K of C free throw contest: 4 Miles City athletes crowned champions

Logan Muri of Miles City had the hot hand at the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship for southeastern Montana.

Muri, competing in the 12-year-old boys’ division, made 21 of 25 foul shots for 84 percent. It was the most baskets recorded for any age group in the district competition, held last month for winners of local competitions throughout southeastern Montana.

Halle Burdick of Baker, champion in the 13-year-old girls division, was almost as good, converting 19 of 15 free-throw tries for 76 percent.

A dozen boys and girls, including four from Miles City, were crowned as champions of their age groups.  Competitors range in age from 9 to 14. State champions will be determined by comparing the scores of winners in district competitions throughout the state, according to a news release from the district contest sponsor, Miles City Council #1518 of the Knights of Columbus.

In addition to Muri, the other Miles City were Fallon Bosckis (age 11 girls), Ryder Lee (age 11 boys) and Fraya Baker (age 10 girls).

Other champions included Madison O’Connor of Plevna  (age 9 girls), Sincere Ely of Baker (age 9 boys), Jaren Lingle of Baker (age 10 boys), Ashlyn Kate Lutts of Wibaux (age 12  girls), Emily Shumaker of Baker (age 13 girls), Seth Kennedy of Ekalaka (age 13 boys), and Konner Flint of Baker (age 14 boys).

Each contestant shot 25 free throw attempts.