June 2015

Tears of joy and defeat filled my June as the sports season came to an end for the summer. I also shot my third Westmoreland County Air Show, which was a challenge for me this year. I guess that is part of the newspaper grind: finding creative ways to freshly shoot an event you have photographed previously. I am certain it will be more difficult with more experience I gain, but these repeating assignments will serve as an opportunity to improve myself consistently.

Neshannock's Thomas Scott is overcome with emotion after beating Neumann-Goretti during the PIAA Class AA baseball title game at Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubano Park on Friday, June 12, 2015. Neshannock won 9-0.

Neshannock's Thomas Scott is overcome with emotion after beating Neumann-Goretti during the PIAA Class AA baseball title game at Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubano Park on Friday, June 12, 2015. Neshannock won 9-0.

Neshannock's Jason Swope (top) celebrates with his team their victory over Neumann-Goretti in during the PIAA Class AA baseball title game at Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubano Park on Friday, June 12, 2015. Neshannock won 9-0.

Neshannock's Jason Swope (top) celebrates with his team their victory over Neumann-Goretti in during the PIAA Class AA baseball title game at Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubano Park on Friday, June 12, 2015. Neshannock won 9-0.

Neshannock's Brandon Scheidemantle reacts after his team's victory over Neumann-Goretti in during the PIAA Class AA baseball title game at Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubano Park on Friday, June 12, 2015. Neshannock won 9-0.

Neshannock's Brandon Scheidemantle reacts after his team's victory over Neumann-Goretti in during the PIAA Class AA baseball title game at Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubano Park on Friday, June 12, 2015. Neshannock won 9-0.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Collin Liberatore, left, reacts with his brother Jack in the dugout after their loss to Eisenhower during a PIAA Class A quarterfinal game on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Slippery Rock University. Eisenhower won 3-2.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Collin Liberatore, left, reacts with his brother Jack in the dugout after their loss to Eisenhower during a PIAA Class A quarterfinal game on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Slippery Rock University. Eisenhower won 3-2.

Trinity's Sara Beecha reacts with teammates after their loss to Bethlehem Catholic in the PIAA Class AAA softball title game at Nittany Lion Softball Park at Penn State University's Beard Field on Friday, June 12, 2015. Trinity lost 2-0.

Trinity's Sara Beecha reacts with teammates after their loss to Bethlehem Catholic in the PIAA Class AAA softball title game at Nittany Lion Softball Park at Penn State University's Beard Field on Friday, June 12, 2015. Trinity lost 2-0.

Trinity softball passes rain delay time by holding a dance party with Greg the Gorilla during the PIAA Class AAA softball title game against Bethlehem Catholic at Nittany Lion Softball Park at Penn State University's Beard Field on Friday, June 12, 2015. Trinity lost 2-0.

Trinity softball passes rain delay time by holding a dance party with Greg the Gorilla during the PIAA Class AAA softball title game against Bethlehem Catholic at Nittany Lion Softball Park at Penn State University's Beard Field on Friday, June 12, 2015. Trinity lost 2-0.

David Cain of New Castle watches the field crew remove a tarp after a rain delay in the Knoch versus Abington Heights PIAA Class AAA baseball title game at Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubano Park on Friday, June 12, 2015. Knoch won 7-5.

David Cain of New Castle watches the field crew remove a tarp after a rain delay in the Knoch versus Abington Heights PIAA Class AAA baseball title game at Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubano Park on Friday, June 12, 2015. Knoch won 7-5.

Unity's Doug Cengia adds to his team's "baseball bat graveyard" after an American Legion game against Latrobe on Friday, June 26, 2015 in Whitney. Latrobe won 11-0.

Unity's Doug Cengia adds to his team's "baseball bat graveyard" after an American Legion game against Latrobe on Friday, June 26, 2015 in Whitney. Latrobe won 11-0.

A storm moves in after the first day of the Westmoreland County Air Show at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The expected storms held off for the entire air show.

A storm moves in after the first day of the Westmoreland County Air Show at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The expected storms held off for the entire air show.

Rob Holland in a Window World MXS and Jack Knutson in an Extra 300 S fly during the Westmoreland County Airshow on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe.

Rob Holland in a Window World MXS and Jack Knutson in an Extra 300 S fly during the Westmoreland County Airshow on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe.

Rob Holland in a Window World MXS, Matt Chapman in an Eagle 540, Jack Knutson in an Extra 300 S and Bill Stein in a Zivko Edge 540 collectively fly in a formation called "The 4ce" over rural Westmoreland County during a practice in between rain showers on Friday, June 19, 2015 in preparation for Saturday and Sunday's Westmoreland County Airshow at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe.

Rob Holland in a Window World MXS, Matt Chapman in an Eagle 540, Jack Knutson in an Extra 300 S and Bill Stein in a Zivko Edge 540 collectively fly in a formation called "The 4ce" over rural Westmoreland County during a practice in between rain showers on Friday, June 19, 2015 in preparation for Saturday and Sunday's Westmoreland County Airshow at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe.

The Navy's elite Blue Angels fly wing-to-wing during a display of their skills on the first day of the Westmoreland County Air Show at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The expected storms held off for their performance.

The Navy's elite Blue Angels fly wing-to-wing during a display of their skills on the first day of the Westmoreland County Air Show at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The expected storms held off for their performance.

Robert Mitchell, a fire police captain at Waterford, salutes as the PA Hero Walk passes through Ligonier on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Thursday, the group will continue to Blairsville, then to Lower Burrell on Saturday. The 320-mile, two-week journey along state Route 30 from Philadelphia to Lower Burrell raises money for veterans in need. About 12 to 15 people walk the full distance every year.

Robert Mitchell, a fire police captain at Waterford, salutes as the PA Hero Walk passes through Ligonier on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Thursday, the group will continue to Blairsville, then to Lower Burrell on Saturday. The 320-mile, two-week journey along state Route 30 from Philadelphia to Lower Burrell raises money for veterans in need. About 12 to 15 people walk the full distance every year.