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Sports Wrapups: April 26

April 24, 2012

Franklin and Oak Creek boys golf

The Sabers' Sean Sanguansap tied for medalist honors in Monday's Southeast Conference mini-meet at Tuckaway Country Club to lead Franklin to a fifth-place showing.

Sanguansap carded a nine-hole score of 37 to tie with a Kenosha Bradford golfer as the Sabers turned in a score of 170. Oak Creek finished sixth with a 177 mark as Bradford won with a 163 total.

There was another Southeast mini-meet on Wednesday at Maplecrest and then the Sabers and Knights will be at Franklin's Invitational at 9 a.m. Friday at Oakwood. Another Southeast mini-meet will be held on Monday at Racine Country Club.

Franklin girls soccer

The Sabers got their season fully rolling last week with a pair of early victories, as they got a goal from quad captain Sam Devcich in the second overtime to beat Kenosha St. Joseph's, 2-1, on April 16 and then they defeated Kenosha Bradford, 1-0, in a Southeast Conference game on April 17.

Franklin (2-1-1) will be at Oconomowoc on Thursday for a non-conference game and then will take part in the East Troy Invitational on Saturday.

In the win over Bradford, quad Captain Kristin Witkowski got the only goal as Jessie Bykowski had eight saves. Against St. Joe's, Rachel Stein had the first score as Bykowski made seven saves.

Franklin girls track

The Sabers got a victory from the 800 relay team and survived temperatures in the high 30s to take second in the Janesville Park Invitational last Friday.

Franklin scored 107 points in the eight-school meet that was won by Verona with 173.

"In the six or seven years that we have attended this meet, the second-place performance has been our strongest showing," said Franklin coach Jack Hervert. "Regardless of the weather conditions, our kids arrived at this meet to compete, and it is fun as a track staff to see how motivated our kids are."

The winning 800 relay team included Katelyn Thomas, Montana Mack, Olivia Lampone and Melissa Pelkey (1:53.16).

Other top finishes by event for Franklin included the following: 3,200 relay - Allie Fons, Katie Carlino, Monica Sweet, Hannah Timm, third (10:24.66). 100 high hurdles - Melissa Kirchoff, second (16.6); Amanda Diedrich, third (17.66); Zoe Kupfer, fifth (18.52). 1,600 - Katelyn Salzburger, sixth (5:45.86). 400 - Morgan McCuen, fourth (1:05.89). 300 low hurdles - Thomas, second (49.7); and Kirchoff, third (50.23). 1,600 relay - McCuen, Monica Sweet, Atalee Paremski, and Katie Babula, second (4:23.35). Triple jump - Thomas, second (34-11); Babula, sixth (30-9). Long jump - Kirchoff, third (14-8 ½); Mack, fifth (14-5). Pole vault - Lampone, second (9-0).

Greendale boys golf

The Panthers came out on top in the season's first Woodland Conference mini-meet at Whitnall Golf Course.

Greendale shot a 172 to beat New Berlin Eisenhower's 176 and Whitnall's 177. Junior Matt Tomczyk led the way with a 41, which was second individually. He was followed by sophomore Alexander Rendon at 43, seniors Brady Hennessy and Joey Robb at 44 and junior Danny Jensen at 49.

"We played just a tad better than (the rest of) a tight field," head coach Lance Wenger said. "I expect this to be the case night in and night out in the Woodland Conference West."

The Panthers played in the Palmetto High School championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C, over spring break. Greendale was in the second flight of teams and finished third with a 350, three strokes behind North Myrtle Beach High.

Tomczyk fired an 83 to tie for third, while Rendon carded 87, Jensen 88 and Hennessy and Robb each 92.

"We played some nice rounds on a difficult course (Legends Resort Parkland Course)," Wenger said.

Whitnall softball

Renee Caron collected two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs to help the Falcons to a 10-7 victory over South Milwaukee on April 18.

Amber Rueth also had two hits and two runs batted in, while Maria James added two hits and drove in one run and Carolyn Dudek brought home two more. Dudek also picked up the victory on the mound, allowing nine hits and striking out six.

The Falcons tallied five runs in the first inning as James tripled home Lizzy Menden and Caron doubled in two more. They added three in the third, keyed by a two-run triple from Dudek.

Whitnall, which moved to 4-1 on the season, lost to unbeaten New Berlin Eisenhower, 7-2, April 17. James, Menden, Kim Robinson and Rueth each had hits. Amanda Rosenwald and Rueth drove in runs.

Whitnall girls track

Danika Johnson came in third in the 1,600-meter run with 5 minutes, 26.2 seconds and Meredith Heller claimed the same spot in the 300 hurdles with 48.67 seconds at Saturday's Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational.

Heller also placed fifth in the 100 hurdles (17.39) and seventh in the long jump (15-9¾). She ran with Jenny Lawton, Nancy Czerwinski and Johnson for seventh in the 4 x 400 relay (4:28.91) for the Falcons, who were 12th in the meet with 21 points.

Whitnall boys golf

The Falcons finished third with 177 strokes in the season's first Woodland Conference mini-meet at Whitnall Golf Course.

Sam Watson shot a 43, while Mitch Holbeck carded 44, Clayton Anderson and Thayne Krause each 45 and Nick Cimler 60.

Oak Creek girls track

The Knights got firsts from Shannon Dugan in the 3,200, Amanda Thiel in the shot put and Jenny Howski in the long jump in taking fourth in Friday's Janesville Parker Invite.

Oak Creek, which will be at the East Troy Invitational on Friday, along with the boys before hosting the Southeast Conference Relays on Tuesday, scored 95.5 points for its spot in the eight-school event.

Dugan won the 3,200 by 13 seconds with a 12:05.35 clocking while Thiel claimed the shot put with a toss of 38-2 ¼. Howski joined with teammate Angela Fleischman to go one-two in the long jump. Howski reached 15-2 ½ while Fleischman leapt 15-0.

Other top finishes by event for the Knights included the following: 100 - Jaelen Wylie, second (13.45). 800 relay - third (1:54.92). 400 relay - second (53.03). 1,600 relay - fifth (4:37.3). Triple jump - Sarah Finn, fifth (30-9). Discus - Stephanie Kostowicz, fourth (95-9); Thiel, fifth (94-8). Shot put - Kostowicz, fourth (33-6 ¾). High jump - Sam Fischbach, second (4-10); Alyssa Parker, fifth (4-10).

Whitnall boys tennis

Shane Murphy won a three-set marathon for the deciding point as the Falcons beat St. Francis, 4-3, April 17.

Other winners were Matt Pook at fourth singles, Joe Price and John Gruszka at second doubles and Josh Damro and Michael Langenohl at third doubles.

Whitnall boys track

Alex Richardson claimed third place in the 3,200-meter run at 9 minutes, 55.07 seconds in Saturday's Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational.

Greg Stribling was fifth in the 400 dash (52.09 seconds) for the Falcons, who were 13th with 12 1/3 points.

Greendale softball

The Panthers were stopped by South Milwaukee pitcher Abby Mahsem and by the weather last week.

Mahsem pitched a perfect game in a 10-0 Rocket victory on April 17. Greendale starter Heather Justus allowed 10 hits for the Panthers, who moved to 2-2.

Greendale was to play Greenfield on April 19, but that game was postponed by rain. The Panthers visit Pewaukee at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, then play in a tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday at Cudahy.

Oak Creek girls soccer

The Knights had a rugged two days, going 1-2 at the Lake Geneva Badger Tournament last weekend.

Oak Creek, which took on rival Franklin on Tuesday, fell to 5-5 overall as it lost to Waukesha South, 6-0, and Fond du Lac, 4-2, before beating Badger, 4-1.

In the win, Brianna Reid, Megan Roche, Bianca Alarcon and Mariah Ferri all had goals for the Knights.

The Knights will take part in the Laura Moynihan Invitational Friday and Saturday at Uihlein Soccer Park.

Oak Creek softball

With games getting postponed due to rain, the Knights have a hectic four-game schedule this week, including Southeast Conference games against Kenosha Tremper on Tuesday, Racine Case on Wednesday and at Racine Horlick at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. They will also host Greenfield in a non-conference game at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Oak Creek started the week 2-5 overall.

- Compiled by Steven L. Tietz and John Rech

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