May 2015

This month wrapped up district softball and baseball, which provided for some compelling emotion, as well as a trip east with my boss Barry to state track. Reaction photos are my absolute favorite so I always get extremely excited when these all-or-nothing games are assigned to me. Here are my best few of the month, including some news assignments.

Mohawk's Samantha Carr cries as she embraces Christine Jones after their loss to Deer Lakes during the WPIAL Class AA softball championship on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at California University of Pennsylvania. Deer Lakes won 13-5.

Mohawk's Samantha Carr cries as she embraces Christine Jones after their loss to Deer Lakes during the WPIAL Class AA softball championship on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at California University of Pennsylvania. Deer Lakes won 13-5.

Girls warm up in the pole vault area at the Class AA PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University on May 23, 2015 in Shippensburg. 

Girls warm up in the pole vault area at the Class AA PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University on May 23, 2015 in Shippensburg. 

Greensburg Central Catholic's Jake Nesser collides with Riverview's Brandon Davis at home plate on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Mt. Pleasant Area High School. Nesser was tagged out. GCC won 11-1 in five innings.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Jake Nesser collides with Riverview's Brandon Davis at home plate on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Mt. Pleasant Area High School. Nesser was tagged out. GCC won 11-1 in five innings.

Bishop Canevin's Mitchel Taufer is consoled by JT Hirschfield after their loss to Greensburg Central Catholic during the WPIAL Class A semifinals on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at West Mifflin High School. GCC won 4-3.

Bishop Canevin's Mitchel Taufer is consoled by JT Hirschfield after their loss to Greensburg Central Catholic during the WPIAL Class A semifinals on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at West Mifflin High School. GCC won 4-3.

Mt. Pleasant assistant Chris Firmstone talks to Chris Wagner during a baseball game against Derry on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Mt. Pleasant High School. Mt. Pleasant won 15-5.

Mt. Pleasant assistant Chris Firmstone talks to Chris Wagner during a baseball game against Derry on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Mt. Pleasant High School. Mt. Pleasant won 15-5.

Mt. Pleasant cleans up their baseball field after their 15-5 win over Derry on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Mt. Pleasant High School.

Mt. Pleasant cleans up their baseball field after their 15-5 win over Derry on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Mt. Pleasant High School.

Neshannock's Tyler Perry hoists the trophy as he celebrates with teammates their win over Quaker Valley during the WPIAL Class AA Championship on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Consol Energy Park in Washington. Neshannock won 4-0.

Neshannock's Tyler Perry hoists the trophy as he celebrates with teammates their win over Quaker Valley during the WPIAL Class AA Championship on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Consol Energy Park in Washington. Neshannock won 4-0.

Knoch pitcher Alex Stobert reacts with teammates after their win over Montour during the WPIAL Class AAA semifinal game on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at West Mifflin High School. Knoch won 2-0.

Knoch pitcher Alex Stobert reacts with teammates after their win over Montour during the WPIAL Class AAA semifinal game on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at West Mifflin High School. Knoch won 2-0.

Quaker Valley's John Medich tags out Neshannock's Jason Swope at home plate during the WPIAL Class AA Championship on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Consol Energy Park in Washington. Neshannock won 4-0.

Quaker Valley's John Medich tags out Neshannock's Jason Swope at home plate during the WPIAL Class AA Championship on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Consol Energy Park in Washington. Neshannock won 4-0.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Collin Liberatore, bottom right, is mobbed by teammates after winning the WPIAL Class A Championship against California on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Consol Energy Park in Washington. GCC won 6-4.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Collin Liberatore, bottom right, is mobbed by teammates after winning the WPIAL Class A Championship against California on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Consol Energy Park in Washington. GCC won 6-4.

Deer Lakes' Maria Taliani, center, hugs pitcher Tiffany Edwards, right, as they celebrate with teammates their win over Mohawk during the WPIAL Class AA softball championship on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at California University of Pennsylvania. Deer Lakes won 13-5.

Deer Lakes' Maria Taliani, center, hugs pitcher Tiffany Edwards, right, as they celebrate with teammates their win over Mohawk during the WPIAL Class AA softball championship on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at California University of Pennsylvania. Deer Lakes won 13-5.

Burrell's Nicole Scherer reacts after winning the 100-meter dash at the Class AA PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University on May 23, 2015 in Shippensburg. Scherer's time was 12.32.

Burrell's Nicole Scherer reacts after winning the 100-meter dash at the Class AA PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University on May 23, 2015 in Shippensburg. Scherer's time was 12.32.

Hempfield's Hayden Fox touches the bar during his pole vault at the Class AAA PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University on May 22, 2015 in Shippensburg. 

Hempfield's Hayden Fox touches the bar during his pole vault at the Class AAA PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University on May 22, 2015 in Shippensburg. 

Mourners watch from Route 30 as a hearse escorts Ligonier Township police Lt. Eric Eslary after his funeral at Holy Trinity Catholic Church to Ligonier Valley Cemetery on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Mourners watch from Route 30 as a hearse escorts Ligonier Township police Lt. Eric Eslary after his funeral at Holy Trinity Catholic Church to Ligonier Valley Cemetery on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Alyssa Yushak, 9, of Latrobe feels a play trolley with the encouragement of her grandfather Wayne Rhodes of Youngstown on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Legion-Keener Park in Latrobe. Though Yushak is blind, the feelings of slides, swings and jungle gyms make parks one of her favorite places to have fun.

Alyssa Yushak, 9, of Latrobe feels a play trolley with the encouragement of her grandfather Wayne Rhodes of Youngstown on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Legion-Keener Park in Latrobe. Though Yushak is blind, the feelings of slides, swings and jungle gyms make parks one of her favorite places to have fun.

Ligonier Township Police Chief Michael Matrunics wipes his eye during a press conference describing the death of Lt. Eric Eslary on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Ligonier Township Police Department. Eslary was killed early Tuesday when a van headed the wrong way on Route 30 West struck his sport utility vehicle head-on in front of Idlewild Park, according to police reports. K-9 Blek was taken to Monroeville for surgery.  

Ligonier Township Police Chief Michael Matrunics wipes his eye during a press conference describing the death of Lt. Eric Eslary on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Ligonier Township Police Department. Eslary was killed early Tuesday when a van headed the wrong way on Route 30 West struck his sport utility vehicle head-on in front of Idlewild Park, according to police reports. K-9 Blek was taken to Monroeville for surgery.