Hale's Sotiros earns college baseball honors

West Allis Hale graduate Nick Sotiros, a junior at North Central College (Naperville, Ill.), was named to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) all-conference first team in baseball.

Sotiros also received a spot on the all-Central Region first team from this week and is eligible for All-American honors.

Sotiros batted .405 overall this season, belting a school season-record 22 doubles, which also places him fourth nationally in the NCAA Division III. He led North Central with 66 hits, including four triples and three home runs, and collected 41 runs batted in, 105 total bases and a .644 slugging percentage.

In conference play alone, Sotiros led the league with a .461 average, 41 hits and 64 total bases. His 13 doubles were second in the conference and he was third in the CCIW with a .719 slugging percentage.

Sotiros, who made the all-conference team for the first time this season, started all 21 games at first base.

Brother Dan Sotiros, another Hale graduate, also plays for North Central as a senior shortstop.

North Central claimed the CCIW crown for the second straight season and earned a bid to the Division III Midwest Regional Tournament.

The Cardinals opened with an 8-6 loss to Luther (Iowa) despite a three-run home run by Nick Sotiros, then beat Kalamazoo (Mich.), 4-2. They fell to St. John's (Minn.), 8-2, to end their season at 31-12. The 31 victories were the second-most in school history.

West Allis Bowmen slate 3-D shoot

The West Allis Bowmen are holding their annual open 3-D shoot on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, at their club, 11601 Highway G (6-Mile Road) in Raymond.

Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Shooting fees are $15 for non-members, and club members and youth are at reduced fees.

An NFAA field/hunter round will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, with a shotgun start.

For more information, contact Al Jeske at or visit the website

JOAD league set by Bowmen

The West Allis Bowmen will hold their outdoor JOAD league on Thursday evenings, starting June 2 and running for six weeks, at their club, 11601 Highway G (6-Mile Road).

The league begins at 6 p.m. on June 2 and 6:30 p.m. in the remaining weeks. It is open to youths up to 20 years old. Shooting fees are $3 each night for non-members, and club members are at reduced fees.

For more information, contact Greg Kaddatz at or visit the website,