Monthly Archives: March 2012

Panthers end SLU winning streak

Saint Louis University’s 13 game winning streak was ended by Eastern during the Panthers’ home opener at Coaches Stadium in Charleston, Ill.,Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Eastern defeated SLU 13-6.

Red-shirt senior infielder T.J. McManus (left) slides into second as Saint Louis University freshman infielder Alec Sole (center) throws the ball from the ground to SLU junior infielder Mike Levine. McManus was called out after the close slide into second base.

Freshman pitcher Andrew Grahn prepares to pitch the ball to Saint Louis University’s red-shirt junior outfielder Steve Fernandez.

Saint Louis University’s senior pitcher Jim Foster throws to freshman infielder Mike Vigliarolo (left) as T.J. McManus, a red-shirt senior infielder, dives back to first base.

Ryan Dineen (left), a junior infielder/pitcher, is congratulated by red-shirt senior pitcher Mike Hoekstra (right) after making a run.

Look forward to many more images from baseball and softball in the future. The seasons have just started and I’m looking forward to finding new ways to cover the games.

Softball team splits first home doubleheader

The Eastern softball team split their first home doubleheader against SIU-Edwardsville Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Williams Field in Charleston, Ill. The games marked the women’s first home games of the season. The first game was a 0-4 loss with both teams scoreless until the ninth inning when SIUE was able to score four runs securing their victory over the Panthers.

Eastern was able to take the win over the Cougars in the following game. The Panthers were able to score two runs in the second inning and another two in the fourth. The final score was 4-1.

Freshman infielder Bailey O’Dell looks to throw the ball back to home during the first game of the day.

Eastern’s head coach Kim Schuette watches the team during the final innings of the first game.

Sophomore infielder Ashleigh Westover walks back to the dugout after being tagged out at home during the first game.

SIUE’s Senior outfielder Lindsey Barron makes it past senior catcher Hailee Hanna to score the Cougar’s first run of the ninth inning during the first game.

Sophomore infielder Chelsea Yankolovich throws the ball to first base  as senior outfielder Hayley Pieper begins to slide to second during the second game.

Junior outfielder Melise Brown falls to the ground after missing a catch during the second game.

EIU ROTC Takes Off

Eastern ROTC conducted an Aviation Lab on Eastern’s campus Thursday, March 22, 2012. The cadets had a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter, and the lab consisted of three 10 minute flights around Charleston, Ill., in a CH-47 Chinook.

Cadets from the first group to go into the air exit the CH-47 Chinook after landing in the Tundra outside of the Tarble Arts Center.

Sgt. 1st Class Russell Bennett waits for cadets to enter the aircraft before taking off. Cadets were instructed on the proper way to exit the aircraft because of the heat from the engines and rotor blades.

Helmets lie on the ground before the Cadets pick them up to enter the aircraft.

The photographers I work with at The Daily Eastern News and the Warbler have been working on turning these assignments into something more than a photo or two in the paper. Keep on the lookout for more creative photo galleries, in-depth photo essays, and videos. For more photos of this event click here  to check out the Soundslide that I put together with Zachary White.



Lending a Helping Hand

After a week of building, Habitat for Humanity volunteers managed to make headway on their Charleston, Ill., home. The build week started on Saturday, March 10, 2012 with a blitz build day. The interior walls, exterior walls, beginning stages of electrical and half of the trusses were put up by the end of the day.

Monday March 12 started the first full week of building that continued through Saturday March 19. Building will continue every Saturday until the house is finished.

The House that EIU Built 2.0

Here are a few images from the photo essay I am doing on the Habitat for Humanity blitz build this week. Some students decided to stay in Charleston over spring break to work on the house. The first day was Saturday, March 10, and the building will continue on Monday. The volunteers will be working from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m everyday this week including Saturday. I will have a multimedia piece on Sunday putting everything together.

Volunteers raise one of the first exterior walls at the start of the build Saturday at 8 a.m.

Matt Short, a junior accounting major, takes a look at the progress on the house from the backyard.

Eastern President Bill Perry volunteers at the build site.

Mike Adair, of Charleston, Ill., attaches a strap to the first truss that will make up the east end of the roof.

Sean McElhenny, a senior communication studies major, finishes cutting out a section of insulation that is blocking the backdoor.

Eastern ROTC paintball

The Eastern Army ROTC paintball lab was held at  Fly’n Colors Paintball, 12284 Old State Road Charleston, Ill., Thursday, March 8, 2012. The lab was used to help train the cadets as well as give them leadership experience. Here are a few of my favorite shots and a Soundlslide I put together.

William Comstock, a graduate student, works with his team to capture the flag during the EIU Army ROTC paintball lab. The capture the flag match was followed by a round where one team had to escort an individual from one side of the play area to another without being shot.

A cadet attempts to take out the final member of the opposing team during a team elimination match.

Cadet Zach Rappe, a freshman political science major, takes cover behind a mound of dirt during the EIU Army ROTC paintball lab.

For the Soudslide head over to the Daily Eastern News.