The Ely Elks Lodge is pleased to announce the 43rd annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest. Three boys and three girls, ages 8 to 13 won the first round of competition in the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw contest at White Pine High School on Saturday, December 13 and have been named local lodge champions.

BOYS  8-9:   Morgan Finicum of Ely.

GIRLS  8-9:  Kenna Van Camp of Ely.

BOYS  10-11:  Nathanial Dolezal of Ely.

GIRLS  10-11:  Eva Kingston of Ely.

BOYS  12-13:  Devin Starkey of Ely.

GIRLS  12-13:  Sage Dutson of Lund.

First place trophies were awarded to one boy and one  girl in each of the three age categories: ages 8-9; 10-11 and 12-13. The six champions will now advance to the district finals at Austin, Nevada on Jan. 24, 2015 where they will compete with other winners from the central division district. For more information on the Elks National Hoop Shoot or to learn more about the Elks, visit or email