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Sports Shorts: April 24

April 22, 2014

CENTRAL GIRLS TRACK

Adaja Crossley and Ella Schultz both claimed first places for the Bulldogs in the Watertown Invitational on Saturday.

Crossley won the 300-meter hurdles in 50.43 seconds, while Schultz prevailed in the shot put with 33 feet-81/2 inches.

Finishing second for Central were Nikita Conroy in the 100 meters at 13.89 seconds and Katie Wardinski in the 1,600 meters with 5 minutes, 34.37 seconds.

Taking third were Wardinski in the 800 meters (2:33.07) and Crossley in the 100 hurdles (18.06).

Coming in fourth were Conroy in the 200 meters (28.89) and Schultz in the discus (83-1).

Central secured a trio of fifth places, with those from Coral Davis in the 100 meters (14.2), Dana Batchelor in the 100 hurdles (19.03) and Megan Turner in the shot put (29-7).

Claiming seventh were Davis in the 400 meters (1:05.93) and Turner in the discus (78-9), and eighth places went to Selena Perez in the pole vault (6-0) and Crossley in the long jump (12-1).

Team scores were not available.

The Bulldogs next compete in the East Troy Invitational at 4 p.m. Friday, April 25.

GREENFIELD BOYS TENNIS

The Hustlin' Hawks won a pair of Woodland Conference dual meets last week, topping Cudahy and Brown Deer by 4-3 scores.

First singles player Ethan Fogel won his match 6-0, 6-0 against Cudahy, while the top doubles team of Vladan Terzic and Petar Cgornac took a 6-1, 6-4 victory over its Brown Deer counterparts.

Greenfield returns to action at 4 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the Waukesha Invitational at the Woyahn Complex.

WHITNALL BOYS TENNIS

The Falcons remained unbeaten in Woodland Conference play with a 7-0 triumph over Shorewood on April 15.

Winning at singles were Noah Stemper at the first spot, Matt Pook at second, Chris Kelnhofer at third and Cam Clark at fourth.

Doubles winners were Josh Damro and Mike Langenohl at the first spot, Todd Marino and Brian Weidenfeller at two and Joe Price and Kevin Hodkiewicz at three.

The Falcons (3-0 in Woodland meets) will take part in a quadrangular meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at New Berlin West, then visit Greenfield for a Woodland dual at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29.

GREENFIELD SOFTBALL

Pitcher Bella Matthias continued her blazing strikeout pace by fanning 12 hitters in a 7-1 makeup victory over St. Francis on April 17.

Matthias now has 60 strikeouts in five games for Greenfield, which improved to 3-2 on the season.

She allowed four hits and walked just one in notching the victory. She also collected three hits, as did Maria Montemayor. Lexi Vilkoski went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs for the Hawks.

The season resumes when Greenfield welcomes Greendale to Konkel Park at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28.

The Hawks then have a crucial game at home against New Berlin Eisenhower at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30.

WHITNALL SOFTBALL

South Milwaukee, plus unfavorable weather conditions, proved to be too much for the Falcons to overcome on April 16.

The Rockets handed the Falcons their first defeat of the season with a 10-8 decision. The game was played on a cold and extremely windy day, and the conditions contributed to a total of nine errors for the two teams, leading to 11 unearned runs.

Whitnall pushed across six runs in the second inning before the Rockets came back with four in the third. The Falcons went back up by four in their half of the third but could not cash in on opportunities for the rest of the contest.

South Milwaukee added two runs in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, then held on for the victory.

Renee Caron and Sierra Grubor both went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in for the Falcons, while Sydney Opdahl was 3-for-4 with one RBI. Grubor and Opdahl both stole a base as well.

Whitnall slipped to 5-1 and the Rockets moved to 5-0. The teams will meet again at South Milwaukee on Friday, May 9.

A game scheduled for April 15 against Shorewood was postponed by the cold weather.

Whitnall welcomes New Berlin Eisenhower at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, visits St. Francis in a makeup at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, and plays host to Pius XI at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30.

HALE SOFTBALL

The Huskies fell to Sussex Hamilton 4-1 in a Greater Metro Conference game on April 16.

A game against West Allis Central set for April 15 was postponed and reset for Monday, May 19.

Hale, which fell to 4-3 on the season, will visit Muskego for a tournament at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26.

The Huskies then welcome Wauwatosa East at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, and travel to Divine Savior Holy Angels at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29.

CENTRAL BOYS GOLF

Senior Eric Owens will lead the Bulldogs in the 2014 season.

"Eric can put up some low scores and will need to be consistent to make a run at (WIAA) sectionals," head coach Jim Dunham said.

Juniors Donavon Dykstra and Adam Schroeder will be other regular varsity players.

"Donavon and Adam are trying to shoot bogey golf and with hard work and commitment, should be able to accomplish that goal," the coach said.

The Bulldogs, who play in a Greater Metro Conference mini-meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Blue Mound Country Club, are looking for players to fill the four and five spots, Dunham said.

WHITNALL BOYS GOLF

The Falcons must open this season without their top seven players from last season, who all graduated.

"We are definitely in a rebuilding phase but hope to finish in the middle of the pack," said head coach Craig Austin.

Returnees include senior Brett Abramczyk and junior Tyler Merritt, who saw some varsity time for last season's squad, which took second in the Woodland Conference behind WIAA state team qualifier Greendale.

Other varsity candidates include juniors Tyler Schalla and Austin Jenk and sophomores Austin Brault and Kyle Radavich.

— Compiled by John Rech

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