Youth hoops: Don’t miss camp, contests, leagues

Practice, practice, practice:  Hood River Eagles seventh-grade traveling baskeball team practices Thursday to get ready for the first tournament of the winter season this weekend. Pictured is coach Devon Wells giving defense instruction to players (from left) Luke Harter, JJ Mears and Trenton Hough.  The group is one of five youth traveling teams from Hood River.

Photo by Adam Lapierre.
Practice, practice, practice:  Hood River Eagles seventh-grade traveling baskeball team practices Thursday to get ready for the first tournament of the winter season this weekend. Pictured is coach Devon Wells giving defense instruction to players (from left) Luke Harter, JJ Mears and Trenton Hough. The group is one of five youth traveling teams from Hood River.

Youth camp Jan. 2-4

Youth basketball camp for grades 3-8 will run from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 2-4 at Hood River Valley High School. HRVHS coaches and varsity players will run the camp. Registration is $40, through Hood River Community Education or at the door.

Free-throw contests Jan. 4

Join the Hood River Elks and the Mid-Columbia Knights of Columbus for a doubleheader of hoops free-throw contests on Friday, Jan. 4. Both contests will run from 9 a.m. to noon at Hood River Valley High School and are open to boys and girls ages 8-14. Entry is free and winners receive trophies.

The Knights of Columbus shoot will be divided into five categories for both boys and girls and the Elks contest will feature boys and girls divisions for ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13.

For more information contact Frank Wall at wallfm@gorge.net.

Youth leagues

Middle school girls baskeball starts Jan. 7 for grades 7-8 and youth basketball league for grades 3-6 starts Jan. 7. Register in advance for these through Hood River Community Education at www.hoodriver.k12.or.us/coe or 541-386-2055.

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