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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:57

Rain-soaked soccer win at Slinger helps Grafton bounce back from defeat; Port goes 1-2 at invitational

Persistence pays, especially on the soccer field in the sloppiest of conditions.

Just ask the Grafton High School girls’ team, which made the most of its best scoring chance in a nail-biting road win over Slinger on April 19.

After a scoreless first half, Grafton got the only goal it needed in the 45th minute of a nonconference game slowed by rain and wind. Zoie Bauer did the honors, finding the net off a pass from fellow forward Carley Pfannerstill in a 1-0 victory.

“It was a fun game in terrible conditions,” said Grafton coach Don Arnold, whose team improved its season record to 3-2-1.

“We played poorly at times in the first half, but in the second half we created some opportunities. It was a battle, and we survived.”

The Black Hawks made their lead hold up by controlling the ball and pressing its attack throughout the second half. Steady defense also preserved the win, including seven saves by goalkeeper Alissa Viste.

Arnold also singled out the play of midfielder Abby Freeland and defender Alli Demerath, “who both did great jobs.”

The win was the Hawks’ first in three 1-0 games this season — and gave them a much-needed boost after a tough North Shore Conference loss to Germantown two days earlier.

“There are going to be a lot of close games this season, so you have to find ways to make it happen,” Arnold said.

“Nothing is going to come easy for us.”

Germantown 1, Grafton 0

 
A record-setting day for Hawks PDF Print E-mail
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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:49

Grafton boys’ run to title in Slinger includes school marks by Zahn, Tobianski

A trio of double winners and two record-setting performances carried the Grafton boys’ track and field team to top honors at the Owl Invitational in Slinger on April 18.

Leading the Black Hawks were senior Jason Zahn, who placed first in the discus (a team-record 183-6-1/2) and shot put (55-4); sophomore Patrick Tobianski, who won the 400 dash (52.8) and 1,600 run (4:52.5); and sophomore Erick Huertas, who won the 200 dash (22.2) and long jump (18-1-1/2).

Zahn, a senior, shattered his own school mark in the discus, which was 177-6.

Grafton also got a record-tying win from Zach DeBuhr in the 100 dash. The junior was clocked in 10.8, equaling the school mark.  

Grafton scored 75 points to top a three-team field. Slinger scored 66 points, and Thomas More had 42.

“The boys did very well,” Hawks coach Kevin Kriegel said. “We had beautiful weather and some excellent performances.”

Kriegel singled out the record-setters of  Zahn and DeBuhr, who wasted no time distinguishing themselves in Grafton’s first outdoor meet of the season.

“They both had incredible performances,” Kriegel said. “It was a great way to start the outdoor season.”

Grafton’s swept the relay races for its other first-place finishes. Those came from the 3,200 team of Matt Salm, Jacob Woolf, Alex Olsen and Adam Kahmann (9:00.7); 800 team of Willie McElligott, Zach Greenwood, Huertas and Marcus Hill (1:32.3); 400 team of Jack Howman, Hill, Huertas and DeBuhr (44.3); and 1,600 team of DeBuhr, McElligott, Greenwood and Kevin Wegner (3:33.9).

 
Peterson leads CG-B at invite PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:10

Members of the Cedar Grove-Belgium track and field teams are continuing to rack up personal-best performances this spring.

At the Little Chute Invitational last Saturday, the Rockets were led by strong efforts in the boys’ and girls’ competition.

Logan Peterson sparked the boys’ squad with a second-place finish in the triple jump (40 feet, 7½ inches).Cedar Grove Track

Among Cedar Grove-Belgium girls, senior Kiera Depies took second in the 3,200-meter run (12 minutes, 8 seconds) and sophomore Jolene Deppiesse was second in the 300 hurdles (53.28).

Cedar Grove-Belgium finished eighth out of 10 teams in the boys’ portion of the meet with 17 points.

In the girls’ standings, the Rockets were last with 27 points.   

“There were many tired legs on the team, but we had a good meet, with again some personal and season-bests,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Les Paul said.

The boys’ other scoring finishes included a fifth by Peterson in the 400 dash (56.15), sixth by Robby Loose in the shot put (38-8-1/4) and seventh by Alex Holle in the 1,600 run (4:56.5).

The Rocket girls got a fourth from the 1,600 relay team of Lily Paul, Molly Ison, Jericho Duenk and Tammi Del Ponte (4:33.22) and seventh by Sarah Parker in the discus (79-10).

At the Oostburg Invitational last Friday, the Cedar Grove-Belgium boys finished last out of eight teams with 40 points.

Peterson won the triple jump (41-1-/2). Placing third were Holle in the 3,200 run (a personal-best 10:03.1) and Aaron Chier in the 100 dash (11.57).

The Rocket girls finished third out of five teams with 71 points. Champion Sheboygan Lutheran had 127 points.

Parker placed first in the discus (81-8). The Rockets also won three relay races but were the only team in two of them.

 
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