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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Penn wins state soccer championship

Penn Brebeuf Jesuit State Championship

Penn’s Maya Lacognato, right, and Kristina Lynch (24) celebrate a goal against Brebeuf Jesuit during the IHSAA Class 2A Girls Soccer State Championship Game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Brebeuf Jesuit State Championship

Penn’s Molly McLaughlin (14) competes for the ball with Brebeuf Jesuit’s Hallie Pearson (19) and Alia Martin (23) during the IHSAA Class 2A Girls Soccer State Championship Game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Mishawaka Marian wins second-straight state soccer title

Mishawaka Marian Providence State Championship

Mishawaka Marian’s Johnathan Tavarez (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against Providence during the IHSAA Class A Boys Soccer State Championship Game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis. Marian won 4-0. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Mishawaka Marian Providence State Championship

Mishawaka Marian’s Jordan Morris, top, and Providence’s Nick Berry hit the turf after getting tangled while playing the ball during the IHSAA Class A Boys Soccer State Championship Game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis. Marian won 4-0. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Princeton, Indiana basketball standout Jackie Young

Jackie Young is arguably the best basketball player – boys or girls – in the state of Indiana. I had the opportunity to photograph her for an ALL USA TODAY basketball player of the year candidate feature last week. It became clear how good she is as soon as I walked into the high school and saw her game jerseys framed on the wall outside of the gym. She doesn’t graduate until the end of May. In January, she broke Indiana’s all-time high school scoring record previously held by Damon Bailey. Next season she will play at Notre Dame.

I had not shot a “sportrait” (sports portrait) in a while. This assignment reminded me of a weekly feature we would shoot in Wyoming featuring high school athletes called “Prep Athlete of the Week” where we would conceptualize and photograph a sportrait on the fly. A special thanks to Princeton athletics director Jason Engelbrecht and girls basketball coach Charles Mair who were awesome and went out of their way to help me get everything set up for the shoot.

Jackie Young

Princeton basketball standout Jackie Young poses for a portrait on Friday, April 1, 2016, in Princeton, Indiana. Young broke Damon Bailey’s Indiana high school career scoring record of 3,134. She will play for Notre Dame next season. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

Jackie Young

Princeton basketball standout Jackie Young poses for a portrait on Friday, April 1, 2016, in Princeton, Indiana. Young is an ALL USA TODAY basketball player of the year candidate. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Penn defeats Columbus North for first state championship

I photographed the Penn girls basketball team last night as they faced Columbus North for the IHSAA Class 4A state championship. The game was a freelance gig for my former employer, the South Bend Tribune. It was a cool experience to see a few familiar faces in the media room and on the court. Penn won 68-48, capturing the school’s first state championship.

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn players celebrate by piling up on the court after a 68-48 win against Columbus North in the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn head coach Kristi Kaniewski UIrich hugs guard Kamra Solomon (44) in the closing seconds of Penn’s 68-48 win against Columbus North in the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Illinois Class 3A Boys Golf State Finals

IHSA Class 3A Boys Golf State Finals

Hinsdale Central’s Kenneth Li reacts to teammates after finishing his second round of the IHSA Class 3A Boys Golf State Finals on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington, Ill. Li was the only player to break par in the tournament, firing four under helping Hinsdale Central capture their third-straight Class 3A title. (James Brosher/for the Chicago Tribune)

IHSA Class 3A Boys Golf State Finals

Barrington’s Joey Batliner blasts out of the sand on the 14th hole during the second round of the IHSA Class 3A Boys Golf State Finals on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington, Ill. (James Brosher/for the Chicago Tribune)

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Penn falls to Lake Central in regional championship

Penn Lake Central Regional Basketball

Lake Central’s Tyler Ross (25) reacts after a 57-55 win against Penn in a high school boy’s basketball regional championship game on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Michigan City, Ind. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Penn Lake Central Regional Basketball

Penn’s Jordan Geist (12) walks back to his bench after a 57-55 loss to Lake Central prompting a storming of the court by fans, pictured in background, in a high school boy’s basketball regional championship game on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Michigan City, Ind. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Penn defeats Riley for sectional championship

Penn Riley Sectional Basketball

Penn’s Christian Wittendorf (31) turns around to his teammates after cutting down a piece of the net following a 70-45 win against Riley in a high school boy’s basketball sectional championship game on Monday, March. 10, 2014, at Washington High School in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Penn Riley Sectional Basketball
Penn Riley Sectional Basketball

At left: Riley’s Ja’Mare Washington (52) puts up shot. At right: Riley’s Miquan Patton (24) puts up a shot under the basket. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Penn falls to Bedford North Lawrence in Class 4A title game

Penn Bedford North Lawrence State Championship

Penn’s Kaitlyn Marenyi, right, embraces teammate Lindsy Kline (12) after a 51-41 loss to Bedford North Lawrence in the IHSAA Class 4A girl’s basketball state championship game on Saturday, March. 8, 2014, at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Penn Bedford North Lawrence State Championship

Bedford North Lawrence’s Dominique McBryde (20) and Brittani Rizzi (23) blocks a shot from Penn’s Kaitlyn Marenyi (10) during the IHSAA Class 4A girl’s basketball state championship game on Saturday, March. 8, 2014, at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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