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TFS middle school basketball team picks up skills



Members of the Tallulah Falls School middle school basketball team competed in the Mountain Madness Team Camp June 17-18 in Young Harris.

The Indians competed in three games each day against some tough competition, gaining valuable game experience and setting the tone for an off-season full of hard work, according to coach Anthony Cox. 

“Last season, our ‘A’ team was comprised of all eighth-grade players. The boys did a fantastic job playing against an older team during this camp,” said coach Tom Tilley. “It’s been more of a learning experience working with our younger players this summer. They are getting familiar with the physical nature of this level of play. I am proud of the heart the team showed and how they listened to instructions to get better each game.”

The middle school basketball programs compete in the Tri-State Middle School Conference. The regular season for both the boys ‘A’ and boys ‘B’ teams takes place November through February, culminating in the Tri-State Championship for the ‘A’ team in early February.

Shown, front row, from left, are Rylee Smith of Turnerville, Tanner Davis of Cornelia, Merrick Carnes of Cornelia, Tate Turpin of Eastanolee and TJ Cox of Cornelia; back row, from left, coach Anthony Cox, KC Respress-Young of Cleveland, Elijah Barker of Eastanolee, Teryk Tilley of Tallulah Falls, Sam Ketch of Clarkesville, Jackson Carlan of Baldwin and coach Tom Tilley. 


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