The Delta Elks Lodge held their local Hoop Shoot Jan. 8 at the Delta Middle School. In the 8-9 girls division, Elena Hancock was the first place winner. In the 8-9 boys division, Dusty Long was first, Nolan Bynum was second and Cole Carmichael was third.
In the 10-11 girls division Shoshana Vigil was first and Kaci Pike was second. In the 10-11 boys division, Skyler Kraai was the first place winner, Kyle Mock was second and Dillon Coe was third. In the 12-13 girls division first place went to Kourtney Carmichael, Shayla Wgard was second, and tying for third place were Mykayla Music and Abigail Vigil. In the 12-13 boys, KC Carlson was the first place winner, Johnathan Anderson was second and Vriel Blanco was third.
The first place winners advanced to the West District Elks Hoop Shoot Jan. 21 in Cortez. The West District includes Elks lodges from Cortez, Delta, Durango, Grand Junction, Hotchkiss, Montrose, Ouray and Telluride. The winners of the West District shoot will advance to the Colorado State Elks Hoop Shoot on Feb. 25 in Salida. The winners of the Colorado State shoot will advance to the regional Hoop Shoot in March in Denver. The regional event includes the states of Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas. The winners of the regional Hoop Shoot will advance to the National Hoop Shoot in Springfield, Mass., in April.
Through the Hoop Shoot program, the Elks desire to provide an interesting, character-building, competitive program for all girls and boys in the contest regardless of their previous athletic competition or abilities. This nationwide, sanctioned program gives these youngsters an opportunity for spirited competition, fine relationships with their peers, and travel statewide, regionally and nationally.blog comments powered by Disqus