Local Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Champs Advance

Eight boys and girls go on to district competition

Eight boys and girls from Philipstown were named local champions of the 2013 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level, to be held in February, with an eye toward moving on to the regional, downstate and state levels of competition. Loretto Council #536 sponsored the local competition at the Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries Gym on Saturday, Jan. 12. There were a total of 21 participants.

Matt Champlin won the 10-year-old boys’ bracket by making 10 out of 15 shots, and Olivia McDermott shot 9 for 15 to take the 10-year-old girls’ bracket. Kyle Kisslinger won the 11-year-old boys’ bracket by shooting 13 out of 15 shots, and Zoe Lyons-Davis shot 7 for 15 to take the 11-year-old girls’ bracket. Sam Curto won the 12-year-old boys’ bracket, shooting 11 for 15, and Luke DiFucci shot 8 for 15 to win the 13-year-old boys’ bracket. Will Heintzman took the 14-year-old boys’ bracket by shooting 8 for 15, and Sofiya Petri shot 5 for 15 to win the 14-year-old girls’ bracket.

Each youngster who entered the competition received a certificate of participation. The local champions will each receive an engraved trophy and championship certificate from Loretto Council.

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