For the first time, the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School girls basketball team joined the boys in spending a portion of the summer playing and attending camps.
The Lady Tiger Sharks finished their summer 8-14, a respectable record for a team that will have no seniors or juniors this coming season.
The team is comprised of three sophomores, Callie Fleshner, Morgan Gant, and Jamarion Larry, three freshmen, Hallie Jasnski, Khaliayah Johnson and Maliayah McNair and four 8th-graders, Teiyahna Hutchinson, Brooklynn Quinn, Aliayah Johnson, and Java Patterson.
The month of June began with a trip to Freeport where the Lady Tiger Sharks 1-2, playing Freeport, Paxton and South Walton.
Next up was a trip to Poplar Springs, for a camp known as the Border War during which Florida schools compete against schools from Alabama. The Lady Tiger Sharks played six games in two days, going 1-5.
Port St. Joe boarded a bus again for a four-hour drive to Columbus, GA to compete at the Columbus State University team camp. The Lady Tiger Sharks played schools Class 3A and larger and came away 2-5.
The last stop was this past weekend at the University of Florida where 82 high school girls’ teams came to enjoy the Gator campus. The Lady Tiger Sharks went 4-2, the two losses coming by a combined five points.
The team would like to thank the following people for making this summer a success: Mrs. Brenda Fisher, Coach Kenny Parker, George Duren’s Piggly Wiggly, Greg Williams of Williams Gunn and Pawn, and Joey Browning of Columbus Trophy and Screen Printing.