The annual local Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Competition will be on Sunday Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Medomak Valley High School.

The competition, which is free, is open to youths from all areas.

Registration is at 1:45 p.m. in the gymnasium.

The competition is open to girls and boys ages 8-13 as of April 1, 2018.

The national championship will be at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. in the spring of 2018.

For more information, call Keenan Flanagan at 691-5608 or email him at

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