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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.
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.
With only about three more months until I graduate from Eastern, the job hunt has seized me in its clutches, and I’ve found myself going through some of my photos from the past year. As I went through them I realized a few of my favorites never made it to my blog.
For my entire portfolio click 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.
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.
The Eastern Illinois University women’s basketball team will head into their Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, game against UT Martin on a 13 game winning streak. Here are a few photos from their 64-51 victory against Eastern Kentucky Monday.
Junior guard Ta’Kenya Nixon is the final player to be introduced to the crowd before Eastern Illinois’ game against Eastern Kentucky.
Eastern Illinois’ head coach Brady Sallee reacts to a call during the second half of the game.
Junior forward Sydney Mitchell becomes airborne while trying to make a layup against Eastern Kentucky.
The updates over the pasty week have been a little slow because of an upcoming yearbook deadline, but here are a few photos from the past few Eastern basketball games.
Freshman guard Joey Miller (left) and senior guard Jeremy Granger wait to be introduced to the crowd before their game against Tennessee State Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 in Lantz Arena. Eastern was defeated by Tennessee State 46-55.
Jordyne Crunk, a sophomore guard, shoots from under Tennessee State’s senior guard Kim Haynes in Lantz Arena during the first half of play Monday, Jan. 23, 2011. Eastern beat Tennessee State 88-73.
Sophomore forward Alfonzo McKinnie recovers a failed steal by Austin Peay’s senior center John Fraley Saturday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Lantz Arena during Eastern’s 76-64 loss.
Junior forward Sydney Mitchell looks for a shot while surrounded by the Austin Peay defense Saturday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Lantz Arena. The women’s team was able to overcome their OVC rivals 80-46.
Senior guard Jeremy Granger is the final player to be introduced of the Eastern men’s basketball team’s starting lineup Jan. 12, in EIU’s Lantz Arena. Eastern faced UT Martin defeating them 68-55.
Mike Liabo, a sophomore UT Martin guard/forward, tips the ball away from senior forward Zavier Sanders as he attempts a rebound.
Jake Schlich, a junior music education major and drummer for the Panther Basketball Band , cheers for the Eastern men’s basketball team during the final minutes of the first half.
Sophomore forward Alfonzo McKinnie dunks the ball during the second half of play against UT Martin.
Eastern head coach Mike Miller holds his face in his hands after a botched play in the last few minutes of play. Eastern’s win puts them at 2-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference. For the full story head over to The Daily Eastern News.