Winners Advance In Elks Hoop Shoot

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Published on January 21 2014 6:07 pm
Last Updated on January 24 2014 12:15 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Six local winners participated in the Elks “Hoop Shoot” at Pana High School Sunday. There were five lodges that participated. The lodges were Pana, Paris, Champaign-Urbana, Effingham and Robinson.

All participants received medallions and first and second place winners received trophies.   

The local “Hoop Shoot” winners were Emily Konkel (Teutopolis) in the eight-nine year old girls category. She hit 14 of 25. Austin Wittenborg (Stewardson-Strasburg) in the eight-nine year old boys category hit 19 of 25.

Natalie Carie (Effingham Sacred Heart) in the 12-13 year old girls category received a plaque for the female athlete who made the most free throws with 20 of 25. Jarret Tharp (Newton) in the 10-11 year old boys category hit 19 of 25.

These four winners will move on to the State Elks “Hoop Shoot” at Decatur Saturday, February 15 and shoot at 9 a.m. at the Jefferson Middle School.   

The other Effingham Elks Lodge #1016 participants and how they placed were:

Hope Bueker (Sigel) in the 10-11 year old category did not place

Donavan Delaney (Altamont) in the 12-13 year old category, tied for second place and hit four of five in the shootoff for second place.