First and second place winners at Sunday’s free throw contest were, front from left, Elizabeth Hanna, Lukas Fries, Karlee Anderson, Haven Hauxwell, Jason Nelson, Kade Anderson, Lucy Spady, back from left, Brextin Moreno, Olivia Spady, Tristan Jablonski,  Evan Tomky, Easton Fries, Brice Vitosh and Colin O’Neil. (Johnson Publications photo)

While some of the other free throw competitors watch, Lucy Spady takes a shot at the bucket in the 13-year-old girls’ division. (Johnson Publications photo)

Eight youths move on to district free throw contest

    Eight area youths are moving on to districts in the Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest.
    The local contest was held Sunday at the school, sponsored by the Imperial Knights, at which 22 youths took part. Eight first place winners emerged in their age groups, making them eligible for districts in Wauneta on Feb. 18 starting at 1 p.m.
    Youths had the chance to shoot their best of 15 from the free throw line. In two divisions, a shoot-off was required due to tied scores.
    Medals were awarded to the first place finisher in each age group. All participants earned a certificate. Boys and girls competed separately.
    Here are the first and second place finishers:

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