September, 2010 Archives

Eureka College freshman forward Kesli Blankenship scored a pair of goals and assisted on another, leading the Red Devils to a 5-0 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over MacMurray College, Wednesday afternoon at Traister Field. Blankenship was able to score twice before intermission and give the Red Devils a comfortable 3-0 halftime lead.  Her first tally came in the 29th minute on a free kick from approximately 25 yards straightaway, a blast that sailed over the head of the goalkeeper into the back of the net.  She scored again on a scramble in the final seconds of the half, taking a corner kick from senior Jessica Smith and finding the back of the net with just 2.6 seconds remaining before halftime.

-Bob

Just finished spending the day photographing an outstanding charity event hosted by the Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club in Mackinaw, IL. Thirty-one groups of 5 shooter’s battled the wind and sun to help the children of Easter Seals. This was the 9th annual Lyle Finch Memorial Claybird Classic and the event keeps breaking records in the amount of money raised. The tireless and energetic staff and volunteer’s led by Steven R. Thompson President & CEO reported a net amount of $145,000.00 for the event. Everyone that participated in the event was given a complimentary 8″ x 6″ photo of there team with the Lyle Finch Claybird logo included (image posted at bottom of post) in a photo folder at the awards ceremony that evening. A special thank you to my best friend and fellow professional photographer Rod McClanahan of Creative Photography in Pekin, IL for his help in photographing the event with me and making it a HUGE SUCCESS!!!

-Bob

Eureka College junior strong safety Mike Minehan recorded a career-high 24 tackles and racked up 186 return yards, but Upper Midwest Athletic Conference leader Minnesota-Morris used a 19-point third quarter surge to spoil the Red Devils’ homecoming game with a 47-29 UMAC victory, Saturday afternoon at McKinzie Field.

-Bob

I was downtown photographing the Bradley Baseball players at beautiful O’Brien Field for the marketing department to be used for there 2011 media guide, website, schedules and posters. With a number of top new recruits joining the Braves and a solid cast returning  head coach Elvis Dominguez looks to compete for a Missouri Valley Conference Championship.

-Bob

Southern Methodist University reserve forward Robbie Derschang scored a pair of late goals, including the winner in the 84th minute, lifting the 18th-ranked Mustangs (7-0-0) to a 3-1 victory over the Bradley Braves (3-3-1) in the final game of the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic Sunday afternoon at Shea Stadium.

-Bob

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