|Racine Park Girls Basketball
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The Park Varsity has concluded it's season
with a 9-13 record
The Park Varsity concluded it's season
with a heart-breaking loss at the buzzer in the Sectional Final game to
Mukwonago by a score of 39 - 41 on Monday, March 4th at West Allis Hale.
The Panthers were ahead for all of the game until Mukwonago's last shot
at the buzzer. Many of the 10 seniors on the team were on Varsity for
3 or 4 years. The Panthers have played in the Sectional Final in 8 of
the last 9 seasons, winning 4 of them, the others resulting in the season
ending one game away from the State Tournament. The Park Varsity Team's
final record is 16 - 7.
The Park Varsity team won the Sectional Semi-Final Game over Whitnall
by a score of 54 - 44 on Friday, March 1st in the Wisconsin Lutheran fieldhouse.
The Park Varsity won the Regional Final Game over Wisconsin Lutheran
by a score of 40 - 32 on Saturday, February 23rd in the Racine Park fieldhouse.
The Freshman Team won over Racine Horlick
in the Park fieldhouse on Friday, February 15th by a score of 40 - 21.
The Freshman Team finishes the season with a record of 7 - 11. The Sophomore
Team won by a score of 43 30. The Sophomore Team finishes the season
with a record of 12 - 6. The Varsity Team won by a score of 53 - 41. The
Varsity Team finished the regular season with a record of 14 - 6. With
this win, the Varsity Team won it's 28th consecutive game over cross-town
The Park Varsity opened it's season with a 55-54 win over Milwaukee Pius
on Friday, November 23rd at the D.C. Everest Thanksgiving Tournament - 2001-02
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*** Post Season Honors *** 2000-01
*** WBCA Senior All-Star Game *** 2001
Post season honors for the members of the 2000-01
Varsity team can be checked out on links above. Post Season Honors 2000-01
and WBCA Senior All-Star Game 2001.
Sharelle Stewart named Racine County Player of
the Year. Coach Jim Betker named Racine County Coach of the Year for 2000-01
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a tribute to one Park Fan in Heaven
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Park's 2000 - 01 season ends in W.I.A.A. sectional
The varsity team's season came to an end
with a cold shooting 4th quarter in a loss to Wisconsin Lutheran by a
score of 38 - 42. The panthers were leading the whole game until midway
through the 4th quarter when it seem like there was a lid on the Park
basket. The varsity team ends the 2000-01 season as conference champs
and W.I.A.A. regional champs. They conclude the season with a 19 - 4 record.
Park beats Horlick
for 26th straight time in W.I.A.A. regional final win.
The varsity team held their own in a very physical game against cross
town rival in a 37 - 25 win in a W.I.A.A. regional final game on Saturday,
February 24th at Greenfield High School.
Park opens W.I.A.A.
regional tournament with big win.
The varsity team played intense defense to create a lot of transition
opportunities in a W.I.A.A. semi-final regional 70 - 31 win over Greenfield
in the Park field house on Tuesday, February 20th.
Park concludes regular
season with sweep over Horlick
The freshman team concluded it's season
with a 40 - 22 win over cross-town rival Horlick on Friday, February 16th
in the Park field house. The freshman team's final record was 7 - 10.
The sophomore team, winners of the South Division
- Southeast Conference Championship, won by a score of 45 - 42. The sophomore
team's final record was 15 - 4. The varsity game against Horlick had been
played on January 15th as part of the Milwaukee Hoop Fest. The varsity
won that game by a score of 54 - 35. The varsity team's final regular
season record was 17 - 3. The varsity team conference record of 15 - 3
was also the best record of any school in the north or south division
of the conference making Park the overall conference champion. The varsity
team was also ranked 11th in the Wisconsin Division I State Poll by the
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pictures from the 2000 D.C. Everest Tournament
Park Wins Milestone Game
The Park varsity won over cross-town rival Horlick for the 25th straight
time in a game played at the U.S. Celluar Arena as part of Milwaukee Hoop
Fest on January 15th by a score of 54 - 35.
1999 - 2000 Season
Thank you very much players and
coaching staff for the Big Cookie and the 300th Win Retirement Watch!
Coach Jim Kerkvliet had announced his retirement in the Racine
Journal Times on Tuesday, February 15th, 2000. The Players rewarded
Coach "K" with a 300th win over cross town rival Racine Horlick
on the last regular season game and 300 win Cookie Pie. The coaching staff
gave Coach "K" a 300 Win - Retirement Watch. Coach Kerkvliet
expresses a sincere gratitude to everyone.
The 1999-2000 Varsity team falls one game
short of advancing to the State Tournament
The 1999-2000 Varsity Team fell just short
of a 5th State Tournament appearance. The Panthers played a very tough
first half against Janesville Parker in the Sectional Final game played
at Racine Case on Saturday, March 4th, ending the 1999 - 2000 season just
one game shy of the state tournament. Park trailed by 8 points at half
time. Janesville Parker showed they were worthy of their number 1 state
ranking and number 17 national ranking by pounding the ball inside in
the second half to win by a score of 72 - 45. However, this Park team,
consisting of a lot of 5'5 - 5'6 players and many of them only sophomores,
received a lot of positive comments from the many fans attending this
game. The seniors stepped up in this game and provided some great leadership
and great hustle especially considering the toll their bodies took in
the rough semi-final game the night before. This was the Panthers' 7th
straight sectional final appearance. It was also the final game of coach
Jim Kerkvliet's coaching career at Park High School. The Park Varsity
Team ended it's season with a 15 - 9 record. The great desire shown by
this young and undersized Panther squad in the final 3 weeks of the season
will leave a lasting positive impression.
The Varsity team advances to the W.I.A.A.
Tournament Sectional Final
The Varsity team kept the full court pressure on and gradually gained
control of the game in the second half in the sectional semi-final 46
- 36 win over Racine Horlick on Friday, March 3rd in the Park field house.
This was the final appearance in the Park field house for the four Park
seniors - Allisia Stewart, Valerie Valadez, Missy Fredericks, and Nerrissa
Phillips. It also the final appearance in the Park field house for retiring
coach Jim Kerkvliet.
The Panthers take 3 out of 3 at Racine
The 1999 - 2000 Park Freshman Team played
an outstanding last 3 quarters to pull away from Racine Horlick at Racine
Horlick to win by a score of 55 - 39 on Friday, February 18th. The Freshman
Team ended the season with a 7 - 10 record. The 1999 - 2000 Sophomore
Team started out with a great 1st quarter to set the pace with a 46
- 39 win. The Sophomore Team concluded a super season with a 16 - 4 record.
The Varsity Team handled adverse conditions during a hard-fought game
to win by a score of 48 - 44. The Panthers concluded regular season play
with a 12 - 8 record. This game was also the 300th career win for Coach
Kerkvliet. Coach Kerkvliet had win number 100 come over Racine Horlick
in a 60 - 61 win in 1990.
The varsity team ended it's 1998-99 season
in the W.I.A.A. sectional final tournament on Saturday, March 6th
against Janesville Parker in the Janesville Parker field house.
The score of the game was 43 - 64. Janesville Parker played a nearly flawless
game with 21 point performance of their 6'3 freshman post player, Mistie
Bass. Parker also got some good outside shooting from their perimeter
players. Parker also enjoyed a decided advantage at the free throw line,
making 14 out of twenty-four free throw attempts compared to the 50 per
cent free throw shooting of Racine Park, 1 made out of two free throws
attempted. The Racine Park varsity concluded the 1998-99 season
with a 21 - 3 record. Janesville Parker advanced to the State Tournament
in Madison on March 11th but was eliminated in the State Quarterfinals
by Appleton North.
The 1998-99 freshman team concluded their
season on Friday, February 19th at home against Oak Creek. The
freshman team lost a hard fought game by a score of 28 - 48 to finish
their season at 10 - 7. The 1998-99 sophomore
concluded their season with a 64 - 44 win. The sophomore team capped off
an outstanding season with a 19 - 1 record. The 1998-99 varsity
team finished the regular season as conference champions in the South
division of the Southeast conference with a hard fought 48 - 42 win. Our
seniors were honored on this night as Julie Christensen, Krisey Sanders,
Jackie Peasley, Shannon Honore, and Aisha Hopkins played their last regular
season home game in the Racine Park field house.
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done in recent games
We will miss former Park Player, Tallana Keene (Tallana Lockridge). Tallana
was a 1991 graduate who had a 3 pointer rim out at the buzzer that would
have tied the sectional final game with Janesville Parker in her senior
year. Tallana fought a long battle with cancer but moved on to a better
place on December 30th, 2000. We have a lot of fond memories and will
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