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Waldron Basketball Laces Up For Hoops Camp

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On Monday, June 3, the Waldron Bulldogs hosted a Jr High and Sr High team basketball camp. Eight teams stepped on to Bulldog hardwood territory to show off their top-notch basketball skills and have some fun in the process. Mena, Mansfield, Nashville, Ozark, Dover, Mountainburg, Mount Ida, and DeQueen put out their junior and senior high squads to participate in multiple games consisting of two 12 minute halves with a one-minute halftime.

Junior High Head Coach Josh Atchley had this to say about his boys, “The camp went well. We had lots of guys get some valuable reps and were able to work on their game. Numbers during the summer always vary but we had around 20 kids here and plan on having around 30 for the upcoming basketball season. Our guards that played big minutes last year looked like guards who had a year of experience under their belts. We looked decent defensively and have to continue being able to score in the half court. If we can get some of the guys who play forward for us this year to buy-in big time, this group has a chance to reach their potential. Summer is about growth and this camp was a good start to the summer.”

Filling us in on what we can expect to see from the upcoming senior high Bulldogs is Head Coach Joshua Brown. “We have 17 guys on our roster. We have to get better defensively if we want to compete at the level that we are capable of. We only lost one senior to graduation so we have a lot of talent coming back. We have great depth and a lot of guys we can turn to at any time. We have to play with energy at all times if we want to reach our goals this year. We got a lot of reps and that’s big for us during the summer.”

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