A weekend of Ohio University sports

This week I spent my Friday and Saturday photographing Ohio University varsity games.

On Friday I took photos at the Ohio University hockey team's season opener against John Carroll University at Bird Arena in Athens. John Carroll defeated Ohio University in overtime.

Ohio University forward sophomore Michael Harris scores the Bobcat's first goal of the 2013 - 2014 season against John Carroll goalie senior Justin Camuto on Friday at Bird Arena. 

Ohio University hockey players celebrate the first goal of the 2013 - 2014 season by forward sophomore Michael Harris. 

John Carroll goalie senior Justin Camuto defends against a shot made by Ohio University forward senior Brett Agnew while freshman Matthew McHugh dives to aid Camuto in blocking the shot. 

Liam Montgomery, 10, of Stockport, Ohio, high-fives Ohio University forward sophomore Michael Harris as the Bobcats take the ice for the second period of play.

John Carroll University goalie senior Justin Camuto and other players refresh and prepare for a final period of play.

John Carroll University freshman Alex Arendec mentally prepares for the final period of play against Ohio University. 

This Saturday I spent my afternoon photographing the Ohio University football team take on Austin Peay at Peden Field. For the first half of the game, a steady drizzle of rain was descending upon the game, but it cleared up into a beautiful Fall afternoon after half-time. The Bobcats shut out the Governors 38 - 0 for Ohio University's third straight win. 

Ohio University cornerback red shirt senior Travis Carrie stops Austin Peay running back senior Tim Phillips on a drive. 

Ohio University wide receiver red shirt senior Matt Waters celebrates his touchdown with tight end red shirt senior Troy Hill.

Ohio University quarterback red shirt sophomore Derrius Vick drives out of bounds as Austin Peay defensive back junior Montez Carlton grips Donte Foster's jersey and falls to the ground as he glares at Vick. 

Ohio University wide reciever red shirt junior Chase Cochran shakes Austin Peay players as he drives up field. 

Ohio University running back sophomore Daz'mond Patterson scores a touchdown near the end of the fourth quarter to make the score 38 - 0. 

Ohio University running back sophomore Daz'mond Patterson celebrates his touchdown late in the fourth quarter of play against Austin Peay. 

Ohio University defensive lineman freshman Cleon Aloese celebrates with his teammates after the Bobcats' 38 - 0 victory over Austin Peay.

Ohio University - Week 4

Near the start of this week I photographed a candlelight vigil in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day in light of a recent suicide on campus. Students came together at Scripps Amphitheater on campus to honor those who have passed on and offered words of encouragement for those coping with depression related issues. Members of the student organization Post-It! at Ohio University (a group that uses Post-It notes filled positive messages as a means of support) spoke out as well Dean of Students, Jenny Hall-Jones.

Eric Frazee and Alexa Joyce write messages of hope and commemoration on Post-It notes. Students posted the messages on a communal board at the candlelight vigil in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day.

Alexa Joyce of New Paris, Ohio, sheds a tear as she sticks a Post-It note to a board full of notes commerating lost loved ones as well as uplifting messages of hope during the candlelight vigil held at Scripps Ampitheatre on Tuesday evening. Joyce commerated her grandfather Alden Joyce and her brother, Lee Fitzwater.

Nick Lobosco and Ashlee Goetsch hold their candles together at the candlelight vigil held at Scripps Ampitheatre on Tuesday evening.

This Saturday I attended the 15th annual Ohio Pawpaw festival held at Lake Snowden, just outside of Athens. The event was filled with interesting people and activities. 

Chase Leibold (right) of Columbus, Ohio, spits out a pawpaw seed as he competes against Raleigh Ryan (left) of Akron, Ohio, and other participants during the Pawpaw Eating Contest at the Pawpaw Festival on Saturday. Participants were required to eat though pawpaw mush using only their mouths and suck clean the seeds. The first person to clean all the seeds to the judge's satisfaction was declared the winner. 

Raleigh Ryan of Akron, Ohio, licks his mouth and facial hair clean of pawpaw mush during the Pawpaw Eating Contest.

Lauren McCullough of Warsaw, N.Y., examines bottle cap earrings at one of the many craft vendors manned by local artists at the Pawpaw Festival on Saturday.

Brandi Ison of Nelsonville, Ohio, sorts through tie-dyed shirts at the Cool Diss vendor booth at the Pawpaw Festival on Saturday.

Gary Beasley of Sycamore, Ohio, poses for a portrait at the Pawpaw Festival held at Lake Snowden on Saturday.

Brother and sister Brice, 16, and Grace, 12, Simon of East Sparta, Ohio, participate in the Youth Pawpaw Gauntlet Contest at the Pawpaw Festival on Saturday. The gauntlet featured many different obstacles that had to be climbed on, jumped over, trudged through, swam under, and slid into. 

Emmett Tobius, 10, laughs as he pulls himself up out of the pool after sliding down a large slide during the Youth Pawpaw Gauntlet Contest at the Pawpaw Festival on Saturday.

Ohio University - Weeks 2 & 3

Athens High School quarterback Joey Burrow along with other players and coaches prep for their home game against Watkins Memorial on Friday.

These past two weeks have provided me with numerous different events to shoot, though many of them were sports related. It has been challenging juggling assignments for The Post and my photography class, but it has resulted in me getting out into the world and taking a lot of photos-which has been an absolute blast. This a mixed bag of what I've done these last two weeks while in school.

I photographed an Athens High School football home game this last Friday. Athens destroyed Watkins Memorial with a final score of 53 - 3.

 Members of the Athens High School marching band march on the track before the home game against Watkins Memorial on Friday. 

Athens High School wide reciever Adam Luehrman tackles Isaac Morrison of Watkins Memorial during Friday night's game in The Plains.

Bulldog wide reciever Heath Wiseman runs the ball upfield against a Watkins Memorial defense on Friday's game in The Plains. Athens defeated Watkins Meorial 53-3. 

Last week I explored Court St. in Athens in search of some unique images. These are some of the shots I came up with. 

Manager Dave Robinson of Elyria, Ohio, and Charles Buchanan of Athens, Ohio, work during Wednesday evening in an Ali Baba's vending trailor. 

Audone and Al Biknevicius of Albany, Ohio, hold each other under an umbrella during a downpour Monday as they dash towards the Athena Theatre on Court St. in Athens, Ohio. The couple came to the theatre to celebrate their 24th wedding anniversary by watching "Blue Jasmine". 

Last week I also photographed a portrait of new Ohio University volleyball player and graduate student Alexis Pinson. 

Middle blocker Alexis Pinson came to Ohio University after playing several seasons at Arizona State and earning all-PAC 12 honors. Pinson is a graduate student studying sports administration.

Just this last Sunday I also took photos at a Thompson Square concert held here at Ohio University's campus. I wasn't allowed to get up close and photograph the group, so I got a long lens and brought the action to me. 

Shawna and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square preform at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Auditorium on Sunday evening. 

Two weeks ago I also went to a women's soccer game to take pictures for The Post.

Ohio Forward Alexis Milesky kicks towards the goal while guarded by DePaul Goalkeeper Megan Pyrz during Friday's game at Chessa Field. Ohio fell to DePaul 3-1. 

Finally, last weekend I shot Ohio University's first home game and got my first taste of college football.

North Texas tight end Daniel Prior forces Ohio cornerback Travis Carrie to fumble the ball Saturday at Peden Stadium.

Ohio cornerback Travis Carrie drives up field Saturday at Peden Stadium.

Ohio Defensive Lineman Antwan Crutcher celebrates their 27-21 victory over North Texas after the game Saturday at Peden Stadium.