Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Unassuming Fan

11/27/11 - Westminster, MD: These kids were really into the game. Really. It's just that their team took a turn for the worse, so they turned to their iPods. Seriously. Fair weather? How dare you. Hardened fans? Yes. And slightly sensitive too, so please refrain from your judgement.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Franklin & Marshall Squash

11/20/11 - Lancaster, PA: Another one of my toughest sports to cover, primarily because I'm always behind glass and shooting backs (@ F&M). Maybe it frustrates me because I'm boxed out. I'm still waiting for permission to shoot physically on court. Come on, John White let me! What's the big deal? This lead shot I've been trying for a few years. It's one of those where I'm just spent on shooting backhands in the corner … and then the mind starts to wander. I try for symmetry, good emotion, and ideally two balls. This one may be my favorites yet. The remote work is a little more fun, maybe because of my slightly medieval homemade remote box ... these were a few of my favorites.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pic of the Day

11/19/11 - Haverford, PA: Senior Forward #40 Bo Friddell draws a foul on Merchant Marine #5 Zach Karczewski en route to the hoop. He missed the bucket, but sank both from the foul line. The Fords went on to secure their first win of the season, a 64-51 victory in their 20th Annual Equinox Classic.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Football finale | Franklin & Marshall vs. Gettysburg

11/12/11 - Lancaster, PA: With the conclusion of this season with a classic matchup, which first began in 1890, my football coverage for the year comes to an end. The game itself continues to be one of my most challenging, thankfully each year I pick up a little insight for my approach. There's so much happening on-field, with 22 players often engaging in their own micro battle and/or deception (which often deceives me), that the game regularly stretches my level of engagement.
  But Saturday's game was fast. It was the fourth quarter before I even knew it. The two teams were quick to get off plays & that helped keep my mind out of the game. Leaving me with a few focal points & my reactions. Still as always, I left the field missing a few things, but walked away happy with a few different shots & modest general coverage. With the 28-14 F&M victory over Gettysburg, the series is now 45-45-7.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Winter? Yikes.

11/9/11 - Gettysburg Wrestling: I'm kind of bummed that my last football game is this weekend and that I'm covering winter season athletics already. I should be mentally prepared to move indoors, with the October snow & end of Daylight Saving Time, but I'm still a little upside-down about it all.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pic of the Day

11/6/11 - Lancaster, PA: Covering the Centennial Conference field hockey championship yesterday, for the National Anthem, they brought the flag directly onto the field. Apparently, the latest storms snapped their pole. So, I attempted a shot for which I usually don't have the opportunity ...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Franklin & Marshall Football

11/5/2011 - Baltimore, MD: F&M vs. Johns Hopkins - 23-28 Final.