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Mar 232020
 

Extraordinary times, may well be an understatement. None of us have ever experienced anything quite as serious as this in our lifetimes. Please follow the instructions of your health departments and stay at home.

It looks as though we will not be shooting any sporting events for the foreseeable future. I’m sure we all share the disappointment of the cancellations. No soccer, baseball and now the Olympics have been postponed. I’m sure all this abundance of caution is warranted, but it makes for boring times.

I’m quarantined to the house for sometime to come. I have a compromised immune system (I suffer a form of bone marrow cancer). I’m surviving by working over images already in our libraries and trying to be a little more creative with them, than I normally would. Here’s a couple of images. Let us know what you think.

We’ll be adding the ability to order this treatment on images already posted in our galleries in the near future. Right now we’re experimenting on printing these on canvas.

 Posted by at 6:55 pm

A Statue for Jack

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Sep 012017
 

For those of you who haven’t heard, we’re collecting funds for a statue for Jack. We’re currently planning on building a life size statue to be placed in the entrance to the new fieldhouse. We’re looking to raise about $40K. Any funds that remain will be moved to Jack’s scholarship fund with the Liberty Foundation.

Donation Instructions:

Make your check out to

Blue Jay Nation
in the note at the lower left add “Jack’s Statue” so we know which account to put the check in.

Mail it to:

Tricia Middleton
200 Blue Jay Drive
Liberty, MO 64068

If you have any questions please email me at jeffreybillings@mac.com

 Posted by at 7:53 am

11 Days to go. We had to go back to a backup drive

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Apr 052017
 

Good thing I keep backups. We’re reposting this image, and updating remaining days left. We’re hoping for good weather and a great game. We’ll be there… so should you!

 Posted by at 3:02 pm

22 Days until the Home Opener! Be there!!!

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Mar 252017
 

Let’s help the ladies start off their season right and fill the stadium. The two time National Women’s Soccer League Champions, 2014 & 2015, start their season Sunday, April 16th, 5:00pm at Swope Soccer Village, 6310 Lewis Rd, Kansas City, MO 64132. Even better show up early for the tailgate at 4:00pm!

Don’t forget to stay after the game and get their autographs!

The KCSports.net Team!

 Posted by at 4:16 pm

Update on Jeff

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Dec 262016
 

The doctors have Jeff on a cancer suppression medication (Hydrea). His biggest issues are extreme tiredness and confusion. At best he’ll be able to get out one night a week to shoot. So while the medication is working, he’ll be on it another 90 days, at least. He wants to do more, but just doesn’t have the energy to do it. Thanks for the well wishes and understanding.

 Posted by at 7:34 pm

Schedule for week of 17 October

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Oct 162016
 

Jeff’s schedule: C5 D15 Volleyball
Monday 17 Oct to Wednesday 19 Oct, then I’m taking the rest of the week off!

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 Posted by at 11:44 am

Week of 21 August

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Aug 202016
 

Jeff’s Schedule
Monday 5:30 Men’s Soccer
Tuesday 7:15 Mens’s Soccer
Thursday 5:30 Women’s Volleyball
Friday 7:00 Football
Sunday 5:00 Women’s Soccer

Jeff will be unavailable from 8/29 until 9/2

Marty’s Schedule: (reflects the early state of the season, and my indecision about where I want to be!!)
Tuesday 8-23
430p Softball at Excelsior Springs
OR
430p Softball at Lawson

Wednesday, 8-24
530p JV/Var Volleyball at Excelsior Springs
OR
530p JV/Var Volleyball at Lawson, and Softball at 5pm, Varsity

Thursday, 8-25
530p – Liberty North Volleyball at NKC

Friday, 8-26
Either Liberty North Football at Jewell, v Raytown
or
Smithville Football at Home, v Winnetonka

See me when you see me.

 Posted by at 5:56 pm

An update on Jeff

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Jul 312016
 

The doctors have decided, in their infinite wisdom, to start me on a round of chemotherapy to get my blood chemistry under control While I’m coming to terms with taking the meds, I’m finding they are killing my energy/stamina. I will be on them for the entire month of August, and while I’ll try to cover everyone, there will be days where the mind is willing but the body is weak. I’m not planning on a disappearing anytime soon, but I will be scarce for a while.

 Posted by at 5:11 pm

It’s hard to believe we’re about to start our 10th year

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Jul 152016
 

What started out as practice to handle long lenses has morphed into a beast all it’s own.

I started shooting football games to get practice using my 500mm lens. It’s not something you just pick up and use. I was preparing for a photoshoot in Yellowstone NP the following February. So I thought shooting football would be a good idea. Never in my wildest imagination that I would be covering several different sports and shooting all school year.

It’s been more fun than I could have imagined and I’ve forged great friendships that I would never had made without my camera. It’s been an amazing ride and I’m ready for this school year to get started. It’s been a long summer waiting for something to do.

 Posted by at 6:25 pm

Changes in the wind (or website)

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Jul 022016
 

Our gallery software (Gallery 3) has been discontinued and we’re moving to alternate software (piwigo.org). So please bear with us while we make the transition. We don’t have all the pricing/basket options we had with the previous software, but we believe the new software is easier to navigate and has a more streamlined look. Please let us know what you think!  We’re using it at our professional sports website.  http://pro.kcsports.net

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We’ve already started out 2016-17 Sports Gallery. http://17.kcsports.net

 Posted by at 8:09 pm