Area kids shoot hoops

Participants in the Elks 2011 District Hoop Shoot in Las Vegas. Jaxon Arguello won first place in the 8-9-year-old boys division and will compete in the state hoop shoot in Albuquerque on Saturday. Ashley Shipley won second place in the 8-9-year-old division and John Paul Garcia won second place in the 12-13-year-old boys division.

From left: Jordyn Stowe, Kyeli Stowe, Ashley Shipley, John Paul Garcia and Jaxon Arguello.

—Submitted by April Shipley