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St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council 10627 in High Bridge recently conducted its 10th Annual Soccer Challenge competition for youths ages 9 to 14. The competition is co-sponsored by the High Bridge Youth Soccer organization. Each player is allowed 15 shots from the penalty spot. The goal is divided into a series of five scoring zones. Champions, age and division were: Alexandra McComb, 9, girls; Aedan Dorwart, 9, boys; Kate Johnson, 10, girls, Jason Morales, 10, boys; Maggie Hann, 11, girls; Alex Kinsky, 11, boys; Miranda Corley, 12, girls, who had won the 10-year old New Jersey State Championship in 2015; Michael Strange, 12, boys; Sophia Desire, 13, girls; Owen McComb, 13, boys; Kali Torkildsen, 14, girls, who has won the local competition four consecutive times and last year won the divisional championship. Each winner was scheduled to compete in the district competitions in October. - photo courtesy of Knights of Columbus Council 10627


Rescue workers help people Sept. 20 in Guayama, Puerto Rico, after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria. After battering the Virgin Islands, the hurricane made landfall in Puerto Rico, bringing “catastrophic” 155 mph winds and dangerous storm surges. - CNS photo/Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters