Local youth compete in state free throw contest


Braxton Miller and Shay Heim of Kimball competed in the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championships on Saturday, April 1.

Their journey began on Feb. 12 when each of the young men won their age bracket in the local contest. Miller and Heim then competed and won at the district level on Feb. 18. Miller, age nine, scored 21/25 free throws at the district level.

They followed up with wins at the regional contest in Alliance on March 18.

This year the state competition was held in Grand Island, where girls and boys, ages nine through 14, from eight regions across the state competed in six...

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