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Nebraska State High School Football Championship: Class C1 Aurora vs. Ord

Covering the Nebraska State High School Football Championships in Lincoln, Neb. is always a treat. This year we had four teams we covered that played in championship games. One city school (Grand Island) and the other three are area teams (Aurora, Burwell and Ord). Two of these area teams Aurora and Ord matched up in what would be Ord’s first appearance in a state championship football game. These young men give it their all and are a lot of fun to photograph. Good times!

Aurora freshman Alexander Peters does a back flip as he and his teammates celebrate their 49-7 victory over Ord during the Class C1 Nebraska State High School Football Championship game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Tuesday.

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Nebraska State High School Football Championship: Class A Grand Island vs. Omaha Burke

Covering the Nebraska State High School Football Championships in Lincoln, Neb. is always a treat. This year we had four teams we covered that played in championship games. One city school (Grand Island) and the other three are area teams (Aurora, Burwell and Ord). Two of these area teams Aurora and Ord matched up in what would be Ord’s first appearance in a state championship football game. These young men give it their all and are a lot of fun to photograph. Good times!

Grand Island senior quarterback Cole Evans protects the ball while running by Omaha Burke senior linebacker Creighton Kimnach (8) during the Class A Nebraska State High School Football Championship at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Monday night.

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Nebraska State High School Football Championship: Class D1 Burwell vs. Creighton

Covering the Nebraska State High School Football Championships in Lincoln, Neb. is always a treat. This year we had four teams we covered that played in championship games. One city school (Grand Island) and the other three are area teams (Aurora, Burwell and Ord). Two of these area teams Aurora and Ord matched up in what would be Ord’s first appearance in a state championship football game. These young men give it their all and are a lot of fun to photograph. Good times!

Burwell senior wide receiver Joshua Urbanovsky falls over Creighton junior defensive back Thad Hazen during the Class D1 Nebraska State High School Football Championship at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Monday. Creighton won 32-30.

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Recent Coverage

There’s been a lot of breaking news, general news and sporting events I’ve covered recently. Here are some of those images.

Mexican Dance Academy of Nebraska folklore dancers perform during Dia de los Muertos at Central Community College.

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Sharpshooter

To say Kaitlyn Lilly is an accomplished trap and skeet shooter would be an understatement. The Grand Island Central Catholic Shooting Team senior has received many accolades for her accomplishments. Recently I had the honor of photographing Kaitlyn, meeting her and family at the Heartland Public Shooting Park in Alda, Neb. We took portraits showcasing her awards and other portraits for a school banner.

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Game Day: Minnesota vs. Nebraska Saturday, October 20, 2018

Nebraska now (1-6) won their first game under new head coach Scott Frost beating Minnesota 53-28 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.

Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan is upended by Nebraska safety Tre Neal Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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2018 Harvest of Harmony Parade

I photographed the 77th annual 2018 Harvest of Harmony Parade which was my third time at this spectacular event. The parade had 220 entries featuring 105 high school marching bands, 87 float entries and 28 pageant contestants. The parade lasted nearly four hours.

Makayla Stobbe, a Grand Island senior High School flag girl, performs while marching in the 2018 Harvest of Harmony Parade with her bandmates in downtown Grand Island.

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Game Night: Aurora vs. Grand Island Central Catholic Volleyball on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Grand Island Central Catholic Crusaders beat the Aurora Huskies volleyball team in three straight sets 25-17, 25-17, 25-16 at Aurora High School.

Aurora freshman Rachel Hunter bumps the ball on a Grand Island Central Catholic serve during the first set Tuesday night at Aurora High School.

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Game Day: Purdue vs. Nebraska Football Saturday, September 29, 2018

Its been a frustrating season so far for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team as they lose their fourth straight game to Purdue 42-28 on a dreary day at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.

Nebraska head coach Scott Frost yells at referees after a second personal foul call on the Huskers while playing Purdue at Memorial Stadium Saturday. Purdue beat Nebraska 42-28.

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Portraits and Personalities

These are several of my favorite portraits I’ve taken in my three years with The Grand Island Independent.

Blacksmith Randy Dack pours water onto a stocking holder he creates during Christmas Past and Present Saturday at the Stuhr Museum.

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