Local youth compete in Elks Hoop Shoot competition
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Elk's Hoop Shoot
Sierra Corcione (left) took first place in the girls ages 12 to 13 Elks Hoop Shoot, while Paige Shumway placed first in the 8- to 9-year-old category and Jaci Shumway took first place in the girls ages 10 to 11 category. Courtesy photos
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The Moab Elks Lodge held its annual Hoop Shoot contest on Dec. 14 for area youth ages 8 through 13. The event was held at the Grand County Middle School gymnasium.

This year, 23 participants in two divisions, boys and girls, and three age categories, took part in the annual free-throw shooting competition.

Brody Williams took first place in the boys, ages 10 to 11 category. Teddy Park placed second, and Cameron Hoppenstend placed third. In the boys, ages 12 to 13 group, Corbin Mays took first place, Ryelan Jones took second place and Isacc Shifflet placed third.

No participants competed in the boys, ages 8 to 9 category, said Dan Stott, the Moab Elks Hoop Shoot director.

In the girls, ages 10 to 11 category, Jaci Shumway placed first. In the girls, ages 12 to 13 category, Sierra Corcione took first place. Paige Shumway took first place in the girls, ages 8 to 9 division.

Stott said there were no other girls who participated in the event. He noted that he believes scheduling issues led to lower participation in this year’s hoop shoot.

“Thanks to all that participated,” Stott said. “I take responsibility for the ones we missed. Scheduling problems and lack of communication [were part of the problem.]. [We will] do better next year.

The first-place winners in each division were scheduled to travel to Richfield in January to compete in the district shootout, Stott said. The winners from that competition will travel to Provo for the state shoot-out on Feb. 1. The state winner will compete in a regional contest in March, and regional winners will compete in the Hoop Shoot National Finals, held annually in Springfield, Mass., home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The national finals will be held April 10-13.

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