Friday, April 18, 2014

A day in pictures...Go Sharks

A day in my life in pictures. Every now and then I get spoiled and get the privilege to attend sporting events for free. In fact, I even get paid to be there. Perks of being a sports producer which I do not take for granted. I snapped some low quality pictures of my day covering Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Sharks and the Kings.

The walkway for when the Sharks take the ice
The Sharks interview background
The Tank getting ready
The view inside the glass prior to puck drop
More arena before it opens
Spot the Noob
Right outside the Sharks dressing room
Defenseman Jason Demers does an interview with us before warm-ups.
Where the Kings broadcast crew does interviews
Not the best view but why complain right?
Turn your head to the right cause I am too lazy to rotate the picture
It was very loud
5-0 Sharks
A disappointed Kings bunch leaves the ice after a 6-3 loss. 
Sharks Head Coach Todd McClellan at his post-game press conference.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Picture of the Day

Hey, he's shaving...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Playoff Beard Maybe?

It is that time of the year where it gets put to a vote of whether or not Bryan should grow a playoff beard for the San Jose Sharks annual quest for the Stanley Cup.

Please vote early and often. Results will be tallied early Thursday morning before puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Here is a look at the beard in action:

Sunday, April 13, 2014


A big thank you to those who were at the 8th grade girls game who declined to shoot the game even though my camera was there.

Now there will be no highlights from the 8th grade game.

Nevermind I film every game that I go to so everybody can relive the great plays or get a chance to see the game in case you weren't there in person.

So a big whole hearted thank you for the care and concern from those who didn't want to be inconvenienced to shoot a game that lasts about 45 minutes even though you are already at the game.

I'm sure I'll be thinking about this when I work on highlights this week until 2 a.m. just so you can see the student athletes in action.

Thank you.

8th grade wins in a sloppy battle

The 8th grade girls were sloppy, but did just enough to pull out a 16-11 victory in their penultimate game of the year.

They are now (6-1) heading into their final game after the break.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

8th graders rusty in latest loss

The 8th grade baseball team lost Saturday at Crocker Amazon Field, their first game in almost a month, due to scheduling and weather issues.

They had many of the usual errors, no pun intended, that a St. Mary's baseball team makes. Base running blunders, looking at the third strike, unable to field grounders, but there were many positives things to take away from Saturday's game.

Ryan, who started for the second straight game, pitched pretty well and had good control, not walking many and Fiona, who came on in relief did just enough to get some balls across the plate. Both worked two full innings.

Allen, who was making a special guest appearance with the 8th graders, caught a pop fly in center field an inning after Jackie made a nice catch in center.

Fiona started at second base and fielded two grounders and Alex played his best game in the field at first base before leaving for a dentist appointment.

At the plate, Auti picked up a infield single that scored Garrick for the first run of the game and the 8th grade actually led 1-0 after half an inning. Allen drove in a run later in the game when he popped one up high towards third base that landed in no man's land.

After stealing second base, Raymond was able to score on the bad throw by the other team's catcher that went into center field to round out the scoring.

In the bottom of the fourth, Ryan was heads up enough to cover second base, as Garrick fielded a grounder cleanly and flipped it to Ryan covering the bag for a force out, which was a nice textbook baseball play.

Sara scores in latest 4th/5th grade game

Sara scored for the first time in her basketball career, but the 4th/5th graders were on the losing end 28-8.

In the final minute of the game, Sara took a pass from Justina, who had 6 points, and banked in a shot from point blank range for the bucket.

The girls were probably more overmatched Saturday than any other game this season, playing against a girl as tall as many 8th graders, and then two girls who had the skill of 8th grade club players. Yet this team was in the same division as our 4th and 5th graders.

Overall, the girls played a decent game and nothing was glaringly terrible. They could've fine tuned some of their little details here and there like being in better positions to rebound, or going off the correct foot on lay-ups, but those are expected with a young team like the 4th and 5th grade.

Avalon had one of her best games of the year, showing a lot of hustle on defense, as well as grabbing a few rebounds that looked like a rebounder's rebound. The ball didn't just fall into her lap, she went up and brought the ball down.

The girls have one game left on the season after the break.


6th Grade Championship