Rio Fall Basketball Academy begins Sept. 10

Registration is underway for the Rio Fall Basketball Academy, which will run on Sundays throughout most of September and into the early part of October at the Newt Oliver Arena.

The league features two divisions — a senior division (10-foot goals) for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and a junior division (9-foot goals) for third, fourth and fifth grade students — for both boys and girls.

The league also will offer instruction in team concepts and fundamentals in a controlled game atmosphere. Each team will receive coaching instruction from the University of Rio Grande men’s and women’s basketball players.

The session for boys will run Sept. 10 and 17, and Oct. 1 and 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The girls session is set for Sept. 10, 17 and 24 — as well as Oct. 1 — from 4 to 6 p.m.

Cost is $75 per player, which can paid in advance or on the first Sunday of the academy.

For more information, contact French at (740) 245-7294 or by e-mail at Smalley can be reached at (740) 245-7491 or by e-mail at

Online registration is also available on the school’s athletics website,

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