Whitnall girls basketball
The Falcons snapped a four-game losing streak, thanks in large part to Wauwatosa West's poor free-throw shooting.
Lisa Donaldson and Amy Ford scored nine points each to lead Whitnall to a 35-33 home win Jan. 21, the Falcons' first victory since Jan. 5.
Wauwatosa West made just 8-of-24 free-throw attempts compared to Whitnall's 5-of-10, including five of their last eight down the stretch.
Donaldson scored six of her points in a 16-point third quarter that helped Whitnall recover from a 15-12 halftime deficit.
West Allis gymnastics
The local co-op scored a season-high 137.375 to take second at the five-team Watertown Invitational on Saturday.
Junior Brenna Tomczak won the all-around with a score of 36.275, thanks in large part to her win on the floor with a 9.5.
West Allis also beat visiting Port Washington, 131.275-116.175 on Jan. 18.
Freshman Emily Fuchs won the all-around in 34.875 with victories on the bars (8.3), beam (9.025) and vault (9.0) and a second-place effort on the floor (8.55).
Tomczak placed first on floor (8.625), and second on bars (8.25), beam (8.4), vault (8.65) and the all-around (33.925).
Patrick Bruyette's solid run continued, this time with the 215-pound title at the Highlander Invitational at Homestead on Friday.
Bruyette won five times to improve to 25-2, including a 6-1 decision over Oconomowoc's Scott Fillmore in the championship match.
Bruyette also tallied a pin and two major decisions and sneaked past Burlington's Mark Ney, 10-8, in the semifinal.
Greenfield finished fifth of 13 teams, one point behind conference rival New Berlin.
Taylor Wirtz reached the championship match at 130, where he was pinned by Bradley Tech's Travis Smith in 2:43. Prior to that, Wirtz won four straight matches, including three by pin.
Greenfield's Steven Fisher (125), Andrew Krueger (140) and Carmello Caputa (189) were third and Kevin Vasquez (145) was fourth.
West Allis Central wrestling
The Bulldogs' Don Dargan (103 pounds) and Joe Immekus (152) were perfect at the Zelinski Memorial Duals at Whitnall on Saturday.
Both Dargan and Immekus went 5-0 to help Central finish 3-2. The Bulldogs beat Middleton, Fond du Lac and Green Bay Preble but lost to Pewaukee and Milwaukee Pulaski.
The Bulldogs also improved to 5-0 in the Greater Metro Conference with a 59-9 win at Brookfield Central on Jan. 21.
Dargan, Jake Sargent (125), Terry Fletcher (140) and Jesse Rodriguez (215) had pins for the Bulldogs.
West Allis Hale wrestling
The Huskies ran their conference winning streak to four straight duals with a 35-26 win over Hamilton on Jan. 21.
Hale held a narrow, 27-26 lead with two matches remaining, but Lucas Semrau and Andy Moyle closed out the win with a pair of victories. Semrau won by decision, 7-5, over Loren Hesselgrave at 112, and Moyle picked up a dominating, 19-2 technical fall of Phil Flegner at 119.
Hale also went 3-1 at the Tom Janssen Invite at Wauwatosa West on Saturday. The Huskies defeated Waterford (55-23), South Milwaukee (43-27), and Catholic Memorial (57-19) but lost to Lake Geneva Badger (41-18).
Hale's Ty Bauer (145), Moyle and Scott Hancox went 4-0.
The co-op won eight events but did not have the depth to match Racine Case at the Kenosha Bradford Invite on Saturday.
Case won only two events, but tallied 431 points. Greenfield/Greendale was second with 371 at the 10-team meet.
The PantherHawks won all three relays: Jack Lennertz, Craig Fleischhacher, Matt Jungers, Shawn Fleischhacher in the 200 medley (1:46.21); Marc Liederhach, Craig Fleischhacher, Jungers and Lucchessi in the 200 free (1:33.02) and Andrew Staszak, Lucchessi, Shawn Fleischhacher and Lennertz in the 400 free (3:26.38).
Lucchessi also claimed the 200 free (1:47.07) and 500 free (4:59.25), Lennertz won the 50 free (22.71) and 100 butterfly (51.94) and Jungers took the 200 individual medley (2:01.87).
The co-op also beat host Whitnall, 116-64, in a Woodland Conference dual on Jan. 21.
Whitnall boys basketball
Host Wauwatosa West took over sole possession of second place in the Woodland Conference Black Division with a 64-55 win over Whitnall on Friday.
The Falcons' William Pelkofer scored a game-high 23 points, but no other Whitnall player scored more than Geoffrey Wisialowski's nine, all of which came on 3-pointers.
The Trojans were much more balanced as Ray Sterling led with 21 points, followed by Sam Krenzien's 18 and Anthony Carroll's 13.
The loss dropped Whitnall (8-4, 7-4) to third behind the Trojans and undefeated New Berlin Eisenhower.
Three Falcons went undefeated at their own Zelinski Memorial Duals on Saturday.
Demetrius Wall (112), Zach Noel (130) and Zach Menden (140) all went 5-0 as Whitnall went 4-1 to win its pool, which included Beaver Dam, Marquette and Waukesha South.
Greenfield boys basketball
The Hawks nearly shrugged off a sluggish start but could not keep their losing streak from reaching four games with a 51-49 loss at Greendale on Friday.
Jason Mermolia had a game-high 19 points and Alec Molter added 10 for Greenfield, which scored just 12 first-half points and trailed, 18-12, at halftime.
Greenfield (4-10, 3-8) missed 10 of 19 free throws.
Greendale snapped a six-game losing skid with the win.
West Allis Hale girls basketball
The Huskies hung tough with visiting Brookfield East for a half before succumbing to a 53-38 loss Friday.
Hale led, 18-17, at halftime but the Spartans held a 36-20 second-half advantage, starting with a 16-9 count in the third quarter.
Hale's Racheal Bekeris tallied 12 points, Brittany Witt had 10 and Jennifer Wellnitz contributed with eight.
West Allis Central boys basketball
The Bulldogs managed only single digits in points in three of four quarters, finished with a season-low total and saw their losing streak extended to seven straight games in a 58-26 blowout against visiting Marquette on Friday.
Marquette's Mark Haas had 16 points and John Kopriva 13 for the Hilltoppers, who led 34-15 at halftime.
Darvell Brown had a team-high 13 points for Central (7-8, 2-4), which has not won since Dec. 22.
West Allis Hale boys basketball
C.J. Gregg's game-high 17 points paved the way to Brookfield East's 61-31 home win over West Allis Hale on Friday.
The Huskies (0-14, 0-7) trailed, 21-10, after one quarter and never scored more than nine points in any period the rest of the way.
Ben Rachow tallied 13 points for Hale.
Greenfield girls basketball
Katie Narloch scored 11 points, but it was not enough to prevent the Hawks' losing streak from reaching 10 games Saturday.
Host Waterford outscored Greenfield, 17-1, in the first quarter and coasted to a 66-30 win.
Greenfield also lost, 52-21, at Brookfield East on Jan. 19, and 49-23, to visiting Greendale on Friday.
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