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Shelby City Park’s Midget Basketball Is Underway!
The 2011 Midget Basketball League is up and running. The tip-off was December 28th and the season will go through Thursday, February 10th. Games are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Shelby City Park gymnasium at 6 and 7 p.m. This year there are four teams: FOP, Shelby Hardware, Teddy-Meekins and AmVets. We visited a practice session where the Teddy-Meekins and AmVets teams were getting ready for the next game. Teddy-Meekins has a record of 1-1 and AmVets, 2-0. The city midget teams are for 10-12 year olds. Taking a time-out for a photo op. (back row: l to r), the Teddy-Meekins team: Will Boykins; head coach, Nick Surratt, Quante Williams, J.B. Young, Matthew Weaver, Darius Hall, Quincy Boykins; assistant coach, Chris Young, Trejan McDaniel, and Gabriel Figueroa. The AmVets team, (front row: l to r) Artist Torrence, R. J. Fullenwider, Darius Fuller, Joshua Smith, Tyshun Odom, Austin Lesmeister and Steve Smith; assistant coach.

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