Hale's Sotiros earns college baseball honors

West Allis Hale graduate Nick Sotiros, a junior at North Central College (Naperville, Illinois), is receiving a number of honors for his performance in baseball this spring.

Sotiros earned All-American accolades by both (honorable mention) and the American Baseball Coaches Association (third team). He was on the all-Central Region first team and the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin all-conference first team as well.

He batted .389 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 68 hits (third on the school's single-season list), including four triples and four home runs, and collected 44 runs batted in, 110 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 and then beat Kalamazoo (Michigan), 4-2. They fell to St. John's (Minnesota), 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 nonmembers, 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. 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 nonmembers, and club members are at reduced fees.

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