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Record day for fleet-footed Hawks PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:51

Grafton relays continue spring surge by racing to meet, team marks at NSC indoor; Port’s Michalowski wins 3,200

Three days after racing to two meet records at the Madison West Relays, the Grafton boys’ track and field team turned the trick again at the North Shore Conference indoor championships April 8.

The Black Hawks set a pair of marks at the Cedarburg field house, most notably in the 1,600-meter relay.

Fresh off a West Relays title, the team of Sam Miller, Matt Salm, Patrick Tobianski and Erick Huertas placed first in 3 minutes, 34.75 seconds. That time was three seconds faster than the previous meet mark set by Homestead in 1990.

For good measure, Grafton got a team record from its 3,200 relay of Alec Weinhold, Parker White, Joe Docter and Tobianski, which placed second in 8:36.09. They trailed only Milwaukee Lutheran (8:33.36).

“It was a great team performance for our guys,” said Hawks coach Kevin Kriegel, whose squad was third in the overall standings with 64.5 points.

“For us to get third in a pretty strong conference against bigger teams was a nice accomplishment.”

Homestead and Whitefish Bay shared the team title with 111 points.

Bragging rights go to Rockets in rematch PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:50

CG-B edges Ozaukee in battle of soccer teams that met in 2013 sectional final

Round one went to the Cedar Grove-Belgium girls’ soccer team in its annual battles with defending state champion Ozaukee on April 10.

After falling behind, 1-0, host Cedar Grove-Belgium drew even when Brooke Keller scored with an assist from Ashli von Heimburg in the 19th minute.

Ten minutes later, Keller added an unassisted goal, and the Rockets held on to secure a 2-1 win in Central Lakeshore Conference play.

“It was a well-played, intense match that could have gone either way,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Elias Garza said.

“Fortunately, the Rockets came away with a hard-fought victory.”

Ozaukee struck first, grabbing the lead on Lizzie Janke’s goal in the ninth minute. Bridget Hoffmann assisted on the play.

Garza praised his team for rising to the occasion against a longtime rival.

“It was a great victory for this young team, but I reminded them that it’s a long season with so much soccer to be played,” he said.

On the way to the WIAA Division 3 title last year, Ozaukee edged the Rockets, 1-0, in a sectional title game. The April 10 game was the teams’ first meeting since the playoffs.

The rematch left Cedar Grove-Belgium at 2-0 in CLC play and Ozaukee at 1-1.

Tough foes, tough NSC losses for Black Hawks PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:48

Homestead, Germantown put softball hit on Grafton; Port also drops pair of games 

A pair of perennially strong foes made things tough on the Grafton High School softball team last week.

After opening North Shore Conference play with a win at Nicolet on April 8, the Black Hawks fell to Germantown and Homestead in home losses.

Homestead used a six-run fifth to secure a 12-2 victory in five innings April 10.

Hannah Behnken’s two-out, grand-slam homer was the key blow in the fifth. For the game, the junior went 4-for-4 and drove in five runs.

“We tried to pitch around a couple of their best hitters, but it didn’t work out,” Grafton coach Ken Hunt said.

The Black Hawks also committed several errors that kept the inning alive for Homestead, Hunt noted.

“We should have been out of the fifth without giving up any runs,” he said.

After Homestead built a 6-0 lead, Grafton got back in the game with a two-run third.

Rachel Ruona walked, stole second base and scored on a single by Julia Kluck, who moved into scoring position on a throw home. Kate Lennon’s single drove in Kluck to pull the Black Hawks within 6-2.

Homestead collected 15 hits off Grafton starter Emmy Kabitzke and reliever Abby Stanisch.

Besides Behnken’s effort, the Highlanders got three hits from Julie Warshauer.

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