The GCHS Yellow Jackets started their summer camp schedule last week with trips to Van Buren County on Wednesday, Oakland High School on Thursday, and Maryville College on Friday. The Jackets played three varsity games daily and came away with two wins and one loss each day.
On Wednesday, the Jackets opened with a sluggish performance against Cumberland County and lost. The Jackets came alive with two impressive wins over highly touted teams in Van Buren County and White County.
On Thursday, the Jackets participated in the Oakland High School camp at Middle Tennessee Christian School. The Jackets lost to the host team, the Cougars, but defeated Eagleville and Moore County.
The Jackets concluded their circuit of camps last week, with a trek to Maryville College. They lost to Loudon, while defeating Jellico and a small private school from the area. The team will travel today to Ravenwood, where they will compete in a basketball camp for three days. They will make the trip to the Brentwood area on Friday and Saturday as well.
The Lady Jackets left Sunday for four days of camp at Wayne County High School. I hope to have a report on their games next week.
GCHS swimming sensation
In my article last week, I failed to mention an athlete that represents GCHS in swimming. Alexis Fults, a rising senior, co-ops with the Coffee County swim team. She has excelled at her sport for the last few years.
As I mentioned last week about the dedication our athletes give to their sport and their school, Alexis is one of these dedicated athletes. She swims for two hours daily, and as anyone that swims for fun knows, this routine takes a lot of stamina. She certainly performs at a high level in preparation.
Alexis will compete over the next 89 months at different levels. She competed in relays at the University of the South this past weekend where her relay team was first in all nine relays she participated in.
It will be interesting to follow Alexis through the course of her senior year