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By Dan Rudy 

Local youth takes second in statewide free-throw competition


March 16, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Jamie Early is presented an award and certificate Monday for second place in the statewide Elks Hoop Shoot by Wrangell manager Jeff Jabusch.

A Wrangell girl has taken second place in the state for the 2016-17 Elk's Hoop Shoot.

Jamie Early sank 18 of 25 baskets during the Wrangell Lodge's shoot in December, taking first among the girls 12 to 13 age group. Local-level winners have their scores weighed against those from around the state, with awards distributed via various Elks lodges. Those taking first place by category can compete on the regional level, going on from there to the national competition in Chicago on April 22.

Now a seventh grader, Early has been participating in the annual test of free-throw skills since she was...

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