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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:48 pm | Updated: 11:36 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

FAIRBANKS — First-year West Valley boys basketball coach Kimani Shotwell will host the first of several Elevate Your Game basketball clinics at noon Saturday at West Valley High School.

Each two-hour clinic is designed to provide two hours of instruction on a specific fundamental skill in basketball. Saturday’s clinic will concentrate on ball-handling.

During the session, players will go through a progression of ball-handling drills to improve each players overall ability to dribble, pass, and handle the ball under pressure.

The clinic is for boys and girls in fifth through eighth grades. Shotwell and the West Valley boys basketball coaching staff will serve as instructors.

The cost of the clinic is $15 per participant and payment will be accepted at the door.

Off to Barrow

A pair of Interior Youth Basketball competitive teams are headed to Barrow this weekend for a couple of days of basketball against teams from Barrow and neighboring villages.

The Grizzlies seventh/eighth-grade team coached by Jim Hajdukovich will be making the trip along with the Wolves eighth/ninth-grade team coached by Matt Wilken.

“The Barrow program has graciously offered to provide lodging and local fare for meals,” Wilken said in an email to the News-Miner. “It’s the end of the whaling season, so we’re told a polar bear sighting is quite possible.

“I’ve never been to Barrow and have lived here for 38 years, so I’m excited to visit and share this experience with the kids,” Wilken added.

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