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Sports Notes: Aug. 11

Aug. 9, 2011

Area athletes win track titles

At the recently held 34th annually Hershey State Track Meet at Wauwatosa West, several Whitefish Bay athletes came up with winning efforts.

Regional winners from 57 communities throughout the state came to compete in nine events in three age groups.

Van Bassindale won state titles in two events in the 13-14 year old category, claiming the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.8 seconds while also taking the softball throw with a toss of 213-feet, 10 inches.

As a state champion, Van is qualified to compete in last week's North American Track Meet in Hershey, Penn. He will be an eighth grader at Whitefish Bay Middle School this fall.

Emma-Kate Stecker won state championships in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes in the 11-12 year old category.

Freddy Poorman won the state championship in the 800 run for boys ages 13-14.

Area divers advance to nationals

Schroeder Diving had 11 divers qualify for the 2011 Summer Zone C Championships, held last month, at the Mizzou Aquatic Center in Columbia, Miss.

The participating divers included North Shore area participants Calli Head of Fox Point, Erik Larsen and Andy La Fleur of Mequon, and Alex Cashmer and Anna Christenson of Bayside.

Seven of the divers qualified from this meet for the national competition to be held in Tennessee. Among those were Head, who qualified for platform and three-meter; Larsen, who advanced in platform and three-meter, La Fleur, who advanced in platform, and Cashmer, who qualified for one-meter and three-meter.

The Schroeder Diving Team is coached is by Todd Hill, who also coaches diving at UW-Milwaukee.

Shorewood's Gruber earns academic all-state

Shorewood shortstop Declan Gruber was recently named to the 2011 Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-State Academic team.

Gruber, who was a first-team all-Woodland Conference honoree for the Greyhounds, which had their best season in many years (10 wins), had to have at least a 3.75 grade point average to earn the honor.

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