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Knights of Columbus crown free-throw champions

Knights of Columbus crown free-throw champions
Knights of Columbus crown free-throw champions
Winners in the Jan. 19 Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest are pictured. From left are, front, Delaney Savely, Ava Simler, Elizabeth Saier, Wanda Hoggard; back: Hayden Coleman, Xanner Wade, Bobby Sharp, Ian Crawford, Landon Campbell, Ben Austin.

Eleven boys and girls from Harrison County, ages 9 to 14, were named local champions of the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

Pope John Paul II Council 1808 sponsored the county competition Jan. 19 at Lanesville Junior-Senior High School. More than 233  youngsters competed in their school to be eligible to participate.

Hayden Coleman, representing New Middletown Elementary School, was the 9-year-old boys’ winner, and Delaney Savely, St. John’s Lutheran School near Lanesville, was the 9-year-old girls’ winner.

Ava Simler, Lanesville Elementary School, was the 10-year-old girls’ champion, and Xander Wade, Heth-Washington Elementary School, was the winner of the 10-year-old boys’ division.

In the 11-year-old boys’ bracket, Bobby Sharp, St. Joseph School in Corydon, was the winner, and Elizabeth Saier, St John’s, was the girls’ champion.

Twelve-year-old winner in the girls’ divisions was Wanda  Hoggard, Heth- Washington, and the boys’ winner was Ian Crawford, Lanesville Junior-Senior High.

The 13-year-old boys’ division was won by Landon Campbell, Lanesville Junior-Senior High, and the 14-year-old boys’ champion was Ben Austin, also from Lanesville.

Each of these winners advanced to compete in the district competition with an eye toward moving on to the state and international levels.