Benjamin	Scannell celebrates from the sidelines on scoring after touch down pass during the inaugural Special Olympics DIAA Unified Flag Football Championship game, Newark Charter defeated McKean 35-28 Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016 at Delaware Stadium in Newark. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

RECAP: Weekend Assignments


Newark – On Saturday, December. 03, 2016,  I had four assignment. The Movement for a Culture of Peace had have a public forum, Action shots from DIAA Division I State Championship Srymna vs. Middletown, Action shots from the Special Olympics DIAA Unified Flag Football championship game, Newark Charter vs. McKean and finally a social scene at the hotel dupont. Here’s a few images from that night. (CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO)

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Members of the public listen to DHSS Secretary Rita Landgraf speaks during The Movement for a Culture of Peace progress report forum Sat. Dec. 03, 2016 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Wilmington. Photo By Saquan Stimpson


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Smyrna defensive back Jacob Soroko (21) forces a fumble during the DIAA division one Football Championship game between Top-seeded Middletown (11-0) and second-seeded Smyrna (11-0) Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016 at Delaware Stadium in Newark. Photo By Saquan Stimpson


Newark Charter defeats McKean 35-28

Eric Anderson (16) celebrates after scoring on touchdown pass during the inaugural Special Olympics DIAA Unified Flag Football Championship game, Newark Charter defeated McKean 35-28 Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016 at Delaware Stadium in Newark. Photo By Saquan Stimpson


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United States Representative, DE (elect) Lisa Blunt Rochester, Wilmington Mayoral (elect) Mike Purzycki and Ted Blunt pose for a photo during The Grand 2016 gala Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016 at Hotel duPont in Wilmington. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Tower Hill Goal Keeper Bo Henderson (0) poses for a photo Thursday, Dec. 01, 2016, at Tower Hill in Wilmington.

Athlete of the Week: Bo Anderson


Last week Thursday “12/01/16” I was assign to photograph Athlete of the Week for The News Journal in Wilmington Delaware. Normally, I will try to envision my set-up prior to arriving at the location. Is this normal?  Well, For me it’s quite normal to do this being that I will only have a short period of time to work with the athlete.

Upon arriving on the campus of Tower Hill in Wilmington Delaware I immediately made up in my mind that I was going to use multiple speed-lights (2) to light the subject.

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Tower Hill Goal Keeper Bo Anderson (0) poses for a photo Thursday, Dec. 01, 2016, at Tower Hill in Wilmington. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

However, while waiting for the soccer coach to call me back I notice a lot of wind blowing. The wind gust would be entirely too strong to use multiple speed lights like I had originally planned.

Therefore, I went to a (2) light set up. I used (2) Canon EOS 430 EXII and (1) Rogue Flashbender 2 – Large Soft Box kit and (1) standard light stand notwithstanding with the help of the standard soccer goal post I was able to clap one of the two Canon EOS 430 EXII to the goal post using a Manfrotto Magic Arm Kit to hold the flash in place (CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO).

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Tower Hill Goal Keeper Bo Anderson (0) poses for a photo Thursday, Dec. 01, 2016, at Tower Hill in Wilmington. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

I used The Canon 7D Mark II and the lens was the Canon 24-105f/4L. on this shoot; Like I said in my previous Athlete of the Week post; I still plan on purchasing a full frame body particularly for shooting these features, Currently, I’m looking at affordable used full frame bodies Examples: The Canon 5D Mark IICanon 5D Mark III or The Canon EOS 6D however, this will take a little bit of time; I promise you all I shall return to the full frame category.

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Smyrna (12-0) players celebrate the championship trophy after winning their second straight DIAA division one Football Championship defeating Top-seeded Middletown (11-1) 36-14 Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016 at Delaware Stadium in Newark. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 – DEC 03 – Smyrna REPEATS defeating Middletown 36-14


Smyrna uses ground game to win second straight DIAA Division I championship on Saturday, Rushing for 458 yards on 70 carries while plowing over Middletown 36-14 Saturday afternoon at Delaware Stadium in Newark.

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Smyrna running back William Knight (4) scoring a touchdown from 16 yards out for a 36-14 cushion with 4:40 left in the game during the DIAA division one Football Championship game between Top-seeded Middletown (11-0) and second-seeded Smyrna (11-0) Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016 at Delaware Stadium in Newark. Photo By Saquan Stimpson (Click Photo to visit gallery)

Grand Rapids Drive Guard CHRIS ANDERSON (24), RIGHT,  attempts a shoot as Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES WEBB III (3) watches in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Tuesday. Nov. 29, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 – NOV 29 – Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 118-104


On the night when former 87ers guard Sean Kilpatrick goes for 38 points in a overtime win over the LA Clippers, as well as a visit from former head coach Kevin Young; Delaware collapsed in the second-half and lack of depth on the bench didn’t help the 87ers situation falling to the Drive 118 – 104 Tuesday night at The Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware.

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Grand Rapids Drive Guard JORDAN CRAWFORD (15) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Tuesday. Nov. 29, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo Saquan Stimpson

The sevens trailed most of the first half but fort arduously to keep the game close taking a 37-36 lead with 3:21 left on the clock in the second period after Grand Rapids Drive Head Coach REX WALTERS was charged with a technical sending 87ers Guard CAT BARBER to the foul line furthering the 87ers lead heading into halftime.

In the third period the rapids reclaim the lead trading buckets with the sevens, Grand Rapids Drive Guard RAY MCCALLUM heated up scoring (10) of Grand rapids 33 points in the third period.

The Sevens started off the fourth when Forward James Webb III blocked Drive Guard CHRIS ANDERSON shot attempt at the 11:35 mark, but Grand Rapids Drive Guard JORDAN CRAWFORD answered with and one and trip to the foul line after getting fouled by 87ers Forward DAVID LAURY . A few  possessions later Grand Rapids Drive Guard JEFF NEWBERRY dishes it out assist to Crawford who drains a three pointer giving the rapid 82-77 lead which they never relinquished.

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Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES WEBB III (3) blocks Grand Rapids Drive Center CHRIS ANDERSON (24) shot attempt in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Tuesday. Nov. 29, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Jordan Crawford came off the bench for the Drive to finish the game with 28 points, Kevin Murphy went 9-22 for 25 points while snatching eight rebounds and Ray McCallum had 23 points and Chris Anderson registered his second double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

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Delaware 87ers Guard CAT BARBER (1) as Grand Rapids Drive Center CHRIS ANDERSON (24) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Tuesday. Nov. 29, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Cat Barber finished the game with 22 points, (7) rebounds and (3) assist on 8-14 shooting from the field and was 6-6 from the free throw line. Meanwhile LongChristmasWade and newcomer Wafer all finished in double figures.

Delaware heads to Michigan face the Drive on Sunday, Dec. 4. at DeltaPlex Arena.

Delaware 87ers Center JORDAN RAILEY (32) rest under the rim during a free throw attempt in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Raptors 905 Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL.

The Delaware 87ers released center Jordan Railey


The Delaware 87ers today announced that the team has added veteran NBA journeyman guard Von Wafer to the active roster. In a related move, the team has released center Jordan Railey and guard Roberto Nelson.

The Former Washington State cougar, Railey, was a member of the 2015-2016 87ers team started 18 games while averaging 3.3 points per game notwithstanding grabbing 4.1 rebounds during the 2015-2016 season.

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Delaware 87ers Center JORDAN RAILEY (32) attempts to block Iowa Energy Guard Mardracus Wade (10) shot attempt in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Iowa Energy Friday, Mar. 04, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Jordan has some success during his career with the 87ers scoring 9 point vs Westchester on APR 01 2016, Bring down 9 rebounds vs Maine on MAR 31 2016, accumulating 4 assists twice vs Raptors on JAN 29 2016,  Rio Grande Valley on NOV 23 2015,  in addition Railey had two game where he cumulated 3 steals vs Maine on MAR 31 2016 and
Grand Rapids on JAN 30 2016.

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BYU alumni JIMMER FREDETTE (16) and Delaware 87ers Center JORDAN RAILEY (32) battle for the rebound in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks Tuesday, JAN, 19, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Railey, also played for current Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State before transferring to Washington State, Jordan was the 87ers only 7-footer.

The Sevens will return home to the Bob Carpenter Center Tuesday. Nov, 29, 2016 to face the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) at 7:00 pm. For more information, please visit SEVENS.COM.

Delaware Guard Chivarsky Corbett (1) drives towards the basket in the second half of a NCAA Non-Conf regular season basketball game between the Delaware and Bryn Athyn Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

NCAA BASKETBALL 2016 – NOV 27 – Delaware defeats Bryn Athyn 84-51


NEWARK – The Blue Hens (4-3) returned home from a two-game losing skid falling to Austin Peay 76-75 and a (21) point lost to Northern Kentucky in Ohio to face Division III Bryn Athyn Sunday afternoon. I’m not sure why the Lions were even on the schedule this year. However, Delaware trounced Bryn Athyn 84-51 Sunday afternoon at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark.

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Delaware Forward Chivarsky Corbett (1) drives to the basket for an easy lay-up in the first half of a NCAA Non-Conf regular season basketball game between the Delaware and Bryn Athyn Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

This was the Blue Hens highest points win since the 75-40 win over Colonial Athletic Association rival James Madison back on Jan. 15, 2005. Four players finish the game in double figures Chivarsky Corbett ended the game with 18 points on 7 for 10 shooting while Cazmon Hayes ended his with 11 points on 4 for 5 shooting in (27) minutes of play, although Darian Bryant played (22) minutes he contributed 13 points off the bench whereas the big man Skye Johnson chipped in 14 points on 7 for 7 shooting.

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Delaware Forward Skye Johnson (23) attempts a shot under the rim in the second half of a NCAA Non-Conf regular season basketball game between the Delaware and Bryn Athyn Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Lions of Bryn Athyn where led by senior forward Troy Steed who scored 11 points, Steed also grabbed five rebounds and had one assist. Junior guard Devante Laws added 10 points. Freshman forward Lamarr Crenshaw  grabbed six total rebounds, three of them on offense, to go along with his seven points.

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Delaware Guard Darian Bryant (4) passes the ball towards Guard Devonne Pinkard (11) in the first half of a NCAA Non-Conf regular season basketball game between the Delaware and Bryn Athyn Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Bryn Athyn opens their North Eastern Athletic Conference schedule on Tuesday, November 29, against Gallaudet University at 8:00 p.m.  While Delaware will resume their home schedule this Friday, Dec. 2, when the Hens host their intrastate combatants the Hornet’s of Delaware State at 7 p.m.

Smyrna running back William Knight (25) scores a 89-yard touch down during a DIAA semi finals football game between No. 2 Smyrna and No. 3 William Penn Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Charles V. Williams Stadium in Smyrna.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 2016 – NOV 26 – No. 3 William Penn falls to No. 2 Smyrna 48-0


SMYRNA – When I look at the final score of the game. I have to sit back and just shake my head. The Eagles of Smyrna were a balance team whereas the colonials of William Penn was very unbalanced Saturday night .

Penn couldn’t run the ball nor pass the ball simply resembling a junior varsity team playing way out of their league, Shame, Shame, Shame.

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Smyrna running back Leddie Brown (4) breaks a tackle during a DIAA semi finals football game between No. 2 Smyrna and No. 3 William Penn Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Charles V. Williams Stadium in Smyrna. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Smyrna senior quarterback Nolan Henderson completed 8 of 15 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns. In the second quarter Henderson completed a pass over the middle to William Knight on a seam route. The junior running back escape the colonials defensive back enroute to an 89-yard score, putting Smyrna up 24-0 in the second quarter.

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Smyrna running back William Knight (25) scores a 89-yard touchdown during a DIAA semi finals football game between No. 2 Smyrna and No. 3 William Penn Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Charles V. Williams Stadium in Smyrna. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Eagles (11-0) advances to their second consecutive state championship game, against the top-seeded Middletown Cavilers (11-0) at 1 p.m. next Saturday at Delaware Stadium.

William Penn Linebacker CHARLES HOPE (55) tackles Salesianum running back Colby Reeder (28) in the fourth quarter during a regular season football game between No. 2 Salesianum and No.1 William Penn Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, ​at William Penn High School in New Castle. Photo by Saquan Stimpson

Hope leaving own footsteps at William Penn


As you already know, I searched the internet regularly to discover how my images are being used and distributed across the web, recently came across a story featuring my name so happen I had photos to go along with the article. The story was uploaded at 3 p.m. EST on November 23, 2016, and written by reporter  of The News Journal.

Charlie Hope Jr. isn’t trying to follow in his father’s footsteps.

Because of his dad, Charlie Hope Sr., was 6-foot-3, 308 pounds during his football career. Those would be some awfully big footsteps.

“He’ll never fill my shoes, but he’s doing a great job of filling his own,” Charlie Sr. said with a chuckle.

William Penn Linebacker CHARLES HOPE (55) attempts to get up from the field after intercepting the ball

William Penn Linebacker CHARLES HOPE (55) attempts to get up from the field after intercepting the ball during a week one DIAA game between William Penn and St. Georges, Friday, Sept. 09, 2016 at CARAVEL Academy in Bear, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Charlie Jr. is forging his own path, a trail of hard hits that scatter opposing running backs. The William Penn senior made 100 tackles during the regular season and kept up his stellar play last week as the Colonials defeated Sussex Central 38-21 in the opening round of the DIAA Division I playoffs.

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William Penn tackle Charles Hope (55) walks onto the field for a senior day event at halftime of a Week 9 DIAA football game between William Penn and Charter School of Wilmington Saturday, Nov. 05, 2016, at William Penn Stadium in New Castle. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Photo of Delaware Linebacker Charles Bell (5) taken Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Delaware Field House Facility on the campus of the university of Delaware in Newark. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Bell is Delaware’s sole All-CAA football first-team pick


I searched the internet regularly to discover how my images are being used and distributed across the web, recently came across a portrait I did a few month ago. The story was uploaded at 12:46 p.m. EST on Nov. 22, 2016, and written by reporter of The News Journal.

NEWARK – Junior middle linebacker Charles Bell was Delaware’s only first-team choice as the Colonial Athletic Association announced its all-conference football teams Tuesday.

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Photo of Delaware Linebacker Charles Bell (5) taken Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Delaware Field House Facility on the campus of the university of Delaware in Newark. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Bell, from Conestoga, Pennsylvania, and Penn Manor High, led the Blue Hens in tackles (94) and tackles for lost yardage (11.5). He ranked fourth in the CAA in both categories.

Newark High graduate Taylor Reynolds, a senior cornerback at CAA champion James Madison, was also a first-team pick.

Delaware, which closed a second straight 4-7 season with Saturday’s 41-10 loss to Villanova, had four second-team picks in senior guard/tackle Connor Bozick, junior center Brody Kern, junior defensive tackle Bilal Nichols, a Hodgson Vo-Tech graduate, and sophomore linebacker Troy Reeder, the Salesianum graduate who transferred to Delaware this year from Penn State.

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Delaware linebacker CHARLES BELL (5) recovers Stony Brook Running back JORDAN GOWINS (23) fumbles at the 49-yard line during a week eight game between the Delaware Blue Hens and the Stony Brook Seawolves, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Delaware Linebacker CHARLES BELL (5) lines up in the second quarter of a week one game between the Delaware Blue Hens and the Delaware State Hornets

Delaware Linebacker CHARLES BELL (5) lines up in the second quarter of a week one game between the Delaware Blue Hens and the Delaware State Hornets, Thursday, Sept. 01, 2016 at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Norman Oliver pose for photo in front of frozen turkeys during the 34th annual NOR Enterprises turkey give away Tues. Nov. 22, 2016, at The Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club in Newark.

Norman Oliver’s turkey drive feeds almost 3,500 families again!


The final stop of a 12-plus hour work day to distribute turkeys statewide saw Norman Oliver and his volunteers, 4th District Council Member Hanifa G.N. Shabazz, United States Representative, DE (Elect) Lisa Blunt Rochester and countless others were welcomed by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Newark Tuesday evening.

The Delaware 87ers was also on hand spending some time playing basketball with the kids at the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club before donating seven turkeys to Stormin’s Turkey Drive.

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87ers players Lorrenzo Wade and Brannen Greene delivers frozen turkeys during the 34th annual NOR Enterprises turkey give away Tues. Nov. 22, 2016, at The Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club in Newark. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

For more than three decades, thousands of families and seniors have been fed for the Thanksgiving holiday through Norman Oliver’s NOR Enterprises Annual Turkey Give Away. The event provides more than 3,000 turkeys to families in time for Thanksgiving in conjunction with Our Youth Inc.

Source: Alonso Small (The News Journal)

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Norman Oliver recaps the day’s events. Video by Saquan Stimpson