Six advance to Elks Hoop Shoot district tournament |

Six advance to Elks Hoop Shoot district tournament

Six area youths earned their way to the district level of the 2006 Elks Hoop Shoot free-throw competition. The six had the highest scores at their respective levels in Saturday’s local event at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.Kevin Flohr Jr., the 10-11 boys 2003 national runner-up, earned top honors among 12-13 year-old boys by connecting on 20-of-25 shots. He was surpassed in shooting percentage by the 12-13 girls division winner Jamie Barr, who hit on 21-of-25 shots.Luis Negrete and Brando Carniero finished second and third in the 12-13 boys division, respectively. McKenzie Kuhn was the 12-13 girls runner-up. Cassidy Gaddis placed third.Among younger competitors, Delaney Gaddis took the girls 8- to 9-year-old division by going 7-for-25 from the free-throw line. Guadalupe Negrete was the runner-up.Evrett Marr captured the 8-9 boys local title by hitting 13-of-25 shots. Luke Roy and Luis Rojo finished second and third, respectively.Miguel Vegan won the boys 10-11 championship by draining 12-of-25 attempts, ahead of runner-up Vinson Marr and third-place finisher Grant Fegan. Syddnie Evans rolled in 9-of-25 shots to win the 10-11 girls division. Brandie Vinger was second, and Lee Ann Ruiz placed third.All six first-place finishers advance to the Jan. 28 district tournament at the Community Center. District tournament winners move on to the state championship competition at Salida on Feb. 25.

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