Young athletes will receive instruction from high school basketball players and coaches. Pictured from left: Future star Luke Gregg and Wildcat Wade Browning.

Sign-up now for the Junior Basketball League

The Pendleton County Junior Basketball League is set to get underway on Sunday, April 17. This six-week program for boys and girls in first through eighth grade is a great way for young athletes to hone their skills, get valuable playing tips, and have some fun while they're doing it.

The league plays Sunday afternoons in April and May at Sharp Middle School. The first week is held at Pendleton County High School. It is divided into two groups: first - fourth grade take part in league activities from 1-3 p.m. while fifth - eighth grade takes the court between 3-5 p.m.

Participants will receive coaching, instruction, fundamental skill work, and get to compete in league games under the guidance of high school coaches and players.

The cost to join is $25 per individual and sign ups can be handled at the door.

This league is a must for the aspiring player who wants to compete competitively at the high school level. Participants will enhance their skills, receive solid training, and be prepared to play Wildcat or Ladycat basketball.