2015 NIAA Baseball and Softball Seasons are here!!

The Northern Nevada NIAA High School Baseball and Softball seasons are here!! Much more to follow but here are some shots from some of the opening games of the season at Carson High.

Bailey Allen getting the bats going for the Carson Senators.
Bailey Allen, Carson Senators University of Nevada, Reno bound Kaleb Foster… it’s funny listening to the opposite teams talk about Kaleb… no one dares run on him. 🙂  I love his glance here to keep his eye on things.Caleb Foster, Douglas Tigers Josiah Pongasi taking care of business at shortstop.Josiah Pongasi, Carson Senators Turner Gustafson in the late afternoon sun throws to first.Turner Gustafson, Galena Grizzlies A new face behind the dish for the Carson Senators, Brandon Allen.Brandon Allen, Carson Senators

2015 NIAA Northern Region Division 1 Championships

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (The NIAA…) held the Northern Nevada Regional Championships at Carson High this week…

On the girls side, both League Champions faced off tonight, Reno vs. Bishop Manogue.  Reno didn’t seem to be able to match up well with Manogue’s pace and press and fell behind early and Manogue never looked back and cruised to a Regional Championship!

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This is how Manogue dealt with Mallory McGwire… shoot over her before she can approach for the block… I’d guess Mallory holds some shot block record if someone was keeping track, she’s a wicked shot block force in the middle!

 

LOVE the crowd!  What a great atmosphere tonight!150221_4556The boys game tipped off 45 minutes later than scheduled… multiple factors… First was the TV crew… the whole world revolves around TV you know… 🙂  The second and probably larger factor… there were so many people inside that they had to start turning people away that were waiting in line outside… the place was PACKED!!

The two teams that tied for first in the Sierra League were back on the floor tonight, Carson got the 1st place nod due to the tie break but Galena came in with something to prove and very quickly showed that.  Galena’s outside shooting game early in the first quarter was probably the nail in the coffin for Carson.  Galena jumped out to and early lead and Carson tried to claw back but the deficit was too great and couldn’t manage.  Galena will be headed to Vegas next week for the State Championships.

Congratulations and good luck in Vegas boys!

Shots like these helped Galena to the Championship!  Look at the crowd!!  Truly Awesome!150221_4714 150221_4718

2014 NIAA Northern Region Football, Carson vs. Galena @ Galena High

What can I say?  Carson ROLLED Galena tonight!  34-0… second shutout in as many weeks.  Carson made some big plays, stopped Galena when they needed to and rolled to an easy victory.

Here are some images from the night… instead of a 1, 2 punch how about a 10, 11 punch… Ian Schulz and Nolan Shine “flying” after the Galena Quarterback…

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Love these shots where you can see the eyes and the intensity of where he’s looking!  Colby bowled himself a few more touchdowns tonight!141024_3257

I can remember two Galena plays the whole night, it also helps that they were both deep pass plays and I got both on “film”… 🙂  I’m not a football expert but that hand in the face looks like pretty good coverage to me… to come down with that one was tough.141024_3317

What in the heck is going on here… not trying to pick on you Connor… but where’d the ball go and what’s up with that leg… don’t know if that hurts to look at or what!?!?!?141024_3363

OK, some of you may have noticed that I had some dorky looking thing on my forehead… well, I tried something tonight and it’s too late or I’d start messing with it… but I’m hoping to have a Point of View (POV) time lapse of “a night shooting football”… not sure if it will come out but I had a GoPro strapped to my head tonight so it might give you a glimpse of what I’m looking at and shooting… more details to follow if it turns out to be something worthwhile. 🙂  Might even have some cool video from it… will have to take a look later… Thanks for taking a photo of me DJ!!IMG_2686

2013 NIAA Northern Division 1 Soccer, Regional Semifinals

The Girls NIAA Northern Region Semifinal Soccer matches were Wednesday night. Carson defeated Reno 3-0 and Galena defeated Douglas 1-0

The Boys NIAA Northern Region Semifinal Soccer matches were Thursday night.  Spanish Springs defeated Carson 1-0 and Wooster defeated Galena 2-1 in overtime.

Here are a few photos from the games…

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2013 NIAA Varsity Football… Double Duty October 24, 2013

Wow is about all I can say for the Sierra League NIAA Division 1 football season!  With Division 1 split into two leagues and “league” play coming the last half of the season you really never know what the “pre-season” tea leaves might tell you… and this year, I don’t think ANYONE’S prediction was as wild as what we’ve seen this year!

This year I advertised in the Reno Gazette Journal’s Football Preview “magazine”… the lead off article was “Who will step from the shadows”… and at the time I thought that was a very appropriate lead… I had the same thoughts myself, in my mind there wasn’t any one player that was expected to create a significant “problem” for any opponent as we’ve seen in past years… with one league game week left we’ve got quite a situation that has developed in the Sierra League….

A big Congratulations to the Carson Senators for their League Championship.  I know they have unfinished business and there will be a lot of pressure this week to continue their success… Carson/Douglas this week!

So this past Thursday night I made an attempt to try double duty, a first half at one school and the second half at another… not my normal style but I gave it a try… I started at Galena… Here are two from that game…

I’ve grown to like the turf at most of the high school fields but the natural grass at Galena offers some cool things with flying grass… not sure the grass coming up here is from Ben (… sorry Ben…) but it’s something you don’t get to see on the turf. 🙂131024_instaimage_Galena High Football_Ben Barnard Touchdown… and I “caught” this one too! 131024_instaimage_Galena High Football_CatchAt halftime, with info from my “sources” (thanks!!) I headed over to Manogue where Carson was driving their season to the Championship!  Here’s some of the shots I got in the second half of the Carson Manogue game…

Here are three images from Chase Blueberg’s touchdown… no doubt he wanted this one! 🙂131024_Carson High Football_Blueberg Touchdown131024_Carson High Football_Blueberg Touchdown2 131024_Carson High Football_Blueberg Touchdown3… Nevin doing a little dance!
131024_Carson High Football_Nevin Dance … and Seamus getting some running action… and a touchdown!131024_Carson High Football_Seamus TouchdownAll eyes will be on the Carson Douglas game in Minden, NV this week… stay tuned for what should be a great rivalry game!