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Best of High School Sports

With the high school sports season quickly approaching in August here are some of my favorite sports photos from my first few months at the Herald & Review.

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Aces vs. Rainiers

My first week of baseball, better known as Aceball here, of the summer. The games went as well as any could in terms of photo opportunities. Although I wasn’t on the top of my game at catching them.

There were a few great moments that I missed by a frame or two, but I’ll have plenty of time to make up for that throughout the summer.

It’s pretty easy to navigate through the stadium and stands. As long as I’m not blocking a camera or person I can pretty much shoot from where ever I want.

The only major challenge was the sun, which baked me throughout the first game. The same mistake was not made later in the week because I went and bought myself a nice big hat.

Here are a few of my favorites from the Reno Aces’ series against the Tacoma Rainiers.

Patrick Corbin pitches during the Aces’ game against the Rainiers Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Aces Ballpark.

Little leaguers wait for the Aces starters to come out onto the field Friday, June, 1, 2012, at Aces Ballpark.

Aces designated hitter Mike Jacobs hits a foul during the Aces’ game against the Rainiers Thursday, May, 31, 2012, at the Aces Ballpark.

Rainers second baseman Luis Rodriguez attempts to tag out Aces center fielder Adam Eaton Thursday, May, 31, 2012, at Aces Ballpark.

Reno Aces fans cheer as Mike Jacobs makes his way back to the dugout after scoring a run against the Tacoma Rainiers Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Aces Ballpark.

Aces second baseman Jake Elmore tags out Rainiers catcher Guillermo Quiroz as he slides into second during a double play Friday, June 1, 2012, at Aces Ballpark.

Mike Jacobs breaks a bat when he comes into contact with the ball Wednesday, May, 30, 2012, during the Aces’ game against the Rainiers at the Aces Ballpark.

Since I’ve been shooting so much baseball recently I’m trying to get more than just the passable action photo. There are a few shots I’ve been playing around with that I think could look great if I get the timing and angle down.

I have a whole summer of shooting the Aces ahead of me so I will only be posting weekly updates from the games. Especially since the majority of Aces games are at night, and I’m just plain tired when I get home from work.

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Portfolio update

After gathering all my images from the past semester I was able to add some to my portfolio. Here are a few of the updates that I haven’t already posted on the blog. You can click here to see my whole portfolio.

Omar Solomon marches with others down Roosevelt Avenue in Charleston, Ill., on their wat to the “I am, we are Trayvon Martin” rally on the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s steps while chanting “justice for Trayvon” Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

Junior guard Ta’Kenya Nixon hit a career high of 30 points during Eastern’s final Ohio Valley Conference game against Eastern Kentucky Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. That win ended their two game losing streak heading into the OVC tournament on Friday, March 2, 2012.

Following a security lock down at Charleston High School Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, Stacy Stewart, of Charleston, and her daughter Lyndsy Hunt, a freshman at CHS, walk out of the main entrance. The school was locked down at 8:45 a.m. after receiving word from the 911 center concerning phone calls made from inside the building relating to a possible person with a gun. The calls were both confirmed to be called in by a CHS student and not true.

Eastern coach Jim Schmitz, left, yells through the umpire at Morehead State coach Jay Sorg after an Eastern runner was pushed off of third base after the play during the bottom of the fourth inning in the final game of the series Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Coaches Stadium. Eastern defeated Morehead State 13-8.

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Eastern ends series 2-1 against Southeast Missouri State

After a weekend of baseball at Coaches Stadium in Charleston, Ill., the Panthers were able to close out their series against Southeast Missouri State 2-1 Sunday, April 1, 2012. Eastern was able to come back from a 5-12 loss on Saturday and defeat the Redhawks 10-0 on Sunday.

Junior infielder Nathan Sopena tries for a double play after Southeast Missouri State senior shortstop Kenton Parmley is thrown out at second during Eastern’s 10-0 victory Sunday at Coaches Stadium.

Senior pitcher Adam Clark prepares to release the ball during the final inning of the game.

Southeast Missouri State senior infielder Taylor Heon throws freshman infielder Dane Sauer out at second.

Senior first baseman Kody Campbell doesn’t make the catch in time as junior outfielder Nick Priessman dives back to first in time to be safe.

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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.

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