Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stratford vs, Bunnell - Boys Basketball

Tuesday night, I shot the rematch of the game I shot two weeks ago. This time, Sratford and Bunnell squared off at Stratford high, but the result was the same, Bunnell ran all over Stratford, 64-42.

Stratford vs. Bunnell - High School Basketball Stratford vs. Bunnell - High School Basketball

Stratford vs. Bunnell - High School Basketball Stratford vs. Bunnell - High School Basketball

Stratford vs. Bunnell - High School Basketball Stratford vs. Bunnell - High School Basketball

Stratford vs. Bunnell - High School Basketball Stratford vs. Bunnell - High School Basketball

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Foran vs. Jonathan Law - High School Basketball Doubleheader

Friday night, Foran High hosted a basketball doubleheader - in the first game, the boys squad defeated their counterparts from crosstown Jonathan Law, 48-44. and girls faced off against each other in the second game, with the Law girls defeating Foran, 50-30.

Foran vs. Jonathan Law - High School Basketball Doubleheader

Foran vs. Jonathan Law - High School Basketball Doubleheader Foran vs. Jonathan Law - High School Basketball Doubleheader

Foran vs. Jonathan Law - High School Basketball Doubleheader Foran vs. Jonathan Law - High School Basketball Doubleheader

Foran vs. Jonathan Law - High School Basketball Doubleheader Foran vs. Jonathan Law - High School Basketball Doubleheader

Foran vs. Jonathan Law - High School Basketball Doubleheader Foran vs. Jonathan Law - High School Basketball Doubleheader

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sometimes You Win. Sometimes You Lose.....

"A good friend of mine used to say, 'This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball. You hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.' Think about that for a while.”

And sometimes, you can't hit water if you fell out of a boat. Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh, played by Tim Robbins, tells this to a reporter in the classic baseball movie Bull Durham. These were words of wisdom taught to Nuke by Crash Davis, played by Kevin Costner. These words came to mind after I finished shooting Stratford vs. Bunnell high School in Boys basketball. I definitely felt as though I couldn't hit water if I fell out of a boat as it seemed like every great play happened on the other end of the court...

But I digress - on to the pictures.....

Stratford vs. Bunnell - Boys High School Basketball Stratford vs. Bunnell - Boys High School Basketball

Stratford vs. Bunnell - Boys High School Basketball Stratford vs. Bunnell - Boys High School Basketball

Stratford vs. Bunnell - Boys High School Basketball Stratford vs. Bunnell - Boys High School Basketball

Stratford vs. Bunnell - Boys High School Basketball Stratford vs. Bunnell - Boys High School Basketball

Monday, January 5, 2015

Lauralton Hall vs. Jonathan Law - High School Girls Basketball

Coming off their first State Championship in the 2013-14 season, Lauralton Hall started the current season with a disappointing 1-5 record. Saturday afternoon, they hosted Jonathan Law who came into the game having won their first 5 games. After a furious back and forth battle, Lauralton's Crusaders came out with a 40-37 hard fought victory.

Lauralton Hall vs. Jonathan Law - Girls High School Basketball

Lauralton Hall vs. Jonathan Law - Girls High School Basketball Lauralton Hall vs. Jonathan Law - Girls High School Basketball

Lauralton Hall vs. Jonathan Law - Girls High School Basketball Lauralton Hall vs. Jonathan Law - Girls High School Basketball

Lauralton Hall vs. Jonathan Law - Girls High School Basketball

All of the images are in my album on Flickr.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Merit Insurance Classic

Monday night was the first round of the Merit Insurance Holiday Tournament hosted by Stratford High School. In the first game, St. Joseph High school lost to New London High, 57-53.

Boys High School Basketball - Merit Insurance Classic Boys High School Basketball - Merit Insurance Classic

Boys High School Basketball - Merit Insurance Classic Boys High School Basketball - Merit Insurance Classic

In the second game, Stratford High's boys basketball team defeated Kaynor Tech from Waterbury, 47-37.

Boys High School Basketball - Merit Insurance Classic Boys High School Basketball - Merit Insurance Classic

Boys High School Basketball - Merit Insurance Classic Boys High School Basketball - Merit Insurance Classic

More shots from this game here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Shelton vs. Xavier - CIAC Class LL Small Finals

Yesterday, I chronicled the first game I shot on Saturday, Ansonia being upset by Valley Regional, 21-20.  Game 2 was another nail-biter featuring Shelton and Xavier - a game that would be decided in overtime.

CIAC Class LL Small Finals

CIAC Class LL Small Finals

Shelton QB Mark Piccirillo carries the ball.

CIAC Class LL Small Finals

Xavier's Glenn cunningham ran for 162 yards on 27 carries, including two touchdowns.

CIAC Class LL Small Finals

CIAC Class LL Small Finals

Shelton's Shane Corcoran completes a pass which he takes to the endzone to score.

CIAC Class LL Small Finals

Shelton's Chris Kanios (1) had a big day, including a 78-yard punt return for a touchdown.

CIAC Class LL Small Finals

Piccirillo had to scramble all day.

CIAC Class LL Small Finals

Michael Scherer's 5-yard run in overtime lifted Xavier to a 28-27, come-from-behind win over the previously unbeaten Gaels in an all-SCC Class LL-Small final at Ken Strong Stadium.

CIAC Class LL Small Finals