What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats Massive storms rumble through Ohio Valley James W Morgan Tiffany R Edwards Marshall W Groves Fairgoers wanna iguana! SSCC moving forward with plans for Adams County campus Mary Wallingford Leslie V Lawrence Jr Fair hosts Cheerleading Competition Peebles FFA installs 2017-18 Officers Adams County Fair Baby Contest Seniors Citizens and Armed Forces Day at the fair Cheers! It’s mocktail time! North Adams Beta Club attends National Convention at Disney ‘You won’t believe the chaos it rains around you’ McCarty’s receive 4-H Alumni award McKayla Raines crowned 2017 Junior Fair Queen Eastern knocks off Peebles 10-5 to capture 14 U baseball tourney Just listen for the answer Time to teach a little History Fair hosts Little Miss and Mister, Toddler shows Jason E Palmer Dorothy Stephenson Shane G Varney The weekend I joined the Army David Stutz Patty Davis Battle results in new chief at the Division of Wildlife Join in with ‘Adams County Rocks’ After 500-mile journey, pigeon ‘drops’ in for a visit Nine-run third inning leads Peebles to upset win in SHYL 12U baseball tournament finals Willie L White David A Presley Connie Greene Carolyn Belczyk retiring from OSU Extension Young’s reign as Fair Queen ends, new journey begins Robert L Boone Esther C Malone Independence Day parade puts patriotism on display Being an addict’s mom: a sad and scary place to be White House newest addition to People’s Defender mailing list Young leaving Manchester to become Ripley Principal Leadoff homer holds up, Manchester takes 10U softball tourney 1-0 over North Adams North Adams tops Manchester in 12U semis Monday Night League concludes with SHAC showdown How we see ourselves In the good ole’ summertime Ronnie L Roush Elizabeth A Gifford Tom White Ivan H Copas Kathleen Lewis Paul Minton Jessica A Edmisten Workhouse helps free up jail space Penguin ‘chills’ with kids in library visit ‘Heroin has taken me to my darkest places’ The beauty of the giant combine West Union gets past North Adams 5-2 in 10U baseball tourney play Eastern Brown hosts annual Girls Soccer Shootout “It’s been a real community effort” Summer ball winds down for local squads Submit your Knothole team photos! Gokey, Morgan, Young to perform at 2017 Festival of the Bells Just looking around the room When in the course of human events When your dreams seem out of reach Ricky A Smith Ricky A Smith Dean McClellan Ruby O Shell Peggy R Atkinson Caroline E Fulton Marcia R Baldwin Juanita N Lewis Mary K Hilterbran Jack D Reed ‘I had no gumption except to get high’ Long-lost siblings meet for the first time after nearly six decades apart Freedom Festival to honor the American Flag ‘Music and Memory’ at Adams County Manor renews lives lost to dementia Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy takes gold at 2017 Ohio Police and Fire Games Toole awarded Winchester Alumni Scholarship Lady Devils host Summer Varsity Shootout In 14U, Peebles finishes regular season with blowout win Der professionelle Basketball-Traum Local pair attend Wabash College Wrestling Camp

Lady Dragons hold annual camp

Pictured here are the coaches, helpers, and campers who took part in the second annual West Union Lady Dragons “Generation Next” Summer Basketball Camp. held from June 1-4 at West Union High School.

A spirited game of “Dribble Knockout” highlighted the final day of girls basketball camp at West Union High School.

Though the turnout may not have been what Coach Jason Claytor was hoping for, that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm as Claytor and his staff hosted the second annual West Union Lady Dragons “Generation Next” Summer Basketball Camp, June 1-4 at the West Union High School gymnasium. A total of 19 young ladies in grades 2-7 took part in the four-day camp, which ran each day from 9-11:30 a.m.

“Overall, I thought we had a great week,” said Coach Claytor. “I thought every girl that showed up this week worked hard, listened well, and had fun. We saw major improvements throughout the week in every girl.”

During the four days, the girls spent time daily drilling on the fundamentals of basketball through station work and individual games, that all emphasized the basic skills of shooting, ball handling, passing, defense, and rebounding. The campers competed in Dribble Knockout, Free Throw Challenges, Hot Shots, and Obstacle Courses.

“The focus of the week was basic fundamentals,” added Claytor. “Ball handling was probably the one area that we focused on the most. We wanted to make sure we gave the girls things that they could work on at home.”

The following young ladies took part in the 2015 Lady Dragons camp: Reagan Kersey, Ashlah Staten, Chesnee Ayres, Sara Boldman, Lauren Hoop, Raylee Narnett, Emily Stapleton, Alexa Taylor, Skylan Pennington, MaKayla Setty, McKinzie Stout, Clare Stapleton, Kayden Francis, Molly Purcell, MaKenzie Fisher, Kendra Grooms, Lauren Grooms, Teslyn McClanahan, and Tallie McClanahan.

Winners of the individual contests were: Hot Shot Champion- Tallie McClanahan, Obstacle Course Champion- Molly Purcell, Free Throw Champion- McKinzie Stout, and Queen of the Court- MaKenzie Fisher.

Coaching staff and helpers on hand for the camp were Coach Jessica Thompson, Coach Eric Courtright, Haley Daniels, Kaley Daniels, Caitlyn Greathouse, Shannon Runyan, Sianna Mills, and Clayton Johnson.

“I want to thank all the kids that showed up and all of the parents who made the effort and got their kids to camp,” said Claytor. “That type of effort is what it takes to build and sustain a great program.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© The People's Defender - All rights reserved