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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 19:55

Wins abound for sectional-bound Black Hawks; Port, Ozaukee, CG-Belgium athletes also advance

Depth paid big dividends for the Grafton Black Hawks in a WIAA Division 2 regional track and field meet at Brown Deer on Monday.sports1

In the boys’ portion of the meet, Grafton scored 120 points, good for second place among 10 teams, and had 11 individual performances and three relays advance to the sectional level with top-four finishes.

The Grafton girls also excelled in their competition, placing third with 95 points and having nine individual performances and two relays qualify for sectionals.

The boys were led by first-place finishes from Nick Franzen in the discus (145 feet, 9-1/4 inches) and Nick Mills in the pole vault (11-3).

Other individual sectional-qualifying efforts included seconds by Dan McAdams in the pole vault (9-0), Nic Fullington in the 100-meter dash (11.3 seconds); thirds by Isaiah West in the discus (136-10-1/4), Ian Bould in the pole vault (8-6), Noah Vaculik in the 1,600 run (4:47.87) and Max Jensen in the 3,200 run (10:08.39); and fourths by Ryan Melotik in the 400 dash (51.91), West in the shot put (44-7-1/2) and Gordy Thompson in the 3,200 run (10:8.72).

In relay events, the Hawks advanced with second-place finishes by the 800 team of Bobby Olmr, John Kluck, Derek Zehetner and Fullington (1:33.02) and the 400 team of Kluck, Olmr, Zehetner and Fullington (44.3) and a fourth by the 3,200 team of Jake Kempka, Tim Buback, Sam Peters and Ben Weishan (9:04.12).

Milwaukee Lutheran won the boys’ team title with 141 points.

The Grafton girls were paced by first-place finishes from Grace Cleveland in the high jump (5-0), Nathalie Arendt in the pole vault (8-0), Julie Wille in the 1,600 run (5:33.52), the 800 relay of Abby Koby, Abby Cibulka, Nikki Kreutzer and Adele Danner (1:47.61) and the 1,600 relay of Kreutzer, Maria Salm, Julia Wille and Danner (4:12.36).

The Hawks’ other sectional-qualifying efforts included seconds by Cibulka in the long jump (16-3-1/2) and Danner in the 300 hurdles (48.53); thirds by Cibulka in the 100 dash (13.01) and Casey Garza in the discus (97-1-3/4); and fourths by Justin Tiegs in the shot put (33-5-3/4) and Lizbeth Huertas in the 300 hurdles (50.91).

Kettle Moraine Lutheran won the girls’ team title with 132.5 points, and Milwaukee Lutheran was second with 132.

The Hawks will participate in the East Troy sectional at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Sullivan wins leads Port girls

Three individual wins, including two by Abeba Sullivan, led the Port Washington girls’ team in a Division 1 regional meet at Plymouth on Monday.

Sullivan, a junior, placed first in the 1,600 run (5:22.31) and 3,200 run (11:47.66), as did teammate Alexis Reichardt in the high jump (5-2).

 
Catch-up game leaves Grafton lost on the road PDF Print E-mail
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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 19:53

Playing from behind didn’t work well for the Grafton girls’ soccer team on a trip to Shorewood last Friday.

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Surrendering two goals during a four-minute span in the middle of a nonconference match, the Black Hawks couldn’t recover in a 3-2 loss.

The game was scoreless until Shorewood found the net in the 43rd minute. The Greyhounds struck again just two minutes into the second half, taking a 2-0 advantage.

Grafton got on the board in the 65th minute when Rhylan Gosselin scored with an assist from Malaya Sperber, but Shorewood countered with a goal at 84 minutes.

Although Monica Geiser’s unassisted goal in the 88th minute pulled the Hawks within striking distance, it was too little too late.

“You have to come out focused. You can’t pick and choose when you want to play,” said Grafton coach Don Arnold, whose team slipped to 8-6-2 overall.

“It was a costly loss because it may have big implications for us in (WIAA) tournament seedings. Those are the kind of letdowns we can’t have.

“Hopefully, we will learn from it.”

 
Beutel, Keller help Rockets roll twice PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 19:51

Autumn Beutel went on a scoring rampage last week, leading the Cedar Grove-Belgium girls’ soccer team to two blowout wins in Big East Conference play.sports3

The junior scored four goals in each match, as the Rockets downed Sheboygan Christian, 7-2, on May 19, two days after a 10-0 victory over Random Lake.

Against visiting Christian, Beutel scored her first goal in the opening minute with an assist from Jessica Rose. The Rockets gave up two goals early in the second half, but Beutel found the net three more times, Sarah Morales had two goals and Brooke Keller added another.

Assists came from Laura Kerwin, Morales and Keller.

At Random Lake, the Rockets cruised after a slow start.

“Once the girls were able to make some adjustments, things began to open up for them,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Elias Garza said.

Keller matched Beutel’s four-goal output, and Morales and Rose had a goal apiece.

Keller and Beutel each had three assists.

The games left the Rockets with a 9-7 season record, including 9-6 in the conference. This week, they were scheduled to play Ozaukee on Tuesday and host Kohler at 6 p.m. Thursday.


Photo Credit: SENIOR BROOKE KELLER (left) had one goal in Cedar Grove-Belgium’s win over Sheboygan Christian on May 19, two days after scoring four goals in a victory over Random Lake. Photo by Sam Arendt

 
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