Two McPherson youth competed in the Elks District Hoop Shoot competition this past Saturday, bringing home first place finishes for their efforts.
Hayes Schmid competed in the 10-11 boys age division and earned his first place finish by going 23-of-25 in free throw shooting.
Taylor Roberson placed first in the 12-13 girls age division, making 23-of-25 of her free throws.
Both will be competing in the state level of the competition, which will be Feb. 2 in Wichita.
The Elks National Hoop Shoot is a free throw program for youth ages 8-13.
Should they advance beyond the state level, Robertson and Schmid would then compete in the West Central Regionals on March 9 in Denver.