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“March Madness… Hoops du Jour… Bring Your a-Game… Game-Face… I (Still) Love This Game…” March 1 – 3, 2013.


Kingston head coach Ron Kelder (left) embraces starting guard Justin Robinson (#12) late in the fourth quarter of their Section 9 Boys Class AA Championship game against FDR at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Robinson had 13 points as Kingston defeated FDR 80 – 52.  © CHET GORDON/Times […]

"March Madness is (finally) Here…!" March 2011.


More like “Maddening…” Newburgh players (L – R, in blue): Parish Canty (#15), Antonio Harper (#2) and Dominique Jacobs (#11) reach for a rebound with Mount Vernon defenders Givvion Jones (#22) and Jabarie Hinds (#55) during their Class AA Regional Semi-Finals game at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY on Tuesday, March 8, […]

HS Basketball Sectional Championships. aka "March Madness…"

Did somebody ask if I wanted to work through this weekend…? This is perhaps my favorite time of year for work, particulary covering sports. It is (finally) the beginning of the high school sectional championship games here in our area. Besides covering marquee events like graduation at West Point, the annual Army – Navy football […]

MARCH MADNESS! – Slideshow.

Here’s a take on some of my favorite images (and outtakes at the end) from the 10 games I’ve covered in various venues so far this month in the HS Section IX Playoffs here in our coverage area. I will update with a shorter version and clean up some of the captioning as well. Enjoy. […]

MARCH MADNESS! – Part V – *"Let’s Go to the Videotape…!"

As longtime NY sportscaster Warner Wolff would say, “Let’s go to the videotape…!” After a much needed full day off yesterday, I’m finally getting around to harnessing my thoughts on Friday night’s State Quarterfinal games over in Westchester; including Will Bouton’s heroic heave that gave Newburgh Free Academy their one point win over longtime rival […]

MARCH MADNESS! – Part IV – (Game Winner, Buzzer-Beater, Hail-Mary, Holy S#?T…!!!, WOW…!!!)

It was some night…!!! I don’t think I’ve had this kind of excitement in shooting sports since the days when I regularly covered the Knicks, Yankees, etc. while on the pro sports beat earlier in my career. Both of our local teams I covered last night won and now they both advance to the NY […]

MARCH MADNESS! – Part III – (The Best Seat in the House…)

Tonight is T-H-E Game! Two of ’em in fact. The hottest ticket in town for HS playoff basketball anywhere in the area. For both Boys and Girls in their NY State Quarterfinal games over in Westchester at Pace University. The two best schools in our coverage area that I’ve been covering all season, Kingston HS […]

MARCH MADNESS! – Part II – (Winding down…)

“Go Early…” 9:15AM. Day #2. Arriving at SUNY New Paltz for the second full day of four Section 9 Championship basketball games in New Paltz, NY on Sunday, March 8, 2009. *I am still winding down from the weekend’s work, which actually all started Friday night after work to help a fellow staffer take down […]

MARCH MADNESS! – (High School Style) March 2009.

“AWESOME, BABY…!!!” I can almost hear famed ESPN sportscaster Dick Vitale doing promos and calling games during the NCAA’s Men’s Basketball Tournament. Well a different level of “March Madness” has begun here in the Hudson Valley for me this year. Beginning this week, I’ll be covering 10 HS basketball games, will probably help out another […]

“It’s Officially Here…” 1•March•12

Newburgh guard Antonio Harper (#2, right) and Mount Vernon's Quadere Lovell (#2, left) eye a rebound during their Class AA Regional Semi-Finals game at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Mount Vernon defeated NFA

I’m talking about the March Playoff Basketball post season, known as “March Madness.” (certainly not yesterday’s snowy & rainy weather.) Later today I will install four Dyna-Lite strobes in one of my favorite venues in the area; the Wellness Center gym up at  SUNY New Paltz. I then have the big Section IX Semi-Finals game […]

HS Basketball Sectional Championships & NY State Tournament games. March 2010.

aka “March Madness…” Before I could even turn around and catch my breath after last weekend’s work, which began Friday night in helping out a colleague retrieve strobes from a local college gym after his two games, I found myself right in the middle of the craziness at this level of HS playoff basketball competition. […]

"STATE CHAMPIONS…!!!" NFA defeats Niagara Falls HS 62 – 42 in Glens Falls, NY.

*Is this what they mean by MARCH MADNESS…??? Well, It’s taken a little longer than expected to recover from my coverage of NFA’s semifinal game on Saturday and championship game on Sunday up in Glens Falls, NY. When I say recover – I mean just that. Physically, mentally and even for a few moments, emotionally. […]

My 2011 POY. (Pictures of the Year.)


Yep. It’s that time of the year again. The task of combing through one’s archive for the year’s best images and posting them somewhere out here in cyber-land for viewers to possibly notice, and hopefully appreciate. These are my six favorites that were made for work during the year. (We’ve been asked to submit only […]

*Homage to Kingston & NFA Basketball* – Final Take. April•2010

“…Baby, I’m from New York… Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, There’s nothing you can’t do, Now you’re in New York…” -Alicia Keys. NFA vs. Middletown. Kingston vs. Minisink. Mix in the possibility of a Newburgh – Mount Vernon rematch in the NY State Quarterfinals at West Point’s Chrystl Arena in mid-March. What a […]

"Recapping My 2009…"

*”Oh No, Not another look at a photographer’s “Best of 2009″ post out here in cyberspace…!” Yea, I figured it was time to get around to sifting through my favorite 10, 20, uh, probably more like 40+ favorite images from the past year. Hey, It’s my blog, right…? After a bit of teeth-clenching, sleepless nights, […]