Cyclone junior varsity girls flourish in summer camps

from staff reports
If summer performance is an indicator of season success, then the Elizabethton junior varsity girls basketball team might be in for a pretty good year.
Mixing one junior, three sophomores and six rising freshmen can be a challenge, but the girls came together and posted a 22-1 record against top local and regional competition.
Cyclone JV coach Harry Farthing and assistant coach Doug Fritz were very pleased with the team's skill, effort, intensity and chemistry.
The summer camp season began in June at the Unicoi County Camp, where the Lady Cyclones posted a 3-0 record, including a 42-17 win over Unicoi.
In July, the EHS ladies went 6-1 at the Coastal Carolina Camp in Conway, S.C.. The team's lone loss was a 34-25 setback against a tough Wayne County, Kentucky squad.
In July and August, the team participated in the Girls Incorporated Summer League JV Division. Posting a 13-0 league record, the Lady Cyclones took the division title, and outscored their opponents 858-470 in all the games combined.
Team members were Marti Bush, Laura Bowman, Cameron Crapps, Casey Crockett, Brianne Gouge, Victoria Hopson, Whitney Norris, Michaela Pietrowski, Brittany Smith, Courtney Towle and Eden Treadway.
Eighth-graders Hannah Fritz, Kelli Culler, Kyla Jones and Jasmine Treadway filled in ably when older players were on vacation.
"We had an excellent summer," said Coach Farthing. "The freshmen had a fantastic season at T.A. Dugger under Coach Angie Barker, so we knew they could play.
"Our returning JV players are also talented, and the two groups fit together nicely We defeated arch rival Unicoi County four times this summer, knocked off AAA powers Tennessee High and Science Hill three times each, and beat Daniel Boone twice."
According to Farthing, the Twisters Organization and the T.A. Dugger coaches are doing a great job developing these players.
"Needless to say, we are excited about the upcoming season," said Farthing, "and many of these young ladies will soon be making an impact for varsity coach Mike Wilson's Lady Cyclones."