Mason Howard pulled out a wrestleback match, 11-2, over Max Fisher of Waterford to take second place in a WIAA Division 1 sectional at Waukesha West on Feb. 25 to qualify for this weekend's state individual meet.
Howard won his first two matches at 145 pounds but lost 14-6 to Willie Ehlen of Burlington (43-3) in the final.
He improved to 47-5 on the season and posted his 144th career victory, moving into a tie with John Zelinski for fourth place in school history.
He will compete at the Kohl Center in Madison on Feb. 23 with a match against Travis Hettinga of Wausau West (43-5).
"He really deserves this for all the hard work and sacrifice he has put in," co-coach John Quinlan said.
Anthony Senthavisouk (36-12) finished fourth at 106, while Evan Olson (138), John McGee (160) and Ty Fischer (170) all fell in the first round. Olson finished 30-21, McGee 36-12 and Fischer 21-18.
"They all had great seasons and went as far as they could," Quinlan said. "Anthony lost to three guys that were all ranked in the top eight in state, but to have 36 wins as a freshman is quite an accomplishment."
Whitnall swimming, diving
The Falcons had representation at Friday's WIAA Division 2 State Meet for the first time in four seasons and made the most of it with some solid showings.
The 200 freestyle unit of senior Nick Ratkowski, senior Nate Hinson, junior Ben Hinson and junior David Monteilh placed ninth in 1 minute, 31.94 seconds, a full second lower than the qualifying time.
Ratkowski claimed 10th in the 50 freestyle (personal best 22.99 seconds), moving up five spaces from his seeding.
Diver Nick Bell came in 13th (285.55 points), and coach Laura Citro said she was pleased with the effort. Ben Hinson, senior Alex Bell, Nate Hinson and Ratkowski captured 14th in the 200 medley relay (1:44.95, just 0.8 off the season best time).
The Falcons tallied 35 points for 17th place in the 31-team meet.
West Allis swim, diving
Junior diver Sam Lustig finished his strong season by taking 15th in the WIAA Division 1 State Meet on Saturday in Madison with 327.8 points.
Lustig's two points gave West Allis 37th place.
West Allis gymnastics
Sara Quesnell won the uneven parallel bars with 9.425 points and Emily Fuchs took first on the balance beam with 9.4 points in the Greater Metro/North Shore Conference Meet on Friday night.
West Allis scored 138.7 points for third place.
The team will compete in a WIAA sectional at 10 a.m. Feb. 25 at Homestead. The top two teams and the first five individuals in each event and the all-around will advance to the state meet on March 2-3 at Wisconsin Rapids.
Alec Adams placed fourth at 126 pounds in a WIAA Division 1 sectional on Saturday at Racine Horlick.
Adams finished 27-6 after winning his first match but losing in overtime and dropping a 10-4 decision in his third-place match.
Falling in the first round were Steven Patrick (132), Victor Castro (138), Tyler Dorfner (152), Marc Mayer (170), Justin Singleton (195) and Brandon Tolbert (220).
"The kids wrestled hard and I am proud of their progression over the course of the season," coach Daniel Jackson said.
Hale boys basketball
Nick Sotiros and Derrick Waller each tallied 16 points and Travis Balcerzak 12 as the Huskies downed Delavan-Darien, 70-59, on Feb. 14.
The Huskies fell to Sussex Hamilton, 67-50, in Greater Metro Conference action on Friday despite 15 points from Balcerzak, 11 by Steve Kopet and 10 from Waller.
Hale, 0-13 in the GMC and 5-16 overall, visits Menomonee Falls (7-6, 11-9) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, then starts WIAA Division 1 regional play at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Bradley Tech.
Whitnall girls basketball
The Falcons fell to unbeaten New Berlin Eisenhower, 56-28, on Friday night to slip to 7-8 in the Woodland Conference and 10-9 overall.
Elena Busalacchi scored 10 points to lead Whitnall, which welcomes Greenfield (1-14, 3-16) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and travels to South Milwaukee (10-5, 12-6) at 7:30 Feb. 29.
Central girls basketball
The Bulldogs dropped a 55-43 decision to Menomonee Falls on Friday despite 13 points from Claire Hankins and 10 by Sierra Brown.
Leading scorer Mehryn Kraker was held to eight points for Central, which slipped to 5-7 in the Greater Metro Conference and 6-13 overall.
The Bulldogs host Brookfield East (0-12, 3-17) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24.
Greenfield boys basketball
The Hustlin' Hawks stayed competitive but dropped games of 68-62 to South Milwaukee on Friday and 55-53 to Milwaukee Ronald Reagan/Lifetime Learning on Feb. 14.
Against the Rockets, Sonnie Wilbert tallied 22 points, Nick Jablonski 13 and Ryan Manzuk eight. Against Reagan, Ricky Santiago scored 17 points, Wilbert 13 and Jablonski 12.
Greenfield (3-13 in the Woodland Conference and 4-17 overall going into this week) begins WIAA Division 1 regional play at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Oak Creek.
Greenfield girls basketball
Alyssa Walker scored 11 points with a trio of 3-point field goals, but the Hustlin' Hawks fell to South Milwaukee, 49-27, on Friday.
Greenfield, which fell to 1-14 in the Woodland Conference and 3-16 overall, visits Whitnall (7-8, 10-9) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and welcomes Wauwatosa West (8-7, 10-9) at 7:30 Feb. 29.
Hale girls basketball
Jennifer Stawicki scored 13 points and Erin Barbeau 12 in a 46-42 loss to Waukesha North on Feb. 14.
The Huskies lost to Sussex Hamilton, 54-24, on Friday as Katie Swofford tallied seven points.
Hale, 1-11 in the Greater Metro Conference and 3-16 overall going into this week, hosts Menomonee Falls (9-3, 16-4) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24.
- Compiled by John Rech
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