LIMA — The local competition for the 48th annual Elks Hoop Shoot will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Lima Community Church Axis Center, 2945 N. Cole St., Lima. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
The national basketball free-throw shooting contest is for boys and girls age 8 through 13. Each contestant takes 25 shots. The top boy and girl in the 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 age groups advance through four tiers of competition to qualify for nationals.
Local winners will compete in a district event at 2 p.m. Jan. 12, 2020, at Ohio Northern University, Ada.