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SHOREWOOD-BROWN DEER/USM GIRLS SWIMMING

The Greyhounds defeated the Falconcats, 105-65, in a Woodland Conference dual on Sept. 7.

Shorewood got individual wins from Maya Schneider in the 200-yard freestyle (2:08.41) and 100 backstroke (1:07.03); Sophie D'Amato in the 50 free (27.32) and 100 free (59.64); Lucy Phillips in the 500 free (5:49.23); and Anna Czubak in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.76).

In addition, the Greyhounds won the 200 medley relay with Schneider, Czubak, Leah Jorn and D'Amato (2:01.53) and the 400 free relay with D'Amato, Jorn, Czubak and Schneider (4:03.06).

For the Falconcats, wins were earned by Katie Hayes in the 200 individual medley (2:20.69) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.81) and by the 200 free relay team of Emily Chou, Tori Mietkowski, Emily Kolb and Abby Frenkel (1:57.74).

NICOLET-HOMESTEAD GIRLS TENNIS

The Knights' bid to upset the top-ranked Highlanders came up a bit short in a 5-2 North Shore Conference dual-meet decision on Sept. 8.

All the matches were straight sets with the only wins for the Knights coming from the second doubles team of Marli Stellhorn and Emma Koppa (6-4, 6-1) and the third doubles team of Mia Bohlen and Jaida Drame (6-2, 7-5).

Amy Drame hung in there as best she could before falling to the Highlanders' powerful Katya Mikhailenko (6-3, 6-3), as did Angela Sendick against Andie Weise (7-6, 6-2).

The decision all but clinches the North Shore Conference dual-meet title for the Highlanders, who beat the Knights at a tournament earlier this season by a similar score.

Both teams were at the Nicolet Sweet 16 Invitational on Sept. 9 and 10.

SHOREWOOD BOYS SOCCER

The Greyhounds stayed unbeaten with a critical 2-1 Woodland Conference decision over Wauwatosa West on Sept. 12.

State-ranked Shorewood started the week 2-0 in league play and 6-0-1 overall.

In the win over Tosa West, the Greyhounds went up 2-0 and held on for the win.

Jason James (Garrison Ferone assist) and Patrick Quinlan (Jared Holan) scored goals for Shorewood.

They also downed South Milwaukee (3-0) and Brookfield Academy (2-1) last week. Against South Milwaukee, they scored all their goals in the first half as Noah Dess had two scores and Sam Wood one. Nano Wagner, Cole Stephens and James all had assists.

Against Academy, they fell behind 1-0 in the first half, but then goals by Stephens and Dess (James) gave the Greyhounds the win.

WHITEFISH BAY BOYS SOCCER

After a big 3-0 win over second-ranked-in-D1-polls Arrowhead on Sept. 8, the Blue Dukes were flying high, but then they were grounded by a tenacious Oak Creek squad, 1-0, in a stunner at Lubar Stadium on Sept. 10.

"What I'm going to say is that it was a lackluster effort by my guys overlooking a quality side after coming up with a big win on Thursday," said coach Rob Dubinski.

The 7-1 Blue Dukes remained atop D2 polls despite the defeat. They will have three games this week, including a nonconference tilt at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, against state power Brookfield Central.

The Knights scored the game winner in the 70th minute against the Blue Dukes. Bay had the game-tying goal taken away by an off-sides call in the final minutes.

Zavier Ware scored all three goals in the win over Arrowhead as Jackson Dryden had two assists and Lucas Rojas one. Dubinski said the effort against Arrowhead was arguably the most complete game of the year for the Blue Dukes.

NICOLET FOOTBALL

The Knights turned in a valiant effort on Sept. 9, coming back from a 22-0 halftime deficit to Grafton to tie the score, only to see the Black Hawks come down the field and kick the 23-yard, game-winning field goal with just 1:50 left to ease away with a 25-22 win.

The loss dropped the Knights to 0-2 in the North Shore Conference and 1-3 overall.

They will visit their border rival Whitefish Bay (3-1) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16.

No scoring plays were available from the Grafton game, but Knight quarterback Jack Hansen hit 13 of 32 passes for 360 yards, as Dakari Williams caught four passes for 148 yards, Keno Scott two for 67, TJ Miller four for 55 and Kamari Clayton three for 45.

The Knights had to go through the air as the Black Hawk defenders held Nicolet to minus yards rushing.

NICOLET GIRLS SWIMMING

The Knights won an impressive 111-71 North Shore Conference dual-meet decision over Grafton on Sept. 6.

Individual wins were earned by Keona Cirulis in the 200-yard individual medley (2:24.33), Taylor Hall in the 50 freestyle (24.89), Anna Christenson in diving (191.85 points), Megan Sullivan in the 500 free (5:56.69) and Elizabeth Sullivan in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.22).

In addition, the 200 medley relay team of Hall, Elizabeth Sullivan, Cirulis and Christenson was also victorious (1:56.76). The Knights won this meet on their depth with the help of eight second-place finishes, including a 55.49 100-free effort by Hall.

The Knights honored former longtime coach Dwight Davis at the meet.

The North Shore Conference Relays were held Sept. 13 at Homestead.

NICOLET BOYS VOLLEYBALL

The Knights had a positive week, beating North Shore Conference opponent Cedarburg three straight in a dual meet on Sept. 8 as Matt Aussem had eight kills and Sean Shtivelberg six aces.

The Knights then made the quarterfinals of the New Berlin tournament on Sept. 10. Coach Brad Kuehl said it was "a great growing experience for us, and showed us we could play with some of the top teams."

They finished second in their pool at 4-2, defeating Franklin two straight and splitting with state-ranked Catholic Memorial. That virtually assured them a spot in the championship playoffs.

In the quarterfinals, they met up with defending North Shore Conference champion Germantown, where they lost, 25-16, 25-12. Nicolet and Germantown met in a league dual on Sept. 14.

SHOREWOOD GIRLS TENNIS

The Greyhounds defeated Cudahy, 6-1, in a Woodland Conference dual meet.

They are still trying to finish the nonconference dual with D2 power USM, which has been delayed twice by rain.

The Greyhounds started the week ranked 10th in the state with wins over ninth-ranked Kohler and seventh-ranked Manitowoc Roncalli.

Elizabeth Krioutchenkov, Margaret Bugnacki, Jacqueline Klisch and Izzy Berzseny all won in singles against Cudahy, as did the doubles teams of Hannah Rosenbaum and Ellie Schmidt and Lindsay Nelson and Edy Reckmeyer.

WHITEFISH BAY BOYS CROSS-COUNTRY

The Blue Dukes finished a solid ninth of 18 in the speed-crazy Arrowhead Invitational on Sept. 8.

Bay scored 239 points for its spot, as Middleton dominated the meet with 59 and North Shore Conference champion Homestead was second with 92.

David Potter was 26th on the fast 5,000-meter course with a 16:53 clocking, while other scoring runners included Noal Basil in 41st (17:28), Julian McCurdy in 48th (17:37), Nathan Ebersole in 57th (17:45) and Eli Dyer in 67th (17:53). Other runners included Joe Pencak in 71st (17:57) and Rhys Koch in 77th (18:07).

The Blue Duke freshmen finished fifth in their race. Thomas Gonzales was second (18:29), Carl Youel fourth (18:42) and Ethan Morris fifth (18:42).

"The guys are turning in some nice times, but we could really use some breakthroughs," said coach Mike Miller.

The Blue Dukes will host their own Vanden Avond Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 15, at Kletzsch Park.

NICOLET BOYS CROSS-COUNTRY

The Knights were 10th of 18 teams in the Arrowhead Invitational on Sept. 8.

They scored 259 points for their spot as Middleton won with 59. Freshman Nicholas Holmes continued his fast start with a ninth-place finish of 16:22 on the fast and flat 5,000-meter layout. He got good support from Maxwell Selbach in 19th (16:45); other scoring runners included August Eurich in 58th (17:46), Kyle Asmann in 86th (18:14) and Zachary Dickman in 87th (18:15). Also running was Nicholas Weseman in 105th (18:52).

Christopher Hellman was 14th in the junior varsity race (19:02).

SHOREWOOD BOYS CROSS-COUNTRY

The Greyhounds were 11th of 18 at the Arrowhead Invitational on Sept. 8.

Shorewood was led by Cole Baumann, who was 22nd on the 5,000-meter course in 16:47, while other scoring runners included Henry Kuhlmann in 39th (17:28), Leo Fowler in 56th (17:45), Will Vuyk in 73rd (17:58) and Ray Oechler in 74th (17:58). Also running were Kai Gietzen in 76th (18:06) and Pip Shiro in 89th (18:16).

The Greyhounds scored 264 points; Middleton won with 59. The junior varsity finished a solid fourth with Lucas Florsheim in 11th and Robin Alt in 12th (both 18:49).

SHOREWOOD GIRLS CROSS-COUNTRY

The Greyhounds were 13th of 19 at the Arrowhead Invitational on Sept. 8.

They scored 320 points for their spot as DSHA won with 77.

Felicity Hade led the way on the 5,000-meter course with a 21st-place finish (20:11), while Lily Keane was 61st (21:25), Oda Hausmann was 65th (21:29), Lydia Anshus 83rd (22:01) and Mari Kessenich 90th (22:17). Other runners included Morgan Lock in 92nd (22:20) and Maya Lawnicki in 110th (23;13).

Meredith Oechler led the junior varsity with a 20th-place effort of 22:56.

NICOLET GIRLS CROSS-COUNTRY

The Knights were 14th of 19 teams at the Arrowhead Invitational on Sept. 8.

Nora McGuire led the way in 29th on the 5,000-meter course in 20:35, while Isabella Mahlik was 49th (21;12), Anja du Plessis 57th (21;24), Rianne Dobson 93rd (22:21) and Cassidy Eiers 116th (23;19). Also running were Margaret Navarre in 120th (23:30) and Ciara Jones in 125th (23:55).

The Knights scored 344 points for their spot as DSHA won with 77.

WHITEFISH BAY GIRLS GOLF

The Blue Dukes were fourth in the most recent North Shore Conference mini-meet held at MeeKwon on Sept. 6.

They turned in a nine-hole score of 214 as Homestead remained unbeaten in league play with a 168.

Brooke Weber and Natalie Schwab each carded 52s for Bay, and Maddie Tully came in with a 54.

NICOLET GIRLS GOLF

The Knights were fifth in the North Shore Conference mini-meet at MeeKwon on Sept. 8 with a 229 score as Homestead won with a 168.

Maggie Meyer led the Knights with a 51, while Emma Barger and Valentina Bianchini each carded 59s.

BROWN DEER BOYS SOCCER

The Falcons entered this week at 1-3-1 after a 2-2 tie with Milwaukee Rufus King on Sept. 10.

They fell behind 1-0 but then took a 2-1 lead in the first half on goals from Liam McGuire (Kyle Hudson assist) and Cameron Williams. King then scored the tying goal in the 56th minute.

NICOLET GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

The Knights had a rough go of it in the Brookfield Central Invitational on Sept. 10.

They fell to Neenah (25-8, 25-10) and Mukwonago (17-25, 25-23, 15-11) in pool play. They defeated Oshkosh West (25-15, 25-19) in the consolation quarterfinals but then fell to Westosha Central, 25-17, 25-23, in the consolation semifinals.

The Knights defeated Grafton, 25-17, 25-21, 25-13, in a North Shore Conference dual on Sept.13. Mackenzie Eford had nine kills and five blocks; Kara Conley 14 assists; and Laura Keyser 14 digs.

SHOREWOOD GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

The Greyhounds dropped a 25-19, 25-25, 25-19, 25-22 Woodland Conference decision to Greenfield on Sept. 6. Olivia Kessenich had 16 kills and 23 digs; Olivia Reilly 16 assists; and Sarah Clausen six blocks

BROWN DEER FOOTBALL

It remains a struggle for the Falcons, as they fell to 0-4 with a 48-6 defeat at the hands of Greenfield on Sept. 9.

Lonnie Barry hit Dameco Walker with a 13-yard TD pass in the second quarter for Brown Deer's only score. Barry was nine of 20 passing for 90 yards. Izaya Harrison had one catch for 50 yards and Tejhaun Palmer three catches for 43 yards. The Falcons were held to minus 26 yards rushing.

The Falcons will host South Milwaukee at 7 p.m. Friday Sept. 16.

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