Photo assignments for the Telegram & Gazette newspaper in Worcester, Massachusetts
The State Arm Wrestling Championships brought out some of the best the sport has to offer. In this overhead view, Rob Vigeant Jr., left, takes down the tattooed arm of Leo Maxwell, right, while an official gets in close to judge the action. The event was held at Michael's Bridge Diner in Lancaster. Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
From the top of a fire truck, Mendon Lt. firefighter Michael Zarella, far left, shows his exhaustion while fighting the Bernat Mill Fire, having been called to the scene before sunrise. Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Clouds of smoke dwarf a firefighter as he fights a 10-alarm fire at the Bernat Mill Complex in Uxbridge, Ma. on July 27th, 2007. Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Hudson's pitcher Kaitlin Andrews, left, shares a moment with Left Fielder Chrissy Grote after their 3-0 loss to Ashland High School.
Brittany Martin of Webster, Ma., rests her head on Maggie the horse at the fifth annual Donkey and Mule Show, held at Waters Farm in Sutton, Ma.
First Lt. Brian McNeil parts with his girlfriend, Amber, at the conclusion of a National Guard farewell ceremony; McNeil is one of thirty Massachusetts soldiers being deployed to a one-year tour of duty in Iraq. June 7, 2007.
Notre Dame graduate Sonja Nicole Kay admires her yellow rose, given to all Notre Dame graduates, during the commencement exercises.
Hudson's Jordy Callahan reacts after missing a would-be touchdown pass during the fourth quarter of his team's game against Marlborough on Thanksgiving day. Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
As part of an ongoing effort to get to know the local youth, Sgt. Stephen L. Roche of the Worcester Gang Unit talks with a teenage boy in University Park about any gang affiliation the boy may or may not have.
Worcester's Ecuadorian soccer team celebrates their penalty shot victory over Togo at the Worcester World Cup.
Fans pressed up against the barricade sing along during one of Reveille's opening songs during the bands reunion at the Worcester Palladium.
Lara Weaver, DVM, holds a five-week old piglet at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where she graduated in 2000. A recent study released by the school highlights a growing shortage of veterinarians, notably livestock practitioners, in New England.
Residents and workers clear branches from Brandon Road in Worcester, Ma., during the 2008 ice storm.
An uprooted tree lies on the home and lawn of 243 Beverly Road in Worcester.
The elite pro men's peloton races through downtown Fitchburg, Ma., during the fourth stage of the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic.
Seventeen-year-old Danny Estevez has established himself as one of the nation's top junior cyclists, here standing tall in front of Worcester City Hall. Estevez is poised to take the podium of the junior division of the upcom
The Worcester Summer National's auto exhibition brings out unique cars from all across the region; here, Rob Cherrier of "So-Cal New England" cruises around Green Hill Park in a 1932 Ford Roadster. Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Elizabeth Wood, of the Celtic Spring family-band, plays the fiddle on stage during a performance at the Celtic Festival at Indian Ranch. Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
His team down a half-dozen runs in the first few innings, Milford's Daniel Muscatello awaits the perfect moment to steal second base. Milford eventually lost the American Legion State Tournament game 12-2 against Walpole.
Spain's Camilo Villegas gets low to read the putt on the ninth hole green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Vallegas ended the day tied for third place. Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
0602 CIT Greek Concert 4 TGLOCAL. SHOOT DATE: 06/02/08. Complete-in-cut. Rays of colorful light splash across churchgoers during the Byzantine Concert at the Saint Spyrido Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Wachusett Reservoir, West Boylston, Massachusetts.