Tyler Dorfner, a WIAA Division 1 state qualifier last season, leads a corps of seven returning starters for the Hustlin' Hawks.
"I am excited for this season because we have a good mix of veteran wrestlers and young wrestlers," head coach Chris Otto said. "I feel that this balance can make us a competitive team in the Woodland Conference."
The Hawks captured a share of seventh place in the Campbellsport Invitational on Saturday, scoring 83 points to tie Beaver Dam. Sauk Prairie won the meet with 214 1/2 points.
Tom Friedbacher took second place at 160 pounds with a 2-1 record for the day. Taking fourth were Turner Panich at 152 pounds and Dorfner at 170.
Coming in fifth were Dylan Kumbera at 132, Anthony Kurczewski at 182 and Harman Singh at heavyweight.
Placing sixth were Nick Pollack at 126 and Tre' Vaughn Craig at 138.
Greenfield downed Greendale 49-21 in a Woodland dual on Dec. 4. Winning were Kumbera at 132 (12-2 decision), Craig at 138 (5-1), Friedbacher at 160 (pin in 2 minutes, 45 seconds), Dorfner at 170 (pin in 1:32), Kurczewski at 182 (pin in 5:15), Dawda Royal at 195 (pin in 1:59), Matt Braatz at 220 (11-7), Anthony Rychlowski at heavyweight (pin in 4:03), Jason Schilling at 113 (forfeit) and Pollack at 126 (5-1).
The Hawks fell to West Allis Central 40-25 in a dual on Dec. 2 despite victories from Panich (7-3), Friedbacher (pin in 2:28), Cory Walloch at 106 (pin in 32 seconds), Jason Alvarado at 120 (pin in 1:33) and Craig (17-5).
HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL
Cold shooting hurt the Huskies again in a 54-45 loss to St. Thomas More on Dec. 3.
Hale shot just 24 percent from the floor in falling to 0-2 on the season.
"The flow, the tempo and everything we ran put us in the right positions but when you shoot 24 percent, it is so difficult to win games," head coach George Sotiros said. "It is something we continue to work on every day in practice and frankly, it will take just one player to get some confidence, and I believe the floodgates will open."
Guard Natalie Carr collected 11 points, hitting 7 of 11 from the line, and three assists.
"Natalie really has a good grasp of running the offense and finding open people," Sotiros said. "We really like the leadership with the ball Natalie brings."
Sam Schuh tallied 10 points and a team-high three steals, while Sarah Mueller added seven points and six rebounds and Skylar Fox tallied eight points, going 6 of 8 from the line.
The Huskies attempted 29 free throws, making 19, and committed 17 turnovers, lower than the previous contest.
Sotiros was also happy about his team's community service on Saturday morning. The girls helped disadvantaged children go Christmas shopping at Target, a program sponsored by the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation Department.
The Huskies welcome Divine Savior Holy Angels at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Greater Metro Conference opener, then host West Allis Central at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
HALE BOYS BASKETBALL
The Huskies earned a split of two non-conference games last week, topping Waukesha South 58-50 on Dec. 3 and falling to Milwaukee South 59-41 on Friday.
Against Waukesha South, Joey Archer collected 20 points, hitting 9 of 10 at the line, and nine rebounds. Noel Crabtree scored 14 points and Joe Jo Breznik put in 10 points while holding South's top scorer to 10 points.
Alex Ulrich added seven points and spurred a comeback from an early 16-7 deficit.
The Huskies came within one point at halftime, then took their first lead at 50-48 late in the fourth period. They sealed the game with strong defense and good rebounding and free throw shooting.
Archer totaled 13 points and five rebounds against South Division and Kyle Czubakowski chipped in with nine points and three boards.
"We were down one headed into the break and still only trailed by two midway through the third," head coach John Palesse said. "From there, we went 10 minutes with only one point and they pulled away. We just couldn't get anything going and tried to do too much individually."
Hale (1-2 going into this week) visits Marquette at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the GMC opener and welcomes West Allis Central at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
CENTRAL BOYS BASKETBALL
Brandon Key tallied 21 points, Ron Turkvan 19 and Jaquan Martin 13 points as the Bulldogs topped Kenosha Indian Trail 69-60 on Dec. 3.
Central jumped to a 23-12 lead after one quarter, then saw Indian Trail come within 33-32 at the half. The Bulldogs eased away again in the second half to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Central welcomes Brookfield East at 7:30 p.m. Friday as GMC play begins, then takes on Racine Horlick Saturday at Homestead High School at a time to be determined.
GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL
The Hustlin' Hawks lost two tough games in Woodland Conference play last week, falling to New Berlin West 52-47 on Friday and Whitnall 44-42 on Dec. 3.
Against West, Marcus Myers led the way with 19 points, while Josh Czerwinski added 11 points.
Czerwinski paced Greenfield against Whitnall with 12 points and Ben Fularczyk tallied 10 points.
Greenfield slipped to 1-3 on the season and will welcome Wauwatosa West at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Hawks will then visit South Milwaukee at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL
Erika Deubig tallied 13 points and Mallory Kleczka 11 as the Hustlin' Hawks tipped Whitnall 52-46 on Dec. 3.
Dana Schwab added eight points for the Hustlin' Hawks, who outscored the Falcons 33-23 in the second half.
Greenfield did not fare as well in its other Woodland game, a 58-28 loss to New Berlin West on Friday. Schwab scored 10 points and Kleczka nine points.
The Hawks also lost to Oconomowoc 61-45 on Dec. 5 despite 18 points from Kleczka.
The Hawks moved to 1-2 on the year and will visit Wauwatosa West at 7:30 p.m. Friday. They welcome South Milwaukee at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Candace Pollock collected a game-high 19 points, but the Falcons still lost to Greenfield 52-46 on Dec. 3.
Ann Marie Bay added six points for Whitnall, which was outscored 17-3 at the free throw line.
The Falcons then fell to Cudahy 49-33 on Friday to slip to 0-4 on the season. They visit Pius XI at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Bulldogs lost to Westosha Central 64-38 on Friday in their only action of the week.
Central, which fell to 0-2, visits Brookfield East at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the GMC opener, then travels to West Allis Hale at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
— Compiled by John Rech
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