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Alex students win hoop shoot divisions

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A couple youth basketball players representing the Alexandria Elks Lodge 1685 will compete at the state Elk’s Hoop Shoot event after finishing first in their age groups during the 2014 Central District free-throw contest in January.

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Isaac Maddock of Osakis won the boys’ 8-9-year-old division after making a district-best 23-of-25 free throws. He was joined by Alexandria’s Annie Bowser, who made 17-of-25 shots and 5-of-5 extra shots in a tiebreaker to win the 12-13-year-old girls’ division.

Other winners included Gabrielle Hartley of the Verndale (18-of-25) in the 8-9-year-old girls’ division. Ellie Dague of the Henning took the 10-11-year-old girls’ division (17-of-25). Baxter’s Tyler Jordan won the 10-11-year-old boys’ division (13-of-25) and Russell Corrigan of Hutchinson won the boys’ 12-13-year-old division after making 22-of-25 shots.

This year’s district shoot was hosted by the Brainerd Lodge and held at Lake Region Christian School in Baxter. The winners of each division will now shoot at the state Elk’s Hoop Shoot this Saturday in Hutchinson. Winners of the six divisions at the state level will be vying for the opportunity to shoot in the regional competition in Iowa City.


(City after name is Elks Lodge represented)

GIRLS 8-9 – Gabrielle Hartley, Wadena, 18-25; Maci Martini, Brainerd, 14-25

GIRLS 10-11 – Ellie Dague, Wadena, 17-25; Lexi Mcelfresh, Brainerd, 9-25; Caroline Grande, Fergus Falls, 8-25

GIRLS 12-13 – Annie Bowser, Alexandria, 17-25 (5-5 tiebreaker); Anne Cihak, Fergus Falls, 17-25 (3-5 tiebreaker); Emma Templeton, Brainerd, 14-25; Mardi Ehrmantraut, Wadena, 14-25

BOYS 8-9 – Isaac Maddock, Alexandria, 23-25; Carson Rogstad, Fergus Falls, 17-25; Jordan Mount, Brainerd, 16-25; Andrew Weisenburger, Hutchinson, 13-25; Tyson Misegades, Wadena, 13-25; Blake Schoolmeester, Willmar, 10-25

BOYS 10-11 – Tyler Jordan, Brainerd, 13-25; Isiah Godfrey, Alexandria, 11-25

BOYS 12-13 – Russell Corrigan, Hutchinson, 22-25; Garrett Kugler, Fergus Falls, 20-25; Jackson Weniger, Wadena, 14-25; Ethan Geske, Brainerd, 14-25