Jim WeberThe Daily Memphian
Alex SlitzLexington Herald-Leader
Michael CaterinaSouth Bend Tribune
Judges: Randy Piland/Elon University, Scott Muthersbaugh/Freelance, Andrew Krech/Freelance, Abby Gibbs/Elon News Network, Jessica Rapfogel/Elon News Network
Lots of options in this category to the point the shots were very similar but very publishable. Lots of good shots entered. First place captured nice, sharp, peak action with faces. Second stood out with it's tight content and repetition of elements but some air around the hands and ball to give it separation of background. Third went back and forth amongst others but came back with it's different angle and timing.