Springfield Elks hoop shooters do well at state Hoop Shoot

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Pictured left to right in front: Dylan McCarthy and Matthew Durphey. Back row: Victor Baskevich, Springfield Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot chairman; Shannon McCarthy, mother of Dylan; Sarah Currier and Casey Durphey, parents of Matthew; and Brian Gaura, Vermont Elks State President. Photo provided.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield Elks Lodge sent two competitors to the Vermont Elks Hoop Shoot in Barre, Vt., on Saturday, Jan. 27. When the day was done, they both finished second in their age group.

Matthew Durphey of Springfield, competing in the 8-9-year-old group for boys, and Dylan McCarthy of Chester, in the 12 – 13 age group for boys, made a great showing. Young Mr. McCarthy was up against Jacoby Lafferty, last year’s National Elks Champion who made 24 of 25 shots on Saturday. After the hoop shoot, all the competitors and parents were treated to a luncheon at the Barre Elks Lodge and presented with trophies.

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