The Beartooth Elks #534 Lodge held its annual Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Civic Center. Over 600 students participated in contests at the schools in Carbon and Stillwater counties. Each school sent its winners on to the competition in Red Lodge. The winners and runner-ups were: Boys: 8-9 Lane Fester(Absarokee); Mason Meir (Columbus) 10-11 Lane Garcia (Red Lodge); Zack Russell (Red Lodge) 12-13 Cason West (Columbus); Dylan Young (Absarokee) Girls: 8-9 Tandy Planichek (Absarokee); Abigail Dines (Roberts) 10-11 Payton West (Columbus); Kennedy Ekwortzel (Absarokee) 12-13 Tymber Jensen (Absarokee) The first-place winners advance to the Elks District contest on Jan. 4, 2014 at the Sweet Grass High School, Big Timber. The Elks than all P.E. teachers who held the school competitions, and the Red Lodge Schools for the use of the Civic Center.