May, 2014 Archives

I was honored to be asked to spend a day photographing some awesome young children at Easter Seals as they received therapy from loving professionals who are devoted to making progress in the lives of kids with disabilities. It is a humbling experience to be in the room as the therapists work with each child one on one, with passion and dignity shown to them it is unlike anything I have witnessed in my adult life. Hope you enjoy the photo’s and donate to this great organization.

-Bob

A few of my images taken at IWA Midwest Saturday nights New Horizons Pro Wrestling card at the Avanti’s Dome. This is not your daddy’s wrasslin’.

May 24, 2014 results from the St. Louis Wrestling Community website:

*Knight Wagner pinned Johnny Wisdom, Markus Crane & Dan the Man (fatal four-way)
*Randy Ray, Perry Winkle, Scott Keyes & Jonathan Napier advance from a 13-man battle royal
*Dixieland Destroyer pinned Chuck Wagon
*Shane Hollister beat Tracy Smothers by DQ
*Z1 Midwest X Champ Blake Steel beat Brandon Espinosa by submission
*Princess Lylah Lodge pinned Crazy Mary Dobson
*JCW Tag Champs The Hooligans pinned The Viking War Party and Beers & Guns
*Madman Pondo pinned Rude Boy in a ultra-hardcore match

-Bob

East Peoria Junior Ashley Emert homered and senior Sarah Finck pitcher led the Red Raiders to a 6-1 victory at Morton High School Thursday. East Peoria wrapped up an unbeaten Mid-Illini Conference season. Ciera Montgomery doubled to start a two-run second inning for the Raiders (26-4, 14-0). Emert belted a solo home run in the fifth and Kali George capped the scoring with  a run-scoring single in the top of the seventh. Finck allowed three hits and struck out nine Potters for the win. Jessica Cave drove in the only run for Morton.

-Bob

Bradley freshman closer Matt Dennis earned the win by throwing 5.2 strong innings in his first career start and senior catcher Austin Jarvis drove in the deciding run in his final game at Dozer Park, leading the Braves (23-25, 5-16 MVC) to a 2-1 win against Indiana State (35-14, 14-7 MVC) Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale for both teams. The win ended Indiana State’s hopes of claiming a share of the regular-season Missouri Valley Conference championship and set up a rematch against the second-seeded and host Sycamores in the MVC Baseball Championship Tuesday at Bob Warn Field. The two teams will play a fourth consecutive game against one another in the fourth first-round game, a scheduled 7:30 p.m. (EST) start in Terre Haute, IN. Dennis (4-2), who made his first 19 appearances of the season in relief, limited Indiana State to one run on four hits in his longest career outing. Lefty Cameron Roegner finished off the strong pitching effort by tossing the final 3.1 innings. He worked around four hits to earn his first save of the season.

-Bob

Sophomore Kendall Duffy hit a fifth-inning grand slam to highlight a five-run inning for Bradley and freshman Jaelen Hull limited Loyola to four hits and one run in three and one-third innings out of the bullpen as the Braves rallied for an 8-7 victory against the Ramblers in the championship game of the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Saturday afternoon. Bradley (27-30 overall), which earned its second NCAA Tournament trip with the victory, trailed twice before Duffy’s fifth-inning grand slam gave the Braves an 8-6 lead after five innings. Madeline Lynch-Crumrine was named the tournament MVP after posting a 2-0 record with a 1.98 ERA in three starts to go with a .273 batting average at the plate. She was joined with team mates Brianne Joseph, Shannon King and senior Marina Groenewegen. Along with the all-tournament honors, senior Mariah Cole was named the MVC’s Elite 18 Award winner, given to the student-athlete with the highest grade point average in the championship game.  A health science major, Cole owns a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average. The tournament title was Bradley’s second in program history and first since winning the 2009 event at Eastside Centre in East Peoria, IL. The NCAA Tournament field will be announced Sunday at 9 p.m. (CDT) on ESPNU. Here are a few of my snap shots from the game. I hope you enjoy them. Best of luck to coach Amy Hayes and the team Go Braves!

-Bob

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