GOODY, Ky. — If you are a hoops fan and have an itching for some high school basketball then Belfry High School is the place to be this week as coach Mark Thompson and the Pirates are hosting their 2019 summer team camp on Thursday and Friday in the BHS Gymnasium.
There will be a total of 29 games played in the two-day span with 10 high school team and one middle school team taking part from all over the southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky area.
Varsity games will be played with two 18 minute halves and with a running clock until the last minute of each half. On a shooting foul, players will only get one shot which will be worth two points. Team fouls will also be kept with teams shooting the bonus on the seventh team foul of each half. Junior varsity games will start with a 15 minute clock.
Fans of several local schools, including Mingo Central, Tug Valley, Phelps and Belfry, will all get a chance to see what their squad is going to look like for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Lenore middle will also play a game against Belfry on Thursday night.
Some interesting story lines for the two-day event to keep an eye on will include seeing the Hatfield brothers Drew and Devin back in Mingo Central blue, Belfry guard Tyler Chaffin going up against his former teammates at Tug Valley, and longtime mentor Garland "Rabbit" Thompson's return to the sidelines as head man for the Panthers.
Games will tip-off at 10:00 a.m. both days with the final game starting at 8:30 on Thursday and 7:45 on Friday.
Below is a full schedule for the two-day event.
Belfry Basketball Team Camp 2019
Thursday June 13, 2019
10:00 Belfry vs Sheldon Clark (Varsity)
10:45 Belfry vs Sheldon Clark (JV)
11:30 Sheldon Clark vs Mingo Central (Varsity)
12:15 Shelby Valley vs Mingo Central (JV)
1:00 Shelby Valley vs Mingo Central (Varsity)
1:45 Shelby Valley vs Phelps (Varsity)
2:30 Phelps vs Pikeville (JV)
3:15 Phelps vs Pikeville (Varsity)
4:00 Pikeville vs Tolsia (Varsity)
4:45 Tolsia vs East Ridge (JV)
5:30 Tolsia vs East Ridge (Varsity)
6:15 East Ridge vs Tug Valley (Varsity)
7:00 Tug Valley vs Belfry (JV)
7:45 Tug Valley vs Belfry (Varsity)
8:30 Belfry vs Lenore (JV)
Friday June 14, 2019
10:00 Belfry vs Shelby Valley (Varsity)
10:45 Belfry vs Shelby Valley (JV)
11:30 Shelby Valley vs Tug Valley (Varsity)
12:15 Tug Valley vs Phelps (Varsity)
1:00 Phelps vs Tug Valley (JV)
1:45 Tolsia vs Phelps (Varsity)
2:30 Tolsia vs Belfry (JV)
3:15 Belfry vs Tolsia (Varsity)
4:00 Belfry vs East Ridge (Varsity)
4:45 Mingo Central vs East Ridge (JV)
5:30 East Ridge vs Mingo Central (Varsity)
6:15 Prestonsburg vs Mingo Central (Varsity)
7:00 Prestonsburg vs Mingo Central (JV)
7:45 Belfry vs Prestonsburg (Varsity)
Jarrid McCormick is a sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News. He can be reached by email at jmccormick@HDMediaLLC.com.