Young with BIG Basketball Dreams!

September 27-29 2013 | National Girls Select Invitational Basketball Camp | Atlanta, Georgia

When Aerial Wilson received the email from Ganon Baker Basketball saying “Congratulations you have you have been selected to come to our “Live” NCAA College Coach – National Girls Event…”, she jumped at the opportunity.

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Unaware of the tremendous talent in the Deep South and the only Canadian invited, Aerial’s goal was to learn from the experience. The weekend presented itself with an abundance of skill training, testing, game experience and a ton of basketball knowledge. Some of the top ranked basketballers from grade 7-12 in the country attended. The athletes, families and coaches were very supportive and encouraged all involved. The number 1-2 ranked player in the USA, A'ja Wilson is an exceptional athlete to watch and phenomenal young lady. Knowing Aerial was the youngest at camp she took some time to speak with her. To have a mentor speak about the hard work and sacrifice she makes everyday really grabs Aerial's attention.

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Aerial is in love with basketball. At 11yrs old she wants an academic/athletic scholarship and to play in the WNBA. “I’m gonna dunk”, she states with conviction.

David Omerod of Saltfleet High School organizes the Ganon Baker basketball camp every year (2012 Video, 2013 Post). MJ was six months pregnant running the camp with Ganon in August. An amazing role model to watch, as she did push-ups, drills and inspired the young athletes. It was MJ who saw Aerial’s potential and believed Aerial is talented enough to attend the Girls National Skills Select Showcase.

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Aerial Wilson: “Ganon Baker’s camp is the best. It gives me a new, tougher basketball mentality. It makes me a bigger threat on the court with more knowledge and moves. When I was approached by Ganon himself, I was thrilled and overjoyed to be invited to an NCAA camp. Originally I had to wait a couple of more years, but my countless hours of practice and hard work paid off.  Everyday I think of my dreams and passion for basketball.  I am now one step closer to my goal.”

Unfortunately MJ and Ganon Baker could not attend expecting at almost 9 months. Everyone at the camp wish the couple all the best. Kelly Kline, Editor of Full Court “Your Ticket Inside Women’s Basketball” and her team ran an exceptional event.

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Aerial Wilson: “On the first day of camp, I couldn’t stop thinking about how big the girls were. I wasn’t going to let height hinder my performance. I played aggressive, strong and confident with the ball. I gave my best on both ends of the court, always trying to be a part of the play. I had some moments and a lot of room to grow. Playing along side and against some the top ranked players in the nation is an honor. I met so many great people and learned a lot from this camp. Playing against these girls has made me jump higher, run faster, pound harder, stronger and tougher. This experience has shown me what I need to do to accomplish my goals and live my dream. Thank you!!!!!”

Team Ignition ran a series of tests to analyze athleticism of the girls. Aerial had a 22" vertical and ranked 9th overall in lateral agility out of 130 athletes tested. More results to come.

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The girls of The Full Court Fresh 50 Invitational had the honor of meeting Basketball Legend Chamique Holdsclaw. Prior the game Holdsclaw has a heart to heart with the girls about her basketball career path to the WNBA.

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The Full Court Fresh 50 Invitational National Game featured girls basketball players ranking in the top 100 and was followed by a Regional Game. http://www.fullcourt.com/prep/24104/stars-shine-expected-full-court-fresh-50-invitational Both Games were streamed live on FullCourt.com and the iHigh Network. Commentators for the games will be ESPN women's basketball analyst Nell Fortner and Full Court/Max Preps staff writer Clay Kallam.

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At the end of the Full Court Fresh 50 Invitational National Game Chamique Holdsclaw embraces the opportunity to present the MVP award to fellow New Yorker Sierra Calhoun. Erykah Davenport announces to the crowd that she will be attending Miami in the Fall. Thank YOU to Kelly Kline for allowing me to be a part of your inaugural event. (You can throw me into the fire any day! LOL!)[More Photo's Here]

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Slam Dunks to Dunkaroos! I am a huge fan of Dr. J (Julius Winfield Erving II) and I want to be entertained! Dunking a basketball is exciting and basketball players are getting more and more creative. Many people are not blessed with the ability to jump over 6' & only dream of dunking like a pro. Visualization is half the battle, so as a photographer I can make real time images. With the aid of technology & specific equipment, I am able to shoot different angles, be creative with my athletes developing their mental image to peak performance realty!  [More]

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Real Basketball Mentors Making Time!

What an amazing surprise for the girls at David Johnson Basketball Camp. Natalie Achonwa is arguably one of the best women’s basketball players EVER. A seasoned veteran on the international circuit. Natalie is Canada’s youngest Senior Basketball team member at the age of 16. She is a 2012 London Olympian, FIBA World Championship Competitor and repetitive Final Four NCAA Contender. Achonwa is the first international player to suit up for Notre Dame in the program's 36-year history-Read More about Natalie Achonwa-University of Notre Dame [Here]

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The Hamilton girls were preparing for fall tryouts at David Johnson’s elite basketball girls camp, when Natalie walks in. In awe of the hometown St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School Graduate, the girls gathered in close to take in every word. Natalie explained the discipline and hard work it takes to get a scholarship to university.

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DJ’s daughter, Little Ms. Jayda made the trip from North Carolina. She stole the hearts of all the Canadian basketballers. Jayda is a big fan of Natalie’s and caught a few games with her family leading up to the NCAA women’s basketball championships last year. Natalie took some time out of her busy schedule to take some playful snaps with all her fans.

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Actually Natalie is so easy going, she stood with each girl from the camp for a photograph opportunity [More Photographs].  It means the world to these girls to meet a basketball mentor like Natalie Achonwa. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Natalie as she signs a few autographs for her adoring fans.

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C'mon Canada, Let me hear you CHEER!

Natalie Achonwa is in Xalapa, Mexico playing in the FIBA Americas Championship for Team Canada. Support hometown basketball star Kia Nurse and the rest of the best Canadian Sr. Women's Basketball team. Follow Canada Basketball [Here] Tweet-Like-Post your photos on social media with an inspirational message to our Canadian Sr. Girls Basketball Team in Mexico at the FIBA Americas Championship! Lets get some Canadian Spirit Going Girls!!!!!

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Thank You DJ for making things happen!!!!!More about David Johnson Basketball [Here]

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Basketball Indoor Photography

All of the Elev8 Ganon Baker Basketball Camp-Hamilton are available at [Here] Valid Registration Required Special 20% off Discount Code: ou24YVTM

Photographing in dimly lit gyms with natural and various light can be a challenge for any photographer. The temperature is ever changing. In a natural sunlit gym, the sun moves east to west. Intermittent pops of sun beam in from windows, skylights and open doors. This light can be unpredictable because of the environment outside...Never mind the consistent movement inside.

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The backlight on your subject  may be balanced or harsh shadows cast depending on where the action takes you. The most important thing is getting the shot. You can tweak noise and white balance after in post, but ya have to be agile. Anticipate how someone will jump/move predicts how you are going to frame your subject.  If that means you have to move, do it. Sometimes random movement of a player, referee or ball will disrupt your focus or frame too. Don't worry this happens to everyone. 

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Getting unique angles will depend on the movement you are trying to capture. If your lens is to close, focus in tighter on the eyes and get an over the shoulder shot, through the arm, low angle up. Don't be afraid to lay on the ground or get a ladder to go high.  You want to be different on your perspective and make your image different from the rest. Timing is everything. When photographing action watching with two eyes helps.

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Do your best with full frame and leveling off with with leading lines on the floor, windows, doors, equipment, wall decor such as pennants etc. It doesn't need to be perfect but balance the photo or eliminate busy distractions for your subject to stand out. Sometimes you just see a moment and need to pop a shot!

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Over 100+ athletes and no rhyme or reason to whom I photograph. They were like little busy bumble bees flying around the gym, zzzzzzip, zzzzzzz-zzzzzip! When something grabs my attention I try to hone in and work every possible angle to get the best shot. I learn my subject and if I don't get it the first time and I have another opportunity, I zone in to capture the moment. I do my best to photograph every child so they are not excluded, but my best photographs must include 3 basic elements: expression, action and technical perfection (clarity, rule of thirds, wb...)

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Ok I'll just do this once....My professional colleagues may think I'm crazy to post 1000's of photos for clients to discover. Yes it is a lot of work, but my logic is that you may find beauty in an image that only you connect with and no one else understands. For example: You may look like someone in your family because of the expression you are making, Funny habits like sticking your tongue out when you concentrate, Intimate body language that only you appreciate, Special moments that you personally value etc. 

All of the Elev8 Ganon Baker Basketball Camp are available at [Here] Special 20% off Discount Code: ou24YVTM Here are a few of my favorite photos from the camp!

As most of you know, on occasion I will offer my photography services to follow my personal mission as a photographer. You are welcome to use the posted images for personal use only with watermark. I love my social media network so please give me a shout out for photo credit. Oh and like Aerial Promotions on facebook! All of my social media links are listed below because I really want to connect with you.  The high resolution prints are available to purchase at www.Present it Photo.com. For multiple images I would be happy to quote a custom collage, prints or design work. Sport Portrait Session Packages Available.

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Ganon Time on Hammer Time…Woohooo!

It was Ganon time on Hammer time last week! Outstanding coaching and basketballers eager to learn is any formula for success. Due to weather and unforeseen circumstances the original gym was flooded upon arrival. The parents were very patient and understanding of the situation as the organizers found a new gym that morning. Dave Omerod and your staff...Once again fabulous job organizing another memorable basketball camp! Gotta Love Saltfleet HS! Learn more about Elev8 Ganon Baker Basketball [Here] Like Ganon's Facebook Page [Here]

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Ready...Let's Go! The warm up was intense with discipline and lots of pushups. This camp is for improving and digging deep to mentally and physically challenge yourself, in and out of the classroom. I was completely impressed with MJ who is 6 months pregnant doing pushup to technical perfection. An inspiration to any athlete, parent or coach. 

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I loved the the fun "Wood"socks running and jumping around the gym on the last day to honor the spirit of Sydney Wood.  It was a celebratory day with lots of photo bombing, high fives, chest bumps and shirt signing.

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At the end of camp this year a very special award was given out to two 11 yr old campers Skyler Rajasingham and Katie Dal Bello. Greg and Sue Wood presented both athletes with the Sydney Wood Spirit Award:

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"Our Daughter Sydney's spirit is vibrant, dynamic energetic and sparkling! So our family is extremely proud of joining in partnership with the Gannon Baker camp to award the first annual "Sydney Wood Spirit Award" to two campers who exemplify that kind and caring spirit during their time at camp. Sydney used the time at camp to improve her basketball skills but also to encourage ,support and cheer her fellow campers. We hope this award is a small stepping stone to keeping Sydney's kind and caring nature alive in the thoughts and hearts of those who know her and in those who get to know her through others. Our goal is to ensure that the children who exhibit that "Sydney Spirit" in the community are recognized and encouraged , and Sydney's spirit continues to sparkle as she is forever with us." Greg & Sue Wood

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Other work in progress is the amazing DYSC U10 Boys Photoshoot...Now not trying to brag-BUT when you have kids who can do bicycle kicks and others who push through a photoshoot not feeling well and you get shots like this...I'd say full on Team Effort!  Always working on my specialty dunk shots and sometimes I just see a moment I need to capture, so follow me on my social media network to see the latest and greatest!

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As most of you know, on occasion I will offer my photography services to follow my personal mission as a photographer. You are welcome to use the posted images for personal use only with watermark. I love my social media network so please give me a shout out for photo credit. Oh and like Aerial Promotions on facebook! All of my social media links are listed below because I really want to connect with you.  The high resolution prints are available to purchase at www.Present it Photo.com. For multiple images I would be happy to quote a custom collage, prints or design work. 

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Social Media Please like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and comment on our photographs/design on our blog. We always update on { tumblr blog | flickr photostream | YouTube channel | Pinterest Boards | Google+  } too! NEW! Aerial Promotions is now on Instagram  Instagram ____________________________________________________________________________________________ DOWNLOAD IMAGES* © Aerial Promotions 1997-2013 *Read AP Terms & Conditions Before Download…click here *Read AP Photographic Licensing Before Download…click here ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Why...Because We CARE! It is part of AP mission to give back to sport & the developing athletes as a volunteer in the local community (...more) Images available now at www.Present it Photo.com

Slam Dunks to Dunkaroos

In honor of the Ganon Baker 2013 Hamilton Camp starting this week, I think it is appropriate to show off some Slam Dunks to Dunkaroos! I am a huge fan of Dr. J (Julius Winfield Erving II) and I want to be entertained! Dunking a basketball is exciting and basketball players are getting more and more creative. Many people are not blessed with the ability to jump over 6' & only dream of dunking like a pro. Visualization is half the battle, so as a photographer I can make real time images. With the aid of technology & specific equipment, I am able to shoot different angles, be creative with my athletes developing their mental image to peak performance realty!

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Dunkaroos! She Calls herself AerKobe!  Yup you can figure that one out! She has a basketball in her hands everyday and dreams of dunking in the WNBA someday!

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Jamarring! What more needs to be said!  Yeah Jamar should trademark the name! Read More Here [Click]

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McMaster University Midnight Madness | Nov.2, 2012 |  Burridge Gymnasium | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Alex takes a time out for some dunks after his headshots. Hopes to play for St. Mary's, Alex puts on a show! [More]
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JDubz-Jim can still really dunk...even at age ??  Still loving the game of basketball!
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DUNKAROOS!  One day after practice I wanted to test out my theory that anyone who wants to dunk can! The original Dunkaroos [Click] Evolving from this experience has come a new series I am working on called "Playing with my Shadow"  Coming Soon!
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DJ-Once and a while you get an athlete who gives you everything you ask for in a shot.  DJ started out doing dunks for me and some exceptional portraits came into the mix. It's amazing how the available light in the gymnasium really make a photo pop. Then again I love to post process a composite and get artistic! [More]

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Social Media Please like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and comment on our photographs/design on our blog. We always update on { tumblr blog | flickr photostream | YouTube channel | Pinterest Boards | Google+  } too! NEW! Aerial Promotions is now on Instagram  Instagram ____________________________________________________________________________________________ DOWNLOAD IMAGES* © Aerial Promotions 1997-2013 *Read AP Terms & Conditions Before Download…click here *Read AP Photographic Licensing Before Download…click here ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Why...Because We CARE! It is part of AP mission to give back to sport & the developing athletes as a volunteer in the local community (...more) Images available now at www.Present it Photo.com

Shoot the Rock Basketball Tournament

Good times playing on Canada Drive Basketball this summer. As things wind down in basketball and soccer season revs up, I'll be posting more photographs for these young athletes to enjoy. As I shoot this summer I will post some stand out shots on Instagram (Follow Here) and then post the digital low res photos at www.aerialpromotions.ca. The high res images may be found for quality print at www.presentitphoto.com.  Please read our terms and conditions below prior to download.  Thanks A Lot for the SHOUT Outs-Much Appreciated! Keep Playing with Heart!

Shoot the Rock Basketball Tournament: 

Canada Drive U12G/Gr. 6 | Shoot the Rock | June 1-2, 2013 | Pennsylvania | ROBIN'S FAVORITE PIC'S

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Canada Drive u12G/Gr. 6 (44) vs Millcreek Cyclones (16) | Shoot the Rock  | June 1, 2013 | Erie, Pa

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Canada Drive u12G/Gr. 6 (37) vs Buffalo Storm (00) | Shoot the Rock | June 1, 2013 | Erie, Pa

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Canada Drive u12G/Gr. 6 (33) vs Beaver Valley Vikings (7) | Shoot the Rock  | June 2, 2013 | Erie, Pa

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Canada Drive u12G/Gr. 6 (19) vs Penn Ohio Athletic Club (34) | Shoot the Rock  | June 2, 2013 | Erie, Pa

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Championship Game:

Canada Drive u12G/Gr. 6 (23) vs Penn Ohio Athletic Club (32) | Shoot the Rock | June 2, 2013 | Erie, Pa

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Coming Soon-"Canada Drive at Battle of the Burgh Basketball Tournament-Pittsburgh, PA"

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Nurse Paces Canada to Basketball Win Over Italy

Photo Above: Kia Nurse, St. Thomas Moore HS Junior playing in the Moore Hoops Basketball Tournament, Hamilton Source: Canada Basketball | June 3, 2013 [Hamilton Scores]

Belgrade, Serbia – The Senior Women’s National Team (SWNT) wrapped up the Belgrade Trophy Tournament with a close 52-50 victory over Team Italy on Sunday (June 2). The win gives the Canadians a 2-1 record – good for second place – in the competition. Team Canada is now 4-1 on its current European tour. 

The game opened with a flurry of activity from both ends of the court. The teams traded shots as each side looked to establish an early advantage with speed and offence. Canada held a 17-15 lead to close-out the first quarter on the strength of three 3-pointers. The teams settled into the game in the second frame as defence became a priority. Following a quiet quarter, the teams headed into halftime with Canada ahead 23-20.

Canada came out energized and focused looking to take control of the game. Three quick buckets propelled the Red and White to a 10-point lead – the team’s largest advantage of the game. With strong shooting and solid defence, Team Canada was ahead 38-30 after 30 minutes of play.

The fourth quarter told a very different tale. The Italian side seemed to find a second-wind and regained their earlier scoring touch. After a stunning 17-2 run to open the frame, head coach and Dundas native Lisa Thomaidis brought her troops in with a timeout. The coach’s words calmed the team and inspired Canada to respond with an 8-3 run of its own to close the gap to 50-48 with just over a minute to play.

The game would come down to free throws as the teams combined to shoot 12 times from the line in the match’s remaining moments. After two misses from the Italians, Canada would knot the game at 50 with two makes. Another pair of Italian misses would open the door for the Canadians to complete the comeback. Team Canada made two more free throws down the stretch to close-out the game 52-50.

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The Canadians were led by Hamilton native and St. Thomas More student Kia Nurse who finished with 14 points and three rebounds. Nurse was pleased with the victory and credits the team’s work in its own end.

“Our defensive rotations really improved this game. We boosted our intensity and energy to push through to get the win. This game was the highlight of the trip so far for me because it was such a team effort – everyone contributed in some way.”

Thomaidis agreed with her youngest player’s assessment.

“This was a tremendous team win. The improvement on the defensive end that our team made over a 24-hour span is remarkable. I am so proud for our girls, we played 5 games in 6 days with a shortened bench. This game was a test of our fitness and resolve and we came out on top.”

Canada will continue its European tour by heading to France for a four-team tournament from June 7 to 9. The team will open the competition by playing the host country on Friday and Spain on Saturday. They will close-out the tournament with a date against these same Italians next Sunday.

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Kia Nurse-Canadian Sr. Basketball Team Member

CONGRATULATIONS! Newest Member of the Canadian Senior Women's National Basketball team. Kia Nurse is a Junior at St. Thomas Moore High School and plays for Hamilton Transway Basketball Organization. Kia Nurse Check out this great article: JUNIOR KIA NURSE SELECTED FOR SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM Published by  on May 25, 2013 http://crownmagonline.com/recruiting/buzz/junior-kia-nurse-selected-for-senior-national-team/

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It was the first game of the season in honor of our dear belated friend Sydney Wood.  I never would have photographed this game against St. Marys vs St. Thomas More if it werent for Mallory (Sydney's Sister) taking to the court.  Today (May 28th) would have been Sydney's 12th birthday and I want to repost those memorable photos from that day.  Please take a moment to view more photos from Sydney Wood's Memorial Game. More Basketball [Here] 

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Erie Spring Classic Basketball Tournament

I had the opportunity to test the Nikon 300mm, 2.8 inside and outside over the last few weeks. The lens is perfect for capturing action normally not caught on the other end of the court, up close and personal portraits and a tight focus on the action. Finding the most efficient angle to alternate between focal lengths on separate camera bodies may take some practice, but the results are quite rewarding. Thank you Nikon Professional Service (NPS).

You can get a very good sense of competition when you walk in a gymnasium. The coach of this boys team was very animated in his coaching methods. I love watching great basketball and being entertained!

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The referees are always fun to get to know and some even ham it up for the camera. Again funny thing...I haven't run into any of my hormonal interference ref"ettes" as of yet.  All my dealings with referees have been with good humor, respect and super accommodating! Hey doesn't this guy look like LL Cool J?

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Transway Major Atom Girls played a great final tournament of the season!  It was a very close final game against the SMAC club from Ohio. Coming down to the final minutes Transway settled for Silver (Final: SMAC 33 - Transway 28)

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Here are just a few highlights from the Erie Spring Classic Tournament in Pennsylvania on May 18-19, 2013

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All images may be viewed at www.Present it Photo.com-Erie Spring Classic Basketball Tournament

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This Week! “Cancer Candy” is my Favorite!

It was a busy week and many have asked to show the best photos from the Hockey Night in Canada Play On 4 on 4 Street Hockey Tournament on May 11th-12th, 2013  at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. So the best way is to add some music, sit back and enjoy a quick YouTube video/slide show!

Congratulations to the Transway girls Major Atom Team on their championship win at the CNY Showcase Showdown in Syracuse, NY last weekend. I'm sorry that I was not there to photograph.

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Although a short bench, I do have some photos from Canada Drive at the Slippery Rock, Pa Basketball Tournament. 

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Best of luck Transway who play in the Erie Spring Classic Basketball Tournament this weekend! I hope you have a "SMAC"down this weekend!

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The Hammer City Roller Girls have been training hard to compete in Canada’s first flat-track derby league. It is their eighth full season and opened their season against Plan B and the Tri-City Thunder last Saturday. _RLW2776 The Harlots next roller derby bout is against Glass City Rollers of Toledo, OH, USA on  Saturday, June 15 at Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena, 25 Hester Street in Hamilton. Doors open at 5:00 pm with the first game at 6:00 pm and the second at 8:00 pm. For more info visit www.hammercityrollergirls.ca _RLW3124

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