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Corydon student wins state free throw contest

Corydon student wins state free throw contest
Corydon student wins state free throw contest
Dylan Bachman, a fifth-grade student at Corydon Intermediate School, receives his state trophy for winning the state free-throw competition. Below, Logan Schoen, right, of Lanesville and Dylan receive their regional championship trophy.

Put Dylan Bachman at the free-throw line and, odds are, he will make them.
That is just what the 11-year-old did last weekend at the state finals of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.
Dylan, a fifth-grade student at Corydon Intermediate School, toed the free-throw line in Greenwood for the finals in his age group. At state, he was nearly perfect, making good on 24 of 25 attempts. His score left him tied with another boy, forcing an overtime-like tie-breaker.
In the tie-breaker, Dylan and the other finalist made four of five, forcing a second tie-breaker. In the second tie-breaker, Bachman made good on four attempts, while the other competitor made one fewer.
Parents David and Taffany Bachman were elated with the championship.
‘He has always played ball,’ Taffany said. ‘Ever since he could shoot a ball, he has.’
Dylan also plays on the fifth-grade team at Corydon Intermediate. He won the local competition at his school, making 11 of 15 shots to advance.
The next level was hosted by Pope John Paul II Council 1808 near Lanesville. At that competition, Dylan netted 14 of 15 free throws.
Advancing to the regional competition in Scottsburg, Dylan made 23 of 25 shots in the competition but was forced to a tie-breaker. In the extra session, Bachman made all five attempts to land a spot at the state finals. The state final drew seven boys in the 11-year-old division, with Dylan outlasting them all.
Dylan wasn’t the lone Harrison Countian represented at state. Lanesville’s Logan Schoen reached the finals in the 10-year-old division. He, however, came up short, making 17 of 25 free throws at state.