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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 16:52

Underclassmen lead Grafton in Div. 1 finals; Port paced by boys’ relay

A youth movement paid dividends all spring for the Grafton High School track and field program — and last weekend’s season finale
was no exception.

Bolstered again by strong performances from underclassmen, the Black Hawks turned in several eye-opening performances in the
Division 1 boys’ and girls’ competition at the WIAA state meet in La Crosse.Grafton Girls 400 meter relaySOPHOMORE SARA GRANGE crossed the finish line for the Grafton girls’ 400-meter relay team at the WIAA Division 1 state track and field meet Saturday in La Crosse. The team placed 10th in 50.6 seconds after setting a school record of 49.33 in the preliminaries.                    Photos by Tim Greisch

“We had some outstanding efforts, especially on the opening day,” Grafton coach Kevin Kriegel said.

“It was a great way to end the season.”

Jason Zahn led the Hawks with a second-place finish in the boys’ discus. The junior’s 176-foot, 6-inch toss trailed only Verona’s Drex
Jackson, who was first at 180-8.

Zahn also took 11th in the shot put (53-1/2).

“Jason had a really solid meet,” Kriegel said. “He had his second-best distance in the shot put and was the most consistent of everyone
in the discus.

“He was the No. 1 seed in the discus in the preliminaries. The guy who won it just happened to have the one best throw.”

The Grafton boys got a third place from sophomore Marcus Hill in the 400-meter dash (49.56 seconds) and a sixth from the 1,600 relay
team of freshman Erick Huertas, seniors Justin Tomashek and Stefan Lundgren and Hill (a school-record 3:22.18).

Tomashek finished 12th in the 400 dash (50.39) based on times in preliminary races, when Hill turned in a personal-best 49.18.

On the girls’ side, the Hawks were led by sophomores Cathy Brunette and Sara Grange.

Brunette took third in the 100 hurdles (14.88) and tied for 10th in the high jump (5-2), while Grange was seventh in the 200 dash (a
school-record 25.58) and eighth in the 100 dash (12.5).

Also taking 10th for the girls was the 400 relay team of senior Emily Schreiner, Brunette, junior Carrie Herian and Grange, which
finished in 50.6 after turning in a school-record 49.33 in the preliminaries.

 
Lyons triples his fun with bronze leap in La Crosse PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 16:47

Senior shines in specialty at Div. 2 state competition; Ozaukee jumper gets medal

Cedar Grove-Belgium’s Zacke Lyons came home with a bronze medal.

The senior placed third in the Division 2 triple-jump competition with a 44-foot effort in last weekend’s WIAA State Track and Field Meet
at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Lyons finished just two inches out of second place. Greendale Martin Luther’s Ben Schreib won the event at 46-1, a Division 3 state
record.

“Making the podium in the triple for Zacke was something he and I talked about at the end of last season and literally the first day of this
season,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Les Paul said.

Lyons targeted 44 feet as the distance needed to earn a podium finish, Paul added, noting that “he and all of the coaches were pumped
up to see him have a great effort.”

Lyons overcame a shaky performance in the preliminaries and finished strong, according to Paul.

“Zacke is a showtime kind of guy and made his second jump really count in the finals,” he said.

 
Hard-nosed Pirates wear regional crown PDF Print E-mail
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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 16:31

NSC conditioning helps Port soccer team post two shutouts on way to sectional

Tough training in the North Shore Conference is paying postseason dividends for the Port Washington girls’ soccer team.

After going winless in one of the state’s best leagues during the regular season, the Pirates parlayed their conditioning into a WIAA
Division 2 regional title last week.

Coach Sean O’Brien’s squad opened postseason play with a pair of shutout victories, including a 1-0 heart-stopper against Milwaukee
Lutheran in Saturday’s championship game at Shorewood.

The teams appeared headed for overtime after battling through nearly 80 minutes of scoreless regulation.

But in the 79th minute, Bre McDonald ended the suspense when she blasted a 25-yard shot past the Lutheran keeper and into the net.
Fellow senior Jessica Donoian set up the goal when she dribbled to the top of the box and dropped the ball back to her teammate.

 
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