boys swimming, diving
The Panther-Hawks tallied 505 points for third place in the Kenosha Bradford Invitational on Saturday.
They trailed only Elkhorn (570) and Racine Case (536) in the meet.
Rick Perez won the 100 backstroke and swam with Ross Rybakowicz, Andrew Staszak and Adam Fleischhacker to prevail in the 200 medley relay. Adam Fleischhacker, Shaun Fleischhacker, Shaun Lucchesi and Rybakowicz took first in the 200 freestyle relay.
Rybakowicz took the silver and Perez the bronze in the 200 individual medley, while Rybakowicz was second in the 100 breaststroke, missing first by only .02 seconds.
Staszak placed fourth and Lucchesi fifth in the 200 freestyle. Adam Fleischhacker was fourth and Shaun Fleischhacker sixth in the 50 freestyle, and in the 100 freestyle, Adam was eighth and Shaun fourth.
Staszak and Lucchesi were both in the top six in the 500 freestyle and Zach Hogan took sixth in the 100 backstroke. Hogan was also 10th in the 100 butterfly.
In diving, Liam Duffy was fifth, Will Kivlin sixth and Jake Howard 15th.
"To place swimmers in the top six in all but one event, and almost sweep the relays with two firsts and one second, made this a great meet to help set up the rest of the year," coach Dale Schrank said.
Greendale boys basketball
The Panthers continued their recent strong play with a 49-40 victory over South Milwaukee on Friday night.
Matt Habeck tallied 15 points, connecting on a trio of 3-point field goals and netting six of seven free throws, to lead Greendale. Ryan Dacquisto, Alex Noggle and Shawn Markham each added eight points.
Another key factor was the Panthers' defense against South Milwaukee standout Austin Stueck, as he was held to just 13 points.
Greendale trailed 29-27 entering the fourth quarter but outscored the Rockets 22-11 after that.
The Panthers dropped South Milwaukee to 7-3 in the Woodland Conference and prevented them from moving into a tie for the lead in the Black Division.
Greendale (5-5 in the Woodland, 5-9 overall) visits Whitnall (8-2, 12-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday and welcomes Wauwatosa West (2-7, 2-12) at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31.
Oak Creek wrestling
The Knights secured second in the Southeast Conference dual meet race with a 57-22 win over Racine Horlick on Jan. 19.
Oak Creek, which benefitted from four forfeits, got pins from Ryan Correa at 170 pounds (2:24), Alex Lechner at 106 (0:52), Seth LaBodda at 120 (3:55), and Elijah Paez at 152 (5:37).
Other victories went to Joey Lara at 126 (technical fall) and Jake Schmidt at 132 (10-1 major decision).
The Knights were also competitive in the Fort Atkinson Invitational Saturday as LaBodda (22-4 overall) won five matches for his championship. He defeated opponents from Waterford, Fort, Slinger, Cedarburg and Watertown.
"Seth wrestled very well," said coach Matt Sommerville. "He kept his offense going throughout the day. He wrestled more relaxed than usual. Seth had a bad habit of getting overly anxious for his matches and as a result would get very tired during a match resulting in a loss of offense but this weekend he managed his stress very well and relaxed allowing him to continue to score."
Other selected good efforts included a second by Josh Regazzi (23-5) at 182 as he went 4-1 with only a 4-3 loss to Brookfield Central's Nick Veling (31-2) to mar his record.
"Josh wrestled relatively well, he made a mistake against the Brookfield Central kid and it cost him the match," said Sommerville.
Other good finishes included Henry Tran fourth at 113, Lara fifth at 126, Donnie Maas seventh at 145 (won last three matches), Paez fourth at 152, Jake Regazzi sixth at 160, Bryce Agg sixth at 195, and Nick Gottfried seventh at 220 (three pins to end day) and Jake Brycki sixth at 285.
Colin DeClark improved to 18-6 on the season as he won the 126-pound title for the Sabers at the DeForest Invitational last Saturday.
DeClark's title led Franklin to a seventh-place finish in the nine-school event with 105 points, as Elkhorn won with 226.5.
DeClark had a first-round bye and then won on an injury default over a Kettle Moraine opponent before pinning Evansville's Alex Lange (23-6) in 2:32.
Taking seconds for the Sabers were Xianou Xiong at 106 (24-10), Roman Stiff at 138 (24-9) and Kyle Smith at 170 (27-8) while Jon Kramschuster at 132 (19-15) and Gavin Devine at 195 (16-18) both took fourths.
The Sabers will be at Racine Case for their final SEC dual of the season at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Greendale/St. Thomas More posted a 2-3 mark in the Lake Mills Duals on Saturday, placing fourth.
Sam Walton went 5-0 at 145 pounds, while Tommy Welch was 4-1 at 106 pounds and Bobby Hintz 3-2 at heavyweight.
Greendale beat Lake Mills, 48-36, and Palmyra-Eagle, 39-30, and lost to Westosha Central, 63-13; Waterloo, 41-36; and Delavan-Darien, 59-24.
The combo team next visits Greenfield at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 to close out Woodland Conference duals.
Oak Creek boys swim
Zack Kaestner took third in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyles to lead the Knights to a fifth-place showing in the Kenosha Bradford Invite last Saturday.
The Knights scored 373.5 point in the nine-team field as Elkhorn won with 570.
Kaestner was clocked in 23.33 seconds in the 50 and 52.72 in the 100 free. He also helped both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays to a pair of fourths. On the 200 team were also Travis Harrison, Adam Hock and Zach Dlugi (1:34.68), while the 400 crew consisted of Harrison, Dlugi and Kyle Zawacki (3:33.96).
Other top 10 places by event for Oak Creek included the following: 200 medley relay - Zawacki, Aaron Sova, Jacob Wnuck and Hock (1:53.04). 50 free - Hock, 10th (24.62). 100 butterfly - Harrison, fourth (57.92). 100 backstroke - Harrison, fifth (1:10.52). 100 breaststroke - Sova, fifth (1:08.62).
"All of my relays continue to drop time as well as individual splits that I have been shuffling around," coach Tom Fischer said. "We are hopeful to advance to Madison (the state meet) with one or more of our relays. Harrison continues to prove his ability to be an all-around swimmer."
Franklin boys swim
Josh Lefeber continued his fine season when he won both the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly to lead the Sabers to an eighth-place showing in the nine-school Kenosha Bradford Invite last Saturday.
"He looked very good today," said coach Ross Lennertz. "His IM was a season best and he was right on his best in the fly."
It was the first time LeFeber has won two events in an invitational before.
His efforts led the Franklin to a 296-point effort in the meet as Elkhorn won with 570.
Lefeber was clocked in a swift 2:01.42 to claim the IM by more than four seconds and turned around just two events later to claim the butterfly by more than two seconds in 54.32.
He also helped both the 200 free (1:36.67) and the 400 free (3:36.23) relays to fifth place showings. Nick Banach, August Beck and Takuto Kobayashi joined him on both relays.
Beck also had a good day, taking fourth in diving with a score of 317.75.
Other notable places included the following: Diving - Steven Fons, seventh (281.75). 50 free - Kobayashi, ninth (24.59). 100 free - Beck, 11th (54.16). 100 backstroke - Banach, 11th (1:08.7). 100 breaststroke - David Ciszewski, 10th (1:16.11).
"We had a decent all-around day considering that we're still training pretty hard," said Lennertz. "Everyone swam pretty well and pretty soon we'll start our taper."
Greendale girls basketball
The Panthers fell to South Milwaukee, 55-35, on Friday night in a Woodland Conference game.
Emily Perszyk tallied 10 points and Taylor DeLong nine for Greendale, which fell to 4-6 in the conference and 4-9 overall.
The Panthers welcome Whitnall (5-4, 8-5) at 7:30 p.m. Friday and travel to Wauwatosa West (5-5, 5-6) at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31.
Greendale co-op hockey
The combo squad lost a pair of 11-4 games last week, to Waupun on Saturday and to Waukesha on Friday.
Kyle Hoffmann tallied two goals against Waukesha, assisted on the first by Joe Jensen and on the second by Brennen Fosnow and Brian Kennedy. Jake Hardin also tallied twice, assisted on the first by Kennedy and Fosnow.
Goalkeeper Jared Hoffmann made 24 saves.
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