I take a lot of photographs each year so it can be hard to narrow them down when asked to pick out my best images. But in the tradition of photojournalists everywhere I spent some time coming up with this list. I'm not sure if these are my absolute best, but they are my favorites. I hope y'all enjoy them.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM; 1/1600 @ f/5.6 @ ISO 400
Clear Springs' Samara Mankin reacts as Cinco Ranch's Lauren Smith and Taryn Siegele celebrate the winning goal during overtime of a regional semifinal playoff at Abshier Stadium in Deer Park on Friday afternoon April 12, 2013. The Lady Chargers fell to the Cougars 1-0 in overtime ending their season.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 180mm; 1/1000 @ f/2.8 @ ISO 4000
Clear Falls coach Lyndsay Hodges and her team celebrate a point during the third set of a regional quarterfinal playoff match against Pearland on Tuesday night November 12, 2013 at the Aldine ISD M.O. Campbell Center in Houston. The Knights swept the Oilers in straight sets (25-18, 25-17, 25-21) to advance to the regional semifinals on Friday.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM @ 16mm; 1/2000 @ f/8 @ ISO 400
Nathan Boykin performs a roll in the Juniors Division during the Boogie Bahn Classic Surf Competition Tour's stop at Schlitterbahn in Galveston on Saturday morning June 29, 2013.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM; 1/1250 @ f/2.8 @ ISO 2500
St. Louis Rams linebacker Daren Bates dives into the end zone after recovering a fumble by Houston Texans Keshawn Martin on a kickoff return during the third quarter on Sunday afternoon October 13, 2013 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The Rams defeated the Texans 38-13.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM; 1/800 @ f/2.8 @ ISO 4000
Clear Springs' Lexi LeBlanc and Clear Falls' Tori Ruszkowski collide while going for a header during the first half of a game on Tuesday night March 19, 2013 in League City. The Chargers defeated the Knights 1-0.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM; 1/1000 @ f/2.8 @ ISO 3200
Clear Falls' Tori Ruszkowski is tackled in celebration by Sam Durand after scoring the winning goal during the second overtime half of a regional quarter final playoff on Tuesday night April 9, 2013 at Stallworth Stadium in Baytown. The Knights won the game 2-1 in overtime.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM; 1/1000 @ f/2.8 @ ISO 4000
Texas City's Dante Hayes cries after a region semifinal playoff against Brenham on Friday night November 29, 2013 at the Berry Center in Cypress. The Stings lost to the Cubs 37-34 ending their season.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM; 1/800 @ f/2.8 @ ISO 5000
Clear Falls' Ethan Crocker breaks up a pass intended for Clear Creek's Landon Etzel during the second quarter on Thursday night October 3, 2013 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City. The Wildcats defeated the Knights 45-21.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 200mm; 1/1000 @ f/2.8 @ ISO 5000
Friendswood's Justin Lowe leads the Mustangs onto the field before a game against Pearland Dawson on Friday night October 25, 2013 at Henry Winston Stadium. The Mustangs defeated the Eagles 31-14.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 90mm; 1/1000 @ f/2.8 @ ISO 5000
Clear Creek quarterback Jarrett Hildreth jumps into the end zone over Baytown Sterling's Xavier Montgomery, Ulisses Mendoza and Brandon Seaton on a 13 yard run during the second quarter on Thursday night September 19, 2013 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City. The Wildcats defeated the Rangers 42-14.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 75mm; 1/1000 @ f/4 @ ISO 1000
BONUS PHOTO: Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is introduced before the game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon December 22, 2013 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The Texans lost to the Broncos 37-13 in their final home game of the season.
Contact photographer Kevin M. Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org. See more photos and order reprints at MyCapture.