WHITEFISH BAY GIRLS GOLF
Junior Brooke Weber earned a WIAA sectional berth when she finished in a tie for 13th in the regional meet held at Wanaki in Menomonee Falls on Sept. 28.
Weber turned in an 18-hole score of 89 to lead the Blue Dukes to a seventh-place showing of 409. The Blue Dukes needed a team score of 390 to advance to sectional. Brookfield Central won the regional with a 325 total.
Other scores for Bay included Greta Wollmer (104), Olivia Quehl (107), Natalie Guimont (109) and Natalie Schwab (123).
The sectional tournament was held at MeeKwon in Mequon on Tuesday. Oct., 4.
NICOLET GIRLS GOLF
Maggie Meyer earned a WIAA sectional berth when she led the Knights to a seventh-place finish in the regional meet at Wanaki on Sept. 28.
Coach Mark Magnuson was very happy for Meyer, a first-year senior in golf who played volleyball her freshmen and sophomore years.
"She is a humble kid who works her tail off day in and day out," he said."... She is one of those students you cannot help but root for."
Meyer was also recently named editor-in-chief of the yearbook.
She carded an 18-hole score of 94 to earn her spot as the Knights turned in a team score of 421. Other players for the Knights included Emma Barger (104), Valentina Bianchini (110), Claire Konnor (113) and Cristina Bianchini (124).
SHOREWOOD GIRLS TENNIS
The Greyhounds earned a second from second singles player Margaret Bugnacki as they claimed a strong third in the Woodland Conference, Sept. 27 and 28.
Shorewood, the Woodland Conference dual meet runner-up, scored 30 points, as league dual-meet champ New Berlin Eisenhower also claimed the tournament championship with 43 points. Pewaukee was second with 37.
"Our finish in the Woodland is the highest place in recent memory," said coach Richard Vincent. "This result surpasses the fourth-place finish of our 2014 team that placed a Shorewood record five players in the WIAA state tournament."
Bugnacki, who entered as the second seed, beat Tosa West and New Berlin West opponents before falling to an Eisenhower opponent, 6-3, 6-0, in the final.
Taking thirds were Elizabeth Krioutchenkov at first singles, as she downed a Pewaukee opponent, 6-2, 6-0, in her consolation match, and Jacqueline Klisch at third singles. Klisch won a 13-11, third-set super tiebreaker in her second-round match with a Greendale foe before losing to the eventual champ from New Berlin West in the semifinals. She then beat a Cudahy opponent, 6-1, 6-0, in the third-place match.
Izzy Berzseny was fourth at fourth singles, as was the first doubles team of Hannah Rosenbaum and Ellie Schmitt and the second doubles team of Edy Reckmeyer and Lindsay Nelsen.
The Greyhounds looked to earn individual WIAA state tournament berths in D2 sectional play Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Pleasant Valley in Jackson. Vincent said the sectional is stacked with talent, but the Greyhounds can still get things done.
"If Elizabeth (Krioutchenkov) can return to her 2014 form and Margaret Bugnacki continues to progress, we could make some noise at the sectional and the state tournament," Vincent said.
He also praised the efforts of Klisch and Berzseny and noted that the team of Schmitt and Rosenbaum have an excellent chance of qualifying for state.
BROWN DEER BOYS SOCCER
The Falcons turned in one of their best efforts of the season with a 6-2 nonconference victory over West Allis Central on Sept. 30.
"As far as the team, it was a great victory for us Friday evening," said coach Yuepeng Soung. "The team was excited, and I was proud of them. It was definitely a needed win because we've been in the slump for quite a bit. Things that we have worked on were starting to show in that game, and hopefully that excitement continues."
The victory improved the Falcons to 3-9-1 overall.
They took a 3-0 lead in the first half on the Bulldogs and never looked back, as the score was 4-1 at the break. Cameron Williams scored five goals for Brown Deer, and Liam McGuire scored the other goal. Robert Lemense had two assists, while Andrew Javoroski,, McGuire and Farouk Afolabi all had an assist apiece.
The win took some of the sting off the tough 2-1 Woodland Conference loss to South Milwaukee on Sept. 26. Brown Deer fell behind, 2-0, before Williams scored in the 64th minute.
WHITEFISH BAY FOOTBALL
The Blue Dukes' task of repeating as North Shore Conference co-champions just got harder when they could not hold onto an early 14-0 lead and were overwhelmed by a potent Milwaukee Lutheran offensive attack, 35-31, on Sept. 30.
'We got those two touchdowns within the first three minutes, and our mindset became that this was going to be too easy," said coach Jake Wolter. "We got complacent, and they wanted it more. They outplayed, outcoached and outhustled us."
Bay (4-1 in league, 5-2 overall) will have a taller order in front of it as it visits 2015 D2 state champ and rival Homestead (5-0, 6-1) at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. It will likely decide the North Shore Conference title.
"We have two more games left, and if we can piece it together, we can still get this done," Wolter said.
Bay earned the early lead against Lutheran on a Cade Garcia to Marcus David Lee 50-yard TD pass and then on a 39-yard Garcia to Alex Anthony connection. But the Red Knights countered with a TD of their own before the end of the period. Bay went up, 21-7, on a Bo Bassindale 3-yard run, but despite a Zach Lichosik 34-yard field goal, Bay's lead at the break was only 24-21.
Bay punched the lead up to 31-21 on a 7-yard Bassindale run in the third quarter, but that was to be the high water for Bay. Lutheran scored at the top of the fourth quarter to make it 31-28 and then grounded a late drive that culminated with a 5-yard TD pass with 1:29 left to give Lutheran its first lead of the night.
Bay did not seriously challenge after that.
Bay had a hard time stopping the Red Knights' rushing attack (241 yards, 428 total). Garcia passed for 301 yards, including an impressive 13 catches for 186 yards from Anthony, but could only rush for 56 total yards.
"Lutheran is a better team than its record indicates," Wolter said. 'They should actually be 4-1 in conference (instead of 2-3). They have some of the best athletes in the conference."
The Greyhounds were simply no match for Greenfield in the Woodland Conference East Division title game on Sept. 30, falling to the Hustling Hawks by a 48-6 score.
The loss drops the Greyhounds to 4-1 in league play and 5-2 overall. They will visit Pewaukee in a Woodland Conference crossover game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Their other crossover game is Oct. 14 when they host New Berlin Eisenhower.
Greenfield scored 27 points in the second quarter to blow the game open against Shorewood. Messwood's only score came on a Grant Brown kickoff return in the fourth quarter. Ezekiel Banks rushed for 218 yards on 20 carries and four TDs for Greenfield.
The Knights were competitive in the first half against defending D2 state champion Homestead on Sept. 30 but then ran out of gas in a 42-12 decision.
The score was only 21-12 at the half. Nicolet coach Al Moroder graduated from Homestead.
The 1-6 Knights will host Milwaukee Lutheran at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Lutheran is coming off an upset of Whitefish Bay. For more details, see story at MequonNow.com.
BROWN DEER FOOTBALL
The Falcons put in a game effort against Cudahy but still fell, 25-6, on Sept. 30.
That loss left the Falcons at 0-7 overall, but their season has a chance at a silver lining with a pair of Woodland Conference crossover games.
They will visit Tosa West in a 7 p.m. tilt Friday, Oct. 7, and then will close out the season by hosting winless Pius XI on Friday, Oct. 14.
Against Cudahy, Brown Deer was down, 13-0, at the half, but a fumble return for a TD by Tejhaun Palmer pulled the Falcons to within 13-6.
The Packers, however, countered with a score in the third quarter and a clinching TD in the fourth to put the game away.
Thomas Kelly rushed six times for 69 yards for the Falcons.
SHOREWOOD BOYS SOCCER
The Greyhounds' road to the Woodland Conference title got a little more complicated on Sept. 28 when they dropped a tough 1-0 decision to second-ranked New Berlin Eisenhower on Sept. 28.
The loss dropped Shorewood to 5-1 in Woodland play (9-2-1 overall), while Eisenhower remains tied with Pewaukee at 5-0-1 in league play.
The Greyhounds, who also tied New Berlin West on Oct. 3, have four games left on their Woodland slate, including a a regular-season closing effort at Pewaukee on Oct. 12. They took on area rival Brown Deer on Oct. 5.
A first-half goal did the Greyhounds in against Eisenhower.
Against West, Shorewood traded goals, as the team had to come back twice. Jaison James (Jack Schill assist) and Cole Stephens (Noah Dess) had the goals for the Greyhounds.
BROWN DEER GIRLS TENNIS
The first doubles team of Jailyn Mays and Martina Ramos won its first-round match over a Whitnall pairing to highlight the efforts of the Falcons in the Woodland Conference tennis tournament on Sept. 27 and 28.
The pair eventually lost to to the eventual flight champions from Tosa West in the quarterfinals.That was the only match win for the Falcons in the tournament.
NICOLET BOYS CROSS-COUNTRY
The Knights were third of nine teams in the Slinger Owl Invitational on Sept. 29.
They scored 82 points for their spot, as West Bend West won with 44 and Slinger was second with 76.
Freshman Nicholas Holmes led the way, covering the 5,000-meter distance in 16:44, good for fifth. Teammate Maxwell Selbach was sixth (16:52). Other scoring runners included August Eurich in 16th (17:46), Robert-Claud Diedrich in 27th (18:25) and Zachary Dickman in 28th (18:26).
Also running were Christopher Hellman in 31st (18:34) and Nicholas Weseman in 32nd (18:34).
BROWN DEER/USM GIRLS SWIMMING
The Falconcats turned in a 94-74 Woodland Conference win over South Milwaukee on Sept. 28.
Individual firsts went to Abby Frenkel in the 200-yard freestyle (2:17.37) and 100 free (1:00.26); Kalli Noll in the 50 free (26.65) and 100 butterfly (1:06.34); and Amanda Hoppe in the 500 free (6:11.66). Wins also came from the 200 medley relay team of Tori Mietkowski, McKenna Frede, Noll and Frenkel (2:07.07) and the 200 free relay team of Mietkowski, Emily Kolb, Manasi Simhan and Noll (1:55.42).
NICOLET BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Knights swept Homestead in a North Shore Conference match on Sept. 21 and turned around and had a solid day in the Dave Hash Kaukauna Invite on Sept. 24.
Matt Heidenrich had 38 assists against Homestead, and Andrew Heidenrich had a good day at the Hash.
SHOREWOOD GIRLS SWIMMING
The Greyhounds cruised to a 139-22 Woodland Conference dual-meet win over St. Thomas More/St. Francis on Sept. 28.
Individual firsts went to Lucy Phillips in the 200-yard freestyle (2;13.28) and 500 free (5:48.17); Leah Jorn in the 200 individual medley (2:34.15) and 100 breaststroke (1:25.03); Maya Schneider in the 50 free (27.52); Chloe Schneider in the 100 butterfly (1:07.86); and Sophie D'Amato in the 100 free (58.43) and 100 backstroke (1:09.27).
In addition, they won all three relays, including the 200 medley with D'Amato, both Schneiders and Amalia Arndt (2:04.91); the 200 free relay with Katie Love, Erin Szablewski, Grace Anderson and Jorn (1:59.24); and the 400 free relay with Arndt, D'Amato, Maya Schneider and Love (4:14.48).
WHITEFISH BAY GIRLS SWIMMING
The Blue Dukes scored a 104-79 North Shore Conference dual-meet victory over Germantown on Sept. 27.
Individual winners for the Blue Dukes included Ines Bengana in the 200-yard freestyle (2:03.33) and 500 free (5:33.16); Heather Smallpage in the 50 free (25.58); and Lydia Barnes in the 100 free (57.51). The trio was also on the winning 200 and 400 free relays.
NICOLET GIRLS SWIMMING
The Knights came up on the short end of a North Shore Conference dual meet to defending North Shore Conference relays champion Cedarburg, 115-71, on Sept. 27.
The Knights were able to notch only two firsts in the meet, as Elizabeth Sullivan took the 100-yard breaststroke (1;09.05). She also helped the 200 medley team of Taylor Hall, Keona Cirulis and Anna Christenson to win (1:56.27). The medley relay edged Cedarburg's team by just 0.08 of a second.
Individual seconds went to Hall in the 200 free (2:06.43) and 500 free (5:36.06); Cirulis in the 50 free (26.89) and 100 backstroke (1:05.66); Christenson in diving (204.15 points); and Aviva Silverman in the 100 butterfly (1:07.31),
NICOLET BOYS SOCCER
The Knights (3-8-2) tied Sussex Hamilton, 4-4, in an entertaining nonconference game Oct. 1.
They also dropped a 2-1 decision to North Shore Conference co-leader Homestead on Sept. 27.
The tie against Hamilton was a bit of a disappointment for the Knights as they were ahead, 4-2, with about four minutes to go. The Chargers tied the score with only 11 seconds left.
Goals for Nicolet went to Scott Arenzon (two), Andrew Muenster and and Noah Hernandez.
Against Homestead, the Knights took a 1-0 halftime lead on a score from Arenzon and an assist from Hernandez, but the Highlanders scored twice in the second half to come away with the win.
Joel Kaswan made two saves.
NICOLET GIRLS CROSS-COUNTRY
The Knights were seventh of 10 teams in the Slinger Owl Invitational on Sept. 29.
They scored 141 points for their spot as Slinger won with 72.
Nora McGuire led the way with a sixth-place effort on the 5,000-meter course in 20:29, while Isabella Mahlik was 17th (21:18). Other scoring runners included Ciara Jones in 32nd (22:28), Cassidy Eiers in 41st (22:57) and Emma Laskowski in 45th (23:07). Also running was Margaret Navarre in 53rd (23:44).
Rianne Dobson turned in an impressive effort in winning the girls junior varsity race (22:18).
SHOREWOOD GIRLS CROSS-COUNTRY
The Greyhounds were 10th of 15 in the Racine Case Eagle Invite on Oct. 1.
They scored 247 for their spot as Waukesha West won with 69.
Felicity Hade led the way with a 15th-place showing of 19:52 on the 5,000-meter UW-Parkside course, while Lily Keane was 22nd (20:32). Other scoring runners included Lydia Anshus in 65th (22:04), Maya Lawnicki in 72nd (22:15) and Paige Simenz in 73rd (22:16). Meredith Oechler was 79th (22:36).