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2019 Freethrow Contest winners



Knights of Columbus Crown IL District #70 Free Throw Champions


Contact: Darrell Roll, 217-632-0198


Ten boys and girls from Petersburg area, ages 9 to 14, were named District Champions of the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the Regional level contest. Each took home a Champion Medallion.


Sangamon Valley Council 5754 in Petersburg and Craig Reincke hosted the District competition at PORTA with District Deputy Robert Bentel, IL District #70, as the event sponsor.


The event for the district championship concluded on 2 February at PORTA HS when the 9, 10, 11 year-old competitors shot 25 free throws and the winners were awarded their medallion.

The hosts and Champions are featured in the 1st photo, left to right: GK Chuck Muller, Knight Chuck Fagan, winners Lane McAnally, Jett Karrick, Regan Heubner, Carson Rutherford, Emma Harris and host DD Rob Bentel.




The 12-14 year-olds competed earlier and are featured in the 2nd photo, left to right: with Knight Aaron Kuehl, and the Champions Karlie Hoke, Hailey Brown, Mitchell Horn, Ryan Bettis, and Krayton Reincke. Congratulation to our 10 District Free Throw Champions!


All ten Champions will compete at the Knights of Columbus Regional Free Throw Contest - March 10, 2019 at the New Berlin Elementary School.  Doors will open at 12:00 pm and the competition will start at 12:30 pm. Regional winners will be eligible to compete at the State level contest.

2019 Spelling Bee Regional Winners

Knights of Columbus Announces the 

2019 Regional Spelling Bee Championship


(Petersburg, IL – 2 March 2019) The Knights of Columbus Council 5754 hosted the Regional Spelling Bee Contest on Saturday 2 March at the St. Peter Parish Center, Petersburg.  The contest was open to all local boys and girls who participated in local spelling bee contests in Petersburg, Springfield and surrounding area.  With 6 eligible students, five (5) contestants participated in the event. Congratulations to all the contestants!




The following are the 2019 Champions of the Regional Spelling Bee Contest:


1st Place – Olivia Redpath, Blessed Sacrament, Springfield

2nd Place – Emma Allen, Blessed Sacrament, Springfield

3rd Place – Maggie Zimmerman, Porta Central, Petersburg

In the picture (left to right) you find winners:  Olivia Redpath, Emma Allen and Maggie Zimmerman.  with the host of the event, Grand Knight Charles R. Muller.  All contestants received participation certificates and the top three winners received Winner Certificates and a plaque - to be presented at the State event.


The three regional winners will compete with other regional winners across the State of Illinois at the State Spelling Bee Contest set for Saturday, 6 April 2019, 1 pm at the Glenwood Intermediate School in Chatham IL.