Sports Notes: May 18

May 18, 2010

Franklin girls basketball team seeking players

Spots are available for a new Franklin sixth-grade girls summer basketball team.

The team hopes to fill 15 roster spots with no tryouts necessary. Each girl is required to have medical insurance, and the summer league fee is $65, which includes a numbered, reversible jersey.

The team is for girls entering the sixth grade.

Practices will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with games beginning June 17 at South Milwaukee High School. Games will run for four weeks.

For registration information, call Dan Miller (414) 839-7643.

Franklin players help team to state hoops title

The Wisconsin Panthers won the U17 boys AAU Division 1 state championship Saturday and Sunday in Stoughton.

The Panthers went 5-1 and beat the Randolph Boys Club, 54-44, in the championship game.

The team includes New Berlin West's Mark Ropella and Chad Mathwig, Franklin's Matt Krueger, Nick Romanowski and Anthony Meyer, Waukesha South's Tim Woodford and Sam Domach and Waukesha West's Austyn Lingle.

The team was coached by Bill Lingle, Dave Domach and Jim Krueger.

Area girls help AAU team to second-place finish

The WBA Prestige U12 girls basketball team took second place at the state AAU basketball tournament in Stoughton Saturday and Sunday and qualified for the national tournament in Rochester, Minn.

In a semifinal game, Prestige beat the ABC Knights, 55-47, one day after the Knights beat Prestige by 19 points. In the championship game, Prestige lost to the Wisconsin Central Force from Marshfield.

The team includes New Berlin's Kailey Vogel and Marisa Meulemans, Greenfield's Dana Schwab, Glendale's Briana Silverberg, Franklin's Jada Flazon, Milwaukee's LaKayla Johnson and Gabrielle Green, Pewaukee's Jenna Goulet, Oak Creek's Jenna Santi, Racine's Holly Grajera and West Allis' Katie Swofford and Annie Staskunas.

The team is coached by former New Berlin West star Tierra Shirley.

Former college tight end offers free football camp

A free camp for football tight ends entering grades seven through 12 will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. June 23 and 24, at Marquette Valley Fields, 1818 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.

Campers will receive position-specific instruction from current and former NCAA players with expert insight, including Jim Place, a former starting tight end at Ball State University.

For more information or a registration form contact Place at (414) 915-8831 or

Cardinal Stritch offering four-day boys basketball camp

The Cardinal Stritch Resident Camp will be June 13-16.

The camp, for boys entering fifth through eighth grade, features instruction from top high school coaches in the state, drill work and skill-development sessions, daily competitions and league games and much more.

The cost is $300 and includes room and meals for the entire camp. Campers will stay in Clare Hall on the Cardinal Stritch campus. Check-in is at 4 p.m. June 13. The camp concludes with an awards ceremony at 5 p.m. June 16.

For more information or a registration for contact Stritch coach Drew Diener at or (414) 410-4121.

Oak Creek-Franklin boys hoops camp set for June

The Oak Creek-Franklin boys summer basketball camp will be held June 14-18 at Oak Creek High School.

The camp runs from 8 to 10 a.m. for boys entering fifth and sixth grade; from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for boys entering seventh and eighth grade; and from 2 to 4 p.m. for boys entering ninth grade.

The cost is $60 for each week-long session.

Contact coach Napoli at or (414) 764-5454 for more details.

Oak Creek-Franklin boys, girls tennis camps approaching

The Oak Creek-Franklin boys and girls grade/middle school and high school summer camps begin next month.

The grade/middle school camp will run in five sessions at Oak Creek High School: June 14-18, June 21-25, July 12-16, July 19-23 and July 26-30, from 1-2:30 p.m. each day.

Campers will be introduced techniques for proper strokes and learn drills that promote positive reinforcement of those techniques. The cost is $50 or $90 for two sessions.

The high school camps are also divided into five sessions. Fundamental camps will be June 14-17, July 12-15 and July 26-29, and competitive camps will be June 21-24 and July 19-22, from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day.

The cost is $65 or $120 for two

Call Don Tellefsen at (414) 768-6210 or (262) 634-7408 for more information.

Franklin to offer co-ed tennis camp next month

The Franklin boys and girls tennis staff is sponsoring a co-ed camp for students entering fifth through ninth grade June 21-24.

The camp will include teaching skills, drilling and competitive games.

The advanced session is from 8 to 10 a.m.; the intermediate session is from 10 a.m. to noon; and the beginner session is from 9 to 11 a.m.

The cost is $40.

Contact Gail Champion at (414) 423-4640 Ext. 2264, or for more information.

UWM to hold basketball camp for girls in June

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee girls basketball fundamental day camp is scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 14-18.

The camp, for girls entering grades one through eight, includes fundamental skills sessions, games and contests and will be held at the UWM Klotsche Center, 3409 N. Downer Ave.

The cost is $150.

E-mail Lindsay Bronson at for registration information.

Former Martin Luther athlete earns scholar-athlete award

Beth Munkwitz, a Franklin native who attended Martin Luther High School, earned the A.W. Gross Distinguished Senior Scholar-Athlete Award at Concordia University Chicago.

The award is presented to a student-athlete who demonstrates the highest standards in academic achievement, athletic proficiency, character and conduct, and athletic leadership.

Munkwitz, a social work major, competed in track for four years and cross country for two. Most recently, she was a member of the track team's 1,600-meter relay team that finished first at the Northern Athletics Conference Indoor Championships and lifted the women's team to the conference title.

During her time at Concordia, Munkwitz has served as a resident assistant, a student ambassador for the university's JumpStart program and a member of a campus youth ministry team. She also participated in a student mission trip to the Gulf Coast in 2009.

FHS boys basketball program announces summer camp

Franklin High School will hold boys basketball camps again this summer.

Session 1 is for boys entering seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grades and will be held July 12-15. Session 2 is for boys entering fifth and sixth grades and will be July 19-22. Session 3 is for boys entering third and fourth grades and is Aug. 9-12.

Sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $75 per camper.

Registration forms are available at the high school athletic office, recreation office or online at Contact Tim Hogan at (414) 529-8255, Ext. 1302, for more details.

Oak Creek girls volleyball camp slated for mid-July

The Oak Creek Summer Volleyball Camp will be held July 12-15, at Oak Creek High School.

Session 1, for fifth- and sixth-grade girls, is from 8-10 a.m. Session 2, for seventh- and eighth-grade girls, is from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Session 3, for ninth- through 12th-grade girls, is from 12:45-3:45 p.m.

Session 1 and 2 cost $50 each; Session 3 costs $60.

Contact Karen Lois at (262) 878-9425 or for more information.

Girls volleyball camp slated for this summer

The Peak Performance Volleyball Camp is returning to Greendale July 19-23.

Skills, games, contests and tournament play are all a part of this fun, detail-oriented camp at the Greendale Middle School that is open to all girls entering third and fourth grades.

The camp runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day and is directed by Greendale Middle School seventh-grade coach Terri Mutranowski. The lead instructor is Morgan Mutranowski, the starting libero and NCAA quarterfinalist from Dowling College. Additional all-state and all-conference high school and club volleyball players will also be in attendance.

The camp is limited to 40 participants. For information, call Terri Mutranowski at (262) 679-4845.

DJ's Court Tourney to celebrate 10th anniversary

DJ's Court Tourney, a 3-on-3 co-ed basketball tournament for players 17-years-old and older, marks its 10th season this summer.

The 32-team tournament is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 31 at Franklin High School.

The team entry fee is $60. All proceeds benefit the Christine Rathke Memorial Fund.

For more information, contact DJ Slater at (414) 416-2176 or




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