Annual Free Throw Winners
Submitted by Tom Becker, St. Gabriel’s Knights of Columbus · January 20, 2011
St. Gabriel's Knights of Columbus Council 12897 held their 5th Annual Council Free Throw Championships on Tuesday evening, January 11, at Miscoe Middle School in Mendon. It was open to all boys and girls aged 10 to 14 years old from Mendon, Upton and surrounding towns.
Each contestant received three warm-up tosses followed by 15 consecutive free throw attempts with the best out of 15 being the winner in each age category.
Scott Godowski, St. Gabriel's Knights of Columbus Grand Knight, was thrilled by the turnout and truly amazed at the skill level of all the competitors. "These kids could give Ray Allen some competition!" said Godowski. The winners in each of the different age groups were as follows:
Girls Winners: Age 14 - Megan McFadden, Mendon - 8 baskets made.
Boys Winners: Age 10 - Justin Nikfarjam, Upton - 9 baskets made; Age 11 - Lucas Vanslette, Upton - 7 baskets made; Age 12 - Derek DeMarzo, Upton - 8 baskets made; Age 13 - Grant Jorgensen, Upton - 6 baskets made; and Age 14 - Nick DeMarzo, Upton - 13 baskets made.
The winners will advance on to the Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Championships and, with any luck, on to the Regionals and State Finals!