Mesquite Elks Wendy Lauer and Charlie LumKee sitting and Elroy the Elk (Rick McDonald) wait to register local youth in the annual Elks Soccer Shoot at the recreation department fields. Photo by Lou Martin

Mesquite Elks Lodge 2811 held its annual Soccer Shoot on Saturday morning, Nov. 5, at the Mesquite Recreation Department soccer fields. Boys and girls of all ages competed in four age groups, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 year old.

The local youth were given nine shots at goal with scores dependent on hitting different areas and heights of a standard net. Younger kids shot into especially constructed nets of various sizes. The Elks provided a registration table with individual Elks explaining rules, shagging balls and giving encouragement. The event was held in conjunction and shared space with the Mesquite youth soccer games. Nevada State Elks Association President Bill Wiseman assisted and enjoyed seeing Mesquite youth competing. The winners received new Elks soccer balls.

The winners were:

6-7 year old:  girls- Brighton Stolzenberg                boys- Dalvin Averett

8-9 year old   girls- Kenzin Horrer                             boys- Eli Syndergard

10-11 year old girls- Camila Palacios                        boys- Trey Sandoval

12-13 year old girls- Shyann Pierce                           boys- Edger Perez