By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Four Imperial youths are headed to the state Super Shooters contest in March after winning their divisions in the local contest here Sunday.
Jaret Peterson, 6-7, Emmitt Zuege, 8-9, Mallie McNair, 10-11, and Molly Luhrs, 12-13, won their divisions in the basketball shooting contest.
Fifty youths competed in the Longhorn gym, where they had two chances to do their best shooting from various spots on the floor. Each round was one minute, and the best score from either round was used in placing the winners.
The contest is sponsored by the Imperial Jaycees, who awarded trophies for first, second and third. Boys and girls compete in the same divisions.
First place winner will compete at the state event March 23 in Sidney. If first place can’t attend, second place will be eligible, said contest coordinator Alex McNair.
Here are the top three winners in each age group:
Age 6-7—1st Jaret Peterson, 2nd Jensen Olsen, 3rd Ava McNair. Six total participants.
Age 8-9—1st Emmitt Zuege, 2nd Morgan Peterson, 3rd Correy Koellner.
Age 10-11—1st Mallie McNair, 2nd Cedric Maxwell, 3rd Trevor Peterson.
Age 12-13—1st Molly Luhrs, 2nd Ike Maxwell, 3rd Nolan Spady.