Burns, Stahl win South District BPO Elks Hoop Shoot

February 26, 2019

NEEDLES — Two second place winners became first place winners in South District BPO Elks annual Hoop Shoot competition and were set to represent Needles’ Lodge 1608 in Southern California finals in Redlands, Feb. 9.

Gisele Burns and Ryan Stahl took first place wins in South District competition held in Blythe on Jan. 12. Needles Lodge Hoop Shoot Chair Adela Owensby extended thanks to Coach Matt, Bill Clemmer, Bill Warner, Bobby Martinez, Maxine Hickman, Fred and Sharon Wasserman for their help with this year’s contest.

The local event, held Dec. 11 and 12 in the gym at Needles High School, attracted 179 youngsters this year. Winners were:

• Girls 10-11 first McKenna Phillips, second Gisele Burns.

• Girls 12-13 first Sharadyn Gates, second Rylie Willis.

• Boys 10-11 first Lincoln Jones, second Paxton Murch.

• Boys 12-13 first Tate Scott, second Ryan Stahl.