• Upward Basketball gets season underway
By Wayne Parham

The Lady Orangemen and the Lady Hawkeyes fight for a rebound Saturday during a game. Photo by Wayne Parham.

Upward Basketball got underway with game action Saturday at First Baptist Church in Thomson.
This season, 109 players will be dashing up and down the church’s two courts every Saturday morning. The players are split into 17 teams, according to age division, and are instructed by 19 volunteer coaches.
According to Laura Osborne, longtime coach and first year director of Upward Basketball, there are three divisions for boys and two for girls.
The boys divisions are K to second grade, third and fourth grade and fifth and sixth grade. The girls divisions are first to third grade and fourth to sixth grade. Games are set for every Saturday through March 1.





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