The Gilmer Lady Cats Basketball team held their 2019 basketball summer camp this week at the Gilmer High School gym.
The camp was open to girls in grades kindergarten through eighth. Attendees were divided into six groups based on their age and skill level. Fifty-four girls were in attendance on the final day.
Members of the Lady Cat Varsity and Junior Varsity teams assisted in teaching the younger girls. Skills taught included basics from both an offensive and defensive perspective.
“We try to make sure that we break down all of the basic skills and make sure that they understand that basic skills are important all the way through their career of playing ball,” said head coach Susan Nunn. “We want them to know techniques and be able to make it a habit.”
The final day of camp began with instruction in dribbling and passing relays. Camp attendees also learned about defensive slide and had a comical moment watching members of the Lady Cats basketball team demonstrate a shot, spin and dive drill. After breaking for a snack, participants took part in some free throw relays before finishing up with scrimmages among their groups.
The camp concluded with the tradition of the Lady Cats basketball team scrimmaging one another, then recognizing certain campers with certificates for Camper of the Day, Most Motivated, Best Sportsmanship and overall Camper of the Week.
Jalynn Ledford, a senior on the Lady Cats team, said, “They learn a lot of skills that help them not only in just this season and in just this camp but when they get older they’ll remember stuff they learned here.”
Nunn said of her hopes for the camp, “I want them to, first of all, have some knowledge, more than what they came with…I want them to have had a great time while they were here so that they wanna come back and so that they wanna play ball.”
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Tuesday night has come and gone for the ladies and gentlemen of Gilmer basketball as the Northwest Whitfield teams came to the Cage for a region battle.
Taking the court first for Gilmer was the Lady Cats led by Coach Susan Nunn. With a 10-2 overall record thus far in the 2018-2019 season, the Lady Cats have played very well together as a team. Tonight they continued to do so in spite of falling to the Lady Bruins 56-44. Northwest brought a little more than the Lady Cats could handle in Jada Griffin. Leading all scoring in the game, Griffin was unstoppable with 21 points with two of her Lady Bruin teammates scoring in double digits as well. For Gilmer, MaryLee Callihan led the team with 15 in the losing effort. These Lady Cats never quit fighting and drew within 6 points early in the fourth period before the Lady Bruins stretched the lead to the final deficit for Gilmer at 12 points in the end.
In the final game of the night, the varsity boys for Northwest and Gilmer took the floor. This game followed the path of the ladies competition just before. The Bobcats could not get the ball to find the net all night. Carter Hice, David Smith, and Tripp Pierce gave all they had with great looks from both inside the paint and also from the perimeter but nothing would fall the Bobcats way. Credit needs to be given to the Bruins defense as they outrebounded the Cats leaving very few opportunities for a second chance at putting points on the board. In the 80-54 loss to the Bruins, Kell Weaver led Gilmer in points with 14 on the night followed by Braden Jenkins who came off the bench to score 13 points. Leading all scorers in the game was Chris Cunningham of the Bruins with 28 including a perfect night from 3 point range with 4.
The defeats for both the Cats and Lady Cats bring their overall records on the season to 10-3 as they head into the holiday break. Gilmer is scheduled to play in a Christmas tournament on the 27th with Heritage as their scheduled opponent. Gilmer basketball will fire up again as 2019 presents itself and the Cats and Lady Cats will continue to bring the heat on the basketball court.
On the night of November 1st, 2018 the Bobcat Wrestling Nation came together for a time of honor, memories, and the desire for current and future athletes to never forget. These athletes can now see the history of Bobcat wrestling and with every match honor and continue the legacy of those from the past.
Spearheading the efforts, Mark Waddell took a comment from his son Matthew and ran with it. Waddell with help from several others received the go-ahead from school officials to start the project. These parents and fans of Gilmer Wrestling dedicated their time and skills to take the upstairs room and through hard work made it into a useful locker room and a shrine of sorts to those that have made the program what it is today.
Each and every time the athletes walk in the door they will be reminded of the history, hard work and dedication that is Bobcat Wrestling. News clippings and photos fill every wall from youth involvement to those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our Country. On that day there were smiles as former greats and their families walked through and memories of those that are no longer with us. The namesake for the locker room is Will Gudger. Will tragically lost his life in a car accident in November 2016. Gudger was a 2015 graduate of Gilmer High School and a member of the Bobcat Wrestling program. Noah Harris is also honored as part of the history that fills the new locker room. Harris graduated from Gilmer with State Champion credentials and Captain of the football team in his pocket. Though Harris was confident he was never cocky. This gentle-hearted soul had family and friends collect beanie babies to give to the Iraqi children as he served in the United States Army. The ultimate sacrifice was given by Harris on June 18, 2005, after an attack by enemy forces.
Coach Josh Ghobadpoor and his staff are not only preparing the athletes for a match on the mats but they also continue the tradition of former coach Sam Snider in preparing these young men for life after high school. With 17 state titles, the wrestling program speaks for itself and continued hard work will produce even more. Best of luck to the current and future Bobcats as they take to the mats. For the former Bobcats, thank you for your dedication to making Gilmer Wrestling what it is today.
The Team FYN Sports Player of the Week for the week of October 12th is Sophomore defensive Outside Line Backer and Tight End Kyle Allison. Playing both sides of the ball keeps a player on the field for the majority of the 48 minutes of a high school football game. At 6’2 and 210 lbs, Allison handles it well and without losing his hustle.
In Friday night’s game at Heritage #47 stayed focused. Kyle Allison, with both solo and team tackles racked up right at 10. Some of these tackles came in long drives by the Generals. As a tight end Allison competes at a high level and performs the blocking schemes that he is called on to do.
Congratulations on being chosen the Team FYN Sports Player of the Week!
The Lady Cats Volleyball Program has worked hard and prepared for the 2018 volleyball season that is coming fast (schedule below). The first event of the new season takes place Friday, August 10th as Coach Donna parks takes her team to the Home of the Pickens Co. Dragons for a quad match that also includes the Fannin Rebels and the Dawson Tigers.
The schedule for the Lady Cats 2018 season finds them with 18 total dates of play plus first round tournaments that start on October 11th. The bus for the team will log plenty of miles this year with the Lady Cats having only four at home matches scheduled. This travel will find in places such as East Hall and Chestatee, Ridgeland, Whitfield, and Marietta. Coach Parks is excited to get her team on the court and bring home a winning season for Gilmer High School.
The 2018 Bobcat football season starts this Friday August 10th as they take the turf to host Murray Co. in the final scrimmage before the real deal starts next week(See schedule below). The Bobcats have a full coaching staff and a roster of young men that are ready to right the ship from the pathway of the last few seasons.
Coach Casey Wingard will lead his team into battle in week #1 on August 17th as the Fannin Co. Rebels come to Ellijay. The 2018 schedule holds very little travel for the Bobcats with seven out of eleven games(including 8-10 scrimmage) being at home. This leaves only four travel days on the season.