In a battle of area rivals, the Knights overpowered the Blue Dukes, 5-2, on Sept. 1.

Nicolet will visit Homestead in what will likely be the North Shore Conference dual-meet championship on Thursday, Sept. 8, and then will host the powerhouse Sweet 16 Invitational Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10. Most of the state's best teams will be there, including Bay.

The Nicolet-Bay dual meet was largely cut and dried with only the third doubles match that was won by the Blue Dukes' Gracie Riedl and Terra Weber over the Knights' Jaida Drame and Mia Bohlen going to three sets (2-6, 7-6, 6-2).

All other matches were straight sets. Nicolet victories included singles wins from Amy Drame over Mia Hessel (6-1, 6-1); Angela Sendick over Karlotta Galten (6-1, 6-3); and Morgan Markenson over Elena Deslongchamps (6-4, 6-3). Doubles wins for the Knights included Elise Gerard and Annabelle Crowley over Jenna Marget and Kendall Martens (6-3, 6-1) and Marli Stellhorn and Emma Koppa over Ali Menard and Dani Lester (6-1, 7-5).

Aside from the doubles win, the Blue Dukes also earned a singles victory from Abby Longo over Julia Bohlen (6-2, 6-3).


The Greyhounds took a trip out west midweek and finished a solid second in the DeForest Norski Distance Classic on Aug. 31.

They scored 70 points in the eight-team event, which was won by Waunakee with 47.

Felicity Hade led the way, taking second on the 5,000-meter Linde Fields course in 20:43.  Emily Royston of Waunakee won the race in 20:25.

Other scoring runners for Shorewood included Lily Keane in 12th (21:58), Mari Kessenich in 14th (22:02), Oda Hausmann in 19th (22:24) and Lydia Anshus in 23rd (22:30).

Also running were Morgan Lock in 37th (23:01), Ashley Kinnard in 38th (23:03) and Maya Lawnicki in 39th (23:04).

The Greyhounds will be at the Arrowhead Invite on Thursday, Sept,. 8.


The Knights got their season off to a good start as they were second in the 14-team Leighton Betz Invitational at Greenfield Park on Sept. 2.

Nicolet scored 115 points to edge Muskego (116) for the runner-up spot as Arrowhead ran away with the title with just 36 points.

Freshman Nicholas Holmes got his career off to a positive start, taking fourth individually on the 5,000-meter course in 16:21, while junior Maxwell Selbach was ninth (16:34). Other scoring runners included senior August Eurich in 28th (17:36), senior Kyle Asmann in 32nd (17:46) and sophomore Zachary Dickman in 42nd (18:00). Also running were sophomores Robert-Clau Diedrich in 54th (18:20) and Nicholas Weseman in 60th (18:32). Slinger's David Fassbender was the individual champion in 16:03.


The youthful Blue Dukes squad will work with a new coach in Alec Lannigan.

"Our team this season is youthful as only three of the kids on the team have any high school varsity level experience," said Lannigan. "However, all of the kids are some of the most driven and intellectual kids I have ever had the pleasure of coaching. Their ability to see new concepts and own them is unparalleled.

"Our backbone comes from senior outside hitter Gunnar Royer and senior outside hitter and middle blocker Will Gerrietts, who are using their last year of high school to be leaders of this team. The dark horses on the team and the muscles, arms and legs extending from the backbone this season are junior libero Blake Hassler; junior outside and rightside hitter Joe Voit; sophomore middle blocker Gavin Julien; and junior setter Daniel Payne. This will certainly be the beginning of a strong legacy for boys volleyball here at Whitefish Bay. I am blessed to be their coach."


Led by senior outside hitter Matt Aussem and junior outside hitter Sean Shtivelberg, the Knights are off to a bit of an uneven start to their season.

They have beaten Whitefish Bay in a North Shore Conference dual and went 3-3 in the Kettle Moraine Tournament, falling in the consolation finals.

Other key players for the Knights include sophomore setter Matt Heidenrich and senior libero Ari Robinson, who coach Brad Kuehl said is the most underrated player at that position in the state. Others looked upon for help will be junior opposite hitter Andrew Heidenrich and middle blockers Ben Babisch and Dayvin Cheney.

Kuehl knows it will be an uphill battle this fall.

"(I) learned a lot with this young group," he said. "I will be needing to do a lot this year."


The Greyhounds cruised to a 7-0 Woodland Conference win over Greenfield on Sept. 1.

They did not drop a set in the match. Singles wins went to Elizabeth Krioutchenkov (6-1, 6-1), Margaret Bugnacki (6-1, 6-0), Jacqueline Klisch (6-3, 6-2) and Izzy Berenzny (6-0, 6-1).

Doubles victories were secured by the duos of Ellie Schmidt and Hannah Rosenbaum (6-0, 6-1); Edy Reckmeyer and Lindsay Nelson (6-0, 6-2); and Natalie Sorbjan and Maddie Medrick (6-0, 6-3).


The Greyhounds improved to 4-0-1 on the young season after they pulled out a 2-1 victory over nonconference opponent Brookfield Academy on Aug. 30. The score was tied at the half before Noah Dess (Jaison James assist) scored the game winner in the second half. Cole Stephens had the first-half score for Shorewood.

The Greyhounds started the week ranked fifth in state D3 polls.


it was a competitive split for the Falcons last week as they beat Veritas, 5-0, in a nonconference game on Aug. 30 and then fell to West Bend East, 2-1, on Sept. 1.

The Falcons finished the week at 1-3 overall.

Against Veritas, Brown Deer went up 2-0 at the half on scores from Cameron Williams (assist Liam McGuire) and McGuire (Robert Lemense). In the second half, goals came from Rory Burmeister (McGuire), Williams (Farouk Afolabi) and Williams.

Against East, all the scoring came in the second half with East going up in the 48th minute. The Falcons tied it in the 76th minute on a score from Burmeister (Williams) only to have the Suns notch the game winner in the 89th minute.


The Knights opened their North Shore Conference season with a 1-1 tie with Germantown on Aug. 30 and then dropped a tough 4-1 nonconference decision to Pius XI on Sept. 1.

Nicolet entered the week at 1-2-1. It will visit Greendale in a 7 p.m. nonconference game Saturday, Sept. 10, and then will visit rival Whitefish Bay at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Against Germantown, the Knights fell behind 1-0 at the half before getting a second-half goal from Matthew Oliva to tie the score.

No details were available on the loss to Pius.


Despite being a little shorthanded due to the holiday, the Blue Dukes were fourth of nine teams at the Shorewood Invitational on Sept. 3.

Bay scored 288 points for its spot as Muskego won with 451.

The best finish for the Blue Dukes was a runner-up showing from the 200-yard free relay team of Gretchen Grams, Ceci Hutt, Ines Bengana and Heather Smallpage (1:45.28).

Other good finishes by event included the following: 200 medley relay: Kate Murphy, Libby Muth, Sara Desing and Smallpage, fourth (1:59.61); 200 free: Bengana, third (2:03.73); 50 free: Smallpage, fifth (25.83); 100 free: Smallpage, sixth (58.19); and 100 breaststroke: Muth, sixth (1:15.38).


The Greyhounds opened Woodland Conference play with a 25-22, 25-12, 25-16 win over South Milwaukee on Sept. 1.

In that match, Maureen Patterson had 11 kills, Rose Ziebert 15 assists and Olivia Kessenich 26 digs.


The Greyhounds were fifth of 12 teams in the Homestead Highlander Invite on Friday, Sept. 2 at Tendick Park in Saukville.

They scored 122 points for their spot as the host Highlanders won with 37.

Leading the way was Cole Baumann, who was seventh on the 5,000-meter course in 16:59, while Henry Kuhlmann was 21st (17:34), Leo Fowler 29th (17:45), Jaron Tsuchiyama 32nd (17:53) and Ray Oechler 33rd (17:54). Other runners included Kai Gietzen in 34th (17:55) and Pip Shiro in 39th (18:06).


The Knights downed Germantown, 19-25, 31-29, 25-12, 25-23, in their North Shore Conference opener on Aug. 30.

In that match, the Knights got 13 kills from Cori Meyers and 22 assists and eight digs from Kara Conley.

"Our match with GT was another in a long line of great matches we have had with them over the past four years," said coach Dann Jacobson.

The Knights then went 1-3 in the Muskego Invite on Sept. 3. They defeated Greendale and lost to Burlington and Brookfield Central and Brookfield East. Jacobson was pleased with the win over Greendale, one of the better teams in the area. He said they came close to beating Central in the third set.


The Falcons (0-3) are still looking for their first win as they dropped a 35-0 Woodland Conference match-up with Whitnall on Sept. 2.

Whitnall had only a 7-0 lead at the half but scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to put the game away. Back Marcus Arteaga scored all five TDs and finished with 274 yards on 35 carries. For Brown Deer, quarterback Lonnie Barry was nine of 22 passing for 90 yards as Thomas Kelly caught five balls for 37 yards. Sedric Nettles rushed for 31 yards.

The Falcons will head to Greenfield at 7 p.m, Friday, Sept. 9.


The Greyhounds were sixth in their own nine-team invite with 153 points as Muskego won with 451.

Best finishes by event included the following: 200 free: Anna Czubak, eighth (2:09.78); 200 individual medley: Maya Schneider, seventh (2:23.71); 100 butterfly: Leah Jorn, fifth (1:04.21); and 500 free: Schneider, seventh (5:41.48).


The Knights dropped a competitive North Shore Conference dual to Germantown, 97-89, on Aug. 30.

Earning firsts for the Knights were the 200-yard medley relay team of Taylor Hall, Elizabeth Sullivan, Keona Cirulis and Ana Eurich (1:58.08); Eurich in the 200 free (2:09.65); Hall in the 50 free (25.04); Megan Sullivan in the 500 free (5:52.36); Elizabeth Sullivan in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.23); and the 400 free relay team of Eurich, Megan Sullivan, Cirulis and Hall (3:51.56).


The Falcons opened their Woodland Conference season with a competitive, 25-18, 25-20, 23-25, 25-13 loss to Cudahy on Sept. 1.

Shelby Sellers had four kills, Mya McDaniel four assists and Alyssa Vang five digs for the Falcons.


The Knights opened their season with a 10th of 15 team effort in the West Allis Hale Leighton Betz Invitational on Sept. 2 at Greenfield Park.

Nicolet scored 229 points for its spot as Arrowhead won with 68.

Senior Nora McGuire led the way in 13th on the 5,000-meter course in 20:08, while sophomore Anja du Plessis was 35th (21:14). Other runners included freshman Rianne Dobson in 50th (22:01), junior Maragaret Navarre in 63rd (22:42), Cassidy Eiers in 68th (23:04) and junior Ciara Jones in 79th (23:38).


The Blue Dukes turned in an 18-hole score of 422 in taking 11th in the Blackwolf Run Invite in Kohler on Aug. 31.

They were led by Brooke Weber with a 97, while Greta Wollmer and Olivia Quehl turned in 108 apiece.