Brookfield/Elm Grove Monthly

March 2013

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SPORTS MARCH 2013 Freeman Brookfield & Elm Grove ��� Page 7A Basketball season includes milestone for coach Central���s Wandrey goes over 200 career victories By Daniel Mike Freeman Staff BROOKFIELD ��� Competing for the conference championship yearly. Qualifying for the state tournament. Those were goals Dan Wandrey set for his program when he became head coach of the Brookfield Central High School girls basketball team in 1998. ���At that time, I���m not sure those players believed those were legitimate goals,��� Wandrey said. ���But they bought into all of the new things we implemented and helped set the tone for the future.��� Wandrey has coached the Lancers to several Greater Metro Conference titles, and the team qualified for the state tournament in 2008 and 2009. Wandrey has coached several all-conference, all-Freeman and allstate players along the way who have been instrumental in Central���s success. He earned a personal honor last month, recording his 200th career victory. ���The players are the main reason we���ve been able to achieve 200 wins,��� Wandrey said. ���More than anything, longevity plays a big part in it ��� as well as having dedicated, hard working assistants. Maurice Brown has been my assistant for all 200 wins. ���I also have been blessed with an amazingly supportive wife, cooperative and helpful athletic administrators and an extremely loyal parent support group. I am most proud of the fact that I���ve been able to earn all of those victories at Brookfield Central.��� Wandrey helped build the Central youth program, which has helped him reload the roster each year after graduation takes its toll on the team. The Lancers are getting players who are ready to play in Robert F. Borkowski/Special to The Freeman Swimmers place at state MADISON ��� Brookfield Academy sophomore Kevin Van Cleave won the 500-yard freestyle at the WIAA Division 2 state swim meet last month. Van Cleave won the race in 4:42.63, shaving nearly five seconds off his sectional time. He also finished third in the 200 individual medley (1:55.85) as the Blue Knights finished 19th in the team standings. The Brookfield co-op boys swim team finished 13th at the WIAA Division 1 state meet. Junior Brian Borden finished seventh in the 200-yard individual medley at 1:56.55 for the Barracudas��� highest individual finish. Borden, senior Joseph Bauer, junior Dean Zheng and senior Mitch Douglas finished the 200 freestyle relay seventh in 1:27.95. The same quartet finished ninth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:15.25). Borden was also 11th in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.07), Douglas 13th in the 50 freestyle (21.94) and Bauer 17th in the 100 freestyle (48.91). Dan Wandrey says the players are the main reason he���s been able to enjoy a 200-plus career coaching record. high school. ���That youth program now instills some of the important framework we build on,��� Wandrey said. ���And I���m not talking about Xs and Os. Things like Lancer pride, teamwork, dedication and loyalty are things we start working on in fifth grade. ���The skill part of the youth program has helped us with our stability.��� Central finished third in the Greater Metro Conference with an 11-3 record. ���We have made a concerted effort to play the top teams in the area and the state,��� Wandrey said. ���That has really helped us in our quest for conference championships.��� Also helping is that Wandrey no longer ���has to beg kids,��� as he did in 1998, to play summer ball, AAU and do offseason workouts. ���Now, we have several players playing AAU ball and working with individual trainers,��� he said. The result has been a consistent level of success. ���Back then (when he first started at Central), we were battling to get into the top half of the conference every year. Now, we are disappointed if we don���t win a conference championship,��� Wandrey said. ��� Freeman Staff Mary Langenfeld/Special to The Freeman Brian Borden competes in the state swimming and diving meet last month in Madison. Checking penalties keep Brookfield boys hockey team out of postseason BROOKFIELD ��� The Brookfield/Catholic Memorial co-op high school boys hockey team was disqualified from the playoffs for incurring a third checking from behind penalty of the season. The WIAA adopted a new rule this year that declared a team ineligible for the playoffs if it received three checking from behind penalties. It is the first year of the co-op after Catholic Memorial joined the Stars this season. Brookfield was a state semifinalist last season. A renewed focus on checking from behind was initiated after a severe injury to a Minnesota player last season. The Minnesota High School Hockey League petitioned the National Federation of High Schools for permis- sion to toughen penalties for checking from behind. However, Minnesota does not have a rule barring teams with three or more game disqualifications for checking from behind from competing in the postseason. 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