Photo by Mark Goodson

Pushing the pace

Seth Baize leads off for his team in Monday’s basketball camp for elementary grades at Gatesville High School. Forty-five youth showed up for the first day of the camp Monday.

Gatesville coach Brit Campbell instructs youth in Monday’s camp. Campbell will be leading the Hornets in his first year as head coach in the fall.

Lucas Appelman dribbles at the start of the camp.

Photo by Mark Goodson

Little Jordan

Jordan Williams, a five-year-old, sprints during the 50-yard dash Saturday at a summer track meet at Gatesville High School. The athletes ranged from 6U to 18U divisions.

Summer meet has solid run at Gatesville

Coach Elliot Kelley said Saturday’s meet in Gatesville for the summer track program went well with an estimated 1,500 visitors at McKamie Stadium. “It was a really good showing by our kids,’’ said Kelley. “It’s a good way to get out and compete and enjoy some track and fi eld.’’ The meet for kids ranging from 6U and 18U was a chance to compete. Ribbons were awarded for all competitors. The Gatesville team had 76 competitors. “We didn’t keep up with the results,’’ Kelley said. “We were busy running the meet and coaching. The main thing is everybody had a good time. We’re trying to create some passion for track in Gatesville.’’ Tasha Thoms won the girls 16U high jump. Evant’s Amy Pritchard won the 18U high jump. Another solid showing was by third-grader Sophie Kelley. “She’s a fighter, she’s a tough kid,’’ coach Kelley said. “I had four (siblings) in the meet. She really enjoys the running.’’ The Gatesville summer league will have a meet in Franklin this week and will be in McGregor in two weeks. The Hornets team will be back in action at McGregor High School June 22.

 

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