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  • Writer's pictureESSEX FREE PRESS

Maidstone K of C Free Throw Championships

submitted to EFP

Knights of Columbus Council #9226 teamed up with St. Mary’s School Maidstone to hold the annual free throw competition on Tuesday, January 29. 

The Knights of Columbus began this popular event in 1972, resulting in a shared experience by many.  This year, children aged 9 to 13 shared the opportunity to be a little brave, step up to the line, and enjoy the thrill of shoot-offs while vying for a spot in the Districts, then maybe the Regional Championships. 

Large medals were presented to the top three scorers in each divisions.  The top score in each division also earned the ticket to participate at the District level, which will be held at Essex District High School, on February 23. 

The girls advancing are Lillia Raposo, Veronica Zakrzewski, Julia Jobin, Callixa Raposo, and Samantha Cinelli.

The boys advancing are Daniel Cinelli, Noah Martin, Travis Rivest, Julian Zakrzewski, and Nolan Bergeron.

Second and third place medal winners were: J. Desmarais, T. Gillan, L. Long, T. Gemus,  E. Chouinard, W. Goudie, S. Naidoo, L. Coulter, N. Brady, A. Schultz, A. Renault, P. Crawford, C. Laviolette, M. Blachette, K. Soanes, A. Beausoleil, C. DeRyk, C. Prior, E. Rogers and A. McFadden.

Thanks goes out to the professional staff of St. Mary’s for all their wonderful work.

The families of council #9226 wish the shooters moving on “Good luck,” and sincerely thank all the spirited students who participated.

Please encourage your children to participate next season, and please consider becoming a part of the Knights of Columbus family.

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