Indian Basketball Camp award
Six local youths won various skills competitions in last week’s Indian basketball Camp, according to JHS head basketball coach and camp director Brent Kelley. In the 8th grade and below division, Cameron Brown won the Free Throw Contest, Will Chancey took the Steve Nash Contest while Brady Robinson captured the Shootout Contest. Individual winners in the 9th grade category include Claude Franklin (Free Throw Contest), Raybon Riden (Steve Nash contest) and Trent Sansom (Shootout Contest). Kelley said the success of the camp would not have been possible without the help of Whataburger, Dairy Queen on Rusk Street, Chili’s and the Jalapeno Tree. These local merchants’ sponsorship allowed each camp participant to receive a camp-t shirt, basketball and a gift card.
Rusk’s Downs wins NTPGA Van Zandt tour stop
CANTON — Brandon Downs of Rusk carded a 1-over-par 73 to win the NTPGA Junior Tour’s Van Zandt County Country Club (Canton) tour stop late last week. Downs’ victory came in the boys 16-18-year-old division of the event. Other area youth to participate in the division along with Downs include, Blake Ridgeway of Bullard who shot a 78 and Will Langston of Troup (79). Blake Conner (Bullard) started the tourney but was unable to finish. In girls 15-18-year-old grouping, Bullard’s Maddison Malone finished in third place, shooting an 84 (12-over par). Haley Mills of Tyler took medalist honors with a 74.
Bullard Baseball Association work days approaching
BULLARD — The Bullard Baseball Association (BBA) is asking for its coaches and volunteers to participate in work days on Friday and Saturday as the organization prepares its fields for the upcoming 8U tournament which will take place early next week. The BBA will also be spending time readying the 8U boys machine pitch field in preparation for an upcoming tournament as well. Workers are also needed on opening day (July 5) of the tournament to staff the gates and to serve on the protest committees. For more information contact, Kevin Robertson (903-597-6536), Andy Jenkins (903-539-8548), Cory Zahimiak (903-574-4111) or Jim Hill (903-521-6203).
BULLARD — Registration for the Bullard Youth Football Association (BYFA) fall season has been pushed back to July 10. Age groups include 5-6-year-olds (flag), 7-8-year-olds freshman tackle division, 9-10-year-olds sophomore tackle division and 11-12-year-old junior tackle. Players wh are 12-years-old and will be going into the seventh grade this fall are not eligible. A mandatory coaching clinic will be held from 6-9 p.m. on July 29 at the Bullard High School Fieldhouse. Anyone wishing to coach a team this fall must attend the coaching clinic. The extended registration will be held every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Premier Cheer adjacent to Taylor Christian Day School through July 10.