July 2017 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Play Ball!
Heads up! Photos show readers clearly had a ball

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    Michael Wade, HILCO EC: Teamwork is what it’s all about.
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    Elaine Venters, Pedernales EC: “My corgi, Dylan, will chase a ball anywhere. His favorite thing is dock diving into the stock tank.”
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    Lory Von Staden, Heart of Texas EC: The Lorena Dirtbags show off their runner-up rings after a long tournament.
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    Cheryl Hooper, Nueces EC: “South Texas baseball—dry and hot as this pitch.”
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    Marvin Ann Patterson: “The little guys were totally into their game.”
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    Web Extra: Linda O’Brien, Bluebonnet EC: “The most amazing sunset while enjoying Aggie baseball at Blue Bell Park in College Station.”
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    Web Extra: Wendy Griffin, Farmers EC: “Taking careful aim of the net”
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    Web Extra: Denise Lujan, Grayson-Collin EC: “I caught this priceless photo last spring of my daughter on second base. The second baseman tries to use a stare-down tactic to intimidate her, but she just returned the favor.”
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    Web Extra: Joven Cavas, CoServ: T-ball games require cool uniforms—and cool shoes.
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    Web Extra: Deena Oungst, Magic Valley EC: Golf can bring out snakes in the grass.
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    Web Extra: Samantha Mobley, Houston County EC: “Kyran Bruner keeps a close eye on the batter, ready to catch that ball.”
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    Web Extra: Michele Chancey, HILCO EC: “Our daughter plays soccer all the time. Chance loves to play along, although you have to chase him to get the soccer ball back.”
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    Web Extra: Troy Guillory, Farmers EC: “In the stifling Texas heat, my daughter never quits. The summer tournaments are the culmination of a year’s work. No matter the weather, playing the sport she’s loved her entire life is worth every ounce of sweat.”
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    Web Extra: Cheri Barr, Pedernales EC: “My granddaughter playing in a soccer tournament in Houston”
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    Web Extra: Sandy Wellbrock, Bluebonnet EC: Sandy and Kenny’s grandson, Caden, got to go out on the Cubs baseball field for Little League Night a few years ago while sitting on his Uncle Chase’s shoulders.

The weather is fine, and the smell of popcorn is in the air. No matter the game, Texans are great sports. And when it comes to capturing that perfect moment, these readers are ready for the big leagues.