March 4, 2012
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Josey King has earned a trip to the Colorado state Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot tournament the last three years and four trips to state overall. The Hoop Shoot competition consists of two rounds of free throws, with each player taking 25 shots. King, a 13-year-old Craig Middle School seventh-grader, competed in her last Hoop Shoot competition this year, taking first in the local tournament Dec. 17, 2011, at Sandrock Elementary School and first at the district tournament Jan. 15 in Rifle, her third straight first-place finish at districts. And, in her final year, King finished second in the state competition Feb. 25 in Salida.