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One tough foe, one tough loss PDF Print E-mail
Written by DEBBIE HAMM   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 17:26

Hard-nosed Shiocton makes Ozaukee pay for mistakes in playoff loss that ends football season

The best football season in Ozaukee High School history ended last Friday when the Warriors were handed a 46-28 defeat by host Shiocton in the second round of the WIAA Division 6 playoffs.

“It was a very disappointing loss,” said Ozaukee coach Jim Lippe, whose team started the night with a 10-0 record.

“Our team played very hard, but we made way too mistakes on defense and special teams to win.”

Perhaps the Warriors’ biggest miscue came with the outcome still in doubt midway through fourth quarter.

Third-seeded Ozaukee trailed the entire game but rallied to pull within 34-28 when quarterback Jake Wolff threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Mike Richter with 8 minutes, 27 seconds left.

On the ensuing kickoff, Garrett Gunderson broke free for a 74-yard scoring return that put Shiocton up, 40-28.

The Chiefs’ defense shut down Ozaukee the rest of the way.

Mistake-free play was high on the Warriors’ priority list against the defending Division 6 state champion, a second-seeded team that came into the game 9-1.

“We were down by six points early in fourth quarter, and we made our second special-teams mistake of the game by giving up a touchdown on the kickoff,” Lippe said.

“Our team battled through the entire game. We were down, but we just didn’t have enough.”

A high-powered rushing attack helped Shiocton take charge early by putting up two touchdowns in the first seven minutes.

Fast state field leaves Port boys in 12th PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 17:25

Michalowski again sets pace for Pirates, but quick start has them playing catch-up in Div.1 cross-country final

The pace wasn’t to the Port Washington boys’ cross-country team’s liking, but that didn’t keep the Pirates from posting a respectable finish at the WIAA Division 1 state meet last Saturday.

With a familiar runner in the lead, coach Mark Pasten’s squad raced to 12th place in a 20-team field at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.

“Coming away, we were a little disappointed,” Pasten said. “But I thought we would finish eighth to 12th, so we were still on the respectable side of things.”

Port scored 289 points, the same as Janesville Craig, but Craig was awarded 11th place for having a faster sixth runner.

Madison West won the team title with 77 points, comfortably ahead of runner-up Stevens Point with 157.

Arrowhead was third with 178 points, followed in the top 10 by Madison La Follette (179), Kimberly (193), Middleton (213), Muskego (218), Milwaukee Marquette (228), Green Bay Preble (232) and West Bend West (235).

As he did throughout the season, Nick Michalowski led Port with a 5,000-meter time of 16 minutes, 20.25 seconds, good for 16th among runners from full teams and 21st overall out of 189 runners.

The senior received all-state honorable mention recognition for being among the 40 fastest runners for all three divisions at state.

Michalowski came out strong and remained in the top 10 at the two-mile mark before falling off the pace a bit in the final 1.1 miles.

Rockets’ Paul states her case one last time PDF Print E-mail
Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 17:23

CG-B senior races to 19th at 4th and final WIAA meet, leading team to 9th in Div. 2

Lily Paul saved her best for last.

Capping a standout high school career that included her fourth state-meet appearance, the Cedar Grove-Belgium senior raced to 19th place at the WIAA Division 2 girls’ final in Wisconsin Rapids last Saturday.

Paul’s personal-best time of 19 minutes, 35 seconds on a 5,000-meter course at The Ridges Golf Course led the Rockets to ninth place in the 16-team standings.

It was Cedar Grove-Belgium’s first appearance in Division 2 after being a contender for Division 3 state titles for several years.

The meet also marked the state debut of the 5,000-meter distance for girls, ending a long tradition of 4,000-meter races.

“The race went out fast. Lily did an awesome job of stepping up,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Les Paul said of his daughter.

“She went out with the lead group of 10 to 20 girls and just battled back and forth the entire 5K. She capped off a tremendous cross-country career.”

Paul’s time was good for 11th place among runners who were on full teams, where the Rockets scored 256 points. They beat out Pewaukee (270) and Deerfield/Cambridge (272) in a battle for ninth.

Green Bay Notre Dame Academy won the team title with 91 points, eight fewer than runner-up McFarland.

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