Lukes does well at Division III meet
Austin High graduate Lindsay Lukes is a member of the women’s swimming and diving team at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Lukes is a senior who specialized in freestyle events for UW-Stevens Point. Lukes was in action recently at the NCAA Division III National Championships. In the preliminaries of the 500 freestyle, Stasi placed 20th with a time of 5:01.96. Stasi also was a member of the UW-Stevens Point 200 freestyle relay team, which had an outstanding performance at the national meet. Stasi and her teammates placed fourth in the nation with a time of 1:34.94. Stasi competed in the 200 freestyle event and took 21st in the preliminaries with a time of 1:53.29. She also was a member of the 400 medley relay team from UW-Stevens Point, which placed 12th in the "B" final with a time of 3:54.18. She was on the UW-Stevens Point 800 freestyle relay team that took 17th in 7:51.19. Finally, Lukes was a member of the 400 freestyle relay team, which placed 11th in 3:30.43.
• Austin High graduate Tim Kirby is a member of the men’s hockey team at Air Force. Kirby is a sophomore defenseman for the Falcons. Last week, Kirby was named to the Atlantic Hockey Association all-conference team for the first time. The second-year player was selected to the conference’s first team after a season in which he was the Falcons’ top-scoring defenseman. Kirby was third in the league among defensemen with 23 points in 28 league games. He scored four goals this season and three of them were game-winners in the final three minutes of a game or in overtime. He was named the AHA player of the week when he had a career-best seven points in the Sacred Heart series Feb. 26-27. Kirby Had a career-best five assists in the Feb. 27 game against Sacred Heart, which is tied as the most ever by a Falcon since it became a Division I team. The Falcons’ season came to an end last weekend in the AHA tournament. They suffered a 2-1 loss to Sacred heard in the tournament semifinals. The Falcons had tied the game with 1:29 remaining in the third, but Sacred Heart scored just 30 seconds later to earn the win. Air Force finished its season with a 16-15-6 overall record.
• Austin Pacelli graduate Sam Stier is a member of the baseball team at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. Stier is a sophomore infielder for the Vikings. Also joining the Vikings this season is Austin High graduate Adam Hemann. The freshman is a right-handed pitcher and an outfielder. Bethany Lutheran is off to a hot start in 2010. The Vikings are 8-2 overall after a sweep of St. John’s on March 17. Stier has played off the bench in five games this season. He doesn’t have an at-bat, though he has been hit by a pitch twice. He also has one run scored and one RBI. Hemann has yet to play in a game this season.
• Austin High graduate Drew Osier is a member of the men’s golf team at Central College in Pella, Iowa. Osier is a freshman for the Dutch. Central opened the season by hosting a tournament, the Dutch Desert Shootout, in Chandler, Ariz. Central placed fourth out of seven teams. Osier competed in the event, though he was considered unattached because he was not with the varsity team. Osier carded 81 (40-41) and tied for 28th place out of the 42 golfers in action. Central returns to action April 2-3 in Normal, Ill., at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational.