The GCHS basketball teams have been busy since the close of school with summer basketball camps. The Jackets have completed their camp schedule, while the Lady Jacket were set to wrap up their schedule this week.
The Jackets completed their schedule last Thursday at Eagleville. They compiled an overall record of 13-10 in varsity competition against some very impressive opposition. The Jackets rebounded at Eagleville after a 1-4 record at Ravenwood. The Jackets stepped up their level of competition at Ravenwood as they battled against the likes of perennial state title contender Blackman and talent laden teams Antioch and Stratford, among others.
At Eagleville, the Jackets opened with three wins over Cannon County, Richland, and
Eagleville. The Jackets were short handed the next day with five of the top eight player absent. They went 1-2 on the day, as they sandwiched losses to Tullahoma and a split squad from Warren County around their lone victory against the other split squad from Warren County. They came back on Thursday, to defeat Community and Culleoka. They lost to Forrest The junior varsity also competed at Eagleville and was very competitive winning several games.
The Lady Jackets were set to wrap up their camp schedule yesterday at Northwest Whitfield High School in Dalton, Georgia. Coach Jonathan Shedd commented on their first camp at Wayne County. He felt they had a good week growing up and maturing. It wasn’t easy, as the competition was very strong at one of the most popular summer camps in the state. The Lady Jackets faced at least two players that have or are set to sign Division I scholarships. There were many others that were getting looks from several schools. He felt it was good to go against that level of competition.
Shedd wants to remind parents and youngsters of his second annual youth basketball camp that will be held July 11-15. There will be two different sessions each day. The morning session, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., will be open for any boy or girl in third through fifth grades. The afternoon session, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., will be open for students in sixth through eighth grades. The cost for each session will be $40, and there will be discounts for siblings. Each camper will receive a t-shirt and camp ball. Instruction will come from Shedd and the Lady Jacket basketball team. The camp will be held in the gym on the campus of GCHS.