Busy sum­mer in store for base­ball, volleyball teams

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - SPORTS - From Staff Re­ports

The Siloam Springs boys and girls bas­ket­ball teams and volleyball team each have busy sum­mer cal­en­dars lined up.

Here is a pre­view of things to come this sum­mer for each pro­gram.

Boys bas­ket­ball

The Pan­thers are sched­uled to have their first work­out ses­sion of the sum­mer from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to­day at the Pan­ther Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter.

It’s the first of nine sched­uled work­out ses­sions through the end of June. The oth­ers are from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on June 1, June 5, June 7, June 8, June 12, June 14, June 15 and June 22.

There are also six work­out ses­sions sched­uled for Tues­days and Thurs­days in July af­ter the dead pe­riod, which runs from June 26July 10. The July work­out ses­sions are July 11, July 13, July 18, July 20, July 25 and July 27.

The Pan­thers will be head­ing to bas­ket­ball camp at the Univer­sity of Kansas June 16-18.

The team also has sev­eral play dates sched­uled through­out the month of June.

On June 6, the Pan­thers’ var­sity and ju­nior var­sity will travel to Gravette to play games with Gravette and Jay, Okla. Var­sity games are at 5 and 6:30 p.m., while ju­nior var­sity games are at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.

On June 20, the var­sity team will host Spring­dale, Re­gent Prep and Ber­ry­hill, Okla., for some scrim­mages. On June 21, the Pan­thers will host Gravette and Vinita, Okla.

The eighth- and ninth-grade teams will play at Grove Jam­boree on June 5, while the ninth­graders will then play at tour­na­ment in Inola, Okla., June 7-8.

The eighth-and ninth-graders will re­turn to Grove for games on June 20.

The sev­enth-grade team will host a jam­boree on June 15 and play at Farm­ing­ton Jam­boree on June 19.

Girls bas­ket­ball

The Lady Pan­thers also have a busy sum­mer planned.

Five prac­tices are sched­uled to the be­gin­ning of the dead pe­riod in June. The first is to­day from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and prac­tices will also be on June 1, June 6, June 8 and June 13.

Four more prac­tices are sched­uled af­ter the dead pe­riod on July 11, July 13, July 20 and July 27.

Siloam Springs is sched­uled to par­tic­i­pate in three team camps. The Lady Pan­thers will go to Rogers Team Camp June 2-3, and then head to Crow­der (Mo.) on June 10.

Siloam Springs will go to a team camp in Rolla, Mo., June 15-17.

A pair of sum­mer bas­ket­ball “League Nights” are sched­uled July 17 and July 24 with Farm­ing­ton and Prairie Grove.


The bulk of the Siloam Springs volleyball team’s sum­mer ac­tiv­i­ties won’t be­gin un­til July.

The Lady Pan­thers, who will be un­der first-year coach Joellen Wright, have two open gym ses­sions planned for June 7 and

14. They’ve also got try­outs on June 2 and June 23.

The Lady Pan­thers will take the dead pe­riod and re­turn July 10-11 with morn­ing prac­tices be­fore leav­ing for Bran­son, Mo., on July 12. The Lady Pan­thers will take a team trip to Sil­ver Dol­lar City and then par­tic­i­pate in the Lick­ing Team Camp in Bran­son through July


The team will re­turn to prac­tice from July 17-28, with a Play Day at Spring­dale Har-Ber sched­uled for July 25. The Lady Pan­thers start up fall sea­son prac­tice on Aug. 1.

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