Francis GardlerLincoln Journal Star
Hunter DykeColumbia Daily Tribune
Danny DamianiThe Post-Crescent
Lots of jubilation/dejection photos here, there's got to be more to sports features than that. This being said, we picked the best of what saw. First place had great energy and a composition that kept you in the frame. Second also offered energy and a little attitude but might have placed higher if more of the environment could be seen for context. Third was the most unusual thanks to composition and light, we just wish there was a little more happening in the two halves of the frame.
Judges: Ron Erdrich/Abilene Reporter-News, Nellie Doneva/Freelance