Ten local youth competed in the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Jan. 18.
The winners of the local contest represented the area council Feb.15 at Braham Area High School, where they competed at the district level against the champions from Isanti, Cambridge and Braham.
Drew Schindler, 9, of North Branch, is heading to the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship State Finals. He earned this honor by winning at the local, district and regional rounds of competition.
Schindler will now showcase his sharp shooting skills Saturday, March 29, in St. Cloud. He is the son of Marcia and Dan Schindler. The North Branch Knights of Columbus congratulate Drew and wish him good luck at the state competition.
The Knights of Columbus congratulates Schindler and all of the youths who participated, and it hopes to see another good turnout next year.
In addition to Schindler, winners were Ryan Hoffman, 11; Jordan Bauch, 13; Brandon Tollberg, 14; Gabbie Hanson, 9; and Mitchell Hanson, 12. Also competing were Carson Braun, Brady Moeller, Jack Gladitsch, and Chris Tollberg.