Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Rashadeem Gray becomes the only wrestler in Whitefish Bay history to qualify for state three times.
With two wrestlers headed to the state tournament Thursday, Whitefish Bay's wrestling program is making school history. Rashadeem Gray is the only wrestler in Whitefish Bay history to qualify for state three times, and Joey Davey is the third wrestler in school history to qualify twice. Gray and Davey are also the third and fourth wrestlers in Whitefish Bay history to get to 100 wins. Gray, who will play football at the University of Northern Iowa next year, is a standout athlete in football, wrestling and track. He holds Whitefish Bay wrestling records for career wins (113), takedowns in a season (127), career escapes, and escapes in a season (127). Bay wrestling coach Dale Loebel said Gray is determined, competitive and takes nothing …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Grant Menard, Rashadeem Gray and Jake Taylor all committed to Division I college athletic programs Wednesday.
Three Whitefish Bay senior athletes will move on to NCAA Division I athletic programs after graduating in the spring. Grant Menard formally committed to Drake University, a Division I football team in Des Moines, IA. Menard, who was named First Team All-North Shore Conference, had a 55 percent pass completion rate this year, finding a receiver on 66 of his 121 attempts for a total of 1,100 yards, according to WisSports. In his junior year, he completed 45 of his 109 attempts for a total of 744 yards. He's also a strong runner, with 247 rushing yards this year and 98 yards his junior year. Menard also plays basketball and baseball. Rashadeem Gray, who verbally committed to North Dakota last month, signed a letter of intent today to play for…
Friday, January 18, 2013
After a strong season with the Blue Dukes, Whitefish Bay's lead running back has committed to play for the Division 1 team in Grand Forks, N.D.
After racking up more than 1,600 rushing yards and leading the Blue Dukes to a historic football season, Whitefish Bay senior Rashadeem Gray plans to head to Grand Forks, N.D. after graduation. The Whitefish Bay tri-athlete has committed to playing football for the University of North Dakota next year. The school offered him a full-ride scholarship after recruiting him for about a year. Gray also received interest from Western Illinois University and Northern Iowa University. Gray has visited the North Dakota campus twice and was able to spend time with the coaches and players. He said he and his mother both felt the school would be a good fit. "They're in the process of building a program, which is what we've been doing in Whitefish Bay…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Homecoming night was made even more exciting by a 14-7 Whitefish Bay win over Homestead, the Blue Dukes' undefeated conference rival.
For the first time in 12 years, Whitefish Bay finally got the better of its North Shore rival. In an energized Lubar Stadium, the Blue Dukes toppled the undefeated Homestead Highlanders 14-7, bringing the team one win away from its first conference title since 1993. After the game, the Blue Dukes players doused coach Jim Tietjen with Gatorade for the first time in his 36 years as coach, which says something about the charged atmosphere for the big homecoming game. An all-blue student section was allowed to come down to the field and celebrate with players after the game. The Blue Dukes took it to Homestead right off the bat, scoring a touchdown on the first drive of the game. Homestead later countered with a touchdown with 3:52 remaining …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Rashadeem Gray led Whitefish Bay's ground game with 197 rushing yards at Lubar Stadium Friday night.
The Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes trounced the Port Washington Pirates 49-0 Friday night in front of a pumped-up home crowd. Rashadeem Gray led Whitefish Bay's ground game with 197 rushing yards. The Blue Dukes dominated the rushing game overall with 375 yards to Port Washington's 80 yards. Whitefish Bay totaled 71 passing yards to Port's 12 yards. Whitefish Bay quarterback Grant Menard was six for nine with one interception. Port Washington quarterback Aidan Wojociehowski was three for 10, with one interception. Jackson Weber was Bay's top receiver, picking up three passes for a total of 28 yards.
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Blue Dukes qualified for the state tournament in 10 events after a strong performance in Thursday night's sectional meet.
Although Whitefish Bay's track and field team is placed in one of the tougher WIAA sectionals, the team advanced 10 events to state in Thursday's meet at Menomonee Falls. The Blue Dukes took third in the boys meet and sixth in the girls. Arrowhead won both divisions. The following athletes are headed to the state tournament in Lacrosse, according to WisSports.net: Threats, who easily won the 200 meter and was part of the 800-meter relay, said he expects to have a strong showing at state, as well. "I worked really hard for this because I know nothing's guaranteed," he said. "I hope to be the best 200 runner in the state." Murphy, who qualified for state with a third place finish in the mile, finished with a time of 5:12.36 right after Lea …