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Camillus Elks' Annual Hoop Shoot Contest results

Camillus Elks Lodge 2367 hosted their annual Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw contest on Dec. 19 at West Genesee High School gymnasium. The program was sponsored by the lodge and was free to all participants.

The competition was open to all interested boys and girls from the greater Camillus area. This year's program began in the local schools where Physical Education teachers conducted contests to determine who would represent their school at the Lodge Contest. Over 2100 students participated in the school program this year. While all participants received certificates for their school achievement, trophies were presented to the first and second place boys and girls in each division.

Winners from the Lodge contest will represent Camillus at the Ontario District Hoop Shoot contest to be held at the Syracuse Lodge #31 at Pastime Athletic Club in Syracuse at 10 a.m. on Jan. 23.

The Elks "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw Contest is the largest and most visible of the many youth activities sponsored by Elks Lodges. More than 3 million boys and girls, ages 8 to 13, will participate this year. From the millions of youngsters who participate and advance through local, district, state and regional competition, six national champions are named -- one boy and one girl in each of three age categories. The winners each receive a trophy and their names are inscribed on a plaque at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

2009 Camillus Elks Hoop Shoot winners

Girls

8 to 9 years old

Winner: Mackenzie Smith (Stonehedge)

Runner-up: Kyleigh Quirk (Split Rock)

10 to 11 years old

Winner: Olivia Price (East Hill)

Runner-up: Sydney Gilmore (East Hill)

12 to 13 years old

Winner: Delaney Nolan (Camillus Middle)

Runner-up: Elena Kopp (WG Middle)

Boys

8 to 9 years old

Winner: Jack Corcoran (East Hill)

Runner-up: Jack Howes (East Hill)

10 to 11 years old

Winner: Tyler Shoults ( WG Middle)

Runner-up: Brendon Radcliffe (Stonehedge)

12 to 13 years old

Winner: Matt Van Allen (Camillus Middle)

Runner-up: Matt Geremia (Camillus Middle)

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