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2002-03 Season

The Park Varsity has concluded it's season with a 9-13 record

2001-02 Season

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 rival Horlick.



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 *** 1998-99

*** WBCA Senior All-Star Game *** 1999

*** Post Season Honors *** 1999-2000

*** WBCA Senior All-Star Game *** 2000

*** 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 season.


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a tribute to one Park Fan in Heaven
from far way and one from close by.


2000-01 Season

Park's 2000 - 01 season ends in W.I.A.A. sectional semi-final play

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 Associated Press.

Click here for 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 Horlick

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.


1998-99 Season

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.Nerrissa Dunk 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.

Former Racine Park Players in College

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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 miss her.



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Jim Kerkvliet, Racine Park Girls Basketball, retired from coaching (still the webmaster)