2013-04-18 / Sports

Yoopers Hooping

Steadily increasing in participation every year, the Yooper Hooper 3-on-3 basketball tournament marked its 13th year with over 90 teams participating Saturday with players covering all ages. The day-long event originally started out as a class project by Manistique High School teacher Mike Powers. Proceeds from the annual event will be donated to charity. Top, left: Competing in the 15 and 16-year-old category are local ball players Jake Zellar, Brandon Metty, Tyler Tobin, Zach Powers and Hunter Richmond. Also pictured is head varsity basketball Coach Todd Kangas. Kangas, along with several other coaches and community members, switch from their traditional rolls on the bench and from within the stands to help referee. Above: It’s all in the family. Kangas’ daughter Carlie came to town for the weekend to assist in referring. At left: The Yooper Hooper is also an opportunity for former Emerald players to return to the Richard Bonifas Gymnasium, although filling other roles as parents and coaches. Pictured are former athletes (from left) Angie (LaVigne) LaLonde and Betty (Jahn) Immel.

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