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NORTH SHORE BOYS GOLF

Heading into the Thursday, May 19 18-hole conference finale at Washington County, the North Shore Conference golf race could not be any closer.

After a scrambled conclusion to the league mini-meet season on May 16 at The Bog, the standings heading into that finale have Whitefish Bay and Cedarburg tied with 34 points apiece and Homestead in third with 33-1/2.

With that in mind, the winner of the 18-hole finale will be the league champion.

Cedarburg won the mini-meet at The Bog with a 154 score as Bay was second with 156, Nicolet third with 158 and Homestead fourth at 161.

Homestead's Robbie Morwaywas the meet medalist with a spectacular 34, while in other area scores Bay's Gus Grunaucarded a 36 and Nicolet's Ben Spectorand Thomas Kozlovsky each came in with 38 as did Bay's Teddy Weber.

HOMESTEAD/NICOLET BOYS SOCCER

The Highlanders took a major step towards a North Shore Conference championship when they outlasted area rival Nicolet, 2-1, on a rainy and cold May 10 night.

Homestead, which also dropped a tough 2-1, nonconference decision to Middleton on May 13, entered this week at 5-0 in North Shore play, ahead of Cedarburg (3-0-1 and Whitefish Bay (3-0-2). They took on Bay in a critical game on Tuesday, May 17.

In that Nicolet win, the Homestead took a 1-0 first half lead on a goal from Lauryn Hart(assist Kelly Eyers) in the 28th minute, but the Knights bounced back early in the second half on a score from Sophie Marshallin the 50th minute to tie the score.

Nicolet continued to put pressure on the Highlanders (Kelli Ausmanwould make 12 saves), but they held on and Brigid West eventually put in the gamewinner with just 2:10 left in the contest. Emily Roesnermade four saves for the Knights.

The Knights, who also tied Wauwatosa East, 2-2, on May 13, fell to 2-2-1 in league play and 9-4-2 overall.

Holly Rossman (Josie Keldermanassist) and Kelderman (Sydney Stelzer) scored Nicolet's goals in the East contest. All the goals were scored in the first half.

No details were available on Homestead's loss to Middleton.

WHITEFISH BAY GIRLS SOCCER

Coming off a 0-0 tie with Waunakee on May 12, the Blue Dukes (3-0-2 in conference, 9-2-3 overall), took on Homestead in a critical North Shore Conference tilt on May 17.

The winner of that game will have the inside track to the North Shore title. Bay started the week ranked second in state D2 coaches' polls while league rival Cedarburg was third. Homestead, gthe league leader heading into May 17, was only honorable mention.

In the tie with Waunakee, Grace Jonesmade nine saves for the Blue Dukes.

HOMESTEAD BOYS TRACK

The Highlanders got washed out of their last big tune-up before the North Shore Conference outdoor that was held on May 17. Homestead had won the North Shore Conference relays back on May 4.

The high-level Menomonee Falls Ron Burling Invite would have provided some interesting competition, but the Highlanders tried to make up for it at their Last Chance meet on May 12 and they showed that they will be formidable competitors in the distance events come the WIAA championship series of meets.

Freshman Drew Bosleycontinued his sensational first season on the big stage winning a tight 1,600-meter race in a state honor roll and personal best time of 4:17. He beat a Marquette runner (4:18) while Highlander teammate Evan Routhierturned in a personal best of 4:19 for third.

Coach Todd Brawner was impressed with the effort on the windy day. he also noted that Doug Kellnerturned in a fine time of 2:00.9 in the 800 and that other performers had good efforts in the triple jump, pole vault and 200 dash.

Homestead will be at the WIAA regional meet at Germantown on Monday, May 23.

WHITEFISH BAY BOYS TRACK

The Blue Dukes closed their regular season on a positive note with a second place finish in the 11-school Cedarburg True Team Meet on May 12.

The Blue Dukes, the North Shore Conference Indoor champions, took part in the NSC Outdoor at Nicolet on May 17 and now will take part in WIAA regional competition at Germantown on May 23.

Cedarburg's True Team is a unique event where teams can enter up to four per event and up to 40 places per event are scored to derive a true test of a squad's depth. Bay scored 1,343 1/2 points for its spot as Germantown won with 1,601- 1/2.

Bay earned its place without the benefit of a single first as seconds went to Joe O'Neillin the 200-meter dash (23.47), the 4x400 relay team of Bo Bassindale, O'Neill, Macklin Kortebein and Rhys Koch(3:30.89); Elijah Moore in the triple jump (42-2 1/2); and Bill Gebauerin the discus (127-10); while thirds were taken by Jacob Patrick in the 110 high hurdles (16.19), and Moore in the high jump (5-8).

Fourths were claimed by Mark Mendozain the 100 dash (11.65), the 4x200 relay team of Henry Primack, Bassindale, O'Neill and Mendoza (1:35.67); RayQuan Bolden in the long jump (20-7); and Bailey Wielandin the triple jump (40-6 1/2).

WHITEFISH BAY GIRLS TRACK

Kaitlyn Jacksonwon both the 100 and 200-meter dashes and anchored the 4x100 relay team to a win as the Blue Dukes closed their regular season with a second-place finish in the Grafton Black Hawk Invite on May 13.

Bay, the North Shore Conference Relays champion, took part in the North Shore Conference Outdoor on Tuesday, May 17 and will now head off to Germantown for a WIAA regional meet on Monday, May 23.

The Blue Dukes scored 133 points in a largely low-key effort at Grafton that was achieved without its top distance runners, including five-time state champion Camille Davre. Port Washington won with 136.

Jackson still performed well on the dreary, cool and drippy night as she won the 100-meter dash (12.59 seconds), the 200 dash (26.07), and anchored the 4x100 relay team that included Rachel Schmidt, Carina Schiro and Susanna Evans, to a winning time in 51.62.

Ellie Dalletwas also a winner in the pole vault (9-0) as was Kayla Leverin the triple jump (33-0).

Taking seconds were the 4x200 relay team of Lever, Evans, Maya McWilliamsand Schiro (1:54.69) and Schiro in the long jump (15-7) while thirds went to Olivia Barnes-Wackmanin the 100 high hurdles (17.82), Colleen Christensenin the 300 low hurdles (54.67), Abby Timmsin the pole vault (7-6), Schiro in the triple jump (32-4).

Fourths were taken by Mia Bauerin the 800 (2:34.89), Dallet in the 100 hurdles (18.11), Timms in the high jump (4-6), and Ruby Armstrongin the pole vault (7-6).

HOMESTEAD GIRLS TRACK

The Highlanders tuned up for the North Shore Conference Outdoor that was held May 17 with a strong second place finish in the eight-team Cedarburg True Team Meet on May 13.

The Highlanders, who will now take part in a WIAA regional meet at Germantown on Monday, may 23, scored 1,624 points in the uniquely scored Cedarburg meet, which assigns point values to all finishers. The host Bulldogs won with 1,723.

The only winner for Hometead on the soggy and cold night was Cali Weigertin the shot put (33-2), as a second went to the 4x800 relay team of Anna Keller, Anna Kreynin, Lily Normanand Lindsey Miller (10:41.43).

Other top four finishes were as follows: 400 dash—Lindsey Miller, fourth (1:07.51). 800—Katie Wegmann, third (2:24.06); Zanelle Willemse, fourth (2:25.91). 3,200—Reilly Albert, third (12:45.46); Grace Baden, fourth (12:47.57). 4x100 relay—Allison Fochs, Carolyn Rossman, Natalie Ceelenand Alex Burns, fourth (53.95). 4x400 relay—Savannah Melan,Wegmann, Allie Levin, and Powell, third (4:24.67). Discus—Jessie Zupke, third (91-10).

SHOREWOOD GIRLS SOCCER

The Greyhounds improved to 7-3-1 overall with a 1-0 Woodland Conference victory over Cudahy/St. Francis on May 12.

Abby Schillscored scored the gamewinner with just two minutes remaining for the Greyhounds, who will host Grafton in a nonconference game on Friday, May 20 and then will visit area rival Brown Deer at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 in a rain make-up.

HOMESTEAD/NICOLET GIRLS SOFTBALL

The Highlanders beat the Knights, 10-3, in a North Shore tilt on May 12.

Rain damaged both teams schedules. Homestead will have a four-game schedule this week, including a league visit to Cedarburg at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19.

The Highlanders (8-3 in league play and 10-5 overall) are still holding out hope for a piece of the North Shore title. Starting the week, they sat in third behind co-leaders Grafton and Germantown (both 10-2).

In the Nicolet game, the Highlanders scored six runs in the first en route to the victory as Sara Kalkhoffhad three hits and five RBI, Allie Beckerstwo hits and two RBI and Kacie Grossadded two hits. Sam Schindlergot the win with 10 strikeouts and four walks.

Nicolet (12-11 overall) got two hits out of Maddie Steffes, who took the loss. Nicolet later helped itself with an 11-1 conference win over Cedarburg on May 13

An eight-run third did the trick for the Knights as Miriam Maistelman had three hits as did Steffes. Both Steffes and Taylor Hall knocked in two runs apiece while Alison Janowski, Amethyst Graham, Samantha Peltz and Ania Kotecki all had two hits apiece. Steffes got the win.

Steffes also threw a six-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over Milwaukee Lutheran on May 11. She struck out five with no walks.

NICOLET BOYS TRACK

The sprint relays continued to be a dominant force for the Knights as they closed out their regular season with a seventh-place effort in the Cedarburg True Team Invite on May 12.

The Knights, who took part in the North Shore Conference Outdoor on May 17, will now take part in a WIAA regional meet at Germantown on Monday, May 23.

At the True Team meet, the Knights scored 1,120- 1/2 points as Germantown won (1,601-1/2). Up to 40 total places per event were scored in the unique test of team depth.

The 4x100 relay team of Kamari Clayton, Dakari Williams, CJ Cunninghamand David Dunlapwon easily in 43.24. Earlier in the meet, the 4x200 relay of Clayton, Williams, Tyler Grishamand Dunlap, turned in a time of 1:30.23 for its victory.

Matthew Aussemwas also a winner in the pole vault at 13 feet even as teammate Grant Siverhuswas third (11-6).

Other good efforts for the Knights included the following: 110 high hurdles—John Ford, fourth (16.5). 300 intermediate hurdles—Ford, second (41.33).

NICOLET GIRLS TRACK

The Knights swept the top three places in the pole vault en route to a sixth place finish in the eight-school Cedarburg True Team Meet on May 13.

They took part in the North Shore Conference Outdoor meet on May 17 and now will take part in a WIAA regional meet on Monday, May 23.

Nicolet scored 966-1/2 points for its spot in the Cedarburg meet as Cedarburg won with 1,723.

Rylee Callahantopped the vaulters with a winning effort of 10 feet as Lauryn Wagnerwas second at 9-6 and Cailin Mahoney was third (9-0). Katrina Fearsalso won the triple jump with a 34-7 1/2 effort while Destiny Huven took the 200 dash (27.25).

Other noteworthy efforts included the following: 400 dash—Ashley Kreutzinger, third (1:07.44). 100 high hurdles—Huven, second (16.68). 300 low hurdles—Sagalle Sand, fourth (51.96). 4x100 relay—Huven, Jaelin Bates, Zaria Purifoy, and Alex Rolack, third (53.67). High jump—Huven, third (4-6); Jaya Williams, fourth (4-6). Long jump—Fears, second (16-8).

SHOREWOOD BOYS TRACK

The Greyhounds were eighth of 11 in the Cedarburg True Team meet on May 12 to close out their regular season.

They took part in the Woodland Conference Outdoor meet on May 17 and will now compete in a WIAA D2 regional meet at Brown Deer on Monday, May 23.

In the uniquely scored True Team meet, the Greyhounds scored 833 points for their spot while Germantown won with 1,601-1/2.

Cole Baumann(2:02.54) and Gus Wettstein(2:03.17) went one-two, respectively, in the 800 meter run to lead the way for the Greyhounds while Jake Woyakwas second (50.97) and Josh Meltonthird (52.95), respectively, in the 400 dash; and Woyak was third (23.55) and Melton fourth (23.78), respectively in the 200 dash.

WHITEFISH BAY GIRLS SOFTBALL

In a weather-shortened week, the Blue Dukes split a pair of North Shore Conference tilts, falling to co-league leader Germantown, 14-4, on May 11 before downing Milwaukee Lutheran, 8-2, on May 12.

They started the week at 6-6 in NSC play and 9-11 overall.

In the win over Lutheran, a four-run sixth gave the Blue Dukes their final cushion as Brianna Johnson had three hits and Sarah Spectorand Summer Koehntwo each. Gretta Wolmer got the win with four strikeouts in four innings of work.

In the loss to Germantown, the Blue Dukes were done in by a six-run second. Sophie Hesshad two hits and three runs scored for Bay while Koehn knocked in two runs.

SHOREWOOD GIRLS TRACK

The Greyhounds were eighth in the Cedarburg True Team Invite on May 13.

They took part in the Woodland Conference Outdoor meet on May 17 and now will off to a WIAA D2 regional meet at Brown Deer on Monday, May 23.

They scored 499 points for their spot in Cedarburg.

Good efforts included the following: 1,600—Alison Reinhoffer, fourth (5:48.32). 3,200—Lydia Anshus, fifth (12:48.94); Maya Lawnicki, sixth (12:50.28). 100 high hurdles—LaKeya Glossen, third (17.5). 4x800 relay—Lindsey Repins, Ashley Kinnard, Meridith Oechlerand Morgan Florsheim, third (10:41.96).