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STATEBOUND: Shearer headed to hoop-shoot state finals

January 30, 2012

Post and Mail photo / Nicole Ott
Olivia Shearer won the regional hoop-shoot competition Saturday and is headed to the state finals next month.

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City rising star Olivia Shearer is headed to the Elks Hoop Shoot state finals.

Shearer won her age division (10-11-year-olds) on Saturday’s regional at Indian Springs Middle School.

She shot 20-for-25, good for her first-place finish.

The young hoopster has a break before competing at the state finals on Feb. 24 at New Castle.

Shearer said she practices shooting nearly every day with her mom, Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer.

She is also involved in a league at Spiece Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne, playing two games a week.

Olivia said she wasn’t expecting to win Saturday and is excited for the opportunity.

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