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   This website exists to serve as a portal to my online photography center located at http://tedconnolly.smugmug.com/ . This online photo center contains hundreds of thousands of captured images of events, sports, portraiture, landscapes, model portfolios, artistic images, and almost anything you can imagine, within reason of course. Should you wish to locate something in particular, a quick entry of  what you are looking for or a date into the search box in the upper right hand corner will do the trick or you can use this site to locate a direct link to events shot over the last 4 years. You will also see a featured slide show and a list of visitor favorites on the front page. You will be able to order the highest quality photographic prints available on my photo center. Your prints are guaranteed to be top quality, last for over 150 years, and for safe delivery directly to your home. The link below will take you directly to the photo center and the links listed in the Contents section below will provide you with direct links to certain galleries.

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   Monday night found some nice guests visiting Havana and the Macomb Lady Bombers softball team all to meet up for some ball with our Lady Ducks....
I'm sorry about the delay in getting the photos edited and posted, but they are ready now for you to view at the link below....

Lady Ducks Vs Macomb Softball 4-21-2014

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   CLOSE PLAY....but good call !!! Game officials are not always a fan favorite when leaving the field or gym, but a remarkably high percentage of calls are correct and even on the split second super close plays and proven by photographs or recorded documentation....Macy Witherell was hustling down the line trying her best to beat that throw to first base but milliseconds late and just a mere couple of inches left for her foot to touch the bag when the ball arrived into the opponents glove...The Lady Ducks went on to beat the South Fulton Lady Rebels with a score of 7-0 in the regulation 7 innings....

The rest of the game photos are edited and available at the following link....

Lady Ducks Vs South Fulton 4-18-2014

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    Thursday found A-Town in our town and looking for a game with our Lady Ducks...in a close play at 3rd, Kayla McDaniel 's day at the plate, kept the opponents back by the warning track....
My game photos are finished and posted for everyone to take a look at and add your favorites to your scrapbook....

 

Lady Ducks Vs A-Town 4-17-2014

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   He's as tough as anyone I know, without acting like a tough guy... Kevin Bonnett suffered a compound fracture of his arm and had to sit out most of the basketball season, but worked hard through all the sweat and pain in order to be ready for the baseball season and he made it back to his starting position at shortstop and even was asked to pitch a few innings, he was back on the field and playing the game he loves. The Ducks hosted the Rushville-Industry Rockets on Tuesday, April 8th for a double hitter when in the second game Kevin's arm was broken once again as he was making a throw to second base. The break was just below the previous break as you can see below, Kevin may not make it back this season, but just like the basketball season, Kevin will be at every game and practice with his team being a very positive force from the bench. We wish you the very best Kevin and knowing you there is no doubt in my mind that you are going to be back on that field better and stronger...that's just who you are!!!!

The game photos are finished and are available for viewing or purchase at the link below:

Ducks Baseball Vs Rushville 4-8-2014

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 Spring baseball with the Havana Ducks...brought Midwest Central to town on Monday the 7th on a newly remodeled Ducks Field....love the new grass infield and some other additions including a tailgate section for the students who were grilling up some pretty good smelling vittles....
The game photos are finished and uploaded just in time to head back to the field for a Tuesday night double hitter with Rushville-Industry Rockets see you at the games...A direct link to the photo gallery is posted below:

Ducks Baseball Vs Midwest Central 4-7-2014

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   Tuesday, May 1st the Lady Ducks took the home diamond along with the Lady Tigers of Beardstown, a scrappy and offensive aggressive team....but when I left in the 5th inning the solid Lady Ducks team behind a very good pitching effort by Morgan Curless had the Lady Tigers down 5-2. Looks like another great season for our girls on the diamond ... I'll get to as many games as i possibly can, so come out and support this very good team!!!!
I have just finished editing the game photos and are available for view and purchase at the following direct link.....

LadyDucksVsBeardstownSoftball-4-1-2014

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   The annual epic battle of the Blue and Gray, otherwise known as the Kiwanis International All Star Games. With both teams scoring over 100 points and only six fouls by both teams, it can easily be determined that it was an offensive game. Both the boys and girls games were very interesting and good games featuring the best HS Seniors in the Area.
I have completed the editing of almost 200 images and they are now posted for you to view and purchase prints for your scrapbooks. Just follow the link below to the gallery...

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   The Westown Ford 8th Annual All-Star Classic was held on March 22nd at Jacksonville High School. The North All Stars took the lead early and never looked back, but it was not intended as a competition but rather an evening to honor the best in the area and allow the girls to suit up one more time to play some ball with many friends and competitors of many years.
The 2014 North Team:
Tanner Breedlove, Katie Boyce, Allison Nycole Collins, Missy - Melissa Ervin, Cheyenne Grainger, Jaelyn Keene, Jacey Pate, Rachael Sampson, and Jenna Yingling.
The 2014 South Team:
Katlin Belfield, Allyson Bingham, Kennedy Cole, Patsy Coonrod, Allison Howard, Meghan Lashmett, Cydney Musch, Ally Roesch, Brittney Williams, and Morgan Davidsmeier.

   The game photos are finished and posted at the gallery link below....If you have any of the girls or parents on these teams on your friends list, give them a tag so they can see the photos...all the best girls !!!!

Westown Ford Girls All-Star Classic 3-22-2014

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   Ted's Madness 3 on 3 features some Hoops for everyone of all ages and on Saturday, the 15th they came from all directions to take part...It was a great day of basketball, see ya next year....The photos are edited and now posted for your viewing and purchases of your favorites....

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   FINALLY....the photos are edited !!!  The HJHS Volleyball teams held their 8th Grade Night by hosting South Fulton on Thursday evening...The hundreds of photos are now finished the editing process and are uploaded into a gallery for you....Have fun, I hope you like them:

HJHS Volleyball Vs South Fulton 2-27-2014

 

 

 

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Well, you lock the back door and I got the lights, that does it for another season.....


   Key injuries and a tough schedule was not an asset for our Havana Ducks this season, but there was no lack of hard work, hustle, and desire. On Wednesday evening the Ducks hosted Olympia for the Regional Semi-Final Game. After a good and solid first quarter for the Ducks, Olympia kicked in the afterburners and some strong outside shooting was just too much for the injury ridden Ducks. Olympia will match up with the Tremont Turks for the Regional hardware after Tremont defeated the Raiders from Midwest Central in a pretty good game.
   For the Ducks, I will miss you guys on the courts along with our great cheer and dance squads...it's been a great year for lots of smiles and thank you for all the great photo opportunities you gave me...i hope i was able to help you add some smiles to your scrapbooks !!!!
With only two very short months left to go in this school year, how is that possible, it's going to be a busy time with the sports events moving out of doors, and things begin gearing up for the big day in May.....
   The game photos from Wednesday night are edited and posted at the link below along with most of the games this season. Have fun looking back on the year and fill up those scrapbooks with all those great memories....

Ducks Vs Olympia Regionals 2-26-2014

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   The last game of the regular season was played in Elmwood on Friday, another very festive night was enjoyed by everyone. I am sorry for the delay in getting the photos edited and posted but they are ready now. Next is the Regional Tournament for the boys and the Ducks are hosting it once again...The photos are ready for you to wrap up those special scrap books and you can find them at the link below....

Ducks Vs Elmwood 2-21-2014

 

 

 

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   Yup, you guessed it...Senior Night !!! It was a great time with lots of activities and even some local heroes swapping a few kisses with a pig to help the kids!!! A little basketball resulted in a split, and a great crowd was in house....
Pictures??? Yup, just a couple minutes before i run out the door to head to tonight's Elmwood game, I have finished the very last one, and ready to share them with all of you....

Ducks Vs A-Town  Senior Night  2-20-2014

 

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   On Tuesday evening it was time to head for Astoria and see the Ducks take on the South Fulton Rebels for their Senior night. It was quite a game with the Rebels coming out up by two. It was a great and hard fought match-up with lots of great action underneath as you can see here. 
The game photos are ready for everyone to view at the gallery link below:

Ducks Vs South Fulton 2-18-2014

 

 

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    The Illini Central Coaches Vs Cancer Showcase took place on Saturday February 15 and the teams came from Chicago to Arthur. The luck of the draw did not go the way of the Havana Ducks as their opponents were Cerro Gordo-Bement who are a very impressive team, but this loss was a minor thing compared to the loss of 6'2" Junior, Dustin Mibbs, for the rest of the season and post season play with a broken foot is devastating....but sit tight Dustin, do what the Dr's tell you and heal well for your senior year!!!
The game photos are edited and posted at the link below:

Ducks Vs Cerro Cordo-Bement 2-15-2014

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   Just in time to change clothes and head for the Regionals ... the game photos from Monday night's game with Peoria Heights are edited and posted...It was quite a game and a great comeback by the Patriots cost the Ducks a win, but they are up for Friday night's last home game and of course Senior Night....come on out and have a great Friday night....
The photos are located at the link below....

Ducks Vs Peoria Heights 2-10-2014

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   The last game of the regular season was a double win for Head Coach Jerry Wilson's Lady Ducks, a versatile team with talent everywhere you look...young but experienced with lots of speed and a defense like a swarm of honey bees. Coach Wilson has his team ready and with a little time spent with the officials getting them in shape for post season  ;) , the stage is set right here in Havana for the Regional Tournament which begins tonight and the Lady Ducks taking the court for the first time on Tuesday night at 7:00. In the mean time, the game photos from the Knoxville game are edited and posted, so take a look and grab your favorites for that great scrapbook you are working on....

Lady Ducks Vs Knoxville 2-8-2014

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   The post season has arrived for the Havana Lady Ducks and yes it was a scramble. With all the crazy weather in Central Illinois this year there were tons of last minute make-up games, with the Lady Ducks hosting 4 regular season postponed games with Brimfield and Knoxville on Saturday after traveling to Cuba on Friday night to make up yet another game with North Fulton. I have finished editing the game photos from the first two games of the day against Brimfield and have them posted for you to view and purchase for your scrapbooks. The Regional Tournament will be hosted this year by Havana High School and the Lady Ducks will play their first game on Tuesday at 7:00. Hope to see you there supporting this great team of very talented young ladies....
 

Lady Ducks Vs Brimfield 2-8-2014

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   That's Jeremy Eakle flying pretty low in pursuit of a loose ball in Friday nights games with North Fulton while our Lady Ducks had traveled to Cuba to meet up with the Lady Cats which was photographed by Brendon Bauman and those photos can be found at Brendon Bauman Photos for all of us who haven't figured out how to be two places at one time ;)
I have been looking at this image and can't help thinking that i have seen this before as it must be a patented move by the Eakle family as I am sure I have photos of both Emily Eakle and Kelsie Eakle using this technique also....
Anyway, it's been 6 games in just two days which means lots of images captured and these are the first to be finished editing and they are now posted for all of you at the following link:

Ducks Vs North Fulton 2-7-2014

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   Some called it Senior Night, some called it the game of the year, but then...most just called it Katie Boyce night. Katie was the lone Senior player this year and it was time to celebrate all her accomplishments....and BTW, the team also handed Katie a double win on Monday night....the game photos are finished and uploaded for your scrapbooks and just viewing...

Lady Ducks Vs South Fulton 2-3-2014

 

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   The Rushville Lady Rockets are winding down their season with their annual tournament. Wednesday night they played PORTA and with all the recent cancellations it was a good opportunity to see and photograph a good game and go deliver a small gift to some pretty special folks that I have had the good fortune to get to know over the last couple of years. The team will be graduating 4 Seniors this year that will be missed. Unless something very odd happens this will be the last game of the year I will be able to attend and photograph....the game photos of the Lady Rockets win over PORTA are finished and uploaded at the link below....
I wish these very nice and talented young ladies all the best as they head off to go do great things in their lives...I have really enjoyed shooting your games and have many great memories of them...A special thank you to Abbigayle Noelle Collins for capturing this photo for me and to Coach Zac Royer for the great hospitality over the last couple of years, and i will see you next year!!!!

   From Left to Right we have: Tanner Breedlove, Allison Nycole Collins, Coach Zac Royer, Missy, Melissa Ervin , Noriath Lowani, and on the right is some old fart that just would not get out of the photo!!!

Lady Rockets Vs PORTA 1-30-2014

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