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Sports Wraps: Feb. 26

Feb. 26, 2013

HALE WRESTLING

Dallas Wanta won his first match at 220 pounds in the WIAA Division 1 State Individual Meet on Feb. 21, beating Nick Noye of Reedsburg by an 11-3 major decision.

He then lost a 9-1 major decision to Dakota Johnson of Elkhorn in the quarterfinals, dropping into the consolation bracket.

Wanta lost his first consolation match Friday on a pin in 3 minutes, 45 seconds by Tyler Nelson of Kaukauna to finish at 45-8.

Trevor Kruzick lost his first match at 120 pounds by a 14-1 major decision to Robert Lee of Kaukauna, who eventually wound up second.

Kruzick then dropped his consolation match on an 8-6 decision to Zach Hasselberger of Stoughton to finish 36-11.

At 126 pounds, Luke Ellis was pinned by eventual champion Colin Baine of Wausau West in 3:27; he forfeited his consolation match to close the season at 27-17.

"There were some very good moments at the state tournament," Hale head coach Randy Ferrell said. "Our guys got matches that will help us for the future."

The meet concluded a solid season for the Huskies, who claimed the Greater Metro Conference duals championship.

GREENFIELD WRESTLING

Tyler Dorfner lost both his matches at 152 pounds in the WIAA Division 1 State Individual Meet last week.

The junior (29-19) was pinned by Logan Ballering of Oconomowoc in 3 minutes, 22 seconds in his opener, then was dropped in 3:48 by Mouhmed Fall of Milwaukee Bradley Tech in the consolation match.

"He did a lot of nice things, but the biggest thing that he gained was experience," head coach Chris Otto said. "He saw what it takes to win a match at the state level and what it will take for him to get back there next year."

The future looks good for the Hustlin' Hawks, as they return 12 of their 13 starters next season.

WHITNALL WRESTLING

Both Anthony Senthavisouk and Zach Barnhart lost their only matches at last week's WIAA Division 1 State Individual Meet.

Senthavisouk, a sophomore, was edged 9-7 by Aidan Yde of Hartland Arrowhead in his opener at 106 pounds and did not get a wrestleback, so he finishes at 46-6.

Senior Barnhart (43-10) lost a 4-2 decision to Jackson Bailey of Beaver Dam in his first match at 170 pounds and also was not given a wrestleback.

Barnhart and Zach Price are the lone seniors on this season's roster.

CENTRAL WRESTLING

Mark Choinski had two setbacks last week at the WIAA Division 1 State Individual Tournament.

The 132-pounder lost his opening match to Gabe Grahek of Marquette, 4-1, Feb. 21. The Central junior then lost his chance at a wrestleback when Grahek lost his next match to eventual runnerup Joe Umlauf of Wausau West, who at that point had only one loss on the season.

The Bulldogs lose seniors Jose Ramos, Alan Silva, Dylan Diebitz, Tong Vang and Troy Evans from this season's lineup.

HALE BOYS BASKETBALL

The Huskies dropped their WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game to Racine Case, 87-56, Friday night.

Derrick Waller scored 24 points, Nick Sotiros 10 and Travis Balcerzak nine for Hale (10-13), which fell behind 42-26 at the half against the second seed Eagles.

WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Falcons closed the regular season with seven straight victories after routing St. Francis, 79-55, Feb. 20.

Rachael Shulta and Ashley Markowiak led the scoring with 22 points each, while Candace Pollock totaled 13 points and Lizzy Menden and Emily Yahnke each six points.

Markowiak also tallied five rebounds and three steals, Menden seven rebounds and seven assists and Jackie Gruszka five rebounds and five assists.

Whitnall wound up 12-6 in the Woodland Conference East Division, one game behind South Milwaukee (13-5), and 15-7 overall.

The Falcons met Milwaukee Ronald Reagan in a WIAA Division 1 regional game Tuesday. If they won, they would travel to South Milwaukee for a 7 p.m. contest Friday. They split two games with the Rockets this season.

HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL

Freshman Sam Schuh tallied a team-high 15 points as the Huskies downed Westosha Central, 43-33, Feb. 18.

Sarah Mueller added nine points and eight rebounds and Rachel Milani pulled down 12 rebounds for the Huskies.

Head coach George Sotiros praised the toughness shown by Mueller, Milani, Courtney Westhause, Katie Liban and Kara Placzek in the post and the ball-handling of guard Delaney Mielke.

Hale then lost to Brookfield Central, 70-39, Feb. 21 as Schuh collected 11 points, two assists and two steals, Milani seven points and Mueller six rebounds.

The Huskies (3-11 in the Greater Metro Conference, 5-17 overall) open WIAA Division 1 regional play at 7 p.m. Friday at Racine Case.

GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Hustlin' Hawks lost their Woodland Conference finale, 47-33, to Shorewood Feb. 20.

Mallory Kleczka collected nine points, while Tuyet Nguyen, Katarina Djurica and Sara Kassel each added four points.

Greenfield finished 3-15 in the Woodland and 4-18 overall. The Hawks visit Racine Park at 7 p.m. Friday in a WIAA Division 1 regional opener.

CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Bulldogs dropped a 50-27 decision to Wauwatosa East Feb. 21 in the regular-season finale.

Tyana Turkvan scored eight points and Rachel Sura seven as Central finished 0-14 in the Greater Metro Conference.

The Bulldogs also lost to Nicolet, 41-14, in a non-conference game Feb. 18.

Central met Milwaukee Hamilton in a WIAA Division 1 regional game Tuesday. If the Bulldogs won, they would play at top seed Oak Creek at 7 p.m. Friday.

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