Kaylie, age 10, made 10 out of 25 shots to take first place in the district. She now moves on to the state contest, where she’ll face other girls her age in Modesto on Feb. 8.

Mount Shasta sisters Kaylie and Kelsie Kobseff are a couple of shooting machines: they beat out the local competition in the Elks Hoop Shoot competition last month to make it to the District contest in Redding.

On Jan. 19, 9-year-old Kelsie made three of 25 shots to take second place in the district.

Kaylie, age 10, made 10 out of 25 shots to take first place in the district. She now moves on to the state contest, where she’ll face other kids her age in Modesto on Feb. 8.

If she wins there, Kaylie, a sixth-grader at Sisson School, would advance to the regional contest to be held in Las Vegas in March.

The girls have been practicing their shooting skills: both play AAU Basketball on the Siskiyou Slam team, said their dad, Mike.

The Elks Hoop Shoot is a national free throw contest for kids ages 8-13. and it’s free for all participants. The 2020 Hoop Shoot National Finals will take place on April 18 in Chicago.

“Through the Hoop Shoot program, the Elks been developing and reinforcing grit for nearly 50 years – long before researchers and experts concluded that grit is so important for our children,” according to the Hoop Shoot website.