West Allis gymnastics
The local team had some fun, won a meet and posted a five-year team high score of 139.175 points on Feb. 1.
West Allis downed Shorewood (117.425 points) as Sara Quesnell won the all-around with 37.55 points, followed closely by teammate Emily Fuchs at 36.35.
Quesnell claimed the floor exercise with 9.575, balance beam with 9.525 and the uneven parallel bars at 9.325, while Fuchs captured the vault with 9.425.
Sarah Jannush is a senior team captain who normally competes on the junior varsity, but she performed two events for the varsity, scoring 6.45 on floor and 7.4 on vault in her final home meet.
"This was senior night, so we played with the lineup a little," coach John Glass said. "The theme of the night was 'neon,' so I dyed my hair with green and red and most of the girls joined in with neon ribbons, glitter or cloths."
Greenfield boys basketball
The Hustlin' Hawks swept two games last week, downing St. Francis, 70-57, on Friday and Cudahy, 48-46, on Jan. 31.
Greenfield, with three victories in four games, improved to 3-14 overall and 2-11 in the Woodland Conference.
Ricky Santiago tallied 23 points, Sonnie Wilbert 17 points, Josh Czerwinski 12 points on four 3-point field goals and Nick Jablonski 10 points against St. Francis.
Wilbert totaled 20 points, while Santiago and Jablonski scored nine apiece in the Cudahy game.
The Hawks visit Greendale (6-7, 6-11) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, then host Milwaukee Ronald Reagan/Lifelong Learning at 7 p.m. Feb. 14.
Whitnall boys swimming
The Falcons tallied 315½ points for fourth place in the Woodland Conference Meet at Greenfield on Saturday.
Earning third were Nick Ratkowski in the 100 freestyle (51.24 seconds) and the 200 freestyle relay unit of Ratkowski, Nate Hinson, David Monteilh and Ben Hinson (1:33.59, a state qualifying time).
Taking fourth were diver Nick Bell (321.85 points, a likely state qualifying score), Ratkowski in the 50 freestyle (23.48), Alex Bell in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.57) and the 200 medley squad of Ben Hinson, Jake Hodel, Jack Larson and Ratkowski (1:47.85).
Finishing fifth were Ben Hinson in the 50 freestyle (23.63); the 200 medley team of Alex Knighton, Alex Bell, Nate Hinson and Monteilh (1:49.77); and the 200 freestyle group of Alex Bell, Knighton, Jake Damro and Larson (1:39.83).
The Whitnall junior varsity was third.
"The time drops, team spirit and overall attitude of the team this season has been spectacular," coach George Guddie said.
Mason Howard (152 pounds) and Ty Fischer (170) claimed championships for the Falcons at the Woodland Conference Meet on Saturday at Cudahy High School.
Howard scored a 14-4 major decision in his final match, while Fischer pinned his foe in 4 minutes, 40 seconds.
"I was thrilled for Ty Fischer," co-coach John Quinlan said. "He was seeded fifth and wrestled extremely well in pulling off upsets of two guys he had lost to this season, and he dominated in the final. I was happy for Mason; he has worked so hard and really deserves the title. He is in the top seven all-time for victories at Whitnall."
Anthony Senthavisouk took second at 106 pounds and thirds were earned by John McGee (160) and Sam Howard (182). Coming in fourth were Joe Price (113), Blake Leslie (120), Alex Sterling (195) and Ethan Harycki (heavyweight).
Placing fifth were Dylan Kellner (126) and Evan Olson (138) and sixths were taken by Amol Mody (145) and Jeremy Brunner (220).
The Falcons, who had a couple of starters out and put five freshmen in the lineup, tallied 167½ points for fourth place.
Alec Adams won a championship at 126 pounds in the Woodland Conference Meet on Saturday at Cudahy High School.
Dominic Kroll finished second at 138 and Tyler Dorfner third at 152 for Greenfield, which tallied 80½ points for sixth place.
"Alex wrestled extremely well," coach Daniel Jackson said. "He has worked hard all season and deserved to be at the top of the podium. Dominic wrestled well and we look forward to another good tournament appearance for him this weekend at the (WIAA) regional. Tyler wrestled to his potential."
Turner Panich (145) was fifth and sixths were claimed by Steven Patrick (132), Tony Kurczewski (160), Marc Mayer (170) and Justin Singleton (195).
Greenfield also lost to Greendale/St. Thomas More, 40-34, on Feb. 1 despite victories by Adams, Patrick, Victor Castro, Dawda Royal, Dorfner, Mayer and Brandon Tolbert.
Hale girls basketball
Erin Barbeau tallied 14 points to lead the Huskies to a 42-40 victory over Brookfield East in a Greater Metro Conference game on Feb. 2.
Jennifer Stawicki added nine points and Jazzmin King seven as Hale picked up its second GMC victory of the season, both over East.
Barbeau tallied 17 points to keep the Huskies fairly close to West Allis Central in a 52-43 loss on Jan. 31.
Hale (2-8 in the GMC and 3-13 overall) welcomes Wauwatosa East (3-7, 4-11) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, then hosts Waukesha North (2-8, 8-8) at 7:30 Feb. 14.
West Allis swim, diving
Diver Sam Lustig finished sixth with 329.05 points in the Classic 8/Greater Metro Conference Meet on Saturday.
Fellow diver Kyle Tubbs took 10th (270.1) and Devin Deering 12th (242.55) for the Wave.
The 200 medley relay team was 14th with 2 minutes, 3.91 seconds. And 16ths were claimed by Mike Manlick in the 100 backstroke (1:10.12); the 200 freestyle unit of Austin Jasniewski, Nathan Pavek, Alex Gorecki and Mike Montalvo (1:49.77); and the 400 freestyle group of Dale Medved, Montalvo, Jasniewski and Grant Brown (4:14.73).
The Wave tallied 36 points for eighth.
Whitnall girls basketball
After a power outage postponed a Jan. 31 game against St. Thomas More, the Falcons shut down Brown Deer, 47-40, on Friday night.
Whitnall netted five 3-point field goals in the first half in taking a 27-14 halftime advantage.
Rachael Shulta led the way with 12 points, while Ann Marie Bay added 11 points and nine rebounds and Elena Busalacchi and Ashley Markowiak seven points each.
The Falcons, 6-6 in the Woodland Conference and 9-7 overall going into this week, visit Wauwatosa West (6-7, 6-9) at 6 p.m. Feb. 10.
Central girls basketball
Mehryn Kraker scored 20 points and Claire Hankins 11 points to lead the Bulldogs past West Allis Hale, 52-43, on Jan. 31.
Jenny Wildes and Sierra Brown each added seven points for Central.
Kraker exploded for 29 points, including six 3-point field goals, but that was not enough against Brookfield Central in a 65-45 loss on Friday.
The Bulldogs (5-5 in the Greater Metro Conference and 6-11 overall) travel to Divine Savior Holy Angels (8-2, 11-4) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10.
Hale boys basketball
Derrick Waller tallied 20 points with four 3-point field goals and Travis Balcerzak added 17 points in a 64-54 loss to Brookfield East on Friday.
Balcerzak scored 11 points, Nathan Willkomm 10 and Waller eight as Hale lost to West Allis Central, 58-44, on Jan. 31.
The Huskies, 0-10 in the Greater Metro Conference and 3-15 overall going into this week, visit Wauwatosa East (7-4, 12-6) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and travel to Delavan-Darien (2-14) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
Greenfield girls basketball
Amber Polachek scored 13 points and Alyssa Walker nine on a trio of 3-point field goals as the Hustlin' Hawks lost to St. Francis, 48-41, on Friday.
Polachek tallied 11 points in a 65-26 defeat at the hands of Cudahy on Jan. 31.
Greenfield, 1-12 in Woodland Conference play and 3-14 overall, welcomes Greendale (6-7, 6-11) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10.
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