Ted Connolly Photography

proudly presents an in-depth visual record of the 2014-2015 season of...

The Lewistown Indians

 

...Lets begin this new year and new beginning with a look back at a few Lewistown Indian action photos from my files, which BTW contain many years of Game and Event coverage that are fun to turn the clock back. But for right now, lets get back to the 2014/2015 school year where we are all going to get to know each other lots better. It is a pleasure for me to be photographing the Indians this year and really look forward to all the sports and other events coming up. If you know of anything special you would like me to be sure and photograph, just drop me a message on FaceBook or at my email:  crtrc1@aol.com .

        

         

        

         

       

         

         

         

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Welcome to 62644photos.com

   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.

   I love my job...it's been 50 years since my first photograph was published...it has taken me most everywhere you can imagine, but it's working with talented young people that has to be my favorite. They are always filled with surprises and challenges. There are so many amazing kids out there that deserve some rewards and recognition for their talents, efforts, and hard work.

   Yes, I'm on Facebook as many of you know I post links to all the game and event photos there and here on this website and love to meet new people and make new friends...so with that said, we are going to get this new year and new project underway as soon as possible. I am not here just to go to the games and shoot pics hoping you will purchase some prints but I also provide the school with any images they might need along the way and I support the teams, school, programs, and other things as much as I possibly can. I am a big believer in paying it back, paying it forward, or simply doing everything I can to help out.

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   At the Miss Mason County Fair Queen Pageant they always have auctions during the breaks in the show. Tim Oest has a long history of getting a really bad sweet tooth during these auctions and always scoops up a great batch of cookies...Tuesday night it was cinnamon rolls and the bidding was on...but as I said Tim has a history there and he was not walking away without those rolls with his winning bid of $200. The proceeds from these auctions go to the scholarship program and Tim is always proud to help out the great cause.....I tried to sell him a gallon of milk to go with them for only $150, but he already had the milk .
Yes, the rest of the photos are edited and posted for everyone to see and purchase prints for those scrap books....follow the link below to the gallery:

Miss Mason County Fair Queen Pageant 7-22-2014

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Doin' It 4 Derek

 

 

  Please remember the real purpose of these images from the Rob Deer Baseball Camp is to make money for Derek's Memorial Scholarship Fund and proceeds from every print ordered will go directly to that fund in 30 days. I will place a link to the gallery below, please share this with everyone you know that was there, relatives, and anyone at all that would like to help "Do It 4 Derek" . You can order directly from the gallery, just click the green "BUY" button and your prints will come right to your home in a week or less. Thank you so much for helping me support this amazing cause....

Doin' It 4 Derek 7-5-2014 

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   It was the Lady Indians Vs the Lady Ducks again on Monday night and yet another great game, sadly it was a game that saw a great young athlete get an ankle injury but hopefully Josie Welker is doing much better now and will bounce back very quickly.....the game photos are edited and posted at the link below

Lady Indians Vs Lady Ducks 6-30-2014

 

 

 

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   The last game of the 2014 Havana Lady Duck Shootout featured the Lewistown Lady Indians and the Canton Lady Little Giants on Monday, the 30th.....the month long Monday night shootout was a great event with lots of great area teams participating.....I have the photos edited and posted at the link below:

Lady Indians Vs Lady Little Giants  6-30-2014

 

 

 

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  Monday, June 30th was the last Monday night of the Lady Ducks JV Shootout. The Lewistown Lady Indians played three games with PORTA's Lady Bluejays, Havana's Lady Ducks, and the Canton Lady Giants. I have game photos of each game and as of now, the first game, PORTA, is edited and now posted for you to view and you can also get prints to begin building that 2015 Scrapbook....just follow the link below. The remaining games will be posted asap....

 Lady Indians Vs PORTA   6-30-2014

 

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   Yup, you guessed it...I've got some pics from the Lady Indians Vs Lady Rebels game on Wednesday...hit the link below....

LadyIndiansVsLadyRebelsVarsity-6-25-2014

 

 

 

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   The Lewistown Lady Indians and the Havana Lady Ducks had a great game on Wednesday morning and I was able to get some game photos...take a look cause they are edited and ready at the link below:

Lady Indians Vs Lady Ducks Summer Basketball  6-25-2014

 

 

 

 

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   Wednesday the 25th was quite a day for basketball and the Lady Indians were right in the middle of all the action....I was there to capture game photos of three of the games, this one with the Midwest Central Lady Raiders is the first game and I am still editing the other two against the Lady Ducks and a Lady Indians Varsity game against the South Fulton Lady Rebels and they will be posted as soon as possible...the first game photos of the day are posted at the link below...feel free to share or tag friends and teammates....

Lady Indians Vs Lady Raiders Summer League 6-25-2014

 

 

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  Any sports event between Lewistown's Indians and Havana's Ducks is always a very good game to see, honestly, every game of this JV Shootout has been just that, a heads-up, fast paced, and great game to watch. This long-time friendly rivalry always has everyone up for that next game... Monday, June 23 was no different....both JV teams are looking great this year and both teams are packed with some great young talent...so get your tickets now for the 2015 Season....The photos from Monday's match-up are edited and posted at the link below....

Lady Indians Vs Lady Ducks -JV Shootout - 6-23-2014

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IMPORTANT NOTE...

ALL RECENT SPORTS LINKS HAVE BEEN CHANGED, ALL EVENTS AND GAMES CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LINK. I AM SORRY FOR THIS CHANGE AND TROUBLE, BUT IT WAS NECESSARY TO MAKE THIS CHANGE NOW TO AVOID EVEN MORE CONFUSION AT A LATER TIME....THANK YOU, TED

http://tedconnolly.smugmug.com/2015-Sports-Coverage

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  The Lady Indians and Lady Trojans met in Havana and not to have dinner at Babes , These two JV teams are part of the HHS shootout and both teams are looking very good.....The photos from this game are edited and posted at the link below.

LadyIndiansVsLadyTrojans-Shootout-6-23-2014

 

 

 

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   Any doubts that Kaity Robison takes her sports seriously....look again !!!!  I was at the game early Saturday afternoon to shoot some action shots, they are edited and uploaded and ready to view and even buy some prints for that scrapbook.... use the link below and please share or tag anyone you know that might like to see them....

Havana Softball 6-21-2014

 

 

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  A Wednesday night game at the 10th Street venue found the Lewistown Lady Indians playing the Havana Lady Ducks in a good softball game....I was there to shoot game photos, and i must admit that shooting there at that time of day can be a challenge with lots of strong and direct sunlight combined with deep and dark shade...but with a little extra editing, they don't look too bad....check them out for yourself at the link below...

Lady Indians Vs Lady Ducks Softball 6-18-2014 

 

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   So Monday's are bad days for you huh???? Imagine your first game at 9AM after a long bus ride....12 hours later at 9PM your last game rolls around. Not just a friendly game at the park, but an entire day of all-out playing hard, impress the coach against some of the best teams in Central Illinois....Tired, grumpy, and slamming down cold ones....no, not these kids they are all ready to go just as hard as that first game 12 hours earlier....
Two more Mondays of Summer League play remain so get down there every Monday for the next two weeks...I have game photos edited and posted at the link below, see everyone next Monday...

Indians Vs Ducks   6-16-2014

 

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  Sadie Dodds runs the final seconds off the clock in a Monday Night JV Shootout against Elmwood...Game photos are finished and posted at the link below, I am still working on the photos of the Monday night shootout game between the Lady Indians and the Lady Ducks, will have them finished and posted very soon !!!

Lady Ducks Vs Elmwood  JV Shootout 6-16-2014

 

 

 

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   Basketball in Central Illinois is pretty much a good peek at what our teams are going to look like for the new season and on Monday, June 16th the Lewistown Lady Indians Team was part of a Junior Varsity Shoot-Out hosted by Havana High School. The Lady Indians were matched up with the South Fulton Lady Rebels. I now have those photos edited and posted into a gallery for you to view or purchase prints for those awesome scrapbooks. I am still working on the photos from two more match-ups that evening and will have those posted ASAP. Please share or tag your family and friends so they can see your photos also...more to come soon!!!!

 JV Lady Indians Vs Lady Rebels 6-16-2014

 

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   The Carson Barnes Circus made a stop in Lewistown on Sunday for two performances and even though this is not a major stop for them and there were not huge crowds on a Fathers Day holiday, this is one really great traveling show. Everything about this company is first class, the acts are great, and an extremely professional entertainment option. Please visit their website at www.carsonbarnescircus.com and of course visit their FaceBook Page at this link Carson & Barnes Circus https://www.facebook.com/CarsonBarnesCircus

   Also, of course i had my cameras along plus old master photographer friend, Bob Hunt Photo ....so we have just a few images of this great show....they are currently all around this area so catch up with these guys for a really great time....

The Carson & Barnes Circus  6-15-2014

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    The Mid Illini Mayhem Softball Team opened up a tournament held in Canton on Saturday morning by playing the Canton team and winning in 5 innings by a score of 17-0. An interesting and very nice moment took place directly after the game when the two teams "Good Gamed" each other Mayhem Coach Mark Smith was handed a medal...without hesitation he walked directly across the diamond to the Canton team dugout and asked for number 24 who i believe was the Canton catcher, and placed the medal around her neck, a gesture that was greatly applauded by everyone there. It seems that each team picks a MVP from the opposing team and this was the presentation of the medal....what a nice gesture and honor.
I do nave some more photos to look over and hopefully place them in your scrapbooks...see the gallery in the link below....

Mahhem Vs Canton 6-14-2014

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   The Junior Lady Ducks Softball Team hosted Altona on June 12 and I was able to be there to catch some of the action...The game photos are edited and in the gallery linked below...

Junior Lady Ducks Vs Altona 6-12-2014

 

 

 

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   Rob Deer Baseball was in town this past weekend to provide one of their Professional Baseball Training Camps. I was fortunate enough to be there shooting photographs for both days, Friday and Saturday. Having the opportunity to watch and photograph up close this well organized team work with many of our area young people was a treat. When Major League Baseball players retire they often get themselves involved in their hometown activities and especially our young folks. Of course we are lucky to have our very own Mark Clark who is constantly working with local and area kids on their sports interests and helps them along the way by sharing his knowledge and experience.
   Rob Deer was quite the good player and knocked the cover off many baseballs in his career as a Major League outfielder with a very powerful bat. It was exciting and heartwarming to watch this great athlete work with such a wide variety of ages of youngsters with a love for the game of baseball. I have already posted the photos from the Friday session with the older, high school aged players, but it was the Saturday camp that was for the younger group of players. It was amazing to watch their abilities advance so rapidly when given the proper information and instructions first hand from one of the legends of the game and his great staff, led by Michael Keith and Lisa Schimmel.
   The photos from the Saturday camp are now edited and posted in the gallery linked below for you to view and of course to purchase prints from.....

RobDeerBaseball-Havana-6-7-2014

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   Legendary MLB slugging star, Rob Deer was a welcomed guest in Havana for the last few days conducting his amazing Baseball Camp. Former Havana resident, Michael Keith and Rob were able to bring the Professional Major League Baseball experience and hands on training to town for regional players from entry levels up to the high school level. Rob was the Chicago Cubs Hitting Instructor last season, and is now back doing what he loves, working with kids and providing them with solid help, information, and encouragement not only for their sports interests but also applying this knowledge to life's challenges, something he does extremely well. It was a great two days shooting this very interesting Instructional Camp and I have the photos from Friday's session all edited and uploaded to the gallery where you can view the images or purchase them if you like for that great scrapbook...Saturday's session photos will be finished and posted just as soon as possible....

Rob Deer Baseball Camp-Havana 6-6-2014

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  The Lady Ducks opened their Summer League play on Wednesday evening in their home gym by hosting the Farmington Lady Farmers and a Peoria All Star team...I took the long trek across the street to grab some photos, the gallery is linked below for you to view or better yet get those 2015 scrapbooks started....

Lady Ducks Open 2015 Summer Season

 

 

 

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2015 Season Sports Coverage

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2013 Season Sports Coverage

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