The 2016 Nevada District 1 All Star Tournament… starts tomorrow!

Here we go again!!

Year ten, in a row for us… it’s amazing to look back and see all that’s happened in that time!  Some great memories and some great friendships have been made on the ball fields of Northern Nevada!!

As usual, I’ll have the Photo of the Day here on the site, stop by the tent, I have a small “prize” for you if your photo makes the “Photo of the Day”…

Each year I try to come up with something new, a new collage design normally… this year, going for something different… you’ll have to let me know what you think.  Here are some samples, stop by the tent and see them in print.

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Went out and set up the tent today… the fields look great, the weather’s going to be hot… Good times ahead!FullSizeRender

2015 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament, Day 16, Champions Crowned

Congratulations to the Centennial Junior Little League All Star team!  They defeated Reno American tonight to take the title!  They’re off to the State Tournament shortly!  Well done fellas, good luck at State!

Centennial Junior Little League All Stars

2015 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament, Day 15

The Championship is set!  Centennial will play Reno American for the Junior Little League All Star Championship on Saturday night at Governor’s field in Carson City, NV.

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The Photo of the Day… something a little more “fun” tonight… I get to see a lot of balls go by batters… makes for a lot of deleted photos… but sometimes you get one like this… Just makes me smile, what’s going through his mind right at this split second? 🙂

Reno American Junior Little League  All Star

2015 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament, Day 14

And now we’re down to three… Truckee defeated North Tahoe today and will play Reno American tomorrow as the loser’s bracket semi-final.  Centennial will play the winner on Saturday for the Championship.  Game time tomorrow is 6:30 PM.  The Championship on Saturday is at 7:00 PM.

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The Photo of the Day… some stuff you know is happening but you just can’t see it… this pitcher picked off at least one first base runner with only this little glance to check the runner at 1st. 🙂Truckee Junior All Star

2015 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament, Day 13

And then there were four… two teams exited the tournament Wednesday night… Carson City lost a close error filled game against Truckee and Reno National lost to North Tahoe.  This puts North Tahoe playing Truckee and Reno American will play Centennial (winner’s bracket) on Thursday.

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Photo of the Day… sometimes you are “over lensed”, meaning I’m too close to get the entire piece of action… with the larger junior fields (high school and up as well…) I shoot with a larger lens than when I shoot Little League… and when the action happens you have to decide if you’re going to try to shoot or not… here’s an example, I pushed the shutter button and hoped I got something… 🙂Carson City Junior All Star

2015 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament, Day 12

The weather would lead you to believe there are no games going on… but the evenings have been great for shooting because the sky is a great big soft pillow of light and there haven’t been any harsh shadows on the faces… this is great for photos!! 🙂

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The Photo of the Day… the slides have been popping up the bags pretty regularly… something I’m not used to seeing at either the Little League or High School levels…Centennial Junior All Star

2015 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament, Day 11

And the tournament goes on!  Now the Junior division will play all this week at Governor’s Fields 1 and 6.  Night 1 (day 11 of the total tournament) kicked off with Carson playing Reno American and Reno National playing Centennial.  Reno American and Centennial both picked up first round wins and will play again Tuesday night against North Tahoe and Truckee respectively…

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Here’s the Photo of the Day for Day 11 of the tournament and Day 1 of the Juniors… Was he safe or out? 🙂Carson City All Star Junior Divison

2015 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament, Day 10, Champions Crowned!

Congratulations to the 11 year old Reno National team and the 12 year old Washoe Team on your Nevada District 1 Little League Championships!!!

Two very good games!  And this was the first year in all 9 of my years of doing these tournaments that I got to shoot the 12 year old championship game without the consolation championship also being played… 🙂

Here’s the 11’s Reno National Team!  Congrats Fellas!Reno National Little League All Star Champions

And the 12’s Washoe Team! Congrats Fellas!!Washoe Little League All Star Champions

 

And I can’t resist this shot… I’ve gone with two “jube” photos already and am going to end the first leg of the tournament with one last one… This is the same pitcher that I had for photo of the day earlier for his intensity… and face…

The celebrations are priceless!  I love this shot!Washoe Little League All Star Champions

2015 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament, Day 9, Champions Crowned!

Congratulations to the Reno American 9-10 All Stars on their Nevada District 1 Championship!!  They beat a very good Reno National team to become District Champions!!Reno American Little League 10 Year Old ChampionsThe 10-11 year old game will go to the “if” game tomorrow night at 5:30 PM, Reno National won tonight giving Centennial their first loss of the tournament.

The 11-12 year old game will be played tomorrow night at 8:00 PM.  Should be some great baseball!

 

2015 Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament, Day 8

Semifinals complete for the 10’s and 11’s… tomorrow’s Championship Night for the 10’s and 11’s… get your rest tonight fellas, the competition is fierce!  There have been some great baseball games out at Governor’s Field for the Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament!  Come on out and see the 10’s and 11’s championships tomorrow, 5:30 and 8:00 (the 12’s play Friday at 8:00 PM)

The Photo of the Day… it’s almost become a tradition, a Washoe Shortstop throwing to first after tagging second… here’s the 2015 version… love the tongue… 🙂Washoe Little League All Star, Lucas Bain