Oak Creek girls tennis
Behind three individual runner-up finishes, the Knights turned in a strong third-place finish with 49 points in the Southeast Conference tournament last week.
Among those earning the runner-up slots were junior Tiffany Hoskins at third singles. She defeated Kenosha Bradford (6-3, 6-4) and Franklin (5-7, 7-5, 6-2) opponents before falling to a Tremper player 6-4, 6-2, in the final.
Also taking second was the first doubles team of seniors Julia Marin and Megan Kos, who downed Racine Horlick (6-1, 6-1) and Racine Case (6-0, 6-2) foes before losing to Franklin 6-2, 7-6, in the final
The third doubles team of juniors Lauren Ungerecht and Christine Dutkiewicz also claimed a second-place finish as they defeated pairs from Racine Park (6-0, 6-0) and Franklin (6-4, 7-6) before falling to a Racine Case duo, 1-6, 6-0, 6-0, in the final.
Other good finishes for the Knights included a third from the second doubles team of seniors Cebryna Orosz and Lauren Fischer (beat Case in the third-place match, 7-6, 6-3); and fourths from senior Shelly Lee at first singles and sophomore Sarah Ciombor at fourth singles.
Oak Creek took part in WIAA subsectional competition earlier this week and advanced qualifiers to the WIAA sectional meet Thursday at Greenfield.
Franklin boys cross country
An uneven season took a substantial boost upward for the Sabers as they were an impressive third of 50 teams in the boys Maroon Division at the annual Griak Invitational held Saturday at the University of Minnesota.
"It was a great trip for the boys," said coach Tyler Fyock. "The boys are really starting to focus and work together well as a team. We talked on the way up about the possibility of placing well as a team and even earning a team trophy with a top three performance."
The Sabers finished with 238 points as two Minnesota schools, Monticello (207) and Elk River (234), claimed the top two spots. On a difficult and challenging 5,000-meter course, Nikolai Grabowski was 12th in a field of more than 400 competitors in 17:28 while other scoring runners included Evan Watters in 22nd (17:44), Zach Lee in 33rd (18:00), Sammy Harmeyer in 37th (18:05) and Ben Alt in 134th (19:07).
Also running were Max Fassbender in 160th (19:20) and Kevin Salgado in 216th (19:56).
Greendale girls volleyball
The Panthers improved to 6-1 in Woodland Conference duals with a 25-5, 25-14, 25-11 victory over South Milwaukee on Sept. 27.
Taylor DeLong tallied seven kills, Lauren Litzau 11 assists, Sydnie Swittel six aces and Olivia Surita 22 digs for Greendale, which closes out Woodland duals against St. Francis and Brown Deer this week.
Greendale boys volleyball
The Panthers played well in Saturday's Kenosha Tremper Invitational, finishing second to Muskego.
Greendale dropped a 25-17, 25-16 decision to the Warriors in the final match.
Greendale boys cross country
The Panthers tallied 146 points for sixth place in the Mukwonago Invitational on Sept. 27.
Joey Unrein placed 18th in 17 minutes, 15 seconds, while Hail Kazik took 25th (17:35), Bobby Lutz 29th (17:50), Austin Weber 37th (18:02), Nico Gomez 40th (18:15), Ben Smalley 47th (18:36) and Dan Stoekl 52nd (18:53).
"Our top two ran together for half the race, as did our third through sixth runners," head coach Corey Binnebose said. "All the varsity boys ran personal bests."
Greendale girls cross country
Chelsey Heiden came in second with 19 minutes, 1 second over a five-kilometer distance at the Sept. 27 Mukwonago Invitational.
"Chelsey had her best race of the year," head coach Corey Binnebose said. "The girl who won (Marlie Houston of Oconomowoc, 18:46) beat Chelsey by 45 seconds two weeks ago."
Sabrina Wolf took 37th (21:38), Natalie Burton 47th (21:59), Megan Steiner 51st (22:13), Taylor Wilson 54th (22:30), Hannah Polenske 56th (22:45) and Maggie Neff 59th (22:55). All ran personal bests.
Whitnall girls tennis
Second singles player Lizzy Menden finished third for the Falcons in the Woodland Conference tournament last week.
Menden won her opening two matches, then fell to the eventual champion from Shorewood in the semifinals. She then beat a girl from Wauwatosa West, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5), for third place.
At third singles, Claudia Cammack finished fourth. Fourth singles player Sonia Garcia came in fifth, topping South Milwaukee, 7-5, 6-3, in the fifth-place match.
Going 2-2 were the first doubles team of Krista Stribling and Ann Marie Bay, the second unit of Kari Stollenwerk and Emily Lepkowski and the third team of Carly Wagner and Hannah Cammack. First singles player Leah Symborski lost both matches for Whitnall, which tallied 18 points for seventh place.
Whitnall boys soccer
Joe Schauer tallied in the 91st minute as the Falcons tipped New Berlin Eisenhower, 2-1, in double overtime in a Woodland Conference game on Sept. 26.
The Falcons also blanked Cudahy, 10-0, in another Woodland game on Sept. 24 as Zach Barnhart, Petar Miskov, Cade Dombrowski and Bryan Domitrz each tallied two goals. Brent Sluka also scored for the Falcons.
Greendale girls swimming
Carolyn Jungers won the 200 individual medley with 2 minutes, 14.2 seconds and the 100 breaststroke at 1:09.9 for the Panthers' only victories in a 111-59 dual loss to New Berlin Eisenhower on Sept. 26.
Jungers missed breaking the pool record in the 200 IM by .4 of a second.
Taking second were Megan Elliot in the 200 freestyle (2:23.54) and the 500 freestyle (6:13.5), Lizzy Pekar in the 50 freestyle (30.41 seconds), the 200 medley team of Caroline Rowe, Jungers, Kate Jungers and Abby Vey (2:05.95) and the 200 freestyle group of Vey, Eva Knezic, Pekar and Elliot (2:02.55).
Franklin girls swim
The Sabers continued to compete well defeating Kenosha Indian Trail, 108-78 in a Southeast Conference dual meet last week that put them at 4-0 in league duals.
"We're doing extremely well," coach Ross Lennertz said. "We have a strong team with a lot of depth in both swimming and diving. So far we have placed in the top three, four on all of our invites and we are undefeated in dual meets."
In the win over Indian Trail, firsts went to Rowan Liederbach in the 200 and 50 meter freestyles, Elizabeth Herrick in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke, Katrina Voge in diving, Jourdan Lepkowski in the 100 butterfly and the 200 free relay team of Herrick, Liederbach, Bethany Lefeber and Lepkowski.
Individual seconds went to 2011 state diving qualifier Melanie Pearson, Tara Thiessen in the 100 butterfly, Amanda Phil in the 100 free, Lepkowski in the 100 backstroke and Emily Simmons in the 100 breaststroke.
Franklin girls cross country
The attempted comeback by two-time state champion Allie Fons was put to a halt after one race for precautionary reasons, but that didn't stop the Sabers from turning in a best-ever seventh place with 309 points in Saturday's 40-team Maroon Division of the annual Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota.
"Allie is out for six weeks, precautionary to prevent her shin pain from turning into a stress fracture again (which sidelined her at the end of the track season). That will be the rest of the season however, as she wants to be able to get to training again," said coach Regina Schindel.
Freshman Jensen Ritzow led the way finishing 19th on the 5,000-meter course in 20:20. Other scoring runners for the Sabers included Katie Carlino in 48th (21:18), Katelyn Salzburger in 51st (21:21), Melanie Hansen in 76th (21:56) and Monica Sweet in 115th (22:36).
Also running were Katie Powers in 154th (23:06) and Abby Schreiter in 158th (23:09).
One Franklin runner fainted with about 30 meters to go from dehydration and exhaustion. She was taken to the hospital and given fluids for three hours and later recovered.
Whitnall girls cross country
Jasmine Van Tine came in 19th with 20 minutes, 54 seconds over a five-kilometer course to lead the Falcons at the Sept. 27 Mukwonago Invitational.
Kim Hurst took 27th (21:14), Jennifer Bahling 32nd (21:24), Alyssa Woo 33rd (21:28) and Mika Topitzes 54th (22:47) for the Falcons, who tallied 165 points for seventh place.
Franklin girls volleyball
The Sabers had a good pair of duals early last week, downing non-conference foe Milwaukee Hamilton on Sept. 24 and then beating Kenosha Indian Trail in a Southeast Conference dual on Sept. 25.
Against Hamilton, the Sabers won in three sets as Caitlyn Koska and Rachel Pelletier had seven kills apiece and Jordyn Dutkiewicz had eight aces, three digs and 24 assists. Katie Babula, Megan Carr and Koska all had three digs each.
Franklin swept Indian Trail, 25-16, 25-17, 25-19.
Dutkiewicz had 35 assists and 11 kills, while Koska had six digs, Babula three aces and Elissa Herman and Mara Braun three blocks.
Whitnall girls volleyball
The Falcons toppled Wauwatosa West, 25-14, 25-23, 25-22, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Sept. 25.
Rachael Jaszczenski totaled 12 kills, Kim Ertl 34 assists, Ashley Markowiak four blocks and Amanda Rosenwald 16 digs.
Whitnall then dropped a 25-18, 25-14, 25-16 dual to New Berlin Eisenhower on Sept. 27 despite seven kills and four blocks from Markowiak, 14 assists and four aces by Ertl and 13 digs from Jaszczenski.
Greendale boys soccer
Jandrija Sever tallied the lone goal, assisted by John Fauser, in a 5-1 loss to New Berlin West on Sept. 24.
The Panthers also fell to New Berlin Eisenhower, 2-0, on Saturday in a makeup game.
Whitnall boys cross country
The Falcons finished ninth in the Sept. 27 Mukwonago Invitational with 259 points.
Seth Nowak placed 43rd in 18 minutes, 31 seconds, followed by Paul Howard in 47th (18:37), Matt Paruzynski 53rd (19:03), Austin Hurst 57th (19:16), Jacob Wick 59th (19:25), Blake Stencil 61st (19:26) and Tyler Nape 62nd (19:33).
Franklin girls golf
The Sabers advanced freshman Megan Hessil and sophomore Kaitlin Bowe to the WIAA sectional meet that was played on Tuesday at Wanaki in Menomonee Falls.
They earned those slots after advancing through the WIAA regional at Johnson Park last week. At that meet, the Sabers turned in a season best 18-hole score of 426 for fifth place, missing out on the fourth and final team sectional-qualifying spot by just six strokes.
Hessil qualified as the second individual out of the regional with a 102 and Bowe was the third with a 104. Junior Alyssa Darst carded a career low 18-hole score of 107 and freshman Taylor Scot carded her career low score of 114. Freshman Kristen Bowe had a very good round as well.
Oak Creek boys soccer
The Knights looked to cement their hold on second place in the Southeast Conference when they took on Kenosha Indian Trail this past Tuesday.
Oak Creek, which tied Racine Horlick 1-1 in a league game on Sept. 25, went to 4-1-1 in league play and 9-4-2 overall.
In the tie with Horlick, the Knights scored first on a goal by Matt Hargreaves (assist to Brad Ploch), but just a short time later, the Rebels managed to tie the score. Luke Maurer had four saves for Oak Creek.
Oak Creek girls cross country
Shannon Dugan took sixth individually to lead the Knights to a fifth-place team showing in the nine-school Cudahy Purgolder Invitational Saturday at Sheridan Park on the Lake Michigan Bluff.
Dugan was clocked in 15:56 on the 4,000-meter course as the Knights scored 107 points.
Supporting Dugan for the Knights were Grace Goldensoph in 18th (16:38), Hollie Poehler in 24th (16:51), Serena Hukarevic in 26th (16:52) and Emma Sims in 33rd (17:02).
Also running were Mikayla Fox in 35th (17:04) and Katya Wick in 43rd (17:34).
Whitnall girls swimming
The Falcons lost a Woodland Conference dual meet to Shorewood, 123-60, on Sept. 26 despite Rachel Stave's victory in diving with 237.05 points.
Whitnall had earlier finished second to the Greyhounds in the Woodland Relays.
Oak Creek boys cross country
The Knights' Austin Zajkowski remained a consistent force, taking sixth to lead the team to a sixth-place showing out of 10 teams at Saturday's Cudahy Purgolder Invitational.
Zajkowski covered the quick 5,000-meter course in 16:16 for his spot as the Knights scored 165 points.
Other scoring runners for the Knights included Jake Schmidt in 24th (17:23), Evan Siira in 36th (17:53), Sean LaBodda in 48th (18:32) and Collin Doome in 51st (18:41).
Noah Gill was 53rd (18:44) and Camron Varland 55th (19:03).
Oak Creek girls volleyball
The Knights dropped a tough 25-14, 25-16, 18-25, 25-17 Southeast Conference match to Kenosha Bradford last week.
Leading the way for the Knights were Quincey Anderson and Katie Finn with seven kills apiece. Anderson also had four aces as did Emily Ross, while Alayna Quinn had 29 assists and 14 digs.
Franklin boys soccer
The Sabers lost two tough decisions last week, falling to West Allis Hale in a non-conference game, 3-2, and dropping a Southeast Conference tilt to Racine Park, 4-2.
The Sabers (6-10-1) closed out the regular season on Tuesday against Racine Case.
Franklin boys volleyball
The Sabers dropped a tough Southeast Conference dual to Racine Case last week by a 19-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-17, 15-4 count. They also took part in the Waukesha West Invite on Saturday.
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