Tamaqua Area Middle School students recently held a Hoops For Hearts contest, in which students raised funds while enjoying in basketball related activities. A total of 91 sixth, seventh and eighth students participated, raising a total of $4085 for the American Heart Association. The top three "players" were all seventh grade students: Zeke Wassell, who raised $502; Josh Derrick, who raised $155; and Adam Melnick, who raised $140.