The Huskies opened defense of their Greater Metro Conference championship with a 7-4 victory over Brookfield Central on April 3.
Sarah Mueller went 2-for-3 with a home run and four runs batted in, while Rachel Seefeldt also homered. Jenny Schmidt went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and Jessica Knurowski was 1-for-3 with a double.
Mueller worked the full seven innings, allowing six hits.
Whitnall boys tennis
The Falcons started the season with a 7-0 triumph over South Milwaukee on April 3.
Among the winners were Andrew Dundas at first singles (6-2, 6-2) and the first doubles team of Jess Higgins and Jake Damro (6-2, 6-2).
"Team captains Dundas and Shane Murphy anchor a strong singles component," head coach Jose Rivera said, "while our young doubles teams continue to work hard and improve."
Whitnall girls soccer
The Falcons picked up a 5-0 triumph over Cudahy on April 5 behind two goals from Mary Gaggioli and one apiece by Ashley Markowiak, Tina Gaggioli and Maddie Harycki.
Gabbie Weis added two assists for Whitnall, which improved to 2-2 on the season after dropping a 2-0 game to Shorewood on April 3.
"Megan Regeth, Brittney Kenaston and Harycki have been exceptional as senior team captains and leaders," said head coach Robert Antholine.
Hale boys golf
Senior Patrick Heal took medalist honors for the Huskies with a 40 in the first match of the 2012 season on April 4 at New Berlin Hills.
Junior John Zilles fired a 45, senior Eric Baker 46, senior Joey Ouellette 47, junior Arthur Arena 52 and senior Danny Imp 59 for the Huskies, who finished second with 178 strokes in a quadrangular.
"We have everyone back this year," head coach Dan Mroczenski said. "Hopefully we can move up a number of positions in a very competitive conference."
Greenfield girls soccer
The Hustlin' Hawks battled powerful Shorewood all the way before falling, 2-1, on April 5 as Madison Kohl took a pass from Courtney Corrao for the lone goal at 59 minutes.
Greenfield also lost to New Berlin West, 6-1, on April 3.
Central girls track
Nicole Larson won her second straight Greater Metro Conference Indoor championship in the pole vault, tying the GMC indoor record with 10 feet, 6 inches on April 4.
"She has been jumping consistently well during the indoor season, and I can't wait to see what she does outdoors once she can start wearing spikes," head coach Anthony Luedke said.
Claiming fifth place for Central were Dana Batchelor in the high jump with a personal-record 4-8, Andria Tyner in the shot put with 31-1½, another personal mark, and Daniella Silva in the 55-meter high hurdles at 9.91 seconds.
Central's relays all took fifth place: Batchelor, Coral Davis, Jourdan Davis and Briana Nelson in the 960 (school-record 2:30.79); Sami Chaulklin, Batchelor, Coral Davis and Alex Jonas in the 640 (1:32.19, two seconds off its best); and Coral Davis, Batchelor, Jourdan Davis and Larson in the 1,600 (4:36.24).
Central tallied 40 points for seventh place.
Hale boys track
Relays helped the Huskies in the Greater Metro Conference Indoor Meet on April 3.
Hale finished first in the 960 at 2 minutes, 6.57 seconds, second in the 1,600 with 3:42.35 and the 3,200 at 8:29.11 and third in the 640 with 1:19.98. Relay team names were unavailable.
Mike Lancour took fourth in the shot put (45 feet, 3½ inches) and Alex Schwab was fifth in the 55-meter dash (6.9 seconds) for the Huskies, who tallied 43 points for seventh place.
Hale girls track
Melaine Ziolecki finished third in the 55-meter high hurdles at 9.63 seconds and fourth in the 55 low hurdles with 9.44 in the Greater Metro Conference Indoor Meet on April 4.
Coming in fifth for Hale were Kathy O'Hara in the pole vault (9 feet even) and Ellie Probst in the 800 run (2 minutes, 35.47 seconds).
The Huskies placed eighth in the meet with 32 points.
Whitnall boys track
Mitch Olson and Alex Richardson both earned fourth places for the Falcons in the Franklin Indoor Invitational on Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Olson finished in 2 minutes, 3.34 seconds for fourth in the 800-meter run, while Richardson came in with 10:07.63 in the 3,200 run.
The Falcons tallied 10 points for 14th place.
Hitting should be solid for the Bulldogs this season, but pitching will be a question mark.
"Pitching will be a serious issue," head coach Dax Rodriguez said. "We return six starters, so I look for a strong May once we get pitching settled."
Senior Halie Weigel is back for her fourth year on varsity after hitting over .490 last season, while senior April Wildes and junior Sierra Brown are also returning.
Central lost to Wauwatosa East, 10-9, on April 3 as Brown had three hits and Weigel two. The Bulldogs also lost to Martin Luther, 13-6, on April 4, despite two hits each by senior Danielle Waltho and Wildes.
After six straight 20-victory seasons and four conference championships, the Hustlin' Hawks are being forced to rebuild this year.
They have no seniors on the roster and lack a proven ace pitcher.
Greenfield fell to South Milwaukee, 19-0, on April 4 to slip to 1-2 on the season.
West Allis boys tennis
After losing seven varsity players from last season, the team will likely endure some early struggles.
"After several decent seasons, this will be a rebuilding year," head coach Jesse Chen said.
The only three players back are sophomore Brett Streicher at first singles and juniors Travis Balcerzak and Zack Zajdel at first doubles.
West Allis lost by 7-0 scores to Racine Horlick on April 3 and Pius XI on April 2.
Greenfield boys tennis
The Hustlin' Hawks lost their Woodland Conference opener to Greendale, 7-0, on April 3.
First singles player Kerby Vargas fell, 6-1, 6-2, and the top doubles team of Shaun Fleischhacker and Sean McClanahan lost, 6-2, 6-2.
Hale girls soccer
The Huskies lost a 6-0 decision to Brookfield Central on April 3 and a 5-0 contest to Pius XI on April 2 to slip to 0-3.
Samantha Held posted 10 saves against Central and kept Hale within 1-0 at the half. Hannah King totaled 13 saves against Pius.
Central girls soccer
Despite 13 saves from Desiree Puschnig, the Bulldogs lost, 12-0, to Wauwatosa East on April 4.
"It came down to skill and experience, and Tosa's players had those," head coach Shon Hernandez said.
- Compiled by John Rech
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