Daryan Hanshew fights Zach Richardson in the 135 lb Mixed Martial Arts fight at the Redemption 9 cage fighting event at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Honshu lost the fight by decision after going a full three rounds. The loss gives Hanshew a 3-3 record in amateur mixed martial arts fighting.

Daryan Hanshew fights Zach Richardson in the 135 lb Mixed Martial Arts fight at the Redemption 9 cage fighting event at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Honshu lost the fight by decision after going a full three rounds. The loss gives Hanshew a 3-3 record in amateur mixed martial arts fighting.

The shortest month of the year was a frantic one. I opened the month finishing my photo story on a local amateur MMA fighter and closed it shooting (photos and video) The News Tribune’s and The Olympian’s basketball “All-Area” team sections. Throw in Mat Classic and playoff basketball and it was a very busy month.

As always, thanks for looking.

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Daryan Hanshew fights Zach Richardson in the 135 lb Mixed Martial Arts fight at the Redemption 9 cage fighting event at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Honshu lost the fight by decision after going a full three rounds. The loss gives Hanshew a 3-3 record in amateur mixed martial arts fighting.

Daryan Hanshew fights Zach Richardson in the 135 lb Mixed Martial Arts fight at the Redemption 9 cage fighting event at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Honshu lost the fight by decision after going a full three rounds. The loss gives Hanshew a 3-3 record in amateur mixed martial arts fighting.

Daryan Hanshew spits into a bucket between rounds during a Mixed Martial Arts fight at during the Redemption 9 cage fighting event at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Daryan Hanshew spits into a bucket between rounds during a Mixed Martial Arts fight at during the Redemption 9 cage fighting event at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Selah's A.J. Au tries to fight off Highline's Kyle Herbruger during Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Selah’s A.J. Au tries to fight off Highline’s Kyle Herbruger during Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Bonney Lake's Brandon Kaylor reacts after defeating Mt. Spokane's Blake Haney in the 3A 113 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Bonney Lake’s Brandon Kaylor reacts after defeating Mt. Spokane’s Blake Haney in the 3A 113 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Wilson's Jasmine Parker-Borrero celebrates after defeating Yelm's Ariana Zenke in the girls 145 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Wilson’s Jasmine Parker-Borrero celebrates after defeating Yelm’s Ariana Zenke in the girls 145 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Everett's Patrick West looks on during Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Everett’s Patrick West looks on during Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Blaine's Saul Magallon celebrates with friends and family after winning the 2A 220 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Blaine’s Saul Magallon celebrates with friends and family after winning the 2A 220 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

North Thurston's Kai Burgman wrestles Lincon's Will Willsey during Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

North Thurston’s Kai Burgman wrestles Lincon’s Will Willsey during Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Yelm's Steven Reyes wrestles Mt. Spokane's Jake Howerton in the 3A boys 126 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Yelm’s Steven Reyes wrestles Mt. Spokane’s Jake Howerton in the 3A boys 126 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Bethel's Dante Springsteen wrestles Yelm's Chayton Miller in the 3A 160 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Bethel’s Dante Springsteen wrestles Yelm’s Chayton Miller in the 3A 160 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Participants play a game at the Young Life Capernaum group at Sehmel Homestead Park in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Participants play a game at the Young Life Capernaum group at Sehmel Homestead Park in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Cameron Wenman, left, and Jonathan Brewster, right, walk back from sledding along the Cushman Trail in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Cameron Wenman, left, and Jonathan Brewster, right, walk back from sledding along the Cushman Trail in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Protestors gather outside of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Protestors gathered to protest the detainment of Daniel Ramirez-Medina. Ramirez who fell under former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, was detained by authorities in Seattle.

Protestors gather outside of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Protestors gathered to protest the detainment of Daniel Ramirez-Medina. Ramirez who fell under former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, was detained by authorities in Seattle.

Kids learn how to properly handle knives as they cut bell peppers during Healthy Kids in the Harbor cooking class at Rosedale Hall in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Kids learn how to properly handle knives as they cut bell peppers during Healthy Kids in the Harbor cooking class at Rosedale Hall in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Dan Stromstad watches as Dennis Johnson uses a lathe and turning tools to create a wooden pen at Johnson's home in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, February 9, 2017. After suffering a stroke in 2009, Johnson was left paralyzed on this left side and in a wheelchair. Stromstad introduced Johnson to woodworking, and after making sure Johnson was committed to the craft, built a custom worktable allowing Johnson to use a leathe in his garage. The lathe and turning tool were donated by Ron Hall, owner of Woodcraft. Johnson has used the workbench to create several wooden pens and a bowl.

Dan Stromstad watches as Dennis Johnson uses a lathe and turning tools to create a wooden pen at Johnson’s home in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, February 9, 2017. After suffering a stroke in 2009, Johnson was left paralyzed on this left side and in a wheelchair. Stromstad introduced Johnson to woodworking, and after making sure Johnson was committed to the craft, built a custom worktable allowing Johnson to use a leathe in his garage. The lathe and turning tool were donated by Ron Hall, owner of Woodcraft. Johnson has used the workbench to create several wooden pens and a bowl.

Rogers High School Wrestling Coach David Johnston watches a match at the Mat Classic at Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Rogers High School Wrestling Coach David Johnston watches a match at the Mat Classic at Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Wilson's Emmitt Matthews Jr (1) throws down a breakaway dunk in the third quarter. North Thurston High School played Wilson High School in a basketball game at Timberline High School in Lacey, Wash., on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Wilson’s Emmitt Matthews Jr (1) throws down a breakaway dunk in the third quarter. North Thurston High School played Wilson High School in a basketball game at Timberline High School in Lacey, Wash., on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Jordan Skipper-Brown shows off a dunk at River Ridge High School in Olympia, Wash., on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Jordan Skipper-Brown shows off a dunk at River Ridge High School in Olympia, Wash., on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Lincoln's Trevante Anderson photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Lincoln’s Trevante Anderson photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Bethel's Tianna Brown photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Bethel’s Tianna Brown photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Federal Way's Malcolm Cola photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Federal Way’s Malcolm Cola photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Wilson's Emmitt Matthews Jr. photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Wilson’s Emmitt Matthews Jr. photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Gig Harbor's Brynna Maxwell photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Gig Harbor’s Brynna Maxwell photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Kentwood's Darius LuBom photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Kentwood’s Darius LuBom photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Tumwater's Sierra Snyder photographed in Olympia, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Tumwater’s Sierra Snyder photographed in Olympia, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Gig Harbor's Maddie Willett (33) loses control of the ball as she drives to the basket through the defense of Kamiakin's Kendall Liberty (3) in the first quarter. Gig Harbor High School played Kamiakin High School in a basketball game at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Gig Harbor’s Maddie Willett (33) loses control of the ball as she drives to the basket through the defense of Kamiakin’s Kendall Liberty (3) in the first quarter. Gig Harbor High School played Kamiakin High School in a basketball game at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Bethel's Tiarra Brown (23) puts up a shot in the second quarter. Wilson High School played Bethel High School in a basketball game at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Bethel’s Tiarra Brown (23) puts up a shot in the second quarter. Wilson High School played Bethel High School in a basketball game at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Players fight for a rebound in the third quarter. Wilson High School played Bethel High School in a basketball game at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Players fight for a rebound in the third quarter. Wilson High School played Bethel High School in a basketball game at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Bethel players celebrate their 55-53 win against Wilson. Wilson High School played Bethel High School in a basketball game at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Bethel players celebrate their 55-53 win against Wilson. Wilson High School played Bethel High School in a basketball game at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Timberline's Erik Stevenson photographed in Olympia, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Timberline’s Erik Stevenson photographed in Olympia, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.