South Portland Parks and Recreation announced its Maine Recreation and Park Association Red Claws Hot Shot Contest and Elks Hoop Shoot Contest winners. Over 50 local athletes participated Saturday. The boys’ Hot Shot winners and runners-up (pictured) included Noah Lewis, Andrew Varipatis and Garon Kelley of the 9-10 division and Tyree Bitjoka, Cade Carr and Corey Gagne of the 11-12 division. Hoop Shoot winners and runners-up included Calvin Flaherty, Mekhi Bitjoka and Connor Dobson in the 8-9 division, Andrew Varipatis, Jacob Flaherty, Eliot Cronin and Noah Lewis in the 10-11 division and Tyree Bitjoka in the 12-13 division.
Girls’ Hoop Shoot winners and runners-up (pictured) included Sophia Sing, Maggie Flaherty and Julia Flaherty in the 8-9 division, Aviyona Kim, Kayla Conley, Maggie Whitmore and Sarah Folan in the 10-11 division and Katie Whitmore and Grace Roberts in the 12-13 division. Hot Shot winners and runners-up included Maggie Whitmore, Shaelyn Kierstead and Anna Folley in the 9-10 division, Lauren DiBiase, Sarah Folan and Katie Whitmore in the 11-12 division and Sam Munson in the 13-15 division.