Carter Mason is pictured with Ken Schaffer, state president of the Elks Lodge. Mason, who plays basketball with an Ottawa recreation league, won his 8-9 year-old age division in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot, sponsored by Ottawa Elks Lodge No. 803. He went on to win his district and became the Kansas state champion. He will compete at the Regional Elks Hoop Shoot March 9 in Denver. If he wins, he will compete in the Elks National Hoop Shoot in April at Springfield, Mass.