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SportShorts: Jan. 24

Jan. 22, 2013

HALE WRESTLING

The Huskies are set for a Greater Metro Conference showdown.

They will travel to Menomonee Falls at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for a meet that will determine the GMC dual championship.

Both squads come into the dual with 5-0 marks in the conference. Hale reached that level by routing Sussex Hamilton, 56-13, on Jan. 17.

Recording pins in that dual were Jeff Schubert at 132 pounds, Taylor Tomczak at 160, Andrew Buelow at 182, Dallas Wanta at 220 and Ryan Vankerkvoorde at heavyweight.

The Huskies have tallied at least 56 points in every GMC dual, but against West Allis Central they won 42-23.

The winner in the Falls meet will claim the dual crown and likely establish itself as the favorite for the conference tournament Feb. 1 at Marquette High School.

GREENFIELD WRESTLING

Major strides were taken by the Hustlin' Hawks in the Homestead Invitational on Friday.

Greenfield placed eighth with 237 points in the 18-team field. A year ago in the same event, the Hawks took last place of 12 teams with just 12 points.

"We continue to improve and correct little mistakes," head coach Chris Otto said. "We knew coming into this season that we were going to struggle at the start. The kids have been resilient and are starting to wrestle at a higher level."

At Homestead, Matt Braatz captured fourth place at 195 pounds with a 3-2 mark. He lost an 8-4 decision to Alex Rodriguez of New Berlin in the third-place match.

Taking fifth were Tommy Friedbacher at 145 and Brandon Tolbert at 220 pounds. Claiming sixth were Victor Castro (132) and Alex Morton (heavyweight), and Turner Panich was eighth at 160.

Greenfield will compete in the Sheboygan South Tournament Saturday, then will return home to take on New Berlin at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 in the final Woodland Conference dual of the season.

WEST ALLIS SWIMMING

The Wave tallied 126 points to beat St. Thomas More (97) and Pius XI (70) in a triangular meet on Jan. 16.

Winning events were Sam Michalski in the 50 freestyle at 25.13 seconds, Nate Pavek in the 100 butterfly with 1 minute, 7.13 seconds, the 200 medley relay team of Dale Medved, Mike Manlick, Pavek and Michalski in 2:02.51 and the 200 freestyle unit of Michalski, Dylan Wojtkowski, Pavek and Matt Montalvo with 1:47.92.

Snaring seconds were Wojtkowski in the 50 freestyle (27.21), Sam Lustig in the diving (203.25 points), Joel Rosa in the 100 freestyle (1:04.6), Medved in the 100 backstroke (1:10.03), Manlick in the 100 breaststroke (1:21.99) and the 400 freestyle group of Pavek, Montalvo, Wojtkowski and Michalski (4:08.44).

"We saw some great drops in time," head coach Matt Kopp said. "Even when we are not swimming at 100 percent, we still compete and find a second wind and fifth gear."

CENTRAL BOYS BASKETBALL

The Bulldogs lost close games to two of the perennial area powers last week.

They fell to Wauwatosa East, 63-56, on Friday night and Milwaukee Washington, 68-66, on Jan. 15.

Brandon Key tallied 15 points, Jaquan Martin 10 and Tony Helm and Demetrius James eight points apiece against Tosa East, which built a 38-25 halftime lead.

Against Washington, Martin and James each scored 11 points, Key 10 and Ron Turkvan nine.

The Bulldogs fell to 2-5 in the Greater Metro Conference and 7-7 overall. They host Sussex Hamilton at 7:30 p.m. Friday and visit West Allis Hale at 6 p.m. Jan. 29.

They tipped the Huskies, 68-66, in overtime in the first meeting.

GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL

A sluggish third quarter hurt the Hustlin' Hawks in a 47-42 loss to Oak Creek on Friday.

Greenfield led 26-23 at the half but was outscored 12-4 in the third period to fall behind 35-30, and the Knights held on from there.

Sonnie Wilbert tallied 12 points, Travis Reszcynski 11 and Kyle Schahczinski six points for the Hawks, who fell to 6-9 on the season.

They host Pewaukee at 7:30 p.m. Friday, then visit South Milwaukee at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Falcons' slide continued with a 67-38 loss to Pewaukee on Friday.

Jackie Gruszka tallied 17 points with a trio of 3-point field goals and Rachael Shulta added six points with two 3-pointers.

Whitnall, which has struggled with injuries, has lost four of five to fall to 5-5 in the Woodland Conference East Division and 8-6 overall.

The Falcons visit Greendale at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Brown Deer at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

HALE BOYS BASKETBALL

Brookfield Central exploded to a 37-18 halftime lead, then went on to a 75-35 victory over the Huskies on Friday.

Derrick Waller led Hale with 11 points and Travis Balcerzak added eight points.

The Huskies, who went into this week at 1-6 in the Greater Metro Conference and 7-7 overall, visit Marquette at 7:30 p.m. Friday and welcome West Allis Central at 6 p.m. Jan. 29.

HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Huskies lost to Brookfield Central, 60-26, on Friday.

Sarah Mueller tallied 10 points and Marissa Rechlicz five for Hale, which slipped to 2-5 in the Greater Metro Conference and 3-9 overall.

The Huskies host Divine Savior Holy Angels at 7:30 p.m. Friday, then welcome West Allis Central at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Bulldogs dropped a 44-24 decision to Wauwatosa East on Friday.

Bria Brown scored nine points for Central, which fell to 0-7 in the Greater Metro Conference and 1-11 overall.

The Bulldogs visit Sussex Hamilton at 7:30 p.m. Friday and West Allis Hale at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

- Compiled by John Rech

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