Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
Photo by Mark Pummell
Natalie Rethman, a second-grader at Marion Elementary School, practices free throws in preparation for the national Elks USA Hoop Shoot competition this weekend in Springfield, Mass. She earned the all-expense paid trip by winning local, county, district and regional events.
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MARIA STEIN - Second-grader Natalie Rethman enters the Marion Elementary School gym intent on shooting some hoops. With her pink, gray and white tennis shoes firmly planted against the foul line, she bounces the basketball twic . . .
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