The Pocahontas County High School Warriors basketball team has been tearing up the summer practice circuit. The Warriors are allowed to practice and hold scrimmages, called camp shootouts, until the Fourth of July.
Coach Tim McClung said a recent trip to Charmco for a shootout went very well.
“We’ve been practicing three days a week and then we’ve been attending camp shootouts,” said McClung. “We just finished up a camp shootout down at Greenbrier West, where we played Liberty High School, out of Raleigh County; we played Richwood High School; we played Greenbrier East JV and we played Meadow Bridge. I’m happy to say the boys played really well, played hard, and won all four games down there.”
A large number of fans showed up for a home shootout on June 23, when the Warriors dominated the Highlanders. McClung, now in his third year as head coach, understands why fans are excited.
“The kids are really coming on,” he said. “It’s taken us a couple years to get things in the flow. The kids are starting to buy in and they’re working real hard and they’re doing a lot of the right things. So we hope that that will continue and we will have a successful season.”
McClung will have four seniors on his squad this year: Cary Robertson, Stephen Mick, Adam Irvine and Phillip Green.
“This will be their third year in the program with me,” said the coach. “They’re starting to catch on and their leadership is becoming very good. We have some young players, so their role play with them is starting to show. Those four boys are going to do a good job for us this year.”
The Warriors have a shootout with Webster County, Midland Trail and Greenbrier West scheduled for July 1 in Upper Glade. Next week’s edition will include a report on that shootout.