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HOMESTEAD GIRLS SOCCER

The Highlanders stayed in first place in the North Shore Conference race with a 3-1 victory over Grafton on Monday, May 2.

Homestead, which also routed Milwaukee Lutheran, 8-0 on April 26 in another league game, started the week at 3-0 in league play. The Highlanders also edged Mukwonago, 2-1, in a nonconference tilt on April 28. They are 8-2 overall.

Against Mukwonago, the Highlanders scored first on a goal from Jordan Ellerbrock in the 32nd minute. The Indians tied the scored in the 57th minute, but then Kate Thomas provided the gamewinner in the 64th minute with help from Brigid West.

Hannah Malickyand Kelli Ausmanhad two saves each for Homestead.

Against Grafton, which was a make-up of an earlier postponement, the Highlanders broke a 1-1 early second half tie with goals from West and Kristen Gebhardt. The Highlanders took the initial lead on a Grafton own goal in the first half. Malicky made three saves for Homestead.

No details were available from the Lutheran game.

NICOLET BOYS TENNIS

The Knights opened the week with a 4-3 victory over area rival Whitefish Bay on April 26 as Rafi Barash won at second singles and the three doubles' teams swept their matches.

Nicolet was in top form in the weather splattered Verona Invite April 29 and 30. They beat fourth-ranked in state Verona, 5-2, on April 29, and then downed Maidson Memorial (6-1) and Madison East (7-0) on April 30. But before tourney could be finished, the rains came and no indoor courts were available so the tournament was suspended.

Going undefeated this week were all three doubles teams (Sam Scribnerand Ari Robinsonat one doubles, Eli Winterand Ben Chesterat two doubles, and Julian Loweand Eytan Robinsonat three doubles.) Also winning matches this week was Jaden Aranda at one singles, Barash at two singles, Sunil Sabnis at three singles, and Thomas Nguyen/ Joe Azbelat four singles. The Knights play Homestead on Tuesday (May 3), Milwaukee Lutheran on Thursday (May 5), and host The Sweet Sixteen on Friday and Saturday (May 6 and 7).

Coach Tim Koppa said that top doubles' player Jack Steinbergerwould be making his comeback soon from a knee injury.

HOMESTEAD GIRLS SOFTBALL

Grafton pitcher Kristen Krause threw a one-hitter as the Highlanders fell out of first place in the North Shore Conference with an 8-0 home loss.

With the defeat, Homestead now stands at 7-2 overall and 6-2 in league. They had a critical league game against Germantown (6-1) on May 3. Grafton currently sits all alone in first place at 7-1.

Sam Schindlertook the loss for the Highlanders with seven strikeouts and five walks. Allie Beckersalso issues five walks in relief.

The Highlanders had preceded that loss with a fine, 7-2, nonconference win over Muskego on April 29 and with a 15-5 North Shore rout of Cedarburg on April 26.

In the win over Muskego, a four-run seventh broke open the game as Kacie Grosshad three hits with four RBI while Amanda Bollscored two runs and Bernie Moyerhad two hits. Schindler had one of her better games of the day, scattering three hits with 12 strikeouts and four walks.

Against Cedarburg, a six-run third did the trick as Homestead pounded out 17 hits. Moyer had three hits and scored two runs while Emily Polkhad three hits and scored three runs. Schindler helped herself with three runs scored and two hits while Beckers had two hits and four RBI. Catie Vierlingalso knocked in two runs and Sammii Neman scored two runs.

Schindler had 10 strikeouts in earning the win.

SHOREWOOD GIRLS SOCCER

The Greyhounds ran their win streak to four games with two Woodland Conference wins last week.

They downed Greenfield, 2-0, on April 26 and then edged Greendale, 1-0, on April 28. The streak ended with a 2-0 nonconference loss to Port Washington on April 30

The Greyhounds stayed close in the hotly contested Woodland race, at 5-1 and 5-2-1 overall. Both Tosa West and New Berlin Eisenhower sit atop the standings at 5-0-1.

Shorewood had a showdown at New Berlin Eisenhower on Tuesday, May 3 and then will visit New Berlin West at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5.

Against Greendale, Josie Langscored a second half goal with help from Giovanna Zizzofor the gamewinner.

Versus Greenfield, the Greyhounds got two first half goals for the win. as Ava Millerand Zizzo both found the back of the net. Both Zizzo and Marlee Laneadded assists.

NICOLET BOYS TRACK

David Dunlap,who owns the state's best time in the 200-meter dash beat state place-winning sprinter Bryant Brown of Milwaukee Morse-Marshall to win that event title in the Marquette Invitational on April 30.

Dunlap edged Brown 22.13-22.17 for his victory. Earlier in the meet, the pair turned in scorching 100 dash times as Brown won with a clocking of 10.78 while Dunlap turned in a personal best of 10.86 for second. Brown was second in the 100 and fourth in the 200 at state last June.

Also in the 100, Dakari Williamswas fifth in 11.23. Dunlap and Williams joined with Kamari Claytonand John Fordto take fourth in the 4x200 relay (1:33.59). Matt Aussemwas seventh in the pole vault at 12-6 and Emire Sewell was sixth in the 300 intermediate hurdles (44.21).

SHOREWOOD TRACK

In her first real chance to stretch her legs this season, multi-time state placewinner Morgan Florsheimshowed flashes of excellent form in cruising to the 3,200-meter title at the Dan Benson Invitational in Tosa on April 29.

Florsheim turned in a time of 11:29.61, well ahead of the runner-up from Sun Prairie (12:03.7). Lydia Anshuswas seventh in the same race (13:00.18) while Keya Glosson was fifth in the 100 high hurdles (17.38). The 4x400 relay team of Lundyn Opuiyo, Meredith Oechler, Lindsey Repins and Alison Reinhofferwas fifth (4:51.73); while the 4x800 team of Ashley Kinnard, Repins, Greta Maierleand Oechler was fourth (10:54.02).

At the Marquette Invite on April 30, the Greyhound boys earned thirds from both its 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams. The 4x400 team of Jake Woyak, Josh Melton, DeAnthony Mannsand Ari Schermer turned in a state honr roll time of 3:29.62 in earning its spot; while the 4x800 crew of Cole Baumann, Gus Wettstein, Henry Fowler and Leo Fowler, turned in a time of 8:26.43 for its spot.

De'Angelo Stewartwas also third in the long jump (19-5 3/4), while Baumann was seventh in the 1,600 (4:31.62) and Woyak fifth in the 400 (52.02).

BROWN DEER TRACK

Thomas Kellywon the long jump with a leap of 21-1 while teammate Nyles Williamswas third at 20-7 to lead the Falcon boys' efforts at the Fastest Four and Field meet in Princeton on April 30.

Other good efforts at the meet included a seventh from Williams in the high jump (5-10), a fifth from the 4x200 relay team of Kelly, Todd Beadle, Ahmad McClainand Williams (1:35.43); and a sixth from the 4x400 relay team of Beadle, Kelly, McClain and Williams (3:40.04).

At the Howards Grove Tiger Invite on April 29, Beadle won the 200 (23.79) and 400 dashes (51.76), while AJ Mayfieldwas third in the shot put (42-10). The 4x400 relay team of McClain, Nate McCarthy, Dameco Walker and Thomas Daviswas second (3:52.58) and Walker was also third in the 110 high hurdles.

On the girls' side, Kristiana Longe(1:06.82), Malena Edwards(1:09.09) and Tori Mietkowski(1:10.04) were second, third and fourth, respectively, in the 400 dash; while Longe was third in the 800 (2:51.33), Emily Kolb was fourth in the 1,600 (6:19.17) and second in the 3,200 (13:59.56).

HOMESTEAD BOYS TENNIS

The Highlanders were anything if competitive in the Neenah Quad on April 30. They defeated Arrowhead and Eau Claire Memorial squads by 4-3 counts each and lost to Neenah by the same score.

Aaron Holmanand Tucker Gabriel recorded wins at first doubles over Memorial and Neenah pairs and lost in a 13-11 third set super-tiebreaker against Arrowhead.

WHITEFISH BAY GIRLS SOFTBALL

The Blue Dukes salvaged something out of a tough week and broke a five-game losing streak with a 16-9 win over North Shore opponent Cedarburg on April 28.

Bay, which also lost to Grafton, 12-1, on April 26 and powerful nonconference opponent DSHA, 8-0, on April 25. started this week at 3-5 in North Shore play and 4-9 overall. They will host area rival Nicolet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5.

The Blue Dukes scored seven times in the first against Cedarburg only to have the Bulldogs take a 9-7 lead in the top of the fourth. Four runs in the bottom of the fourth gave Bay the lead for good as they pounded out 19 hits.

Rachel Pricehad two hits and three RBI for the Blue Dukes and got help from Gabi Breitenbach with three hits and three RBI, Sarah Spectorwith two hits and two RBI. Carmeil Bowlerhad three hits while Summer Koehn, Brianna Johnson, Sophie Hess and Hayden Nelsonall added two hits. Johnson got the win after throwing four plus innings with four strikeouts while Koehn helped out with two-plus innings of work.

They will co-host with Nicolet a six-team invitational on Saturday, May 7.

SHOREWOOD GIRLS SOFTBALL

New Greyhounds coach Amy Keel earned her first Woodland Conference victory of her career as her team pulled out a wild 16-14 decision over Pius XI on April 28.

Shorewood (2-9 overall), also fell to Pewaukee (28-18) on April 26 and Whitnall (12-0) on April 29.

In the win over Pius XI, the Greyhounds were up 8-3 after four, but the Lady Popes scored six in the top of the fifth to take a 9-8 lead. Shorewood countered with eight tallies in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead for good and then withstood a five-run Pius rally in the sixth.

Grace Reckmeyer had three hits and three RBI while Justine Sporehad two hits with two RBI while Celeste Carroll also knocked in two runs. Carroll pitched the whole game and held on for the win with four strikeouts.

The loss to Pewaukee was frustrating, as the Greyhounds had a 16-8 lead in the top of the fourth, but theen the Pirates scored 13 runs in their half of the fourth to take the lead for good.

Spore knocked in three runs and scored four times, while Reckmeyer had three hits, three runs scored and three RBI while carroll had two hits and two runs scored with three walks and three RBI while Jessica Crawford scored three times.

WHITEFISH BAY BOYS TRACK

RayQuan Boldenwas second in the long jump (19-8) and freshman sprinter Evan Murraywas third in the 200 dash (22.82 seconds) as the Blue Dukes tied for 10th in the 22-team Marquette Invitational on April 30.

Murray was also sixth in the 100 dash (11.32) while Joe O'Neillwas seventh in the 400 dash (52.58) and Bo Bassindale eighth in the same race (52.6). Bailey Weilandwas sixth in the 110 high hurdles (16.33) and the 4x200 relay team of Henry Primack, Isaac Chavez, Karon Leverand Bolden was eighth (1:35.66). as was Elijah Moorein the high jump (5-8).

Wieland (40-5) and Moore (39-8) were fifth and sixth, respectively, in the triple jump. Fond du Lac won the meet.

BROWN DEER BOYS TENNIS

The first doubles team of Craig Schimenzand John Pierson are off to a fine start to their season.

In recent action, they defeated a Grafton pair, 6-3, 7-5, in a 5-2 nonconference loss to the Black Hawks and provided the only victory against a good Racine Prairie team, 6-3, 6-1.

BROWN DEER GIRLS SOFTBALL

It's been an uphill struggle for the 0-13 Falcons with several lopsided scores, but they are getting more competitive.

They lost only 9-6 to Woodland opponent Tosa West on May 2. They were up 6-4 after four innings, but then the Trojans scored five times in the sixth to take control. Six Brown Deer errors hurt the cause.

Lindsey Greenmanknocked in two runs and Kacie Zak had two hits including a double Emily Lymanstruck out seven in taking the loss.