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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest Winners Announced

2018 KofC Free Throw ParticipantsThe District 38 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest was held February 4 at Russell High School.

Participants qualified for the District level competition by winning a local Council contest in January. These Councils included 1924 Wilson, 3034 Russell, 3400 Ellsworth and 4759 Osborne. About 30 area youth participated and the contest was administrated by District Deputy Joseph Roth of Hays with the assistance of the Russell Knights of Columbus.

The District winners advance to the North Central Kansas Regional competition that will be held on February 18 in Tipton at the Tipton Community Center. The Regional winners will advance to the State contest on March 4 at Sacred Heart Junior-Senior High School in Salina.

2018 Knights of Columbus District 38 Free Throw Winners:

Girls

  • Lainey Peschka - age 9 of Ellsworth - made 17 of 25 baskets
  • Amelia Aichele - age 10 of Ellsworth - made 10 of 25
  • Katelyn Soukup - age 11 of Kanopolis - made 14 of 25
  • Anna Thielen - age 12 of Dorrance - made 18 of 25
  • Cara Criswell - age 13 of Wilson - made 20 of 25
  • Emerson Nichols - age 14 of Russell - made 21 of 25

Boys

  • Cruz Donley - age 9 of Kanopolis - made 11 of 25 baskets
  • Connor Charvat - age 10 of Wilson - made 17 of 25
  • Trenton Hays - age 11 of Ellsworth - made 9 of 25
  • Lane Homewood - age 12 of Luray - made 19 of 25
  • Paxton Swanson - age 14 of Russell - made 21 of 25

The Council 3034 Russell Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest was held at Russell High School on January 7. Approximately 15 area youth participated in the contest.

2018 Knights of Columbus Council 3034 Free Throw Winners:

Girls

  • Jaden Ney - age 11 of Russell
  • Brygette Ross - age 12 of Russell
  • Emerson Nichols - age 14 of Russell

Boys

  • Jaxon Ross - age 9 of Russell
  • Brock Homeier - age 10 of Russell
  • Lane Homewood - age 12 of Russell
  • Javon Letsch - age 13 of Luray
  • Paxton Swanson - age 14 of Russell

(Information and photo courtesy Andy Hurla.)

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