Six boys and girls from Belleview and surrounding areas, ages 9-14, were named local champions of the 2016 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge and have earned the right to compete at the district level. Sacred Heart Council 8012 in Belleview sponsored the local competition at St Theresa Catholic Church. All youngsters ages 9-14 were eligible to participate. Blake Romero won the 9-year old boys’ division. Liuvi Llorens was the winner of the 10-year old boys’ division. In the 11- year-olds’ bracket, Alexis Westgate was the girls’ champion. The 13 -year-old boys’ division was won by Cody Romero. Fourteen-year-old champions were Kathryn Frank in the girls’ bracket and Patrick Benway in the boys’. Each of these winners will compete in the district competitions to be held on October 16th at 2 pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church with an eye toward moving on to the state and international levels.