KC free throw champs crowned

The District 40 Knights of Columbus (KC) held the Free Throw Championship for ages 10 - 14, Feb. 12, at the PAC in Pierz. Contestants attempted 25 consecutive shots to determine the winner. The winners will advance to the Region 7 competition in Aitkin, Sunday, Feb. 26, with a chance to move on to the state championship, to be held at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, March 31. Champions with the number of free throws made include front row (from left): Travis Wenzel (20) Randall, Noah Nordlie (23) Little Falls, Brock Snyder (17) Royalton, Michael Hanowski (24) Little Falls, Trevor Brausen (18) Pierz, Jenna Ripplinger (16) Bowlus, Brittany Kimman (19) Pierz, Kelsi Stuckmayer (18) Pierz, Rachel Boros (20) Cushing and Samantha Kimman (21) Pierz.