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Written by DEBBIE HAMM   
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 14:17

When the Ozaukee High School football team hosted St. Mary’s Springs last Friday night, coach Jim Lippe knew his Warriors were going up against a tough foe.

Springs, a perennial powerhouse, finished second in the WIAA Division 6 playoffs last season and is ranked No. 1 in the division this year.AN INTERCEPTION by Matt Henke provided one of the few highlights for the Ozaukee football team in its 47-6 loss to St. Mary’s Springs last Friday. Photo by Sam Arendt


“Bob Hyland (Springs head coach) has a record of something like 360-101,” Lippe said. “The guy’s a legend, a premier coach.”

But the advanced warning didn’t help Ozaukee, which found itself overpowered in a 47-6 nonconference loss.

The Ledgers broke the game open by scoring five second-quarter touchdowns on the way to a 40-0 halftime lead.

“St. Mary’s Springs is a heck of a football team,” Lippe said. “They are ranked No. 1 for a reason.

“We played with them in the first quarter, and then we had some breakdowns in the second and third. Then we played with them in the fourth quarter again.”

Springs took control with a dominant rushing attack that piled up 357 yards on 31 carries. The tandem of Darin Ward and Tyler Grebe did most of the damage.

Ward rushed for 170 yards and a touchdown on just seven carries. Grebe had 109 yards and three touchdowns on nine attempts.

Springs got on the board early with a 25-yard touchdown run by Mitch Herron less than two minutes into the game.

Although Ozaukee trailed by only 6-0 after one quarter, disaster struck in the second period.

Controlling the line of scrimmage, Springs found the end zone with regularity the rest of the half. Grebe had two touchdowns during the flurry, and Evan Henderson, Ward and Trevor Ebertz each added one.

Ebertz’s touchdown came on a 45-yard interception return.

 
Depies-led CG-B girls off to quick start PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 14:03

Senior’s win in first meet underscores high hopes for Rockets in cross country; OHS rebuilds with new coach

With Kiera Depies leading the way, the Cedar Grove-Belgium girls’ cross-country team got off to a flying start last week.MEMBERS OF THIS season’s Cedar Grove-Belgium cross-country teams include (front row, from left) Tammi Del Ponte, Jaden Trowell, Lily Paul, Kelly Brochtrup, Jericho Deunk, Maria Schueller, (back row) coach Les Paul, Chloe Paul, Kiera Depies, Brandon Krauska, Derek Arndt, Michael Merritt, Alex Holle, Molly Ison and coach Sherry Schwabenlender. Photo by Sam Arendt

Depies, a senior, blew away the competition in a four-team home meet Aug. 25, winning the 4,000-meter race in 16 minutes, 21 seconds.

She finished more than a minute ahead of teammate Lily Paul, who was second in 17:31.

“Kiera looks ready to run well against anyone,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Les Paul said.

Depies, the Rockets’ lone senior, has finished 11th at the WIAA state meet the last two years and wants to move up.

“Last year, Kiera had a strong showing at the state meet, and she will be charging hard with a goal to be on the podium this year,” her coach said.

“There’s no doubt in my mind she can. She is a tough racer and if we have the right fitness, she will be right there.”

Cedar Grove-Belgium won the girls’ portion of the meet with 21 points. Brillion had 45 points, followed by Oostburg with 62 points and Eastbrook with an incomplete squad.

Among other Rockets, junior Tammi Del Ponte took fourth (17:47), sophomore Molly Ison was fifth (17:52) and freshman Jaden Trowell was ninth (18:08).

“The girls did well, with some very nice efforts by new members for the squad,” Paul said. “It’s a young and relatively inexperienced group.”

In the boys’ 5,000-meter race, senior Alex Holle led Cedar Grove-Belgium with a second-place time of 17:16, just behind Oostburg’s Sam Wensink (17:14).

“Alex had a strong race, and he and Wensink will likely battle all season long,” Paul said.

“Alex has had a great summer of training and should be a strong contender for a high finish in Wisconsin Rapids in October.”

The Cedar Grove-Belgium boys took second with 46 points, trailing Oostburg’s 40. Eastbook (59) and Brillion (65) rounded out the field.

Among other Rockets, Brandon Krauska finished fifth (18:42) and Michael Merritt was sixth (18:46). Zach Johnson took 13th (20:32), and Derek Arendt was 20th (23:20).

 
Big 2nd half gives Hawks win heading into NSC play PDF Print E-mail
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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 14:28

Rally lifts Grafton soccer team to road victory before start of tough league tests

It took a second-half rally, but the Grafton boys’ soccer team got a much-needed taste of victory last Friday.

After losing their season opener earlier in the week, the Black Hawks found themselves in a 1-1 deadlock with host Franklin at halftime of a nonconference match.

Wasting no time after the break, Grafton jumped ahead for good when Alex Lorbecki scored with an assist from Andrew Best in the 41st minute.

Wolfgang Pilarski added a penalty-kick goal in the 52nd minute, and the Hawks rolled to a 4-2 win.GRAFTON’S MATTHEW SALM beat a Catholic Memorial player to the ball during a nonconference match that opened the season for both teams Aug. 17. Catholic Memorial won, 4-1. Photo by Sam Arendt

“It was nice to get a win heading into our first conference game,” said Grafton coach Don Arnold, whose team opened North Shore play this week with a Tuesday game against Cedarburg.

“Franklin has a small, football-size field, and we had trouble adjusting in the first half. But we came out right away in the second half and got going.”

Lorbecki, a junior forward, gave Grafton a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute when he scored with an assist from Pilarski. Franklin countered with a score in the 37th minute.

In the second period, the teams exchanged penalty-kick goals. Pilarski converted his shot after a hand-ball violation, and Franklin got its final goal in the 53rd minute after a Grafton foul in the box.

A goal in the 65th minute by Aaron Hodges, assisted by Clint Finley, gave the Hawks some insurance.

“It was a tough game. We had trouble early, but we showed some composure and came back strong in the second half,” Arnold said.

Catholic Memorial 4, Grafton 1

Second-half struggles hurt the Hawks against a strong nonconference foe in their season opener Aug. 17.

The Crusaders grabbed a 2-1 lead in the first half when they got two goals from Patrick McNulty, including a go-ahead score in the 25th minute. Grafton’s goal came from freshman Adam Huibregste, with an assist from Pilarski, at 19:51.

Catholic Memorial pulled away in the second period with goals from Aaron Horvat in the 54th and 77th minutes.

“We wanted to have a good challenge in our first game, and we got one,” Arnold said.

 
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