Winners announced in Free Throw Championship

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  • SUBMITTED PHOTO Also pictured are Knight of Columbus members, from left to right: Anthony Quartarolo of Marquette Council 588; Bob Tiscornia, Grand Knight of Don Bosco Council 7784 in Newton; Gary Kolakowski of Marquette Council 588; and Michael O'Malley, Grand Knight of Marquette Council 588.

— The Knights of Columbus hosted the second round of their annual Free Throw Championship at DreamField in Sparta.

Winners, ages 9 through 14, from local competitions across the county faced off for an opportunity to represent District 42 in the New Jersey Regional Round in Morris Plains on March 23.

Since its beginning in 1972, over 2.5 million youths have participated in the free throw contest.

The winners of the District 42 Free Throw Championship were: Max Bonnstetter, 9, Daniel Sandow, 10, Caileigh Walsh, 11, Robbie Whelan, 11, Jared Horton, 12, Erin Walsh, 13, Devin Hanna, 13, and Justen Samiljan, 14).

Seven of the eight winners were sponsored by Marquette Council 588 of Sparta. Justen Samiljan was sponsored by Don Bosco Council 7784 of Newton.

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