It appears I am once again guilty of letting the blog updates slide to the rear of my list of things to do. I could give excuses, but what good would that do any of us. I think we can move on from this.Nov. 21, 2010 - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Mad Ants forward Darnell Lazare, left, ducks under Sioux Falls' Anthony Mason for a reverse layup in the second half of the Mad Ants' 99-97 comeback win over the Skyforce on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. Photo by Chad Ryan.
So, I have been ridiculously busy shooting, writing and pursuing my outdoor adventures in the last three months. The shooting part has been OK. I’m working myself out of a little funk right now in that department. The new hip has been a little slow to get back to full speed, and when I’m shooting the same things over and over, I’ll admit it gets a little tough to see things in a new way. But I’m starting to get back to where I want to be. Nov. 21, 2010 - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Madame Ants dancer Samantha cheers during the fourth quarter of the Mad Ants' season-opening game against the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. Photo by Chad Ryan.
The writing is, well, writing. That’s all I have to say about that.Oct. 28, 2010 - Churubusco and Fort Wayne, Ind. - Churubusco's Kyle Monk, left, and Canterbury's Becky Pedro and two area basketball players to watch this season. Photos by Chad Ryan.
The outdoor adventures have been great. I’ve been hunting a very nice whitetail buck and have been close to taking him. I did miss a shot during the archery season, which is definitely not normal for me. Then I let him slide at 40 yards during the opening day of the firearms season because I had my 14-year old son with me. I wanted my son to get a shot at the big boy, but he couldn’t get in position so we let him go. The next time there’s a close encounter, it will be the last.
In any case, I’ve posted a few pics that I think are OK from the last three months. Take care an Happy Holidays to everyone. Sep. 4, 2010 - South Bend, Ind. - First-year Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly leads the Fighting Irish to the field before the start of the Saturday's game against Purdue. Kelly and the Irish opened their 2010 season with a 23-12 win over the Boilermakers at Notre Dame. Photo by Chad Ryan.Sep. 4, 2010 - South Bend, Ind. - Notre Dame's Michael Floyd leaps over Purdue corner back Ricardo Allen to make a catch inside the Purdue 20-yard line in the third quarter of Notre Dame's 23-12 win on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. Photo by Chad Ryan.Aug. 27, 2010 - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Carroll running back Corey Nelson, left, and Marion linebacker Justin Little dive for Nelson's fumble inside the Chargers' 10-yard line in the first quarter of Friday's game at Carroll. Little recovered the fumble and set up a Marion touchdown. Photo by Chad Ryan.Sep. 13, 2010 - Bluffton, Ind. - Former North Side football coach Casey Kolkman, center, now coaches at Bluffton and has led the Tigers to their best season start at 3-1 in a number of years. Photo Illustration by Chad Ryan. Sep. 19, 2010 - Indianapolis, Ind. - Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) grabs the arm of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) causing a fumble during the Colts' 38-14 victory at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Photo by Chad Ryan.Nov. 2, 2010 - Orland, Ind. - Firefighters battle a blaze caused by an explosion in a home just east of Orland, Ind., on Tuesday, November 2. Photo by Chad Ryan.Oct. 13, 2010 - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Canterbury midfielder Adam Antalis, right, heads teh ball away from Snider's Tyler VanCamp during the first half of their Carroll Regional ofirst-round game on Wednesday at Carroll. Photo by Chad Ryan.Oct. 13, 2010 - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Snider's players mob replacement goal keeper Seth Tutton, center, No. 15, after the Panthers beat Canterbury 3-2 in penalty kicks in the first round of the Carroll Regional on Wednesday. Tutton made a big save on the Cavaliers' first shot in the penalty-kick round after replacing Jeremiah Hill, left, after the second overtime period. Photo by Chad Ryan.