Today I photographed the 2014 NYSPHAA Class AA Basbeball Championship. The game pitted the Victor Blue Devils against the Shenendehowa Plainsmen at Main-Endwell High School outside of Binghamton. I had spent the 2013 season following the Blue Devils from spring training to their too-early loss in the state quarter finals so it was especially exciting to see them leap out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning before holding the Plainsmen scoreless and winning the game 3-0. Here are a few of my images of the boys celebrating the program’s second title in three years.

Jake Redding #1 and John Clemens # 9 of the Victor Blue Devils celebrate after Clemens made the final out to defeat the Shenendehowa Plainsmen in the NYSPHAA Class AA Championship.

Members of the Victor Blue Devils celebrate after defeating the Shenendehowa Plainsmen 3-0 during the 2014 NYSPHAA Class AA Baseball Championship at Gary Crooks Field on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Pitcher Dale Wickham #5 of the Victor Blue Devil raises the State Championship trophy with his team after defeating the Shenendehowa Plainsmen during the 2014 NYSPHAA Class AA Baseball Championship.

Pitcher Dale Wickham #5 of the Victor Blue Devils is congratulated by Tanner Brill #3 after winning 2014 NYSPHAA Class AA Baseball Championship. Wickham threw the win in an efficient 72 pitches.

Head coach Sean Rucker of the Victor Blue Devils is showered by his team after winning the NYSPHAA Class AA Baseball Championship. Rucker coached the Blue Devils to their second title in three years.

Dale Wickham #5 and Brett Prong #8 of the Victor Blue Devils are embraced by Alex Lambert and Bridget Whitehair after winning the 2014 NYSPHAA Class AA Championship.

Ben Clemens #26 of the Victor Blue Devils takes a selfie with the championship trophy after defeating the Shenendehowa Plainsmen during the 2014 NYSPHAA Class AA Baseball Championship.

Some of my selects from the third round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship at the First Niagara Center on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Devin Oliver #5 of the Dayton Flyers blocks Tyler Ennis #11 of the Syracuse Orange during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships at the First Niagara Center. Photo/Josh Barber

A fan of the Dayton Flyers reacts to a play during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships against the Syracuse Orange at the First Niagara Center on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Trevor Cooney #10 of the Syracuse Orange and Vee Sanford #43 of the Dayton Flyers compete for a ball during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships at the First Niagara Center.

Members of the Dayton Flyers pep band celebrate after the Flyers upset the Syracuse Orange during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships at the First Niagara Center.

Devin Oliver #5 of the Dayton Flyers celebrates after the Flyers upset the Syracuse Orange during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships at the First Niagara Center.

James Bell #32 and JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats compete with Philip Nolan #0 of the Connecticut Huskies for a loose ball during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Championships.

Villanova Wildcat cheerleaders perform during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships against the Connecticut Huskies at the First Niagara Center on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in

Lasan Kromah #20 of the Connecticut Huskies makes a defensive rebound during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships agains the VIlllanova Wildcats at the First Niagara Center.

Henry Lowe #0 Patrick Farrell #20 and Nick McMahon #20 of the Villanova Wildcat react as their teams trails late in the game during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships.

Tyler Olander #10 Amida Brimah #35 and Niels Giffey #5 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrate after their upset of the Villanova Wildcats during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Championships

Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats argues a call with official Antinio Petty as his team trails late in the second half against the Connecticut Huskies during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships at the First Niagara Center on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Buffalo, N.Y. (Photo/ Josh Barber)

Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats argues a call with official Antinio Petty as his team trails late in the second half against the Connecticut Huskies during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships at the First Niagara Center on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Buffalo, N.Y. (Photo/ Josh Barber)

Photos from the first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships at the First Niagara Center on Thursday March 20, 2014 in Buffalo N.Y.

DeAndre Bermbry #43 and Ronald Roberts Jr. #13 of the Saint Joseph's Hawks defend as Shabazz Napier of the Conneticut Huskies goes to the basket during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Championship.

Darrun Hillard II of the VIlloanova Wildcats shoots during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship at First Niagara Center on Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Connor Tava #2 and Austin Richie #22 of the Western Michigan Broncos react from the bench as their team trails the Syracuse Orange during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Championships.

Cheerleaders from the Syracuse Orange entertain the crowd during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Basketball Championships against the Saint Joseph's Hawks at First Niagara Center.

Members of the Milwaukee Panthers prepare for the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Basketball Championships against the Villanova Wildcats at First Niagara Center on Thursday, March 20, 2014

Head Coach Kevin Ollie of the Conneticut Huskies motions to his players during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Basketball Championships against the Saint Joseph's Hawks.

Lasan Kromah #20 of the Conneticut Huskies and Langston Galloway #10 of the Saint Joseph's Hawks collide during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Basketball Championships.

Trevor Cooney #10 of the Syracuse Orange celebrates a basket during the game against the Western Michigan Broncos during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Basketball Championships.

A member of the Ohio State Buckeyes band watches as the game against the Dayton Flyers is tied 55-55 with 1:30 left in regulation during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Championships.

The Milwaukee Wolverines bench reacts to a basket during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Basketball Championships against the Villanova Wildcats at First Niagara Center.

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Competitors warm up for the 2014 NCAA Division III Diving Regional for Region 4 at Judson Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. (Photo/ Josh Barber)

Me and a few classmates worked together to cover the NCAA Division III Region 4 Diving Championship. Check out the results which we published as blog.

It was a great experience to work as a team and to have the human resources to set up a lot of remotes to capture cool and different images like the one above.

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Competitors warm up for the 2014 NCAA Division III Diving Regional for Region 4 at Judson Pool on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. (Photo/ Josh Barber)

Me and a few classmates worked together to cover the NCAA Division III Region 4 Diving Championship. Check out the results which we published as blog.
It was a great experience to work as a team and to have the human resources to set up a lot of remotes to capture cool and different images like the one above.