June 6, 2013

Gehring, Gratton earn mini-camp recognition

Gehring, Gratton earn mini-camp recognition
By STU MERRY

Ellie Gehring and Marc Gratton are this year’s Trooper Coed Mini-Camp outstanding campers. The camp concluded its week-long run this past Friday with an awards ceremony at Roy Schei Gym.
The camp, under the direction of Garrison’s Jason Mattheis and Sandra Essler, targets the fundamentals of basketball with emphasis on shooting, ball handling and defensive and offensive techniques. Each participant competes for special awards at the camp.
Most valuable players this year were Bennet Kamp, Dylan Bayer, Matt Pease, Karli Klein, Emily Jaeger and Shelby Gehring.
Mattheis said 115 youth participated in this year’s camp. He noted a number of campers came from out-of-town.
“It was a good camp,” he said. “The kids had a lot of fun. Everyone worked hard and they had a good time.”
Other individual and team contest honors (top three) in order of finish were:
Most improved: Boys – Lasen Aasand, Zach Seidler and Casyn Kolden. Girls – Mia Gehring, Kaitlin Klein and Alyssa Huston.
Defense: Connor Kerzmann, Avery Kerzmann and Donte Church.
Hustle: Devon Crawford, Kolin Westman and Alexander Ermer.
Dribbling: (Ages 6-9 – top three placers) – Connor Kerzmann, Mia Gehring and Devon Crawford; (Ages 10-11) Kolin Westman, Emily Jaeger and Jack Bright; (Ages 12-14) – Shelby Gehring, Logan Smith and Donte Church.


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