Hale boys soccer
A strong effort against perennial power Brookfield East and an overtime victory over a solid Oak Creek team highlighted a good week for the Huskies.
Alexander Sykes tallied the winning goal in the 95th minute as Hale downed Oak Creek, 2-1, in double overtime Sept. 13. That was just the second loss of the season for the Knights.
Antonio Rodriguez scored the first goal of the contest, but Oak Creek (8-2-1 going into this week) tied it up just before the half on what Hale head coach Neil Dombrowski thought was a questionable call for a penalty kick.
The Huskies battled Brookfield East through 66 minutes of scoreless soccer before the Spartans finally broke through, then went on to a tough 2-0 victory Sept. 11.
Hale fell to 1-3 in the GMC, but just one of those games - a 5-0 loss to Marquette - could really be considered one-sided.
The Huskies blanked Brookfield Academy, 7-0, on Saturday behind two goals and two assists from Alex Kaul. Also scoring for Hale (10-5-1) were Bobby Saskowski, Sykes, Anthony Taylor and Jesse Freund.
Hale girls volleyball
In what head coach Leng Sayaovong called his team's best match of the season so far, the Huskies downed West Allis Central, 25-7, 25-20, 25-18, Sept. 11.
Jamie Supple collected nine kills, Rachel Milani nine kills and seven blocks, Caitlin Kantowski 28 assists and three service aces and Natalie Carr 22 digs.
"The players are starting to trust one another and believe in one another," said Sayaovong, whose team improved to 1-2 in Greater Metro Conference duals. "It was great to see that they were just having fun on the court and not worrying about making a mistake. This was a fun match to coach."
Greenfield girls volleyball
The Hustlin' Hawks outlasted rival Whitnall in a 25-13, 23-25, 31-29, 25-19 Woodland Conference victory Sept. 11.
Jessie Kalous totaled 17 kills for the match, while Luci Krenzke collected 44 assists, Kattie Djurica three service aces and Lauren Bullock 17 digs.
The Hustlin' Hawks improved to 3-0 in Woodland duals heading into a test on Tuesday against South Milwaukee.
Central boys soccer
Mike Manlick tallied twice and Eric Owens once as the Bulldogs dropped Veritas, 3-1, for their first victory of the season on Friday evening.
Central lost its other game last week, an 11-0 decision to powerful Brookfield Central Sept. 11.
Hale boys cross country
At the Racine St. Catherine's Angel Invitational on Saturday, the Huskies topped 28 teams, including seven who are rated in state polls this season.
They tallied 126 points to finish behind only second-rated Waukesha South with 107 points and seventh-rated Port Washington with 117 points. The Huskies came into the meet rated 11th in Division 1.
Sam Gagliano came in 17th of 532 runners with a personal-best 16 minutes, 45 seconds. Milan Stojanovic was close behind in 20th (season-best 16:48), while Robert Effinger took 22nd (personal-best 16:50), Dan Nelson 26th (personal-best 16:56) and Tony Lozano 41st (personal-best 17:18). Tim Ebben finished 86th (season-best 18:03).
Gagliano, Stojanovic and Ebben were all nursing colds during the meet and Bailey Keune was out with an injury, head coach Ron Kurtz said.
Greenfield cross country
The Hustlin' Hawks tallied 142 points for fifth place in the 13-team Franklin Invitational Friday evening.
Casey Sabinash was their leader with 19th place in 17 minutes, 50 seconds, followed by Tom Friedbacker 20th (17:50), Andy Sabinash 21st (17:56), Quinton Kufahl 32nd (18:21), Cody Hagfors 50th (18:59), Dylan Kumbera 63rd (19:19) and Brandon Dachowski 83rd (20:19).
The girls had just three runners, led by Keely Hanley in eighth place (20:25). Audrey Schmidt ran 68th (23:46) and Natalia Coralic 78th (28:56).
Whitnall girls volleyball
After a tough 25-13, 23-25, 31-29, 25-19 loss to Greenfield Sept. 11, the Falcons bounced back in a big way with a 25-20, 25-20, 25-12 triumph over Shorewood Sept. 13.
Ashley Markowiak tallied 13 kills, Kim Ertl 23 assists and Amanda Rosenwald 16 digs in the match.
Leaders in the loss to the Hustlin' Hawks were Markowiak with 11 kills, Ertl and Lauren Ray with 17 assists apiece and Rosenwald with 26 digs.
Hale boys volleyball
The Huskies tipped Waukesha North, 25-16, 19-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-13, in a dual Sept. 12.
Parker Voller collected 13 kills, Savaughn Boston 33 assists, Zach Bohmann 16 digs, Connor O'Leary four blocks and Jake Geiger three aces for the Huskies.
Hale girls cross country
A score of 352 points lifted the Huskies to the top half of a 31-team pack Saturday at the Racine St. Catherine's Angel Invitational.
April Koshen took 45th with a personal-best 16 minutes, 41 seconds, while Madison Mihaljevic was 59th (16:58). Alyssa Drajkowski took 78th (17:21), Elizabeth Elliott 83rd (17:25), Caroline Daniels 99th (17:50), Emily Zelten 110th (18:02) and Cassie Whittier 144th (18:52).
Head coach Terry Labinski said six of the seven varsity runners posted season or personal-best times.
Whitnall girls cross country
The Falcons finished seventh in Friday's Franklin Invitational with 192 points.
Jasmine Van Tine came in 26th with 21 minutes, 14 seconds, followed by Alyssa Woo in 34th (21:50), Kim Hurst 39th (22:00), Jennifer Bahling 42nd (22:06), Lauren Lent 51st (22:35) and Kina Cross 68th (24:09).
Whitnall boys cross country
Alex Richardson again placed in the top 10, coming in eighth with 17 minutes, 12 seconds Friday in the Franklin Invitational.
Derrick Yimsut took 35th (18:24), Seth Nowak 64th (19:20), Austin Hurst 69th (19:34), Tyler Nape 71st (19:43), Jacob Wick 76th (19:53) and Blake Stencil 77th (19:56) for the Falcons, who tallied 247 points for ninth place in the 13-team meet.
Central girls volleyball
After falling to rival West Allis Hale, 25-7, 25-20, 25-18, Sept. 11, the Bulldogs also lost a four-set dual to Mukwonago Sept. 13.
They fell to the Indians, 25-14, 25-11, 24-26, 25-16, despite eight kills from Rachel Sura, 22 assists and 17 digs by Melissa Smith and three service aces from Angela Reyes.
Central boys volleyball
The Bulldogs lost in the consolation playoffs of their own tournament Saturday to Kenosha Bradford, 20-12, 20-9.
In pool play, they took fourth, splitting with Fort Atkinson, 20-18, 14-20, and losing to both Racine St. Catherine's, 20-7, 20-16, and Greendale, 20-12, 20-17.
Central also lost a dual to Kenosha Indian Trail, 25-19, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, Sept. 10. Dominic Craig totaled six kills and four digs, Josh Kopplin 14 assists and Ryan Wisch four blocks.
Greenfield boys soccer
David Castillo scored both goals to help the Hustlin' Hawks to a 2-2 tie with Waukesha South Sept. 13.
Matt Defatte assisted on the first goal and the second was a penalty kick that he earned after he beat the goalkeeper on the dribble and the keeper pushed him.
Greenfield dropped a 3-1 Woodland Conference game to South Milwaukee Sept. 12 despite a goal by Dusan Ogjanovic. The Hawks were blanked by Greendale, 3-0, Sept. 10. Goalkeeper Brett Szalaczinski made 13 saves against the Panthers.
"All three results were disappointing," head coach Matt Ortloff said, "as we played much better in the previous two weeks. We picked up some key injuries and lost Stephen Lisiecki for two weeks."
The Raptors lost to Shorewood, 25-18, 24-26, 25-20, 25-18, Sept. 12.
Skylar Czaplewski collected 15 kills, seven digs and four blocks, while Kurt Storvik totaled 23 assists.
The Raptors also fell to New Berlin United, 25-14, 27-25, 25-17, Sept. 10 despite Parambir Singh's nine kills, Storvik's 18 assists and Kyle Hanneken's five digs.
Whitnall boys soccer
The Falcons lost three games last week, 4-2 to Waukesha North Sept. 13, 1-0 to Wauwatosa West Sept. 12 and 2-1 to South Milwaukee Sept. 10.
Whitnall slipped to 2-3 in the Woodland Conference going into this week.
Central girls cross country
The Bulldogs finished 11th with 290 points in the Franklin Invitational on Friday evening.
Katie Wardinski claimed 35th place in 21 minutes, 50 seconds, and Alex Jonas was 48th (22:31). Rounding out Central's effort were Becky Schwindt in 62nd (23:30), Hanna Pfister 72nd (28:42), Kirsten Donnerbauer 73rd (29:48) and Dana Batchelor 74th (30:41).
West Allis girls swimming
The Wave was downed by Wauwatosa East, 138-47, in a Greater Metro Conference dual Sept. 13.
Taking second for West Allis were Cierra Dufay in the diving with 137.05 points and Paulina Fortis in the 500 freestyle at 6 minutes, 50.84 seconds.
The Wave also posted nine third places.
Greenfield girls tennis
The Hustlin' Hawks lost a narrow 4-3 decision to St. Francis in Woodland Conference action Sept. 11.
They were blanked, 7-0, by New Berlin West Sept. 10 and will compete in the Woodland Tournament next Tuesday and Wednesday at sites in Greendale and Greenfield.
Whitnall girls tennis
The Falcons dropped a 6-1 dual decision to Pewaukee Sept. 10 in their only action of the week.
Another scheduled meet with Brown Deer last week was postponed by rain.
West Allis girls tennis
Traditional power Brookfield Central was too much for West Allis in a 7-0 Greater Metro Conference dual meet Sept. 11.
West Allis will take part in the GMC Tournament next Wednesday and Thursday at sites in Brookfield.
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