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Sports Notes: June 5

June 5, 2012

Central's Owens, Craig earn Academic All-State honor

Eric Owens and Dominic Craig, both of West Allis Central High School, are Academic All-State honorees for the 2012 golf season.

To receive this honor, they had to have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5, play in at least 75 percent of the team's varsity matches and be at least a sophomore.

A record 218 boys from around the state were honored this year.

Smith qualifies again for NCAA III track meet

Marcus Smith, a West Allis Central graduate, qualified for this year's NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in both the 110-meter hurdles and the triple jump.

Smith qualified 17th in the hurdles with 14.62 seconds and third in the triple jump with 50 feet, 2 inches. Smith had competed in both events at previous NCAA III championship meets.

Eagles soccer team wins State Cup crown

The Croatian Eagles U-16 boys red soccer team went 3-0 to win its bracket at the Wisconsin State Cup on Memorial Day weekend.

The Eagles defeated the three-time defending state champion, 2-1, coming from behind in the second half while playing one man down. They also had to beat another team that had just defeated them four weeks ago in league play. They allowed only one goal in three games, winning by scores of 1-0 and 2-0 in addition to the 2-1 victory over the defending champion.

The team has had three different coaching staffs in eight months and struggled through last spring before Derek Marie and Bram Daelemans took over last year.

The Eagles played in tournaments in Las Vegas and Memphis, plus the PUMA Cup Championship and the Croatian Eagles Spring Tournament in Franklin.

Tryouts will be held June 25-26 at Croatian Park in Franklin, with registration at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.croatianeagles.com or call team manager Mike Domitrz at (414) 810-3443.

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