Twelve boys and girls from the area, ages nine to 14, were named local champions of the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level. St. Ann’s Council #2587 sponsored the local competition at the Murray County Central high school gym on January 12.
Noah Hanson of Slayton won the nine-year-old boys division and Natalie Einck of Slayton won the nine-year-old girls division.
Tristan Thompson of Slayton won the 10-year-old boys division, while Suttyn Schryvers of Slayton won the 10-year-old girls division.
Max Miller of Lake Wilson was the 11-year-old boys’ winner and Addy Dierks of Slayton was the 11-year-old girls’ winner.
Landon Johnson of Pipestone was the 12-year-old boys’ winner and Kelli Miller of Balaton was the 12-year-old girls’ winner.