Whitnall girls cross country
Even without lead runner Leah Windt, the Falcons won their third straight meet on Friday, claiming the title in their own invitational at Hales Corners Park.
They tallied 40 points to beat Woodland Conference rival New Berlin Eisenhower's 75 points and remain unbeaten on the season.
Jasmine Van Tine helped pick up some of the slack of Windt, taking third in 16 minutes, 28 seconds.
"We needed some other girls to step up and Jasmine did just that," coach Michael Thompson said. "She's normally our number three runner but she realized we needed her to be our number one."
Van Tine was followed in the top 10 by Danika Johnson (sixth, 16:35) and Carrie Ingish (seventh, 16:36). Alyssa Woo ran 11th (16:59), Jennifer Bahling 13th (17:09), Kim Hurst 16th (17:16) and Lydia Pincsak 36th (18:35).
West Allis Hale-Centralboys soccer
Antonio Rodriguez tallied two goals to help lift the Huskies to a 3-1 victory over the Bulldogs in the teams' annual showdown on Sept. 7.
Alex Kaul put Hale on top with a penalty kick, and the Huskies clinched the game on the two goals by Rodriguez, one assisted by Victor Moreno and the other by Stephen Milani. Rodriguez came into this week with eight goals and five assists.
Cesar Castillo scored Central's lone goal.
"It was an ugly game, a typical rivalry game," Hale coach Martin Lataille said, "but this is a good win for us against one of the better Central teams."
Central coach Ed Hahn said, "It was 1-0 most of the way before they scored midway through the second half."
Hale also beat West Bend East, 5-2, on Sept. 8 behind two goals from Kaul and one each by Milani, Nick Wojciechowski and Sean Schneider.
Central split two games in the Watertown Tournament on Saturday, topping Poynette/Portage, 3-1, and losing to Whitnall, 4-3.
Scoring against Poynette were Carlos Esparza, Castillo and Mike Manlick. Against Whitnall, Esparza had two goals and Castillo one.
Passes were flying as the Huskies dropped a 27-6 decision to Marquette at Hart Park on Friday night.
Hale quarterback Steve Kopet completed six of 14 tosses for 111 yards and Taylor Tomczak hit one for 49 yards. Marquette quarterback Joe Greif stole the show, though, hitting 16 of 26 for 340 yards and three touchdowns.
Greif completed scoring passes of 55, 42 and 68 yards to give the Hilltoppers a 24-0 lead in the third quarter. Zach Smith put the Huskies on the board with a 2-yard run in the third period.
The Huskies (0-2 in the Greater Metro Conference, 1-3 overall) welcome Sussex Hamilton (1-1, 3-1) on Sept. 16.
Central girls volleyball
The Bulldogs improved to 2-0 in Greater Metro Conference duals with a 25-19, 25-17, 25-18 victory over Sussex Hamilton on Sept. 7.
Jenny Wildes posted 16 assists and 10 digs, while Melissa Smith totaled 12 assists, April Wildes 16 digs, Mehryn Kraker 13 kills, Claire Hankins 11 kills and two blocks and Jamie Weigel two aces.
Central then downed Waukesha South, 28-26, 25-9, 15-25, 17-25, 16-14, on Sept. 8 despite playing without Kraker.
Weigel had a career-high 50 attempts and 13 kills, while Hankins collected 12 kills. Angela Reyes contributed two stuff blocks, including on match point. April Wildes tallied 25 digs and Halie Weigel added nine, while Jenny Wildes had five aces. Jenny Wildes and Smith led in setting.
Hale girls volleyball
For the second straight week, the Huskies played a five-game dual with a Greater Metro Conference opponent, but this time, they came out on top.
They dropped Divine Savior Holy Angels, 19-25, 25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 15-11, on Sept. 7. Hannah King racked up 30 kills to go with 14 digs and two aces, while Erin Barbeau had 23 kills and 15 digs, Sarah Fabina 52 assists, Kelli Lopez 15 digs and Jaime Supple 13 digs.
"The leadership and court presence of our seniors was crucial in the victory," coach Angie Hardwick said.
Hale then placed second with a 4-1 record at the Mary Blandino Invitational on Saturday, losing only to Germantown, which won the event.
Whitnall boys soccer
After rallying from deficits of 2-0 and 3-2, the Falcons pulled out a 4-3 victory over West Allis Central in the Watertown Quadrangular on Saturday.
With his team down 2-0, Bryan Domitrz took a pass from Mitch Olson to put Whitnall on the board. Petar Miskov scored the equalizer from Zach Barnhart. Central went up 3-2, but Tyler Quinn used an assist from Domitrz to tie the game. With eight minutes left, Miskov scored his second goal with an assist from Quinn Dombrowski.
In the final game, the Falcons lost to Watertown, 2-1, with Miskov scoring off an assist from Dombrowski.
The Falcons lost a 5-0 game to Shorewood on Sept. 7 and tied Waterford, 1-1, on Sept. 6.
Central boys volleyball
The Bulldogs fell to Germantown, 25-19, 25-11, 28-26, on Sept. 6.
Derrick Heinemann posted four blocks, Josh Kopplin 14 assists, Najeal McMillan eight kills and Dane Travers six digs for Central.
Hale boys cross country
Without top runner Jacob Ebben, who was out with a sprained ankle, the Huskies finished fifth in the Rocket Invitational on Saturday with 132 points.
Robert Effinger led them with 19th place in 17 minutes, 15 seconds, while Milan Stojanovic was 20th (personal-best 17:22), Sawyer Wickersham 31st (17:44), Alex Murray 32nd (17:46), Sam Gagliano 35th (17:49), Tony Lozano 43rd (personal best 18:21) and Dan Nelson 55th (personal best 18:45).
Wickersham was competing in his first complete race in two seasons due to injury.
Hale girls cross country
Ellie Probst finished seventh in the Rocket Invitational at Grant Park on Saturday with 15 minutes, 45 seconds, the sixth-best time in school history and the fourth-best time for a sophomore at Hale.
Alyssa Drajkowski took 35th (17:00), Virginia Wightman 38th (17:04), Elizabeth Elliott 39th (17:05), Emily Zelten 66th (18:06), April Koshen 71st (18:14), Jessica Trapp 82nd (19:11) and Jessica Rampetsreiter 86th (19:52).
The Huskies were seventh with 183 points.
Whitnall boys cross country
Alex Richardson and Mitch Olson both earned top-10 finishes for the Falcons in their own invitational on Friday at Hales Corners Park.
Richardson came in sixth with 17 minutes, 7 seconds, while Olson took seventh in 17:08.
Tyler Centers claimed 15th (17:55), Pat Wyrowski 25th (18:23), Derrick Yimsut 26th (18:23), Mason Howard 38th (19:22) and Dan Lepkowski 41st (19:56).
Whitnall placed third with 79 points.
Greenfield cross country
The boys finished fourth and the girls seventh in the Whitnall Invitational at Hales Corners Park on Friday.
The Hustlin' Hawk boys tallied 122 points. Andy Sabinash claimed 16th in 17 minutes, 55 seconds, followed by Casey Sabinash (18th, 17:59), Cody Hagfors (23rd, 18:15), Tom Friedbacker (30th, 18:43), Mike Hensiak (35th, 19:12) and Zach Roetz (47th, 20:24).
The girls scored 172 points. Jill Dworschack came in 19th (17:26), Jamie Bernam 20th (17:28), Amber Polachek 39th (18:49), Liz Perez 46th (19:35) and Nicole Hansen 48th (19:42).
Central girls cross country
Abigail Pranghofer, Alex Jonas and Katie Wardinski all posted finishes in the top 25 in the Whitnall Invitational at Hales Corners Park on Friday evening.
Pranghofer captured 17th in 17 minutes, 16 seconds, while Jonas placed 18th (17:23) and Wardinski 25th (personal best 17:50). Laura Kovach claimed 31st (18:09), trimming her time by over a minute; and Becky Schwindt claimed 33rd (personal best 18:21) and Sam Kass 37th (18:45).
Central came in sixth with 124 points.
Central boys cross country
Tyler Miletti once again led the Bulldogs in the Whitnall Invitational on Friday at Hales Corners Park, taking 11th in 17 minutes, 32 seconds.
Anthony Rueda snared 14th (17:53), Joshua Boeder 42nd (19:56), Damien McFaden 45th (20:08), Collin Borazo 49th (20:28), Kyle Bigus 53rd (21:05) and Fred Birchbauer 54th (21:08).
Central tallied 161 points for seventh place in the nine-team meet.
Greenfield boys soccer
Matt Defatte scored the lone goal, assisted by Ethan Schaefer, as the Hustlin' Hawks fell to Wisconsin Lutheran, 4-1, on Sept. 8.
Goaltender Eric Frank came up with nine saves in a 7-0 loss to New Berlin West on Sept. 7.
West Allis girls swimming
The diving team claimed second in the South Milwaukee Relays on Saturday with 130 points.
Taking sixth for West Allis were the 800 freestyle team of Meghan Pfeiffer, Olivia Harders, Paulina Fortis and Heather Garland in 10 minutes, 2.58 seconds, and the 300 backstroke unit of Sydney Jewell, Pfeiffer, Larissa Mickelson and Garland at 3:51.91.
The team tied for seventh with 166 points.
Greenfield girls swimming
The 400 medley team of Sienna Bast, Elisa Perez, Holly Desjardin and Esmeralda Perez came in second with 4 minutes, 46.79 seconds in the South Milwaukee Relays on Saturday.
Taking fourth for the Hustlin' Hawks were the 300 butterfly unit of Bast, both Perez swimmers and Phoebe Muszynski (3:22.06) and the 850 crescendo group of Cayla Mrnik, both Perezes and Bast (9:28.27).
Greenfield was ninth with 154 points.
Whitnall girls swimming
The Falcons won a Woodland Conference meet, 97-89, over New Berlin Eisenhower on Sept. 7.
Laura Sullivan won the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute, 17.19 seconds, while Sarah Arteaga claimed the 100 backstroke with 1:08.03.
Whitnall girls tennis
The Falcons lost two Woodland Conference dual meets, 6-1 to Greendale on Sept. 8 and 7-0 to Wauwatosa West on Sept. 6.
In both duals, first singles player Leah Symborski and the first doubles team of Sammi Zacher and Liz Menden lost in straight sets.
Greenfield girls tennis
First singles player Lynn Pipke won twice but the Hustlin' Hawks lost Woodland Conference dual meets to New Berlin Eisenhower on Sept. 8 and South Milwaukee on Sept. 6 by 6-1 scores.
Pipke beat South Milwaukee, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, and Eisenhower, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6.
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