FRANKLIN BOYS GOLF
The Sabers won two Southeast Conference mini-meets to put themselves in position to win the outright league title.
They had one more league mini-meet on Monday and then the league 18-hole finale on Thursday at Meadowbrook in Racine. Oak Creek will also take part in the event.
"Hopefully we can play well and let the chips fall where they may," said coach Brandon Johnsen.
The Sabers turned in a season low nine-hole score of 154 at the league mini May 8 at Johnson Park, to win the event as Sean Sanguansap and Matt Schauer each shot 37s, while Alex Simonson carded a 38 and Sam Janicek 42.
The team score is the lowest since the school record of 150 that was set in 2006.
"We seemed to have our stuff together that day," Johnsen said.
It was a bit different at the mini on May 10 at Ives' Grove in Racine as the Sabers had to settle for a fourth-place score of 168.
"This may be a good sign in terms of an attention getter," Johnsen said.
At the 18-hole Kaz Invitational at New Berlin Hills, the Sabers turned in a score of 343, good for 11th of 24, as Simonson shot an 81 and Sanguansap an 82.
GREENDALE BOYS GOLF
The Panthers continued to hold first place in the Woodland Conference by winning the first part of a league mega-mini meet on May 9 at The Broadlands.
Greendale shot a team total of 153 to lead Pewaukee by eight shots heading into the final 18 holes of the tournament, which were played on Wednesday at Washington County Golf Course.
Alexander Rendon fired a 36 to lead the Panthers, while Matt Tomczyk shot 37, Nate Thomson and Dan Jensen 40's and Austin Tans 43.
Greendale also won the final mini-meet of the season with 156 shots on May 7 at Dretzka Park. The Panthers won all but one of the six minis to score 29 points, 10 ahead of Pewaukee.
Tomczyk took medalist honors with a 37, just one over par. Thomson and Rendon shared third with 39, Jensen shot 41 and Tans 45.
GREENDALE BOYS TENNIS
The Panthers fell to Shorewood 4-3 on Monday afternoon in the Woodland Conference first-place crossover match.
At second singles, Sean Kelley of Shorewood lost the first set 6-1 but rallied to win 7-5, 6-4 in what proved to be the deciding match.
Greendale hosts the Woodland Conference Tournament starting Thursday at various sites around the village and Greenfield.
OAK CREEK BOYS TENNIS
Behind the championship won by senior Nathaniel Yost at first singles, the Knights finished a solid third in the Milwaukee Pius Invitational last Saturday.
Yost defeated a New Berlin Eisenhower player, 6-1, 6-2, for his crown. Also making the finals for the Knights was the second doubles team of seniors Luke Maurer and Saman Tabatabai, who fell to a Pius pair 6-1, 6-2 in the finals.
Oak Creek scored 14 points for its spot in the eight-school event as Pius won with 35 points.
The Knights take part in the Southeast Conference Tournament on Thursday and Saturday at Racine Horlick. They will be engaged in WIAA sub-sectional play on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Greenfield.
The Panthers posted a clean sweep of four Woodland Conference contests last week.
They downed Shorewood 10-5 on May 9 in the third annual Strike Out Cancer game as Heather Justus belted the home team's first home run over the fence in centerfield.
Justus went 2-for-3 with four runs batted in and Melissa Wiorek 2-for-2.
Greendale tipped Pewaukee 3-1 on May 8 as Natalie Burton tossed a no-hitter through five innings and Bailey Jederewski tripled and drove in a run.
The Panthers routed the Pirates 19-9 on May 7 behind an 11-run sixth inning.
They also blanked Wauwatosa West 10-0 on May 6 as Lauren Debelak singled in the game-ending run in the sixth.
Justus allowed three hits and struck out eight, while Ellen Davis, Wiorek and Justus each had two hits.
Greendale played in a tournament on Saturday at West Allis Hale, losing 2-0 to Mukwonago and 8-0 to Hartland Arrowhead.
The Panthers came into this week at 7-5 in the conference and 8-9 overall.
OAK CREEK BOYS TRACK
The Knights closed out their regular season on a fine note, taking fourth in the eight school Hartford Invitational last Friday.
The Knights, who scored 106 points for their spot (Oconomowoc won with 183), hosted the Southeast Conference meet on Tuesday.
Oak Creek got a win from pole vaulter Derek McAllister (13 feet even) and seconds from freshman CalebOgden in the 200-meter dash (22.86 seconds) and Robert Campos in the shot put (42-2).
Other places of note included the following: 110 high hurdles — Brian Weinzirl, fourth (15.99). 800 — Austin Zajkowski, fourth (2:06.82). 300 intermediate hurdles — Weinzirl, third (44.36). 800 relay — third (1:34.54). Triple jump — Macen Leonardi, third (39-9). Discus — Campos, third (123-8). 3,200 relay — third (8:58.85).
OAK CREEK GIRLS TRACK
The Knights concluded their regular season by taking fifth in the Hartford Invitational last Friday.
Oak Creek scored 102-1/2 points for its spot as Hartford won with 148.
Alyssa Parker took first in the high jump at five feet even to lead the way while other good efforts include the following:
100 dash — Jasmine Jones, second (12.94). 3,200 — Grace Goldensoph, third (13:30.27). 400 relay — second (52.62). 800 relay — second (1:56.22). Long jump — Parker, second (16-1/2); Jenny Howski, third (15-10 1/4). Triple jump — Sarah Finn, third (31-9 3/4); Jordan Wolf, fourth (31-7 1/2). Shot put — Stephanie Kostowicz, third (35-8 3/4). Discus — Kostowicz, fourth (113-8).
WHITNALL BOYS TENNIS
The Falcons tipped Pius XI, 4-3, on Friday in the second-place Woodland Conference crossover dual.
Winning at singles were Andrew Dundas at one, Shane Murphy at two, Noah Stemper at three and Matt Pook at four.
Whitnall also blanked South Milwaukee 7-0 on May 8 in another Woodland dual.
Dundas, Murphy, Stemper and Pook all won again at singles, and all three doubles teams prevailed: Nate Schaefer and Chris Kelnhofer at one, Joe Price and Jess Higgins at two and Mike Langenohl and Josh Damro at three.
The Falcons then traveled to Hartford on Saturday for an invitational, scoring 26 points for second place. West Bend East won the tournament with 30 points.
Stemper and Pook both claimed gold medals, while Murphy and the doubles team of Damro and Langenohl both came in second.
Dundas captured third place at first singles for the Falcons, who compete in the Woodland Conference Tournament starting Thursday.
FRANKLIN BOYS TENNIS
The Sabers look to defend their Southeast Conference Tournament title on Thursday and Saturday at Racine Horlick.
They prepared for it with what coach Gail Champion called "the best match of the year" with a 4-3 win over Kenosha Tremper on May 7, as Jack Gumina, Eric Vonderwell and Alex Henry all won singles matches and the doubles team of Matt Brandes and Ryan Larson came up with a huge 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 victory to clinch the team victory.
They were down three match points in the third set but rallied for the win.
"The boys really played tough tennis and kept their composure," Champion said.
In a dual rain-delayed twice, the Sabers were up 6-0 on Racine Case going into this past Monday with the second singles match that needed completion.
Franklin and other teams showed adaptability last Saturday as the Manitowoc Invitational was rained out. But some of those same teams drove down to the Milwaukee area to get some matches in anyway. The Sabers lost to state power Nicolet, 7-0, but did beat Manitowoc Roncalli, 5-2, under that format.
Jack Gumina won a third set tiebreaker to win his match against Roncalli, while Vonderwell and Chili Trejo also won singles matches as did the doubles teams of Eric Bauer and Austin Bohn and Dan Bartels and Mike Trepanier.
"It was a crazy day with the rapid weather changes," Champion said. She said she was pleased with the effort against Nicolet.
The WIAA subsectional tournament will be held on Monday at Greenfield.
GREENDALE GIRLS SOCCER
Briana Pawlowski, Nichole Anders and Taylor Fendos all tallied as the Panthers blanked South Milwaukee 3-0 on May 9.
Adrianna Bratel earned her fourth shutout of the season in goal, making four saves.
"The team played well in the rainy and cold conditions," head coach George Knezic said. "We possessed the ball and created a lot of chances."
Greendale lost 1-0 to New Berlin West on May 7, surrendering a goal midway through the first half.
"We had some good moments but could not score," Knezic said. "With minimal subs and warmer weather, it was difficult to come back."
WHITNALL GIRLS SOCCER
Tina Gaggioli, Sam Makowski and Ashley Markowiak all scored in the second half as the Falcons blanked Cudahy, 3-0, on May 7 in Woodland Conference action.
Goalkeeper Rachael Shulta did not have to make a save in the contest.
Whitnall then lost a 5-1 decision to New Berlin Eisenhower on May 7. Markowiak tallied in the second half for her fifth goal of the season.
The Falcons were blanked by Wauwatosa East 5-0 on Friday evening, as the Red Raiders tallied three goals in the final five minutes of the first half.
Whitnall came into this week at 4-4 in the Woodland Conference and 4-10 overall.
OAK CREEK GIRLS SOCCER
The Knights split two matches last week, dropping a 5-0 non-conference decision to Wauwatosa East after beating Racine Park, 10-0, in a Southeast Conference game.
The Knights, who entered the week at 4-5, got three goals from Brianna Reid in the win over Racine Park. Among those also scoring were Bianca Alacron, Nicole Drzadinski and Mariah Ferri.
WHITNALL BOYS GOLF
The Falcons took third place with 165 strokes in the first section of the Woodland Conference mega-mini meet May 9 at The Broadlands.
The teams played the final 18 holes of the competition on Wednesday at Washington County Golf Course.
Clayton Anderson and Mitch Molbeck both fired 39 to lead the Falcons, while John Caron shot 43, Phil Schram 44 and Josh Serio 47.
Whitnall came in fourth with 182 strokes in the final Woodland mini-meet of the season on May 7 at Dretzka Park.
Serio posted a 40, Molbeck 41, Anderson 47, Schram 54 and Brett Abramczyk 56.
The Falcons later shot a 383 to tie for 18th place in the Kaz Invitational on Saturday at New Berlin Hills.
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