Kaden Pfeffer

Kaden Pfeffer

WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Five Racine County student-athletes were winners in the Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Contest, sponsored annually by the Wisconsin State Council of the Knights of Columbus in Madison in conjunction with the KC Supreme Council in New Haven, Connecticut. Hosted by Morning Reding Council 1558-Wisconsin Rapids, the contest was held at Assumption High School in Wisconsin Rapids on March 24.

The contest brought together nearly 110 student-athletes who were first- or second-place winners at one of five Diocesan (regional) contests in order to reach the state competition, as well as first place winners at local council and district contests. First place winners in Wisconsin Rapids received a trophy, gold medal, patch and certificate of merit. Their scores will be submitted to the KC Supreme Headquarters in New Haven for entry into international competition. Second- and third-place winners received a silver or bronze medal, patch and certificate of merit.

Boys

Age 12, second place — Mason Roanhouse, Council 1647, score 21.

Age 13, first place — Terrion Barnes, Council 697, score 20.

Age 14, first place — Kaden Pfeffer, Council 697, score 22.

Girls

Age 9, third place — Aniyah Price, Council 14362, score 11.

Age 11, third place — Jasonya Barnes, Council 697, score 18.

Also competing, but coming up just short were:

Age 10, fourth place — Megan Decker, Council 697, lost tie-breaker.

Age 13, seventh place — Jill Decker, Council 697.

The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic Men’s Fraternal Organization in the world with more than 2 million members globally; more than 36,000 in Wisconsin. The Free Throw Contest is one of the many family, parish, youth, faith-based, charitable programs of the Knights. For more information, go to www.kofc.org, www.wikofc.com, or contact KC State program director William Frayer at 262-633-7887, frayerfamily@yahoo.com.

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