Local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick held

The 2009 NFL Punt, Pass & Kick youth competition has begun. Iola Recreation held the local competition at Riverside Park on Sept. 19.
There are four age groups for both girls and boys. The first-place competitor in each division advances to the regional contest. The regional contest for Iola will be Oct. 10 in Burlington.
Winning the 8-9-year old boys’ division was Keian Zimmerman with a total distance of 137 feet, 6 inches. That includes the distances for a punt, a pass and a placekick. The 8-9-year-old girl’s winner was Christy Lewellen at 59’5”.
Ben Cooper won the 10-11-year-old boys’ divisiona t 188’2”. There were no girls competing in that age group.
Kalob Cleaver won the boys’ 12-13-year-old boys’ division with at 236’0”. There were no girls in that age group, either.
Mason Coons won the 14-15-year-old boys’ division at 322’5”. Again there were no girl competitors in that age group.
Regional winners advance to the team level competition held before a Kansas City Chiefs’ game late in the season.
Here is a complete list of the local competition:

8-9-year-olds

Boys: 1. Keian Zimmerman, 137’6”; 2. Cole Regehr, 119’0”, 3. Kane Rogers, 110’10”; 4. Derek Bycroft, 105’6”; 5. Karson McGraw, 98’5”; 6. Ethan Boyer, 52’6”; 7. Ethan Hamm, 52’4”.
Girls: 1. Christy Lewellen, 59’5”; 2. Mikaila Buck, 58’7”; 3. Delilah Battles, 39’10”; 4. Cassidy Lowell, 35’10”; 5. Mia Aronson, 30’3”; 6. Elysia Kunkler, 27’1”.

10-11-year-olds

Boys: 1. Ben Cooper, 188’2”; 2. Nick Vaughn, 179’6”; 3. Coleson Wiggin, 155’11”; 4. Macallister Simpson, 148’10”; 5. Chase Regehr, 110’7”.
Girls: none.

12-13-year-olds

Boys: 1. Kalob Cleaver, 236’0”; 2. Trevor Cox, 206’0”; 3. Sheldon Lewellen, 194’0”; 4. Dylan Wille, 193’4”; 5. Cody Conner, 189’5”; 6. Trey Colborn, 172’7”; 7. Braydon Splechter, 104’5”.
Girls: none.

14-15-year-olds

Boys: 1. Mason Coons, 322’5”; 2. Adam Kauth, 317’1”; 3. Garrett Catron, 306’10”; 4. Arian Kunkler, 159’0”; 5. Shane Stuart, 143’3”.
Girls: none.