Champions crowned in Elks District Hoop Shoot competition

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

On Saturday January 11, three girls and three boys, ages 8-13, were crowned Champions at the Elks South District “Hoop Shoot” free throw contest, which took place at Straugh Gymnasium on the Montana Western campus in Dillon.

First and second place trophies were awarded to each boy and girl in three categories: ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. The contestants who participated at the District Hoop Shoot Contest were crowned Champions at their local Lodge Contest within the Montana South District, comprised of Anaconda #239, Butte #240, Deer Lodge #1737, Dillon #1554 and Helena #193.

The three first place boys and girls in age categories 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 will advance to the Montana State Contest at Park County High School in Livingston, MT on February 1, 2020.

They will compete against the Districts Champions from the other four Montana districts. With continued success, the six Montana State Champions will advance to the Regional Contest in Rapid City, SD, on March 14; the National Finals in Chicago, IL, April 18. The names of all the national winners are engraved on plaques at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.

This program is totally sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the U.S.A. It is endorsed by hundreds of school systems around the country. The Elks fund the program primarily through its National Foundation and the support of the local lodges and state associations.

The Elks “Hoop Shoot”, began as a local program by Corvallis Oregon Elks in 1946, is in its 47th year of national competition. Over three million boys and girls are expected to participate this year. In the past, Montana has crowned several National Champions.

2020 Montana South District

Elks Hoop Shoot Results

January 11, 2020

Straugh Gymnasium

Montana Western

Girls 8-9

1st Emily Connors 18 Helena Helena #193

2nd Brigid Mehrens 13 Anaconda Anaconda, #239

3rd Tenley Keltz 11 Twin Bridges Dillon #1554

Girls 10-11

1st Brianna Layng 18 Boulder Helena #193

2nd Skylar LaPierre 12 Dillon Dillon #1554

3rd Emily Hansen 11 Deer Lodge Deer Lodge #1737

Girls 12-13

1st Charity Hildreth 19 Dillon Anaconda, #239

2nd Erica Shields 17 Helena Helena #193

3rd Ashlynd Brown 15 Deer Lodge Deer Lodge #1737

Boys 8-9

1st Miles Choquette 22 Butte Butte #240

2nd Rylie Estes 17 Anaconda Anaconda #239

3rd Liam Obert 15 Helena Helena #193

Boys 10-11

1st Danny Connors 23 Helena Helena #193

2nd Peter Kelly 19 Ennis Dillon #1554

3rd Tamu Lombardi 11 Deer Lodge Deer Lodge #1737

Boys 12-13

1st Kyler Engellant 23 (4/5) Dillon Dillon #1554

2nd River Hurley 23 (3/5) Anaconda Anaconda #239

3rd Jacob Hansen 19 Deer Lodge Deer Lodge #1737