Saturday, May 29, 2010

Troy Trojans Swept in Burleson

Today and Thursday I covered the Troy Trojans during games 1 and 2 of their series against Aubrey in Burleson. Unfortunately, the Trojans were swept pretty convincingly and it looks like my post-season baseball freelancing for the Temple Daily Telegram might be winding down. At The Shorthorn, lots of new faces are going to be coming in so my focus will be on training but hopefully more jobs will come in so I can keep shooting.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Belton Tigers Advance to Semifinals

Belton has yet again swept another playoff series. They beat Richardson Lake Highlands 5-1 on Saturday advancing them to the Class 5A Region II semifinals at Sam Houston State. The game was tied 1-1 in the fifth before Belton rallied after a walk off home run in sixth inning to take out the Wildcats in Game 2 of the series. This may be the last of my baseball posts for awhile since both teams I have been covering are going out of town as the continue. I’m hoping to start experimenting with some video projects soon so stay tuned.

Belton senior Shane Hoelscher shouts after hitting his school-record 14th homer of the year in the sixth inning, sparking the seventh-ranked Tigers to a series-clinching 5-1 victory over Richardson Lake Highlands on Saturday. Belton (33-6) advanced to play Klein Collins in the Class 5A Region II semifinals. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)

Friday, May 21, 2010

TC Leopards are the NJCAA Region V Champions

It was a long game for the Leopards on Thursday. Temple College overcame a 5-1 deficit and rallied to tie the game up in the eighth inning. After four innings without a score, Collin Janssen led off the bottom of the 13th inning by launching a home run over the left field fence to end the four and a half hour game to take them to the Junior College World Series. It was the longest game i've ever been to and it definitely ended with a bang. Next up is Belton on Saturday as they look to knock Lake Highland out of the Playoffs in Game 2 of the series.

Teammates prepare to mob TC’s Collin Janssen after his walkoff homer in the 13th gave the Leopards the Region V title. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)

The Leopards celebrate and pose for the fans after recieving the NJCAA Region V championship trophy.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Belton and Temple College Baseball

This week is dominated by baseball freelancing. While everything at The Shorthorn is starting up for the summer, I’ve been shooting Belton High School and Temple College baseball during their post-season runs for the Temple Daily Telegram. It has been great shooting these teams to get more baseball experience in blazing sun and pouring rain alike. I’m definitely starting to get the hang of positioning myself around the field for certain shots but sometimes you just can’t help where something happens. Here are some shots from the first four games this week and will post more when I hopefully shoot Belton and, hopefully, Temple College again later this week.

Belton shortstop Shane Hoelscher (23) uses his glove to feed the baseball to second baseman Drew Delgado, who turned the game-ending double play in the ninth-ranked Tigers' 12-2 win at Richardson Berkner on Saturday. Hoelscher also hit his 13th home run to extend his Belton single-season record. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)

Belton pitcher Tyler Vail (21) and third baseman Dillon Newman (right) celebrate with second baseman Drew Delgado after shortstop Shane Hoelscher and Delgado turned a double play to end the Tigers’ 12-2 win over Richardson Berkner on Saturday for a Class 5A area-round sweep. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)

#11 pitches during Temple College's opening game of the NJCAA Region V Tournament against Odessa.

Temple’s Stafford Brantley, who was 3-for-5, slides into home plate during the Leopards’ win over Odessa. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)

#12 hits a foul ball off of the rain-soaked ground in the third inning as TC takes on Midland.

Temple College’s Duncan McGee tags out Midland’s Matt Moreno during the Leopards’ 10-2 win Monday at the NJCAA Region V Tournament. (Andrew Buckley/Special To The Telegram)

TC second baseman Zach Cohen throws over MCC’s DeMario Thibodeaux to complete a double play in the Leopards’ loss Tuesday. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)

Zach Cohen connects with a pitch on Tuesday during the Leopards' loss to McLennan.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Belton vs Desoto Baseball

I had another opportunity today to shoot the Belton Tigers vs Desoto Eagles in Game 2 of their Class 5A bi-district series for The Temple Daily Telegram. From the beginning it was apparent that these teams were in different classes. Belton swept the series with a 11-0 victory in five innings today to top their 8-0 win in Game 1. This win brings their record to 29-6 as they continue in the playoffs.

Belton junior Tyler Vail (10-2) limited DeSoto to two hits as the Tigers won 11-0 in five innings Saturday to sweep a Class 5A bi-district playoff series. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)

#23 slides into third base and is called safe.

Belton third baseman Dillon Newman leaves his feet to throw out a DeSoto runner during the Tigers’ 11-0 win over the Eagles on Saturday in Game 2 of a bi-district series. Belton (29-6) will play Richardson Berkner in the area round. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)

#10 connects with a wild pitch for a single in the second inning.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Shorthorn Shots of the Week 5/7

This week was the last week of production at The Shorthorn for the spring and it was pretty hectic and exciting. I finally got the Marquez Haynes photos done for the graduation issue and they turned out great. We had a hard time choosing just one. It was also fitting that my last week of the semester was filled with nothing but sports considering that the last couple of weeks had a severe lack of competitive spirit. Baseball was pretty exciting as the Mavericks took on DBU and I did a full package of stills, a video and a gallery for a wheelchair football event put on by the Movin’ Mavs. They even let me play a game and make a fool of myself but it was great to see how much skill is involved in playing wheelchair sports. I will be Photo Editor at The Shorthorn over the summer and, hopefully, through the fall semester but my personal goal is to continue to shoot and keep Shots of the Week going along with the rest of my responsibilities in the future. I will also be updating the blog with freelance shoots and more interesting photographic experiences throughout the summer. Enjoy.

Graduating Guard Marquez Haynes

Graduating Guard Marquez Haynes

Junior infielder Jesse Payne makes a diving catch Tuesday in the fifth inning of the Mavericks’ win over Dallas Baptist at Clay Gould Ballpark. This was the Mavericks’ final non-conference game of the season and will begin a three-game home series against Stephen F. Austin on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Junior infielder Jesse Payne leaps as he throws to first base during the Mavericks’ win on Tuesday at Clay Gould Ballpark. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Movin' Mavs head coach Doug Garner explains the rules of wheelchair football before the games start on Wednesday at the MAC indoor soccer court. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

The quarterback starts a play with the ball in wheelchair football and the defense can rush the passer three seconds after the snap. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Social work freshman John McPhail, left, attempts to block a pass intended for undeclared freshman Aaron Patterson on Wednesday during a wheelchair football game at the Maverick Activities Center. The Movin' Mavs and about 20 other participants came out to try the new sport. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Wheelchair Football

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Shorthorn Shots of the Week 5/2

It was an extremely hectic week as things are winding down for The Shorthorn and classes. I’ll make this short since I’m still wishing for 36-hour days to get everything done. Overall it was pretty interesting shooting at the Ballpark in Arlington for the first time, male waxing for a cause, Baptists raising money by slip ‘n sliding through food and Relay For Life all in the same week. The videos I did turned out pretty good though. Needless to say I’m exhausted and still have lots to do. I’m looking forward to what the last week of work holds. Enjoy.

A beautiful day for UTA Night at the Ballpark in Arlington.

President James Spaniolo throws out the first pitch on Monday during UTA Night at the Ballpark in Arlington. Spaniolo said that this cooperation between UTA and the Rangers exemplified the fact that UTA is a major university. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Political science junior Jordan Shirley, right, tears a waxing sheet off of psychology junior Mo Awadalla’s leg Wednesday on the Central Library mall. Awadalla was raising money for a Push America cross-country bike ride that will take him from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. in 64 days. Shirley said he wanted to help because “the money is going towards a good cause and it’s always fun to pull hair off of a guy’s leg.” (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley

Members of the Metroplex Association of Career Schools team walk as night falls on the Relay For Life fundraising event at the Coca Cola Pavilion on Friday. The American Cancer Society's annual event brought out over 1,100 participants on 88 teams to walk for 12 hours to raise money for cancer research and support services. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Bags remembering loved ones lined the path around the Coca Cola Pavilion on Friday. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Relay For Life

Baptist Student Ministry Jar Wars