HOMESTEAD GIRLS SOCCER
The Highlanders completed their back-to-back North Shore Conference championships with a 1-0 victory over Cedarburg on May 24.
The Highlanders had already clinched the title the week before, but the win over Cedarburg allowed them to finish the NSC slate at 7-0. They entered this week's WIAA tournament plat a 13-5-1 overall.
'Back-to-back North Shore Conference titles; undefeated two years in a row; against some of the top teams in the state; quite an accomplishment,' said coach Rich Dorn. 'It speaks to the individual talent and team depth. As or more importantly, it speaks to the character, grit, mental toughness, work ethic, and sustained focus and commitment of the players.
'I am very proud of these girls at how wonderfully they have represented Homestead High School as individuals as well as soccer players.'
Homestead entered its half of the WIAA D2 Cedarburg sectional as the top seed and will host Port Washington in a 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 regional semifinal game. If they win, they will host a regional final on Saturday, June 4 against the winner of Beaver Dam and West Bend East. Sectional semifinals will be held Thursday, June 9.
Green Bay Southwest is the top seed on the northern half of the sectional bracket.
Against Cedarburg, the Highlanders Alex Lutzgot the only goal at the 19:40 mark with an assist from Coco Wiencek. Kelli Ausmanmade three saves for Homestead.
WHITEFISH BAY BOYS GOLF
The Blue Dukes are intent on taking retiring coach Frank Donadio on a heck of a ride as he approaches the finish line to his career.
They started that run with an impressive upset of powerful Greater Metro Conference champion Marquette in winning the WIAA regional meet at Grant Park on May 25.
Bay turned in a scorching 18-hole score of 298 to edge the Hilltoppers who came in with a 303.
They were two of four teams who advanced to the WIAA sectional at Brown Deer Park on Wednesday, June 1. The top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams will advance to the WIAA State Meet at University Ridge in Verona, June 6 and 7.
The Blue Dukes will be led by returning state placewinner Patrick Sicula, who led Bay at the regional with a runner-up score of 72 as Marquette's Harrison Ott was medalist with a 68.
Bay was remarkably consistent this day putting all five of its golfers in the top eight, as Teddy Weberand Matthew Comiskey each carded 75s, Gus Grunau76 and Jack DeRoche 79.
NICOLET BOYS GOLF
The Knights took a major step towards repeating their WIAA state team berth of a year ago when they won the regional meet they hosted at Brown Deer Park on May 24.
Nicolet turned in a score of 325 to edge Brookfield Central which carded a 328. Brookfield East (330) and Wauwatosa (340) also advanced to sectional.
They took part in the WIAA sectional meet at Wanaki in Menomonee Falls on Tuesday, May 31. The top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams advanced to the state meet at University Ridge in Verona, June 6 and 7.
Nicolet will be paced by Ben Spector, who was part of a three-way tie for individual medalist in the regional with an 18-hole score of 75. He got help from Eric Walsh, who was fifth with an 81, Thomas Kozlovsky carded an 84 and August Eurichwho came in with an 85. Michael Carruth also helped out with an 88.
HOMESTEAD BOYS GOLF
The Highlanders began their road back to the WIAA state tournament with a regional title in the event they hosted at the River Club of Mequon on May 24.
Homestead carded an 18-hole score of 310 to edge powerful Arrowhead (312) for the title as Oconomowoc (330) and Pewaukee (333) also advanced to sectional. They took part in the WIAA sectional at Brown Deer Park on Wednesday, June 1.
The top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams will advance to the WIAA state meet at University Ridge in Verona on June 6 and 7. This will be arguably the deepest sectional in the state as powerful Marquette as well as fast-rising Whitefish Bay will also be in the field.
Max Pasherwas individual regional medalist and led the Highlanders with an 18-hole score of 72 while Joey Hobbs came in with a 77. Adam Morriscarded an 80, Robbie Morway81 and Dawson Dahlberg 83.
HOMESTEAD-WHITEFISH BAY SOFTBALL
The Highlanders overpowered their North Shore rivals the Blue Dukes, 15-4, in a WIAA regional final on May 27.
With the win, the Highlanders (16-7) advanced to a WIAA sectional semifinal against top-seeded Greater Metro co-champ DSHA on Tuesday, May 31. If they won, they advanced to a sectional final at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at Germantown against the winner of Brookfield Central and Germantown for the right to advance to the WIAA state tournament in Madison, June 9-11.
Against Bay, Homestead scored all 15 runs in the first three innings to put the game away as they notched 12 hits and took advantage of four Blue Duke errors.
Kacie Grosshad two hits and four RBI for the Highlanders while Sam Schindlerhad three hits including a home run and three RBI while Allie Beckers added three hits and Catie Vierling two hits and two RBI. Beckers got the win in the five inning game with two strikeouts and one walk.
Bay ended its competitive season at 11-14 and got two hits apiece from Sophie Hessand Carmeil Bowleras Summer Koehntook the loss. They had advanced to the regional final with a 12-0 win over Milwaukee Riverside on May 25. Koehn had two hits and three RBI that game will Hayden Nelsonhad three hits and Brianna Johnson two.
BAY-SHOREWOOD GIRLS SOCCER
The Blue Dukes prevailed in a 4-0 nonconference victory on May 26 in a match-up of area rivals.
The win allowed Bay to finish its overall season at 12-3-3. They also routed Grafton, 6-2, to finish up their North Shore Conference season in second place at 4-1-2.
Meanwhile Shorewood, finished its regular season at 9-5-1. They routed area Woodland Conference rival, brown Deer, 10-0, on May 24 to finish league play in fourth place at 8-3.
Bay entered WIAA D2 tournament play as the second seed in its half of its own sectional bracket. They will host Pius XI in a 7 p.m. regional semifinal game on Thursday, June 2. If they win, they will host the winner of Brookfield East and Wauwatosa East in a regional final on Saturday, June 4. Sectional semifinals are June 9.
Powerful Waukesha West is the top seed in Bay's half of the sectional bracket.
Shorewood earned the top seed in its half of the WIAA D3 Catholic Memorial sectional bracket. The Greyhounds will host Milwaukee Carmen in a 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 regional semifinal. If they win, they will host the winner of Milwaukee School of Languages and Brown Deer in a regional final on Saturday, June 4.
Catholic Memorial is the top seed in the other half of the sectional bracket.
Among those scoring goals in the Blue Dukes' win over the Gryhounds on May 26 were Lilly Jeffersonand Bailey Falkneras Grace Jamesmade three saves.
In the win over Grafton, six different players scored for Bay including as James made seven saves.
In the win over Brown Deer, Shorewood got three goals and three assists from Giovanna Zizzo, three goals from Caroline Fraser, two goals and an assist from Marlee Langand two assists from Josie Lang.
SHOREWOOD BOYS GOLF
The Greyhounds advanced to WIAA D2 sectional play when they earned fourth in the regional meet at Wanaki Park in Menomonee Falls on May 24.
Shorewood carded a 387 score for its spot in the eight-team meet as University School won with 324.
The Greyhounds took part in the WIAA sectional meet at The Bull (host Sheboygan Falls) on Tuesday, May 31. The top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams advance to the state meet at University Ridge in Verona on June 6 and 7.
Tommy Curtisled the Greyhounds at the regional with an 18-hole score of 88 while Brendan Fardella and Emmett Ognar each came in with 95s, Jacob Thorstenson 109 and Aaron Eimers 118.
BROWN DEER BOYS GOLF
Junior Kevin Kamppinen was third individually at regional competition and joined fellow junior Jalen Greenleein the WIAA D2 sectional competition at The Bull (hosted by Sheboygan Falls) on Tuesday, May 31.
The pair earned their sectional spots out of the WIAA regional meet at Wanaki on May 24.
From the sectional, the top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams advance to the state meet at University Ridge in Verona on June 6 and 7.
Kamppinen and Greenlee's efforts led the Falcons to a fifth place finish in the regional with an 18-hole score of 388. Shorewood edged out Brown Deer for the fourth and final sectional team spot with a 387 score as University School won with 324.
Kamppinen tied for his spot by carding a fine 18-hole score of 80 as USM's Brandon Staudt was medalist with a 76. Greenlee earned his berth with an 89.
Other players for the Falcons included Jake Johnston(107), Noah Lee(112) and Sam Wallisch (117).
NICOLET GIRLS SOCCER
The Knights finished their regular season on a positive note with a 5-0 nonconference rout of Waukesha North on May 26.
Nicolet, which also belted Port Washington, 3-0, in its North Shore Conference closer on May 24, finished in third place in North Shore play at 4-2-1 and at an impressive 14-4-2 overall.
The Knights were place in the brutally difficult WIAA D2 Whitefish Bay sectional bracket. They will host Wauwatosa East at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 in a regional semifinal. If they win that game, they will advance to a regional final on Saturday, June 4 likely at top-seeded and state-ranked Waukesha West.
Sectional semifinals on June 9.
In the rout of North, Nicolet got a hat trick from Greta Riciglianoand solo scores from Holly Rossmanand Sidney Capatiwhile Annie Ricigliano had two assists.
Nicolet scored all three goals against Port in the first half Josie Kelderman, Ellie Bermanand Sarah Cianciola all found the back of the net.
NICOLET GIRLS SOFTBALL
The Knights had their very competitive season come to an end with a 10-0 loss to top-seeded Greater Metro Conference co-champ DSHA in a WIAA regional final on May 26.
Nicolet, which had advanced to the final with a 19-4 rout of Pius XI on May 25, finished the season at 15-13.
In the loss to DSHA, the Knights were limited to just one hit (Taylor Hall) by all-state caliber pitcher Rose Dentice while taking control with four runs in the first. Dentice had eight strikeouts against just two walks.
In the rout of Pius XI, the Knights scored seven runs in the first and coasted home on the strength of 15 hits.
Samantha Peltzhad three hits, including a home run, four runs scored and four RBI, while Ania Kotecki had two hits and three runs scored as did Amethyst Graham. Allison Janowski, Miriam Maistelman, and Bella Flores all had two hits apiece. Maddie Steffes picked up the win.
SHOREWOOD GIRLS SOFTBALL
The Greyhounds and first-year coach Amy Keel finished their season quietly at 4-18 with a 12-0 WIAA regional semifinal loss to Wisconsin Lutheran on May 24.
Shorewood managed only one hit in the game as Celeste Carroll took the loss.
BROWN DEER GIRLS SOFTBALL
The Falcons ended their season quietly, with a 15-0 WIAA regional semifinal loss to Cudahy.
With the defeat, the Falcons finished their season at 1-20.