Sports Briefs: Laracuente wins title

Highland’s Juliette Laracuente wins national championship

SPARTA – Highland track and field standout Juliette Laracuente continued to add to her resume.

A two-time Division II girls long jump outdoor champion in Ohio, the senior-to-be competed at the Adidas National Championships at North Carolina A&T at Greensboro, NC over the weekend.

Laracuente won the girls triple jump with a personal record of 39-feet, 11.5 inches, winning by three-quarters of an inch over second place. She was a national runner-up in the long jump with an effort of 18-6.5 behind the winning jump of 19-1.5. She also finished fourth in the high jump at 5-5.

Mount Gilead recently held a boys basketball camp for those in grades four through six.

Mount Gilead holds boys basketball camp

MOUNT GILEAD – The Mount Gilead boys basketball team recently held a youth basketball camp for fourth through sixth graders. The camp focused on offensive and defensive fundamentals, while teaching the campers about teamwork, leadership, competitiveness and good sportsmanship.

Players also participated in a number of competitions, including 1-on-1, 3-on 3, hot shot, free throw, and dribbling competitions.

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