Photos courtesy of Holbrook Elks Lodge No. 2450
Forty-six shooters participated in the 2012 Holbrook Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot held Dec. 15. It is estimated that approximately 400 shooters participated throughout the school-wide practice rounds and competition this year.
The Elks Hoop Shoot is a local, state and national competition for free throw accuracy. Each participant is allowed 25 free throws. The shooter with the most free throws made out of 25 shots in his or her age division advances to the next level of competition, the regional contest scheduled in January in Camp Verde.
The Elks Hoops Shoot Committee offered thanks to those who helped make the annual event a success, including the Holbrook Unified School District, Hulet Elementary School, Doug Hansen, Daniel Orton, Chris Symancyk, Jody Good, Judge John Lamb, Paul Ortega, Patty Hansen, Debbie Koerperich, Jeff Jones Sr., Dale Bray, Phil Cobb, Celestine Romo, Robert Romo and all of the members of Elks Lodge No. 2450.
The Holbrook Elks Lodge and the community of Holbrook wish the winners the best of luck in their next level of competition in January.
Damon Attakai (center) made 16 of 25 free throws to win the 8-9 year old boys’ division of the Holbrook Elks Hoop Shoot. Terrell Kinlicheenie (left) placed second and Johnny Soke (right) was third.
Mayanna John won the 8-9 year old girls’ division of the Holbrook Elks Hoop Shoot, making nine of 25 free throws.
Holbrook Elks Exalted Ruler Phil Cobb (left) and Elks Hoop Shoot Chair Robbie Koerperich (right) congratulate the winners of the 10-11 year old boys’ division of the Holbrook Elks Hoop Shoot, including (second from left to right) Kobi Koerperich, second place; Griffin Lamb, first; and Eric Baldonado, third. Griffin made 17 of 25 free throws to earn the title.
Madison Chappell (center) won the 10-11 year old girls’ division of the Holbrook Elks Hoop Shoot, making 17 of 25 free throws. Ashlyn Wilhelm (left) was second and Holly Hill (right) was third.
Isaiah Warner (center) made 18 of 25 free throws to win the 12-13 year old boys’ division of the Hol-brook Elks Hoop Shoot. Tynen Thomas (left) was second and Cade Maestas (right) was third.
Adrianna Monroe (center) made 22 of 25 free throws to win the 12-13 year old girls’ division of the Holbrook Elks Hoop Shoot. Aiyana Gary (left) was second and Rayanna Yellowhair (right) was third.