Belen Jesuit Water Polo 2014

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I have been looking forward to another year of water polo for, well - for a year. Finally, it’s here .( click on the photo to be taken to the 2013 page ) Last year I wore myself to a nub by trying to do too many things for too many players, parents and coaches that I have met since moving to Florida. This year it’s very different. I will still try to be nice - but, I shoot Belen. If I miss a game it’s because of another Belen sport I want to give images to. Also, I’m having a great time with a great bunch of young people,…….

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Opening game against Coral Gables - what a way to start a season!  Sadly, I had a few days of planned R&R - but will post the images when I return - I’ll see you at Ransom on Tuesday.

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belen varsity vs r.e. 2-25-14-204

Excellent facilities at Ransom Everglades - it’s even easy to shoot there at night - the lights are quite good. Still, I’m eager to shoot the game on Monday against Columbus. The results of the R.E. game are ready and to the right. I hope you enjoy them, there are a lot of new players and Please forgive me if I forget names - I will get it right.

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belen varsity vs columbus 3-3-14-125

Certainly not the result we all wanted. But, in my opinion, a minor disturbance on the way to States - time to think about the tournament in Orlando. I’m coming and I’m eager to shoot and watch you play. Practice hard…….


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I enjoyed the Wild Cat Tournament immensely. But, I can’t say I understand the results  - no one seems to win - anything .  Still, I saw a lot of good water polo and since you won every game i was able to drive home with a smile all the way. I then shot a double header baseball game on Sunday and collapsed! 

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I think the word tournament is starting to mean just a bunch of games. On reflection, I like the idea. We go and know the schedule and the number of games, know when its over and who cares about a trophy - keeping eyes on states is all that is important. While I’ll miss Gulliver - well, not Gulliver per se - just not seeing you play. But, it is the right decision and gets you rested for districts which are coming all too soon. The year just seems to fly….

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belen vs southwest 3-20-14-191

Great game, I love the games at Belen. Yes, I know it’s tight, the pool is shallow, etc. But the fans are the home crowd, the school drops in - we don’t get this other places. It just has a warm and comforting feeling. Rest up, I’m looking forward to Ransom. 

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Ransom was exhausting. For you and for me. On my side, I shot six water polo games - but the same  weekend  did three baseball games and one Lacross. I’m working on everything - the links will be to the right.

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Right back at beautiful Ransom Everglades for the district 15 playoff games - a resounding victory on 4/16/14 - Belen was first seed and played Coral Gables to advance to the winner of the Ransom / Columbus game. Ransom won in a nail biter last minute ( literally ) 1 up victory.  I have included a link to that game for a complete picture.

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belen vs krop play in game 4-22-14-1

Regions begin - 9 to 4 win over Krop - their parents remembered me from a game i shot at Nova more than a year ago.  Nice of them and they were complimentary so there are a few shots of their boys to reward nice parents.  I can’t wait for the games on Friday. THANKS SO MUCH FOR LETTING ME  BE A SMALL PART OF THIS WONDERFUL SEASON.

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