Monday, December 28, 2009

Gates Basketball v. Hilton and Arcadia

Basketball season officially started for me Tuesday night as the the Lady Spartans took on the Lady Cadets at Gates-Chili H.S. Hilton came out strong early with a 15 point lead and held onto to a double digit lead most of the game. Gates fought back to bring it within three points with a great full court press. The Spartans couldn't hit some important buckets late and Hilton held on for the win 55-48. Click here for the rest of the pics...

The Gates-Chili boys varsity team played Arcadia also a few days later Friday night. This was a very sloppy game played by the Spartans as they went down early in the first half by double digits. They fought back just like the girls did earlier in the week but they couldn't get enough stops to slow down the Titans. Arcadia finished off the Gates team with a 55-49 score. Click here for the rest of the pics...

Saturday Hockey

Fairport hockey took on McQuaid in a tournament Saturday, December 12th at Genesee Valley Park Rink. The Red Raiders started off slow but quickly turned on the offense in the second period. They ended up defeating the Knights 5-0. Click here for the rest of the gallery...

After the Fairport-McQuaid game, Gates faced off against Thomas. Both teams came into the game undefeated and looking to continue their hot streaks. The Spartans scored early but that was the only goal they would score. The Titans poured it on and came out on top with a 5-1 score. Click here for the rest of the pics...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

December Indoor Track @ RIT

It took a week or so to go through photos from this gallery and put up as many athletes as possible. I finally finished editing down the pics and getting them uploaded to my site. Anyways, trying to get the blog moving again so here are a few shots from Friday, December 11th, 2009 at RIT. Click here for the rest of the gallery.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Swimming and Wrestling

On December 8th, I planned to cover two Gates-Chili Sporting events. First, the boys swimming team took on Penfield at the new facility. It was early enough so that I could go home eat and come back for wrestling. Here are a few from early in the afternoon. Click here for the rest...

The wrestling team was taking on Holley at 8 PM. I was back at the high school around 7:30 to find out the matches had already started. I asked and found out that it was changed to a 6:30 start. Instead of heading home, I shot the last few matches and was able to get a few decent shots. Click here for the rest of the pics...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Winter Session Begins

Winter session is off and running with hockey and wrestling last week. First, Gates-Chili took on Victor at Genesee Valley Park in their first hockey game of the year. The team is solid with some very quick goal scorers and a stifling defense. They beat Victor 4-1 to start the year and have continued to win early this year. Tonight they go up against Webster Thomas. Click here for shots from the game.

Wrestling for Gates-Chili had a tough start as they took on the powerful Spencerport Rangers. The Spartans lost the match but still have some great wrestlers back from last year and a few new ones. I see this team improving from last year and some individuals that could do some damage all the way into states. Click here to see the rest of the shots.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Last Football of the Year

My last two football games for the year did not involve a section V team. Both games were for a chance to move on to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY for the finals. The first game was between Randolph and Groton. I knew this game would be tough to shoot because Randolph does not pass and the photos would be pretty monotonous. The second game was between Sweet Home and Whitesboro. This game would be the opposite of the first as Sweet Home has very athletic receivers and a dangerous offense.

Since this was the end of football, I looked back at all the games I did this year. I was at 29 football games this year, saw 34 different teams, 2 camps, and 1 JV game. I think I have seen enough football for the year, time for winter session. Click here to see the state semifinal galleries...

Class A State Semifinal
Sweet Home Panthers 36, Whitesboro Warriors 13

Class D State Semifinal
Randolph Cardinals 61, Groton Indians 8