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It has been a while…

It has been a while…

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PRESSURE (…is a good thing)

PRESSURE (…is a good thing)

In honor of March Madness NCAA Basketball Championship Game Day (Men’s and Women\'s) is a grade eight short speech written about the pressure of an athlete from a 13 yr. old girls perspective.  As a parent of a child who has encountered obstacles and social interference about her basketball dreams and aspirations she stays strong and determined. The RISE (Realize Individual Success Everyday) Centre is a vision and concept many high-level sport professionals have embraced. McMaster ...

Hockey…Hockey…Hockey!

Hockey…Hockey…Hockey!

Congratulations Dundas Real McCoy\'s on your 2014 Allan Cup Victory! The entire week was full of energy from the volunteers, organizers and teams. I had a great time shooting for Hamilton Scores \"The voice of the #HamOnt amateur sport community\". All my photographs from the event can be viewed at www.Presentitphoto.com (Direct Link-2014 Allan Cup) Please enjoy my favourite picks from the tournament. Last year I posted about the Real McCoy\'s because they sponsored the newly added Atom Select team. Since adopted ...

Real McCoys Pick Up 2nd Allan Cup Win

Real McCoys Pick Up 2nd Allan Cup Win

Source: Larry Robertson (Hamilton Scores) DUNDAS—Ryan Christie was everywhere – even trapped on his back in the Bentley Generals net – as the Dundas Real McCoys skated to a 6-2 victory in the second day of preliminary round play in the 2014 Allan Cup Hockey Tournament Tuesday night (April 15) at the JL Grightmire Arena. The Dundas Real McCoys score, en route to a 6-2 victory over Bentley Generals on Tuesday night at the Grightmire Arena.  Earlier in ...

Dundas, Brantford Open Allan Cup with Wins

Dundas, Brantford Open Allan Cup with Wins

Source: Larry Robertson (Hamilton Scores) DUNDAS—Cam Watson’s unassisted goal from a goalmouth scramble in the third period gave the host Dundas Real McCoys a 4-3 opening round 2014 Allan Cup Hockey Tournament win over the South East Prairie Thunder Monday night in the JL Grightmire Arena. Dundas’ Cam Watson celebrates his game winning goal.  Earlier in the day, the Brantford Blast edged Kenora Thistles, 5-4, to open week-long series to determine Canada’s best Senior hockey club. Dundas takes on ...

Tyler Crapigna-2 Time All Canadian Kicker

Tyler Crapigna-2 Time All Canadian Kicker

It is really special when a coach wants to do something extraordinary for his athlete. Tyler Crapigna (#4) is a third year kicker for the McMaster Marauders Football Team. Crapigna has a long list of football accomplishments and currently completed the CFL Combine in Toronto (#CFLCombine). Wishing Tyler all the best in the CFL Draft. Check out this recent article \"Ottawa man kicking his way into the CFL\" by Tim Baines, Ottawa Sun. It wasn\'t hard to ...

Social Media (SM) Opens Doors at SI

Social Media (SM) Opens Doors at SI

My Klout is admirable. I\'m not famous and I know I don\'t have a lot of followers, likes, pins, favourites or retweets. I appreciate the time and effort it takes to communicate on social media (SM) and more grateful for the opportunities it creates. Please join me on my journey to Sports Illustrated, NYC. Instagram @bradpix “The wonderful Robin Wilson of @aerialpromotions stopped by for a visit today. Happy to have her spend some time with us, hope ...

ACHONWA…aaahooo!?!?!

ACHONWA…aaahooo!?!?!

February 27th, 2014 | Notre Dame (100) vs North Carolina (75) | Joyce Center-Purcell Pavilion | South Bend, IN Uh-CHAWN-what? Will not be a question of who in the basketball world, but a fascinating everyday name we Canadians are proud to follow. Natalie Achonwa is a senior basketball player at University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. She is the first international player to suit up for the University in its 37-year history. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWYLymPbrdw] Not only ...

Radiant Athlete Refocuses My Attention

Radiant Athlete Refocuses My Attention

The 89th Hamilton Indoor Games were held last week on Feb.21st, 2014 at First Ontario Centre (Copps Coliseum). I really enjoyed meeting Track Star, Meaghan Rice from St. Marys. I used to love Track and Field and found Meaghan to be a multi talented athlete.  When I met Meaghan, she was talking to herself by the high jump pit. I immediately saw the big \"M\" on her sweatshirt and asked if she was from St. ...

DMHA Yearbook 2013-2014

DMHA Yearbook 2013-2014

The wonderful arenas we get to visit throughout the season inspired the font cover. Symbolic of \"Beaming Character\", that still is and once was. I felt a sense of belonging and history when I walked into the Orillia Community Centre Area in Coldwater, Orillia. The staff was exceptional to allow me access to photograph. The newest venues are stunning with state of the art facilities, but when that Zamboni came out it was breathtaking! The positive response ...

Best of Luck to the Basketballers!

Best of Luck to the Basketballers!

The Transway Bantam Girls AAA Basketball team plays this weekend (Feb. 7-9, 2014) at Glenndale High School in the annual Hamilton Transway Tournament. Wishing all the basketballers great tournament play and safe travels!  Scarborough Basketball Tournament Champions 2013 (December 2013) Dundas Basketball Tournament Champions 2013 (December 2013) Chatham Basketball Tournament 2014 Silver Medallists (January 2014) Transway Basketball Tournament 2014 Gold Medallists (February 2014) London Ramblers Basketball Tournament 2014 Gold Medallists (February 2014) Michigan State Silver Bracket Basketball Tournament 2014 Gold Medallists (March 2014) Transway Bantam ...

Sponsored Moments in Play!

Sponsored Moments in Play!

I love a clean background because it always makes the subject in play stand out. Sometimes you don\'t have a choice when photographing in public venues. There is a lot of sponsor signage and team logos everywhere. When covering the game you have to take the action where it\'s happening. Once in a while you get lucky when something amazing happens - framed up, locked into the play and it all just works. And then sometimes you ...

Blue Star Ontario Basketball

Blue Star Ontario Basketball

Hamilton is a hotbed for basketball in Ontario. Our own local basketball hero\'s begin their NCAA basketball career Fall 2014: Amira Gianatassio- Mount St. Marys, MD-The Mount, Christina Buttenham-University of Iowa-Hawkeye’s, Hilary Hanaka-University of Vermont-Catamounts and Kia Nurse-University of Connecticut-Huskies. The energy this year regarding the accolades of Andrew Wiggins has been invigorating. Of course, my favorite is the front cover of Sports Illustrated ! This past summer Natalie Archonwa of Notre Dame took some quality time to speak with our ...

“A Trophy Carries Dust, Memories Last Forever” Mary Lou Retton

“A Trophy Carries Dust, Memories Last Forever” Mary Lou Retton

When you have a client who is as thoughtful and considerate as Ms. Caitlyn, you want to do backflips for her.  She is an inspiring sports medicine student who wanted to give her mentor Chris Puskas, Head Athletic Therapist McMaster University a very special gift this past holiday season.  \"Chris Puskas has been one of my biggest allies and mentors since my first year of university. He selected me in my first year to volunteer as ...

Wishing You a Very Happy Holiday!

Wishing You a Very Happy Holiday!

Well this Christmas may not be as we planned. We are days without power because of the ice storm. Yes it\'s cold and dark, but I am blessed to be sharing the holidays with my loved ones. From my family to yours, Wishing you a Wonderful Holiday and Spectacular New year! I can\'t believe that it has been over ten years of my own family Holidays . Photographs are so important to me and just ...

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