Trevor’s Little Fans {2-27}

I know basketball season has come to an end, but I needed to post this picture anyway.  Trevor’s little fan club.  This was taken last year at the Regional Tournament at Dickinson Trinity.  As the girls would enter the gym for different games all dressed in their t-shirts people would stop and smile (and wonder who was having all the babies in a row).  I know I explained to more than one on-looker that 3 were from his Dad’s house and 2 were with me.

Tana took some of the same images last year and put together a framed copy for Trevor that each of the girls signed.  It turned out really cool and I am sure he will cherish it forever (or someday… he is a teenage boy).

Emma, Mariah, Megan, Olivia, and McKenna… Trev’s Little Sisters.

Trevor’s Little Fans {2-27}

I know basketball season has come to an end, but I needed to post this picture anyway.  Trevor’s little fan club.  This was taken last year at the Regional Tournament at Dickinson Trinity.  As the girls would enter the gym for different games all dressed in their t-shirts people would stop and smile (and wonder who was having all the babies in a row).  I know I explained to more than one on-looker that 3 were from his Dad’s house and 2 were with me.

Tana took some of the same images last year and put together a framed copy for Trevor that each of the girls signed.  It turned out really cool and I am sure he will cherish it forever (or someday… he is a teenage boy).

Emma, Mariah, Megan, Olivia, and McKenna… Trev’s Little Sisters.

BCHS Girls’ Hoops {2-25}

It has been quite a battle for the BCHS Lady Bulldogs the last couple of years.  They haven’t had many wins but did pull a few out of their playbook this year.  Here are images from the final match-up between the Scranton Miners and The BCHS Bulldogs.  I drove up to Dickinson to take some pics and ended up putting my camera away for the second half.  Just wasn’t feeling it that day.  Decided to sit and eat popcorn and drink a bottle of water in peace and tranquility.  My mom had the girls.  Thanks Nana!

I was quite proud of Kaitlin Brooks for sticking it out all these years.  She was the only senior player this year.  She has the heart of Rhame Pirate (she is from Rhame) and stuck with it all her high school career.  Thanks Kaitlin for being so dedicated.

Just a few tears for me (so far)…{2-14}

I received an email the day of this game reminding me that Trevor looks to me for strength sometimes and today just might be one of those days.  I knew in my mind that he would be happy with a win and fine with a loss.  It was the rest of us that I worried about on the loss thing.  Anyway, I was taking pictures and trying to capture the moments that I knew would fade over time, but I wanted to hold onto forever.  I held it together as much as I needed to and I think only one or two people realized I shed a couple of tears. 

Here you find the final chest bump by Cole and Trevor.  I had Jacki help me maintain focus but not letting my head move as they jumped.  A lesson learned from previous games.

The final starting line up huddle for the Class of 2011.  Trevor, Tate, Cole, Andy, and Daniel…  Thanks for many great wins, some heartbreaking losses and lots of fun watching over the years.  Hard to believe I was one of your first coaches.  That makes me giggle just a bit.

And he leaves the floor.  Thanks Trevor for being a super son.  You played hard and made us proud.

Round 2 – District Tournament {2-12}

The Bulldogs had a tough second round in the tournament.  It was painful to watch and I felt super badly for the boys.  They just didn’t come together at the right time of the year as the best I can come up with.  Okay, I lie.  There is more to it, but I will keep my ideas and thoughts to myself on part of what happened.

Trevor and Andy played hard (as did the other players). I have struggled all year to get a picture of Andy in focus.  Since we are quite possibly one game away from the end of the season, here is something close to focused and sort of close to an action shot.  Andy was an integral part of the year even though he didn’t score a million points.  He just played hard… always.  As far as Trevor goes, there were times during this game that he was super frustrated.  It was painful to watch as a mom.  I wanted to fix it, but moms can’t fix everything. 

Round 2 – District Tournament {2-12}

The Bulldogs had a tough second round in the tournament.  It was painful to watch and I felt super badly for the boys.  They just didn’t come together at the right time of the year as the best I can come up with.  Okay, I lie.  There is more to it, but I will keep my ideas and thoughts to myself on part of what happened.

Trevor and Andy played hard (as did the other players). I have struggled all year to get a picture of Andy in focus.  Since we are quite possibly one game away from the end of the season, here is something close to focused and sort of close to an action shot.  Andy was an integral part of the year even though he didn’t score a million points.  He just played hard… always.  As far as Trevor goes, there were times during this game that he was super frustrated.  It was painful to watch as a mom.  I wanted to fix it, but moms can’t fix everything. 

Opening Round… District Tournament {2-11}

The beginning of the end…

I have probably been saying this for weeks now.  It is going to become more and more a motto around here.  Or is it the beginning of the beginning?  Trevor is growing up and moving on.  So, here is the start of his final three basketball games.

Emma is all geared up in her hat and glasses for the game.

And Olivia has her hat and wig… ready to go.

And Chad stole the wig.  I have a couple more images of him with his Bulldog hat on as well, but I liked this one because Papa is in the picture too.

I don’t know for sure if he missed this or made it.  It is all becoming a blur at this point.  Just liked that I got a shot of him taking it to the hoop.

Trevor’s job for many games this year was to ‘face guard’ the opponent’s high scoring players.  What did this entail?  Chasing them around the floor like stink on… you know the phrase.  This doesn’t show what it looks like very well.  It shows him and Justin B from Scranton (who he held to 3 points for the game).  Justin’s average was 18 points per game this year.

Ball Handling and Some Champions {2-9}

The blast from the past for today comes from the 2005-2006 basketball season.  Trevor was wearing the 15 jersey and they were in 7th grade.  Only 6 boys played that year and they won the championship game against Mott/Regent.

Here is a very dark (underexposed) image of Trevor learning to do what he did best all of this year, handle the ball and be the floor general (his term in the newspaper). Wow, look at him protect the ball.

And, here are the champions from the tournament.  Coaches for the year, Cory Davidson and Mark Kunze.

More basketball… and there will be more…{2-8}

We traveled to Hebron for the Bulldogs final regular season game.  Tournaments begin on Friday in Bowman.  It will be strange having the games in town this year.  We usually have to drive to Dickinson three times in 4 days for basketball games.  Not sure what we will do with all the extra gas money (ha ha).

Here he goes out for starting line ups.  He was NOT first today so it was a bit different.

I don’t know if Nana noticed, but it is quite possible Trevor fouled this kid on the shot.  But I don’t believe the refs noticed or called it.  My mom is something else when it comes to the games and her ideas of what is fair and unfair in it.  This picture just made me think of her.

And… what was this 45 year old doing on her birthday?  Spending it at her son’s ball game as well.  This is another image taken by Olivia.  She is doing pretty well with the heavy camera and lens.

Happy Birthday Tami!

More basketball… and there will be more…{2-8}

We traveled to Hebron for the Bulldogs final regular season game.  Tournaments begin on Friday in Bowman.  It will be strange having the games in town this year.  We usually have to drive to Dickinson three times in 4 days for basketball games.  Not sure what we will do with all the extra gas money (ha ha).

Here he goes out for starting line ups.  He was NOT first today so it was a bit different.

I don’t know if Nana noticed, but it is quite possible Trevor fouled this kid on the shot.  But I don’t believe the refs noticed or called it.  My mom is something else when it comes to the games and her ideas of what is fair and unfair in it.  This picture just made me think of her.

And… what was this 45 year old doing on her birthday?  Spending it at her son’s ball game as well.  This is another image taken by Olivia.  She is doing pretty well with the heavy camera and lens.

Happy Birthday Tami!