Hale boys basketball
The Huskies lost to unbeaten Sussex Hamilton, 58-28, on Friday, but the story of the night was what happened in the stands.
Hale junior Corey Stingley and Hamilton senior Aaron Zagorski had both died last week, and the student sections both dressed in the opponent's team colors as a tribute and a show of solidarity.
Stingley had been close with several members of the Hale boys squad, and some of them attended his funeral on Saturday.
The Huskies stayed within range at 22-16 at the half but the Chargers took command in the second half.
Derrick Waller scored 13 points for Hale, which slipped to 1-4 in the Greater Metro Conference and 6-5 overall. The Huskies visit Menomonee Falls at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11.
Greendale/Greenfield boys swimming
Rick Perez won both the 100 backstroke in 52.73 seconds and the 200 individual medley at 1 minute, 57.83 seconds to lead the Panther-Hawks to fourth place at the Marquette Invitational on Saturday.
Ross Rybakowicz snared second in the 100 breast stroke with 1:02.57 and swam with Perez, Andrew Staszak and Adam Fleischhacker for third in the 200 medley relay at 1:39.86, which was only 0.6 of a second behind first-place Madison West's 1:39.3.
Earning fifth were Rybakowicz in the individual medley (1:59.63); the 200 freestyle relay team of Rybakowicz, Shaun Lucchesi, Staszak and Fleischhacker (1:32.46); and the 400 freestyle group of Perez, Lucchesi, Staszak and Fleischhacker (3:22.49)
The Panther-Hawks tallied 202 points for fourth place in the 20-team event, which was won by Madison West at 316 points.
Greendale/Greenfield takes part in the Kenosha Bradford Invitational at 2 p.m. Jan. 12.
Whitnall boys swimming
The Falcons tallied 239 points for fourth place in the South Milwaukee Invitational on Saturday.
Finishing third were Nick Bell in the diving with 335.85 points, Jake Hodel in the 100 breast stroke at 1 minute, 5.23 seconds and Ben Hinson, Hodel, Jack Larson and David Monteilh in both the 200 medley relay at 1:48.59 and the 400 freestyle relay in 3:36.95.
Taking fourth were Hinson in the 50 freestyle (23.88 seconds) and Monteilh in the 100 freestyle (52.96). Larson was fifth in the 200 IM (2:14.46) and 100 butterfly (59.0).
Tom Friedbacher and Anthony Rychlowski claimed third places in the Bauer Brawl at West Allis Hale on Saturday.
Friedbacher (10-4 going into this week) tipped Maurice Beck of Hale, 3-2, for his third place at 145 pounds and Rychlowski (3-1) pinned Lorry Venturi of Wauwatosa in 1 minute, 28 seconds to take third at heavyweight.
Finishing fourth were Tyler Dorfner at 152 pounds and Turner Panich at 160. Earning fifth were Tony Kurczewski at 170, Chad Karges at 182 and Matt Braatz at 195, while taking sixth were Dylan Kumbera (126) and Victor Castro (132).
The Hawks tallied 123 points for fourth place in the 13-team field, which was led by Wauwatosa (176½).
"It was nice to see all of the wrestlers back after the illness and injury we had over the break," head coach Chris Otto said.
Greenfield boys basketball
The Hawks opened 2013 on a strong note with a 65-43 victory over Cudahy on Friday night.
Ricky Santiago tallied 17 points, Travis Reszczynski 12 points and Keagan Blanks 10 points. Sonnie Wilbert added nine points and nine rebounds and Kyle Schahczinski four assists.
The Hawks improved to 5-5 in the Woodland Conference and 5-7 overall after losing four of five heading into the holiday break.
Greenfield hosts Woodland East leader Brown Deer (8-1) at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11.
Central boys basketball
The Bulldogs lost to resurgent Menomonee Falls, 67-49, in a Greater Metro Conference game on Friday.
Jequan Carson scored 12 points, Brandon Key 11 points and Demetrius James 10 for the Bulldogs, which fell to 1-4 in the GMC and 5-5 overall.
Central travels to Brookfield East at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, then hosts Milwaukee Washington at 7 p.m. Jan. 15.
The Bulldogs cruised to a 53-13 Greater Metro Conference dual victory over Brookfield Central on Jan. 3.
Dylan Diebitz won to remain unbeaten, while at 132 pounds, Alan Silva gave his Brookfield foe only his third defeat.
West Allis welcomes Marquette at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, then competes in the South Milwaukee Invitational at 9 a.m. Jan. 12.
Whitnall girls basketball
A poor second quarter led to a 54-37 defeat for the Falcons at the hands of South Milwaukee on Friday night.
Whitnall was outscored 15-5 in the period to fall behind 31-16, and could not make up much ground after that.
Candace Pollock totaled 11 points, Ashley Markowiak 10 and Rachael Shulta eight for the Falcons, which fell to 5-3 in the Woodland Conference East Division and 8-4 overall.
They meet New Berlin Eisenhower at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at home.
Greenfield girls basketball
Mallory Kleczka tallied a game-high 18 points and Katarina Djurica added 13 points, but the Hustlin' Hawks still lost to Cudahy, 49-40, on Friday night.
Greenfield stayed within range at 19-15 at the half and 35-28 after three quarters but could not catch the Packers.
The Hawks slipped to 0-9 in Woodland Conference play and 1-9 overall. They visit Brown Deer at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11.
Central girls basketball
The Bulldogs fell, 51-19, to Menomonee Falls on Friday night in a Greater Metro Conference game.
Head coach Dena Smith said Bria Brown, Mary Martens and Wendy Watkinson all rebounded well, while Tyana Turkvan and Maddie Matzelle-Zywicki played well defensively.
The Bulldogs also lost to Wisconsin Lutheran, 48-23, on Saturday despite nine points from Rachel Sura and eight by Ashley Alvarado.
Central, 0-5 in the GMC and 1-9 overall, welcomes Brookfield East at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11.
Hale girls basketball
The Huskies dropped a 56-17 decision to Sussex Hamilton on Friday night.
Delaney Mielke and Rachel Seefeldt both tallied three points to lead Hale, which fell to 2-3 in the Greater Metro Conference and 3-6 overall. The Huskies host Menomonee Falls at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11.
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