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Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 16:49

Paul-led CG-Belgium girls uphold tradition by racing to 2nd place in Division 3

Lily Paul and her teammates proudly stood on the medals stand after making Cedar Grove-Belgium High School history last Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids.

The Lady Rockets took second in the WIAA Division 3 state girls’ cross-country meet, tying their best finish ever, and Paul became the third member of her family and school to earn a girls’ individual state medal.


Cedar Grove-Belgium scored 83 points, trailing only champion Lourdes Academy’s 45 and well ahead of third-place Lake Country Lutheran’s 132.


Only the top two teams get to stand on the podium, and the Rockets knew they could do it. But it wasn’t easy.


“All the girls ran super-smart races,” said Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Les Paul, Lily’s father.


“We tend to run from behind, and this race was no different. Practically the whole group had to run down a couple of dozen runners after they passed the 800-meter mark.”


Paul, a junior, made a huge push at the end to place third among runners on full teams with a 4,000-meter time of 15 minutes, 31.8 seconds. She was ninth overall among 151 runners in the race at The Ridges Golf Course.


“Lily continued to be the strong leader that everyone depended on and stepped it up big time,” coach Paul said.


“She wanted that podium spot for the team, and a huge goal for her was to make the podium on her own, too.”


The Rockets’ other scoring finishers were senior Molly Ison (16:07.9) in 12th (24th overall), freshman Sydni Loose (16:10.3) in 14th (28th), freshman Emily Sass (16:24.0) in 21st (40th) and freshman Elysia Hoopman (16:40.1) in 33rd (59th).

 
Hawks fall short in bid for NSC swim crown PDF Print E-mail
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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 16:46

Grafton secures 2nd at conference meet controlled by Cedarburg’s big numbers

The numbers game did the Grafton girls’ swimming and diving team no favors in the North Shore Conference meet at Homestead High School last weekend.

Despite turning in another in a long line of  solid performances this season, the Black Hawks didn’t have enough depth to stay with Cedarburg in a race for the championship.


“When you can have 36 entries in a meet like this, that’s what happens. Cedarburg fills them, and we only had 27,” said Grafton coach John Douglass, whose team placed second with 395 points.


“That’s how the meet is scored. We don’t have enough people to stay with Cedarburg in this format.”


The Bulldogs scored 442 points to repeat as champions.


Homestead was a distant third with 301 points, followed by Germantown (289), Nicolet (253), Whitefish Bay (222), Port Washington (110) and Milwaukee Lutheran (68).


Three individual wins helped the Hawks secure runner-up honors in the NSC final for the second straight year.


Junior Sam Senczyszyn placed first in the 50-yard freestyle (23.5 seconds), as did sophomore Natalie Keshemberg in the 100 backstroke (59.88) and freshman Autumn Haebig in the 500 freestyle (5:08.6).

 
Lourdes ends Warriors’ season PDF Print E-mail
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Written by DEBBIE HAMM   
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 16:43

Quick-strike foe leaves Ozaukee football team playing from behind early in Division 6 playoff defeat

The Ozaukee High School football season came to a crashing halt at Titan Stadium in Oshkosh last Friday night.

Falling behind early and unable to muster any sustained offense, the Warriors fell to Lourdes Academy, 39-6, in a second-round game of the WIAA Division 6 playoffs.


“We could never get our offense on track,” Ozaukee coach Jim Lippe said.


“Lourdes is pretty big and pretty fast. We struggled moving the ball on them.


“They are a really good team and really well coached. Some of it had to do with our youth, but we won’t use that as an excuse.”


Ozaukee, which set a team scoring record this season with 340 points in 11 games, was held to single digits for the first time since last fall.


The Warriors managed only 191 yards of total offense and trailed, 33-0, before they got on the board with a third-quarter touchdown.


Lourdes didn’t need long to take control of a game that improved its season record to 10-1.


Less than two minutes after receiving the opening kickoff, the Knights jumped ahead on a 57-yard touchdown run by Tony O’Krueg-Wright. Quarterback Charlie Noone connected with Michael Godfrey on a two-point conversion pass to make it 8-0.

 
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