Monthly Archives: September 2009

C.B. East Volleyball: Lady Titans Top Lady Patriots 3-1

Tuesday evening’s competition pitting the Lady Patriots of C.B. East against the Lady Titans of C.B. South had all the great enthusiasm that you’d expect between two talented cross-town rivals. But after 4 games, the Lady Titans claimed victory over the Lady Patriots 3-1 in a match played at C.B. South High School. Now midway through the “regular season”, The Lady Patriots are 5-4 overall and they won’t see the Lady Titans again until both teams conclude their “regular season” schedule with a rematch at C.B. East later this month.

Here are 12 images highlighting action on the court from Tuesday evening’s game…

[caption id="attachment_1101" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Lady Patriots Christine Gilbert (15) and Madi Staub (11) set up a double block in response to an expected Lady Titans attack."]Lady Patriots Christine Gilbert (15) and Madi Staub (11) set up a double block in prepartion for a Lady Titans attack.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1102" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Lady Patriot Tori Wittman focuses on an approaching Lady Titans serve."]Lady Patriot Tori Wittman focuses on an approaching Lady Titans serve.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1103" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lady Patriot Micaela Sheffield (16) passes the ball to her teammates at the net."]Lady Patriot Micaela Sheffield (16) passes the ball to her teammates at the net.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1104" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Robyn Fiore (12) on serve for the Lady Patriots."]Robyn Fiore (12) on serve for the Lady Patriots.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1105" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lady Patriot Christine Gilbert (15) celebrates a point-winning moment with teammates Gabby Pierce (13), Emma Hannon (1) and Madi Staub (11) ."]Lady Patriot Christine Gilbert (15) celebrate a winning point along with teammates Gabby Pierce (13), Emma Hannon (1) and Madi Staub (11) .[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1106" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Lady Patriot Emma Hannon (1) takes control of a Lady Titan volley with a pass to her teammates at the net."]Lady Patriot Emma Hannon (1) takes control of a Lady Titan volley with a pass to her teammates at the net.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1107" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Haley Wicklum (7) enjoys a light moment on court following a Lady Patriot point win."]Haley Wicklum (7) enjoys a light moment on court following a Lady Patriot point win.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1108" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lady Patriot Christine Gilbert (15) awaits her serve in Game 4 while the officials discuss a decision on the prior point."]Lady Patriot Christine Gilbert (15) awaits her serve in Game 4 while the officials discuss a call on the prior point.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1109" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lady Patriot Gabby Pierce (13) passes the ball to her teammates from backcourt. "]Lady Patriot Gabby Pierce (13) passes the ball to her teammates from backcourt. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_1110" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Christine Gilbert (15) keeps the ball in play for her Lady Patriot teammates."]Christine Gilbert (15) keeps the ball in play for her Lady Patriot teammates.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1111" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lady Patriot Kelsi Halliwell (2) positions a precision set in preparation for the follow-up attack. "]Lady Patriot Kelsi Halliwell (2) positions a precision set in preparation for the follow-up attack. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_1112" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lady Patriot Christine Gilbert (15) penetrates Lady Titan space above the net to block the attack, while teammate Grace Patterson (6) provides additional blocking support."]Lady Patriot Christine Gilbert (15) penetrates Lady Titan space above the net to block the attack, while teammate Grace Patterson (6) provides additional blocking support.[/caption]

Lady Patriots and fans, please stay tuned for more great action images to be posted soon in the online proofing section of our website.  The gallery will be named C.B. East Ladies Volleyball 2009 Season, and images will be grouped by the games photographed.  Images can be ordered as individual professional prints or saved in a “favorites folder” which we can use at the end of the season to produce a Personal Sports Yearbook or a custom poster montage.  Samples of prior poster montages can be viewed by visiting our companion website, www.davidnicholascreatives.com, then click “Portfolio Website” to enter the main site, followed by clicking on “Portfolio” in the menu bar, and then finally clicking on “Poster Montages” to see an automated slideshow of samples.  Please contact the studio for further details.

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CBE Patriots Football: Patriots Show Character in Conference Opener

It’s often been said that the scoreboard doesn’t always tell the whole story.  And such was the case for C.B. East’s “Continental Conference Opener” this season against Hatboro-Horsham, where the Hatters topped the Patriots 14-7 at Hatboro-Horsham High School this past Friday evening.  What the score didn’t measure this time, however, was the amount of character the Patriots displayed playing their conference opener.  Although the team is understandably still adjusting to a mid-season coaching change, the Patriots remained focused and brought a tremendous level of energy and enthusiasm to Horsham.

Here are 8 image highlights from Friday evening’s photography coverage (including captions beneath each image), followed by this week’s WebShow containing 120 images.  Enjoy!!!

[caption id="attachment_1072" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Patriots Jared Grapes (4), Chris McLaughlin (74), Sean Reilly (9) and Connor Putz (25) represented the Patriots for the game's coin toss."]Patriots Jared Grapes (4), Chris McLaughlin (74), Sean Reilly (9) and Connor Putz (25) wait to be escorted by an official to mid-field for the game's coin toss.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1067" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Patriot Lance Leventhal watches his first kick-off of the evening go deep into Hatter territory."]Patriot Lance Leventhal watches his first kick-off of the evening go deep into Hatter territory.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1068" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Patriot Sean Reilly prepares to fend off a Hatter tackle after fielding a punt."]Patriot Sean Reilly prepares to fend off a Hatter tackle after fielding a punt.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1069" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Patriot Justyn White (12) breaks through Hatter defensivemen with help from a Joe Skowronski (78) block."]Patriot Justyn White breaks through Hatter defensivemen with help from the offensive line.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1070" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Patriot wide receiver Sean Trymbiski (1) gets some help from Tyler Zak (81) while attempting to break away from a Hatter defensiveman. "]Patriot wide receiver Sean Trymbiski (1) gets some help from Tyler Zak (81) while fending off a Hatter defensiveman. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_1071" align="alignnone" width="900" caption="Patriot Sean Reilly just barely has time to catch a kick-off before feeling the impact of a Hatter defense man at full speed."]Patriot Sean Reilly just barely has time to catch a kick-off before feeling the impact of a Hatter defense man at full speed.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1073" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Patriots coach Mike Barainyak gave the team some very well-deserved, encouraging words in the post-game huddle."]Patriots coach Mike Barainyak gave the team some very well-deserved, encouraging words in the post-game huddle.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1074" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Patriot Jake Schwartz (43), who scored the Patriot's only TD on a 2-yard run, offers some post-game thoughts to the media."]Patriot Jake Schwartz (43), who scored the Patriot's only TD, offers some post-game thoughts to the media.[/caption]

And for more complete photo coverage of the evening, please enjoy one of our signature WebShows containing these and other images from Friday evening’s football game.  Just turn up the volume and click the “play” icon inside the video window below…

Next week’s football coverage takes us to War Memorial Field in Doylestown for the first of this season’s three “Central Bucks football rivalries”, when C.B. West hosts C.B. South. Until then, have a great week everyone!

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CBE Lady Patriots Volleyball Team Hosts Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Pink was the color of choice Thursday evening, as both the Lady Patriots of C.B. East and Lady Bucks of C.B. West donned pink uniforms in honor of the evening’s very special “Dig Pink” breast cancer fundraiser.  Pink balloons… a pink bicycle… lots of pink M&M candy… team members wearing pink socks and fashion accessories… pink was THE color!  Even pink volleyballs were used for the match in which the Lady Patriots tallied a 3-0 sweep over their C.B. West cross-town rivals.

Here are 12 of our favorite image highlights from Thursday night’s East vs. West ladies volleyball competition.  And by popular request, our sports event blog images will now include captions underneath each image whenever possible and as our schedule permits — beginning with this post.

[caption id="attachment_978" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="The Lady Patriots and their coaches gather in a pre-game huddle before taking on cross-town rivals from C.B. West."]The Lady Patriots gather in a pre-game huddle before taking on their cross-town rivals from C.B. West.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1028" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="On court, Lady Patriots discuss game strategy and give each other words of encouragement before the start of the evening's match against the Lady Bucks."]On court, Lady Patriots give each other words of encouragement before the start of the evening's match against the Lady Bucks.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_989" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lady Patriot Grace Patterson on serve with one of the evening's pink volleyballs."]Lady Patriot Grace Patterson on serve with one of the evening's pink volleyballs.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_981" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lady Patriot Haley Wicklum checks the scoreboard in Game 1 and shows off  a "Dig Pink" fashion decal she's wearing in support of the evening's breast cancer fund-raiser."]Lady Patriot Haley Wicklum wears the evening's breast cancer fund-raising fashion decal "Dig Pink".[/caption] [caption id="attachment_993" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lady Patriots Gabby Pierce (13) and Ilana Bershtein (10) field a Lady Bucks serve placed toward mid-court."]Lady Patriots Gabby Pierce and Ilana Bershtein field a Lady Bucks serve to the back court.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_994" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lady Patriot Madi Staub (11) places a winning shot just off the net in Game 1 against the Lady Bucks."]Lady Patriot Madi Staub places a winning shot just over the net against the Lady Bucks.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_995" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Lady Patriot Christine Gilbert looks off court for quick advice from head coach Eric Headley in between points."]Lady Patriot Christine Gilbert looks off court to advice from head coach Eric Headly in between points.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_999" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Lady Patriot Micaela Sheffield concentrates on court in preparation for a Lady Bucks serve."]Lady Patriot Micaela Sheffield awaits a Lady Bucks serve.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1000" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Lady Patriot Haley Wicklum does her part to keep a volley going for her Lady Patriot teammates at the net."]Lady Patriot Haley Wicklum attempts to set a Lady Bucks serve for her Lady Patriot team-mates on front-court.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1001" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lady Patriot Madi Staub is ready at the net with another winning shot against the Lady Bucks."]Lady Patriot Madi Staub is ready at the net with another winning shot against the Lady Bucks.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1002" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lady Patriot Christine Gilbert on serve during the last of the evening's three games against the Lady Bucks."]Lady Patriot Christine Gilbert on serve during one of the evening's three games against the Lady Bucks.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1003" align="aligncenter" width="900" caption="Lady Patriots head coach Eric Headley is all smiles after Game 3 -- looking toward his team in celebration of their 3-0 sweep against the Lady Bucks of C.B. West."]Lady Patriots head coach Eric Headley looks toward his team in celebration of their 3-0 sweep against the Lady Bucks.[/caption]

These and more Lady Patriots volleyball images will be placed in the C.B. East Ladies Volleyball 2009 Season gallery later this month. Next week, we plan to photograph another cross-town rivalry when the Lady Patriots take on the Lady Titans in a match at C.B. South High School on Tuesday, September 29th.  We hope everyone is enjoying our ladies volleyball coverage this season!

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CBS Titans Football: Eagles Outpace Titans 41-14

This past Thursday the Titans founds themselves on the “L” side of a 41-14 score against Norristown,  but we nonetheless captured some great images from the Titans 2009 “Home Opener” — featuring the football, cheerleading and marching band organizations.

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And of course, this week’s football photography coverage wouldn’t be complete without a Webshow production — featuring some of our finest up-close, action images set to music for area football fans.  Enjoy!!!

Next week, we’re on the road to Hatboro-Horsham where the Hatters will host the Patriots of Central Bucks East on Friday, September 25th. Then we rejoin the Titans on the following Friday evening for the first of this season’s three Central Bucks “football rivalries”, when C.B. West hosts C.B. South at War Memorial Field on October 2nd.

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CBE Lady Patriots Volleyball: Games of High Energy and Intense Emotion

Everyone likes a challenge to keep life interesting — and creative professionals are no different in that respect. So we’re always excited to bring our “creative enthusiasm” to new audiences.  And for Autumn 2009, it’s Ladies Volleyball… where we recently caught up with the  “Lady Patriots” of Central Bucks East this week for two Varsity volleyball competitions:  Council Rock South (away) and Pennridge (home).

Candidly speaking, volleyball action is extremely quick-paced and lightning fast to capture winning images — a true test for a photographer’s reflexes.   So volleyball fans, please let us know what you think of our photo perspective on the game.  Although we have never produced images for ladies volleyball prior to these games, we hopefully brought enough enthusiasm to help capture some very special moments with images that will bring you right back — and right up close –  to the high-energy, on-court action. At least that was the general game-plan!

First, here are some image highlights from Tuesday evening’s Council Rock South game…

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Followed by another set of image highlights from Wednesday evening’s Pennridge game…

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We’ll create a new image gallery for the team entitled C. B. East Ladies Volleyball 2009 Season, which will be located in the online proofing section of our website.   We’ll post these and other photos from games throughout this season in that gallery, and images will be categorized by game.  Due to the quick-paced nature of the sport, we very likely won’t post LOTS of images in the gallery.  But those we do post here and in the gallery will be publication-quality images that capture the subtle nuances, high energy,  intense emotion, and extreme concentration required in this terrific sport!  So Lady Patriots volleyball fans, please stay tuned to our blog for more image recaps and gallery images of what’s shaping up to be an exciting season!

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