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Ailing Port perks up at Marty Loy PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 18:18

Shorthanded wrestling team battles way to 4th place in high-profile tournament

For a wrestling team with a long sick list, the Port Washington Pirates did pretty well in a high-profile tournament last Saturday.

Despite having a shorthanded lineup, coach Angelo LaRosa’s squad placed fourth out of 25 teams at the annual Marty Loy Classic in Fond du Lac.

“Half of our team got sick. We had kids out with the flu, bronchitis or strep throat,” LaRosa said.

“We planned to have 31 or 32 guys up there for the varsity and junior-varsity, but on Friday I had to scratch 12 of them.”

The Pirates scored 143 points, trailing only Wausau West (284.5), Hudson (191) and Lake Geneva Badger (155).

Although Port failed to win an individual title, it had six top-five finishes.

Failure to finish leaves Lady Hawks stranded PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 18:15

Late miscues erase 4th-quarter lead for Grafton girls in North Shore Conference home loss to Nicolet

Failure to finish took its toll on the Grafton girls’ basketball team last Friday.

After taking a three-point led into the fourth quarter, the Black Hawks fell victim to careless ball handling and defensive lapses that resulted in a frustrating, 42-38 loss to Nicolet.

“We had some costly turnovers, and we didn’t get the stops at the end of the game,” Grafton coach Steve Reinhardt said.

“We had our chances, but we panicked a little bit and didn’t protect the ball.”

The host Hawks, who slipped to 2-2 in North Shore Conference play, got off to a strong start and owned a 12-8 lead after one quarter. The margin grew to 10 points in the second period and stood at 20-14 by halftime, when Reinhardt thought his team was in good shape.

Opportunity knocks, Lady Pirates respond PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 20:39

Third-quarter rally helps Port girls take control in NSC win over Homestead

Opportunity knocked, and the Port Washington girls’ basketball team answered.

Shaking off the rust of a three-game losing streak, the host Pirates pulled away to secure a 34-29 win over Homestead in a North Shore Conference game last Friday.

“We played our game the way we are capable,” said Port coach Brian Johnson, whose team combined steady defense and timely scoring to even its NSC record at 1-1.

“Our goal is to keep the game at 40 (points). We’re excited that we were able to hold a team to 29.”

After a sluggish start by both teams, the Pirates trailed, 12-11, with two minutes left in the second quarter. However, a 5-0 run that included baskets by Hilton and Hanna Strohm and a free throw by Allie Uselding gave Port a 16-12 halftime lead.

Homestead, which started three freshmen and a sophomore, rallied to pull even at 17-17 midway through the third period.

But the Pirates responded with a 13-0 flurry that gave them a 30-17 lead with 6:50 left in the fourth quarter. Mikayla Hilton’s three-point basket capped the rally.

Hilton, a senior forward, finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds despite often being double-teamed. She also had several assists, including feeds to Strohm, a sophomore who had a game-high 16 points.

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