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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 16:06

Ninth inning rally allows Cedarburg to repeat as Land O’ Lakes champions

The Saukville Saints seemed to relish the role of Land O’ Lakes spoiler in Sunday’s road showdown with the Cedarburg Mercs — that was, right up until the final at bat.

Cedarburg clinched the title as the Northern Division’s regular champions with a 3-2 home win over Saukville. The win snuffed out the hopes of the second-place Grafton Express to unseat the Mercs.


In Sunday’s game, the Saints scored two runs in the opening inning, and gave up only one run over eight innings. That set the stage for some ninth-inning dramatics.


Cedarburg’s Robby Proehl delivered a one-out sacrifice fly in the bottom on the ninth to tie the game. The next Mercs batter, Ross Zahour, singled to deliver the game winning run.


Zach Lauterbach got the win for Cedarburg.


Zahour collected three hits during the day, as did Ian Tucker for the Saints.


The Mercs wrapped up their regular season play Monday with a road win against the West Bend Benders.


The 13-0 victory gave them a season record of 16-2.


In other Land O’ Lakes action:


Grafton 8, Port Washington 7


The Grafton Express did their best to keep the division race interesting, pulling off an 8-7 road win Friday over the Port Washington Lakers.

Grafton overcame a sluggish start to lead 5-3 after two innings and held off a determined Port Washington rally in the bottom of the ninth for the win.


Lance Keplinger, Max Pruefer and Drew Doring each had two hits for the Express.


Miles Mayer earned the win, and Nick Wycklendt came in for the save,

 
Shooting teams hit the mark at the national level PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MITCH MEARSCH   
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 16:03

Coach Rick Leach is thrilled his Ozaukee Scholastic pistol teams took first and second places in the national championship last month.

He’s amazed how fast the trap shooters picked up the skill of pistol shooting and excelled at it. Ozaukee started in spring, months after most teams began practicing.


But it’s how the team carries itself that has impressed Leach.

“Our club had been known because when we’re shooting in events they’ll stop and thank the volunteers,” Leach said. “I’m more proud of their behavior and how they act even more than the national title.”


A representative of the Glock pistol company even said he was happy to see Ozaukee win because the kids are “so classy.”


Case in point: a shooter from the state of Washington came without a team and asked to shoot with Ozaukee. Without hesitation, Grafton graduate Nick Skelton, Ozaukee’s top shooter, offered his own gun.


“The kid with the fastest gun in the nation let him shoot his gun. Something could have gone wrong,” Leach said. “His mom had tears in her eyes.”


Skelton led the senior division by taking first in centerfire, followed by his teammate, Andrew Holzer. They were among 500 pistol shooters and 2,000 trap shooters competing in Sparta, Ill., at the largest outdoor shooting complex in the country. Trap houses that send up clay targets stretch for three and a half miles.


The timed competition has four segments. Shooters must hit five steel targets at various distances in five rounds as fast as they can. Their top four times count.


 
Monsters of the lake earn prizes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 16:01

Port Lions Club derby attracts anglers from around the Midwest

The winning catches trended toward the super-sized in the Port Washington Lions Club’s annual Lake Michigan fish derby last weekend.

The largest fish in the five categories topped each of last year’s winners.


“There seemed to be fewer fish this year, but the fish they were bringing in were quite a bit larger,” said derby organizer Dave Mueller.


The top four chinook salmon registered during the tournament each weighed more than 23 pounds. This year’s fourth-place fish topped the category winner from last year.


Winning the battle of the scale was a 26.1 pound chinook hauled in by Ivan Stross of Oak Creek.


Although no records were set this year, Mueller said there are even larger lunkers lurking off the shore of Port Washington.


“We had a guy bring in a 29.8 pound salmon on Sunday, but he was too late to register,” Mueller said.


The derby’s financial winner was Randy Visser, of Waupun, who won the grand prize of $1,500 in a drawing between anglers who had the first-place catches in each of five categories.


Visser won the coho-salmon category with a catch that weighed 9.8 pounds


The top finishers by category follow.

 
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