Five Area Youth Advance to ‘Hoop Shoot’ State Championship
The Northern Maine District championship of the Maine Elks Hoop Shoot foul shooting contest was held this past Sunday, January 6, in Bangor.
Of the seven Elks Lodges throughout Northern Maine that held Hoop Shoot competitions, Presque Isle Elks Lodge #1954 sent six to the district championship. Five of those six are advancing to the State Championship to be held on Saturday, January 26.
The winners from the Presque Isle Elks were Cruze Casavant and Blayne Tardif in the 8 and 9 year-old division; Branden Porter in the 10 and 11 year-old division; and Wesley LaPointe and Jorja Maynard in the 12 and 13 year-old division.
Ainsley Caron managed to take home the second place trophy for the girls 10 and 11 year-old division despite having an off shooting day.