Valerie Blue Horse, 9, won her division at the Nevada State hoop Shoot on Feb. 11 in Hawthorne where she competed against winners from central and southern Nevada districts.
She won the local and district competitions in order to qualify for the state Hoop Shoot.
She now advances to the Regional Hoop Shoot that is scheduled for Feb. 25 in Las Vegas.
She will face the winners from California, Arizona and Utah for the opportunity to compete in the National Hoop Shoot in Springfield, Mass., on April 28.
Valerie has played competitive basketball since the age of 5.
She presently …