For me, 2008 has been a great year to capture a lot of good sports action. I've photographed lots of soccer, a little basketball, and even track & field. The kids have ranged in age from elementary school age to college age kids. Equipment wise, I purchased a Nikon D300 this year, and I finally got my hands on a 300mm f2.8 AF-S lens (purchased used on eBay). I still use my D200 teamed with the 70-200mm f2.8 VR lens when I feel particularly motivated to carry 2 bodies for soccer. Apple's Aperture remains my photo organizing and editing software of choice. But for some the colorizing effects shown above, I still use the Mac version of Photoshop Elements (I'm still using Elements 4.0 by the way). Just a few days ago, I finally filled up my 1 terabyte backup external hard drive just a few days ago (in addition to backing up my photos, this drive also backs up my music and few personal files. It's a LaCie firewire drive by the way. And my next one will also be a LaCie).
Check out my SmugMug site where I showcase my favorites for 2008.