free throw champs!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 8:09 AM
Spring Grove will be represented at the 2013 Knights of Columbus Region Championship Free Throw Contest by 13-year-old Kelsey Hermanson and 11-year-old Alyssa Johnson.
Kelsey Hermanson and Alyssa Johnson
Photo courtesy of Kristy Folz
Both took first place in the local contest sponsored by the Spring Grove Athletic Boosters before also taking top honors at the District Championship at Caledonia on Feb. 20.
This year's region event at Rochester on March 10 will be the second championship time around for Hermanson who last year advanced to state after winning Region. This year, she defeated nine other district rivals by netting 19 of 25 free throws.
Placing second at district were three Lion boys - Jordan Jaster (age 14), Alex Folz (age 12) and Payton Leahy (age 11). Other SG girl champions who competed at district were Desirae Brainard (age 14), Maria Myrah (age 12) and Sadie Albrecht (age 10).