Travis

Former Weldon forward Skylah Travis, shown here during a Jan. 18, 2020, matchup with Southeast Collegiate Prep Academy, has transferred to the University of Missouri at Columbia. The 6-foot-3 forward spent her freshman campaign at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Former Valley basketball star Skylah Travis, who dazzled area hoops crowds while a student at Weldon High School from 2016-2020, has altered her collegiate course in grand fashion, transferring from Old Dominion University to the University of Missouri at Columbia, where she will play this fall.

Travis, who averaged 18.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 4.4 steals and 3.3 blocks per game over the course of her career in navy blue, is expected to bolster a Tiger outfit that finished 9-13 (5-9 Southeastern Conference) a season ago.

A highly sought-after prospect in eastern North Carolina as a senior, Travis pondered a scholarship offer from the Tigers before ultimately settling on Hampton Roads and ODU, where she failed to see the floor as a freshman due to a knee injury.

Charged with guiding the balance of the forward’s career in Columbia will be head coach Robin Pingeton, who has pieced together a 180-141 record at the school since 2010.

Football camp scheduled

The Northampton County Recreation Department will conduct its annual “Jackson Pirates Football Camp” from July 12-16.

Registration is $30, and will close on June 15.

Campers will be instructed by coaches from Gates County, Northampton County and Southeast Collegiate Prep Academy, as well as the Jackson Pirates youth organization.

Registration documentation can be picked up at your local post office — for additional information, please contact Collin Sneed at 252-534-1303.