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Sports Wrapups: May 29

May 29, 2012

Whitnall softball

The Falcons put away Pewaukee early in a WIAA Division 2 regional playoff game on May 24.

They tallied four runs in the second and five in the third inning en route to a 9-1 decision. The victory improved Whitnall to 16-7 overall and sent the Falcons into a second-round contest at New Berlin West on May 29.

If Whitnall won that against the 19-4 Vikings, it would play for a regional title May 31, likely against top seed New Berlin Eisenhower.

Lizzy Menden and Amanda Rosenwald each had two hits and drove in one run for the Falcons, while Liz Thon brought in two runs and Amber Rueth and Carolyn Dudek each one run. Dudek also pitched a three-hitter, striking out six.

Whitnall swept two Woodland Conference foes last week to finish at 14-3 in the league. The Falcons dropped Wauwatosa West, 14-2, on May 22 and Shorewood, 12-0, on May 21.

Against Tosa West, Renee Caron and Thon each hit home runs, Dudek and Kim Robinson each brought in two runs and Menden went 3-for-3, including a triple, and scored three times. Dudek allowed four hits in five innings.

Ann Bay and Robinson both homered against Shorewood, while Rueth and Thon both drove in two runs, along with Robinson. Carly Wagner surrendered seven hits and fanned 10.

Whitnall boys golf

The Falcons finished second with 334 strokes in a WIAA Division 1 regional on May 23 at The Broadlands, sending their entire team to sectional action earlier this week at Oakwood Golf Course.

Clayton Anderson shared individual medalist honors with a 75, while John Caron fired an 84 to tie for sixth place, Sam Watson 85 to tie for 11th place, Mitch Molbeck 90 for 21st and Thayne Krause 105 for 34th.

Greenfield boys golf

Nick Conatty fired an 84 to tie for sixth place in a WIAA Division 1 regional meet on May 23 at The Broadlands and earned a spot in a sectional earlier this week at Oakwood Golf Course.

Mike Hensiak carded a 90 for 21st place, Chris Henckel 93 for 27th, Alec Piekarski 97 for a share of 30th and Justin Cancilla 103 for 33rd.

Hale boys golf

Eric Baker shot an 82 in a WIAA Division 1 regional meet at Wanaki on May 22, then beat teammate Patrick Heal in a playoff to qualify for sectional play.

Baker beat Heal on the third playoff hole to advance as an individual to the sectional, which was held on May 29 at Morningstar Golf Course. Baker and Heal had tied for 16th place.

Joey Ouellette fired an 85 for a share of 28th, while John Zilles posted 86 for 32nd and Danny Lemanske 92 for 34th.

The Huskies totaled 335 strokes for sixth place in the eight-team field.

"We did improve again with our best score of the year," head coach Dan Mroczenski said. "The improvement is there, but a few weeks too late."

Central boys golf

Dominic Craig fired a season-best 83 in a WIAA Division 1 regional meet on May 22 at Wanaki, missing a playoff for a sectional berth by just one shot.

"Dominic peaked at the right time," head coach Jim Dunham said. "He was outstanding for us."

Eric Owens shot 102, Dakota Behrs 104 and Dan Doyle 108 for Central, which tallied 397 strokes for eighth place.

Greenfield boys tennis

Singles player Kerby Vargas and the doubles team of Shaun Fleischhacker and Sean McClanahan both played in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet on May 23 at home.

Vargas lost his opening match to finish the season at 14-11, while the Fleischhacker-McClanahan duo dropped its first match to eventual runner-up Whitefish Bay and wound up 6-10.

The other Greenfield entries, Peter Eidsmoe, Kurt Storvik, Ethan Fogel, the team of Adam Garlie and Cody Ernst and the unit of Matt Brown and Mark Chandler, lost in subsectional play on May 21.

The Hustlin' Hawks also went 2-1 in dual meets in a May 19 tournament at Martin Luther, with Fogel going 3-0.

Whitnall boys tennis

Singles players Andrew Dundas and Shane Murphy qualified for a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet at Brookfield on May 23.

Dundas lost his first match to finish the season at 11-8, while Murphy came in fourth at second singles and concluded the season at 13-6.

Greenfield girls soccer

Dana Schwab scored three goals and assisted on the other two as the Hustlin' Hawks blanked Milwaukee Ronald Reagan, 5-0, on May 22.

Courtney Corrao and Kaitlin McClanahan also scored for Greenfield, which notched its fourth victory of the season a year after going winless.

Hale girls soccer

Amanda Claro scored in the 18th minute to give the Huskies a 1-0 triumph over traditional power University School on May 24.

Head coach Brent Behnke said goalkeeper Hannah King and center-back Marissa Egeland both gave outstanding performances as the Huskies posted their sixth victory of the season.

Hale dropped a 5-0 decision to Menomonee Falls on May 22 in the Greater Metro Conference finale.

"The score was 1-0 at the half, but in the second half, fatigue set in and their skill was too much for us to handle," Behnke said.

The Huskies begin WIAA Division 1 regional play at Franklin at 7 p.m. May 31.

Greenfield softball

The Hustlin' Hawks wrapped up Woodland Conference play with a 15-5 rout of St. Francis on May 21.

Greenfield, which finished 7-10 in the Woodland, started WIAA Division 1 regional action on May 29 against rival Greendale. If the Hawks won, they would play at top seed and Southeast Conference champion Kenosha Bradford at 4:30 p.m. May 31.

Central girls soccer

Molly Wirnsberger tallied two goals and Jenny Wildes one as the Bulldogs ended the regular season with a 3-1 triumph over Milwaukee Hamilton on May 24.

Emily Starich, Taylor Matysik and Rebekalee Schwindt all notched assists as Central swept a two-game season set with the Wildcats.

Central dropped a 10-0 game to Brookfield East on May 22 and an 8-1 contest to Brown Deer on May 21.

The Bulldogs open WIAA Division 1 regional action at 7 p.m. May 31 at Oak Creek.

Central softball

Sierra Brown went 2-for-4 as the Bulldogs dropped their Greater Metro Conference finale to West Allis Hale, 11-3, on May 22.

The Bulldogs also lost to Brookfield Central, 5-2, on May 21 despite a double and run batted in from Amy Nycz and a double by Halie Weigel. Nycz allowed eight hits in taking the defeat.

Central, which wound up 3-11 in the Greater Metro, opened WIAA Division 1 regional action on May 29 at Hartford. If the Bulldogs won, they would play either Oconomowoc or Milwaukee Hamilton May 31 in a regional championship contest.

Whitnall girls soccer

The Falcons stepped out of the Woodland Conference and lost twice last week.

They fell to Oconomowoc, 4-0, on Friday night and to Pius XI, 1-0, on May 21. Goaltender Lauren McKeown made seven saves for the Falcons against Pius, which tallied the lone goal in the 68th minute.

Whitnall opens WIAA Division 1 regional play at 6:30 p.m. May 31 at third seed Kettle Moraine.

West Allis boys tennis

The team ended its 2012 season quietly in a WIAA Division 1 subsectional on May 21, losing all of its matches and not advancing anyone to sectional play.

West Allis had a rebuilding job this season with a comparatively young squad.

- Compiled by John Rech

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