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Sports Notes: April 12

April 12, 2010

FC Milwaukee Nationals opens new complex in Germantown

The FC Milwaukee Nationals soccer club has a new permanent address on Highway 145 in Germantown between County Line and Donges Bay Roads.

The fully lighted, two turf fields will have play seven days a week with plans already in the offing for two more grass fields. According to Club Director of Coaching Peter Knezic the eventual plan is to have seven grass fields, two turf fields and a permanent structure on the site.

FC Milwaukee already has an extensive background in youth soccer and Knezic said that this new set-up will allow for even greater participation. The club has amassed more than 140 state titles, 10 regional titles and one national championship.

For information, go to fcmilwaukee.com.

Germantown seventh grade basketball team fourth in state tournament

Going 3-2 in tournament play, the Germantown boys seventh-grade basketball team took fourth in the large community division of the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament in La Crosse on March 27 and 28.

Germantown defeated teams from Manitowoc, Kettle Moraine and Brookfield Central before falling to eventual runner-up De Pere and Kimberly.

Kyle Theis earned all-tournament honors for Germantown, which was coached by Mike Weitermann and Derrick Kumbier.

Wauwatosa East defeated De Pere for the title.

The event was sponsored by the Great Northwest Basketball League and brought together 87 seventh-grade teams from across the state for competition in large, medium and small community divisions.

Menomonee Falls seventh graders take 17th in state tournament

The Menomonee Falls boys seventh-grade basketball team lost only one game but it relegated the Indians to a 17th place showing in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament in La Crosse on March 27 and 28.

Falls went 5-1 overall in the event including wins over Neenah and D.C. Everest in pool play, but a loss in the round of to Marshfield limited its options.

Still, the Indians made the most of it, beating units from Hudson, Manitowoc and Mukwonago to claim their spot.

Michael Bowe of Falls earned all-tournament recognition. The team was coached by David Karls and Scott Stauffacher.

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