The Falcons extended their season past the WIAA Division 2 tournament, but the effort was well worth it.
They swept Cudahy with convincing margins of 13-4 and 8-2 on Friday afternoon in a makeup doubleheader to clinch a share of the Woodland Conference East Division championship with South Milwaukee at 10-2.
Sarah Bauer was the winning pitcher in the first game, allowing seven hits and striking out six with just one walk.
Alex Cimler picked up the victory in the nightcap, surrendering five hits with two strikeouts and a walk. Both games were five innings, due to conference policy on doubleheaders this season.
Whitnall actually trailed early in the first game before pushing across 11 runs in the third inning.
The Falcons, who had been eliminated from the tournament in the previous week by New Berlin West, lose only two seniors, Leah Jenk and Liz Menden.
WHITNALL BOYS GOLF
Although not advancing as a team for this week's WIAA Division 1 sectional play, Whitnall did advance three individual qualifiers.
The Falcons sent Mitch Molbeck, John Caron and Clayton Anderson to sectional action.
Molbeck fired a 79 in a regional meet on May 21 at Oakwood Golf Course, good for sixth place. Caron shot 82 to tie for ninth and Anderson 86 to tie for 17th.
Josh Serio posted a 92 (tie for 29th) and Phil Schram 95 (33rd) for the Falcons, who tallied 339 shots for fifth in the regional, seven strokes shy of qualifying as a team.
HALE BOYS GOLF
The Huskies sent three individual qualifiers to WIAA Division 1 sectional play this week.
John Zilles, Derrick Oleson and Arthur Arena all advanced through their performances in a regional meet on May 21 at Silver Spring Golf Club.
Zilles carded a 79 for seventh place, while Oleson shot an 86 to tie for 15th and Arena 88 to tie for 21st place. He then defeated city rival Dan Doyle of West Allis Central on the first playoff hole to qualify for the sectional.
Danny Lemanske shot an 89 to tie for 23rd place and Justin Cook 100 for 31st place for the Huskies, who collected 342 strokes to finish fifth, just five behind Menomonee Falls for the final team qualifying spot.
"It was a good round and we had a good chance of beating Falls for the first time this year," head coach Dan Mroczenski said.
CENTRAL BOYS GOLF
Dan Doyle and Dominic Craig just missed qualifying as individuals for WIAA Division 1 sectional action.
Doyle shot an 88 to tie city rival Arthur Arena of West Allis Hale for 21st place in a regional meet on May 21 at Silver Spring Golf Club but lost to Arena on the first playoff hole.
Craig fired an 89 to miss the playoff by one shot.
Eric Owens carded 92 to place 28th, Donavon Dykstra 101 for 32nd and Adam Schroeder 111 for 34th for the Bulldogs, who were seventh with 370 shots.
Central loses seniors Craig and Eric Ausbon.
GREENFIELD BOYS GOLF
Jaron Litza led the way for the Hustlin' Hawks in a WIAA Division 1 regional meet on May 21 at Oakwood Golf Course.
Litza fired an 88 to tie for 23rd place in the regional, two shots short of qualifying as an individual.
Alec Piekarski shot 92 (tie for 29th), Ben Fularcyzk 93 (32nd) and Trevor Holmes and Justin Cancilla 96 (34th) for Greenfield, which totaled 369 strokes for seventh as a team.
Piekarski, Cancilla, Holmes and Litza are all seniors.
The Bulldogs saw their season end with a 16-3 loss to Watertown in a WIAA Division 1 regional contest on May 21.
Kelsie Kraus, Sierra Brown, Sara Reuter and Sam Treder each had one hit.
Seniors are Brown, Reuter, Treder, Sam Berndt, Sarah Fogl, Sara Bruening and Bria Meier.
WEST ALLIS BOYS TENNIS
The first doubles team of Travis Balcerzak and Zack Zajdel played in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet at Brookfield Central on May 22 but lost its first match.
Balcerzak and Zajdel finished 6-4 on the season.
They were the lone sectional qualifier for West Allis, which scored two points in the sectional.
They are both seniors, along with Patrick Mroczkowski, Connor O'Leary, Steve Acker and Austin Kornuth.
WHITNALL GIRLS SOCCER
Ashley Markowiak tallied two goals and Katie Schauer another, all in the second half, to help the Falcons to a 3-2 victory over South Milwaukee on May 20.
They then lost to Oak Creek 4-2 on May 23 as Markowiak scored twice in the second half. She came into this week with a team-high 10 goals.
"She has come back strongly after injury," head coach Robert Antholine said.
The Falcons, which finished 5-6 in the Woodland Conference, open WIAA Division 1 regional play at home against Waukesha South at 6:30 p.m. May 30.
GREENFIELD GIRLS SOCCER
The Hustlin' Hawks tipped Dominican 4-3 in a non-conference contest on May 20 to highlight an interesting week.
They then lost a hard-fought 5-4 game to Madison LaFollette on May 23 and a 3-1 game to Union Grove on Friday night.
They begin WIAA Division 1 regional play at Monona Grove at 6:30 p.m. May 30.
CENTRAL GIRLS SOCCER
Erminia Garcia notched a hat trick to lead the Bulldogs past Milwaukee Hamilton 3-1 in a non-conference game on Friday.
Garcia scored an early goal, then placed a penalty kick in the bottom right corner of the net.
Hamilton came within 2-1 and nearly had the tying goal, but goalkeeper Desiree Puschnig made a fine point-blank reflex save.
Garcia then took a pass from Rachel Sura and poked it under the keeper for the insurance goal.
Defensive midfielder Sue Pamato shut down Hamilton's top scorer throughout the game, head coach Shondell Hernandez said.
Central lost to powerful Brookfield East 10-0 on May 21 and will open WIAA Division 1 regional play against Franklin at 4:30 p.m. May 30 at Wright Middle School.
HALE GIRLS SOCCER
The Huskies lost 8-1 to Greater Metro Conference champion Menomonee Falls on May 21 and 2-0 to Greendale on May 23.
They start WIAA Division 1 regional play at home at 4:30 p.m. May 30 against South Milwaukee.
— Compiled by John Rech
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