Joel RosenbaumVacaville Reporter
Bill AlkoferOrange County Register
Michael ChowThe Arizona Republic
This was one of the tougher categories to figure out the winning order. We went with the first place image because the photographer caught the star of the game, framed nicely, celebrating his win. Second place was probably our favorite image, but the lack of caption details and the unnecessary hands on the right side of the frame, knocked it down a spot for us. We had to recognize the unique angle captured by the photographer of the third-place image. There were a few images that had better moments, but we wanted to reward this one for thinking outside the box.
Judges: Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch, Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch