Baldwinsville Optimist Donald Varn stands behind the March 9 Baldwinsville Optimist Club Foul Shooting Contest winners (front row, from left) Ryan Fecco, Michael Carr, Ben Bifulco, Colin Delaney, Jaden White (first through fifth place, respectively, in the less than five feet tall category), (second row, from left) Liam Wicks, Johnathan Bausch, Michael Brossel, Jacob Way and Cole Zsemlye (first through fifth place, respectively, in the five feet or taller category).
Baldwinsville Twenty-nine students from eight Baldwinsville schools participated in the seventh annual Optimist Foul Shooting Contest held Saturday, March 9, at Baker High School. Participants were divided into two categories according to their heights, those under five-feet tall and those five-feet tall or taller. Less than five-feet tall participants shot at a distance one yard closer to the basket from the foul line.
Winners from each category are as follows:
Less than five-feet tall
First place – Ryan Fecco , 12, from Ray Middle School who sank a perfect seven out of seven free throws.
Second place – Michael Carr, 10, from Reynolds School
Third place – Ben Bifulco, 10, from McNamara School
Fourth place – Delaney Colin, 10, from McNamara School
Fifth Place – Jaden White, 12, from Ray Middle School
Five-feet or taller
First place – Liam Wicks, 14, from Durgee Junior High School who also sank a perfect seven out of seven free throws.
Second place – Johnathan Bausch, 14, from Durgee Junior High School
Third place – Michael Brussel, 14, from Durgee Junior High School
Fourth place – Jason Way, age 11, from Ray Middle School who made seven out of seven foul shots for a playoff for fourth place.
Fifth place – Cole Zsemlye, 12, from Ray Middle School
Each winner received a trophy and a prize.