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Herzog-less Rockets prevail PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 15:42

Weathering the storm worked wonders for the Cedar Grove-Belgium boys’ basketball team last Friday.

Despite missing standout forward Jon Herzog due to an injury, the host Rockets surged ahead early against Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah and carried a 34-26 lead into halftime.

Elkhart Lake pulled within two points in the third period, but Cedar Grove-Belgium regrouped to secure a 74-68 win in Central Lakeshore Conference play.

“With Jon out of the lineup (with a strained Achilles tendon), we had to have other guys come through for us,” Rockets coach Jim Meinen said.

Seniors Josh Ruppel and T.J. Obbink carried much of the load in Herzog’s absence.

Ruppel scored a team-high 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Obbink had 20 points. Kyle Kirst and Luke Kaat added 13 and nine points, respectively.

The Rockets, who improved to 5-6 in CLC play and 8-8 overall, clung to a 46-42 lead after three quarters. They quickened the offensive pace in the final period by outlasting Elkhart Lake, 28-26.

Obbink had 11 points in the fourth quarter, when the Rockets made 10 of 14 free throws.

“T.J. has really taken on a leadership role for us,” Meinen said.

Meinen also singled out the front-line play of senior Luke Kaat and sophomore R.J. Lemmerman.

The Resorters (3-9 in the conference) got most of their firepower from Blake Loucks and Justin Schneider, who scored 20 and 19 points, respectively. Loucks, who had 13 points in the fourth quarter, was particularly tough on the Rockets.

“He broke us down defensively several times,” Meinen said. “Fortunately, we hit some big baskets and free throws down the stretch.”

Warriors, Rockets take aim at mat titles PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 February 2012 18:16

Local wrestling teams set for CLC tournament after squaring off in dual meet

While a Central Lakeshore Conference team championship is out of reach for the Ozaukee and Cedar Grove-Belgium wrestling teams, individual titles are well within reach.

Powerhouses Random Lake and Oostburg are expected to dominate the CLC tournament this Saturday, and many of the top names may be the same in WIAA regional and sectional meets the next two weeks.sports2

But Ozaukee coach Luke Gundrum said teams may move their wrestlers around so the same athletes don’t face off each time. Different strategies are used in going for team scores and advancing individuals to the state level.

“The nice thing about wrestling is you have both aspects there,” Gundrum said.

“We’ll do what we can as a team, obviously. Even when you’re going at it for a team, you have to get the job done as an individual.”

Ozaukee heads into Saturday’s conference final at Oostburg after scoring two easy wins in dual meets last week.

The Warriors cruised past host Cedar Grove-Belgium, 44-24, on Jan. 26 after crushing Beloit Memorial, 66-18, at home two days earlier.

“There was nothing real exciting out of that dual meet,” Gundrum said of the win over the Rockets, a meet that had eight forfeits.

Ozaukee got a pin from Cole Large (113 pounds), who defeated Nick Wieberdink in 3 minutes, 30 seconds.

Hawks, Pirates pin down tournament honors PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 18:13

Grafton wrestlers post solid finishes in home duals; Rosado takes crown to lead Port at Pulaski Invitational

For a wrestling team with a middle-of-the-pack finish, the Grafton Black Hawks had no shortage of solid individual performances last Saturday.

Although the host Hawks finished third in the five-team Grafton Duals, they had five wrestlers post 3-1 tournament records.sports3

The group included Gary Ross (138 pounds), Billy Depies (145), Sam Hoffman (160), Justin Rapp (170) and Alex Marshall (182).

Marshall, a sophomore, had the most impressive showing, winning three times on first-period pins. His lone loss came to Elkhorn’s Jake Stilling.

Rapp had two pins, including a five-second win against a Waukesha North opponent. Ross, Depies and Hoffman each had one pin.

The Hawks went 2-2 in the round-robin tournament, which was won by Elkhorn (4-0). West Bend East placed second at 3-1, and North (1-3) and Racine Case (0-4) were fourth and fifth, respectively.

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