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City Champs
  City Champs
City Champs

Not having been a basketball fan (until now), I was unaware of the tradition that follows winning a high school championship. Each member of the team climbs a ladder that has been placed below the basket (the one with which the game was won), scissors in hand. A piece of rope is retained by each member and the remains of the net are bestowed on a coach or outstanding team member.
At the Philadelphia City Championship game last Friday night. The best team from the Catholic League battled the best team from the Public League and won in a hard-fought "nail-biter" of a game!
The boy wearing the rope necklace is a Senior who will be off to college in the Fall.

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Gord MacEachern
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    Hi Michelle, a real feel good image and story, excellent work as always!!!

3/4/2013 7:05:04 AM

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Great capture, Michelle.

3/4/2013 10:03:09 AM

John Connolly
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A wonderful presentation and capture Michelle! This is my basketball lesson for today!

3/4/2013 11:02:19 AM

R. J. Laudenbacher
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I love the treatment you applied to this fabulous capture as well as your comp, Michelle. Wonderful capture.

3/4/2013 5:01:24 PM

Jeffrey R. Bange
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Beautiful capture and story line Michelle, I truly believe that you have found a new calling with your photography. Are you going to send a copy of this outstanding photo to each of them as I'm sure they would truly appreciate it.

3/4/2013 8:43:18 PM

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I LOVE the net string draping over the boys ears!

Sensational capture Mickey!!

3/5/2013 4:14:23 AM

William C. Raco
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Outstanding photo and treatment, Michelle!

3/5/2013 4:52:20 AM

Ann H. Belus
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Fantastic capture of the champs, Michelle; great story too!

3/5/2013 5:02:56 PM

Cathy a. Rose
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Great story and great capture!! They look so happy!!

3/7/2013 2:48:10 PM

Lindley Johnson
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A wonderful storytelling image, with wonderful tones, Michelle.

3/7/2013 3:33:07 PM

Connie J. Bagot
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This is a great portrait of these handsome young men! I really really REALLY like this!

3/8/2013 9:04:18 AM

Emile Abbott
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Great expressive capture, Michelle.

3/8/2013 10:04:31 AM

Rona L. Schwarz
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LOVE this one, Michelle! A wonderful story-telling image (for those who know the story) and for those who don't, thanks for the information. Terrific B&W treatment, too! I was not familiar with BB until I moved to Indiana and got season tickets. Now, with league tournaments and March Madness about to start, it's one of my favorite times of the year.

3/10/2013 8:08:40 PM

Thomas E. Hinds
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Beautiful work, Michelle! Love it!

3/14/2013 8:45:00 PM

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