SHOREWOOD BOYS SWIMMING
Evan Szablewski earned a second-place medal in the 500-yard freestyle, as the Greyhounds claimed 14th in the WIAA D2 boys state swimming meet at the UW-Madison Natatorium on Feb. 17.
The sophomore Szablewski turned in a time of 4:44.61 for his spot, edging a Lakeland swimmer (4:45.23) for the second-place medal. Monona Grove junior Ben McDade set a new state record in winning the event in 4:28.83.
His effort led to a 56-point effort in the 30-plus-team D2 field; Monona Grove dominated the field with 381.
Szablewski begun his day by helping the Greyhounds' 200 medley relay team that included Micah Sweet and Charlie Phillips take 16th in 1:48.02. He then followed that with a 10th-place effort in the 200 free (1:49.82).
Senior Lucas Barry was 10th in the 50 free (22.47) and the 100 free (49.55), while Phillips was 11th in the 500 free (4:58.14) and 12th in the 200 free (1:50.4). The 400 free relay team of Szablewski, Phillips, Micah Sweet and Barry was 14th (3:29.31).
WHITEFISH BAY BOYS SWIMMING
Senior Mike McMahon was seventh in the 200-yard freestyle to lead the Blue Dukes to a 13th-place finish in the WIAA Division 2 state meet at the UW-Madison Natatorium on Feb. 17.
McMahon came across in 1:48.47 for his spot in leading Bay to a 57-point total; Monona Grove won with 381 points. McMahon was also 15th in the 500 free (5:03.5).
Other efforts for the Blue Dukes included senior Wilson Tarpey eighth in the 50 free (22.23) and 12th in the 100 free (49.74), while Henry Fetzer was 16th in the 100 butterfly (58.74).
The 200 free relay team of senior Phil Flejsierowicz, Jack Gonzales, Tarpey and McMahon was 11th (1:32.84), and the 400 free relay of Flejsierowicz, Adam Stollenwerk, Tarpey and McMahon was 10th (3:24.46).
WHITEFISH BAY GIRLS GYMNASTICS
The Blue Dukes are rounding into fine state form as they took second in the North Shore/Greater Metro Conference meet with a season-best total of 142.3 points.
"We still have a lot of challenges, but the team is really coming together," said coach Mary Liniewski. "We're training for the state meet, and we're trying to make a late-season push for the podium (top two spots), but we have a few things to take care of yet."
The Blue Dukes will look to qualify for state at the WIAA D2 sectional at Waterford at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. The top two teams and first five individuals in all events including the all-around wiill advance to the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids, March 3 and 4. The Blue Dukes are defending D2 state champions.
Brookfield turned in an impressive 146.45 score in winning the league title.
Defending D2 state all-around champ Aly Yurkowitz led Bay, taking second in the all-around with a 37.825 score, as a 0.1 deduction for a slight step out of bounds in the floor exercise cost her the top spot. She was also second on vault (9.475), floor (9.625) and uneven bars (9.3) and third in the balance beam (9.425).
Other good efforts included Jess Fetting in sixth on balance beam (9.175); Ava Fleming seventh (9.075), Julia Patek eighth (8.975) and Abby Timms ninth (8.925) in floor exercise; Sarah Kirchner fifth (8.625), Fetting seventh (8.475) and Timms ninth (8.4) on uneven bars; and Timms eighth in the all-around (34.8).
Liniewski said getting freshman Kirchner back in all four events adds some critical depth to the team.
NICOLET GIRLS GYMNASTICS
The Knights were third in the North Shore/Greater Metro Conference meet on Feb. 18
They will take part in the WIAA Division 1 sectional at Menomonee Falls at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.
The top two teams and first five individuals on all events including the all-around will qualify for the WIAA state meet in Wisconsin Rapids, March 3 and 4.
In the league test, Nicolet scored 140.65 for its spot, as Brookfield won with 146.45 points and Whitefish Bay was third with 140.65.
In the all-around, Ellen Liang was fifth (35.975), Cailin Mahoney was sixth (35.875) and Abbe Hansen seventh (34.925).
Mahoney was fourth (9.4) and Liang fifth (9.375) on vault; Hansen was sixth on uneven bars (8.6); Liang was fourth (9.4) and Mahoney sixth (9.15) on floor exercise; and Mahoney was seventh (8.975), Liang eighth (8.925) and Jenna Koshakov ninth (8.85) on balance beam. Hansen was also fifth on the balance beam with a 9.2 score.
WNS STORM HOCKEY
The Storm's season ended quietly with a 5-1 WIAA regional final loss to the Kettle Moraine co-op on Feb. 17.
The loss finished the campaign at 12-10-2.
John Nelsen (Zach Asmann assist) scored the only goal for the Storm. Seniors include Asmann, George Sullivan, Avi Paley, Ethan Long, Nelsen, Kyle Asmann, Joe Roch, Milo Hines and keeper Robert Ali.
SHOREWOOD GIRLS GYMNASTICS
The Greyhounds were eighth in the North Shore/Greater Metro Conference meet on Feb. 18.
Katie Brusnahan was 12th in vault (8.725).
The Greyhounds will be at the WIAA Division 2 sectional at Waterford on Thursday, Feb. 23.
BROWN DEER BOYS BASKETBALL
The Falcons' hopes for a fifth straight Woodland Conference East Division title remained alive with an 80-38 rout of South Milwaukee on Feb. 17.
If the Falcons (12-3 in league play and 16-5 overall) beat Whitnall on Feb. 22, they will clinch no worse than a tie for the division crown.
Brown Deer earned the third seed in its half of the WIAA Division 2 Hartford sectional. The Falcons will host the winner of Kewaskum and Plymouth in a regional semifinal Friday, Feb. 3, and will likely visit fourth-ranked Cedarburg in a regional final Saturday, March 4.
Brown Deer went up 52-23 at the half on South Milwaukee, as Damon Jackson had 25 points, Jalen Greenlee 17, Jay Gentry 14 and Jaylon Gentry 9.
NICOLET BOYS BASKETBALL
The Knights took a serious step toward a second-place finish in the North Shore Conference with a 66-55 win over Milwaukee Lutheran on Feb. 16.
With the win, the Knights improved to 8-5 in the North Shore Conference. They also guaranteed themselves a winning record for the season at 12-9. If they beat visiting Port Washington on Thursday, Feb. 23, in their regular-season closer, they will finish no worse than in a tie for second behind champion Cedarburg.
They earned the fourth seed in the WIAA D2 Menasha sectional and will host the winner of Grafton and Milwaukee Madison in a regional semifinal on Friday, March 4. Beaver Dam is the top seed in the regional.
In the win over Port, the Knights played good first half defense in taking a 29-16 lead and then held on for the win. They had extremely balanced scoring with Jayden Hardy leading the way with 12 points, while Jamari Sibley had 11 and Ken Matthews and Dakari Williams with 10 each.
BROWN DEER GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Falcons closed their regular season with a 74-36 loss to Woodland Conference foe South Milwaukee on Feb. 14.
Brown Deer closed at 4-17. They took on Port Washington in a WIAA D2 regional quarterfinal game on Tuesday, Feb. 21. If they won that game, they would head to top sectional seed Beaver Dam for a Friday, Feb. 24 regional semifinal.
In the loss to South Milwaukee, the Falcons fell behind, 38-17, at the half. Jonisia Nash led the way with 13 points, Mattie Schimenz had 12 and Michaela Drake 8.
WHITEFISH BAY GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Blue Dukes closed their season with a tough 44-36 loss to North Shore rival Homestead on Feb. 17.
They finished at 13-9 overall and 8-6 in North Shore play. They will host the winner of Messmer/Tosa West in a regional semifinal Friday, Feb. 24. If they win, they will likely visit Tosa East in a regional final Saturday, Feb. 25.
WHITEFISH BAY BOYS BASKETBALL
The Blue Dukes skid continued with a rough, 78-50 loss to Homestead on Feb. 17, their fifth loss in a row.
The loss dropped them to 8-12 overall. They will close the regular season at Grafton on Thursday, Feb. 23.
They will host Milwaukee Lutheran in a D2 regional quarterfinal Tuesday, Feb. 28. If they win, they will visit top seed Milwaukee Washington in a regional semifinal Friday, March 3.
In the loss to Homestead, a 45-23 drubbing in the second half did in the Blue Dukes. Cade Garcia had 13 points and Demetrius Johnson 10.