Harrisonville fifth-grader finishes second in national free-throw contest

April 25, 2014 

Kobe Norris, a fifth grader at McEowen Elementary School in Harrisonville, shows off the trophy and medal he won for taking second place in the boys 10-11 boys division in Elks State Hoop Shoot Out national contest.

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Kobe Norris’ free-throw shooting journey ended with a second-place finish in the Elks National Finals Hoop Shoot contest in Springfield, Mass.

Kobe, a fifth-grader at McEowen Elementary School in Harrisonville, was one of four shooters in the 10-11 boys division that tied for first by making 22 of 25 free throws. After four rounds of five-attempt shootouts to break the tie, Kobe made 16 of 20 free throws for second place.

Kobe, the son of Jason and Nicole Norris of Harrisonville, reached the national meet by winning the local contest in Cass County, the district contest in Gladstone, the state contest in St. Louis and a regional competition in Paris, Tenn.

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