Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Weir's First Loss of the Season.....

Well, behind on posting, but who wants to post a loss, right? My trip to the 'burgh went well. Had the opportunity to chat with friends, eat my favorites, and spend time with my baby boy (well, not so little at 6'0" and 240lbs). Surprised him at the pre-game meal, then attended his game vs the St. Clairsville Red Devils. Derrick (Rovira #11) managed to rush the ball 10 times for 59 yards, had 12 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks (sharing with Artie Chappell, #60). They lost 35-17.
But here are some of my game day photos. Enjoy!!

(Images were taken with a 300mm IS f/2.8, AV mode set at f2.8, iso range from 400-3200, AI Servo, focus centered.....and no monopod :)...no flash )

...and notice the camera man getting clocked. ouch!!! He took a hard hit, but no one was injured. :)

A link to the gallery of images for this game can be found here: Weir Red Riders vs St. Clairsville Red Devils - September 19, 2008 .. more photos will be uploaded in the gallery in the next week or two. Thanks for waiting!!! Contact me for any special requests.....

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I got published!!!

Thank you Big Season Sports (esp. Brad Cook)!!! Big Season Sports published a couple of my sports photos for their Ohio Valley Edition of the 2008 Football Preview. So for all you Ohio Valley football fans living on the west coast that want to get a piece of the action, look 'em up. They also have a sports forum providing feedback on the games, players....

Best of luck everyone!!! and thanks again!! See you on the sidelines!!!

3-0 Baby!!!! That's right...

Weir high triumphs again against cross town rivals, Oak Glen in a 13-12 win in overtime.

Here is clip from the game (courtesy of WVOT9): Weir Red Riders vs. Oak Glen (give the video time to buffer)

Tied 6-6 at the buzzer, the game goes into overtime. Oak Glen scores the first touchdown and goes for 2, only to be tackled on the edge of the zone. B. Davidson (Weir - #25) goes into quarterback position and gets pushed in for a touchdown!! They kick for the extra point and it is GOOD!!!! Derrick Rovira (Weir - #11) did quite well rushing for 166 yards and doing a 60-yard run. A few sacks and lots of tackles!! (pictures to come soon!! - courtesy of Newbrough Photo).

Weir faces Ohio powerhouse, St. Clairsville, this Friday. A dual of the undefeated!!! See you all there with camera in hand!!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Weir High: 2 - 0.....another BIG win!!!!

Another big win for Weir High football, conquering over Edison 23 - 6 last night. Derrick, noted as the "BIG Guy" by the news crew at WTOV9 demolished the Edison line like a brick house. He managed 5 carries for 35 yards, "lots of tackles" - quoted by Derrick, and a quarterback sack resulting in a fumble recovery by Weir for a touchdown!!!! Go D!!! Also, here is a video clip from the game, courtesy of WTOV9:

Weir vs Edison - game highlights
(please note the video will play a short commercial first, and then it will buffer before starting the game highlights...)

Also, Action Images did document this game as well (Thank you guys!!!). You can view the game photos HERE. (Go to events list/Sports action/Football/Edison vs Weir; these photos will remain on their site for temporary period of time)

Here are just a few images of Derrick from the game:

Good job Derrick and the rest of the Weir High Football team!!! Can't wait see you all on the 19th!!!!!

Home opener next week!!! Stay tuned.