Trophies earned at Hoop Shoot regionals


March 26, 2020

Courtesy of Kayla Gillen

Two Wrangell kids recently returned from Washington after competing in the Hoop Shoot regional tournament. Michael Cook (left) and Aadyn Gillen (right) represented Wrangell as they took part in the tournament, bringing together participants from Alaska, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. The annual free throw contest is put on by the Elks Lodge. Jeff Jabusch, organizer of the local hoop shoot contest, said that Cook took fourth place in the 8-9-years-old boys' bracket with 19 out of 25 baskets. Gillen competed in the 10-11-years-old boys' bracket. He also shot 19 out of 25 baskets and tied for second place, Jabusch said, but lost a shoot-off and took third place. The national Hoop Shoot, scheduled for April in Chicago, has been cancelled due to concerns about COVID-19, according to the Elks' Hoop Shoot website.

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