Young Talent Shines at RHS Hoops Camp

Thursday, August 21, 2014
An outstanding group of 45 participants made the 2014 Rector basketball camp a memorable event for the campers and coaches involved. (courtesy photo)

Several young players received instruction last week at the annual Rector School Individual Skills Basketball Camp. The event wrapped up Thursday with an awards ceremony at the Rector Gymnasium.

Family and friends gathered to see the occasion as the talented young players received recognition for their skills. A number of awards were given in several categories. Boys and girls were split into different groups based upon age: first and second grades; third and fourth grades and fifth and sixth grade.

Receiving the top awards as Outstanding Campers were Maggie Rabjohn, first and second grade girls; Hayden Vavak, first and second grade boys; Carly Rodden, third and fourth grade girls; Shawn-Hudson Seegraves, third and fourth grade boys; Heidi Robinson, fifth and sixth grade girls and Trey Horton, fifth and sixth grade boys.

Other award winners included:

First and second grade girls--Macey Ward, hot shot; Libby Green, free throw and Maggie Rabjohn, one-on-one and layup contest.

First and second grade boys--Lane Hemphill, layup contest and free throw; Kory Beck, hot shot and Hayden Vavak, one-on-one.

Third and fourth grade girls--Carly Rodden, obstacle course and free throw; Madison Wolfenbarger, one-on-one and Kayley Isom, hot shot.

Third and fourth grade boys--Kameron Jones, hot shot; Cooper Rabjohn, obstacle course and Shawn-Hudson Seegraves, one-on-one and free throw.

Fifth and sixth grade girls--Heidi Robinson, one-on-one, free throw, obstacle course and hot shot.

Fifth and sixth grade boys--Jerron Bucy, hot shot; Lane Casebier, obstacle course and Trey Horton, one-on-one and free throw.

Each camper was named winner of the hustle award, as the coaches pointed out every child worked hard and did as they were asked.

RHS coaches Matt Mills and Matt Dean noted they were pleased with the turnout of 45 campers, including 21 girls, which is a significant increase over recent years

"I thought this group was fantastic," Mills added. "Everybody came out each day and worked hard. I was extremely impressed with this group. They were a lot of fun to work with every day."

"This was an energetic group," Dean said. "They came in every day ready to work. They were a lot of fun to work with. There are some talented kids in this group."

Each camper also received a camp t-shirt.

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