Hotshot competition held in Vermillion The Vermillion Jaycees held their annual Hotshots competition on Jan. 13 with an outstanding turnout. Jaycee Hotshots is a basketball skills competition for boys and girls ages 9-14, which involves shooting baskets from five hotspots. The competition tests participants' speed, shooting ability, dribbling skills and rebounding ability within a series of one-minute time periods.
First place winners can advance to the state Hotshots competition in February. The top three place winners in each division are girls, ages 9-10, first, Laura Hanson, second, Kristen Schwasinger, third, Rebecca Hawley. Boys, ages 9-10, first, Grant Rolfes, second Garrett Smith Keller, third, Sam Ekstrom. Boys age 11-12, first, Jesse Kirkpatrick, second, Harrison Hawley, third, Alex Anderson Kahl. Boys age 13-14, first, Michael Preszler, second Benton Rolfes.
All participants went home with either a trophy, ribbon or some of the many gift certificates donated by the following businesses: Deb's Hallmark, Jones' Ace Hardware, Burger King, Taco Johns, Subway, Pizza Hut, Choice Pharmacy, True Value Hardware, Candy Bouquet, Videoland, Hy-Vee and McDonalds.
Jaycees who helped make this event happen include Jason Coenen, Linda Hawley, Jennifer Steele, Kevin and Laura Brady, Amy Theisse, Ann Friedenbach, Tim and Patty Schwasinger, Mary Beth Vlasman and James and Dena Brady. Thanks to Chelle VanGoor for opening the gym and helping with the clean up.