Oak Creek girls track
Behind titles from Alyssa Parker in the high jump (5-2) and Amanda Thiel in the shot put (37- ½) the Knights took third with 99 points in the rain-shortened Southeast Conference meet that they hosted on May 15.
Other places of note for the Knights included 3,200 relay, third (10:24.43); 1,600, Sahnnon Dugan, sixth (5:40.25); 400 relay, second (51.13); 300 low hurdles, Kate Wiedel, sixth (52.26); 800, Taylor Clementz, sixth (2:32.05); 3,200, Dugan, fourth (12:10.1); 1,600 relay, sixth (4:28.97); high jump, Sam Fischbach, fifth (4-8); pole vault, Angela Fleischman, fifth (8-0); long jump, Parker, fourth (16-1); triple jump, Jenny Howski, fifth (32-6 ¼); discus, Stephanie Kostowicz, second (103-9) and Thiel, fourth (97-7); and shot put, Kostowicz, fourth (33-5 ½).
The Falcons put their offense in high gear last week as they swept four Woodland Conference foes.
They downed Pewaukee, 11-8, on Friday, scoring seven runs in the third inning. Liz Thon and Carolyn Dudek each drove in three runs, while Maria James brought in two. Kim Robinson and Carly Wagner each had two hits.
On May 17, Whitnall dropped South Milwaukee, 14-4. Amber Rueth had two hits, including a triple, and drove in four runs, while Dudek, Robinson and Amanda Rosenwald each had two RBIs. Dudek allowed five hits and struck out seven for the Falcons, who took a 7-0 lead after one inning.
The Falcons beat Greendale, 6-4, on May 16 behind three doubles from Sydney Opdahl, two RBIs from Robinson and a pair of triples and an RBI by Ann Bay. Dudek fanned 10 to get the victory.
Whitnall started with a 19-3 romp over St. Thomas More on May 14. Wagner had four hits and five RBIs, Bay three hits and four RBIs and Robinson and Thon each three RBIs. Renee Caron added three hits and an RBI.
The Falcons improved to 12-3 in the Woodland Conference and 13-6 overall.
Franklin boys track
Takuto Kobayashi swept both the 110 high hurdles and the 300 intermediate hurdles in leading the Sabers to a fifth-place finish with 82½ points in the Southeast Conference meet on May 15.
Kobayashi was clocked in 15.74 seconds in claiming the high hurdles and then won the 300 in 39.6.
Other finishes of note for the Sabers included 200, Blong Vang, sixth (24.19); 1,600, Nikolai Grabowski, third (4:30.58); 800 relay, third (1:38.44); 800, Grabowski, third (2:00.89); 3,200, Evan Watters, fifth (10:18.83); pole vault, Colton Bunn, third (10-6) and Andy Schauer, fifth (9-0); long jump, Schauer, sixth (18-5); triple jump, Ernie Zazueta, sixth (40-1); discus, Logan Myers, third (129-8); and shot put, Myers, fourth (46-9).
Greendale girls track
Abby Jankowski won both the discus with 112 feet, 11 inches and the shot put at 34-7 at the Woodland Conference Outdoor Meet on May 15.
Chelsey Heiden took second in the 3,200 run (11 minutes, 40.17 seconds) and Alyssa Docter came in third in the pole vault (9-6) and fourth in the high jump (4-8). Emily Perszyk placed fourth in the triple jump (31-7½).
Heiden was fifth in the 1,600 run (5:34.03) and Nikki Price fifth in the 100 dash (13.55) and sixth in the 200 dash (27.64).
The 400 relay of Price, Lea Lassaued, Paige Delfish and Keaunna McCormick was fifth (54.28) and the 1,600 unit of Lassaued, Hope Steffes, Abbie Scheidt and Perszyk came in sixth (4:20.95).
Greendale tallied 62½ points for sixth place.
Greendale boys golf
The Panthers wound up second in the 27-hole Woodland Conference Tournament, which ended on May 16.
Greendale posted 508 strokes to tie St. Thomas More for second and won the tiebreaker. Pewaukee claimed the overall crown with 487 shots.
In the 18-hole finale on May 16 at Washington County Golf Course, Matt Tomczyk shot 80, Alex Rendon 82, Brady Hennessy 83, Danny Jensen 91 and Kennedy Ringelberg 96.
"Alex started with a quad (quadruple bogey) on the first hole and showed some mental toughness, finishing 44-38," head coach Lance Wenger said. "Matt has just been so steady this year and Brady put together two birdies on the back to get his 44-39."
Hennessy was fifth overall, Rendon seventh and Tomczyk ninth individually in the tournament. For the season, Tomczyk was second overall, Rendon fourth and Hennessy eighth. Tomczyk and Rendon earned first-team all-Woodland honors and Hennessy second team.
Whitnall girls soccer
Ashley Markowiak scored at 45 minutes with an assist from Gabbie Weis to give the Falcons a 1-0 triumph over St. Thomas More on Saturday.
Markowiak improved her season total to 15 goals and five assists.
"Ashley is a dangerous, premier player," said head coach Robert Antholine.
The Falcons also blanked Brown Deer, 4-0, on May 17 behind two goals from Tina Gaggioli, one from Katie Schauer and a goal and two assists by Markowiak.
Whitnall played to a 1-1 tie with Greenfield on May 14 as Megan Regeth scored the lone goal.
A run in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Panthers an 8-7 victory over Wauwatosa West on May 17.
With Greendale having runners on second and third and one out, Alison Bekolay then hit a bloop single over second base to score Nikki Gross from third.
Natalie Burton and Gross each had two hits and Burton allowed five hits and struck out 12.
Greendale also downed St. Francis, 12-0, on May 14 as Gross had four hits, April Dix three hits and Bailey Jederewski two hits. All drove in two runs, while Burton gave up three hits.
The Panthers lost to Whitnall, 6-4, on May 16 despite two hits from Burton, who was hitting .379 going into this week.
Head coach Sarah Dominguez praised catcher Melissa Wiorek for her defense and Dix and Sam Sardina for their leadership.
Oak Creek boys tennis
The Knights used balance to claim fourth with 41¼ points in the Southeast Conference Tournament last weekend.
Taking thirds for the Knights were second singles player Nathaniel Yost (6-1, 6-1 in his final match) and third singles player Mike Armanious (1-6, 7-5, 7-5 in his final match).
Earning fourths were the second doubles team of Aaron Campbell and Luke Maurer and the third doubles team of Jimmy Eaton and Eric Chilson (tough 7-6, 7-6 loss to Muskego in third place match).
Consolation titles went to Victor Larrea-Buege at first singles and Joey Lara at fourth singles (default over a Bradford opponent).
Greendale boys track
Matt Pulizos captured second in the discus with 146 feet, 1 inch and fourth in the shot put at 49-3¼ in the Woodland Conference Outdoor Meet on May 15.
Sam Bauer took fifth in the 100 dash (11.62 seconds) and J.P. Carvalho sixth in the pole vault (11-6). Finishing seventh were Bauer in the 200 dash (23.34) and Gaelan Seibold in the 100 dash (11.89).
In relays, the Panthers were fourth in the 400 (45.03) and sixth in the 3,200 (9:18.23).
Greendale was 10th overall with 34 points.
Franklin girls softball
The Sabers continued to challenge themselves, going 2-1 in the talent-laden West Bend East Tournament on Saturday.
They defeated West Bend West, 4-1, as Annie Versnik gave up only two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts as Siera Spahiu had three hits, including two doubles and two RBIs.
In the second game, the Sabers' Katie Becker won her second varsity game, beating Kewaskum 5-4.
"We played kind of sloppy and Katie wasn't as sharp as normal and gave up 10 walks and two hits," said Sabers' coach Dylan Keller. Versnik earned the save, striking out all five batters she faced. Rowan Liederbach had two hits and a stolen base while Spahiu hit a two-run double. Franklin took 15 walks as a team.
In the third game, the Sabers lost to Appleton North 3-0.
"We ran into a great pitcher in this game," said Keller. "Maddie Boyd is third in the state in strikeouts for Appleton North (18-5) with 248 strikeouts over 140 innings, and this is in arguably the toughest conference in the state (the Fox Valley Association)."
Versnik struck out seven with only one walk and three hits allowed. Three errors in the bottom of the sixth allowed North to score all of its runs.
Greendale girls soccer
The Panthers ran into strong competition last week and finished 0-3.
They lost to Brookfield Central, 3-0, on Saturday, to New Berlin Eisenhower, 4-2, on May 17 and to Shorewood, 1-0, on May 15.
Scoring against the Woodland Conference champion Lions were Jessie Belair, assisted by Lauren Rutkowski, and Briana Pawlowski. In the Shorewood contest, goalkeeper Maddy Zastrow made five saves.
Oak Creek girls softball
The Knights earned an 8-1 Southeast win over Racine Horlick on May 17 as Kayla Grant had two hits and two RBIs, Lauren Blunt one hit and two RBIs and Mikayla Kenney two hits, including a solo home run.
Olivia Ahlborn had four strikeouts in earning the win.
The Knights then dropped a pair of tough decisions to Brookfield East (6-5) and Westosha Central (11-8) in the Westosha Tournament on Saturday.
The Sabers earned a 5-2 Southeast Conference victory over Racine Park on May 18 as Rachel Stein had three goals and an assist while Sam Devcich had a goal and two assists, Kristin Witkowski a goal and an assist and Megan McCarthy an assist.
Franklin, which lost a 4-0 non-conference decision to Sussex Hamilton on May 17, entered the week at 3-3 in Southeast play and 5-8-5 overall.
Whitnall boys golf
The Falcons posted 530 shots to take sixth place in the 27-hole Woodland Conference Tournament which ended on May 16.
Clayton Anderson posted 129, while Sam Watson was at 132, Thayne Krause 133, John Caron 136 and Mitch Molbeck 141.
Whitnall was third with 181 shots in a mini-meet on May 14.
Whitnall boys tennis
The Falcons came in sixth with 17 points in the Woodland Conference Tournament on May 17.
Shane Murphy took third at second singles, while fifths were earned by Noah Stemper at third singles and the third doubles team of Michael Langenohl and Josh Damro.
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