Posts Tagged ‘cross country’

Just a reminder, you can find the latest athletic schedules available from Bandera ISD, Medina ISD, and Utopia ISD at each district’s respective web site.

Direct links to sports schedules are as follows:

Bandera ISD:

Medina ISD:

Utopia ISD:

Who’s ready for some Bulldogs football playoffs next week, and our upcoming fall sports?

14 Nov 2008

Bandera, Medina, Utopia athletic schedules online

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports

Just posted a fresh set of images from Wednesday’s Bandera Invitational Cross Country Meet, Oct. 22, 2008, featuring runners from Bandera, Medina, and Utopia, and Friday’s Medina Bobcats vs. Leakey Eagles varsity football game of Oct. 24, 2008.

You can view both albums on the Bulletin’s account.

(Please note: I do not handle any of the fulfillment for print orders placed through the Bulletin’s galleries, so I do not claim any responsibility for the quality of prints or service they provide. We use a completely different lab for printing here at Outlaw, and I cannot vouch for’s quality. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.)

Despite the threatening clouds of a cold front blowing in, the Bandera Cross Country Meet at the Bandera City Park was a great success and a lot of fun to photograph.

Being a photographer at a cross country meet is a pretty simple procedure: photograph runners getting ready to run, photograph the starting jump, photograph runners as they round the final bend, then catch them as they cross the finish line. The challenge comes in trying to catch all of the hometown runners (Bandera, Medina, and Utopia within my jurisdiction) in at least one photo each. Many of the teams wear similar jerseys, have the same school colors, and sometimes even the same school mascot. And despite the length of the course, they still go by fast, even on that final curve.

Photos will go online within a few days!

The park, often cited as one of Bandera’s hidden jewels, was a beautiful location for the meet. There was plenty of parking and great scenery for visitors and runners alike to enjoy.

Thanks to Bandera ISD’s eNewsletter, I was kept up to date on the times for each of the sets of runners, from 7th grade to varsity.

Bandera ISD, thanks to a great new media and tech team headed up by Communications Director Brad Domitrovich, has a community-leading digital presence in the lives of the parents, students, and educators it serves. This level of digital presence and connectivity is one which many local businesses and organizations would be well rewarded for imitating. As I have long preached to my marketing clients, there is no medium for reaching customers with a better return on investment than the web.

Through and my involvement with the Bandera Business Association, look to see more of me talking business development around Bandera County!

For now, I’m going to finish up this post (written and published entirely from Dairy Queen via my iPhone!) and head to Leakey for the Medina Bobcats varsity football game! See you guys there!

Looks like I may end up shooting Bandera Lady Bulldog volleyball today instead of tomorrow!

Because of dear Hurricane Ike, the varsity game has been moved to today, Thursday, at 5:30 p.m.

The Pearsall Cross Country meet has also been canceled.

Medina ISD reports that the Saturday volleyball game has been canceled, but football is on, and cross country is pending. Keep an eye on their bad weather page for updates. You’ll find me at the Medina football game tomorrow night if it is not canceled.

Utopia ISD reports the Saturday volleyball games have been moved from 11 a.m. and noon to 2 and 3 p.m. I did not find a bad weather page on the Utopia ISD web site, so if you have any questions about Ike affecting your school, call 830-966-3339. I will be indulging in some Utopia Lady Buff volleyball next week!

Pay a visit to the Bandera ISD web site for the latest Bad Weather Updates.

11 Sep 2008

Hurricane Ike wreaks havoc on Bandera County sports

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Sports