Summer round ball
BERRYVILLE -- Didn't school basketball season end about two months ago? Then what's with all those kids dribbling, shooting, and passing basketballs all around the floor of the Bobcat Arena this week?
"It's the annual Champions Basketball Camp," explained Berryville head boys basketball coach Brent Compton. The Champions camp is Berryville's camp for third through seventh grade boys and girls. "I'd like to think my [effort was spent] encouraging them to stay in the Bobcat basketball program," Compton added. "I'm excited about the future of our program," he said after seeing the talent on display at the camp.
More than eighty-five children were instructed in everything from the basics, for younger children, to the advanced, for the older kids. For four half-days the arena was a beehive of activity, culminating in Thursday's awards ceremony. Each age group had several "tops" in different categories, with each having an outstanding camper .
Outstanding campers in each grade were: 3rd -- Jaiden Newberry and Barrit Phillips; 4th -- Abby Thurman and Landon Chester; 5th -- Kelsey Smith and Kelton Davidson; 6th -- Kelsey Hopper and Wyatt Poe; 7th -- Rachel Evans and Devon Smith.