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SportShorts: Feb. 19

Feb. 19, 2013

WHITNALL SWIMMING, DIVING

Junior Jake Hodel led the Falcons at the WIAA Division 2 State Meet on Friday by taking fifth place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a personal-best 1 minute, 1.28 seconds.

Hodel moved up to the second spot in the breaststroke in Whitnall history, head coach George Guddie said.

Junior diver Nick Bell came in sixth with 350.1 points.

The 200 medley relay team of senior Ben Hinson, Hodel, junior Jack Larson and senior David Monteilh finished ninth (1:43.31). The unit dropped a full second from its sectional time, posted a season best and missed eighth place by .08 of a second.

Hodel, Larson, Monteilh and Hinson also came in 14th in the 200 freestyle relay (season-best 1:32.57) and 16th in the 400 freestyle relay (3:26.33).

The Falcons, who tallied 53 points for 16th place, lose only Hinson and Monteilh off their state squad.

WEST ALLIS DIVING

Sam Lustig just missed qualifying for the finals of the diving competition at the WIAA Division 1 State Meet on Saturday, coming in 17th with 236.65 points.

"Sam went up against some tough competition," diving coach Sandy Sikich said. "Sam had a good meet but not great and missed the cut for the finals (top 16) by less than a point."

Sikich added that Lustig put together a fine career for West Allis, qualifying for state twice and winning titles in the Greater Metro Conference Relay Meet and conference meet, plus a WIAA sectional, this season.

CENTRAL WRESTLING

The Bulldogs dropped a 38-21 decision to Mukwonago in a WIAA Division 1 team sectional dual Feb. 12.

The Indians took a 6-0 lead with a pin in the first match, but Alan Silva responded by dropping Tommy Kolasinski in 2 minutes, 15 seconds at 138 pounds to tie things at 6-6.

Mukwonago won the next two to go up 15-6, then Dylan Diebitz pulled out a 1-0 decision over Kirk Zylke at 160 pounds to make it 15-9. Jason Alvarez followed with a 6-1 triumph over Alex Winski at 170 to bring Central within 15-12, but the Indians then swept the next three matches to build a 25-12 advantage.

Heavyweight Robert Torres came through with a pin in 5 minutes, 16 seconds over Tom Stingl to give Central some life at 25-18, but Mukwonago again pulled away.

At 126 pounds, Jose Ramos blanked Nate Arquinego, 6-0, to close out Central's scoring.

WEST ALLIS GYMNASTICS

The team tallied 128.65 points for sixth place in the North Shore Conference Meet on Saturday.

Sydnee Tomczak placed fourth on the uneven parallel bars with 8.925, while Emily Fuchs, in her first meet this season, took fifth in vaulting at 8.95 points. Fuchs was also ninth in the floor exercise (8.85).

Tomczak also captured seventh in the all-around (34.2).

West Allis now competes in a WIAA Division 1 sectional at Hartland Arrowhead at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ashley Alvarado tallied 20 points, Bria Brown 11 points and Tyana Turkvan 10 points as the Bulldogs routed Milwaukee Madison, 57-20, for their second victory of the season Friday night.

On Feb. 12, the Bulldogs fell to Brookfield East, 70-30, as Brown scored nine points, Turkvan seven and Alvarado six.

Central begins WIAA Division 1 regional play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at home against Milwaukee Hamilton, which it beat, 36-23, for its other victory this season.

CENTRAL BOYS BASKETBALL

The Bulldogs continued their slow finish to the season with losses of 45-34 to Wauwatosa East on Feb. 14 and 67-42 to Brookfield East on Feb. 12.

Against Tosa East, Brandon Key scored 16 points and Ron Turkvan 10 points.

In the Brookfield East contest, Key tallied 14 points and Turkvan 10, but the next scorer was Jerome Cummings with five points.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season at 4-10 in the Greater Metro Conference and 9-13 overall. They begin WIAA Division 1 regional action at 7 p.m. Friday at Oak Creek, meeting former coach Mike Jossie and former Central player Terrence Garner.

HALE BOYS BASKETBALL

The Huskies slipped below .500 on the season with defeats of 73-34 to Brookfield Central on Feb. 14 and 74-62 to Menomonee Falls on Feb. 12.

Against Greater Metro Conference co-champion Central, Derrick Waller scored 11 points and Pat Heal six points.

Against Falls, Waller collected 21 points and Travis Balcerzak 19.

Hale wound up 3-11 in the GMC and 10-12 overall. The Huskies open WIAA Division 1 regional play at 7 p.m. Friday at Racine Case.

HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL

Sarah Mueller tallied 11 points and Katie Liban and Rachel Milani seven each, but the Huskies lost to Menomonee Falls, 62-41, Feb. 12.

Hale fell to 3-10 in the Greater Metro Conference and 4-15 overall. The Huskies begin WIAA Division 1 regional play at 7 p.m. March 1 at Racine Case.

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