Courtesy photo/KEN CURTO
Pictured: Eva Kingston, Kyrianna Thompson, Rex Marshall, Thomas Griffin, Kenna Van Camp.

The Elks are pleased to announce the 45th annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest. Two 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 December 10 and have been named local lodge champions.

BOYS 8-9:  Rex Marshall of Lund.

GIRLS 8-9:  Kyrianna Thompson of Ely.

BOYS 10-11: Thomas Griffin of Ely.

GIRLS 10-11: Kenna Van Camp of Ely.

GIRLS 12-13: Eva Kingston of Ely.

First place trophies were awarded to one boy and one girl in each of the three age categories: ages 8 to 9, 10 to 11 and 12 to 13. The five champions will now advance to the district finals at Austin, Nevada  on January 28, where they will compete with other winners from the central district.

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