The OHS class of 2013 graduated inside Bulldog Stadium last Friday night in front of a standing room only crowd. The ceremony had no glitches and was a success, lasting only 67 minutes. The new video scoreboard and sound system worked perfectly.
Every senior was video taped receiving his or her diploma and could be seen on the scoreboard simultaneously.
Opelika Principal, Dr. Ferrell Seymore and his staff should be commended for having graduation at Bulldog Stadium as planned. There were many people that made this happen. Thank you, OHS staff!
OHS athletics will be holding basketball and baseball camps for all ages this summer.
Girls’ Basketball Camp
The camp will feature offensive fundamentals, including shooting, ball handling, individual moves and passing, as well as defensive fundamentals such as proper stance, footwork and rebounding. In the team play segment players will be assigned to coached teams to help implement the learned individual skills into a team setting.
Boys’ Basketball Camp
Head boys basketball coach John Wadsworth will host a Basketball Skills Camp June 4 and June 5 at the Opelika Sportsplex from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The camp is for boys in the fifth through eighth grades (2013-14 school year).
Players will participate in, ball handling drills, shooting drills, hot-shot contest, five on five games and knowledge of the game of basketball.
Cost is $40 per camper which includes a camp T-shirt.
For more information or to register, call John Wadsworth at (334) 745-9715.
Head baseball coach Scott Sullivan will hold his second annual Baseball Camp, June 4-8 at the OHS baseball field and complex. The cost is $75 per person. Participants will learn the game of baseball and its fundamentals.
Coach Sullivan and his coaching staff will conduct the camp with help from the OHS baseball team.
The participants will learn the game of baseball, learn the proper way to throw, hit, warm up, etc. The OHS players will divide the campers into teams and play games with OHS players as coaches.
For more information, call Coach Sullivan at (334) 745-9715.
Dixie Youth Baseball
Opelika Dixie Youth President Ben Bugg announced the all-star teams for the Ozone, Minor and Pee-Wee leagues.
Pee-Wee National All-Star team: Jake Cummings, Trent Henderson, Trey White, Christopher Pinked, Russell Copious, Bradley Young, Benjamin Garfield, Taylor Fields, Narratives Hardnett, Walker Ledbetter, Jared McKay and Jacob Smith. Manager-Trey Fields, Coaches-Kevin Cummings, Mike McKay and Joel White.
Pee-Wee American All-Star team: Caden Boyse, Brooks Bryan, Caleb Chisum, Brodie Jones, Kade Lawrence, Austin McConnell, Jackson McKay, Luke Murray, Sawyer Murphy, Bryce Speakman, Jacob Miller and Caleb Dover. Manager-Brad Chisum, Coaches-Jason McKay, Mike Murray and Erik Speakman.
Minor All-Star team: Jackson Harris, Zach Pierce, Jullian Duke, Jackson Bates, Brantltey Davis, Landon Lee, Paul Goodman, Jacob Blackman, Marcus Winston, James Newman, Bayden Thomas and Blake Culver. Manager-Parker Goodman, Coaches Shane Harris and Michael Lee.
Ozone All-Star team: Jackson Holmes, Jared Willis, Cade Blackmon, Christopher Scullen, Micah Christian, Jackson Craft, Kory McCoy, Colten Dunson, Jordan Sorter, Austin Sluder, Trent Fields, William Fields and William Brown. Manager-Mark Christian. Coaches- Jason Rhodes and Bill Brown.
The dates and sites of the All-Star tournaments have not been released.
The Opelika Dixie Boys baseball, Dixie Pony Tails softball and Dixie Belles softball all-star teams have not yet been announced.