---- — Kourtney Ash and Cameron Jackman wwon their age groups in the District Level Indiana Elks Hoop Shoot competition in Seymour.
Ash, daughter of Rob and Laura Ash, attends Mays Elementary School. She competed against 12 and 13 year old girls from southern Indiana.
Jackman, son of Nate and Mandi Jackman, attends Milroy Elementary School. He competed against 10 and 11 year old boys from southern Indiana.
Both Ash and Jackman will now represent Rush County and compete against five other Indiana District winners for the Indiana state title Feb. 22 at the New Castle Fieldhouse. All contestants and their families will enjoy a tour of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and attend an awards banquet to be held at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown. The Hoosier Gym is the home to the Hickory Huskers from the movie “Hoosiers.” A drug awareness program will also be presented to all contestants, families and “Hoop Shoot” friends. Following the program, a pizza party featuring fun and games will be provided.
All winners of the Indiana State Hoop Shoot contest will advance to the Regional finals to compete against winners from Michigan and Ohio.