ve watched these well deserving players on the ice during the regular and post-season matches.In addition to the boys All Stars, the Star Ledger also announced its Girls Ice Hockey 2006 – 2007 Winter Sports All Stars. Unfortunately, we only made it to one of the girl’s ice hockey games this year—Princeton Day School @ Pingry on February 1, 2007. We probably have photos of Pingry’s Liz Moore who is on the second team and PDS’ Bryanna Mayes who is on the third team. We will post their photos as soon as we locate our roster and identify them from our archives. Next season we will try to make a note to attend more of the girls’ games, which certainly deserve more recognition than they currently receive.
Special congratulations to those players that made it to the second and third team as well. They certainly are deserving of these honors and we wish everyone good luck next year whether it be in high school or college sports.
You can read more about these players by going to Mike Morreale’s article at the Star Ledger’s High School Sports Section
The Star-Ledger Winter Sports All-Stars: Ice Hockey -Kevin Healey St Augustine, Anthony Casale St Augustine, Mike Zuppe Christian Brothers Academy, Charles Nerbak Delbarton, Kyle Krannich Randolph, and Kyle Palmieri St Peter’s Prep
As much as we enjoy indoor sports, the outdoor season is upon us and we are ready to start enjoying a bit of fresh air and sunshine. If you are interested in photography coverage of your sporting events such as lacrosse or softball in the spring, please contact us and we’ll do our best to get to one of your games this season. We’ve got quite a few commitments already, but there are some slots left especially in the second half of May. Rain or shine, we can still photograph the action while you enjoy the event. Go to Booster Club Services for additional details.
We were at the NJSIAA Ice Hockey State Finals held at William G. Mennen Ice Arena on March 23, 2007 and got to watch two excellent and very close games. Photos taken during the NJSIAA State Ice Hockey Tournament of Champions Finals held at William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown New Jersey may now be viewed on-line. The game between the two public and the non-public high school galleries have about 300 images taken during the warm-ups, the game itself as well as some of the images taken after the game.
In addition to the photos in the galleries above, you can also view images taken by Rich Graessle of NY Greenpics and video footage taken by Phil McRimmon of NJHotshots. If I find galleries created by other photographers who also strobed the event, I will post them here as well. I am not trying to promote or endorse the quality of the competition. You are going to find their site anyway so you may as well learn about them from here. There were a dozen or more professional photographers at the event though there were only about six of us who were using professional strobes similar to those you would find at Continental Arena or other professional sports venues. Strobed action photos will look great small and still look spectacular (i.e. sharp and no noise & grain) blown up to a 20×30.
The fans were really there for their favorite sports teams and a special thanks to all the game officials! Enjoy the photographs!
Click to the links below if want to view all the photos.
A BIG shout out to all the photographers that were present at the game and using strobes. Everyone was real cooperative in coordinating Pocket Wizard frequencies and agreeing to bounce their lights off the ceiling as opposed to hitting the players with a powerful flash directly. I prefer direct light myself for that high-contrast Sports-Illustrated look but opted to bounce. I was afraid with so many of us strobing the place like the northern lights we could’ve been disruptive. I’m just happy indoor sports are over so I do not have to lug lights around everywhere anymore.
Ramapo High School held their 2007 Hall of Fame Awards banquet last night at The Brownstone in Paterson, NJ. Eugene Parciasepe, Jr. was there to photograph the festivities. You can also go to this link to view photos we have taken at various Ramapo High School Sports events including soccer, basketball and lacrosse.
Photo by: Eugene Parciasepe, Jr.
I was just reading through my April 2007 issue of Volleyball Magazine, which contains a host of great articles on the sport as well as strength and conditioning tips for those that want to excel in this fast moving sport. The awards section contains the 2006-2007 Gatorade Girls High School Volleyball Player of the Year Awards, including the player of the year for each state. The distinguished award for the State of New Jersey goes to Nina Camaioni of Williamstown High School. She and her team became the 2006 Group III champions when they defeated West Morris Central High School in a very close game during the Tournament of Champions Volleyball Group Finals held at the William Patterson University Recreation Center Gymnasium on November 11, 2006
Here are a few samples from the game
Photos by Alex Cena & Alan Maglaque