The Greyhounds tuned up for the Thursday, Oct. 13 Woodland Conference meet at Hales Corners Park with a runner-up finish in its own invite Oct. 8 at Kern Park.

They scored 46 points for their spot in the nine-team field, as DeForest won with 32. The Greyhounds were tightly packed, as Cole Bauman was seventh on the 5,000-meter course in 17:26 and Kai Gietzen was right behind him in eighth (17:41).

Other scoring runners included Henry Kuhlmann in 10th (17:46), Will Vuyk in in 12th (17:51) and Leo Fowler in 14th (17:54). Ray Oechler was 17th (17:59) and Lucas Florsheim 19th (18:02).


The 16-team Bay Invite is one of the oldest and most prestigious boys volleyball tournaments in the state with frequent state champions in its field.

Bay has not won it in the last 13 seasons, including on Oct. 8, but the Blue Dukes turned in a representative effort. After a tough pool play opener (1-2), the Blue Dukes bounced back to beat Racine Case (25-22, 25-20), Westosha Central (25-21, 25-19) and Burlington (25-23, 27-25) to claim the consolation title.

Top-ranked Marquette won the meet.

"It was a long, exciting day in the gym," said Blue Duke coach Alec Lannigan. "It's a very interesting sight to see a gym where we practice day in and day out transform into a multi-court battleground for some of the best teams in the state to swing away and compete for bragging rights. The day was dotted with a plethora of entertaining games. A slew of (NCAA) Division 1 college coaches and club teams were in attendance scouting out talent for their respective programs."

Lannigan praised junior outside hitter Joe Voit, sophomore middle blocker Gavin Julien, junior setter Daniel Payne and freshman rightside hitter Nolan Wollmer for their efforts.

Lannigan said a lot of work went into making the event a success and praised current (Jason Kasmarick) and past (John Gustavson) athletic directors for their help in making it all work.

"The tandem duo of these men helped to create something special," Lannigan said.

The parents were also highlighted in making sure the concession stand was staffed and that everyone got fed.


Maggie Meyer finished her high school golf career on a fine note, taking 11th in the WIAA sectional meet at MeeKwon on Oct. 4.

She carded an 18-hole score of 86, only five shots off an individual state tournament berth. North Shore Conference medalist Speedy Kent was meet medalist with a 69.


Freshman Felicity Hade was the individual winner for the Greyhounds as they earned fourth in their own six-team invite at Kern Park on Oct. 8.

They scored 73 points, as DeForest won with 44.

Hade had five seconds on a DeForest competitor in covering the 5,000-meter course in 20:21.42 for her win.

Other scoring runners included Lily Keane in 17th (21:27), Mari Kessenich in 19th (21:41), Morgan Lock in 20th (21:48) and Lydia Anshus in 25th (22:17). Ava Reinhoffer was 27th (22:19), and Ashley Kinnard was 30th (22:37).


The North Shore Conference-leading Knights downed Milwaukee Lutheran, 26-24, 25-21, 25-16, in a NSC dual meet on Oct. 4.

The league tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, at Germantown. The Knights will close their league dual-meet season with a match at Port Washington on Thursday, Oct. 13.

In the win over Lutheran, MacKenzie Eford led the way with 11 kills, while Kara Conley had 27 assists and Laura Keyser 10 digs.


Blue Duke junior Brooke Weber carded an 18-hole score of 91 to close out her season in the WIAA sectional meet at MeeKwon on Oct. 4. Her effort was good for 20th overall.


The Wildcats qualified for the WIAA state playoffs with an impressive 49-14 Midwest Classic Conference victory over Living Word Lutheran on Oct. 8.

With the win, USM improved to 4-2 in conference play and 6-2 overall. They will close out their regular season at home at  7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, against HOPE Christian. Later that night, the Wildcats will find out what eight-team playoff grouping they are in. They will either be in enrollment division four or five. Seeding meetings among the coaches will be held Saturday, Oct. 15. The playoffs will start Friday, Oct. 21.

The Wildcats were impressive in the win over Lutheran, as they built a 28-7 halftime lead and coasted from there.

Will Kennedy led the way with 185 yards rushing on 23 carries, including three first-half touchdowns of 41, 20 and 30 yards, respectively. He also had 11 tackles.

Justin Tremmel added 91 yards on seven carries, including TD runs of 46 and 18 yards, respectively.

Quarterback David Hutton hit six of 12 passes for 95 yards, including TD strikes to Tripp Grebe of 10 and 36 yards, respectively.


The Blue Dukes' hopes for a share of the North Shore Conference title came to an end with a 29-12 defeat at the hands of league champion Homestead on Oct. 7.

Bay (4-2 in conference and 5-3 overall) will close out their regular season at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at home against Grafton. The WIAA playoffs start Friday, Oct. 21.


The Greyhounds defeated the rival Falcons, 3-0, in an Oct. 5 Woodland Conference game.

Shorewood scored all three goals in the first half on scores from Jack Schill, Jaison James and Noah Dess. Patrick Quinan and James had an assist apiece.

Shorewood also won a 7-0 Woodland Conference decision over Cudahy/St. Francis on Oct. 10. They stand at 11-2-1 and 7-1-2 in league play. They took on Pewaukee (7-0-2) on Wednesday, Oct. 12, for the Woodland Conference lead, and if the Greyhounds win, it could effectively create a four-way tie for the league lead.

James had two goals in the win over Cudahy, while Cole Stephens, Schill, Nano Wagner, JJ Lambert all had a goal apiece.


The Knights fell to 5-2 in league duals with a four-set loss to defending North Shore Conference champion Germantown on Oct. 10.

Germantown improved to 6-0 with the win and all but clinched another NSC crown.

The Knights were coming off a quarterfinal finish in the Whitefish Bay Invitational on Oct. 8. They went 2-1 in pool play, beating Madison Memorial and Racine Horlick but falling to Kenosha Tremper. They then lost to Tosa East, 19-25, 25-21, 15-8, in the quarterfinals.


The Greyhounds dropped their first Woodland Conference crossover game by a 48-12 count to Pewaukee on Oct. 7.

With the loss, the Greyhounds fell to 5-3 overall. They will close out their regular season with another Woodland crossover game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at home against New Berlin Eisenhower.

Later that night, the Messwood co-op will find out its WIAA playoff fate as it will be grouped into an eight-team pod. Seeding meetings will be held Saturday, Oct. 15. The playoffs will start Friday, Oct. 21.

Against Pewaukee (7-1), the Greyhounds fell behind 20-0 in the first quarter. They closed the gap to 20-6 on a Grant Brown 65-yard pass from Joe Friedman, but the Pirates stretched the advantage to 34-6 before Messwood got on board for the last time with a Friedman 2-yard run that made it 34-12 at the half.

Pewaukee outgained Messwood by a 345-190 margin, as the Greyhounds managed just 40 yards rushing. Friedman did hit 14 of 32 passes for 150 yards.


Playing hard to the end, the Knights came up a little short in a 30-20 North Shore Conference decision to Milwaukee Lutheran on Oct. 7.

The Knights (0-6 in league play and 1-7 overall) will close out their season at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Port Washington. Nicolet can still act as spoiler, as the Pirates need to win the game in order to qualify for the WIAA state playoffs.

Against Lutheran, the Knights fell behind, 14-0, early but continued to fight back through the efforts of quarterback Jack Hansen, who rushed for 147 yards on 15 carries and passed for 76 yards and two TDs. A Hansen-to-Kamari Clayton 25-yard TD pass made it 14-7 early in the second quarter. Lutheran extended the lead to 21-7 at the break.

The Knights closed the gap to 23-13 at the end of the third on an 80-yard run by Hansen. But Lutheran scored early in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Hansen hit Dakari Williams on an 11-yard TD pass to close out the scoring.

Clayton caught five passes for 87 yards for Nicolet, while Keno Scott rushed for 36 yards and completed an option pass for 36 yards. Lutheran outgained Nicolet, 450-311.


The Greyhounds defeated Waukesha South in a nonconference dual meet, 26-24, 25-20, 25-20, on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The Greyhounds were led by Olivia Kessenich with eight kills, Rose Ziebert with 14 assists, Rachel Washington and Maureen Patterson with 14 digs each and Kessenich with five aces.

In a Woodland Conference dual on Oct. 4, the Greyhounds dropped a 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 25-21 decision to Wauwatosa West on Oct. 4.

Kessenich had 12 kills and 24 digs, and Ziebert had 14 assists.


The Greyhounds defeated South Milwaukee, 118-56, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Oct. 5.

Individual firsts went to Maya Schneider in the 200-yard freestyle (2:09.51) and 100 backstroke (1:07.06); Chloe Schnieder in the 200 individual medley (2:26.33); Sophie D'Amato in the 50 free (27.05) and 100 free (58.81); Leah Jorn in the 100 butterfly (1:05.49); and Lucy Phillips in the 500 free (5:50.35).

In addition, the Greyhounds swept all three relays behind Chloe and Maya Schneider, Jorn and D'Amato on the 200 medley (2:03.24); Jorn, Zoe Tiffin, Erin Szablewski and Phillips in the 200 free relay (2:04.21); and Maya Schneider, Phillips, Jorn and D'Amato on the 400 free relay (4:05.92).


The Falcons dropped a 96-73 Woodland Conference dual meet to Whitnall on Oct. 5.

Taking first for the local co-op included Katie Hayes in the 100 butterfly (59.8) and the 100 breaststroke (1:11.19) and the 200 free relay team of Hayes, Emily Kolb, Tori Mietkowski and Kalli Noll (1:52.23). The 400 free relay team of Noll, Amanda Hoppe, Abby Frenkel and Kolb was second in a good time of 4:05.17.

The Falconcats were also sixth of eight teams in the Cedarburg Invite on Oct. 8.

They scored 180 points for their spot as Cedarburg won with 554

Top finishes included seconds from Hayes in the 200 individual medley (2:15.46) and the 100 butterfly (59.79); a ninth from Mary Holmes in diving (314.95 points); a fifth from the 200 medley relay team of Hoppe, Hayes, Noll and Frenkel (2:00.65); and a fourth from the 200 free relay team of Hayes, Frenkel, Kolb and Noll (1:47.06);


The Falcons' season just got harder as they dropped 64-6 Woodland Conference crossover decision to Wauwatosa West on Oct. 7.

Brown Deer (0-8 overall) will close out its season with a 7 p.m. home Woodland crossover game against Pius XI on Friday, Oct. 14. The Popes just scored their first win of the season on Oct. 7 when they scored a mild upset over Cudahy, 22-20.

Brown Deer was down, 50-0, at the half against Tosa West. A fourth-quarter, 62-yard pass from Joe Marshall to Thomas Kelly prevented the shutout. Kelly caught four passes for 76 yards.


The Falcons dropped a Woodland Conference dual to New Berlin West, 25-12, 25-8, 25-19, on Oct. 4. Maureen Murphy had five kills and Mya McDaniel five assists.


The Falcons fell to 3-12-1 with a 4-0 loss to Tosa West on Oct. 10. They closed out their regular season at Greendale on Oct. 12.


The Knights fell to 3-9-1 overall and 0-5-1 in North Shore play with a 1-0 North Shore Conference loss to Port Washington on Oct. 10.