Archive for September, 2007

Cyclo Cross

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

This morning I went over the Orono to photograph a cyclo cross race, an interesting turn of events because I had never seen cyclo cross before today. Cyclo cross is roughly like a cross country running event, with bikes. The course is arranged so there are obstacles that require the riders to dismount, and some […]

Roy Griak Invitational

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

On Saturday I went over to the University of Minnesota’s golf course to photograph a cross country race, the Roy Griak Invitational. This year they had 10 races: Mens and Womens, Divisions I, II and III Boys and Girls, High School, Gold and Maroon The announcer said that this year the meet featured roughly 400 […]

Hiking in Southern California

Friday, September 28th, 2007

I went to San Diego earlier this week, so I could hike with my son Greg to the summit of Mount San Gorgonio. At 11, 502 feet, Mount San Gorgonio is the highest peak in Southern California, and there is nearly 6000 feet of elevation gain between the trail head and the summit. We stayed […]

Not the A Team, Not Even the B Team

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Last night the crew that ESPN sent to cover the Minnesota – Purdue game was not their A Team. Early in the second half, the Gophers moved swiftly down the field to score, relying largely on the running of diminutive running back Duane Bennett. Not very much later, the Gophers are again near the Purdue […]

Unforced Error – Open Field Fumble

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Last night, just before half time in the Gophers game, Purdue was looking to extend their substantial lead by attempting a field goal. Fortunately for the Gophers, not only did they block the field goal, but defensive back Jamal Harris picked the ball up on the fly and began running down the field. There was […]

Sophomore Football

Friday, September 21st, 2007

I went down to Roseville today to photograph a sophomore football game between Mounds View and Roseville.  It was a high scoring affair, with Mounds View prevailing 44-28.  During the course of the game I heard that the Roseville team had not won a game this season, but that was not easy to believe after […]

Friday Night Lights (Thursday Edition)

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Last night Mounds View played a varsity football game against Roseville. The fellow who regularly photographs the varsity games couldn’t be there, perhaps because the game was being played on Thursday, so I was offered the chance to photograph the game (which turned out to be Senior Parent’s Night). Conditions were a trifle challenging – […]

Sign That The Times Truly Have Changed

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

There was an article in the NY Times yesterday about presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The basic idea in the article was that Romney’s management of the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City gave him the edge needed for his political career. In discussing his Olympic work, the article noted that Romney had been very successful […]

9th Grade Football

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

I went up to Mounds View this afternoon and photographed a 9th grade football game between Forest Lake and Mounds View.  When Forest Lake took the opening kickoff and zipped down the field for a quick touchdown, I figured Mounds View was in for a long afternoon.  But, by the early fourth quarter Mounds View […]

Ninth Grade Soccer

Monday, September 17th, 2007

I went up to Mounds View this afternoon and ended up photographing a 9th grade boys soccer game between Roseville and Mounds View. Mounds View hung tough for a while, but the talent level of the Roseville team eventually wore them down. Photos can be seen here.