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Sports Notes: April 16

April 14, 2009

Boys gymnastics team wins state tournament

Infinite Gymnastics Academy level 5 team members Eric Freuler, Jake Izard, Nathan Karl, Kevin Karl, Zach Teplin and Kennady Westmoreland won the State Gymnastics Championship on March 29.

The team, which trains in Brown Deer, took first with 266.5 points to defeat seven other teams.

Izard received a perfect score of 16 on floor exercise.

The team is now preparing for regionals set for Sunday, April 19, in Minneapolis.

Freuler, Izard, Westmoreland are from Brown Deer. The Karls live in Bay Side and Zeplin lives in Mequon. The team is coached by Mary Ann Mayer and Willy Van Dale.

Green Bay Packers youth football camps set for summer

The Green Bay Packers are offering youth football camps throughout the area this summer.

The camps are week-long, non-contact, day camps.

Camps are designed for players ages 6-14 who will learn to run, throw, catch and defend. Camps are led by professional educators with supplemental instruction from former Packers such as John Anderson, Johnnie Gray, Larry Krause, Dexter McNabb, Bryce Paup, Paul Rudzinski, Bill Schroeder and others.

The camps offer comprehensive football skill instruction while maintaining a 10:1 student to instructor ratio. Teamwork, sportsmanship, self-esteem and nutrition are important components of the camp curriculum.

The camps cost $325.

Overall, there are 12 camps this summer, including one at the Glendale Jewish Community Center , 6401 N. Santa Monica Drive, Monday through Friday, July 20 to 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information visit or contact Tom Finks at (866) 246-9800 or

Baseball camps available at Nicolet High School

The Wisconsin Sports Academy is hosting a baseball camp at Nicolet High School for boys and girls ages 7 to 15 on Saturdays, April 18 and April 25.

There will be three sessions - pitching, hitting and defense - available for all participants. Each session costs $80 or $225 for all three.

Athletes ages 7 to 11 will meet from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Athletes ages 12 to 15 will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All participants will receive a camp T-shirt.

An opportunity for private, individual instruction is also available from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through April 26.

Instruction will focus on pitching and catching. The cost is $40 per lesson and will be open to the first four pitchers and catchers. Each lesson will be 45 minutes.

Lead instructors include Brown Deer pitching coach Jason Grodsky, Catholic Memorial pitching coach Tim Gotzler and Messmer head coach Chad Hofmann.

Contact Grodsky at (414) 469-7519 or for more information.

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