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Knights of Columbus free-throw champions
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Five boys and girls from Manteca and Ripon, ages 10 to 14, were named local champions of the 2010 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level.

St. Anthony’s Council 10693 sponsored the local competition at the Boys & Girls Club in Manteca on Saturday, Jan. 23 and Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Michael Rosales was the winner of the 10-year-old boys division. In the 11-year-old bracket, Savannah Jackson was the girls champion and Logan Bockhahn the boys champion.

The 12-year-old boys division was won by Francisco Lopez. Fourteen-year-old champion in the boys division was Miguel Gomez.

Each contestant was allowed 15 free-throw attempts in the contests. Ties were settled by successive rounds of five free throws per contestant until a winner emerged.

Each of these winners will compete in the district competition be held on Feb. 21 at St. Anthony’s gymnasium. The contestants will have the opportunity to advance to the state and international competitions.