Purchase Sports Photos

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Many people have asked – here is the gallery from which you can purchase any sports photos you see featured on this blog as well as photos that didn’t make the blog.  The prices aren’t as high as my photography business photos because I do this as a service to the community and for FUN!  The photos are organized by Year and Sport/Grade.  Let me know if you have any questions!

https://jeannicolephotography.smugmug.com/Sports

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West Branch Gets Revenge at WBNDD Home Opener

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It was a rough night under the lights for the Falcons.  The final score for the home opener ended up being 6-30.

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The Falcons student section show up for their home team.

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Junior Darius Whaley (5) on the carry while Junior Reece Richards (42) goes for the block.

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Junior QB Drake Day (3) hands the ball off to Senior Brian Brem (44).

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Senior Brian Brem (44) looking for the hole to head up field after dodging a tackle.

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Senior Brian Brem (44) sacks West Branch QB.

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Freshman Jayda Wiseman during the marching band half-time show.

Fresh/Soph Falcons Clipped by West Branch in Home Opener

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The Fresh/Soph team fought a good fight but came up short with a score of 6-14. 

Sophomore Christian Herod (99) and Freshman Kendall Baker (80) block for Freshman ball carrier Klayton Kleinkopf (23).

Freshman QB Anthony Hoffman scrambles for yards.

Freshman Klayton Kleinkopf (23) wraps up on the tackle.

Freshman Cheerleader Lili Zang “….and we do as we please…”

Freshman Kaden Murphy (20) celebrates with his team mate after he catches a West Branch pass and gets the interception!

Freshman Grifen Molle (19) cuts through midfield on the carry.

WBNDD Varsity Bested by Mepo 12-19 in First Season Game

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Senior Slater Gifford (10) with the kick-off

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Senior Landon “Moose” Greer (74) snags an interception while Junior Tanner Snodgrass (26) looks up hopefully!!

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Senior RB Brian Brem (44) with the ball carry.

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Senior Landon “Moose” Greer (74) looks to protect his QB during the snap.

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Junior QB Drake Day (3) looks for his receiver.

WBNDD Fresh/Soph Bested by Mepo in First Season Game

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As a WBNDD fan, I won’t mention the score – but here are some shots from the evening’s game.

The Fresh/Soph team plays Friday 9/1 at Bill Nelson Field against West Branch.

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Freshman Tyas Kreiss (81) and Austin Cox (66) try to break through the Mepo OL.

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Sophomore Liz Oetken

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Freshman Kendell Baker (80) on the carry.

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Freshman Olivia Godar

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Freshman Cheerleaders (left to right) Shelby Ryan, Jada Carlson, Olivia Godar, Grace Kohlof, Jordan Roberts

WB Varsity Wins Home Opener vs WMU

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Freshman Alyssa Dameron (10) with the pass and Coach Shipp watches.

Celebration after the score (left to right) Alyssa Dameron (10), Bailey Jennings (8), Kadence Johnson (7), Michenna Hunt (24), Sydney Marlow (20), Kinnady Atwater (3)

Junior Michenna Hunt (24) with the tip.

Junior Iliyah Moore (23) scores at the net.

Falcons Football & Volleyball Scrimmage Night

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Fans & Parents met the Fall 2017 Falcon Football Players, Volleyball Players, Coaches and Cheerleaders this evening at Bill Nelson Field.

Davenport North came to practice and scrimmage, too.

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Varsity Volleyball Coach Shipp leads her team out for introductions.

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Freshman Cheerleader, Abigail Schonrock, greets the crowd.

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Sophomore Quintin Williams (#7 – WR/CB) makes a catch during warm up.

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Juniors Ian Brem (#54), Drake Fox (#73), and Senior Landon Greer (#74) creating a wall for the punt.

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Freshman Anthony Hoffman (#18) causes a fumble on the tackle.

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Senior Jacob Fritz (#53) congratulates Junior Austin Mixer (#32) after a touchdown.

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Coach Jay Eilers regroups with the team.

Falcons Varsity Football plays their first game next Friday at Mediapolis High School and the Falcons Football Home Opener is Friday, September 1st at 7:30pm vs. West Branch.

Falcons Varsity Volleyball plays their first game on Monday at Waco High School and the Falcons Volleyball Home Opener is Thursday, August 24th vs. Winfield-Mt. Union.

Open Letter to My {Son}shine

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Son, right now, the love you know best is mine. I can be the most forgiving, soft hearted, and silly person at times however I am also your disciplinarian and you leave me no choice to rule with an iron fist for your own good. I have my reasons – honestly, I do.

Some day, you are going to be ready to date. Lord, help us all.  No, seriously – you’re going to meet your fair share of people. They will come in to your life at different times for different reasons. You can’t marry them all, son. Keep your chin up and your chest out through the fun and through the hard knocks because at some point, you won’t be ready, but you’ll fall in love. I can only imagine what an extraordinary woman it will take to make you feel helpless. After all, that’s what love is. This helpless feeling that comes over you and makes you more aware of another person than you are of yourself. The way you feel about me right now – the way you feel as if you couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to hurt me, your mom? You’ll feel that a million times over when this woman crash slams into your life. Nothing will ever be the same after she so dares to take hold of your soul in such a way that you just won’t be able to figure out how you ever lived without her.

Do me a favor son, stop for a moment in time when this blessing comes upon you and remember all the heartache and grief I gave you growing up. You’ll know it’s your time to be that man I have worked so hard to help you see in the mirror. You’re half way there already, now. The rest, I fear, is up to you. This woman will be everything you ever dreamed of – you may even so much as desire to share the rest of your life with her. This kind of love doesn’t come around more than once – for those that experience it twice are extraordinarily blessed. You’ll need to be strong as I know any woman who will be worthy of capturing your heart will be strong, too. Understand that in order to be the complimentary half in a successful relationship – you will never be equals in all things, she will be good at things you are not – admire her for this as she will admire you the same for being good at things she is not. Whomever said a woman and a man have to be equal will never understand that we are made to compliment each other’s strengths and weaknesses. A strong woman needs a stronger man than she in order to be a virtuous woman. A virtuous woman will be submissive only if you do not expect her to do my job – my job was to raise you to be more than that – she should never have to rule you with an iron fist, nor you her. Do not cheat, do not lie, do not think for one moment what you do in the dark will not come to the light. A good man is honest and true – and even if you are not, chin up and chest out so you’ll mean it when you fall to your knees in front of your virtuous woman to ask for her forgiveness.

Virtous Woman – Proverbs 31
10An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.
11The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.
12She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.

I will tell you a secret about a strong, virtuous woman – as long as you are filling your own shoes as the man in the relationship, (your role being the protector, the provider, the lover who is willing to strike down anyone or anything that threatens yours putting her above all else except God) then a strong, virtuous woman will gladly step next to and sometimes even behind you basking in her faith in you. Here is when it gets rough – when you are not filling this role, a strong woman will step right up and be all those things for you and your family.  Remember though son, she’s not your Momma – she’s your woman; let me make this very clear to you – when you’re leaving a void in your lives it will be second nature to her to be all things you’re not which will threaten your ego.  This is a choice YOU will be making for y’all – not her. You’ve been raised by a strong woman – when you leave me to start your life, I expect you to keep your feet firmly planted in those shoes of yours so my daughter never has to, unless it’s to compliment you briefly when you are in need.

The moral of this story – I love you forever, son, and whomever you choose will love you forever too so long as you never force her to fill your or my shoes for too very long.

Love,
Mom