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Coshocton Elks Hoop Shoot held

| January 6, 2014

Coshocton Elks BPO 376 Hoop Shoot Winners

GIRLS AGE 8-9

GIRLS AGE 8-9
Haylee Adkins (age 9) (left) was the runner-up in the girls 8-9 age group making 12 shots and Prestyn Patterson (age 8) was the winner with 13 shots made. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

BOYS AGE 8-9

BOYS AGE 8-9
Hudson Wesney (age 9) (left) was the winner in the boys 8-9 age group making 29 shots and Brody Border (age 9) was the runner-up with 27 shots made. The boys were tied at twenty following the initial round of 25 and held a shoot-off to determine the winner. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

GIRLS AGE 10-11

GIRLS AGE 10-11
Madisyn Colvin (age 10) (left) was the runner-up in the girls 10-11 age group making 5 shots and Ashlyn Bible (age 10) was the winner with 7 shots made. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

BOYS AGE 10-11

BOYS AGE 10-11
Zachary Jennings (age 10) (left) was the winner in the boys 10-11 age group sinking 19 shots with Alec Laaper (age 10) the runner-up making 17 shots. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

GIRLS AGE 12-13

GIRLS AGE 12-13
Karlie Lahna (age 11) (left) was the runner-up in the girls 12-13 age group making 10 shots and Janessa Albertson (age 12) was the winner with 17 shots made. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

BOYS AGE 12-13

BOYS AGE 12-13
Cale Roberts (age 12) (left) was the winner in the boys 12-13 age group with 21 shots made. Clay Davis (age 13) was the runner-up with 20 shots made. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)


COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Elks Lodge BPO 376 held the annual hoop shoot at Coshocton High School on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5 with well over fifty youth participating. Boys and girls competed in three different age categories, 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Boys and girls competed separately and shot a total off twenty-five foul shots in two groups of 10 and 15.

Coshocton varsity girls basketball coach Paul Bowman organized the event with local Elks members who volunteered their services to record shots, retrieve rebounds and provide encouragement to the kids. Jim Baylor, who recruits the Elks volunteers, said he was encouraged by the participation and gives best wishes to the six youth moving on to the next round of competition, in Dover on Jan. 19. The winners of each age group get to participate at Dover.

CHS coach Bowman said, “I just try to help out and get the kids involved.” When asked about the significance of foul shooting, Bowman said, “It’s very important. You win a lot of games at the foul line. It’s a vital part of the game. You want to make 70-75% and a lot of these kids practiced and shot 90%.”

“It’s great to see the kids involved and it’s not slipping away. It’s all about the kids anyway. There are kids from all the local schools here and that’s great to see. I would like to commend Jim (Baylor) and all his folks that helped with this event.”

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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