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Priceville student competes in Hoop Shoot

Special to the Enquirer
Evan Hopkins, a Priceville Elementary student, prepares to participate in the Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Regional Championship, held in Valdosta, Ga., March 16. The free-throw competition welcomed young athletes from ages 9-13. Evan competed in the 8-9-year-old division after winning the Local Hoop Shoot with a score of 19 of 25; the District Hoop Shoot with a score of 22 of 25; and the State Hoop Shoot Championship in Birmingham with a score of 23 of 25 free throws made. He was the Alabama representative at the regional competition and competed against shooters from Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and Florida. Troy Kuenne (also pictured) is Decatur Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot coordinator.