Courtesy photo/Ken Curto
Pictured from left to right: Juan Labra, Kyrianna Thompson, Brenley Skadburg, Olen Morrison, Joseph Minoletti and Madison Sorenson.

The Elks are pleased to announce the 46th annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest. Three boys and three girls, ages 8 to 13 won the second round of competition in the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw contest at Austin, Nevada on January 27 and have been named district champions.

Boys 8-9: Olen Morrison of McGill awarded first place.

Girls 8-9: Brenley Skadburg  of McGill awarded first place.

Boys 10-11:  Joseph Minoletti of Eureka awarded third place.

Girls 10-11:  Kyrianna Thompson of Ely awarded second place.

Boys 12-13:  Juan Labra of Ely awarded first place.

Girls 12-13:  Madison Sorenson of Ely awarded second place.

First, second and third place trophies were awarded to one boy and onegirl in each of the three age categories:  ages 8-9; 10 to 11 and 12 to 13.

Morrison, Skadburg and Labra will now advance to the NSEA State finals at Hawthorne, Nevada on February 17 where they will compete with other winners from the State of Nevada.

For more information on the Elks National Hoop Shoot or to learn more about the Elks, visit or email Hoop Shoot is free to all participants and provides youth an opportunity to compete, and to connect.