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I'm going to try firing up the blog again for 2016, especially the nature/landscape side of things. It is in desperate need of a redesign so I will be working on that while shooting for KSTV.

Unfortunately slideshows on older posts have been disabled by flickr. You can find all of my work in my gallery.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Walk-off Walk Lifts Cats to 3-2 Win over Georgia

A walk-off walk  with bases loaded in the 10th inning by Max Kuhn led Kentucky to a 3-2 win over Georgia in game one of the series Friday at Cliff Hagan Stadium. A.J. Reed pitched 8.1 innings, giving up six hits and only one run.

Kentucky vs. Georgia

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Cousino Walk-Off Gives Cats Series Win over No. 14 MSU

Austin Cousino hit a walk-off single with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cats a 4-3 win and claim the series over Mississippi State on Saturday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Kentucky vs. MSU-Game 3

Grundy Dominates in Opener vs. MSU

After losing the series opener against No. 14 MSU on Friday, the Cats got 8 innings of dominating pitching out of Jerad Grundy to take game two 3-2. Grundy struck out ten batters and allowed just two runs in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.
Kentucky vs. MSU- Game 2

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Open Practice

Well this is awkward... You won't see the Louisville Cardinals on the blog very often, but I stopped in at Rupp to check out open practice on Wednesday. Sorry to report the Cards looked relaxed and seemed to be enjoying themselves. The segment of CardNation that bothered to make the "long drive" from Louisville was polite and well-behaved.

When I covered John Calipari's fantasy camp last summer, I was disappointed Jamal Mashburn was not included. It was a dream come true to see him in Rupp! It was interesting watching Mash and Pitino on the floor and looking up to see their banners in the rafters. No matter what I think of Pitino as a person now, I have great respect for all he did for Kentucky in the past.

Louisville Cardinals Open Practice

Friday, March 15, 2013

UK Hoops Senior Day

A'dia Mathies and Brittany Henderson were honored before UK's 78-65 victory over Tennessee on Senior Day. In the post-game press conference, Coach Mitchell thanked the pair for choosing Kentucky when "we were just selling a dream." What an impact they have had on our program. Congratulations and best wishes ladies!

UK Hoops vs. Vols
Senior Day 2015 

UK Hoops Senior Day 2015

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Trevor Gott Becomes UK's All-Time Save Leader

Trevor Gott recorded save number 16 to become Kentucky's all-time save leader in a game v. Ohio University on Tuesday. Kentucky used nice performances from freshmen pitchers Ryne Combs, Tyler Cox and Zach Strecker and a two-run homer from senior Zac Zellers to to secure a 6-3 victory over the Bobcats.

Kentucky vs. Ohio Univ.

Back at the Cliff!!

Game 2 vs. Michigan St. didn't have much action due to Spartans starter David Garner's dominating day on the mound.  The Cats fell 6-1 to snap a 9 game win streak, but it is always great being back at the Cliff. UK third baseman Paul McConkey had two hits, including his first career homer.

Kentucky vs. Michigan St.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Road To Rupp: Articles & Galleries

As I previously mentioned, I began covering Kentucky high school hoops in January for The Road To Rupp. I primarily work the 11th Region, which is one of the most competitive regions in the state. I have enjoyed it much more than I could have imagined.

Back in college, I worked for the Berea College News Service. I was responsible for press releases to hometown newspapers of Berea students and athletes. This led to being asked to send short basketball game summaries to be published a local newspaper. Seeing my words in print was exciting and I always felt comfortable in the athletic environment. It was definitely something I found interesting and rewarding. I regret I never pursued it further after leaving Berea, but life happens. Once I began shooting sports the interest was renewed, but years had passed. It has been fun having an opportunity to step out from behind the camera a little and write again. I love being able to interact with players, coaches and fans outside of photography.

Tournament time has been amazing so far. We are hoping to cover the Sweet Sixteen, which will be a thrill. I haven't had time to share photos here, but I've compiled an index of some of my Road To Rupp game articles and galleries.

Kentucky vs. Miss St./'96 Champs

I shot the Mississippi State game for Nation of Blue. This was one of the roughest games I have worked. We had more photographers than usual so I was seated behind the videographers for most of the game. Makes getting open shots difficult! I have definitely been spoiled by all of the 11th region high school games I have been shooting.

UK presented the 1996 Champions with commemorative rings during a special halftime ceremony. The team received gold rings from the NCAA in the past, but never received personalized rings like subsequent championship teams. One of the most special things Cal has done is to open UK's doors to former players and make them feel welcome anytime. He has created a fraternity and family feel which outwardly shows UK's commitment to players beyond their time at Kentucky. These former players have virtually become Kentucky ambassadors. Nurturing this relationship has been great for fans, the program, current players and especially the former players.

1996 Champs