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Sports Wrapups: June 6

June 5, 2012

Hale girls soccer

The Huskies enjoyed a good WIAA Division 1 tournament run last week, topping Franklin, 2-1, on May 31 in a regional semifinal and staying with powerful Brookfield Central much of the way before falling, 4-1, in a regional title contest on Saturday.

Amanda Claro collected a goal and assist and Marissa Rechlicz a goal against the Sabers, while goalkeeper Hannah King made four saves to preserve the shutout.

The Huskies, who finished the season with seven victories, then gave Central a good game behind 11 saves from King. Jennifer Stawicki scored in the 73rd minute to make it 3-1, but the Lancers then put away the game with a goal in the 78th minute.

Whitnall girls soccer

The Falcons battled third seed Kettle Moraine all the way in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal contest on May 31 but ultimately lost a 3-1 decision.

The Lasers took the early lead on a penalty kick, but after Whitnall's Ashley Markowiak was taken down in the box about a minute later, Katie Schauer connected on the penalty kick, her third of the season, to tie the game at 1-1 at 32 minutes.

Kettle Moraine then took the lead at 35 minutes. The Falcons had a chance to tie it in the second half when Markowiak went one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but she missed.

"It was a very solid effort by the girls," head coach Robert Antholine said. "We let them score just before the half, which hurt."

The Falcons finished at 5-14-1.

Greenfield softball

Randi Fennig allowed just three hits and struck out six as the Hustlin' Hawks tipped rival Greendale, 1-0, on May 29 in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game.

Greenfield managed just four hits but tallied the deciding run in the sixth inning to advance to a regional championship contest on Friday.

The Hawks dropped that game, 10-0, to Southeast Conference champion Kenosha Bradford to end their season.

Greenfield, which had a number of potential players decide not to come out for the team, struggled to a nine-victory campaign.

Central softball

Despite three hits, including a triple, from Halie Weigel and two runs batted in by Megan Dressel, the Bulldogs lost, 8-2, to Hartford on May 29 in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game.

Amy Nycz worked six innings, allowing 10 hits, to take the loss. Central also committed six errors in the game.

Whitnall track

Both Falcons entries to the WIAA Division 1 State Track and Field Meet did not make it out of the preliminaries.

Meredith Heller finished 20th in the preliminaries for the 300-meter hurdles with 48.05 seconds on Friday and did not advance to the final race on Saturday, which was won by Greenfield's Michelle Garner.

Greg Stribling came in 21st in the prelims for the 400 dash with 51.55, again not qualifying for the final.

The Whitnall track teams struggled through a tough season, largely because ongoing construction took away their home track, but coaches are optimistic about the future on the school's new track facility.

Hale boys golf

Senior Eric Baker carded an 85 for a share of 33rd place in a WIAA Division 1 sectional on May 30 at Morningstar Golf Course.

The sectional was probably the most competitive in the state, head coach Dan Mroczenski said, adding that the individuals who qualified for state posted 71, 74 and 74. Baker shot lower than his average, the coach said.

For the season, Patrick Heal and John Zilles tied with averages of 43.2.

Zilles and Dan Lemanske will return next season, and Mroczenski said there are some talented golfers coming up through the junior varsity and freshmen teams as well.

Whitnall boys golf

Junior John Caron led the Falcons with an 85 for a share of 17th place in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet on May 29 at Oakwood Golf Course.

Sam Watson fired an 87 for a share of 24th, while Clayton Anderson carded 93 for 40th, Thayne Krause 95 for 43rd and Mitch Molbeck 96 for 45th.

The Falcons totaled 360 shots for eighth place as a team.

Greenfield boys golf

Senior Nick Conatty fired a 91 to tie for 36th place in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet at Oakwood Golf Course on May 29.

Conatty was the Hustlin' Hawks' lone representative in the sectional.

"It was not his best round of the season, which was disappointing for him," head coach Paul Hetzel said, "but for a senior ending his career, a trip to sectionals is still a great way to go out. Nick was a solid contributor to our team all season long."

Greenfield girls soccer

Goalkeeper Tania Alvarez came up with 19 saves to keep the Hustlin' Hawks within some range in a 7-0 loss to top seed Waukesha West on May 31 in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game.

Greenfield ended its season with four victories after going winless in 2011.

Central girls soccer

The Bulldogs were beaten by Oak Creek, 10-0, in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal contest on May 31 to end their season.

Central also lost a regular-season contest to Beloit Memorial, 7-0, on May 29.

- Compiled by John Rech

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