Top sports photos 2000-2009

Glory and agony. Pride and pain. Victory celebrated and grief shared.

We've seen a lot of this and more here at the Sequim Gazette sports department in the past decade. Here are a few of our favorite photos. We knew there wasn't nearly enough room to properly pay homage to the athletes who've let us snap a picture or two for our pages, but we offer a sampling here.

Please check out our online galleries ( featuring much more from each calendar year, from our film-based photos way back in 2000 to the best digital shots from 2009 and everything in between.

A special thanks goes out to all our staff and freelance photographers and fellow journalists who have contributed these past 10 wonderful, interesting years: Dan Ross, Jim Manders, Leif Nesheim, Evan McLean, Ashley Miller, Jay Cline, Patrick Sullivan, Jim Heintz, Derek Anderson, Jim Bryant, Buzz Cutting, Pete Clifford, Arlen Riesau, Robert Dashiell and many others. If we forgot you on this list, it's only because our minds are numb from thumbing through so many photos.

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