Whitnall girls basketball
The Falcons continued their hot start to the 2011-12 season with three more victories last week.
They downed St. Francis, 57-28, on Friday; Milwaukee Pulaski, 55-35, on Dec. 14 and Shorewood, 61-43, on Dec. 13 to move to 3-1 in the Woodland Conference and 6-2 overall.
"We have played at a nice, consistent level," coach Keith Larson said. "We haven't had the highs and lows. We've also had balanced scoring."
The Falcons were led by Ashley Markowiak, who tallied 15 points against St. Francis, 17 in the Pulaski contest and 16 against Shorewood.
"She has really blossomed this year," Larson said. "She also had seven rebounds in one game and three assists in a game, so it's more than just scoring."
Ann Marie Bay tallied nine points against the Mariners, while Rachael Shulta had 12 points and Elena Busalacchi 11 points against Pulaski. Busalacchi also collected 18 points and 10 rebounds in the Shorewood game, while Shulta and Bay each added seven.
Larson also praised point guard Lizzy Menden for her defense, particularly against St. Francis.
Greenfield girls basketball
Tabby Kosmoski led a balanced attack with nine points as the Hustlin' Hawks earned their first victory of the season, a 56-33 decision over Milwaukee Pulaski on Friday.
Amber Polachek added eight points and Jill Dworschack seven for the Hawks, who built a 30-12 halftime lead.
Greenfield had dropped a 56-30 game to South Milwaukee on Dec. 13. Polachek and Cory Klafka led the Hawks with nine and six points, respectively.
Before Tuesday's game against Shorewood, the Hawks were 0-4 in the Woodland Conference and 1-5 overall.
Whitnall boys basketball
The Falcons remained unbeaten last week, dropping St. Francis, 57-28, on Friday and Shorewood, 57-50, on Dec. 13.
Michael Bonin led Whitnall against the Mariners with 13 points, while Luke Mentkowski added 10 points and Bryan Nagy and Stephen Pelkofer nine apiece.
Pelkofer tallied 18 points against Shorewood, with Sam Mentkowski putting in 14 and Luke Mentkowski 10.
The Falcons, who traveled to New Berlin West on Tuesday, improved to 4-0 in Woodland Conference play and 8-0 overall.
GD/GF boys swimming
The Panther-Hawks tallied 343 points for second place in the 11-team Elkhorn Invitational on Saturday.
Individual winners were Rick Perez in the 200 freestyle (2 minutes, 3.45 seconds) and 100 backstroke (1:02.5), Ross Rybakowicz in the 200 individual medley (2:18.02) and 100 breaststroke (1:10.04) and Shaun Lucchesi in the 100 freestyle (57.15 seconds).
Relay winners were Perez, Rybakowicz, Andrew Staszak and Shaun Fleischhacker in the 200 medley (1:57.21) and Rybakowicz, Lucchesi, Adam Fleischhacker and Perez in the 200 freestyle (1:42.81).
Staszak took second in the 500 freestyle and third in the 200 freestyle, while fourths were captured by Lucchesi in the 200 freestyle, Shaun Fleischhacker in the 100 backstroke and Adam Fleischhacker in the 50 freestyle. Adam Fleischhacker was also fifth in the 100 freestyle.
The Panther-Hawks also routed Brown Deer/University School, 116-20, in a dual on Dec. 14.
"We were almost swimming too fast for this time of the year," coach Dale Schrank said. "If we stay healthy, and continue to train as hard as we have been, we should be very strong within the conference and also well-represented at this year's state meet."
The Huskies extended their dual record to 10-3 with four victories last week.
They won four of five at the Waukesha West dual meet on Saturday, beating Sheboygan North, 66-9; Waukesha West, 47-25; Grafton, 71-6; and Whitefish Bay, 47-25. They dropped a 39-33 decision to Waukesha South.
Micho Gruichich, Jack Allen and Dallas Wanta all went 5-0 on the day.
The Huskies rolled past Marquette, 71-4, in a Greater Metro Conference dual on Dec. 15 behind victories from Andy Moyle at 138 (forfeit), Gruichich at 145 (17-9), Logan Mocco at 152 (forfeit), Taylor Tomczak at 160 (pin in 2 minutes, 21 seconds), Andrew Buelow at 170 (8-5), Allen at 182 (pin in 3:08), Jeremy Shimetz at 195 (pin in 4:28), Wanta at 220 (forfeit), Ryan Vankerkvoorde at heavyweight (pin in 1:50), Jon Baltz at 106 (forfeit), Trevor Kruzick at 113 (12-2), Luke Ellis at 120 (pin in 1:30) and Jeffery Schubert at 126 (pin in 4:50).
"I feel that we have good leadership from our upperclassmen as well as from a few of our younger guys," coach Randy Ferrell said.
Greenfield boys basketball
Playing without their top scorer, the Hustlin' Hawks nearly beat South Milwaukee on Dec. 13 before falling, 55-54.
Ricky Santiago was recovering from a knee injury but then was suspended for four games. He will not return until Jan. 7 against Waterford.
Nick Jablonski collected a career-high 23 points with four 3-pointers against the Rockets, while Sonnie Wilbert had nine points and Josh Czerwinski eight points. The Hawks were 9 of 18 from 3-point range.
Greenfield then took on Cedarburg on Saturday and trailed by just one at the half. The Hawks faltered after that and lost, 56-34, despite 13 points from Travis Reszczynski and nine by Kyle Schahczinski on a trio of 3-pointers.
"We now have virtually no varsity experience left," said coach Jack Miller, whose team fell to 0-4 in the Woodland Conference and 0-6 overall entering the week.
Hale boys basketball
Travis Balcerzak tallied 16 points and Steve Kopet 10, but the Huskies still lost to Brookfield East, 51-44, on Friday night.
The game was tied at 29-29 after three periods, but Hale could not stay with the Spartans after that.
The Huskies slipped to 0-4 in the Greater Metro Conference and 1-4 overall. They host a tournament from Dec. 29 to 30 with Wilmot, Brookfield Academy and Milwaukee North.
West Allis boys swimming
The Wave finished sixth at the Watertown Invitational on Saturday.
Coach Tim Locke praised Grant Brown's effort in the 500 freestyle and Dale Medved's swim in the 200 freestyle.
"The guys really worked hard this week, and this is showing by the big time drops we are experiencing at each meet," Locke said.
The Hustlin' Hawks lost a 67-10 Woodland Conference dual to New Berlin on Dec. 14.
Alec Adams won a major decision at 126 pounds and Dominic Kroll took a forfeit at 138 for Greenfield, which forfeited six weight classes.
-- Compiled by John Rech
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