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Sport Shorts: Sept. 4

West Allis' Katelyn Krutz swims the breaststroke leg while competing in the 200-yard medley relay of her team’s meet against Waukesha West in West Allis Central High School on Aug. 28.

West Allis' Katelyn Krutz swims the breaststroke leg while competing in the 200-yard medley relay of her team’s meet against Waukesha West in West Allis Central High School on Aug. 28. Photo By Peter Zuzga

Sept. 2, 2014

HALE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

The Huskies won three dual meets to claim their own quadrangular meet on Aug. 27.

Hale downed Waukesha West 26-24, 27-25; New Berlin Eisenhower, 25-15, 15-25, 15-10; and Waterford, 25-18, 25-20.

Waukesha West took second with a 2-1 record, while Eisenhower was third at 1-2 and Waterford fourth at 0-3.

Senior outside hitter Jaime Supple collected 25 kills, 16 digs and six service aces on the evening; sophomore libero Taylor Supple totaled 25 digs and seven aces, freshman setter KellyAnn Sotiros 51 assists, senior middle blocker Liz Brunner eight blocks, freshman middle blocker Maddie Lawson six blocks and freshman outside hitter Abby Arena 18 kills.

The Huskies next meet rival West Allis Central at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Central.

CENTRAL FOOTBALL

Powerful Catholic Memorial proved to be too much for the improved Bulldogs in a non-conference game on Aug. 28 at Carroll University.

The Crusaders built a 21-0 first-half lead, then moved on to a 35-0 victory over Central, dropping the Bulldogs to 1-1 on the season.

Robbie Gogin and Tommy Garza each tallied two touchdowns for the Crusaders, who held Central to 95 total yards for the game.

Quarterback Will Konecny completed 5 of 10 passes for 27 yards. Davon Jones added 32 yards rushing.

The Bulldogs will attempt to bounce back when they take on Sussex Hamilton at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at the West Allis Athletic Complex.

The Chargers are 0-2 after losses to two solid teams, Franklin and Cedarburg.

WHITNALL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

The Falcons captured second place in The Prairie School Tournament on Aug. 30.

They fell to Racine Horlick 25-16, 25-21, in the championship match.

HALE BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

A veteran group of Huskies placed eighth in the West Bend Invitational on Aug. 30 with a combined time of 1 hour, 28.23 seconds.

The top three runners were all seniors, with Dan Nelson at 16 minutes, 43 seconds; Alec Krause a personal-best 17:14 and Kevin Reed 17:47.

Nelson, who qualified for the WIAA Division 1 State Meet last season, notched a personal best by nearly one minute. He also had the fastest time ever on the course by a Hale runner, head coach Ron Kurtz said.

Junior Aaron Wojtysiak finished in 17:56, senior Alex Elliott 18:43, senior Nick Rypel 18:52 and sophomore Jimmy Pomeroy a personal-best 19:56.

The meet featured seven teams which are rated in the top 20 in a pre-season coaches' poll.

Hale, which is ranked 17th, returns six lettermen from a squad which won three invitationals last season. They are Nelson, Krause, Reed, Wojtysiak, Elliott and Bailey Keune, who will miss the first three meets.

Kurtz is in his 39th year of coaching cross country at Hale and his 42nd season overall.

The Huskies host an invitational at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at Greenfield Park. The field includes Arrowhead, Brookfield East and Muskego.

HALE GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

The Huskies came in 14th in the Aug. 30 West Bend Invitational.

Leading the way was April Koshen, who finished 17th among seniors with 16 minutes, 51 seconds. Grace Kusik was 22nd in the senior group with 17:20.

Among juniors, Caroline Daniels placed 20th (17:27), Jenna Freund 34th (18:17) and Madison Mihaljevic 36th (18:26).

Also running were Emily Drajkowski, Rebecca Koshen and Rebecka Shaw.

Hale will host an invitational at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at Greenfield Park.

WHITNALL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Freshman Savannah Holt led the Falcons with eighth place at 22 minutes, 28 seconds in the season-opening Shorewood Invitational on Aug. 28.

Junior Lilly Zablocki came in 25th (24:47), sophomore Neve Kronhelm 36th (26:00), sophomore Morgan Cook 37th (26:19), senior Renee Caron 38th (26:44), senior Kina Cross 39th (27:34) and freshman Nicole Fox 40th (27:42).

The Falcons, under new head coach Rachel Licht, tallied 144 points for sixth place.

WHITNALL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

The Falcons, under new head coach Rachel Licht, finished ninth with 238 points in the Shorewood Invitational on Aug. 28.

Junior Seth Nowak placed 25th with 18 minutes even and was followed by junior Matt Paruzynski in 37th (18:59), sophomore Ethan Christensen 52nd (19:38), junior Bobby Chase 59th (19:53), junior Tyler Nape 65th (20:05), junior Matthew Wigington 73rd (20:44) and sophomore Gabe Danz 79th (21:20).

HALE BOYS SOCCER

The Huskies won two of three games in the New Berlin Eisenhower Tournament last weekend.

They blanked Sheboygan Falls 4-0 behind goals from Alex Sykes, assisted by Gregory Palkowski, and Ryan Essinger, helped by Kevin Mesich.

Hale topped Bradley Tech 4-3 as Mesich scored two goals and Sykes collected a goal and two assists.

The Huskies then fell 2-0 to New Berlin Eisenhower as the Lions tallied one goal in each half.

Hale dropped its Greater Metro Conference opener to Marquette 8-1 on Aug. 26 and came into this week at 3-3.

CENTRAL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Opening the season, the Bulldogs reached the semifinals of their own tournament on Aug. 30.

Central lost a 21-19, 21-9 match in the semifinal to West Bend West, which went on to win the tournament.

In pool play, the Bulldogs went 1-3, beating Waukesha North and losing to Whitefish Bay, Delevan-Darien and Plymouth.

Emma Somppi and Carly Weigel are the team's senior captains this season. Somppi and Ally Treder led the team in blocks in the tournament, while Weigel led in assists.

Madison Gordon and Mary Martens paced the team in kills, Zoie Nitkowski in digs and Martens in serving.

CENTRAL BOYS SOCCER

Playing a respectable game against one of the state's powers, the Bulldogs fell to Brookfield East 5-0 on Aug. 26 in Greater Metro Conference play.

They also lost a 12-3 contest to Brookfield Academy on Aug. 28 to drop to 0-3.

WHITNALL, GREENFIELD GIRLS TENNIS

The Falcons tipped the Hustlin' Hawks 4-3 in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Aug. 28.

Whitnall swept the top two spots as Claudia Cammack downed Amy Konetz 6-2, 6-0 at first singles and the first doubles team of Reilly Johnson and Emily Lepkowski defeated Selena Cotto and Andrea Turlick 6-2, 6-1.

WHITNALL BOYS SOCCER

Milwaukee Ronald Reagan got the best of the Falcons by a 4-1 score in a non-conference game on Aug. 27.

Whitnall also played in the Cudahy Tournament on Aug. 30, notching a scoreless tie against Greenfield and losing in a shootout.

-- Compiled by John Rech

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