SHOREWOOD-BROWN DEER/USM BOYS SWIMMING
The Greyhounds beat their Woodland Conference rivals by a 96-66 score in a dual meet on Jan. 11.
In the dual, taking firsts for Shorewood were Evan Szablewski in the 200-yard freestyle (1:58.76) and 100 backstroke (1:40.23); Charlie Phillips in the 200 individual medley (2:17.28) and 500 free (5:13.75); Lucas Barry in the 50 free (24.3); Joey Boldoc in the 100 free (59.72); and Peter Rath in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.96).
In addition, the Greyhounds won the 200 medley relay with Szablewski, Micah Sweet, Phillips and Barry (1:56.08) and the 400 free relay with Szablewski, Phillips, Boldoc and Barry (3:48.29).
Earning victories for the Falconcats were Ben Hayes in the 100 butterfly (55.48) and the 200 free relay team of TJ Davis, Hayes, Bobby Albrightson and Caleb Saffold (1:44.31).
The Knights earned individual titles from Parker Keckeisen at 170 pounds and Collin Shea at 182 in earning seventh in the 13-team Clintonville Trucker Invitational on Jan. 14.
They scored 100.5 for their spot, as Kewaunee edged Wisconsin Rapids, 165.5-164, for the title.
Keckeisen (28-0) remained the top-ranked wrestler in his weight class in the state as he beat Kewaukee (technical fall), Almond-Bancroft (technical fall), Wisconsin Rapids (major decision) Rosholt (technical fall) and Antigo (injury default) to claim his crown.
Shea (16-5) earned his first major title of the season in spectacular fashion, pinning Roshort, Stratford Reserve, Wisconsin Rapids, Kewaunee and Menominee Indian opponents with only one match reaching the second period.
Ryan Kuesel at 113 (25-5) remains a force to be reckoned with as he took second, recording two pins and two major decisions before falling to a Kaukauna opponent on a 4-0 decision. Peter Driscoll was fourth at 160 (13-13).
Coach Gus Kaufmann said the tourney is one of the major fun highlights of the season as the Knights take a coach bus up and travel in style.
NICOLET BOYS SWIMMING
The Knights dropped a spirited dual to North Shore Conference rival Homestead, 91-85, on Jan. 11.
Nicolet was leading the meet, 85-81, going into the final event, the 400 free relay, but the Highlanders took first and third in the race to pull out the win.
Earning victories for the Knights were the 200 medley relay team of Dylan Hall, Collin Siverhus, Ben Cook and Riccardo Romersi (1:44.11); Romersi in the 200 individual medley (2:09.31) and 100 free (49.9); Cook in the 50 free (23.56); Max Sorin in diving (162.25 points); the 200 free relay team of Hall, Chris Hellman, Siverhus and Romersi (1:34.82); and Siverhus in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.54).
Nicolet also earned seventh in the 10-team Shorewood Invitational on Jan. 14. Romersi edged Cedarburg senior Will Hobbs in the 50 free by 0.01 of a second with a 21.86 time.
That effort led the Knights to a 184-point total, as the Brookfield co-op won with 429.5.
Other notable efforts included the following: 200 medley relay: Hall, Siverhus, Cook and Hellman, seventh (1:47.91); 200 individual medley: Hall, fourth (2:08.17), Siverhus, eighth (2:12.26); 100 butterfly: Cook, ninth (57.69); 100 free: Romersi, third (48.81); 200 free relay: Romersi, Siverhus, Hall and Hellman, sixth (1:34.3); 100 backstroke: Hall, fifth (59.77); and 100 breaststroke: Siverhus, eighth (1:07.81).
WHITEFISH BAY GYMNASTICS
The Blue Dukes turned in a 137.35 mark in claiming a North Shore/Greater Metro Conference dual meet with Menomonee Faslls/Germantown on Jan. 11.
Aly Yurkowitz swept all the individual events, taking vault (9.15), uneven bars (9.3), balance beam (9.25) and floor exercise (9.5), for an all-around score of 36.7. Other good efforts were turned in by Jess Fetting on the bars and balance beam and Julia Patek and Ava Fleming on the floor exercise.
The Blue Dukes will be at the Arrowhead Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 21.
WHITEFISH BAY WRESTLING
The Blue Dukes earned a 12th-place finish in the 14-team Brookfield Central Lancer Invitational on Jan. 14.
Oak Creek won with 384, and Bay scored 102.5 points for its spot.
Jonah Nelson at 132 pounds (13-10 overall) and Dajun Johnson at 152 (15-5) both earned fifth after incurring only one loss on the day each. Johnson's only defeat was an ultimate tiebreaker overtime decision to a Sparta opponent in the third round.
Nelson's only defeat was to top-ranked Nathan Hensley of Whitnall/Greendale (27-0). Max Hummer was seventh at 160 (12-10).
SHOREWOOD BOYS SWIMMING
The Greyhounds earned ninth in their own high-powered 10-team invitational on Jan. 14.
They scored 70 points for their spot, as the Brookfield co-op won with 429.5.
The best finishes for Shorewood came in the 500-yard freestyle, as Evan Szablewski was fifth (5:02.32) and Charlie Phillips was sixth (5:05.5).
Other good showings included the following: 200 free: Phillips, 10th (1:54.34); 200 individual medley: Micah Sweet, 11th (2:22.17); and 400 free relay: Szablewski, Phillips, Joey Boldoc and Lucas Barry, ninth (3:37.47).
NICOLET GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Knights' best chance at a win this season came up a little short on Jan. 13. Despite a team season high for points, they fell to North Shore rival Milwaukee Lutheran, 67-52, on Jan. 13.
Nicolet (0-13 overall) fell behind, 35-26, at the half and couldn't quite catch up to the Red Knights. Laura Keyser had 13 points to lead the way, while Casey O'Hare had 12, Jaya Williams 10 and Lauren Soyke 8.
The Knights also fell to Cedarburg, 59-22, on Jan. 14.
SHOREWOOD GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Greyhounds' bid for another Woodland Conference East Division title took a major hit last week, when they dropped league decisions to preseason divisional favorite Cudahy (57-39) on Jan. 11 and then to Whitnall (45-42) on Jan. 13.
With the losses, they fell to 4-4 in a jumbled East Division race, tied for second with Cudahy, while Whitnall is on top at 4-3 and South Milwaukee is in fourth (3-4).
They will turn around and visit Cudahy on Friday, Jan. 20.
Against Whitnall, the Greyhounds fell behind, 26-22, at the half and couldn't quite catch up. Khamya McNeal led the way with 14 points, Olivia Kessenich had 9 and Olivia Reilly 8. Shorewood could have helped itself at the line but was only 9-of-19 in free-throw shooting.
Cudahy outscored Shorewood, 31-17, in the second half to break open a close game. McNeal gave it her all with 21 points (7-of-10 from the foul line), and Natalie Tomaszewski had 8.
The visiting Packers hit 16 of 22 free throws, while the Greyhounds were just 7-of-12.
BROWN DEER GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Falcons (2-10) turned in a good effort in their 58-44 Woodland Conference loss to Greenfield on Jan. 11. They also fell to South Milwaukee, 63-39, on Jan. 13.
They will visit Greenfield on Friday, Jan. 20.
Against Greenfield on Jan. 11, the Falcons played a good second half but couldn't overcome a 28-16 first-half deficit despite 26 points from freshman Mattie Schimenz. She hit 8 of 10 free throws and two 3-pointers, and Jonisia Nash contributed 10.
Brown Deer was outscored, 32-17, in the second half against South Milwaukee as Schimenz had 19 points and Nash 9.
WHITEFISH BAY GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Blue Dukes put in a strong effort against Homestead on Jan. 13 but couldn't quite finish as they fell, 52-44.
Bay, which also fell to Catholic Memorial, 47-41, on Jan. 10, fell to 4-3 in North Shore play and 9-6 overall.
They will visit Grafton on Friday, Jan. 20.
The Blue Dukes had a 37-36 lead with about eight minutes left against Homestead, but the Blue Dukes had a hard time containing Now All-Suburban Highlander forward Chloe Marotta, who had 32 points, including 11 of 19 free throws.
Ellie Clements led Bay with 12 points, while Elise Whitmoyer had 11 and Ali Menard 10.
The Memorial game was close throughout, as Bay was down, 24-22, at the half. Bay was led by Clements with 20, and Bailey Faulkner and Mia Brower had 6 apiece. Memorial hit four 3-pointers, while the Blue Dukes did not hit any in 13 attempts.
SHOREWOOD BOYS BASKETBALL
The short-handed Greyhounds' struggles continued, as they lost a heartbreaker of a 58-57 nonconference overtime decision to Union Grove on Jan. 10 and then fell to powerful Woodland foe Whitnall, 83-47, on Jan. 13.
Shorewood entered the week at 2-6 overall. They will host Cudahy on Friday,Jan. 20.
Whitnall broke out to a 41-19 lead on Shorewood at the half. DeAndre Anderson did his best for the Greyhounds with 30 points, including 8 of 10 free throws, and John Ewing added 9.
Against Union Grove, the Greyhounds fell behind, 26-15, at the half but then rallied to tie it at 47-47 and force OT. Anderson scored 18 points, and James Ewing added 16.