Happy New Year!
Starting this year, I will update my blog once a month with my favorite frames. This month, the Tribune-Review has kept me incessantly shooting “polar vortex” features and high school basketball. Since I’ve shot so many games recently, it has been fun to see the top teams and players progress as they wrap-up their regular seasons. With so much talent in the county, I’m itching for WPIAL rivals to meet in the postseason!
Jeannette’s Julian Batts reacts after draining a three-pointer against Serra Catholic on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Jeannette High School. Jeannette won their senior game 59-39.
Franklin Regional’s Jake Roberge is introduced prior to the game against Fox Chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Fox Chapel High School. Fox Chapel won 57-39.
Greensburg Salem’s Max Ponzanick (35) hauls in a rebound against Penn-Trafford’s Mike Barnes (35) on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 during the Coaches vs. Cancer Backyard Brawlz tournament at Seton Hill University’s Salvitti Gymnasium. Greensburg Salem won 47-42.
Franklin Regional’s Andrew Sederholm dives during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association diving meet on Jan. 31, 2014 at Derry Area High School.
Greensburg Salem’s Vincent DeFazio (3) scores a goal past Greensburg Central Catholic’s goalkeeper Patrick Teich on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at Centre Ice Arena in Delmont. Greensburg Salem won 12-1.
Penn-Trafford’s Athena Biondi, center, and Kaila Simcoviak, right, congratualte Casey Aunkst (13) after Aunkst scored the game-winning basket against Hempfield on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Penn-Trafford High School. Aunkst missed then scored off her own rebound to give the Lady Warriors a buzzer-beating 63-62 win.
One Eastern Gray Squirrel chases another as they search for food in the snow on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Legion-Keener Park in Latrobe.
Trooper Steve Limani, a spokesman for state police at the Greensburg barracks, works the crime scene at Hempfield Towers on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, where police fatally shot a man after he stabbed his girlfriend to death.
Sydney Matijevic, 9, listens to several speeches while in the arms of her father John while her sister Isabella, left, and mother Krista, center left, hug on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 during an anti-violence rally in front of Jeannette city hall. Marchers walked down Clay Avenue to Keynote Cafe. City has had several recent shootings. Some people have complained to city council about drug dealers in the city.
Thomas Arone is complimented while brushing off Robert Higareda’s deer sculpture during the speed carving contest on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 during the 23rd Annual Ligonier Ice Fest at the town’s diamond.
Rich Wise, a worker with the City of Jeannette Public Works, uses a snow blower to clear a sidewalk under a bridge on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 along 4th Street.
Jerry Fesh, of New Stanton, keeps warm as he sits in the the only rocking chair in the dining room on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at the Jeannette Senior Center. Fesh likes to come to the center to “hang out,” but the weather detered many of his friends from visiting.
David Williams, of Greensburg, washes one of many Hempfield Area School District buses during his day off on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at First Student charter bus rental. Williams has been busing students for seven years and said he always looks forward to high school football and baseball seasons.
Frank Jacobyansky signals the start of the pludge into the Youghiogheny River on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Yough River Park. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Connellsville Polar Bear Club’s annual New Year’s Day swim, which was started by Jacobyansky.