Tag Archives: Volleyball

Just beachy

At Volleyball.com there is a glossary that gives the terms used in volleyball. Almost everyone has heard of the word “spike”: “A hit or attack where the ball is contacted with force by a player on the offensive team who intends to terminate the ball on the opponent’s floor or off the opponent’s blocker.” And [...]

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Bring on da noise

“My friend has a baby. I’m recording all the noises he makes so later I can ask him what he meant.” – Stephen Wright Do you remember those posters that looked like seemingly white noise back in about the 1980’s or ‘90s. They looked static-y snow patterns seen on some channel-less TV sets but if [...]

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During a University of the Pacific women’s volleyball match against U.C. Davis at UOP’s Spanos Center recently, Pacific’s Samantha Misa dug down deep to return a hard spike by the Davis team. As the ball rebounded skyward from her hands, Misa’s momentum continued to carry her toward the floor. Her left leg was outstretched and [...]

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Who’s who?

Although I photograph a lot of sports, I don’t follow the teams that closely. Often I’ll shoot a game and not know who’s favored to win. Recently I shot a match of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I volleyball playoffs at Lincoln High and I knew exactly who would win even before the contest started – [...]

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Blue man group

(Camera: Nikon: D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 3200) During the University of the Pacific Women’s volleyball season finale against the U.C. Davis Aggies at UOP’s Spanos Center, the Pacific men’s volleyball team showed up to show support. Part of that backing entailed blue paint. UOP’s Natalia Tomaszewska spikes the ball [...]

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Shooter’s choice

The St. Mary’s/El Camino match, left and Ripon/ Christian Brothers match during the Sac-Joaquin Section Championship volleyball match against Christian Brothers held at the UC Davis Pavilion in Davis. (Camera: Nikon D300.Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/400th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 2500). Three area teams played in the Sac-Joaquin section volleyball championships at the [...]

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Alternate universes

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 55mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 1600) I remember the original Star Trek series where a transporter malfunction causes some of the crew of the Enterprise to exchange places with dopplegangers from an evil alternate universe. You know the one, where the bad Spock had a goatee [...]

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Sister two sister

“Sisters, sisters, There were never such devoted sisters, Never had to have a chaperone, No sir, I’m here to keep my eye on her…” Sisters, sisters – Irving Berlin (Left) Tokay’s Nicole Buzo spikes the ball past Edison’s Britney Pascual and Keilani Kitagawa and her sister Heather Buzo celebrates a point during a volleyball match [...]

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