Basketball camp medalists recognized

Lakeside Lutheran High School recently held its annual Warrior girls basketball camps for grades 4 to 9. On the last day of the four-day camps, several 6th -9th-grade players were recognized by the coaches for outstanding skills and positive attitudes.

GBB-67campAwards-19The following girls in grades six and seven were recognized: back row, L-R: Back row: Avery Buchta, Ixonia (All-Camp Award); Ava Ohm, West St Paul, MN (Hot Shot Award); Ella Schuetz, Lake Mills (All-Camp); Sinai Palacios, Watertown (All-Camp). Middle row, L-R: Ashley Rosenau, Oconomowoc (All-Camp); Kyleigh Detert, Waterloo (Assist Award); Ella Lauber, Lake Mills (Defense Award); Kathryn Schulz, Beaver Dam (Warrior Award). Front, L-R: Mara Skalitzky, Waterloo (Ball Handler Award); Aquila Palacios, Watertown (All-Camp).

GBB-89campAwards-19Several in grades eight and nine also received awards: back row, L-R: Grace Cody, Juneau (All-Camp Award); Reyna Rupnow, Oconomowoc (All-Camp); Ava Heckmann, Middleton (All Camp); Abigail Minning, Watertown (Ball Handler Award). Middle row, L-R: Nora Larson, Columbus (Hot Shot Award). Grace Plitzuweit, Oconomowoc (All-Camp); Averi Wolfram, Madison (Defense Award). Front: Caitlin Weiland, Columbus (Warrior Award); Jenna Shadoski, Janesville (All-Camp); Olivia Bartels, Lake Mills (Assist Leader).

Lakeside Lutheran High School also hosts elementary-level summer sports camps for boys basketball, co-ed soccer, distance running and golf, boys non-padded football, and girls volleyball. The school also hosts a STEM camp in late July. Call the school at 920-648-2321 for more information, or visit the school website at

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Fall sport athletes recognized at LLHS

Fall 15 sports award winners
Lakeside Lutheran athletes were recognized at the recent fall sports awards night as they were awarded titles of honorary captains or most valuable member by their teams, or as they were awarded spots on Capitol North All-Conference teams (front, l-r): Jennica Jensen, cross country MVR and 1st team all-conference; Patience Letko, 2nd team, volleyball and honorary team captain; Zech Schleef, 2nd team soccer; Griffin Torgerson, honorable mention soccer; Jonathan Kroeger, 1st team soccer; Josh Higgins, honorable mention soccer, team MVP; Conrad Schaalma, 1st team football offense.
Second row, L-R: Kendal Densen, 1st team volleyball; Amber Rowoldt, 1st team volleyball, WVCA All-State Honorable Mention, team MVP; Jacob Constien, 2nd team football defense; Joe Graumann, Capitol North Conference Player of the Year, 1st team soccer, team honorary captain; Tim Hodel, honorable mention soccer; Robbie Jarnigo, 2nd team, soccer; Nathan Lemke, 1st team soccer; Eli Gartner, honorable mention, soccer.
Third row, L-R: Kaitlyn Gehler, 2nd team volleyball; Blake Thiele, 1st team football defense, 1st team football offense, football honorary team captain; Jared Traver, honorable mention, football defense; Jaden Schmidt, honorable mention, football defense; Nick Chesterman, honorable mention, football offense; Stephen Phelps, 1st team soccer; Elijah Tesch, 1st team cross country.
Back row, L-R: Ellie Westrate, 2nd team volleyball; Lydia Ulrich, 2nd team cross country, honorary team captain; Mitchell Georgi, Capitol North Conference Runner of the Year, 1st team cross country, team MVR; Reynaldo Leon Peralta, 2nd team football defense; Mason DeNoyer, honorable mention, football offense; Austin DeNoyer, 1st team footbal l offense, 2nd team football defense,team MVP; Hollie Doyle, golf honorary team captain.
 Not pictured is Annika Butzow, golf team MVP.

Lakeside Lutheran High School recently held its fall sports awards night when coaches recognized captains and MVPs from six teams as well as all-conference team honorees and athletes of the year. A total of 12 Lakeside Lutheran athletes received first team all-conference spots, 13 achieved second team all-conference, and eight earned honorable mention. In addition, two Warriors received Capitol Conference North Athlete of the Year honors.

Junior runner Mitchell Georgi of Sun Prairie was named Capitol Conference North Runner of the Year in cross country. He also earned a spot on 1st Team All-Conference, and was voted the team’s most valuable runner by his running mates and coaches. Georgi won two invitationals, at Lodi and at Poynette, early in the season. He finished third overall at the sectional meet at Pewaukee to be the first Lakeside runner to compete in the state meet since 2012.

Senior runner Elijah Tesch of Sun Prairie also received first team all-conference honors and was named this year’s honorary team captain. Junior Ben Tweit of Madison and sophomore Charlie Pingel of Sun Prairie earned second team all conference honors.

Freshman cross country runner Jennica Jensen of Juneau was named to the girls 1st All-Conference Team, and was voted the team’s most valuable runner. Senior Lydia Ulrich of Jefferson earned second team all-conference honors was voted honorary captain of this year’s girls team. Senior Rachel Manteufel of Columbus and freshman Kira Tweit of Madison were also honored with spots on second team all-conference.

The Lakeside Lutheran boys soccer team claimed the Capitol Conference North title this fall with a undefeated conference record of 5-0, and took its fourth straight regional championship. Capitol Conference North Player of the Year was awarded to senior forward Joe Graumann of Fort Atkinson, who finished the season with 33 goals and 3 assists. Graumann also earned 1st team All-Conference honors and title of honorary captain from his own team.  Nine other soccer players received conference honors, including senior midfielders Jon Kroeger of Beaver Dam and senior Nate Lemke of Jefferson, and senior defender Stephen Phelps of Stoughton, who also earned 1st team honors along with Graumann. Senior defender Robbie Jarnigo and junior forward Zech Schleef, Watertown, earned 2nd team honors, and senior defender Tim Hodel of Lake Mills, junior midfielder Eli Gartner, junior keeper Josh Higgins and sophomore Griffin Torgerson, all from Watertown, received honorable mention. Higgins was voted team MVP by his teammates.

The Lakeside Lutheran volleyball team also claimed the Capitol Conference North championship this fall with a conference record of 9-1. Five players earned spots on conference teams for their efforts. Senior defensive specialist Kendal Denson of Sun Prairie and sophomore outside hitter Amber Rowoldt of Watertown earned places on 1st team all-conference. Rowoldt also received All-State Honorable Mention from the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association (WVCA) and was voted MVP by her own team. Senior middle hitter Patience Letko, Lake Mills, sophomore defensive specialist and hitter Kaitlyn Gehler of Waterloo, and sophomore setter Ellie Westrate of Sun Prairie claimed spots on 2nd team all-conference. Letko was voted the year’s honorary team captain.

In  football, nine players earned eleven  spots on all-conference teams. Senior wide receiver and defensive back Blake Thiele of Oconomowoc earned first team all-conference for both his offensive and defensive positions. Senior running back and defensive back Austin DeNoyer earned 1st team honors for his offensive and 2nd team for his defensive position. Joining them on 1st team all-conference was senior offensive lineman Conrad Schaalma of Juneau. Earning 2nd team spots were senior middle linebacker Reynaldo Leon Peralta, Madison, and junior defensive end Jake Constien of Sun Prairie. Receiving honorable mention were senior defensive end Jared Traver, Janesville, junior quarterback Nick Chesterman and senior tight end Mason DeNoyer, both of  Sun Prairie, and junior middle linebacker Jaden Schmidt, Watertown. Austin DeNoyer was voted the Lakeside Lutheran 2015 most valuable player, and Thiele received the title of honorary team captain.

Lakeside revived its girls golf team this fall, and awarded senior Hollie Doyle of Watertown the title of honorary team captain. Junior golfer Annika Butzow of Janesville was voted team Most Valuable Golfer.

The Warrior Dance team instituted a new team award this fall during its awards night held later in the week. The Christian Leadership, Growth and Development Award was given to senior Ashley Kohls of Waterloo. For the football season, senior Clarissa Keller of Middleton was named Most Valuable Dancer, and senior Becca Doering of Lake Mills was voted honorary team captain.