Fuller Hall has been the place to go during the week-long holiday break for school age children. The recreation center is once again hosting a series of activities this week, designed to keep the kids entertained and engaged, according to Fuller Hall officials.
"We've had a good turn out so far," said Mark Glascock of Fuller Hall. "It gives the kids something to do during the holiday break and until school starts."
"All the kids are enjoying themselves and having fun," he said. "We pass out certificates for the kids and participation ribbons to those who participate but don't place."
- Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Anne Blankenship
Connor Shannon lines up a shot as he warms up for the pool tournament held at Fuller Hall for school age youths Thursday. Shannon went on to win first place in both the pool and ping pong competitions for his age division.
Wednesday featured the free throw contest. Youngsters were divided into age divisions and each was allowed to shoot 15 free throws. If there was a tie, each a shoot-out is held for the best out of five throws, Glascock said.
Wednesday's winners were: Kindergarten through second grade; Boys: Jayce Neuroth, first place with 7 baskets; shoot out 3 baskets; Trevyn Lyons, second place with 7 baskets, shoot out 2 baskets; Tucker Clabaugh, third place; Girls: Livia Kasch, first place.
Third and fourth grades: Boys: Tavis Eklund, first place, 13 baskets; Trey Shanon, second place, 12 baskets; Tyler Olson, third place, 11 baskets, shoot out 3 and 1; Cody Kolbeck, fourth place, 11 baskets, shoot out 3 and 0; Girls: Leah Kasch, first place; Ally Hanus, second place.
Fifth and sixth grades: Boys: Caleb Olson, first place, 8 baskets; Tucker Judkins, second place, 7 baskets; Casey Kolbeck, third, 4 baskets; Girls: Gianna Borer, first place, 3 baskets.
Seventh and eighth grade: Boys: Connor Shannon, first place, 10 baskets; Logan Danielsen, second, 6 baskets; Austin Carpenter, third, 5 baskets, shoot out, 4 baskets; Aaron Halbach, 5 baskets, shoot out 2 baskets.
Ninth through 12th grades: Boys: Camden Lawrence, first, 4 baskets, shoot out 2; Cody Slater, second, 4 baskets, shoot out 0; Broch Halbach, third, 2 baskets.
Thursday brought pool and ping pong competitions. Pool tourney winners were as follows:
First and second grades: Tucker Clabaugh, first place; Tegan Murra, second place; Chandler Berlein, third place;
Third and four grades: Jacob Willson, first place; Trey Shannon, second place; Garrett Holdgrafer, third place;
Seventh and eighth grade: Connor Shannon, first place; Lincoln Spellmeyer, second place; Aaron Halbach, third place;
Ninth through 12th grades: Camden Lawrence, first place; Shyler Tincher, second place; Cody Sleiter, third place;
Ping Pong winners:
First and second grades: Livia Kasch, first place; Tegan Murra, second place;
Third and fourth grades: Isaac Mouw, first place; Cody Kolbeck, second place;
Fifth and sixth grades: Casey Kolbeck, first place;
Seventh and eighth grades: Connor Shannon, first place; Matthew Johnson, second place;
Ninth through 12th grades: Derek Tincher, first place; Camden Lawrence, second place.
The competitions wrap up on Friday with the Hot Shot contest. Registration is at 1 p.m. and the tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. There is no charge for the contest.
Glascock said the indoor pool is also open Friday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. for open swimming.
"We encourage people to come on down for a swim in the nice warm pool. It'll give them a chance to thaw out," he said.