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Nichols Wins Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Contest

Emerson Nichols 2018 KofC State Free Throw Champion14-year-old Emerson Nichols of Russell won the Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Contest in Salina on Sunday.

She previously won the local and district free throw contests, both in Russell, and the regional contest in Tipton.

On Sunday, Nichols, who was the sixth and final shooter in her age group, hit 22 of 25 free throws. The previous five contestants hit either 20 or 21 free throws.

Emerson is the daughter of Matt and Bev Nichols. She has two brothers - Gage and Brooks. Emerson is an eighth grader at Ruppenthal Middle School.

(Information and photo courtesy Matt Nichols.)

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