SHERIDAN — The State Hoop Shoot in Casper took place over the weekend and a Sheridanite advanced. Ella Bilyeu (10-11 age group) won and will compete at the Regional Elks Hoop Shoot next month for the third straight year.

Bilyeu also won the award for girls high score. She will go against champions from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska in Denver March 15.

Sheridan natives Ava Taylor, Jacob Laird and Zane Huber also contended at the State Hoop Shoot. Taylor finished in a three-way tie for first but placed third in the shoot off. Laird placed in a two-way tie for second and took third in the shoot off, and Huber also finished second in his age group.