Robertson makes national finals

By Steve Sell
March 26, 2015

Alex Robertson of McPherson has a chance to follow in his sister’s footsteps.

Robertson recently qualified for the National Elks Hoop Shoot finals by winning his age division in the West Central Regional.

Robertson, who competes in the 8-9 division, made 23 of 25 free throws to move on to nationals, scheduled for April 18 in Springfield, Mass. Only Zoe Canfield of Atchison, in the 8-9 girls division, made more with 24.

Robertson’s sister, Taylor, is legendary in the contest. She won the 12-13 title in both 2012 and 2013. She made a combined 49 of 50 free throws in those two years, plus 10 of 10 in a shootoff in 2013. She is now a freshman at McPherson High, where she made first-team Class 4A All-State this season.