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Jay headed back to K of C State free throw contest

February 28, 2012

Derek Jay, a St. Marys seventh grader, poses with his trophy and St. Marys native and K of C State Secretary Dave Helmstetter, after capturing the Knights of Columbus district free throw contest title in his age division. Jay will compete at the state tournament in Columbus. (Photo Provided)

Derek Jay of St. Marys recently competed in the Ohio Knights of Columbus Regional Free Throw Contest held at Sidney Lehman High School on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Jay, a seventh grader, won the regional title for the fourth consecutive year to earn his trip to the state contest to be held Saturday, March 17 in Columbus.

Jay hit 23 of 25 free throws (92%) to earn the victory and will attempt to win a third state title in his fourth overall trip to state-level competition.
 

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