Elks crown local Hoop Shoot winners

by nathan oster

There weren’t as many participants, but the competition was still fierce at this year’s Elks Hoop Shoot, which was held Saturday morning at Buff Gym.

Shootouts were required to settle several divisions, as contestants battled it out for the right to advance to the next round of the competition, which will play out Saturday, Feb. 10 starting at 10 a.m. at the Livingston gym in Cody.

The local champions who advanced to that competition include Davis Wrage (8-9 boys division champion); Kylin Stephens (8-9 girls); Payten Sorensen (10-11 girls); Sydney Tschiffely (12-13 girls) and Morgan Dowling (12-13 boys).

There were 21 participants this year, down from the 45 who were entered last year.

8- AND 9-YEAR-OLD BOYS — 1, Davis Wrage, 12-25.  2, Weston Haley, 5-25.  3, Jake Schlattmann, 5-25.  Other participants: Cale Wright, Johnny Coyne, Chase Oster, Miles Houk.

8- AND 9-YEAR-OLD GIRLS — 1, Kylin Stephens, 2-25.

10- AND 11-YEAR-OLD GIRLS — 1, Payten Sorensen, 9-25.  2, Kendall Stephens, 3-25.

10- AND 11-YEAR-OLD BOYS — No participants.

12- AND 13-YEAR-OLD GIRLS — 1, Sydney Tschiffely, 15-25.  2, Kendall Wright, 14-25.  3, Skyler Wrage, 12-25.  Other participants: Morgan Haley, Ky Sorensen, Tatem Edeler.

12- AND 13-YEAR-OLD BOYS — 1, Morgan Dowling, 14-25.  2, Braeden Tracy, 11-25.  3, Eduardo Burgos, 10-25.  Other participants: Brock Hill, Ralph Petty..