Twins share touching moment

The Timm Snider Memorial Soccer game is always an emotional contest between Port Washington and Grafton, especially when the family and friends of Snider present the traveling trophy to the winning team.

On Oct. 4, a separate heartwarming moment took place as the game started.

Grafton senior Trevor Marien played the ball to his twin brother Tanner, who kicked it out of bounds, before they left the field.

Tanner tore his ACL playing club ball last season and he has missed the entire year. Trevor tore his ACL against Nicolet on Sept. 20 and is out for the season.

It was senior night, and the two got to be on their home field together for one last time.

The Pirates were fine with the unique start to the game, Grafton coach Jason Rodgers said. Port coach Tyler Schultz used to coach with Grafton.

“It was nice that it was against Port. He knew them and shook their hands after the game,” Rodgers said.

That’s a classy move by all.

ν At another soccer game, I picked out my new favorite fan. It’s Newman the dog.

I already love dogs, so that’s not a stretch, and Newman is a friendly tan-colored creature with curly hair who, decked out in his orange shirt with some kind of seasonal phrase on it, visited several fans lining Cedar Grove-Belgium’s field on Monday.

At one point, Newman trotted over to a ball behind a goal line. People calmly told him to leave the vicinity, and he happily obliged.

Only he picked up the ball and took it along with him, dropping it after a few seconds of pure hilarity. You could almost hear people saying his name in that iconic “Seinfeld” tone.

I joked that Newman possessed the ball longer than University Lake/Trinity Academy did all night, but that’s just not very nice.

Newman was promptly relegated to a leash for the rest of the game, but he still seemed plenty proud of himself. You go, Newman!

ν A player in that game had a recent four-day stretch most athletes never experience.

Senior Logan Navis, who spends his Friday nights kicking for the Rockets’ football team, has developed a golden foot.

He calmly kicked the winning extra point in the final minute of a 14-13 win at Oostburg on Sept. 30, then scored the winning goal against Random Lake in the final minute on Oct. 4. Well done, Logan.

ν I feared I knew the answer, but I had to ask Port Washington quarterback Ben Fritsch if he knew who Fran Tarkenton was after Fritsch scrambled all over the place in racking up 138 yards and a clutch touchdown to beat Plymouth last Friday.

“I do not,” he said.

If he had to pick, Fritsch said, he patterns his style after the Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson. That’s a more accurate comparison but I still have this urge to ask for a senior discount at restaurants and play more pickleball, since I now use tennis balls on the bottom of my walker.

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