A Barber for the Beacon

By Beacon Staff

After far too long a wait (waiting for me, mostly), long-time Columbia Falls High School sports photographer Randy Bocksnick has agreed to become contributing sports photographer for the Beacon’s Columbia Falls page.

Bocksnick has been a fixture in Columbia Falls since the early 1960s, welcoming clients into his barber chair and talking high school sports once they take a seat. In addition to making Columbia Falls a better looking place to live, Randy has shooting high school sports in Columbia Falls for 43 years. That isn’t a typo. Forty-three years.

Randy is one of those guys that everyone in town knows twice-over. In fact, you’ll find that most opposing coaches know him as well. Not only because everyone knows the town’s barber, but also because he’s been a courtside (and sideline) fixture at CFHS ballgames since the 60’s, both at home and on the road.

The photos shown here are his first published images. I really enjoy the classic style of his sports photography and I think you will too. The Beacon couldn’t have asked for a nicer Christmas present. Please congratulate Randy when you see him around town, or of course, at a ball game.

Below, some of Randy’s shots from the Columbia Falls – Frenchtown game.