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Season ends for Upward Basketball camp

Upward Basketball ended its second annual season with an awards celebration Saturday. The kids were recognized for their basketball skills, Bible verse memory work and good sportsmanship.

Shirley Burnaham / The Prentiss Headlight — K5-2nd Grade Team 1: Coaches Scott McRaney and Lance Garner and Sy Garner. Back: James Lockhart JR., Nick McRaney, Mollie Kate Garner, Cody Daley. Front: Ti McNair, Andy White and Kimora Bryant.

Shirley Burnaham / The Prentiss Headlight — K5-2nd Grade Team 1: Coaches Scott McRaney and Lance Garner and Sy Garner. Back: James Lockhart JR., Nick McRaney, Mollie Kate Garner, Cody Daley. Front: Ti McNair, Andy White and Kimora Bryant.

Covington-Jefferson Davis Baptist Association Director of Missions Tommy Broom encouraged the kids to continue to practice the skills they learned on and off the court and encouraged parents to pass Christian values to their children. Every player received an Upward DVD and a basketball of their own and were treated to a chili hot dog feast.

“I thank the parents for bringing their children and all those who volunteered their time and talents to make this Upward Basketball program a success,” stated DOM Tommy Broom. “It has been a great venue to bring community members together for fun and fellowship with one another and stress skills in lifestyle as well as sports. We look forward to an even bigger season next year.”

Upward Basketball is a structured volunteer led program that teaches basics of the sport to K4-6th grade children along with self-esteem and positive life lessons.

Shirley Burnaham / The Prentiss Headlight — 5-6th Grade Team 2: Coach Payton Dungan (not shown) Caitlyn Graves, Anna Kerley, Michael Henry, Jarnett Darden and Matthew Henry.

Shirley Burnaham / The Prentiss Headlight — 5-6th Grade Team 2: Coach Payton Dungan (not shown) Caitlyn Graves, Anna Kerley, Michael Henry, Jarnett Darden and Matthew Henry.

Shirley Burnaham / The Prentiss Headlight — Third - Fourth  Grade Team: Coach Darren Clark. Front row kneeling : Raymonte Walker, Chase Shoemaker and Cambell McLaurin. Back row standing: Annabeth Bridges, Kendall Brumfield, Bella Clark, Makiyah Evans, Chris Shorts.

Shirley Burnaham / The Prentiss Headlight — Third – Fourth  Grade Team:
Coach Darren Clark. Front row kneeling : Raymonte Walker, Chase Shoemaker and Cambell McLaurin. Back row standing: Annabeth Bridges, Kendall Brumfield, Bella Clark, Makiyah Evans, Chris Shorts.

Shirley Burnaham / The Prentiss Headlight — 5-6th Grade Team 1: Coach Richard Hanegan (not shown) Harold Rhodes, Reshaud Longino, Halee Rhodes, Kaelin Berry & Kevin Firle.

Shirley Burnaham / The Prentiss Headlight — 5-6th Grade Team 1: Coach Richard Hanegan (not shown) Harold Rhodes, Reshaud Longino, Halee Rhodes, Kaelin Berry & Kevin Firle.

 

 

 

Shirley Burnaham / The Prentiss Headlight — K5-Second Grade Team 2:Coach Joshua Lee (not shown) Front row kneeling: Noah Fortenberry, Riley Clark, Brady Darden and Braxton Myers. Back row standing: Shelby Bridges, Marshall Pittman, Bryce Shivers, and Steven White.

Shirley Burnaham / The Prentiss Headlight — K5-Second Grade Team 2:
Coach Joshua Lee (not shown) Front row kneeling: Noah Fortenberry, Riley Clark, Brady Darden and Braxton Myers. Back row standing: Shelby Bridges, Marshall Pittman, Bryce Shivers, and Steven White.