By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Trousdale County’s basketball teams have been working on their skills by participating in summer camps.

The Yellow Jacket boys have made trips to Watertown, Portland and DeKalb County where they have gone 5-7 in varsity play and 6-2 in junior varsity action.

“We have been inconsistent so far, but I’m playing a ton of young guys right now,” said coach Ryan Sleeper. “They are showing growth and developing some experience against great competition. We are also putting in a whole new offensive system so it’s a process.”

The Jackets were to play games at Gallatin on Wednesday and Thursday, then play in a tournament Saturday at Ravenwood to end their summer session.

The Lady Jackets made the long trip to Wayne County last week, where they played 15 varsity games in three days. Trousdale went 6-9 in those games, but was 5-3 over the last two days.

“We really showed signs of improvement,” said coach Jared Hawkins. “We played some very tough competition, only two Class A teams and four teams that were in the state tournament last year.

“We went down there for the competition and we never played a team that didn’t press and I felt like that was worth its weight in gold. To have success in our district you have to be able to handle the press.”

The Lady Jackets will travel to Tennessee State University on Friday and Saturday to play games against Springfield, Sycamore and Pearl-Cohn.