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Ozaukee girls stun Rams in Big East opener PDF Print E-mail
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Written by DEB HAMM   
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 19:59

Early deficit no problem as Warriors fight back to beat one of league favorites

If early season play is any indication, the Ozaukee Warriors girls’ basketball team is going to be fun to watch.
After easily dispatching a much younger, less-experienced nonconference opponent in  Kewaskum Nov. 14, the Warriors earned a huge victory over a surprised host Random Lake on Nov. 17.
The Warriors fell behind, 9-2, early against the Rams, but scrapped their way back to a halftime tie at 27-27, before earning a 55-46 Big East Conference win.
The Rams were named as one of the teams to beat in the conference this season.
“The girls really impressed me,” Ozaukee coach Tim Wolff said.
“Random Lake is so much bigger than we are, and they are pretty athletic. We played with six players for most of the game, and we had them tired.
“Random Lake is a very good, athletic team. Going in, I felt we had to play as aggressive and fundamentally sound as we could to keep up with them. I challenged the girls at practice and before the game to give me everything they had and they did and then some.”
Wolff said he was impressed with the scrappiness of his young players.
“With giving up so much size, Brianna (Szczerbinski), Mallory (Miller), Izzy (Clark) and Abby (Miller) had to scrap for whatever they could get for rebounds,” he said.
BECCA SCHAUER (BW) s3111717020“Loren (Miller) had the finest game I’ve seen her play on defense. She was tenacious and didn’t give an inch.”
With the size difference, it was difficult to score inside, so the Warriors drained 11 three-pointers.
“Carla (Wolff) and Greta (Klas) seemed to keep getting better and more confident at the varsity level and hit some huge shots,” coach Wolff said.

 
All-Big East: Rockets, Warriors honored by coaches PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 19:58


To the victors go the spoils — and all-conference accolades.
Cedar Grove-Belgium’s football team dominated the Big East this season, and postseason honors followed.
Senior quarterback Jason von Heimburg was named Offensive Player of the Year, senior linebacker Cameron Kirst was Defensive Player of the Year and Dan Schreurs was Coach of the Year.
The Rockets had nine all-conference selections on offense and eight on defense.
Von Heimburg stepped into a difficult role, replacing field general Josh Weiss, who set single-season state records last year.
“It was a great honor for him, especially taking over for the caliber of a person like Josh,” Schreurs said.
“He earned it through the air and the ground.”
Von Heimburg went 103-for-172 passing, a 59.9% completion rate, for 1,819 yards with 27 touchdowns and five interceptions.
He was second on the team in rushing, amassing 412 yards and seven touchdowns on 102 carries, and served as team captain.
Cameron Kirst CG B New Holstein 11 2 17 4C“I couldn’t have asked anything more than he did,” Schreurs said.
Von Heimburg even got praise two years ago filling in when Weiss was injured.
“One of the coaches still voted for Josh, even though he played against Jason. He said ‘If they’re backup quarterback is that good, I can only imagine the starter,’” Schreurs said.
Last year, von Heimburg played fullback and wide receiver, so he knew the skill positions.
“He knew everything that was going on. He understood the line scheme,” Schreurs said.
Von Heimburg’s favorite deep target, sophomore Michael Navis, joined him on the first team. He had 44 catches for 1,081 yards and 15 touchdowns. Often outrunning defenders on fly patterns, he averaged 

 
Port’s Lippe shines again in double duty PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 19:48

Junior singled out again as All-NSC two-way player; other locals also honored

The Port Washington High School football team’s second straight year of making the WIAA playoffs has yielded some postseason honors.
Junior Jacob Lippe, after making the North Shore Conference’s first team at split end and defensive back as a sophomore, equaled the feat this year.
Lippe had 50 catches for 591 yards and five touchdowns this season, breaking the school record for total receptions.
He also ran for 199 yards and two scores on 33 carries, and threw two passes for touchdowns.
He had a tremendous year as a junior,” Port coach John Bunyan said.
“And he earned it. He’s worked real hard in the offseason. He’s a special kid.”
LIPPE CATCH 2 (CR) s2091517195On defense, Lippe was a physical corner who made 36 tackles, one for a loss, and picked off two passes.
“He came up and made a lot of good tackles. He filled in on sweeps and options,” Bunyan said.
Lippe also served as one of the Pirates’ sparkplugs of enthusiasm.
“He has a lot of fire, a lot of drive and wanted to get it done,” Bunyan said.
Port lands four on all-league second team
Junior quarterback Adam Baierl used his arm and legs to keep Port on the move this season.
A second-team selection, he went 85-for-160 passing for 991 yards, with seven touchdowns and nine interceptions.
On the ground, Baierl ran for 607 yards and eight scores on 143 carries.
“That was well deserved, too. Adam was a multiple threat, running it and throwing it,” Bunyan said. “He made a lot of guys miss and made a lot of great decisions.”
Beyond his physical skills, Baierl kept Port on an even keel.

 
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