Through Their Eyes – Chandler Carr – Volume Two

30 04 2009

Chandler Carr, quarterback for Bolles High School (Jacksonville, Florida), takes time in his second-entry to catch us up on his experience at a Nike skills camp held this past week at Florida State University.


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After a tiring 17 hour day traveling to the Athens, Ga., Elite 11 on Friday, it was time to head to Tallahassee in order to attend the Nike Training Camp  at Florida State University on Sunday.

I was really looking forward to the camp because it was much closer to Jacksonville, (only a 2 ½ hour ride) and I was going with two friends, quarterbacks Trenton Parete from Bishop Kenny High School, and Kevin Payment, from Creekside High School.

The first thing we did when we got to FSU was to check in inside the Moore Athletic Center. You couldn’t miss the two National Championship trophies behind the front desk. They took us back in an area near the weight room and measured and weighed us. I tipped the scales at 201, which is good as I have been working really hard to get my playing weight above 200 for my upcoming senior year. We also got a chance to pass through the football weight and locker rooms and they were really nice.

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Through Their Eyes – Chandler Carr – Volume One

30 04 2009

chan-at-elite-11-athens-005In the initial entry from Bolles High School (Jacksonville, Florida) quarterback, Chandler Carr, we read his insights on attending his second Elite 11 Regional Quarterback Camp, this time at the University of Georgia.

This was my second Elite 11.  As I had attended one in Orlando earlier this year, so this time I knew what to expect.

I’ve been to the University of Florida campus and Vanderbilt, so it was kind of cool to see another one of the big time SEC schools.  Some of the Georgia players were finishing their workouts and I was hoping to see Shaun Chappas, who is the starting fullback at Georgia.  He is from my high school, Bolles, and I was in 8th grade when he graduated from Bolles.  Unfortunately he was in New York attending the NFL draft with Matt Stafford, who is a good friend of his, so I didn’t get a chance to see him.

Some of the things that I like and don’t like about camps like this and combines, as well as some of my thoughts:

  • It’s kind of funny how some kids spend time talking about how good their high school teams are and like to run smack about what their team would do to your team.  I’m not really into that, but if they keep on, I just ask them how many state championships they’ve won and that usually shuts them up.




Through Their Eyes: Dylan Richter – Volume One

27 04 2009

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What’s up everyone!

This is Dylan Richter from Chicago, Illinois-northwest suburbs to be exact- at approximately 1:36 AM Monday morning after an intense video game session. We are very serious Halo 3 gamers here at Wash U so if anyone wants to play that’s a shout out-get at us! (I’m kidding we’re all really bad, but we mess around and have a good time). So I’m finishing up my first year here at Washington University-IN ST. LOUIS, and it’s been a blast. Classes are tough, I’m not going to lie, but this semester is going pretty well-all I have to do is study for finals for about a week and half now and I’ll be all done-we’ll see how that goes.

Now onto the good stuff-the first year as a Wash U Bear on the basketball team was definitely a success. We won the University Athletic Association conference and ended up winning the Division III national championship for the 2nd year in a row in Salem, Virginia. It was a pretty crazy experience. We knew coming into the season we would have a target on our back and have to play teams at their best which is exactly what happened. We only finished with 2 losses but we played a lot of good teams this year. I had a great time with the guys on the team and there’s tons of stories I could tell ya but I’m going to wait until next year, so you’ll have to keep coming back to read them to see what happens!

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South Florida – Baseball – 2009 – Bulls v. Mountaineers – Game Two

27 04 2009

A PRISM contribution; written by Jason Roberts

All photos original work by and property of Jason Roberts

Additional images are available by contacting jason@prismfreelantz.org

Reprinted from publication on the University of South Florida’s GoUSFBulls.com website, 4/27/09

Special thanks goes to Amy Woodruff, Assistant Director of Communications for allowing PRISM/freelantz access to this wonderful event . . .


dsc_0546On one of the nicest nights that Southwest Florida has seen to this point in the month of April, the University of South Florida Bulls came one step closer to doing something which no other baseball team in the Big East Conference had done prior to this weekend — handing the West Virginia Mountaineers their first conference series sweep this season.

In a game that saw plenty of action by USF hitters, the Bulls routed the Mountaineers 11-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the weekend’s three-game stretch for a team which heading into the matchup Saturday remained  undefeated in conference play on its home diamond at Red McEwen Field.

Representatives from the schools’ women’s basketball squad threw out the ceremonial first pitch and a  steady breeze sent Big East team flags flapping in a loud symphony  just after 7:00 pm, as a crowd of nearly 1500 filled the stands and perimeter of the field to see starting pitcher Derrick Stultz take the mound against a West Virginia squad that a day earlier had been defeated by a score of 8-3.  The Mountaineers found early success in the first inning, with WVU left fielder Justin Parks leading off with a single through the left side which eventually landed him the game’s first run off a fly ball to right field by short stop, Jedd Gyorko.  Stultz allowed only one additional hit in the opening inning, and gave up just four more hits and one run through 131 pitches before being replaced after eight innings by closer, Andrew Salgueiro.  Stulz now moves to 5-1 on the season.

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South Florida – Baseball – 2009 – Bulls v. Mountaineers – Photo Journal

27 04 2009

A PRISM contribution; written by Jason Roberts

All photos original work by and property of Jason Roberts

Additional images are available by contacting jason@prismfreelantz.org

The following is a sample of the photographic work done at the 2009 South Florida v. West Virginia baseball game on Saturday, April 25th.

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af2 Oklahoma City vs. Amarillo – April 25, 2009

27 04 2009

A freelantz contribution; written by Jessica Lantz

In Week 5 of the af2 season, most games were high flying affairs-as usual. One of the exceptions to this general trend, however, was the fairly low-scoring contest Saturday night between the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz and the Amarillo Dusters.

j100_1253The game saw a defensive stop in the red zone by the visiting Dusters on the Yard Dawgz’ first possession of the game, which was then followed by an Amarillo touchdown. The scoring drive was then followed up by Oklahoma City, with a touchdown reception hauled in by their veteran go-to receiver Al Hunt to knot the score at 7 after the first quarter of play.

The tie did not last long, though, as immediately after the second quarter commenced, the Yard Dawgz struck again – this time, with a touchdown pass from Robert Kent hauled in by the recently re-acquired Danny Howard.

After playing some solid defense, Oklahoma City once again took possession of the ball and spread out their scoring to yet another pass-catcher, Agim Shabaj, making the margin 21-7 early in the quarter.

A 34-yard big passing play was made when the Dusters’ Collin Drafts connected with Craig Fulton, Jr. After a missed extra point, the lead was cut to eight, but wouldn’t stay that way for long. Oklahoma City then marched down the field and after a quarterback sneak by Kent, the scoreboard read 27-13 in favor of the home team. With not much time remaining in the half, the Yard Dawgz then successfully executed an onside kick to regain control of the ball with just 1:11 left.

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af2 Oklahoma City vs. Amarillo – Photo Journal

27 04 2009

A freelantz submission; All photographs property of PRISM/freelantz
Photos may not be used without permission

The following is a sampling of photographs taken as the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz hosted the Amarillo Dusters on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

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