WEST ALLIS SWIM, DIVING
Senior Sam Lustig won the diving competition with a season-high 385.9 points at Saturday's WIAA Division 1 sectional meet at Waukesha South.
Lustig, who won the title by just 0.15 points, will go on to compete in the state meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Natatorium.
Also in the sectional, the 200-yard medley relay team of Dale Medved, Mike Manlick, Nathan Pavek and Dylan Wojtkowski finished eighth in 2 minutes, .14 seconds.
Medved swam 2:28.05 and Manlick 2:31.17 in the 200 individual medley to post lifetime bests, while Wojtkowski broke a minute in the 100 freestyle with a personal-best 59.57 seconds.
West Allis took ninth in the meet with 117 points.
The Falcons advanced nine entrants to a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Waukesha West.
Heading that group are three individual champions from Saturday's regional at Greenfield High School.
They are Anthony Senthavisauk at 106 pounds, Blake Leslie at 126 pounds and Zach Barnhart at 170.
Senthavisouk (43-4) had a bye, then posted a decision and a major decision of 9-1 over Justin Ratkovec of Waterford in his title match.
Leslie (31-15) pinned his first foe, then won two decisions, including a 13-11 victory over Nate Arquinego of Mukwonago in the final.
Barnhart (41-7) had a bye, then won a major decision and a 10-6 triumph over Liam Pritchard of Waterford in the title bout.
Taking second were Ryan Olson (152) and Ethan Harycki (220).
Coming in third were Joe Price (120), Nick Monty (138) and Mike Langenohl (182).
Dylan Kellner took fourth (132) to round out the sectional qualifiers for the Falcons, who were second with 174 points.
The Hustlin' Hawks will have six wrestlers in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Waukesha West.
Taking second in Saturday's home regional were Dylan Kumbera at 126 pounds and Alex Morton at heavyweight.
Head coach Chris Otto said Kumbera has made steady gains through hard work and Morton has been a steady contributor all season.
Tyler Dorfner finished third at 152 pounds in what Otto called a tough bracket.
Coming in fourth were Tom Friedbacher (145), Chad Karges (182) and Matt Braatz (195).
The Hawks took sixth in the regional with 102 points.
WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Falcons kept the pressure on South Milwaukee in the Woodland Conference East Division with victories of 55-50 over Shorewood on Friday and 63-44 over Cudahy on Feb. 5.
Whitnall improved to 9-6 in the conference to remain one game behind the Rockets going into this week with three to play.
The Falcons moved to 12-7 overall.
Rachael Shulta and Candace Pollock each tallied 12 points against Shorewood, with Ashley Markowiak and Krista Stribling each putting in nine points.
Against Cudahy, Markowiak racked up 30 points and Shulta 12.
WHITNALL BOYS BASKETBALL
Danny Weymier poured in 31 points to lead the way in an 80-70 victory over Shorewood on Friday night.
Mitch Brault added 19 points with five 3-pointers as the Falcons improved to 11-6 in the Woodland Conference and 13-7 overall.
Whitnall also beat Cudahy, 62-45, on Feb. 5 behind 20 points from Weymier and 12 apiece by Sam Mentkowski and Nathan Schaefer.
The Falcons begin WIAA Division 2 tournament play at Bay View at 7 p.m. Feb. 22.
CENTRAL BOYS BASKETBALL
The Bulldogs scored two Greater Metro Conference victories last week with decisions of 65-50 over Menomonee Falls on Friday and 51-46 over Marquette on Feb. 5.
Against Falls, Ezekiel Martin led a balanced attack with 16 points, while Brandon Key and Ron Turkvan each had 13 and Jerome Cummings 12.
Turkvan tallied 19 points against Marquette, with Key adding 10 points.
Central, which came into this week at 4-8 in the GMC and 9-11 overall, starts WIAA Division 1 tournament play at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Oak Creek, facing former coach Mike Jossie.
HALE BOYS BASKETBALL
The Huskies posted a signature victory on Feb. 5 with a 57-55 triumph over Wauwatosa East.
Noel Crabtree tallied 20 points with six 3-pointers, while Derrick Waller added 15 points and Nick Sotiros 14 for Hale, which improved to 3-8 in the Greater Metro Conference and 10-9 overall.
Hale then lost to Sussex Hamilton, 68-42, on Friday night. Waller had 15 points and Crabtree 11.
The Huskies open WIAA Division 1 regional play at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Racine Case.
GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Hustlin' Hawks topped Brown Deer, 28-22, on Friday night for their third Woodland Conference triumph of the season.
Mallory Klezcka tallied 11 points and Dana Schwab seven, and the defense held the Falcons to single digits in each quarter as Greenfield improved to 3-13 in the Woodland and 4-15 overall.
The Hawks fell to Homestead, 42-39, in a non-conference contest on Feb. 5 despite 13 points from Klezcka.
HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Huskies lost to Greater Metro Conference leader Sussex Hamilton, 87-23, on Friday night.
Kara Placzek tallied five points for Hale, which fell to 3-9 in the GMC and 4-14 overall.
They also lost to Wauwatosa East, 57-41, on Feb. 5 as Delaney Mielke put in 11 points and Sarah Mueller eight.
CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Bulldogs were held to eight points in three quarters in falling to Menomonee Falls, 44-23, on Friday evening.
Bria Brown and Brianna Nelson each scored six points for Central.
On Feb. 5, the Bulldogs fell to Divine Savior Holy Angels, 47-22, as Mary Martens and Brown each tallied five points.
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