Brazuca, the official match ball of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, was presented in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Dec. 3, 2013.
As the fall high school sports season wraps up with championship play, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the best pictures from 2013. These photos show the intensity of competition as well as the joy of victory and the agony of defeat.
With most high school fall sports playoffs nearing the finish, there are lots of emotions on the field – both from winners and losers – as they see their seasons come to a close. Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers saw action from many playoff games in Howard, Harford and Baltimore, Carroll and other counties last week, including soccer, field hockey, cross country, volleyball and football. The latest edition of the best of high school sports.
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Monday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 1.
Sept. 27 Photo Brief: Protests in Madrid, Pakistani earthquake survivors and organic farming in Germany
Spaniards protest after bringing charges of crimes against humanity against policemen they say tortured them in the 1970s, Pakistani earthquake survivors find their way in Labach, an organic farmer works on a soja field in southwestern Germany and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 26 Photo Brief: Russian Arms Expo 2013, fertilizer fire in Brazil and an adorable baby Panda in Taiwan
Russia shows off it’s military might during the “Russian Arms Expo2013,” in Brazil they battle a large fire at a fertilizer depot, in Taiwan the Taipei City Zoo releases new photos of the panda cub born in July and more in today’s daily brief.
Man versus nature, 3-year-old snooker prodigy, WWII war reenactors and more in today’s daily brief.
The Oakland Mills boys soccer team put together its highest overall win total (13) of the past decade last fall, finishing third in the county standings and making the 2A North regional championship along the way.
The team’s mix of senior leadership and young talent was the backbone of that breakthrough campaign. John Caldwell, who will be a junior this year, is one of those underclassmen that are now hoping to help the Scorpions take that next step toward competing for a county championship.
Caldwell finished his sophomore year season with five goals and five assists. That point total (15) put him among the county’s top 20 scorers.
Dec. 16 Photo Brief: Angel memorial for victims in Connecticut, Corinthians celebrate victory over UEFA Champion Chelsea, Tungurahua volcano awakens
Angel memorial for victims in Connecticut, Corinthians celebrate victory over UEFA Champion Chelsea, Tungurahua volcano awakens in Ecuador and more in today’s daily brief.
Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers Brian Krista, Nicole Munchel and Jen Rynda cover dozens of high school and youth sports competitions in the fall season. Football, field hockey, cross country and soccer fields are where they have spent many evenings and weekends — sometimes in the rain and cold — over the past three months.
Here’s a selection of their best — and favorite — shots from the season.