Knights of Columbus announce Free Throw champions

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Free Throw Champions
Ben Primus, from Swanville, recently won the local district and regional Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition. Pictured is (from left) Jim Sinclair, Gerald Thoma, Ben Primus and Ken Sinclair.

Three boys and one girl from Swanville, ages 11 to 14 were named local Council champions of the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championships and have earned the right to compete at the District level.

Monsignor Lorsung Council #14616, in Grey Eagle/Swanville sponsored the local competition at the Swanville High School on January 15th, 2012. All youngsters ages 10-14 were eligible to participate.

Emily Beseman was the winner in the 11 year old girls division, making 11 of 15 attempts.

Ben Primus was the winner in the 12 year old boys division, making 13 of 15 attempts.

Troy Evans was the winner in the 13 year old boys division, making 11 of 15 attempts.

Austin Johnson was the winner in the 14 year old boys division, making 11 of 15 attempts.

All four qualified for the District competition in Osakis on January 29th, 2012. Congratulations to all the winners.

At the District competition, Ben Primus made 21 of 25 attempts to qualify for the Regionals.

At the Regional competition, Ben made  17 of 25 attempts to qualify for the State.

A “special” congratulations to Ben Primus for winning the Local, District and Regional competition.

The State competition will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Cathedral High School Gym in St. Cloud.

Best of luck to Ben at the State competition.

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