My top schools/venues where I have filmed


I have had the pleasure of filming events at some incredible venues. According to my calculations, I have been to well over 100 different venues to film. All of these brought a unique aspect and challenge to them. As I wrap up my high school filming career soon, I decided to take a look back at some of the most memorable venues. Being at student at Elder, I am often spoiled at all the wonderful venues that Elder has to offer. I will take a look at all the venues I have been to on the road with Elder teams.


I have only been to one game at Turpin. Elder Basketball had a game there in January of 2020. Very cool venue how the court is built and placed within the arena. Overall a pretty basic area. One of the oddest things happened to me while I was there. I stirred up a conversation with there Athletic Director. During the game he told me to flip the camera on him so he could tell our Athletic Director to buy me the camera. I ended up purchasing my own camera in early 2021.

Pictured: (L to R) Adam Duwel ’21, Mr. Rogers, Trey Jansen ’22, Jack Langen ’20 and Phil Hoffman ’22

UC Baseball Stadium:

I have had the pleasure of being able to broadcast a couple Elder Baseball games up at the Baseball Stadium at the University of Cincinnati. Just a beautiful venue overall. On the times that we have broadcasted from there the staff have always been helpful and nice to us.

The results of the team haven’t been wins up there but still a very fun and interesting place to broadcast from. During the 2019 Elder Baseball season we broadcasted the Crosstown Showcase up in the press box on a cold spring afternoon.


My set up at Harrison

Living in Lawrenceburg, Harrison is a nice quick drive from my house. I have been fortunate to shoot a lot of basketball games there during the 2021 postseason. I was shooting most of the games for Chatterbox Sports. Harrison folks are some of the nicest people I have been fortunate enough to work with. When I was there, I had one of the staff members ask me if I needed a table, who doesn’t need a table! Next thing I know I was sitting at half court at the table. I have had some great interactions with the great people at Harrison High School.



During Elder Football’s 2019 State run, I was fortunate to tag along to document the action. We were at Mason for a couple of games so I was able to enjoy the best cheeseburger known to man, the Quatman Burger. Elder then played their semi-state game in Piqua, Ohio. Piqua is located north of Dayton in the middle of nowhere, even to my standards. When we pulled up to Piqua High School I was shocked at the character that the stadium had. The arches as you walked in and the unique press box. During halftime I found myself in the Piqua Football film room chatting it up with staff members, all were very nice and welcoming.


Canton was one of the coolest experiences I have had filming at Elder. From the drive up with the crowds at Elder lining the streets to cheer on the team that was sure the sight to capture. The facility was impressive to say the least. I was very excited to get a chance to film in my first NFL Stadium, (first of many hopefully). The result wasn’t what we wanted but the experience of going to the state was one I won’t forget anytime soon.  A side note about this picture to the left. In order to get as many people as we could on the sidelines for the game, Jack Langen ’20 and I had to suit up. Our stats didn’t appear in the scorebook that night but as I was heading out to the field from the tunnel, I could hear faint cheers from the stands, Go number #74!

Indy Cathedral: 

Indianapolis Cathedral doesn’t have a true home stadium, they play at a stadium a couple miles away from campus behind an old school turned into a police academy. The stadium has a lot of neat features including their press box and their concession stands. The most unique feature about the stadium is the grass field. If I said about 20 years ago that grass would be a unique feature that would be a lie, in today’s era of turf fields it is very rare to find a grass field. I am a huge fan of old school stadiums and grass fields. Shooting on grass was a cool memory that I will look back on.





Middletown holds a special place in my heart. During the 2018-2019 Elder Basketball Season it was announced that we would be playing in the King’s Classic against Cov Cath in Middletown’s arena. Jack and I went up there to capture some video of the game. If you have never been to a game at Middletown it is very unique with four jumbotrons and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. This was the first game EVER for me to do highlights of the game. They are terrible. The video truly shows just how far I have come with my video skills over the years. Take a look about the video I am talking about:


I have had the chance to film a couple of times at Anderson Stadium, which is a very nice place. The field sits lower than the stands in a way The Pit does as well. During the 2019 Elder Soccer season, their atheltic director asked me if I wanted some food, so I said sure. Over the years, I have learned that in the broadcasting world you will eat a lot of food so whenever someone offers you food, don’t turn it down! They had these really good hot dogs filled with cheese and bacon. I loved them. He said that Espy needs to bring these dogs to The Pit. I don’t disagree with that idea!



Lakota West: 

Channeling my inner Wilt Chamberlain

I have probably filmed the most away games at Lakota West. Elder Basketball usually has tournament games there and a regular season game every other year as well. I have been able to get used to Lakota West and the staff there have always been good to me. Over all my years of filming I was able to accomplish something at Lakota West during the 2019-2020 School year that I thought I would never be able to do. Elder Basketball had a playoff game at Lakota West and that night was my 100th game covered during my Junior year. Unfortunately not much longer after that game Covid-19 hit and I was only able to film roughly 110 events that year. To date this school year I have been able to film over 250 events and there is still a month left of school.


I have been lucky enough to have the chance to go all over the region and film at some of the best venues the area has to offer. I am truly thankful for all of the schools, ADs and staff who have helped me with getting into these venues with no trouble.