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Duke Pride Roundup: Gymnasts Capture Major Invitational

Swim team sends collection of athletes to Friday's state meeting, including top-seeded diver.

Here is this week's Duke Pride roundup of athletics and activities from Whitefish Bay High School, courtesy of Athletic Director John Gustavson:

GYMNASTICS: Congratulations to the team on taking first place at the 20-team Robert Bradley Invitational last Saturday in the Memorial Gym. The team scored a season high 142.15 points. Competing for WFB were: seniors Maggie Anderson, Kelly Danek, Tessa Hansen, Alex Kubiak, Tory Patek and Sofie Yang and sophomore Lucy Anzia. Tessa Hansen and Alex Kubiak scored personal bests on balance beam and vault which helped the team capture the title. Tessa’s score of 9.25 earned second place for beam. Maggie Anderson placed first for All Around and Sofie Yang took a fourth on Bars. Kelly Danek took fourth on floor and fifth in All Around. The team will host the Conference Meet in the Memorial Gym this Friday starting at 4 p.m.

BOYS SWIMMING: The swim team swam to a second-place finish at last Saturday’s sectional swim meet at Cudahy. Qualifying for the state meet this Friday at the UW-Natatorium in Madison (diving at 2:30 /swimming at 6:30) were: Joe Kaszubowski (diving; sectional champion and highest seed for state meet) 200 medley relay: Noah Oldson, Henry Smith, James Colton, Henry Bourgeois; 200 free: Henry Bourgeois, Henry Smith; 100 free: James Colton; 500 free: Henry Smith, Noah Oldson; 100 back: James Colton, Noah Oldson (sectional champion); 400 free relay: Ethan Nikolau, Henry Smith, Henry Bourgeois, James Colton.

UPDATE: As of Feb. 10, over $44,000 has been contributed. This includes $8,000 donated by Sendik’s, $5,000 from the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation and $5,000 contributed from Duke Pride, the all-sports booster club. As the first $50,000 will be matched, the total is actually over $88,000!

The original posting from Jan. 16: “From the late 1960s until the late 1990s, the Whitefish Bay High School swimming pool was one of the best swim facilities in the state of Wisconsin. Unfortunately, due to changes in safety requirements, the pool has become obsolete in its ability to host competitions as all races must now start in the water. A $200,000 fundraising campaign has been launched to fund renovations which will return the pool to its stature as one of the best facilities in the state. A very generous $50,000 matching donation has already been received meaning a $50 donation will result in a $100 impact on the fundraiser.”

WRESTLING: Congratulations to the wrestling team on their second-place finish at the Nicolet Regional last Saturday. Regional champions were: Joey Davey, Ben Lehrmann, Andrew Reidy, Rashadeem Gray and Nick Levings. Also advancing to the sectionals on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Arrowhead were: Max Carlin, Miguel Gomez, Jack Ludke, Paul Lovy, Joe Beck and Steve Meyer.

BASKETBALL: There will be two big home games this week. On Thursday, the girls will host Grafton at 7:30 in a game that will have conference championship ramifications. Whitefish Bay and Nicolet each have one loss while Grafton has two losses. Whitefish Bay will finish the conference season a week from Friday when they host Nicolet. See Patch's photo gallery from last Friday’s game versus Port Washington.

On Friday, the boys will host Homestead at 7:30 p.m. in a rematch of a game earlier this season when Homestead won by one point on a disputed call at the end of the game. See Patch's video from last Friday’s game versus Port Washington.

HOCKEY: The team will open WIAA tournament play this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Janesville. With a win the team will advance to the sectional opener next Tuesday.

SKI TEAM: Congratulations to Ellie Sato on qualifying for the state meet to be held next Sunday and Monday at Mt LaCrosse.

SADIE’S DANCE: The annual “turnabout” dance will be held on this Saturday at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

MOCK TRIAL TEAM: Congratulations to the Whitefish Bay Mock Trial Team, which finished as the runner-up in its regional competition this weekend. The team included Ali Stewart, Matthew Frick, Emily Garcia, Andrew Gegios, Kait Howell, Nathan LaFrombois, Rose Misey, and Anne Vellon. Attorney coaches included Mr. Scott Campbell and Mr. Robert Gegios and the team advisor is Mr. Lippe.

FOX 6 VIDEO: Lennart Hansen, an AFS student from Germany, was the subject of a Fox 6 story last week.

SEEING THINGS WITH A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE: A school-wide fundraising effort is taking place to help a Make-A-Wish dream come true for a local area student.

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