Posted tagged ‘high school’

Top 31 Moments in the UP! #22 – Remarkable catch caught on camera!

September 3, 2013
(Photo By Grandpa Camo)

(Photo By Grandpa Camo)

Being a camera man and shooting at any sporting event is fun. But shooting High school football is a real treat. When I first started out shooting with the big, Panasonic DVC Pro Tape camera it was tough to follow the football through the air. But after a while, I truly got the hang of it and captured one of the more remarkable catches I have ever seen through a lens.

Ishpeming was playing Pewamo-Westphalia in the Division 7 Semifinal game at the Superior Dome with the hopes of traveling to Ford Field for a chance at the state title. But the Hematites had to go to through the Pirates first on November 17, 2012. The Hematites pulled out the victory 8-7 thanks to some great defense but that wasn’t the key memory for me. The memory was capturing the Pirates only touchdown.

In the first quarter, from the Pirates own four yard line, junior quarterback Kyle Nurenberg fired a pass which deflected off Ishpeming’s Tyrus Millimaki and into the hands of 6-foot-6 junior wide receiver Lane Simon for a 94-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead. While Simon was streaking down the sideline, I got run over by the team cheering and jumping all over the place. I was cheering inside too because I was able to capture that amazing play on tape which is so hard to do in this industry.

During halftime, my colleague at the time Mike Ludlum said, “Did you get the touchdown?” I said, “I sure did. Perfectly!” Even our competition didn’t get the catch on camera. That was an awesome feeling!

I still watch the play from time to time just to remind myself how much I love shooting football and how I am proud of what I do for a living. Capturing that one moment may not be the difference in the world for the Ishpeming faithful, but I know people from downstate sure appreciated the great camera work I displayed that day on the sideline.

Check out the highlight below!

 

 

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One on One interview with Norway’s Bailey Grayvold

June 17, 2013

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer chats with newly graduated senior Bailey Grayvold about her high school softball career, family support, and exciting future at Lakeland College.

Photo Gallery: Marquette and Negaunee Tennis

June 9, 2013

Here are a few photos I snapped from the 5-3 regular season for Negaunee over Marquette. Enjoy!

 

Highlight Express May 23rd 2013

May 24, 2013

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer covers High School Softball at Ishpeming and Negaunee plus local golf, tennis, and track scores.

Photos of Golfers at Marquette Invitational

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Take a look at all these swings from Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, Kingsford, Gladstone, and Menominee.