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Sports Shorts: Nov. 7

West Allis Central’s Josh Kopplin returns a ball at Wauwatosa West in WIAA regional play on Friday night. The Bulldogs lost to see their 2013 season end.

West Allis Central’s Josh Kopplin returns a ball at Wauwatosa West in WIAA regional play on Friday night. The Bulldogs lost to see their 2013 season end. Photo By C.T. Kruger

Nov. 5, 2013

HALE BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Dan Nelson finished the Huskies' season by taking 87th of 190 runners with 17 minutes, 7.3 seconds in the WIAA Division 1 State Meet on Saturday at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.

His place was 13 spots higher than in 2012 at state and slightly faster than his 17:08.16 from last season.

Head coach Ron Kurtz said that, figuring in all 7,000 runners across the state, Nelson was among the top 2 percent in Wisconsin. He is also an academic all-state performer.

Nelson is a junior and will return next season, along with five of Hale's six runners at the sectional meet. The Huskies will lose senior co-captains Tony Lozano and Tim Ebben.

CENTRAL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Junior Katie Wardinski came in 132nd with 16 minutes, 18.31 seconds at the WIAA Division 1 State Meet at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday.

"The meet was a great learning experience for Katie," head coach Mark Klobukowski said. "She got out to a good start, surging with the upper third of the pack. Katie has been trying to run her first two miles as consistently as possible and attack in that remaining half-mile.

"She was unable to locate the two-mile marker, though, so she began her charge to the finish a bit late."

Klobukowski said Wardinski was disappointed in her time at state but later realized that just making it to state was an enormous achievement.

WHITNALL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Jasmine Van Tine ran 87th in 16 minutes, 37.82 seconds at the WIAA Division 2 State Meet on Saturday at Wisconsin Rapids' Ridges Golf Course.

The effort by Van Tine, a senior, closed out the season for the Falcons, who were fourth in their own invitational and sixth in the Woodland Conference Meet this year.

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WHITNALL BOYS VOLLEYBALL

The Raptors downed Pius XI, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21, in a WIAA regional match on Friday night.

Skyler Czaplewski collected 15 kills, Kurt Storvik 22 assists and Nick Nagorski eight digs for the Raptors, who advanced to face Whitefish Bay/Dominican in a sectional semifinal Tuesday.

The winner plays at Greenfield at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 against either Marquette or Shorewood for the sectional crown and a trip to next week's state tournament.

GREENFIELD GIRLS SWIMMING

The rise of the Hustlin' Hawks in the Woodland Conference continued on Saturday with fifth place at 199 1/2 points in the conference meet.

"Last year, the junior varsity and varsity teams finished 12 of 13 teams," head coach Dale Schrank said. "This year, the JV team was third and the varsity fifth. If we can carry some of the energy of these meets into the sectional championships, I think we may have some representation at the state meet."

If the Hawks send someone to state, it would be the first time in 10 years, Schrank added.

Brooke Charles came in second in the 100-yard breaststroke with 1 minute, 8.53 seconds, a school record and a personal best. She broke the old mark by over 3 1/2 seconds.

Also taking second was the 200 medley relay team of Mariah Misko, Charles, Elisa Perez and Claudia Kirkpatrick with a school-record 1:57.91.

Coming in third were Perez in the 500 freestyle (5:32.51) and Kirkpatrick in the 100 breaststroke (school-record 1:11.91).

Placing fifth were Perez in the 200 freestyle (2:05.61), Kirkpatrick in the 100 freestyle (56.02 seconds) and the 200 freestyle unit of Misko, Charles, Perez and Kirkpatrick (1:47.89).

Misko took seventh in diving (244.3 points) and the 400 freestyle group of Misko, Miranda Witt, Olivia Misorski and Cayla Mrnik placed eighth (4:21.54).

Greenfield hosts WIAA sectional competition this weekend, with diving at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and swimming at 1 p.m. Nov. 9.

WHITNALL GIRLS SWIMMING

The winning tradition of the Falcons in Woodland Conference diving continued on Saturday as freshman Alyssa Doherty won the crown with 324.95 points.

Doherty was following in the footsteps of multiple state champion Rachel Stave, now at the University of Wisconsin.

Sophomore teammate Madeleine Cieszhynski came in third with 296.5 points.

Placing seventh were Elizabeth Streim in the 100-yard butterfly (1 minute, 8.02 seconds), Jill Kolasinski in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.63) and the 400 freestyle relay unit of Abby Chiesa, Rachel Boushon, Ally Lepper and Kolasinski (4:16.72).

Kolasinski also took eighth in the 50 freestyle (27.18 seconds).

The Falcons tallied 125 points for eighth place in the 13-team meet.

WEST ALLIS GIRLS SWIMMING

Cierra DuFay placed 10th in diving for the Wave at the Greater Metro Conference Meet on Saturday, scoring 272.7 points.

Teammate Morgan Ziolecki was right behind her with 11th place at 272.65 points.

The 400 freestyle team of Jessica Drews, Katelyn Kurtz, Nikki Pegarsch and Tara Kelley finished 10th (4 minutes, 30.33 seconds), as did the 200 medley unit of Erin Applegate, Cortney Wery, Brianna Kulas and Pegarsch (2:20.39).

Kulas, Kelley, Wery and Drews finished 11th in the 200 freestyle (1:59.74).

Wery and Kelley set personal bests in the 100 breaststroke, with Wery swimming 1:25.7 and Kelley 1:26.29.

Also setting personal bests were Danielle Vizcaino in the 200 freestyle (2:37.9) and 100 freestyle (1:10.86), Victoria Storch in the 100 freestyle (1:13.57), Cora Markowski in the 50 freestyle (32.66) and 100 freestyle (1:11.67) and Amber Kupferschmidt in the 200 freestyle (2:41.3) and 500 freestyle (7:03.14).

The Wave tallied 101 points for sixth place.

HALE BOYS VOLLEYBALL

The Huskies' season ended with a 25-20, 25-21, 25-22 loss to Brookfield Central in a WIAA regional match on Friday night.

Parker Voller totaled nine kills, Timothy Cha 31 assists and Zach Bohmann eight digs for Hale.

Central went on to face top seed Wauwatosa East on Nov. 5 in sectional play.

CENTRAL BOYS VOLLEYBALL

The Bulldogs fell to Wauwatosa West by a 25-6, 25-10, 25-5 count on Friday night in WIAA regional play.

That concluded the season for Central, while Tosa West advanced to face second seed Brookfield East on Nov. 5 in sectional action.

— Compiled by John Rech

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