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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.
As a slow trickle of brightly dressed Eastern sorority and fraternity members walk to Lantz Arena they contrast the softball fans in t-shirts and shorts at Williams field. Dashes of red, yellow and green make their way across campus for Greek Sing.
Part of Eastern’s Greek Week, Greek Sing involves sororities and fraternities singing musical medleys. Lantz Arena was filled with students and family for the event Sunday.
I originally wasn’t planning on covering Greek Sing, but because of another canceled event on Friday I decided to see what I could get. I was happy I decided to spend a few hours of my Sunday afternoon in a stuffy gym. Here are a few of my favorite shots.
Heating up green tea in a microwave at 4 a.m. on the second floor of Buzzard Hall is how Jenny Thompson needs to start her day. Thompson, a building service worker at Eastern Illinois University, begins her workday when the only students still awake are toiling away in their books or stumbling home from a late night out.
Thompson, one of four BSWs who work the 4 to 11:30 a.m. shift in Buzzard, has worked in the building since Summer 2011.
Thompson said it took her a week before she had a system to get through the building.
Now, she moves through the offices and hallways with precision and swiftness. Only momentarily stopping to wipe a black scuffmark from the floor with her foor when she spots them.
Thompson describes her job at Eastern as one of the best she could have asked for.
“If you talk to the students and get to know them everything will be good,” she said.
I originally wanted to work on this story last semester, but I couldn’t find the time to get it done. With a little more free time to work on some of my own projects I was able to pretty quickly find someone willing to let me follow them for a few hours. I was lucky because Thompson was great to work with. If you want to see more collected photo essays head over to the Photo Essay section of the site.
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.
Football coach Dino Babers led the team to an OVC championship during a season dubbed the New Era by Eastern athletics. Eastern came into their game against Southeast-Missouri State 5-1 in conference play, and claimed the OVC title outright after UT Martin lost to Tennessee Tech. Eastern defeated SEMO 39-20 Saturday at O’Brien Field.
The Panthers have one more regular season game against Central Arkansas on Nov. 17, before they move on to the playoffs.
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.
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.
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.