The bull went one way, he went the other at the Bull Riding Contest that kicked off the Floyd County fair in September (All Photos by Doug Thompson).

End of the year.  Time to select favorite photos of the past 12 months.  I shot more than 10,000 images over the year and will close out my sports photography for 2016 Thursday night in Lady Buffaloes basketball action in Floyd.

It’s been a fun year and, fortunately, we had a lot of photos from which to choose.  Looking forward to much more in 2017.

Another strong point for the varsity volleyballers in fall action.

Michaela Thompson fights the Lady Bison for the ball in an FCHS game in March.

FloydFest reflected by one fan in 2016.

The high-flying Buffalo cheerleaders.

Dancing the night away at The Friday Night Jamboree.

Saira Akers set a record in shot put in the state meet in Radford.

VDOT snowplow throws snow on U.S. 221 South of Floyd in January of 2016.

Dancing in the streets on Friday nights.

The supermoon at 12:57 a.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016.