Archive for December, 2008

High School Hockey

Monday, December 29th, 2008

This afternoon I went up to Blaine and photographed a girls high school hockey game between Mound Westonka and Silver Bay. Better photos from the game can be seen here.

Stuart Christmas in Minnesota

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Here are a few photos from our Christmas in Minnesota.

Wrestling

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

I was up at Mounds View for a while late this afternoon, photographing a ninth grade wrestling match between Mounds View and Wayzata. Photos can be seen here.

Speedskating

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

This morning I was down in Roseville, photographing speedskating. This was the first day of the 2008 American Cup II. The more accomplished skaters were quite fast. Better photos from today can be found on the web here.

Genetic Link to Obesity Reported

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

This morning’s Star Tribune had a brief story about scientists having discovered a genetic link to obesity in humans. Research has discovered that children with a common variant of a particular gene tend to overeat high-calorie foods. The article goes on to say: “They ate 100 extra calories per meal, which over the long term […]

More Speedskating

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

This morning I was down at the speedskating oval in Roseville for day two of the John Rose Open. Very early in the meet the official weather announcement was 6 degrees, windchill -7. Brisk, but no big deal. Soon, however, it began to snow heavily, several hours before it had been anticipated. In no time […]

Speedskating

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

This morning I went down to the speedskating oval in Roseville and photographed part of the first day of the John Rose Open. Not long after I arrived, the sun broke through the clouds. The temperatures weren’t all that bad, but there was a healthy dose of wind. Photos can be found here.

Mixed-Gender Hockey Playoff Action

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Last night I went up to the Schwan’s Super Rink in Blaine to photograph semi-final playoff action in the A Elite league. The game was between Top Cheese and Team USA (the women’s national team). Top Cheese got an early goal, but Team USA was leading 4-2 with only a few minutes remaining in the […]

Professional Athletes Different From Regular Folks

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

This morning’s Star Tribune had an article about a Minnesota deer hunter who is in the hospital, recovering from a gunshot wound. The hunter was shot in the right thigh by his 13-year-old nephew. While it took two Minnesotans to pull this off, you might recall that NY Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was able […]

Thanksgiving in San Diego

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Pat and I went out to San Diego to spend Thanksgiving with Greg. I had a chance to photograph Greg surfing “all over La Jolla”, and got some decent shots, including some of Greg on waves that were quite good sized. Better photos from the trip can be seen here.