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Sports Notes: April 30

April 30, 2012

Muskego High School to host Special Olympics

The Special Olympics Region 8 competition will be held at Muskego High School on May 12, with opening ceremonies to begin at 8:15 a.m. in InPro Stadium, followed by the action at 9 a.m.

In the past three years, members of the Muskego boys and girls track and field teams have volunteered their help at the regional competition, which was held at Nicolet. This year, they will again volunteer, working with the Special Olympians as they compete in the qualifier for the state meet later this summer.

Muskego's Mlachnik in state All-Star Game

Jessica Mlachnik will represent Muskego High School in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 1 All-Star Game on June 15 in Wisconsin Dells.

The game is a fundraiser for the MACC Fund, and donations can be made through Mlachnik's name on the following website,www.wisbca.org/page/show/498217-jessica-mlachnik-muskego.

Mlachnik averaged 11.3 points and 5.2 rebounds, adding 54 steals and 88 assists, for the Warriors last season. She helped Muskego reach a WIAA Division 1 sectional championship game, which it lost to Middleton.

Ike sixth-graders take sixth in state invitational

The New Berlin Eisenhower sixth grade boys basketball team finished sixth in Division 2 in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament in De Pere, Ashwaubenon, West De Pere and Wrightstown on April 14-15.

This tournament, which was organized by The Great Northwest Basketball League, brought together 86 of the top community-based sixth-grade boys basketball teams from the state.

Eisenhower lost to Waupun (38-37) and beat Hortonville (47-40) and Luxemburg-Casco (29) in Pool Play. They then beat Sauk Prairie (51-36) but lost to Whitnall (32-17) and Waterford (42-35).

The team is coached by Dave Kraninger, Chris Schaefer and Ernie Katris.

Two local spikers play in club volleyball nationals

New Berlin's Casey Garces and Mark Ropella played on the Marquette University club volleyball team that finished ninth at the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation national championships on April 5-7 in Kansas City, Mo.

Garces, a freshman outside hitter, and Ropella, a freshman right side hitter/middle blocker, played for the Golden Eagles, who entered the tournament seeded 37th out of 48 teams.

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