Annual Hoop Shoot this Saturday


January 21, 2021

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Stella Buness lining up a shot at the Elks Hoop Shoot contest last year's Hoop Shoot.

The event is a month later than most years and COVID-19 safety rules will make it different too, but the goal is the same: Wrangell youth trying to score in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot on Saturday.

The competition is set to start at the community center gym at 10 a.m. for 9-year-old boys and girls, 11:30 a.m. for 10 and 11-year-olds, and 1 p.m. for 12 and 13-year-olds. Event organizers are asking kids to arrive 15 minutes early to register.

Every participant will be given his or her own basketball to shoot and to keep, said organizer Jeff Jabusch. Not sharing basketballs during the event is...

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