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2016 PV Spring Sports Buddy Pics – {Kelly Summers Photography, Andover, Ohio}

2016 PV Spring Sports Buddy Pics – {Kelly Summers Photography, Andover, Ohio}

Sneak peek of 2016 Spring Sports Buddy pics for PVHS Track and Field, Baseball and Softball.  All participants will receive a copy of the sports program with all the photos.  You can view all the photos on my Smug Mug Page:

2016 PV Spring Sports Buddy Pics

 

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Children’s Spring Mini Sessions – Jefferson, Ohio

Children’s Spring Mini Sessions – Jefferson, Ohio

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I will be offering Spring Mini Sessions here at Kelly Summers Photography 2 days in March.  Friday and Saturday, 18th and 19th.  Each session will be $50 and includes a complimentary 5×7.  You will get a CD of all your images once you purchase one of my print packages.  Print packages for the mini sessions range in price from $10 to $50.  Just in time for Easter!  Call or email to schedule your session today.

Kelly Summers Photography – Pymatuning Valley High School boy’s basketball beats rival Grand Valley in Andover

Kelly Summers Photography – Pymatuning Valley High School boy’s basketball beats rival Grand Valley in Andover

Lakers Claim Battle of the Valleys

Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 12:30 am

ANDOVER — What a difference a month and a half makes for the Pymatuning Valley Lakers.

On Dec. 18, the Lakers lost by 16 points to rival Grand Valley on the road. When the Mustangs traveled to Andover for the rematch of the Battle of the Valleys on Friday, that result looked like a dip in the road for PV.

The Lakers took the lead at the 6:19 mark in the third quarter and never trailed again en route to 56-52 win at PV High School.  As to what had changed between the two games against the rivals, PV junior forward Morgan Babic said the Lakers have gotten into the swing of things on the court.

“We played them early in the year, so we were getting right back into basketball — we were a little off,” Babic said of the Lakers’ first game against the Mustangs. “We’ve played through the season now, we got more experience and we came back much better than the first time.”

While getting one back on their rival motivated the Lakers, the game had the added emphasis of deciding who was to be on top of the Northeastern Athletic Conference, Stars Division standings. The win put the Lakers (8-6, 7-3 NAC Stars) tied with the Mustangs (9-7, 8-3) on losses heading into the final weeks of the season.

To sit atop the NAC Star Division standings didn’t seem all that likely when the Lakers began the season 1-4 with that loss at GV. Still, PV coach Ryan Shontz said the Lakers understood the importance of the result.

“It’s pretty fantastic,” Shontz said. “We still have a lot of work to do. We just knew losing one at their place, we needed to get one here. The whole season was kind of make-or-break on (Friday night). So, we’re back to where we want to be — we’re tied toward the top (of the NAC), and we’ve got a chance to control our own destiny and win the conference.”

PV used the inside presence of Babic in the second quarter to take a three-point lead into halftime, as the junior forward dropped eight in the period. He also added another six points in the opening two minutes of the fourth quarter to help the Lakers stretch the lead out to 16 points with 6:01 remaining in the game.

Babic finished the game with a double-double, dropping a game-high 22 points and snatching 13 rebounds.

“It’s always been a plan to get him the ball, but sometimes, he doesn’t realize how good he is and he’ll hide on the weak side,” Shontz said of Babic. “I think he knows if we’re going to be good, he’s got to have the ball in his hands, and he’s really becoming assertive in the post.”

That 16-point lead didn’t exactly put the game out of reach, however, as the Mustangs came roaring back to make things interesting late.

Trailing 53-40 with less than four minutes remaining in the game, GV went on a 10-0 run to make it a one-possession game with 1:07 remaining. The Mustangs forced a couple of PV turnovers (the Lakers committed 22 in the game) and turned them into layups on the other end. Noah Glavickas (19 points) also drained a 3-pointer with 2:42 remaining — a rarity for the Mustangs.

Shontz admitted the GV comeback had him concerned on the sideline.

“We got a little amped up when we pushed it out to (16), but I have a long memory,” Shontz said. “Grand Valley’s been on this court, we’ve been up 30 and they’ve been back and took it to us. So, there’s no lead big enough for those guys playing defense like the way they were.”

Following a pair of Glavickas free throws to make it 53-50, the Lakers broke the GV press and had Isaac Orahood receive a pass from Joey Hunt to make it a two-possession game again.

From that point, the Mustangs’ issues from the field showed themselves again, as they couldn’t connect on a single field goal in the final minute of the game. GV finished with a 26.6-shooting percentage (17-of-64).

Turk explained that his players were getting good looks, especially from beyond the arc, but his players weren’t making them. That changed a bit during the 10-0 run that got the Mustangs back into the game, though.

“We had to take a couple of our extra big guys out and went small lineup, tried to put a little extra full-court (pressure) on them — tried to man up and were able to get some steals,” Turk said. “We converted them into layups, and we actually did in that stretch hit a 3.”

Although GV lost the outright lead atop the NAC Stars Division, Turk said the season isn’t over yet, and the Mustangs still could get at least a share of the title if they win the rest of their conference games.

“We keep winning, things will work out, I think, and that’s what I told the guys, ‘Keep your heads up. We’ve got a tough week next week,’” Turk said. “It doesn’t get any easier — there’s no easy games coming up, that’s for sure.”

The final score of the Rivalry Game.

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Sending good vibes to Jared as he shoots his foul shots.

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#LakerNation

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PV 4th Graders singing the National Anthem and the PV Alma Mater before the Varstiy Game.

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To view more photos from tonight’s game, check out my Smug Mug gallery page: https://kellysummersphotography.smugmug.com/Sports/Boys-Basketball/20152016-PV-Boys-Basketball/PV-Varsity-vs-GV-1-29-16/

Kelly Summers Photography – Ashtabula County, Ohio Fair Entries

Kelly Summers Photography – Ashtabula County, Ohio Fair Entries

Every year I try to submit a handful of photos to my local county fair.  They can vary from landscapes, people, fair scenes, color or black and white.  This year I submitted photos from 4th of July over Roaming Shores Lake, some adorable little girls I photographed in a covered bridge and another little girl who discovered her love for horses at a local farm. This was the most successful year I’ve had when it comes to winning ribbons.  Almost all of the photos either got 1st or 2nd place.  I don’t really do it to earn ribbons, I just want to share my view of the beauty around me in our awesome county.

I can’t wait to see what photos I capture for 2016!

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4th of July Fireworks over Roaming Shores

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Two little sisters walking through the South Denmark Road covered bridge.  Black and White and Color versions.

 

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This was the photo that won Best Overall Color photo at the 2015 Ashtabula County Fair.  I got a Grand Prize Purple Ribbon for this one.

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This photo was taken during a session for her 4 year pictures.  This little girl also takes riding lessons here at Village Hill Stables in Andover, Ohio.  Although

she wasn’t in the mood for photos…she was in the mood to visit the horses!  Capturing kids in their natural state…

 

Hunter M. Pymatuning Valley High School – Kelly Summers Photography, Jefferson, Ohio

Hunter M. Pymatuning Valley High School – Kelly Summers Photography, Jefferson, Ohio

Hunter’s Senior Session was held at Indian Trails Park in Ashtabula, Ohio.  Such an awesome location for all sorts of backgrounds from the Ashtabula River, Smolen Covered Bridge and the beautiful fall foliage along the river bend.  Such a beauty in Hunter…she’s a natural.

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Kelly Summers Photography – Sports Action Galleries on Smug Mug

Kelly Summers Photography – Sports Action Galleries on Smug Mug

Check out my Smug Mug sports action galleries to purchase digital downloads or prints.

Check out the link: https://kellysummersphotography.smugmug.com/Sports

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