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COVINGTON - The Covington Elks Hoop Shoot was held Saturday at the Newton High School gymnasium to determine who will advance to the state tournament Feb. 23.

Before a crowd of 230 spectators, winners from all over Georgia took part in the annual free throw shooting contest.

Representing Covington was first place finisher Brantley Proffitt.

Other first place winners were Elizabeth Couch (Lake Oconee), Nicholas Foretenberry (Augusta), Shontavious Banks (Elberton), Chris Smoak-Brown (Augusta) and Hannah Smith (Grayson/Loganville).

Second place finishers were Jason Weaver (Augusta), Chantel Wells (Augusta), Estfban Ulloa (Grayson/Loganville), Raquel Cranston (Grayson/Loganville), Diantravius Hubbard (Lake Oconee) and Rachel Nicole Wells (Eatonton).

The state tournament will be held in Valdosta featuring contestants from 16 states. The winners will then advance to Springfield, Mass. with the overall champion attending the Elks National Convention.

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Oaks Course hosting Frozen Ball Tournament

The 2008 Frozen Ball Tournament will be held at 10 a.m. (shotgun start) on Saturday at the Oaks Golf Course.

The format is two-player best ball. The cost is $65 per player. (Oaks Course members receive a discount on entry fee.)

There will be gross and net prizes, including closest to the pin contests.

For additional information regarding this annual event, contact the Oaks Course Golf Shop at (770) 786-3801 or visit the Web site at

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Eastside Alumni Game

The Eastside High basketball program is undergoing a search for all former boys and girls players, including head coaches, assistant coaches, managers, cheerleaders and mascots, to compete in the fall 2008 Alumni Basketball Game.

For further information about this event, contact Eastside coach Rochone Dilligard at (770) 784-2920 or send e-mail to

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U.M.A.S. Kick-a-thon to be held Saturday

A Kick-a-thon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is being held Saturday at all three local Jim Fuller U.M.A.S. Karate locations in the Conyers, Covington and Lithonia area.

All U.M.A.S. Karate students will be collecting donations for the event. Fuller will also donate a portion of all sales and make a donation for each new student who joins the school that day.

By participating in this event, individuals will help raise funds for children in the world who are stricken with diseases like cancer, AIDS and Sick Cell Anemia.

For more information, call Jim Fuller at (770) 385-8106 or visit the Web site at or