Manila basketball camp draws over 80

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Manila hosted its annual basketball camp June 8-11 for students from third to ninth grades.

Elementary players met in morning sessions and the junior high students during the afternoon with over 80 students attending.

Coaches included Bill Taylor, Jeff Priest, John Deaton and Mike McCurry. Assistants included Johnny Grooms, Tracey Wade Reinhart, Blake Carr and Kimberly Wise.

Coach Taylor encouraged the young athletes to practice what they learned.

An awards ceremony was held at the end of the camp with individual awards being presented.

Over 40 young athletes from grades 3-6 participated in the Manila basketball camp. (Town Crier photos/Revis Blaylock)

Elementary winners:

Third and fourth grade girls and boys:

Loren Davison -- free throw champ and obstacle course.

Grace Jones -- hot shot champ.

Brock Birmingham -- free throw champ.

Miles Gifford -- hot shot champ.

Dalton Brumley -- obstacle course.

Fifth and sixth grade girls and boys:

Haley Hicks -- free throw champ, hot shot champ, obstacle course champ.

Drake Jones -- free throw champ.

Trevor Couch -- hot shot champ.

Aubrey Kelley -- obstacle course.

Outstanding Camper -- Haley Hicks and Trevor Couch.

Hustle Award -- Blaire Wildy and Gaige Edwards.

Junior high winners:

Seventh grade boys and girls:

Haley Hicks and Kailen Shelton -- free throw champs.

Manila junior high basketball camp participants.

Kailen Shelton -- hot shot champ and obstacle course champ.

Seth Eatmon -- free throw champ.

Caleb Reinhart -- hot shot champ and obstacle course champ.

Junior high girls and boys:

Morgan Earnest -- free throw champ.

Kirsten Adcock -- hot shot champ.

Kristen Wise -- obstacle course champ.

Zac Wells -- free throw champ.

Dylan Bogle -- hot shot champ.

Michael Truong -- obstacle course champ.

Junior high hustle awards -- Taylor Teague and Tanner Platz.

Outstanding Campers -- Kailen Shelton and Dylan Bogle.

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