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Golden Bears basketball camp continues to grow

The Shelbyville High School boys basketball program recently held its summer youth camp with multiple sessions for boys in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.

A total of 73 potential future Golden Bears honed their basketball skills under the direction of head coach John Hartnett’s coaching staff and players.

“This was a very satisfying week for us at the camp which seems to get bigger and better each year,” said Hartnett. “The players worked hard and had fun. We have so many who return to participate. Their basketball development from year to year is very evident.

“Our high school players did an excellent job of instructing and interacting with the kids as well. We really enjoy hosting the camp every year.”


Shelbyville High School basketball player Kohen Myers and the kindergarten and first-grade campers


Players participated in a variety of drills to emphasize fundamentals. There also were scrimmages and individual competition.

All of the campers received a 2023 Golden Bear Camp T-shirt.

Golden Bear Camp individual contest winners were:

  • Knockout competition: Eli Lockridge (2nd-3rd grade), Will Shively (4th-5th grade), Levi Martzall (6th grade), Austin Martzall (7th-8th grade)
  • Spot Shot competition: Kyson Ash (2nd-3rd grade), Tucker Reed (4th-5th grade), Kingston Ash (6th grade), Jasper Hahn (7th-8th grade)
  • Free Throw competition: Kyson Ash (2nd-3rd grade), Tate Greene (4th-5th grade), Kingston Ash (6th grade), Austin Martzall (7th-8th grade)

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