December 4, 2017
From Mike Sexsmith, Hornell Knights of Columbus Youth Activities Director:
The Hornell Knights of Columbus Council 243 crowned eleven local champions at the annual Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge held at Shawmut Park on September 23rd.
*Picture 1 –Top Left/L-R Alexander McCarthy, Christopher Sexsmith, Selena Maldanado, Andrew McCarthy, Nicholas Gray, Lillian Hoyt.
*Picture 2 – Top Right/L-R Isabella Barnes, Logan Acor, Jacob Ponticello
*Picture 3 – Middle Left/ L-R Reese and Julia Payne
Four of the champs competed at the New York State Regional/State level which was held at the United States Military Academy at West Point on November 5th. Julia Payne, Isabella Barnes and Christopher Sexsmith won the Upstate NY Regional and advanced to the State finals. Reese Payne captured an Upstate NY Regional runner up position.
*Picture 4 – Middle Right/L-R Julia Payne, Isabella Barnes, Reese Payne, Christopher Sexsmith.
The State competition was held later that day. Julia Payne and Christopher Sexsmith emerged as New York State Champions and Isabella Barnes captured a State runner up position.
*Picture 5- Julia Payne and Christopher Sexsmith- New York State Champions.
The Knights of Columbus would like to thank all the competitors in this year’s Soccer Challenge. We would also like to thank the parents of the competitor’s for supporting their children in all they do. Congratulations to our winners at each level, and thank you for representing Council 243 and your community so well.