The 2017 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… Day 6

First burst out of the camera and got this! 🙂

Happy 4th of July everyone, have a safe and happy holiday!  See you back out at the ball field on the 5th.

Photo of the Day, Day 6
The 2017 Nevada District 1 Little League Tournament Photo of the Day, Day 6

The 2017 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… Day 4

OK, this story is just too good not to share!  I’m in a unique position, I spend a large part of the tournament kneeling in front of the dugouts on all the fields… so I get to hear a lot of what goes on with the kids.  Well, on Saturday… as this fella’s running out to bat, someone in the dugout yells, “… I’ll give you 10 bucks if you hit a home run!”… so out he trots to the dish… I believe the other team was making a pitching change so the 3rd base coach was chatting with him and very distinctly (as you can see in the photo…) where he wanted him to drive the ball… 🙂

Up to the plate, thank you very much, I’ll just go yard with that one!  … and with a  huge smile (you’ll have to look that photo up in the gallery…) the first words he says when he returns from his journey around the bases… “… you owe me 10 bucks!” 🙂

Photo of the Day, Day 4
The 2017 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament Photo of the Day, Day 4

The 2017 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… Day 3

Sorry, got a little behind with Photo of the Day… Friday night’s 7:30 game brought me my photo of the day… This is my 11th year shooting all star tournaments, so I’ve seen a lot of things out here.  I wanted to give this fella a shout out for his performance on Friday night.

When you walk up to a field with the 12’s you see a full range of sizes, some kids have hit that growth spurt and others haven’t… but baseball is a sport that doesn’t require a particular physique… at the beginning of the game, you can always kinda hear the hushed chatter of the kids making “impressions” of the pitchers that are warming up… these days a lot of these kids are playing each other in travel ball tournaments so sometimes they know each other…

So… I wanted to give a shout out to Mr. Davis.  He’s not 6 foot, 220 lbs. but at the end of the game, he was STILL on the mound for Reno American with the win.  Bravo for doing your job!

Photo of the Day, Day 3
The 2017 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament, Photo of the Day, Day 3

New Website Galleries…

Starting with the 2017 High School Baseball season I’m moving all my photo galleries to a new platform!  Check it out here!

New Image Gallery Website…

I’ve been using the same gallery template and method for quite a few years now and it’s unsupported by the company that I got the plug in from so… it’s time to make a change.  It will be one of those, for better or worse kinda things… so I’m sorry for the “worse” things and I hope the “better” things prove to be truly “better”! 🙂

First thing you’re going to notice if you make a purchase… I’m no longer in the fulfillment part of the transaction.  The new company handles all of it, at a cost, of course…. as of June 27th I’ve not raised the pricing to accommodate this increase in cost but considering I’ve held my pricing steady for the past three years when all my costs have been going up, please do not be surprised when the pricing does go up in the next few months. (Update, prices are going up July 11th… so get your orders in ASAP!)

So… what does this mean?  For the galleries that I do have on the new site (I’ll be working on putting more on there…)… When you submit that shopping cart now, they’re asking for money and you will not be able to proceed without a paid credit card transaction (with a 3.75% credit card convenience fee (added in August 2016).  Once paid, you’ll receive the prints/products in the mail from one of the three vendors I’ve chosen to fulfill the orders.  This is a catch 22… I’ve now got additional products that I’ve been able to add but it means that I will not be meeting you somewhere in town for delivery…. (for better or worse…).

I will be continuing to work on a method of how to communicate to me for collages as those are all custom products (even template collages…) and I’m hoping to also add back in “local fulfillment” to that mix so in the mean time, I’d love to hear your feedback but keep in mind that the new submit button will take you through the entire transaction process now.

See you out on the field!


2017 Carson High Basketball… The season is on!

The winter break is over and league play has resumed… caught a few Carson High Basketball games before… but now the real grind of League starts…  Here are some shots from previous games…

As always, check out the galleries at the link to the left or here…

Carson High Athletics

2016 NIAA Northern Regional Championship Soccer, November 5, 2016

Damonte Ranch High School hosted the 2016 NIAA 4A Northern Regional Championship Soccer matches on this BEAUTIFUL Northern Nevada Fall day, WOW is about all I can say for the conditions!  I was chatting with Jay Beesemyer after the boys game how good the weather always seems to be for the Northern Region Championship games… we’re lucky! (watch, next year will be snowing… 🙂 )

I’m going to just flat out say it, MOST all of Northern Nevada missed great soccer games today… I unfortunately had to leave after the boys game but the boys game was hard fought as one would expect.  Galena eeked out the win 1-0 on a 7th minute free kick… SUPER tough angle for the goal keeper to judge and even see the ball with the sun and that was the lone goal, that one minor detail that has so many countless times been the deciding factor in a game where the teams are so closely matched.  Tough loss for Carson, great win for Galena who will for sure represent Northern Nevada well at the State Tournament next week in Vegas.

On to the photos… you’ll see very quickly the theme that jumped out at me… this was a battle…

See more images on the site (menus to the left or the links below)

Carson High Athletics

Galena High Athletics

A very early celebration from a goal off a free kick… this would be the only goal of the match!GOAL!!! Galena High Soccer Carson High Soccer Galena High Soccer

A blocked shot on goal…
Blocked shot Galena High Soccer

They fought this PAST the end line of the field… yea, it was a little scary as they were coming right at me… 🙂
Challenge to the end, Carson High Soccer I guess technically speaking that’s not REALLY legal… but… 🙂Carson High Soccer, Peter Garrett Carson High Soccer, Peter Garrett Carson High Soccer, Peter Garrett

A CRACKING shot on goal, hit the football uprights and rang out pretty loud…Galena High Soccer Shot on Goal A contest for every ball, Galena High Soccer 161105_8507 161105_8524 Love the determination on his face!161105_8547 Jay Beesemyer with the coveted trophy!  Congrats Galena on a great season!  Go represent Northern Nevada at the State Tournament!Champions, Galena High Boys Soccer Champions, Galena High Boys Soccer

2016 Carson High Football vs. Douglas, October 28, 2016

If someone asked you to define a rivalry game, how would you answer? I’m sure you could blurt out well known rivalries, Yankees vs. Red Sox, Giants vs. Dodgers, Cowboys vs. Giants… Carson vs. Douglas… if you live anywhere in Northern Nevada you’re aware of the Carson Douglas rivalry… well tonight’s, as a rivalry game, did NOT disappoint… Douglas put up some late 4th quarter points and played some tough defense and walked out of Carson’s field with a 31-17 win.

I’d say as in most rivalry games you’re likely to see things that you might not have seen at any point in the season and well… the things last night were plentiful. I cannot imagine the amount of tape that was watched in prep for tonight’s game… I think the thing that will define the night for me was the hard hits that were happening, they were plentiful and some memorable, as in knock out mouth pieces memorable.  I know the pure definition of smash mouth football is more of an offensive term but the “idea” of “smash mouth” comes to mind when I think about the hits and more importantly the sounds of the hits from tonight’s game… WOW!  The other thing I’ll take with me, the horrible officiating…

I’m only going to touch briefly on the officiating because these kind of things get people in trouble with the NIAA and we don’t want that… 🙂  But honestly… last night was the worst I’ve seen of the season… in what is likely the deepest rivalry game of the season in Northern Nevada and THIS is the team of refs we got?  In any sport, the officials job also includes NOT effecting the outcome of the game… and no, I’m not going to say there weren’t other things that weren’t as big of a factor in a win or a loss (depends if you’re Carson or Douglas…) last night but when a “non fan” of the game of football is so disgusted by the horrible calls of the referees… alright, enough of that… well, just one photo… and Coach would never say this but I can say it for him… 🙂

Simple caption…


Coach Blair Roman

On to the photos… 🙂

You have to appreciate the dedication of getting to the field early to get the front row!  Several of your 2016 Sierra League Soccer Champs in that front row tonight!!

The Fans, Carson High

Sideline buddies!  I know there are families that come to games… but there are also families formed BECAUSE of games… we spend a lot of time together over the course of a year, we get to share the ups and downs, it’s a lot of fun.

Love those smiles ladies!Sideline Buddies

And onto the game… I’ve said this before in prior posts this year about games with a high amount of running plays, particularly one’s up the middle… yawn… kinda boring from a photographic standpoint… but none the less, that’s what we have we still need to make some pictures!

Carson’s Sheldon Miller bringing down Douglas Quarterback Hunter Hickey.Douglas High Tigers

Clawing for another inch…Rivalry Football

I just like this shot… seems like he’s saying, “… we’re coming, are you ready?”
Carson High Senators

What’s come to be known on the sidelines as “The Abel Carter Show” once again did not disappoint with just over 200 yards rushing on the night… hard not to aim the camera at Abel… how many hundreds of photos do you suppose I have of him?Abel Carter, Carson High Senators