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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:27

Eichler, Gosewehr head list of five Grafton honorees; Port Washington’s Tydrick, Hilton given special mention

 

Bob Maronde has had more than a few exceptional teams and players as the girls’ basketball coach at Grafton High School.

But in his 19 seasons with the Black Hawks’ varsity program, Maronde had never had five players recognized in All-North Shore Conference voting — until this year.

Led by the senior Hannah Eichler, the co-champion Black Hawks grabbed the lion’s share of honors in the coaches’ balloting.

Also for Grafton, junior Sam Gosewehr was named to the second team, and Amanda Hunt, Haley Orlowski and Kimmi Schacht received honorable mention.

“That’s amazing. It’s the first time in school history we’ve had five players chosen,” said Maronde, who guided the Hawks to a 12-2 league record, good for a share of the top spot with Nicolet and Whitefish Bay.

“All five of them led us in scoring in games at one time or another, so it points to the balance we had as a team.”

Representing Port Washington in the all-conference vote were Caity Tydrick and Mikayla Hilton, who both received honorable mention.  

Eichler, 5-foot-11-inch guard, was arguably the league’s most versatile player. She averaged 13.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.3 steals per conference game and shot 57% from the field, capping a four-year varsity career with her best all-around season.

Eichler received All-NSC second-team honors last season.

“Hannah worked so hard this past year to get better and had an incredible season,” Maronde said. “She did it with great play at both ends of the court and within our team concept.”

In recognition of her play, Eichler was also named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association’s Division 2 All-State First Team and was chosen to play in the association’s Division 2 all-star game June 17 in Madison. She plans to join the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay women’s basketball program this fall as a walk-on player.

Gosewehr, a 6-foot forward, was Grafton’s strongest front-line player. She averaged 9.8 points and 8.8 rebounds and shot 44% from the field.

 
Schmitt, Janke receive All-CLC honors PDF Print E-mail
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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:55

CG-Belgium, Ozaukee players named to 2nd team in basketball coaches’ vote

In a conference dominated by state-ranked teams Howards Grove and Oostburg, it was easy for local girls’ basketball squads to become overshadowed this season.

At least three area players caught the eyes of coaches, however.

Cedar Grove-Belgium’s Alyssa Schmitt and Ozaukee’s Lizzie Janke were both named to the All-Central Lakeshore Conference second team.

Receiving honorable mention in the coaches’ voting was Cedar Grove-Belgium’s Briana Weavers.

Schmitt, a guard, led her team in most statistical categories, including scoring (10.2 points per game) and rebounding (6.4). The 5-foot-6-inch junior also averaged 1.6 steals and shot 38% from the field for the Rockets, who went 6-10 in CLC play.

“Alyssa had a great season for us,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Josh Ketterhagen said.

“She was our offensive leader and did a great job on the boards for someone who’s only 5-6. When she caught fire, she could shoot with the best of them.”

Janke, a 5-5 sophomore guard, was the top player on a young Ozaukee team that didn’t have any seniors. She averaged 8.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and two steals.

Janke was second in the conference in three-point baskets (26) and eighth in steals (32).

“Lizzie had a very good year for us,” said Ozaukee coach Lee LeMahieu, whose team was 6-12 in league games. “She improved during the season and became a more complete player.”

Weavers, a 5-7 senior center, was named the Rockets’ most valuable player and top defender. She averaged 6.1 points and 4.2 rebounds and drew the tough assignment of guarding pivot players who were usually taller and stronger.

“Briana had another outstanding year. She was usually ‘outheighted’ every game, but really worked hard to give us a strong inside presence,” Ketterhagen said.

Howards Grove and Oostburg, which shared the conference title with 15-1 records, each had two players named to the first team.

Howards Grove’s Alexis Lindstrom was a unanimous choice and was joined on the six-player squad by Brianna Morgen.

Allie Paluchniak and Maranda Huibregste were Oostburg’s first-team selections, with Paluchniak a unanimous pick.


Image Information: Alyssa Schmitt


 
Hawks waste no time making tracks PDF Print E-mail
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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 16:25

Girls, boys dominate competition on way to titles in Whitewater meet

Strength in numbers may not be the greatest asset of the Grafton High School track and field teams this spring.

But when it comes to individual talent, the Black Hawks should be more than able to hold their own.

Coach Kevin Kriegel’s squads wasted no time displaying their considerable skills at the season-opening Nelson/Daniel Classic in Whitewater last Friday.

Sparked by five first-place finishes, the Grafton girls raced to top honors in a 28-team small-schools field with 74 points. Lake Mills was a distant second with 39 points.

The Grafton boys were nearly as impressive in securing a title with 70 points, well ahead of runner-up Monona Grove’s 49.5.

“It was a definitely a great day for us,” Kriegel said. “We had a lot of strong performances in our first real meet of the season.”

With most of their top athletes back from last year, the Hawks are expecting good things with regularity. Several record-setting performances in Friday’s meet set the bar high quickly.

On the girls’ side, juniors Cathy Brunette and Sara Grange “both had huge days for us,” Kriegel said.

Brunette won the 55-meter hurdles in 8.91 seconds and the high jump with a 5-foot-6-inch effort that set a team indoor record.

Grange won the 55-meter dash in a team-record time of 7.34 seconds and placed second in the high jump (a personal-best 5-4).

Grafton also got victories from junior Katelyn Gallun in the 400 dash (1:04.31) and the 1,600 relay team of Gallun, Rachel Schmitz, Hana Taylor and Grange (4:23.05).

Placing second for the Hawks were the 800 team of Emily Schreiner, Carrie Herian, Brunette and Grange (1:52.07) and 3,200 team of Megan Pawlak, Kylie Longoria, Heidi Bauer and Katie Boehm (10:41.47).

 
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