NPPA: The Voice of Visual Journalists

Monthly News Clip Contest

1st Place Sports: “No Letting Go”
Gregory Drezdzon/Ohio News Photos

Orrville's Chase Hoobler (46) keeps his grasp on Copley's Devin Bates (40) for the tackle in the second quarter at Orrville. Orrville beat Copley 32-13.

Judges’ comments for the category

As is often the case, sports is strong, and we found a good range of peak sports action and things that look past the bruises on the field. No letting go is very strong because of the moment, the fact the player is entirely suspended in air, and his face is clear. Good peak action. Huddle works as our #2 because of the light, the moment, the angle. A strong take on a common shot, well handled. Head Save depicts such an odd moment, and does it so well, that we thought it deserved its place. Anybody who knows soccer will know what has just happened.

Drake Hokanson, Winona State University Kate Carlson, Winona360 Jake Rajewsky, Winona Daily News, Winona360

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R4 regional point tally

(year to date; the top 10 places are shown, plus ties)

1044
Marshall Gorby/Springfield News-Sun
722
Matt Detrich/The Indianapolis Star
682
Ryan Garza/The Flint Journal
540
John Tully/Concord Monitor
524
Kendra Stanley-Mills/The Muskegon Chronicle
364
Cory Morse/Grand Rapids Press
334
Nathaniel Morgan/The Midland Daily News
332
Barbara Perenic/Springfield News-Sun
304
Charlie Nye/The Indianapolis Star
294
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