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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 14:52

Miscues, Germantown’s staunch defense too much for Hawks in tough loss

Last Friday night was no time for breakdowns on the football field.

Just ask the Grafton Black Hawks, who found themselves slowed by a sluggish offense and defensive miscues in a 35-0 homecoming loss to Germantown.

After showing considerable potential in their first five games this season, host Grafton was expected to hold its own against a perennially strong North Shore Conference foe.

But the Black Hawks stumbled during a second quarter in which they gave up 21 points and never recovered.

“We knew we wouldn’t be able to give Germantown any breaks, and we did,” said Grafton coach Ben Chossek, whose team lost its third straight game after starting the season 2-1.

“We gave them a couple of scores, and then we couldn’t run the ball after the first quarter. It was just tough to get anything going.”

After scoring a combined six touchdowns in losses to Homestead and Whitefish Bay the previous two weeks, Grafton was poised to keep its option offense in high gear again.

The Black Hawks got rolling on their second possession of the game, mounting a 59-yard drive that reached the Germantown 33 and included four conversions for first downs.

But after Germantown stopped Alex Teich short on a fourth-and-5 run, it was the visitors’ turn to get on the scoreboard.

Five plays later, Germantown got all the points it needed when quarterback Dwayne Lawhorn Jr. flipped a pass to receiver Nick Holcomb on the left side of the field. Holcomb eluded several defenders and raced 49 yards down the sideline for a touchdown.

“We were in position, but we couldn’t make the tackle on that play, and it cost us,” Chossek said.

Germantown’s defense continued to set the tone, pressuring quarterback Choo Weisflog and taking away the Black Hawks’ perimeter attack.

After a shanked punt gave Germantown the ball on Grafton’s 25, it needed only four plays to find the end zone again.

Strong 2nd half can’t save Rockets in loss to Oostburg PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 14:40

CG-Belgium soccer team edged in league battle, 1-0; Ozaukee nipped by Rams

A thin margin of error cost the Cedar Grove-Belgium boys’ soccer team the shot at an upset win Sept. 26.

Despite hanging tough with host Oostburg throughout a Central Lakeshore Conference match, the Rockets fell victim to a defensive miscue in a 1-0 loss.

When Cedar Grove-Belgium’s back line was caught out of position in the 37th minute, Oostburg’s Michael Meke cashed in with the game’s only goal.

The score stood up through a hard-fought second half, leaving the Rockets to wonder what might have been.

“We had some defensive problems in the first half, but in the second half we played very well,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Chris Mortag said.

“We created a lot of scoring chances and should have had a goal. A lot of players stepped up for us.”

Mortag singled out the work of Tyler Garside, Stuart Friberg, Colin Kohl and R.J. Lemmermann in sparking the Rockets’ offensively and goalkeeper Spencer Bares for his steady defense.

“It was a disappointing loss, but it was a much better effort than we had against Kohler (in a 5-1 loss Sept. 19),” Mortag said. “The guys really wanted to win this one. They said we haven’t beaten Oostburg since 2008.”

Pirates pick up pool pace in Plymouth PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 14:38

Port swimming team makes season-best times the norm on way to 7th place at invite

A tough field didn’t keep the Port Washington girls’ swimming and diving squad from turning in one of its best performances of the season last Saturday.

Although the Pirates had to settle for seventh place in the eight-team Plymouth Invitational, they continued to show improvement.

“Out of 29 total swims, we had 17 season or personal bests,” Port coach Melissa Hoogester said.

“It was probably our best meet of the year.”

Senior diver Kristen Smith led the Pirates with a second-place score of 323.4 points.

Port’s other top-10 individual finishes were a third by Kelsey Brockman in the 100-yard backstroke (1 minute, 9.85 seconds), sevenths by Becca Murray in diving (257.6 points) and Sasha Ottesen in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.42) and a ninth by Ottesen in the 200 individual medley (2:39.55).

The Pirates’ top relay finishes were eighths by the 200 medley team of Brockman, Ottesen, Ann Nuedling and Elise Andersen (2:12.95) and the 200 freestyle team of Nuedling, Andersen,
Ottesen and Brockman (1:57.29).

Port scored 145 points, just six behind sixth-place Kiel.

Ashwaubenon won the team title with 566 points, and Pulaski was second with 486.

Cedarburg 141, Port 41

Brockman gave the Pirates their lone first-place finish in a North Shore Conference home loss to a state-ranked foe Sept. 24.

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