Sep 30, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
This has really become one of my very favorite sporting events each year for one very simple reason — a three-foot deep water hazard.
Sep 23, 2011
Well, at least one Ilwaco team got to dance on the home field on Friday night. Pee Wee players Griffin Cutting and Josh Sanders busted a move as the IHS band played during halftime of the IHS-Kalama game. Unfortunately for the big boys, things didn't go so well, as they lost 41-0.
Sep 20, 2011
*Back in 1995 I worked as a photo lab tech at the Coos Bay World, processing film, scanning and toning pix, cleaning the darkroom, etc. And every once in awhile I would get a photo assignment. Anyway, the photographer I worked with, Andre Ranieri, noted how it always seemed that his best pix would be the first couple and the last couple on a roll. For me, however, that is rarely the case, as it usually takes me awhile to make the shot I want. Very different of course from like HCB or Robert Frank, who would only take a couple pix of each thing they were shooting.
I don't normally like these kinds of pix — someone looking at the camera, giving a cliche expression or hand gesture. But in this case, I think it worked. On Friday night the Naselle Comets destroyed Raymond, 48-20, amassing 549 yards of offense. Lineman Seth Scrabeck has never really been one for this kind of thing, but the win was particularly satisfying as Raymond had been "trash talking" ever since football camp last summer. I think Seth was simply reminding them who was number one in the league.
This shot from Ilwaco's home meet last week I post because it was a great shot by Ross Kukula, who nearly holed it from about 30 yards out (which would have been for eagle on the particularly long par 5 fourth hole at Surfside). But here's something I will probably never be able to say again — I actually had a better shot than Kukula yesterday, as I holed an eagle from 60 yards out on the fifth hole at Peninsula Golf. I'm just glad I had Jeff there as a witness...
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Cruise night during the Rod Run can be a wild, and at times, weird experience. Saturday night I was downtown looking for the cool, the classic, the wild and the weird.
Head on a stick
A stretch limo was pulled over downtown by the gaggle of cops patrolling and found multiple large bottles of strong liquor inside and arrested the occupants.
Sep 12, 2011
The halftime entertainment was provided by the youth football program up in the valley.
Add this one to my unofficial series of jet contrails in the sky pictures.
Sep 6, 2011
Last Friday was the start of local football, and what better way than the rivalry game between our two local teams.
Naselle's QB Dustin Eaton had a huge game on both sides of the ball, running for two TDs, throwing for two more, and getting a key interception on D that he ran back 50 yards. His brother Robert ran for two TDs as well as the Comets clobbered the Fishermen 42-8.
A last blast of summer before school's back. Went down to the very cool Indian Beach at Ecola State Park in Oregon for the day Sunday. The girls got to surf some really nice waves, me, Wyse and Ollie played in the sand, and "a good time was had by all."
Even though a really thick bank of fog came rolling in halfway through our visit, it didn't dampen or chill the day at all, in fact it was kinda nice along with the high 70s-low 80s temps.