Area Sports Briefs
Basketball Camp Planned
The St. Clairsville Basketball Staff will be holding its 29th annual Kim Clifford Basketball Camp for boys in grades 3-9 (2021-22-school year). The camp will be held Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, June 4 from 9-11:30 a.m. The cost is $45 per player or $35 per sibling. All COVID protocols will be observed during camp. The camp will consist of individual instruction of the fundamentals as well as camp games and a tournament. Contests will be held and awards will be presented. Each camper will receive a T-Shirt. Applications may be obtained at the elementary, middle, or high school Offices or at Swanns Sport Shop. For further information please contact Coach Ryan Clifford at (740)-310-3407, or Kim Clifford @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Bellaire Slates Annual
Boys/Girls Basketball Camp
The Bellaire Basketball Camp will begin Monday June 7 and run through Thursday, June 10. Camp times are 9 a.m. until noon each day at the Bellaire High School gym. The program is open to both boys and girls entering grades kindergarten through eight (8) and open to all school districts. Camp directors are J.R. Battista and John Farrier.
Special emphasis will be given to the fundamentals: Body balance and pivoting, starting and stopping, ball handling and dribbling, passing and catching, screening and cutting, boxing out and shooting. Lectures will be delivered on drug and alcohol prevention, teamwork, attitude, scholastic achievement, goal setting, success and more. Fun activities like dribble tag, lay-up competitions, full court basketball games, etc. will also be included. Each participant will receive a Bellaire Basketball t-shirt. Smaller basketballs and lower hoops will be available for younger campers.
Cost of the camp is $30 pre-registered and $40 at the door. For more information or an application, call J.R. Battista at Bellaire High School at 740-676-3652 ext. 201.
UL Slates Saffield Memorial
Youth Basketball Camp
The Union Local Boys Basketball Staff/Team will be holding its 6th annual Rich Saffield Memorial Basketball Camp. This camp is open to all school districts for boys in Kindergarten through 8th grade (2021-2022 school year).The deadline for the registration is June 18th to guarantee camp shirts. Applications will be accepted at the door, but camp shirts will not be guaranteed for late sign ups. The camp will be held on June 28-30. Campers in grades K- 4th grade will attend 9am-11am followed by 5th – 8th grade from 11am-1pm. Each camper will receive a T-shirt, individual skills instruction, camp games/competitions and a message from guest speakers each day. The cost is $30 per player and $20 for any additional siblings. Make checks payable to: Union Local Boys Basketball. Applications can be obtained from the middle or high school offices. For additional information or an application, please contact Zach Delman (740) 310-1177 or e-mail at email@example.com .
The Daye Wojcik Basketball Camps will be held at Linsly on June 7-11, June 21-25 and skills camp sessions for high school students only will be held June 14-15, 17-18 and Aug. 4-5.
The day camps are open to boys and girls in grades 3-8 and run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and then Friday from 9 a.m. until noon. The skills camps are also open to boys and girls in grades 9-12, and will run from 9 a.m. until noon each day.
The camp will consist of individual skill work, team play, drills, contests and lectures. The cost is $200 for the day camp. The campers will be divided into three divisions and will play approximately three games per day with teams formed based on age and ability. Campers should bring a bag lunch.
The skills camp will cost $125 per player.
All of the camps will be held at Linsly’s Stifel Fieldhouse.
For more information, please call 304-234-4610.
St. Clairsville Jr. Sports
Baseball Tournament Schedule Set
St. Clairsville Jr. Sports will be hosting the following All-Star tournaments: Pinto Tournament: June 24th – June 27th and Mustang Tournament: June 29th- July 3rd. Entry fee for each tournament is $300. Baseballs and umpires fees are included in the entry fee. These tournaments are for community/recreation league players only (no travel teams). St. Clairsville Jr. Sports reserves the right to deny/remove any entrants at their discretion. Please contact Matt Lucki at firstname.lastname@example.org or Matt King at email@example.com for more information.
Union Local Girls Basketball Camp
The Union Local girls basketball program will hold a camp for girls entering grades 3-8 on June 7, 8 and 10 from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The cost is $30 and it includes a t-shirt. Pre-registration is preferred and those registered by May 28 are guaranteed a shirt. Along with the players and coaches from the UL girls program, former West Virginia University player and current professional player Chase Harler will be on hand to work with the campers on June 7. For more information about the camp, please contact Crystal Pietranton at 740-310-7351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Harrison Co. Basketball League Players, Coaches to hold Reunion
CADIZ – Harrison Central High School will host a reunion of former Harrison County Basketball League players and coaches Wednesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the high school.
A presentation by Dr. Matthew J. Gladman on his latest high school sports’ history book will be followed by a Q/A session with former coaches and players. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge.
The topic of the presentation will be Gladman’s recent book: Upset! The Hardwood History of the Harrison County Basketball Tournament (1927-64) and League (1929-71).
The presentation will include an overview of the two-volume, limited edition set that is more than 500 pages and includes more than 300 photographs and illustrations.
The book includes girls’ teams (through 1940) and cheerleading squads that copped top county honors (1950-71).
The event coincides with the 50th anniversary of the league’s final season (1970-71). The two-volume set will be available for purchase at the event.