August, 2012 Archives

I went down to O’Brien Field to photograph the next to last home game of the season of the Peoria Chiefs. Looking to shoot some behind the scenes stuff of the crowd rather than the game, after nearly six months of shooting baseball over the summer. Hope you enjoy the snapshots as I get ready for fall season.

-Bob

Was just recently down at the Jukebox Comedy Club photographing the semi-finals of the 11th Annual Comedy Tournament. Previous champions and finalists will also perform each night with the winner of the 5th annual tournament, Chris Schlichting, headlining the shows on Friday and Saturday night. Chris has been performing at clubs all over the country for the last 5 years.  Saturday night a champion will be crowned from the eight finalists. Brett Erickson will be hosting each night of the tournament. The shows will start at 8 p.m. from Thursday (8-30-2012) thru this Saturday (9-1-2012).

-Bob

The Peoria Chiefs’ three-game winning streak ended when the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers scored three runs in the ninth inning to hand the Chiefs a 4-1 loss on Tuesday on Illini Night at O’Brien Field before 1,334 fans. The loss dampened a night that started with new Illinois men’s basketball coach John Groce throwing out a ceremonial first pitch. The Timber Rattlers had three straight singles to start the inning against Peoria reliever Justin Berg to break the tie. A second run scored on an error by Wes Darvill and Berg was lifted for Austin Reed. Click here for game stats.

-Bob

Illinois Central College sophomore Victor Cardoso scored the game’s only goal in the 52nd minute off an assist from freshman Diego Valdez for a 1-0 victory. The Cougars (2-0-0) goalkeeper Omar Ramirez had six saves for his second shutout in the young season. Two Lincoln College players were issued red cards in the match, and the 10th ranked Lynx (1-1-0) played the final 15 minutes of the game with just nine players.

-Bob

Bradley University senior forward Jochen Graf netted a pair of goals, lifting the 25th-ranked Braves (1-0-0) to a 2-0 victory against Eastern Illinois (0-1-0) in the season-opener for both teams Friday night at Shea Stadium. Sparked by Graf’s first career multi-goal game, Bradley won its 11th consecutive season-opener and improved to 6-0-0 all-time at Shea Stadium against the Panthers. The visitors looked intent on changing that history early on, outshooting the Braves 5-0 in the opening 12 minutes. Junior goalkeeper Brian Billings saved two of those first five shots, then needed to make just one more second-half save to record his 10th career shutout. After withstanding EIU’s early pressure, Bradley took to the offensive and rattled off the game’s next five shots. Graf broke through in the 32nd minute, when he executed a give-and-go with junior forward Wojciech Wojcik, rifling a low laser from the top of the 18 into the back of the net. Click here to view images to purchase.

-Bob

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