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Here are a few of my favorite photos from the past few months. It seemed like my life revolved around high school basketball for a while so you will be seeing a lot of basketball represented here. I covered some interesting people to start of the year including a master LEGO builder, a 10-year-old with a Decatur Running Grand Slam medal, and a very talkative and funny seamstress.
The start of October marked the road to IHSA state finals for local high school teams in Decatur. I mainly covered volleyball and football with some cross country sprinkled in.
Emotions ran high with many of the athletes as their seasons came to a close, and I think you will be able to see that in the photos.
Recently, basketball has dominated my shooting schedule, so there will be many more photos of that in the coming months.
Here are some of my favorite sports photos since October.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been able to experience my first fall season covering high school sports. Most of my nights have been spent at either a volleyball, soccer or football game, and with state finals right around the corner I thought I would gather some of my favorite photos from the season so far.
I recently took a job with the Herald and Review in Decatur, Ill, and until I graduate I’m only working part time. For the past two months high school sports have been a major aspect of what I’m covering. I can definitely say I’ve grown more comfortable finding my way around central Illinois over the past two months.
Here are few of my favorite shots from the games I’ve covered.
The Eastern men’s basketball team faced off against Southeast Missouri on March 6, in the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, but wasn’t able to move forward in the OVC tournament. SEMO defeated the men’s basketball team 78-68.
The women’s team played on Friday, March 8, and fell against UT Martin 71-69 in the semifinal round. It was one of the most exciting games I covered during my four years at Eastern, and it was also the last Eastern basketball games I’ll cover for The Daily Eastern News or the Warbler. UT Martin ended up winning the OVC Championship and is moving into the NCAA Tournament.
For the full women’s basketball story check out Alex McNamee’s story in The Daily Eastern News. With the basketball season over, baseball and softball are right around the corner, and it will be nice to finally get back outside to cover games.
I covered my final two Eastern home basketball games Saturday, March 2. Both the men and women faced off against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Lantz Arena. The men came out of of the game victorious, defeating SIUE 61-46.
The women weren’t able to come away with the victory. Eastern lost 62-70 in overtime.
I’m traveling to Nashville to cover the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament today, so there will be more photos coming soon.
Monday’s women’s basketball game against UT Martin was one of the more exciting games this semester in terms of photography. I can usually come away from a game with a few good reaction photos, but yesterday seemed like a gold mine. It’s always exciting covering a game that keeps you on your toes, and I think I came out of the game with some decent photos. After looking at the photos, it also looked like some lights were replaced in Lantz Arena because the lighting was better than usual. For the full story check out Alex McNamee’s story in the Daily Eastern News here.
The Eastern women’s basketball team fought against Bradley University Monday night but came up one point short in the final seconds losing 66-65 in Lantz Arena.
The Panthers return to the court Nov. 19 in Lantz Arena against San Jose State. For another view of the game check out Zachary White’s blog, and for the full story head over to The Daily Eastern News.