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Local youths named state Hotshots

CARIBOU, Maine – The Caribou Parks and Recreation Department hosted the Northern Maine Community Recreation Association’s State Hotshot Competition Wednesday April 20.  

A total of 124 participants qualified, but only 74 youths participated in the event coming from all Aroostook County communities.

“Hotshots is a basketball competition that involves athletes shooting from certain spots on the floor,” explained Matt Bouchard, director of the Caribou Recreation Department. “Athletes have three rounds of shooting that are timed for one minute. Each spot is worth so many points and if an athlete successfully shoots from each spot they can receive bonus points. This is a fun event for athletes to show their speed and basketball skills.”

Winners for this year’s State Hotshot Competition were:

Age 9-10 Girls – 1, Selena Crouse, Mars Hill; 2, Jayce Violette, Van Buren; and 3 (tie), Annie Rossignol, Van Buren and Sierra Smith, Madawaska.

Age 9-10 Boys – 1, Jack Holdsworth, Caribou; 2, Jaxon Pelletier, Madawaska; and 3, Braxton Doughty, Presque Isle.

Age 11-12 Girls – 1, Abby Hopkins, Easton; 2, Lilly Bell, Caribou; and 3, Hannah Cummings, Fort Fairfield.

Age 11-12 Boys – 1, Chandler St. Peter, Caribou; 2, Adam Cyr, Madawaska; and 3, Ethan Kenneson, Fort Fairfield.

Age 13-15 Girls – 1, Breanna Royer, Presque Isle; 2, Kolbi Langley, Presque Isle; and 3, Madison Hewitt, Washburn.

Age 13-15 Boys – 1, Brayden Pelletier, Madawaska; 2, Owen Corrigan, Caribou; and 3, Killian Deschaine, Presque Isle.

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