Reed City boys and girls getting plenty accomplished with basketball camps

Coaches getting good results from players

The Reed City youth hoops camp drew a lot of numbers earlier this summer

The Reed City youth hoops camp drew a lot of numbers earlier this summer

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REED CITY – Reed City basketball coaches like what they’ve seen at their practices so far.

Reed City girls had their last day of open gym on Thursday athough coach Tim Beilfuss indicated there might be another one on Sunday night to be ready for a camp Monday and Tuesday in Scottville and a scrimmage in Ludington on Wednesday.

“This past week, we were up at Petoskey and Charlevoix,” Beilfuss said. “We were at the Big North Shootout. We got six games in up there.”

Beilfuss said numbers of girls participating has varied. He’s had nine for varsity.

“Our senior class wasn’t large in numbers,” he said. “We graduated four seniors and have one senior returning. Not a lot of things are changing for us. Most everyone in the program knows what we want to do offensively and defensively.”

Brennan Walsh is in his first year as Reed City boys coach, which makes it critical for a summer program between he and the players. Reed City High School conducted a basketball camp for students ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade earlier this month.

“We did our young kids’ camp and had a good turnout there,” Walsh said. “We had 140 kids and that was a great turnout. I took our varsity team to Muskegon and played some really good competition. We just got back from Grand Valley and now we’re up at Cadillac for three nights. We’re at Ferris this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, and then that’s it. Then we’ll have dead week and then football.”