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Al Edenloff | Echo Press The Alexandria Elks annual Hoop Shoot competition on Sunday tested the free-throw skills of children, including this group of boys ages 8 and 9. A photo of the winners is in today's Sports section.

Shooting for the hoop: Elks give kids a shot at fame

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They dribbled, took aim and fired away. Participants in the Alexandria Elks Hoop Shoot tested their skill from the free-throw line at the Lakes Area Recreation gym Sunday afternoon.


Boys and girls ages 8-13 competed in the annual event. They took 10 straight shots and then another 15 while Elks organizers kept track of their success.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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