Published in the October 15, 2015 edition.
WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Knights of Columbus, Council #104, held its ninth annual “Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge” at Moulton Playground on Saturday, Sept. 19.
The competition was open to all boys and girls, ages 9 through 14.
The winning boys were: Age 10 -Yehya Zeineddine; Age 11 – William Townshend; Age 12 – Logan Cosgrove, and age 13 Liam Cosgrove.
Last year, William Townshend was the state champion for the 10-year-old boys and the year before he won as a 9-year-old. Last year Liam Cosgrove finished second in the state finals after winning the title as an 11-year-old.
It was most unfortunate that no girls showed up for the competition.
Each competitor had 15 kicks at the goal from 12 yards out with ropes dividing the goal into different scoring areas. The top kicker for the boys was Liam Cosgrove with a 140 score. Logan Cosgrove and Lucas Pastore each had a 135 in the 12-year-old completion, but Logan won in the three kick shootout.
Each contestant was given a certificate noting their participation while the winners will receive a Council Champion Certificate and a Champion Plaque.
These winners competed in the K of C North Regional Soccer Challenge for Districts 22-35 and 54 on Oct. 3 at the Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover. At that level of competition everyone had 25 kicks from 12 yards after three practice kicks.
The state finals will be on Nov.15 at Nichols College in Dudley.
The event was successful because of the efforts of Chairman Bob Curran, Jack O’Leary, Brian Brickley, Dave Curran, Jack Roche, Tim Green and Bill Lovett.