Once a newspaperman, always one

Once a newspaperman, always one

After graduation from Floyd County High School in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, I left my rural area to pursue a career as a newspaperman. Four decades later, I returned to the county after 17 years with daily newspapers, 12 years as a political operative and...
When ‘no’ was a preface to ‘yes’

When ‘no’ was a preface to ‘yes’

Had lunch the other day with an old friend from high school, actually an old girlfriend. We never dated in high school but hooked up in the late sixties when I worked as a reporter for the The Roanoke Times in Southwestern Virginia and she attended an area college. In...
Following the volleyballers

Following the volleyballers

I’ve spent the past 14 years shooting high school sports for media and it is interesting how some of the sports have evolved. One is volleyball, which has become a more popular sport among the young ladies on the high school teams and the...
Getting the cheers

Getting the cheers

Cheerleaders are a staple of sports, from high schools into colleges and with professional basketball and football teams. I find high school sports cheerleaders the best to photograph because of their energy and athleticism.  They add to the game without distraction...
Quiet moments in sports

Quiet moments in sports

Sports is often a lot of action, but there are quiet, reflective moments that draws my interests in different events.  Two cases in point.  The stare of the volleyballers at the net while they await the serve from their opponent or the quiet beauty of a golfer waiting...