O'Connor wins statewide Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest


Wayne Mangold presented Nasya O'Connor with a trophy for winning the statewide Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest in her age group last week in Ekalaka.

Each year the Knights of Columbus sponsors a free throw contest for girls and boys ages nine through fourteen. The contest proceeds in several steps. The first step is the council competition in which contestants shoot 15 free throws in a row. Depending on their age and sex, each contestant shoots with the appropriate ball from either 12 or 15 feet.

The next step is a district contest where the council winners compete against shooters from other councils in the immediate area. In this contest, each participant shoots 25 free throws in a row. Winners of the district contest have their scores...

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