Published in the April 19, 2016 edition.
DUDLEY — The Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Championship was held on Saturday, April 9 at Nichols College in Dudley.
This competition included boys and girls, ages 9 through 14, who had already won at the Local, District and Regional contests in order to reach the State finals.
This is the fourth time that Wakefield has had a boy or girl win the State Free Throw title.
Representing the Wakefield K of C, Council #104, was 14-year-old Lucas Smith. Lucas is an eighth grade student at the Galvin Middle School and is the son of Matt and Jane Smith of Wakefield.
After winning in Wakefield, Andover and Reading, Lucas saved his best for the State finals by making an outstanding 24 of 25 free throws. Ryan Meade of Needham was second and Matt McCabe of East Weymouth finished in third place.
The other Wakefield state champs include: 13-year-old Lisa DeGuglielmo in 2005, 14-year-old Derek Dettorre in 2003, and 12-year-old Kevin Chansky in 2002.