The Blue Dukes finished their successful season quietly in the WIAA state tennis tournament at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Oct. 13-14.

In doubles, the all-senior doubles team of Jenna Marget and Kendall Martens (19-15) split two matches, falling to a Stoughton team, 6-4, 6-1, in the second round, The second doubles team of senior Dani Lester and junior Ali Menard (26-7) also split two matches, falling to a Nicolet pair, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1.

In singles, freshman Mia Hessel (12-19) gained good experience, also going 1-1 and falling to a Stroughton opponent in the second round (6-2, 6-3), while senior Karlotta Galten (18-15) lost her first-round match.

Bay had a strong team season, as they were ranked fifth in state at one point.


The fine careers of three senior Greyhound tennis players came to a end in the WIAA D2 state tennis tournament Oct. 13 and 14 in Madison.

Three-time state qualifier Elizabeth Krioutchenkov (12-9) lost in a super tiebreaker decision (6-2, 2-6, 10-6) to a Kenosha St. Joseph's opponent in the first round. She had taken fifth in state in singles as a sophomore and made it to the second round of doubles with fellow senior Hannah Rosenbaum last season.

Rosenbaum made it back to state doubles this season with fellow senior Ellie Schmidt (9-9). They beat an Onalaska Luther pair in the first round before falling to a Catholic Memorial pair, 7-6, 6-1, in the second round.


The Greyhounds used a balanced effort to take second in the nine-team Woodland Conference championships at Hales Corners Park on Oct. 13.

The Greyhounds scored 86 points for their spot as defending state D2 champion Pewaukee won easily with 28 and New Berlin West was third with 91.

Freshman Felicity Hade continued her fine fall with an eighth-place finish on the 5,000- meter course in 20:03, while Lily Keane was 11th (20:22). Other scoring runners included Lydia Anshus in 15th (20:39), Morgan Lock in 25th (21:15) and Mari Kessenich in 27th (21:22).

Other runners included Ava Reinhoffer in 33rd (21:46) and Maya Lawnicki in 40th (22:09).

Ashley Kinnard won the junior varsity race in a fine time of 20:58.

The Greyhounds will take part in the WIAA D2 sectional race at Lincoln Park Golf Course at 12:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams will advance to the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 29.

Behind graduated all-stater Morgan Florsheim, the Greyhounds were second in state to Pewaukee last season.


The Greyhounds used a balanced effort to take third in the 10-team Woodland Conference championships at Hales Corners Park on Oct. 13.

They scored 68 points for their spot in the Woodland, as South Milwaukee dominated the event with 33 and Pewaukee was second with 65.

Coach Dominic Newman was impressed the team surpassed several of its stated goals. He knew the team did not quite have enough depth to win the meet but was happy with how they competed.

"I was impressed with how the boys raced and our one through seven spread," he said.

The Greyhounds' only senior, Cole Baumann, led the way in eighth on the 5,000-meter course in 16:54, while Leo Fowler was ninth (17:00).

Other scoring runners included Henry Kuhlmann in 12th (17:04), Kai Gietzen in 19th (17:22), and Ray Oechler in 20th (17:23). Also running for the team were Lucas Florsheim in 21st (17:24) and Will Vuyk in 22nd (17:25).

The Greyhounds' junior varsity won the meet, as Grant Shields was second individually in a time of 18:08.

The Greyhounds will co-host the combined WIAA D1 and D2 sectional at 11:30 a.m. at Lincoln Park Golf Course. Milwaukee Rufus King will be the co-host. The top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams will advance to the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 29.


Both Max Selbach and Nicholas Holmes earned first-team all-league honors as the Knights were fourth in the North Shore Conference meet at Tendick Park in Saukville on Oct. 15.

They scored 110 points for their spot as Homestead defended its title with 43. Selbach was third on the 5,000-meter course in 16:39 to earn his spot, while freshman Holmes was seventh in 16:58.

Other scoring runners for the Knights included August Eurich in 24th (17:29), Kyle Asmannn in 37th (18:04) and Robert Claus-Diedrich in 39th (18:12). Other runners included Zachary Asmann in 44th (18:23) and Nicholas Weseman in 47th (18:39).

The Knights will take part in WIAA sectional competition on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Lincoln Park Golf Course.

Nora McGuire was 23rd to lead the Nicolet girls to an eighth-place finish in the league meet. Whitefish Bay won its 17th title in a row.

McGuire was clocked in 21:08 for her spot, while Isabella Mahlik was 28th (21:39), Rianne Dobson 30th (21:46) and Anja du Plessis 33rd (21:53).


The Greyhounds' hopes for a piece of the Woodland Conference title came to an end with a 2-0 loss to eventual champion Pewaukee on Oct. 12.

The loss dropped Shorewood to 7-2-2 in league play, good for third place, as Pewaukee finished at 9-0-2 and New Berlin Eisenhower at 8-1-2. The Greyhounds are 11-3-3 overall.

They earned the third seed in the WIAA D3 East Troy bracket. They will host the winner of Brown Deer and Milwaukee Messmer in a regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, and if they win, will host a regional final, likely against sixth-seeded Plymouth, on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Sectional semifinals are Thursday, Oct. 27, with the sectional final Saturday, Oct. 29.

Top-ranked in D3 polls, Delavan-Darien is the top seed in the sectional and Catholic Memorial is the two seed.

Pewaukee scored both its goals in the first half, including a backbreaker with just a minute left in the session.


The Falcons' season came to an end on a winless note, as a game effort came up short, 38-20, against Pius XI in a Woodland Conference crossover game Oct. 14.

Brown Deer (0-9) was down only 8-7 at the quarter, as Joe Marshall hit Tejhaun Palmer on a 25-yard TD pass, but then the Popes (2-7 overall) scored three unanswered TDs in the second quarter, including one with just 20 seconds left in the half to make it 26-7 at the break.

It was 32-7 when Marshall scored on an 8-yard run for the Falcons, and the season ended on an up note when the Falcons scored a TD with 29 seconds left on a 75-yard run by Darice Halsell.

Brown Deer did gain 268 yards for the game, and the point total was a season high for the team. Marshall was five of 15 passing for 70 yards, and Lonnie Barry was two of seven for 50 yards. Halsell had 64 of the Falcons 148 rushing yards, while Palmer caught two passes for 51 yards.


The Knights closed their season with a 49-13 loss to Port Washington on Oct. 14.

The loss closed the Nicolet season at 1-8, while the victory earned the Pirates their first state playoff berth since 2008.

A Dakari Williams 68-yard TD run closed the first quarter gap to 14-6 for the Knights, but then the Pirates scored 23 unanswered points in the second quarter to end any drama. Quarterback Jack Hansen ended his game season with a 36-yard TD pass to Kamari Clayton in the fourth quarter,

Williams rushed for 83 yards on six carries, while Hansen completed three passes for 61 yards.


The Greyhounds entered the WIAA state playoffs on a rough note, with a 42-0 defeat to New Berlin Eisenhower in a Woodland Conference crossover game on Oct. 14.

After a 5-1 start, the Greyhounds closed the regular season with three hard losses by a combined score of 138-18.

Messwood (5-4) will visit four-seed Germantown (4-5) in a WIAA Level 1 D2 playoff game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 . If they win that game, they will advance to a Level 2 game on Friday, Oct. 28, likely at defending D2 state champion Homestead.

Eisenhower scored two TDs in each of the first three quarters against the Greyhounds in the regular-season closer. Messwood gained only 77 total yards as Cal Curran was five of 12 passing for 48 yards with Miles Brown catching four balls for 37 yards and Zoe McDowell rushing for 37 yards on 11 carries.

Lael Thompson had 11 total tackles, while Jathon Turner and James Eiland had 10 apiece.


With eight of the top 10 teams in D2 at the meet, the Blue Dukes held their own in earning third of 17 teams in the State Small Schools meet in Shorewood on Oct. 15.

"Everybody's a little tired," said coach Jim Davis, "but it was a really nice team effort. We brought 12 girls to the meet and really put together some great races. We were fourth, then fifth and we finished up third. Everybody was watching the scoreboard and knew what they needed to do to help the team move up."

The Blue Dukes closed out their North Shore Conference dual-meet season against Grafton on Oct. 18 and will be off until Oct. 29, when they host the North Shore Conference meet.

'This'll be our last good hard week (of training), and then we'll start resting," Davis said.

Bay scored 209 points for its spot in the Small Schools meet. Madison Edgewood, the top-ranked team in D2, won with 387, while McFarland, the second-ranked team, was second with 292. Bay entered the meet ranked eighth.

The Blue Dukes earned their spot without the benefit of any finishes in the top three of any event.

Top finishes included the following: 200-yard medley relay: Kate Murphy, Gretchen Grams, Sara Desing and Heather Smallpage, seventh (1:57.44); 200 free: Ines Bengana, seventh (2:02.6), Lydia Barnes, eighth (2:03.75); 50 free: Smallpage, fourth (25.26), Grams, eighth (26.3); 100 free: Smallpage, fifth (56.39); 500 free: Bengana, sixth (5:34.23); 200 free relay: Barnes, Ceci Hutt, Bengana and Smallpage, fifth (1:45.14); and 400 free relay: Barnes, Hutt, Grams and Bengana, fourth (3:52.22).


Katie Hayes won the 100-yard butterfly to lead the Falcioncats to a ninth-place finish in the power-packed State Small Schools meet in Shorewood on Oct. 15.

Coach Mark Thompson thought it was a great effort in a meet that featured eight of the top 10 WIAA D2 state schools.

The Falconcats scored 119 points for their spot, as top-ranked Madison Edgewood won with 387.

Hayes edged a Whitnall swimmer for her victory in the butterfly by just 0.08 of a second wtih a 59.58-second clocking. She was also third in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.71). Thompson was also pleased with the efforts of diving Mary Holmes, who was seventh of 14 with a score of 328.6 points. He said Holmes continues to increase her degree of difficulty.

Other noteworthy efforts included Kalli Noll at 15th in the 500 free (27.2) and  Abby Frenkel 16th in the same race (27.21). Noll was also 12th in the 100 butterfly (1:06.6), and Frenkel was 14th in the 100 free (59.06).

The best relay finish was a seventh by the 200 free team of Hayes, Frenkel, Amanda Hoppe and Noll (1:45.56).

The team will take part in the Racine Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 22.


The Greyhounds were 11th of 17 teams in the State Small Schools Meet they hosted on Oct. 15.

They scored 114 points for their spot as top-ranked Madison Edgewood dominated the meet with 387 points.

"I think the girls swam well even though there had been a tough week of training," said coach Cassie Peterson. "It's a very fast meet, and they stepped up to the challenge, most of them going best times for this season."

Best performances for the Greyhounds included the following: 200 medley relay: Maya Schneider, Anna Czubak, Leah Jorn and Sophie D'Amato, eighth (1:59.57); 200 individual medley: Schneider, eighth (2:21.45); 500 free: Schneider, eighth (5:39.62), Lucy Phillips, ninth (5:41.8); and 400 free relay: Chloe Schneider, Grace Anderson, D'Amato and Maya Schneider, seventh (4:01.52).


The Knights will enter the WIAA D2 state tournament with a 7-9-2 overall record.

They lost their final North Shore Conference game to Port Washington, 1-0, on Oct. 10 but bounced back to record a 4-0 nonconference win over West Bend East on Oct. 14.

Goals in the East game came from seniors Jake Knox,Grant Siverhus, Jack Steinberger and Scott Arenzon.

They earned the ninth seed in the WIAA D2 Kaukauna bracket and will visit eighth-seeded Kaukauna in a 7 p.m. regional semifinal game Thursday, Oct. 20. If they win that game, they'll head off to a regional final at rival North Shore Conference champion and defending D2 state champion Whitefish Bay on Saturday, Oct. 22. The sectional semifinals are slated for Thursday, Oct. 27.


Falcons' junior Kristiana Longe took a solid 27th out of 72 in the Woodland Conference varsity race on Thursday, Oct. 13, at Hales Corners Park.

She turned in a time of 21:12 on the 5,000-meter course.

In the boys' race, junior Rory Burmeister was 63rd out of 74 in a clocking of 19:17.

They will take part in the WIAA D2 sectional race at Lincoln Park Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 22.


The Greyhounds split in their Woodland Conference tournament pool play bracket on Oct. 13, beating South Milwaukee, 25-23, 25-16, and falling to Tosa West, 25-23, 25-17.

Tosa West joined Greendale, New Berlin Eisenhower and Pewaukee in the Woodland Conference championship finals on Oct. 15.

The Greyhounds earned the top seed in their WIAA D2 regional bracket of the Whitnall sectional. They took on Audubon Tech on Tuesday, Oct. 18. If they won that match, they would host the winner of St. Francis and Cudahy in a regional semifinal Thursday, Oct. 20. They would host the Saturday, Oct. 22 regional final. St. Thomas More is the second seed.

The regional champion will advance to a sectional semifinal on Oct. 27 at Pewaukee, likely against state power Catholic Memorial.


The Falcons competed well in their Woodland Conference pool play on Oct. 13. They fell to Cudahy,11-25, 25-19, 25-15 and to Greendale, 25-10, 25-15.

Greendale won the bracket and advanced to the Woodland championship finals on Oct. 15.

The Falcons earned the fifth seed in their WIAA D2 regional bracket. They took on Milwaukee School of Languages on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in a regional quarterfinal, and if they won, they would advance to a regional semifinal Thursday, Oct. 20, at top-seeded University School.


The Blue Dukes finished eighth in the North Shore Conference Tournament on Oct. 15.

They earned the eighth seed in the WIAA D1 DSHA sectional and will host Milwaukee Riverside in a 7 p.m. regional semifinal Thursday, Oct. 20. If they win that match, they'll advance to a regional final at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at top-seeded and state-ranked Brookfield East.


The Falcons finished up their regular season with a 3-0 Woodland Conference defeat at the hands of Greendale on Oct. 12. Nathan Gonzalez made 12 saves for the Falcons.

They hosted Milwaukee Messmer in a WIAA D3 regional quarterfinal game on Oct. 18. If they advanced, they would visit sectional third seed Shorewood in a regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.