Davenport, IA Lodge News

District No. 3200

Davenport Elks Lodge #298 Hoop Shoot District Winners – Three Advance to State, Two Placed Second, One Placed Fourth

The Elks Southeast District Hoop Shoot was held in Keokuk, Iowa, on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Three district contestant winners sponsored by the Davenport Elks Lodge #298 will now advance to shoot at the state level in Grinnell, Iowa, on February 4, 2017, and compete for a chance to become the number one free-throw-shooters in the state of Iowa. In addition, two contestants took home second place trophies, and though only first and second place winners were recognized at the District level on Saturday, acknowledgement goes out to our contestant who finished in fourth place.

Congratulations to Davenport Elks Lodge #298 district Hoop Shoot winners:

8-9 Year Old Division

Stella Smith, McKinley Elementary, Davenport – 1st Place

Navon Shabazz, Washington Elementary, Davenport – 1st Place

10-11 Year Old Division

Drew Eller, Alan Shepard Elementary, Eldridge – 1st Place

Taylor Oetzmann, Alan Shepard Elementary, Long Grove – 2nd Place

12-13 Year Old Division

Hattie Hagedorn, Alan Shepard Elementary, Long Grove – 2nd Place

David Neuberger, Ed White Elementary, Eldridge – 4th Place

Hoop Shoot event chair Earl Oelerich said, “We are so proud of all of these students, especially our district winners. We hope the district winners will continue their free-throw journey through the state competition in February, and then the regionals in March and continue all the way through the National Finals in Chicago, Ill., in April. We have such talented athletic students in the Quad Cities area, our basketball future looks bright. Again, we want to acknowledge all students and congratulate them for their hard work and accomplishments and wish Stella, Navon and Drew the best at state.

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