Lenoir City Knights sponsor free-throw contest

FOUL-SHOT CHAMPS Twelve boys and girls won their age divisions in the Lenoir City Knights of Columbus free-throw contest. Courtesy of Larry Finneran

FOUL-SHOT CHAMPS Twelve boys and girls won their age divisions in the Lenoir City Knights of Columbus free-throw contest. Courtesy of Larry Finneran

Twelve boys and girls from Lenoir City ages 9 to 14 were named local champions of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level.

Father John Savoca Council 12633 from St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Lenoir City sponsored the local competition at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Lenoir City. All youngsters 9 to 14 were eligible to participate.

Dianna Alonzo-Revilla was the 10-year-old girls champion. Dillon Hynes was the 9-year-old boys champion, while Christopher Gonzales was the 10-year-old boys winner.

In the 11-year-old bracket, Christian Gonzales and Hayden Lee Jenkins tied for the championship. The 12-year-old winner in the boys bracket was Pule Revilla. The 13-year-old girls division was won by Clara Revilla, while Luis Cardona was victorious in the boys bracket. The 14-year-old boys winner was Luke Cooney.

Each contestant attempted 15 free throws in the contest. Co-champions were named in the 11-year-old bracket after a five-shot “shoot-off.” Each of the winners will compete in the district competition, to be held at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, in the gymnasium at St. John Neumann School in Farragut.

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