Coaches welcome 55 campers to GHS Basketball Camp


GRAFTON—The Grafton High School basketball camp finished last Wednesday night at the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium. Coach Michael Johnson and Coach Andrew Moore welcomed over 55 campers to this year’s event as this was the most that either coach could remember.

“This camp was a great success and hopefully the campers learned something new but most importantly we hope they had fun,” said Coach Moore. “We have a great staff of coaches and former players that helped make this a great event,” he added.

The campers learned the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting and playing defense in the three evening camp.

 “I would like to thank Michael Johnson, Becky Kittle, Hartsel Keener, Arthur Knight, Siera Gabbert, Jeff May, Dylan Dinaldo, Janel Kittle, Lindsay Dawson, Megan Kisner, Tiffany Bolyard, Brooklynn Teeple, Blake Moore, Dylan Massie, Logan Beltner and Ally Peters for helping out and making this event possible,” said Moore.

“Thank you to Black Bear Customs for making our shirts on a short notice. We had former GHS/Fairmont State player Cody Loughry and Former WVU player Jonathan Curran speak to our campers about hard work and dedication. They hit the points of working hard,on the right things, consistently.”

“Tuesday, the campers got a nice treat from Nanny’s ice cream at the end of the night. We then finished Wednesdaywith competition awards and a pizza party from Hometown Pizza. I would like to thank our sponsors First Community Bank and BB&T. Their generous donations helped provide campers with t-shirts and awards. Lastly, we would also like to thank the parents of the campers, we appreciate you taking interest in your child and allowing them to be a part of our camp,” he added.

The campers ended the sessions competing in three competitions. The competitions included Hot Shot, Free Throw and one on one. The coaches also handed out an award for the camper with the most “Heart and Hustle”. The winners are as follows:

Division 1: (6th-7th-8th grade)

Free Throw: Leah Jackson

Hot shot: Brock Price

1 on 1 champ: Brock Price

Heart and Hustle: Alyssa Satterfield

Division 2: (4th and 5th grade) 

Free throw: Kaden Tate

Hot Shot: Kaden Tate

1 on 1: Kaige Andrews

Heart and Hustle: Tyler Clemm

Division 3: (1st, 2nd and 3rd grade)

Free throw: Chase Maier

Hot Shot: Cameron Gray

Heart and Hustle: Mason Nestor.

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