Saturday, November 22, 2008

University of the Incarnate Word - Startup Season is a wrap!

In case you hadn't heard, San Antonio has a new college football team, courtesy of Tom Benson and the University of the Incarnate Word.  The team just finished up their first 'red shirt' season and will start playing other schools next year.

Today's Homecoming game was the last intra-squad scrimmage for the season.  Since my nephew graduated from Smithson Valley and now plays linebacker for the Cardinals I'm really looking forward to the games next year.  The first real season will be interesting for all, I'm sure. ;-)

While I won't be shooting the games, they will be covered by John Albright, THE sportsshooter for Incarnate Word.  Some great images from today's game may be found here.

Last, but hardly least, did I mention they have really flexible cheerleaders that trusts their peers to catch them ?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Chargers Football Closeout...what a game.

Boy, do the Boerne-Champion Chargers know how to close out a season.  After both teams traded touchdowns all night, the game ended in a tie. In overtime play, whereby each team gets the ball on the 20, New Braunfels Canyon scored first with seven points , followed by the Chargers.  The Chargers decided to go for it with a successful two point play. Final score:

Hill Country View article by Mike Reeder should show up here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Boerne-Champion Volleyball

Boerne-Champion Girls Varsity Volleyball team defeated San Antonio Breckenridge in 27-4A, bi-district playoffs, winning their first three games, in a best of five match at Boerne-Champion High School, Boerne, Texas, Monday, November 3, 2008.

Volleyball, like football, is hard to shoot due to the low light situation in most gyms.  Without the option to setup external strobes images tend to be a bit fuzzy.  Clean images require good light and good backgrounds, both of which can be hard.  All that said, the jumps, spikes and digs make for some great action and exciting play.