The Greyhounds turned in their best effort of the season in dominating D2 of the Smiley Invite in Wausau on Sept. 17.

Shorewood, which is ranked third in state D2 polls, scored 35 points for their victory in the 14-team division as Madison Edgewood was second with 70.

Cole Baumann led the way in second on the 5,000-meter course with a clocking of 17:11. Henry Kuhlmann was fourth (17:35) and Kai Gietzen sixth (17:43). Other scoring runners include Leo Fowler in 10th (17:53) and Ray Oechler in 13th (17:56).

Also running were Pip Shiro in 24th (18:26), Will Vuyk in 27th (18:31) and Victor Gould in 44th (19:01). There were 105 total runners in the field. Oechler took 56 seconds off his time on the same course last season as the Greyhounds had 14 season or lifetime bests at the event.

The junior varsity set the tone with a winning effort of just 20 points as Lucas Florsheim, Jaron Tsuchiyama and Grant Shields went one, two, three, respectively.


Nicolet had a good day at the Whitefish Bay Vanden Avond Invitational on Sept. 15, as Knight freshman Nicholas Holmes won the boys race by seven seconds over junior teammate Maxwell Selbach to lead the team to a runner-up team finish.

Meanwhile, the Nicolet girls got a fourth from Nora McGuire in earning fourth in the team standings.

Nicolet coach Adam Piaskowy was pleased with the boys' efforts.

"Going into the race, we knew they had a chance to go one-two," he said, "but it wasn't going to be easy.  Both raced well, and it ended up playing out in Nicolet's favor.  As a team, we wanted to place first or second. We knew beating Bay would be a challenge (they had beat us at the Arrowhead meet the previous week). They have a solid team and beat us with their depth. I am excited for the upcoming weeks of the season, and I am looking forward to see how the team continues to improve."

Nicolet scored 47 points for its spot in the boys race as Bay won the eight-team event with 37. Holmes covered the 5,000-meter Kletzsch Park course in a swift 16:32 for his win, and Selbach was right behind him in second at 16:39.

Other scoring runners included August Eurich in 10th (17:20), Zachary Dickman in 15th (18:13), and Nicholas Weseman in 19th (18:25).

Also running were RC Diedrich in 25th (18:40) and Zachary Asmann in 35th (19:17).

In the seven-team girls field, the Knights scored 92 points for their spot as McGuire was fourth in 20:06. Other scoring runners included Isabella Mahlik in 10th (20:50), Anja du Plessis in 17th (21:14), Ciara Jones in 30th (22:33) and Margaret Navarre in 31st (22:41). Also running were Cassidy Eiers in 37th (23:37) and Rianne Dobson in 38th (24:06).


The fine fall of the Greyhounds could get even better this week when it hosts New Berlin Eisenhower at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Woodland Conference crossover dual-meet championship.

The Greyhounds are unbeaten in Woodland Conference East Division duals after a 7-0 win over Whitnall on Sept. 15.

Earning singles wins were Elizabeth Krioutchenkov, Margaret Bugnacki, Jacqueline Klisch and Izzy Berzseny, and earnings doubles wins were the teams of Ellie Schmidt and Hannah Rosenbaum;Edy Reckmeyer and Lindsay Nelson; and Brooke Kregloski and Natalie Sorbjan. All wins were in straight sets.


The Greyhounds cruised to a 118-56 Woodland Conference dual-meet victory over Cudahy on Sept. 14.

Earning individual wins for the Greyhounds were Katie Love in the 200-yard freestyle (2:24.76); Maya Schneider in the 200 individual medley (2:26.4) and 500 free (5:41.75); Anna Czubek in the 50 free (27.87) and 100 breaststroke (1:16.84); Chloe Schneider in the 100 butterfly (1:06.24) and the 100 backstroke (1:08.78); and Leah Jorn in the 100 free (1:02.75).

In addition, the Greyhounds won all three relays. The 200 medley relay included Maya Schneider, Czubek, Jorn and and Sophie D'Amato (2:04.8); the 200 free team was made up of Amalia Arndt, Parker Kuehl, Czubek and D'Amato (1:52.48); and the 400 crew was made up of D'Amato, Lucy Phillips, Jorn and Maya Schneider (4:06.59).

The Greyhounds were also seventh of nine at the Nicolet Sprint Invite on Sept. 17, scoring 167 points as Homestead won with 369.

Top finishes included the following: 200 individual medley: Chloe Schneider, fourth (2;27.46); 100 IM: Maya Schneider, seventh (1:06.22); and 50 butterfly: Jorn, fourth (28.7).


The Greyhounds kept rolling with a 3-0 Woodland Conference win over Whitnall on Sept. 14.

The victory improved their overall record 7-0-1 and 3-0 in Woodland Conference play. They will have three games this week, including an interesting game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at defending D2 state champion and top-ranked Whitefish Bay (8-1).

In the win over Whitnall, goals were scored by Cole Stephens, Jaison James and Chris Zak. Zak had two assists in the game.


The schedule is again proving to be a challenge for the top-ranked Blue Dukes as they dropped a 1-0 nonconference decision to Brookfield Central on Sept. 17.

Bay, which also routed Mukwonago (5-1), on Sept. 15 and Nicolet (4-0) on Sept. 13, started the week at 9-2 overall and 2-0 in North Shore Conference play.

In the rout of Mukwonago, Bay got two goals from Colin Sprau and one apiece from Matthew Comiskey, Jackson Dryden and Mario Carini.

Against Nicolet, goals went to Sprau, Carini, Comiskey and Sam Marx.

The Blue Dukes have a high-level nonconference game at home against area rival Shorewood at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.


The Knights bounced back from a disappointing loss to North Shore Conference power and second-ranked Germantown on Sept. 14 to take second in the Tosa East Tournamament on Sept. 17.

"Saturday was a nice little day," said coach Brad Kuehl. "We went 3-2 on the day with both losses coming to Tosa East in three games in the best of three matches. We beat Westosha and Shorewood in pool play and then beat Middleton in the semis."

The Knights lost to Tosa East in both pool plan and in the finals.

"Matt Aussem and Sean Shtivelberg continue to lead us offensively," Kuehl said. "Matt Heidenrich continues to grow as a setter and is learning more every day for us. Ari Robinson continues to be a lock-down defender and makes us a much better team when he is playing well. Will Nikolay and Ryan Mitchell gave us some great serving off the bench as well to help us get teams out of system and help us earn a lot of points."


The Knights bounced back from 4-0 loss to powerful North Shore rival Whitefish Bay on Sept. 13 to go 2-1 in the Appleton Xavier Tournament on Sept. 16 and 17.

They loss a tough 3-2 opening-round match to Delavan-Darien on Sept. 16 but then came back to rout both Howards Grove (5-0) and Eau Claire North (8-0) on Sept. 17. The two wins broke a five-game losing streak for Nicolet.

The two wins improve the Knights to 3-6-1 overall.

Against North, Noah Hernandez had four goals, while Scott Arenzon had two goals and two assists. Logan Lafferty and Grant Siverhus had a goal apiece. Joel Kaswan made three saves.

Against Howards Grove, Hernandez had three goals, while Myles Porter and Siverhus had a score apiece and Andrew Muenster had two assists. Kaswan again made two saves.

Against Delavan-Darien, the score was tied 2-2 at the half before the Comets scored the game winner. Hernandez had a goal, as did Jack Steinberger.


The Greyhounds defeated Whitnall, 25-17, 25-19, 25-16, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Sept. 13.

Olivia Reilly had 10 kills, Rose Ziebert 11 assists and Olivia Kessenich 15 digs.


The Knights had a quiet week, beating area rival Whitefish Bay, 25-13, 25-22, 25-17, in a North Shore dual meet Sept. 13.

Coach Dann Jacobson praised the effort of outside hitter Leah Schmirler, libero Laura Keyser, middle blocker Mackenzie Eford, setter/opposite hitter Kara Conley and defensive specialist Natalie Maniscalco.

"She has consistently given us a spark off the bench and has been an excellent leader of our younger kids who come of the bench," said Jacobson of Maniscalco.

The Knights will be at the West Bend Sprawl Sept. 23 and 24.


The Falconcats were eighth of nine schools in the Nicolet Sprint Invitational on Sept. 17.

They scored 152 points for their spot as Homestead won the nine-school event with 369.

Top spots for the local co-op included the following: 100 individual medley: Kate Hayes, third (1:03.81); 50 free: Kalli Noll, eighth (26.86); 50 butterfly: Hayes, second (28.23), Noll, eighth (29.39); 200 IM: Manasi Simhan, ninth (2:38.97); 200 free relay: sixth (1:57.36); and 500 free relay:sixth (4:45.93).


The Falcons are still searching for their first win after a 55-18 loss to South Milwaukee in a Woodland Conference game on Sept. 16.

The Falcons, who will host area riva Shorewood/Messmer (3-0, 4-1) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, started the week at 0-3 in league play and 0-5 overall.

They actually got off to a promising start against South Milwaukee. After an 85-yard kickoff return for score by Thomas Kelly and a 45-yard TD pass from Lonnie Barry to Kelly, they had a 12-7 lead in the first quarter, but the lead lasted all of 11 seconds as the Rockets returned the next kickoff for a score. Early in the second quarter, the Falcons closed the gap to 21-18 on another kickoff return by Kelly, this one from 85 yards.

But then South Milwaukee scored 34 unanswered points to put the game away.

Barry completed five passes for 68 yards, while Jaden Swift had three rushes for 84 yards.


The Blue Dukes finished fourth in a North Shore Conference mini-meet on Sept. 14 at Fire Ridge.

They turned in a nine-hole score of 204, as Homestead remained unbeaten in league play with a 162 total.

Brooke Weber led the way with a 46, while Greta Wollmer carded a 51, Olivia Quehl 52, Natalie Schwab 55 and Natalie Guimot 56.

Heading into the league 18-hole finale that was held Sept. 20 at Washington County, the Blue Dukes were sitting in fourth place in the league standings. Weber was seeded 13th in the league individual standings.


Maggie Meyer tied for fourth with a nine-hole score of 44 as the Knights were fifth in the North Shore Conference mini-meet at Fire Ridge with a score of 205.

Homestead remained unbeaten in league play with a winning total of 162.

Cristina Bianchini helped out with a 48, while Claire Konnor came in with a 55 and Hannah Walder 58.

The league 18 hole-finale was Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Washington County. Going into the finale, Meyer was eighth in the individual standings.


The Blue Dukes were third in the North Shore Conference Relays on Sept. 13.

They scored 74 points for their spot as Cedarburg won with 104 and Homestead was second with 90.

Taking seconds for Bay were the 100 medley relay (1:00.02), the 200 free relay (1:47.85), the 800 free relay (8:42.23), the 300 butterfly relay (3:12.05), the 400 free relay (3:57.01) and the 100 free relay (52.65).

The Blue Dukes also took part in the Nicolet Sprint Invitational on Sept. 17.


The Knights were fourth in the North Shore Conference Relays on Sept. 13 with 65 points as Cedarburg won with 104.

Thirds went to the diving team (345.25 points), the 400 medley relay (4:17.06), the 300 backstroke team (3:08.4) and the 200 medley relay (2:00.99). The Knights hosted their own sprint invitational on Sept. 17.


The Falcons competed hard in two losses last week.

They fell 3-0 to New Berlin Eisenhower in a Woodland Conference game on Sept. 15 and dropped another tough league decision with a 2-1 decision to Greenfield on Sept. 14. The Falcons had a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal from Cameron Williams (assist to Liam McGuire).

The Hustling Hawks scored the game winner with just two minutes left.


Emily Lyman had five assists in a 25-7, 25-9, 25-14 Woodland Conference loss to South Milwaukee on Sept. 13.