Carson Douglas Girl’s Soccer…

Two close rivalries tonight… the JV game ended in a 0-0 tie and the Douglas Girls went home with a 2-0 win… The varsity game was a fantastic battle!  The referee kept a REALLY tight control over the game, it was one of the best officiating I’ve seen in a LONG time!  He even gave out a card for a dive!  🙂

The boys meet tomorrow, JV @ 5 and Varsity @ 7.

Here are two shots from tonight’s action.  Check your team’s page on the side for more game action.

 

Next year… I’m going to miss watching this gal play, such intensity, such focus, watching her play proves to me that there really are kids out there that still have the drive to compete and play hard.

Carson Douglas Varsity Football…

WOW, what a night!

I did a Google search to find some words to describe the night “to take advantage of an opportunity” is what I “Googled”…

BENEFIT – to get help or an advantage from something

GET – to obtain a benefit or have a positive feeling when you do something

GAIN – to get a benefit or advantage for yourself

EXPLOIT – to use a situation so that you get benefit from it

GRASP – to take advantage of an opportunity when it happens

You take your pick, at any one point in this game these words hit the nail on the head…

Here are some image to show the night… (see my blurb at the bottom of this post about MY night…)

Douglas started off with a big opening pass play… I got the shot but it’s blurry… this is a case of the play’s going… whoa… it’s going there… pan and click, hope, nope! Sometimes you get it, sometimes you get it close, sometimes you don’t… well… this started my night…

Here’s one of several runs by Sophomore Joey Thurman… I love it when the Carson kids chant, He’s a Sophomore, He’s a Sophomore… makes me chuckle.

 Then Carson took to the air with Brock Pradere… this catch… remember the whoa it’s going there… point, click, hope… nope… well… no joke, on the spot I thought to myself that I’d mess with some color plugins I just got with this shot… switching to the “artistic” mode of photography on the fly… the elements are there, I know who it is, I have the ball… let me know what you think about the effect!

Douglas’ “big” back, he can pound out some yards!

Then Carson went to the air again… I see a pattern developing here… “whoa, pan, click, hope…”  ehh… on this one… the ball in the hands is in the gallery… I liked this one better…

… and the celebration… this impressed me.  “Why” you ask, it’s just teammates celebrating… it’s WHO that impressed me.  This was a long option pass from Austin Pacheco to a wide open Brock Pradere… but this is the QB, Matt Nolan down to the end zone first to celebrate with Brock… Well done Matt…

… but Douglas wasn’t finished… Michael Nolting driving towards the end zone… sometimes you can get a cool effect, albeit unintentional, because of the low light conditions at a High School sports field…

… and Carson back driving the ball too… I like the feet off the ground!

… and the final kick… well done Austin!  But just to further ruin my night of frustration… I can’t even tell you what the camera was focusing on!  Very frustrating…

… but I kept shooting and came up with this at the end, something that I like a lot from the evening… Great game fellas, both teams, that game defined rivalry athletics.  Goods, bads, uglys, luck, excitement, drama, ups, downs, all in one package deal!

I do have to make one caveat about MY experience… and I wasn’t alone, two of the TV folks and I were talking, they were struggling as well… and pardon my abruptness here… but I flat out sucked tonight!  I had trouble with focusing and low light with the dark pants and jerseys of the Carson team (makes for too low of shutter speed to capture sharp action)… that’s not to say that everything was out of whack… just not my best night of shooting…

Carson Douglas Freshman & JV Football…

Rivals… I’m sure books could be written about historic rivals of all ages… As we all know, the Carson Douglas Rivalry is one of those for the ages.  Tonight the Douglas High Freshman team tore up the Carson High Freshman teams and then the Carson High JV team tore up the Douglas JV team… the best of three is at a tie going into the all important Varsity game tonight at Carson High… No matter what, there will be A LOT said about tonight’s game, so many expectations, so much “rivalry”.

This game should have the best “game atmosphere” available in Northern Nevada tonight.

Here are some images from the Freshman and JV games played Thursday.

The Douglas Freshman…

… and the Carson JV…

You can talk all you want about rivalry… this photo nails it…!

Douglas vs. Carson Boy’s Soccer… @DHS

With the school year comes the rivalries!!  The Douglas Girl’s Varsity team defeated the Carson team last night at DHS… today, Carson took a win on the road… here are some shots from today’s game.

Check out all the shots from today’s game to the side under Current Events!

I’ve got to make a comment about this next shot… these days I might look more like a soccer ball than years past but I’ve put my years on the playing field… This, my Carson defender friends, is NOT the way you defend a header…  Luck he’s far enough out from the goal that this wasn’t much of a threat… makes for a nice photo!  Thanks!  🙂