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posted Mar 11, 2014, 9:44 AM by Kristina Gonzalez
Having already tasted glory in local, district and state competitions, 
Casey Ehmann captured third-place on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Elks “Hoop Shoot” Northwest Central Regional Championship. Casey, the 12-year-old daughter of Caroline and Dean Ehmann, demonstrated accuracy from the penalty line, well beyond the skills of most kids at that age, and brought honors to her hometown of Darby, MT.

Representing the Bitterroot Valley Elks Lodge #1651, Casey competed against the State Champions form North Dakota and South Dakota in the 12-13 Girls Division. In a tight contest with only a 1 shot difference between all contestants, Casey drained 16 of 25 free throws, making her a true standout in the field as she captured the Bronze Trophy. “Casey did an excellent job representing Montana and her hometown of Darby," said State Director, John Morford of Livingston, MT. “Casey has one more year of eligibility remaining, and with her skills at the line, I’m confident she will be back to future state and regional contests.”

Now in its 42nd year, the Elks “Hoop Shoot” Free Throw Contest has seen more than 128 million participants since its inception, making it the largest coeducational youth sports program in the nation. Funded entirely by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Elks “Hoop Shoot” Contest has served as a testing ground for  sports legends, Olympic medalists and numerous professional athletes.
(Livingston, MT, March 10, 2014)