A contest between two teams is more than a battle for the best score, it is actually a collection of stories: stories of teams and players, of parents and children, stories of hardwork, triumph, setbacks, fans, crowds, culture and communities.
Our Gazette photographers shoot sports all year, in weather good and bad, trying to catch both the action and the stories behind the action. Here are some of their favorite photos from 2018.
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TOP STORIES FROM THE GAZETTE
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- Carson King warns teens of social media strength, both good and bad