William Sewall, chairman of the Presque Isle Elks, Lodge #1954, Hoop Shoot Program, announced the results from that competition held on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Wieden Gymnasium.

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Fifty young people ages 8 to 13 participated in the Elks Hoop Shoot foul shooting contest at the University of Maine. All fifty had been winners at the competitions held at their schools or recreation departments, where a total of 675 young people had competed in those contests to make the most foul shots out of 25 attempts.

Trophies of increasing size were awarded to the first and second place competitors at both the school and Lodge contests.

The winners in the respective age groups and girls and boys divisions were the following:  under age 10, Madelyn Johnston of Washburn and Colby Burlock of Mars Hill; under age 12, Faith Sjoberg of Presque Isle and Kaden Tardif of Mapleton; under age 14, Maddie Stratton of Caribou and Parker Deprey of Caribou.

The runners-up were the following: under age 10, Olivia Locke of Mapleton and Jensen Sargent of Presque Isle; under age 12, Mia Theriault of Caribou and Braydon Castonguay of Washburn; under age 14, Hattie Bubar of Presque Isle and Aiden Churchill of Washburn.

According to Sewall, the winners will now advance to the competition for the Northern District of Maine to be held on Sunday, January 17, 2016, in Bangor.

Competition is particularly tough at the Lodge Hoop Shoot,” Sewall said.  “Of the six winners, three hit 22 or more shots out of 25, which will make these young people very tough to beat at the next level of the competition,” Sewall concluded.


Presque Isle Elks

(Pictured Above) The top finishers in the under 12 age category from the Presque Isle, Elks, Lodge #1954, Hoop Shoot foul shooting competition on Saturday, January 9, 2016:

Left to right: Kaden Tardif, first; Braydon Castonguay, second; Faith Sjoberg, first; Mia Theriault, second.