Saturday, September 13, 2014

Shelton vs. Trumbull - High School Football

Three games in three nights - I guess that means football season started ;-)

Last night I was up at Trumbull High School, shooting the game between Trumbull and Shelton High. Trumbull scored first, but then Shelton score 40 unanswered points to win going away, 40-10.

Shelton vs. Trumbull High

Shelton High Senior quarterback Mark Piccirillo runs for a touchdown to put Shelton up 20-3. Piccirillo generated 322 total yards of offense and five touchdowns to lead in Shelton in the victory.

Shelton vs. Trumbull High

Shelton vs. Trumbull High

Shelton's Kevin Robinson goes for a reception in the end zone in the closing seconds of the first half as a Trumbull defender breaks up the play

Shelton vs. Trumbull High

Shelton vs. Trumbull High

Shelton vs. Trumbull High

Shelton vs. Trumbull High

Kevin Robinson scores on a pass reception in the third quarter to put the Gaels' ahead 33-3.

Shelton vs. Trumbull High

More images from this game are in my album on Flickr.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Amity vs. Seymour - High School Football

Seymour High's Joe Salemme rushed for 350 yards on 37 carries, leading Seymour to a 33-27 victory over the Amity Spartans Thursday night. For most of the night, I felt like I couldn't hit water if I fell out of a boat - it seemed like every big play went to the other side of the field. Fortunately persistence, or in my case, stubbornness won out.

Amity vs. Seymour - High School Football

Amity vs. Seymour - High School Football

Amity vs. Seymour - High School Football

Amity vs. Seymour - High School Football

Amity vs. Seymour - High School Football

More shots from this high scoring game can be found here

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jonathan Law vs Harding High - High School Football

Are you ready for some football?

I wasn't, as my rust showed while shooting Law vs. Harding High in the first game of the CIAC football season. Law scored first, to make it 3-0, but Harding scored 38 unanswered points to dominate the Lawmen 38-10.

Jonathan Law vs. Harding High School - High School Football

Jonathan Law vs. Harding High School - High School Football

Jonathan Law vs. Harding High School - High School Football

Jonathan Law vs. Harding High School - High School Football

Jonathan Law vs. Harding High School - High School Football

Jonathan Law vs. Harding High School - High School Football

Jonathan Law vs. Harding High School - High School Football

Jonathan Law vs. Harding High School - High School Football

Jonathan Law vs. Harding High School - High School Football

More images from this game are in my album on Flickr.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Engine 260 Fire Apparatus Show and Muster

The Engine 260 Fire Apparatus Show and Muster is sponsored by Engine 260, Inc. and in cooperation with the Southern Connecticut Antique Fire Apparatus Collectors (SCAFAC). Now in it's 43nd year, the muster is one of the oldest and largest in the region, regularly drawing over 100 antique trucks and teams each year from all over the Northeast.

Connecticut Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums

Be careful... His bite is worse than his bark...

Engine 260 Fire Apparatus Show and Muster

Engine 260 Fire Apparatus Show and Muster

Engine 260 Fire Apparatus Show and Muster

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bridgeport Bluefish vs. Lancaster Barnstormers

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, after going to the Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival, I spent the afternoon with my youngest at Harbor Yard to see the Bluefish play the Lancaster Barnstormers.

It was a sloppily played game, with 7 errors, and the Barnstormers defeated the Bluefish 8-5 to complete a sweep of the 3 game series.

With a double, triple, and homer, Fred Lewis was one hit shy of the cycle.

Fred Lewis

After the game, J.R. Towles had his contract picked up by the Texas Rangers

J.R. Towles

Even though this was a photo-based meetup with the folks at Milford Photo, I didn't take that many shots. I chose to just sit back and enjoy a nice sunny afternoon with my daughter.

B.B. The Bluefish

D.J. Mitchell

Swing and a miss...

Lancaster Barnstormers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You Never Know What You'll See In The Minors...

Sunday was a full day. After spending the early morning in Plainville for the Hot Air Balloon Festival, I took my youngest to Bridgeport to see the Bluefish play against the Lancaster Barnstormers. We met up with Jesse from Milford Photo, and a few others from the meetup group. Jesse noted that he saw a lot of people wearing Met paraphernalia waiting to get in, and I couldn't figure out why.

When the starting line-ups were announced, I saw that former Met Chris Schwinden was starting for Lancaster:

Chris Schwinden

I doubted that was it.

There was even almost-but-never-was-Met Boof Bonser coming out of the bullpen:

Boof Bonser

That wasn't it, either.

There was this announcement from the PA announcer just before the game, "To throw out the first pitch, please welcome former Major League great, Dwight Gooden":

Dwight Gooden

Didn't see that one coming.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival Day II

The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon,
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky...

Every year, the Plainville Fire Company hosts a hot air balloon festival as a fundraiser to support many organizations in the town of Plainville. After the cloudy skies and breezy conditions made Saturday less than optimal, I decided to make the trek up to Plainville again Sunday. I'm glad I did, because the skies were clear, and all of the balloons went up by 8am.

Plainville Volunteer Fire Dept. Balloon Festival

Plainville Volunteer Fire Dept. Balloon Festival

Plainville Volunteer Fire Dept. Balloon Festival

Plainville Volunteer Fire Dept. Balloon Festival

Plainville Volunteer Fire Dept. Balloon Festival

Plainville Volunteer Fire Dept. Balloon Festival

More from this fun morning are on my Flickr set here

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