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Written by DEBBIE HAMM   
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 20:28

Fourth-quarter comeback carries Ozaukee past Lourdes in first-round playoff thriller

It took a huge fourth quarter, but the Ozaukee Warriors kept their season alive by rallying for a 21-6 win over Oshkosh Lourdes Academy in the first round of the WIAA Division 6 playoffs last Friday.

Trailing, 6-0, coach Jim Lippe’s team finally got its offense rolling and took the lead for good on quarterback Jake Wolff’s 2-yard touchdown run with less than 10 minutes to play.


Bradd Lemke’s extra point made it 7-6.


Ozaukee added a pair of insurance touchdowns, including a game-clinching interception return by Michael Richter with 2:17 left.


In addition to advancing the Warriors to a second-round game this Friday against Shiocton, the win gave them a 10-0 record for the first time in team history and avenged a 39-6 loss to Lourdes in the playoffs last year.


Lourdes (6-4) took a lead midway through the first period on a 4-yard touchdown run by Kyle Cerroni. A two-point conversion run failed.


Uncharacteristically, Ozaukee’s offense got off to a slow start and failed to score in the first half for the first time this season.


“We did not play well in first half,” Lippe said. “We struggled stopping the run, and we couldn’t get anything going on offense.”


Fortunately for the Warriors, their defense kept them in contention.


“We challenged the team at halftime. We had a real gut check,” Lippe said.

 
Ready to toe the line at state PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 20:26

Paul’s victory in Div. 2 sectional leads CG-B girls to 4th straight state appearance

This year’s move up to Division 2 in WIAA competition didn’t change things much for the Cedar Grove-Belgium cross-country teams.

The Rockets’ girls still dominated the field in a sectional meet on their home course last Friday. Their championship score of 45 points was well ahead of runner-up Winneconne’s 78.

All five of Cedar Grove-Belgium’s scoring runners placed in the top 15, led by Lily Paul’s winning 5,000-meter time of 20 minutes, 22 seconds.

With the team victory, the Rockets earned their fourth straight trip to the state meet, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, in Wisconsin Rapids.

The Cedar Grove-Belgium boys narrowly missed advancing to state, an honor awarded to the top two teams. The Rockets were fourth with 95 points.

Winneconne won the title with 60 points, followed by Waupun (80) and Appleton Xavier (89) in the top three.

In the girls’ race, Paul finished well ahead of Xavier's Audrey Miller, who was second in 20:40.

The Rockets’ other scoring finishers were Sydni Loose in seventh (21:07), Emily Sass in ninth (21:29), Elysia Hoopman in 13th (21:50) and Maggie Turchinski in 15th (22:04).

 
Hawks hang tough before falling to volleyball power PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 20:18

The Grafton volleyball team went on a solid run in the WIAA Division 2 tournament last week and came close to knocking off a powerhouse.

The Black Hawks defeated Milwaukee Morse/Marshall and Milwaukee Lutheran before losing to state-ranked Kettle Moraine Lutheran in four sets — 25-15, 21-25, 25-20, 25-18 —  in a regional title match.


“It was a great match for our team,” Grafton coach Jarrod Luedtke said.


“Kettle Moraine Lutheran has seven seniors on their squad, so it’s pretty exciting for us. We’re starting four sophomores and one freshman and two seniors.”


After a tentative start, the Hawks bounced back with a second-set win on Kettle Moraine Lutheran’s home court, as freshman Grace Cleveland scored five kills on eight attempts. Grafton then hung tough in the final two sets before bowing.


Cleveland finished the match with 15 kills, and sophomore Kayla Tsui had 12.


The Hawks’ other leaders were Maggie Proefrock with 30 assists and three aces and Chloe Doring with 17 digs.


“We started peaking at the end of this season,” Luedtke said.

 
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