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CdA 4th-Grader Going To Hoop Shoot

Young basketball players from all over the country will show off their free throw talent at the National Elks "Hoop Shoot" Finals in Springfield, MA on April 29th and May 1st.   Dylan Bengtson, a fourth grade student at Dalton Elementary, has earned his spot in the national event after winning the local, district, state and regional qualifying rounds. At the regional contest in Portland, Dylan made 22 out of 25 free throw shots to secure his spot at nationals. Boys and girls from ages 8 to 13 will compete in the 39th annual event on Saturday that originated in Corvallis, Oregon when an Elks member noticed younger grade school kids being left out of basketball play at a local gymnasium/KHQ. More here.

Question: Were you a very good free throw shooter as an amateur basketball player?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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