Elks Hoop Shoot held at CHS

| November 25, 2019

COSHOCTON – For more than 40 years, the Elks Hoop Shoot has been an annual event in Coshocton. This year’s competition was held on Sunday, Nov. 24 at Coshocton High School.

Paul Bowman said he competed in the event when he was a kid and hopes that more kids will try the competition. “There used to be 70-80 kids competing – the last few years, we’ve had 10-12. A few years ago, the national champion was from Coshocton.”

Bowman said he understands kids are involved in many activities. “This is free and teaches responsibility. And it’s something kids can do at home or with a group of friends. Hopefully, some of the kids here today will do well at the regionals and will keep advancing.” Bowman said he wants to thank the people who volunteer with the hoop shoot every year.

“The Elks are always giving back to this community. Some of these guys are the same ones who have been volunteering for 30 years.”

Taylor McCormick competed for the first time this year. She entered because she thought it would be fun. McCormick said she shoots hoops at home and at school and likes it. She made five baskets and said she was nervous when she was shooting. McCormick will be advancing to regionals in January and thinks that it’s awesome.

The winners of the boys’ classes were: Caden Wylie, 12-13 years, Gavin Gress, 10-11 years, and Leo Laaper, 8-9 years. For the girls, winners were Layla Olinger, 10-11 years and Taylor McCormick, 8-9 years old. There were no girls entered in the 12-13 year old class. Each of these winners will be traveling to regionals in January.

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