Lightning strikes across downtown Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The fast-moving storms didn’t hang around long, but they did have short, intense bursts of rain — up to half an inch in half an hour. That was enough rain to cause ponding and minor flooding locally.

Lightning strikes across downtown Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The fast-moving storms didn’t hang around long, but they did have short, intense bursts of rain — up to half an inch in half an hour. That was enough rain to cause ponding and minor flooding locally.

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Honor Color Guard walks along the Aisle of Honor as they prepare to retire the colors during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Vaughn Bay Cemetery in Vaughn, Wash., on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Honor Color Guard walks along the Aisle of Honor as they prepare to retire the colors during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Vaughn Bay Cemetery in Vaughn, Wash., on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Donald Haley, who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, shows his hat decorated with pins while waiting for the Aisle of Honor Memorial Day ceremony at the Vaughn Bay Cemetery in Vaughn, Wash., on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Donald Haley, who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, shows his hat decorated with pins while waiting for the Aisle of Honor Memorial Day ceremony at the Vaughn Bay Cemetery in Vaughn, Wash., on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Olympia's Ryan Underland throws his discus at the 4A West Central District 3 and Southwest District 4 track and field meet at French Field in Kent, Wash., on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Olympia’s Ryan Underland throws his discus at the 4A West Central District 3 and Southwest District 4 track and field meet at French Field in Kent, Wash., on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Gig Harbor's Charles Walker competes in the long jump event at the 3A West Central District 3 and Southwest District 4 track and field meet at Sumner High School in Sumner, Wash., on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Gig Harbor’s Charles Walker competes in the long jump event at the 3A West Central District 3 and Southwest District 4 track and field meet at Sumner High School in Sumner, Wash., on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Lincoln's Marcus Williams (left) and Gig Harbor's Jurrian Hering (right) compete for a photo-finish during the 110 meter high hurdles event at the 3A West Central District 3 and Southwest District 4 track and field meet at Sumner High School in Sumner, Wash., on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Lincoln’s Marcus Williams (left) and Gig Harbor’s Jurrian Hering (right) compete for a photo-finish during the 110 meter high hurdles event at the 3A West Central District 3 and Southwest District 4 track and field meet at Sumner High School in Sumner, Wash., on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Tahoma's Aliya Wilson finishes the 4A girls 4x100 event at the Track and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Tahoma’s Aliya Wilson finishes the 4A girls 4×100 event at the Track and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Ellensburg's Tia Hill wins the 2A girls 300 meter hurdles event at the Track and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Ellensburg’s Tia Hill wins the 2A girls 300 meter hurdles event at the Track and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

An athlete collapses after the girls 300 meter hurdles event at theTrack and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

An athlete collapses after the girls 300 meter hurdles event at theTrack and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Wilson's David Njeri hits the sand during the 3A boys triple jump event at the Track and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Wilson’s David Njeri hits the sand during the 3A boys triple jump event at the Track and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Tina Meyer holds a photograph of her son as she embraces Lavera Wade after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill aimed at curbing distracted driving at the State of Washington Combined Transportation Center in Tacoma, Wash., on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Meyer's son, Cody Meyer, was struck by a distracted driver while working in a construction zone in December 2015. Cody died of his injuries several months later. Inslee signed three transportation safety bills designed to increase safety for drivers on the state's roads. One of the bills, the 'distracted driving' bill,  will make any use of a mobile phone while driving a traffic infraction.

Tina Meyer holds a photograph of her son as she embraces Lavera Wade after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill aimed at curbing distracted driving at the State of Washington Combined Transportation Center in Tacoma, Wash., on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Meyer’s son, Cody Meyer, was struck by a distracted driver while working in a construction zone in December 2015. Cody died of his injuries several months later. Inslee signed three transportation safety bills designed to increase safety for drivers on the state’s roads. One of the bills, the ‘distracted driving’ bill, will make any use of a mobile phone while driving a traffic infraction.

Gig Harbor players celebrate after overcoming an eight-run deficit to beat Lakeside 10-9 at Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Gig Harbor players celebrate after overcoming an eight-run deficit to beat Lakeside 10-9 at Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

West Seattle's Adam Abukar (9) heads the ball upfield in the first half. Stadium played West Seattle in a soccer match at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

West Seattle’s Adam Abukar (9) heads the ball upfield in the first half. Stadium played West Seattle in a soccer match at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Firefighters work to put out a fire that destroyed multiple businesses, including a Subway, in Curtis High School in Federal Way, Wash., on Sunday, May 21, 2017. One firefighter had a minor injury as a result of the fire.

Firefighters work to put out a fire that destroyed multiple businesses, including a Subway, in Curtis High School in Federal Way, Wash., on Sunday, May 21, 2017. One firefighter had a minor injury as a result of the fire.

Tufted puffins at the Rocky Shores exhibit at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Tufted puffins at the Rocky Shores exhibit at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Sekiu, one of the sea otters on display at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium enjoys some ice left by zookeepers at the Rocky Shores exhibit in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Sekiu, one of the sea otters on display at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium enjoys some ice left by zookeepers at the Rocky Shores exhibit in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

A goose goes airborne as Ryan Grady paddles his canoe in the 10K inner harbor race at the Paddlers Cup in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Saturday, April 08, 2017.

A goose goes airborne as Ryan Grady paddles his canoe in the 10K inner harbor race at the Paddlers Cup in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Saturday, April 08, 2017.

Children get close up to a walrus at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Children get close up to a walrus at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Gig Harbor's Logan Kinney (12) goes up for a header against Central Kitsap's Chris Hunter (11) in the first half. Gig Harbor played Central Kitsap in a soccer match at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Gig Harbor’s Logan Kinney (12) goes up for a header against Central Kitsap’s Chris Hunter (11) in the first half. Gig Harbor played Central Kitsap in a soccer match at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Gig Harbor's Winston Sappenfield (0) saves a shot on goal in the first half. Gig Harbor played Central Kitsap in a soccer match at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Gig Harbor’s Winston Sappenfield (0) saves a shot on goal in the first half. Gig Harbor played Central Kitsap in a soccer match at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Miami's Christian Yelich (21) collides with the wall as he catches a fly ball to get out Mariner's Jarrod Dyson (not pictured) in the first inning. The Seattle Mariners played the Miami Marlins in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Miami’s Christian Yelich (21) collides with the wall as he catches a fly ball to get out Mariner’s Jarrod Dyson (not pictured) in the first inning. The Seattle Mariners played the Miami Marlins in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Miami's Ichiro Suzuki (51) hits a home run in the ninth inning. The Seattle Mariners played the Miami Marlins in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki (51) hits a home run in the ninth inning. The Seattle Mariners played the Miami Marlins in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Miami's Ichiro Suzuki (51) hits a home run in the ninth inning. The Seattle Mariners played the Miami Marlins in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki (51) hits a home run in the ninth inning. The Seattle Mariners played the Miami Marlins in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Cars drive by the Cushman Substation in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, April 21, 2017. Jeffrey Ryan, a local architect, submitted the nomination to have the Cushman and Adams substations, the switchyards and one of the lattice towers added to the city's historic register.

Cars drive by the Cushman Substation in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, April 21, 2017. Jeffrey Ryan, a local architect, submitted the nomination to have the Cushman and Adams substations, the switchyards and one of the lattice towers added to the city’s historic register.

Sandy Johnson hugs her daughters Audrey, 11, left, and Amber, 14, right, as they are reunited outside Theler Community Center near Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Wash., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Mason County, had a false alarm of an active shooter on campus Wednesday. The school went into lockdown after multiple calls to 911 reported a student with a gun and possibly shots fired in the schoolÕs cafeteria and gym. Police found no evidence of a shooting and did not find a gun. Students were bused from the middle school to their parents.

Sandy Johnson hugs her daughters Audrey, 11, left, and Amber, 14, right, as they are reunited outside Theler Community Center near Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Wash., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Mason County, had a false alarm of an active shooter on campus Wednesday. The school went into lockdown after multiple calls to 911 reported a student with a gun and possibly shots fired in the schoolÕs cafeteria and gym. Police found no evidence of a shooting and did not find a gun. Students were bused from the middle school to their parents.

Deanna Robinson, left, hugs her daughter, Maia, 12, right, outside Theler Community Center near Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Wash., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Mason County, had a false alarm of an active shooter on campus Wednesday. The school went into lockdown after multiple calls to 911 reported a student with a gun and possibly shots fired in the schoolÕs cafeteria and gym. Police found no evidence of a shooting and did not find a gun. Students were bused from the middle school to their parents.

Deanna Robinson, left, hugs her daughter, Maia, 12, right, outside Theler Community Center near Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Wash., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Mason County, had a false alarm of an active shooter on campus Wednesday. The school went into lockdown after multiple calls to 911 reported a student with a gun and possibly shots fired in the schoolÕs cafeteria and gym. Police found no evidence of a shooting and did not find a gun. Students were bused from the middle school to their parents.

Firefighters and paramedics work to extract a person from a head on car collision involving two vehicles on East Bay Street in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Two people were sent to nearby hospitals.

Firefighters and paramedics work to extract a person from a head on car collision involving two vehicles on East Bay Street in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Two people were sent to nearby hospitals.

The throw to the plate was not in time as Yelm's Ally Choate (31) slides past a tag attempt by Tumwater catcher  Jocelyn Glasgo (24) to score in the first inning. Yelm played Tumwater in a softball game at Husky Softball Stadium in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

The throw to the plate was not in time as Yelm’s Ally Choate (31) slides past a tag attempt by Tumwater catcher Jocelyn Glasgo (24) to score in the first inning. Yelm played Tumwater in a softball game at Husky Softball Stadium in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Racers carry their canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards down into the water before the start of the Paddlers Cup 10k and 5k races in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Saturday, April 08, 2017.

Racers carry their canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards down into the water before the start of the Paddlers Cup 10k and 5k races in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Saturday, April 08, 2017.

Pastor Sarah Wyles, center, looks out over Commencement Bay as she leads an outdoor Easter sunrise service in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The open service, held in North Tacoma,  has been put on by the Bethany Presbyterian Church for the past six years.

Pastor Sarah Wyles, center, looks out over Commencement Bay as she leads an outdoor Easter sunrise service in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The open service, held in North Tacoma, has been put on by the Bethany Presbyterian Church for the past six years.

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.

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.

University of Washington forward Sam Timmins (33) and Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson (24) fight for a rebound in the first half. The Washington Huskies played the Washington State Cougars in a basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

University of Washington forward Sam Timmins (33) and Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson (24) fight for a rebound in the first half. The Washington Huskies played the Washington State Cougars in a basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

University of Washington forward Matthew Atewe (41) and Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson (24) go up for a rebound in the first half. The Washington Huskies played the Washington State Cougars in a basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

University of Washington forward Matthew Atewe (41) and Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson (24) go up for a rebound in the first half. The Washington Huskies played the Washington State Cougars in a basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) argues a penalty call with an official in the second quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) argues a penalty call with an official in the second quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead (59) tries to pull down Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) during a run in the second quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead (59) tries to pull down Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) during a run in the second quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) makes a one-handed grab in the fourth quarter to keep a Seahawks' drive alive. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) makes a one-handed grab in the fourth quarter to keep a Seahawks’ drive alive. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) reels in a one-handed touchdown catch in the fourth quarter to seal the game for the Seahawks. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) reels in a one-handed touchdown catch in the fourth quarter to seal the game for the Seahawks. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Olympia's Hunter Sipe (4) pulls a rebound away from Puyallup's Myles Smith (13) in the second quarter. Puyallup High School played Olympia High School in a basketball game at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Olympia’s Hunter Sipe (4) pulls a rebound away from Puyallup’s Myles Smith (13) in the second quarter. Puyallup High School played Olympia High School in a basketball game at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Federal Way's Malcolm Cola (25) slams down a dunk in the first quarter of the game. Federal Way High School played Enumclaw High School in a basketball game at Enumclaw High School in Enumclaw, Wash., on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Federal Way’s Malcolm Cola (25) slams down a dunk in the first quarter of the game. Federal Way High School played Enumclaw High School in a basketball game at Enumclaw High School in Enumclaw, Wash., on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Wilson's Londrell Hamilton (3) is fouled by Lincoln's Willie Thomas III (5) as he drives to the hoop in the fourth quarter. Lincoln played Wilson in a basketball game at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Wilson’s Londrell Hamilton (3) is fouled by Lincoln’s Willie Thomas III (5) as he drives to the hoop in the fourth quarter. Lincoln played Wilson in a basketball game at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Gig Harbor's Emily Shields (12) hangs onto the ball as Timberline's Briyanna Gardner (32) tries to force a jump ball in the fourth quarter. Gig Harbor played Timberline in a basketball game at Gig Harbor, Wash., on Friday, January 27, 2017.

Gig Harbor’s Emily Shields (12) hangs onto the ball as Timberline’s Briyanna Gardner (32) tries to force a jump ball in the fourth quarter. Gig Harbor played Timberline in a basketball game at Gig Harbor, Wash., on Friday, January 27, 2017.

Librarian Kendall Brookhart, digital literacy coordinator for the Pierce County Library System, works with Mary Sinclair, 80, right, to help Sinclair sign into a website on her new tablet at the Milton Library branch in Milton, Wash., on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Librarian Kendall Brookhart, digital literacy coordinator for the Pierce County Library System, works with Mary Sinclair, 80, right, to help Sinclair sign into a website on her new tablet at the Milton Library branch in Milton, Wash., on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Gig Harbor, Wash., on Monday, January 23, 2017.

Gig Harbor, Wash., on Monday, January 23, 2017.

The Olympic Mountains as seen from Gig Harbor, Wash., on Friday, January 27, 2017.

The Olympic Mountains as seen from Gig Harbor, Wash., on Friday, January 27, 2017.

A skateboarder goes off a ramp at the Gig Harbor skate park in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Friday, January 6, 2017.

A skateboarder goes off a ramp at the Gig Harbor skate park in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Friday, January 6, 2017.

Sani Ghuman, left, and Jose Moreno, right, add meat to the 30-foot-long  "Mucho MegaBurrito" at Fiesta Taqueria & Tequila Bar in Puyallup, Wash., on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

Sani Ghuman, left, and Jose Moreno, right, add meat to the 30-foot-long “Mucho MegaBurrito” at Fiesta Taqueria & Tequila Bar in Puyallup, Wash., on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

Connor Wedington photographed at Sumner High School in Sumner, Wash., on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Connor Wedington photographed at Sumner High School in Sumner, Wash., on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Wrestlers compete during a meet at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Wrestlers compete during a meet at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Wrestlers compete during a meet at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Wrestlers compete during a meet at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Wrestlers compete during a meet at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Wrestlers compete during a meet at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

The crowd watches a tag-team match between No More Heroes and wrestlers JD Mason and Shane McClane during North West Pro Wrestling in Vaughn, Wash., on Sunday, January 21, 2017.

The crowd watches a tag-team match between No More Heroes and wrestlers JD Mason and Shane McClane during North West Pro Wrestling in Vaughn, Wash., on Sunday, January 21, 2017.

Hikers on Mount Ellinor.

Hikers on Mount Ellinor.

Hikers on Mount Ellinor.

Hikers on Mount Ellinor.