4th grader Dawson Chandler of EBA makes it into 2nd base for the Southeast Restoration Group’s team as 4th grader Eric Paterson from Blakeney Elementary tries to tag him out. Paterson plays for the AgGeorgia Farm Credit team. Both teams are part of the Mite Boys Baseball league at Burke County Recreation Department. Find out more about Rec Department summer activities on their website: www.wbcrd.com
Category Archives: Sports
Lady Bears make history at state playoffs
The Lady Bears walked the line and made history along the way.
Burke County players compete in the Border Bowl
The Burke County Bears had three students compete in the 3rd Annual Border Bowl on Saturday at Lucy C. Laney Stadium in Augusta, GA.
Sports Writing 101
1. Never use the term ‘home-Run’ in your football game article. This was my wife’s observation after reading my first football story roughly 3 years ago. Fortunately, they decided I would be a better photographer, and let me do that instead.
I always read the stories after the article was published, and began noticing some patterns. This year I was asked if I’d like to try the articles again. I decided, why not? I have learned a little. Much comes from noticing things on the field, and then tying it together with the play by play stats the school gives me access to, as well as looking though hundreds of images… Oh, then there’s always my favorite coach Travis. He is always willing to answer a question, no matter how silly it is, and I appreciate that!
Considering a switch from Canon to Sony?
This past year, I learned about a new mirrorless system, that honestly is beginning to give the big camera companies (Nikon and Canon) a run for their money. Sony has made video cameras for years; but when they started getting into digital photography, it wouldn’t be long before they started making cameras that were highly video friendly; well, that was the plan. The one that interested me the most was probably the more affordable one, the Sony a6000. I purchased a used one (body only) from B&H Photo to try. It was only $420.
I became aware than Canon CPS would stop servicing the Canon 1D Mark III cameras in May 2016 and have been looking at a viable replacement solution. The 1D Mark IV has been an option, then the new 7D Mark II has caught my attention as well. Then I found out about Sony. The Sony a6000 has an impressive 11fps and has amazing autofocus system; but only if you use Sony glass – which is rather pricey in relationship to Canon glass.
Football Season Coverage begins
The Burke County Bears started the regular season with a scrimmage game against Butler High School of Augusta this past Friday. The Bears were the state Champions in 2011. Below, Stephen Dishmond, makes his way over the goal line for a touchdown.
Basketball in Burke County
Final Burke County Football game for 2014 season
The Burke county Bear’s final game was played in East Point at Woodward Academy. These are a few photos from the game. Continue reading
Softball Season comes to an end
Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
The Burke County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual golf tournament last Thursday at the Waynesboro Country Club. Members of the Liberty National team took home the top prize, flat screen televisions, after turning in the low score among 16 teams.