With Mother Nature finally complying after two cancellations, the Knights of Columbus District Free-Throw Competition was held at the Orchard Hills Athletic Club in Lancaster.

The day featured great shooting by the Groton-Dunstable contingent, representing the Sister Lydia Longley Madeleine, Council No. 13140 in Groton, one of five councils that make up the local district.

Four of the six local entrants won their age group to punch their ticket to the Massachusetts Regional Competition.

On the boys side, winners included:

Colin teDuits in the 10-year-old bracket, Dean Tornaritis in the 13-year-old bracket, and Tyler LeClerc in the 14-year-old bracket.

On the girls side, Gillian Lindquist was the winner in the 13-year-old bracket. Finishing in second place on the day for the locals were Connor Keegan in the 11-year-old boys bracket and Evan Cook in the 12-year-old boys bracket.

Dean topped all shooters for the high score of the day, sinking 22 of 25 free throws.

Right behind him was Tyler, making 21 of 25 shots.

Gillian topped the girls side on the day, dropping in 19 of the 25 shots she took.

The district winners will now move on to the Central Regional Free Throw Event at Nichols College.


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