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Crockett hoops camp set Friday
The No Excuses Basketball Camp is coming to the Crockett High School gym Friday.
The camp, open to boys and girls from ages 5 and up, will focus on drills, skills and fundamentals.
Ages 5-9 will attend the morning session from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Ages 10 and older will report in the afternoon from 12 until 2 o'clock.
Registration is $40, but the fee is reduced to $20 with a public library card.
For more information contact Brandon Johnson at 936-245-2405.
Hoops showcase this weekend
The first-ever Basketball Showcase featuring AAU and select travel teams will take place Friday and Saturday in the Crockett High School gym.
The tournament is open to 10u and up boys and girls teams. Registration fee is $200 with a $75 deposit.
Eight-year pro Cartier Martin and Brandon Johnson are hHoops showcase this weekendosting the event.
For more information, contact Johnson at 936-245-2405
By Larry Lamb
TRINITY — The District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball championship game between the 10u Crockett Bulldogs and Onalaska lasted three-plus hours, but the wait was worth it for the boys in blue.
Enduring a grueling tournament schedule of six games over four days, Crockett outlasted Onalaska 23-20 in Monday night's seven-inning marathon.
Games normally have a one-hour, 45-minute time limit but championship games have no time limit, explained Crockett Merchants Youth Baseball president Brad Bond.
Bringing home the district crown to Houston County were Adrian Aguilar, Da'Vion Collins, Damian Cruz, Tanner Kellum, Brentley Kinkelaar, Austin Lee, Kaiden Owens, Tyler Riemenschneider, Bowen Santa Maria, Brentley Turrubiartes and Kaden Waits.
The Bulldogs, coached by Brad Riemenschneider, Ford Santa Maria and manager Noah Turrubiartes, will advance to the regional tournament next weekend.
By Larry Lamb
CROCKETT — Athletes are getting a jump on the fall sports season during a summer strength and conditioning program at Crockett High School.
Incoming junior high athletes report for morning sessions while the evening sessions are devoted to high schoolers.
"We scheduled high school in the evenings because a lot of our guys have jobs during the day," said Crockett athletic director and head football coach Alton Dixon.
The Bulldogs participated in spring football practice in May and started the summer strength and conditioning program on June 6.
High school athletes report at 6 p.m. for an hour-long session in the CHS weight room and then head out to the football field for an hour of sport specific skill instruction. Although participation is voluntary, 35 to 40 high school athletes typically attend the sessions held Monday through Thursday. The junior high sessions run from 7:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m.
"It's only about six weeks until we start two-a-days," said Dixon, noting that Monday, Aug. 1 is the first day of preseason workouts.
Dixon said the Bulldogs will be participating in 7-on-7 starting Wednesday, June 29 when they travel to Lufkin. Crockett hosts Lufkin the following Wednesday with a tentative start time of 5:30-6 p.m. Plans for 7-on-7 games with other opponents are in the works.
Dixon will be announcing details for a testing camp on July 16 in conjunction with the Houston County Crusaders football camp. Dixon said the camp is open athletes from all Houston County schools. "This will give athletes a chance to see how much they've improved and we'll have some special guests drop by," he said.
CHS alumni L'Tydrick Riley, Brandon Warfield and Demond Denman attended last year's camp and all plan to be back, said Dixon.
Summer conditioning program underway