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Updated: 05/14/2014 08:00:02AM

Student tops city manager in free throw contest

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From left, Grand Knight Sal Porta of Knights of Columbus Council 7091 of Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven City Manager Deric Feacher, 11-year-old free throw shooting champ Don Raymond Skipper III and Billy Bob Morris of K of C Council 7091. Morris served as scorekeeper for a free throw shooting contest pitting Feacher against Skipper.

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Winter Haven City Manager Deric Feacher takes one of his 15 shots from the charity stripe in a free throw challenge with student Don Raymond Skipper III. In the foreground preparing the rebound the ball is the student's father, Don Raymond Skipper, Jr. Also pictured is scorekeeper Billy Bob Morris of Knights of Columbus Council 7091 of Cypress Gardens.

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Don Raymond Skipper III takes a shot at the basket in a basketball free throw challenge with Winter Haven City Manager Deric Feacher. Skipper won the contest by sinking eight of his allotted 15 free throws, while Feacher connected on six shots.

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Youth prevailed as 11-year-old student Don Raymond Skipper III of Winter Haven edged out Winter Haven City Manager Deric Feacher in a friendly basketball free throw challenge staged on Friday, May 9 at Chain Of Lakes Elementary School in Winter Haven.

After watching Feacher sink six of his allotted 15 free throws, Skipper, who gained notoriety for his free throw shooting skills back in March by finishing second in his age bracket in the Florida Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, stepped up to the charity stripe and put eight of his shots through the hoop.

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