Hoop Shoot organizer aims to teach respect, loyalty

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Benna Sayyed Clovis youth ages 8 to 13 will have a chance to showcase their basketball shot Sunday in a competition aimed at teaching respect, dedication, loyalty and self-esteem. Dean Marney, coordinator of the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program in Clovis and exalted ruler of the Clovis-Portales Elks lodge, recently visited Clovis schools […]

Local girls advances to Hoop Shoot nationals

CNJ staff PLANO, Texas — Niki Cordova of Yucca Middle School

Girls head for Hoop Shoot super-regional

CNJ staff Two local girls have come through three rounds of the Elks-sponsored Hoop Shoot free throw contest and are headed to the Dallas area this weekend for super-regional competition. Niki Cordova, a 13-year-old student at Yucca Middle School, is competing in the girls age 12-13 division while 11-year-old Carrie Sharp, a student at Bella […]

Alumi hoop game next week

CNJ staff The second annual Clovis High School alumni basketball game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 29 at Rock Staubus Gym, matching members of the current CHS team and graduates from 2001 or later against graduates of the Class of 2000 and before. Tickets are $5 for reserved seats and $4 for general […]