Pictured are the contestants and winners. (Photo submitted)
Pictured are the contestants and winners. (Photo submitted)

VAN WERT — Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held their Soccer Shoot on Saturday, May 4 at the Elks Lodge. Approximately 25 students participated in the event and were cheered on by parents and grandparents.

In the girls, U-7 age group, placing first was Arianna Kline, second place was Rayven Hunter, and third was Alexandria Scott

In the boys, U-7 age group, placing first was Bryce Miller, second place was Brody Mills, and third was AJ Florence.

In the girls, 8-9 age group, placing first was Paylin Gray and second place was Aubree Mills.

In the boys, 8-9 age group, placing first was Ryder Brown, second place was Wyatt Wilson, and third place was Carson Miller.

In the girls, 10-11 age group, first place was Keira Pollock, second was Riley Brown, and third was Tiana Kline.

In the boys, 10-11 age group, first place was Alex Davenport and second was Peyton Muhlenkamp.

In the girls, 12-13 age group, first was Allison Geib, second was Natalie Lawrence and third was Serenity Hunter.

In the boys, 12-13 age group, first was Micah Reeder

The first, second and third place winners each received a trophy. All the participants received a participant medal.

The first place winners will represent Van Wert Lodge at the Northwest District Soccer Shoot to be held in Findlay on Saturday, June 1. The winners at the district level will advance to the state contest, which will be held at Coschocton, Ohio, on Saturday, July 27.

“Van Wert Lodge is proud to be able to provide this contest each year for the area youth to participate in. We would like to thank all the parents who brought out their children and stayed to cheer them on,” said Shane Mills, Lodge Soccer Chairman.