Original Article: Porter takes third place at New England Hoop Shoot event – The County, March 17, 2022

BANGOR, Maine — February 14, 2022 — Hudson Porter, the son of Matthew and Billie Porter of Mapleton, took first place in the 10-11 boys’ age division at the state championship of the Elks Hoop Shoot foul shooting competition Feb. 6. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Sjoberg)

PORTLAND, Maine – Eleven-year-old Hudson Porter of Mapleton completed his Elks Hoop Shoot season Saturday, March 12, by placing third at the New England Regional Championships.

Porter connected on 20 of 25 free throw attempts to finish in a tie with Vermont’s Landon Brown for runner-up honors in the 10-11 boys’ division. Brown then went on to defeat Porter in a tiebreaker. Patrick Wingate of Rhode Island captured the top spot with a score of 21 to advance to the national finals in Chicago April 30.

Porter, the son of Matthew and Billie Porter, was representing Presque Isle Elks Lodge 1954. He had advanced to the regionals by winning at the school, lodge, district and state levels.


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