Rayvaughn Bolton (3) dances as Kentwood celebrates their win against Union. Kentwood played Union in the 4A boys state championship basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Rayvaughn Bolton (3) dances as Kentwood celebrates their win against Union. Kentwood played Union in the 4A boys state championship basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

March means the end of winter sports and the beginning of spring sports. I photographed my first Hardwood Classic, a whirlwind of great basketball action and emotion, and started spring sports previews.

I’m also joining the staff of The News Tribune full time starting in April. I’m excited for the challenges of working for the daily paper full time and eager to get started.

Here are some of my favorite images from this past month.

Thanks for looking!

Michael Porter Jr. (1) goes up for a dunk in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Michael Porter Jr. (1) goes up for a dunk in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Federal Way's Rashon Slaughter (31) goes up a for a rebound in the first quarter. Federal Way played Richland in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Federal Way’s Rashon Slaughter (31) goes up a for a rebound in the first quarter. Federal Way played Richland in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Lincoln players surround and foul Bishop Blanchet's Taylor Chambers (13) in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. Lincoln played Bishop Blanchet in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Taomce, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Lincoln players surround and foul Bishop Blanchet’s Taylor Chambers (13) in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. Lincoln played Bishop Blanchet in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Taomce, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Nathan Hale players cut down the net after their win against Garfield. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Nathan Hale players cut down the net after their win against Garfield. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Floor sweepers Tanner Solinsky (center) and Bryce Best (right) watch as Nathan Hale's PJ Fuller throws down a dunk in the second quarter. Nathan Hale played Stanwood in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Floor sweepers Tanner Solinsky (center) and Bryce Best (right) watch as Nathan Hale’s PJ Fuller throws down a dunk in the second quarter. Nathan Hale played Stanwood in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Kentwood's Koby Huerta defends Gonzaga Prep's Devin Culp (10) in the first quarter. Kentwood played Gonzaga Prep in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Kentwood’s Koby Huerta defends Gonzaga Prep’s Devin Culp (10) in the first quarter. Kentwood played Gonzaga Prep in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Players fight for a rebound in the second quarter. Todd Beamer played Kentridge in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Players fight for a rebound in the second quarter. Todd Beamer played Kentridge in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Union players celebrate their win. Richland played Union in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacome, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Union players celebrate their win. Richland played Union in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacome, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Nathan Hale's Michael Porter Jr. (1) dunks in the third quarter. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Nathan Hale’s Michael Porter Jr. (1) dunks in the third quarter. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Brandon Roy kisses his daughter, Mariah Roy, 8, while celebrating Nathan Hale's win. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Brandon Roy kisses his daughter, Mariah Roy, 8, while celebrating Nathan Hale’s win. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Curtis' Sindu Diallo (30) puts up a shot as he's fouled by Kentwood's Eli'sha Sheppard in the fourth quarter. Kentwood played Curtis in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Curtis’ Sindu Diallo (30) puts up a shot as he’s fouled by Kentwood’s Eli’sha Sheppard in the fourth quarter. Kentwood played Curtis in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Nathan Hale's Michael Porter Jr. (1) throws down a dunk in the second quarter. Lincoln played Nathan Hale in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Nathan Hale’s Michael Porter Jr. (1) throws down a dunk in the second quarter. Lincoln played Nathan Hale in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Larry Anderson looks at a self portrait of himself he painted in his home in Bonney Lake, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Larry Anderson looks at a self portrait of himself he painted in his home in Bonney Lake, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Norman and Doris Russell have been married for 71 years. They met at church camp when they were 15. They credit their longevity to holding hands wherever they walk,  kissing everyday, and they don't go to bed if they're fighting until they figure things out. They also pray together every morning. Photographed in their home in Puyallup, Wash., on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Norman and Doris Russell have been married for 71 years. They met at church camp when they were 15. They credit their longevity to holding hands wherever they walk, kissing everyday, and they don’t go to bed if they’re fighting until they figure things out. They also pray together every morning. Photographed in their home in Puyallup, Wash., on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Rogers' Raigan Barrett photographed in Puyallup, Wash., on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Rogers’ Raigan Barrett photographed in Puyallup, Wash., on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Puyallup softball players (from left): Madison Besaw, Kennedy Robillard, Sophia Bjerk, and Natalie Joyner photographed in Puyallup, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Puyallup softball players (from left): Madison Besaw, Kennedy Robillard, Sophia Bjerk, and Natalie Joyner photographed in Puyallup, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Defender Roman Torres plays with his son before Sounders practice at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Defender Roman Torres plays with his son before Sounders practice at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Fans cheer with the cup during the march to the match. The Seattle Sounders played the New York Red Bulls in a MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Fans cheer with the cup during the march to the match. The Seattle Sounders played the New York Red Bulls in a MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Sounders forward Jordan Morris collides with New York goalkeeper Luis Robles resulting in a penalty kick for the Sounders in the first half. The Seattle Sounders played the New York Red Bulls in a MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Sounders forward Jordan Morris collides with New York goalkeeper Luis Robles resulting in a penalty kick for the Sounders in the first half. The Seattle Sounders played the New York Red Bulls in a MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Sounders forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after a penalty kick made the score 1-0 in the first half. The Seattle Sounders played the New York Red Bulls in a MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Sounders forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after a penalty kick made the score 1-0 in the first half. The Seattle Sounders played the New York Red Bulls in a MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Council member Ryan Mello listens as a man speaks out against Puget Sound Energy's proposed Port of Tacoma liquefied natural gas plant during the Citizens Forum in Tacoma , Wash., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Council member Ryan Mello listens as a man speaks out against Puget Sound Energy’s proposed Port of Tacoma liquefied natural gas plant during the Citizens Forum in Tacoma , Wash., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Firefighters and police work the scene after an unattended garbage truck struck a vehicle and the side of Panera Bread in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Officials say the unattended truck rolled several hundred feet before hitting a smaller vehicle and then hitting the Panera Bread. The smaller vehicle then hit a gas meter which prompted evacuations of nearby buildings. There were no reported injuries.

Firefighters and police work the scene after an unattended garbage truck struck a vehicle and the side of Panera Bread in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Officials say the unattended truck rolled several hundred feet before hitting a smaller vehicle and then hitting the Panera Bread. The smaller vehicle then hit a gas meter which prompted evacuations of nearby buildings. There were no reported injuries.

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