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T.J. Warren wins hoops contest
Gardiner Middle School student T.J. Warren had the highest score in the Oregon City Optimist Basketball Skills Competition, held Feb. 5 at Oregon City High School.
Warren scored 137 to edge Gardiner Middle Schools Austin Monte (135 points) for first place in the 10 and 11-year-old boys division. Dominic Loeb (Beavercreek) earned third place in the division.
The top girl was McLoughlin Middle School student Paige Carkner. She scored 106 points to beat out Samy Vandecoevering (83 points) of McLoughlin for first place in the division for 8 and 9-year-old girls. RayAnne Schedler (Springwater) scored 80 and place third in the division.
Joseph McDowell (Gardiner, 118 points), Kaleb Coleman-Armstrong (St. Johns, 115) and Isaac Moran (Gardiner, 102) were the top three performers in the 12 and 13-year-old boys division.
Anson Smith (McLoughlin, 136), Isaac Minne (North Clackamas Christian, 121) and Baker Anderson (St. Johns, 118) headed the field in the division for 8 and 9-year-old boys.
Mindy Moran of McLoughlin scored 83 to beat out Brianne Zwan (60) of McLoughlin for first place in the division for 10 and 11-year-old girls.
The age-group competition for boys and girls ages 8-11 tested youngsters skills in passing for accuracy, dribbling and shooting a basketball with others their age. Thirty-eight youth participated.