Paced by champions Blake Leslie and Nick Monty, the Falcons advanced 10 wrestlers to a WIAA Division 1 sectional at West Allis Central on Feb. 22.
Leslie won at 132 pounds in a regional meet at Whitnall on Saturday, improving to 34-10 on the season. He blanked Austin Thomas of Waterford 5-0 in his title match.
"Blake wrestled really well, especially in the finals," head coach John Quinlan said.
Monty (34-6) claimed the crown at 145 pounds, posting a 4-2 decision over Eric Martinson of Greendale in his title bout.
Ryan Olson (21-3) came in second at 170 pounds, while Anthony Senthavisouk (106 pounds), Ethan Latus (120), Joe Price (126) and Dylan Kellner (138) all took third places.
Coming in fourth were Jared Besler (113), Michael Langenohl (182) and Ethan Harycki (220).
The Falcons tallied 159 points, trailing Mukwonago (215) and Muskego (1971/2).
The qualifiers advance to a sectional at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22, with the top two in each weight class going on to the state meet.
The Hustlin' Hawks will have five entrants in a WIAA Division 1 sectional at West Allis Central on Feb. 22.
Advancing were Cory Walloch at 106 pounds, Turner Panich at 145, Tyler Dorfner at 152, Thomas Friedbacher at 160 and Anthony Kurczewski at 182 pounds.
Friedbacher posted the highest finish in a regional at Whitnall High School on Saturday, taking second place and improving to 23-8.
Claiming third were Dorfner and Kurczewski, and taking fourth were Walloch and Panich.
They will compete at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22, with the top two in each weight class moving on to the state meet.
"The wrestlers who made it to sectionals wrestled well enough to get to this weekend," head coach Chris Otto said. "We had a handful of wrestlers who had every opportunity to make it to sectionals but were unable to win the close matches. I am excited for the wrestlers who qualified to get a chance to make it to Madison."
WHITNALL BOYS BASKETBALL
After a tough 71-66 overtime loss to Greenfield on Feb. 11, the Falcons bounced back with a 63-60 triumph over Shorewood on Friday night.
Nate Schaefer put in 19 points, Kevion Taylor 14 points and Mitch Brault 11 points for Whitnall, which improved to 8-8 in the Woodland Conference and 9-11 overall.
Against Greenfield, the Falcons trailed 38-28 heading into the fourth quarter but outscored the Hustlin' Hawks 29-19 in the final period to force the extra session. They lost the overtime 14-9, however.
Schaefer poured in a game-high 31 points, while Jon Drew added 10 points.
Whitnall closed out Woodland play earlier this week and will open WIAA Division 2 regional action at home at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 against either South Milwaukee or Cudahy.
WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Falcons notched a 49-45 triumph over Greenfield in Woodland Conference action on Feb. 11.
Ann Marie Bay tallied 15 points and Madelyn Pelkofer and Mary Gaggioli eight points apiece for Whitnall.
On Friday night, Whitnall dropped a 49-36 contest to Woodland Eastern Division leader Shorewood. Candace Pollock collected 14 points and Sierra Grubor eight points.
The Falcons moved to 5-8 in the conference and 6-11 overall. They visit Wauwatosa West at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in a makeup game, then travel to St. Francis at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and to Brown Deer at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 .
GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL
Josh Czerwinski scored 27 points, including four 3-point shots, to help the Hustlin' Hawks to a 71-66 overtime triumph over rival Whitnall on Feb. 11.
Marcus Myers scored 12 points and Jeremy Swider 10 for the Hawks, who lost a 10-point lead in the fourth period but outscored the Falcons 14-9 in the extra session.
Greenfield then fell to Brown Deer 71-47 on Friday night as Ben Fularczyk tallied nine points and Myers and Ryan Hensiak eight each.
The Hawks finished 4-14 in Woodland Conference play and went to 7-14 overall. They concluded the regular season Feb. 18 against Oak Creek and will face the Knights again at home in a WIAA Division 1 regional contest at 7 p.m. Feb. 25.
HALE BOYS BASKETBALL
The Huskies found out first-hand how strong Brookfield Central is this season.
They were tied at 40-40 with four minutes left in the third quarter on Friday night but were then outscored 44-5 by the unbeaten Lancers to fall 84-45.
"The score does not indicate how close the game was for three quarters," head coach John Palesse said. "We handled their 1-3-1 zone and got many good looks."
Joey Archer collected 18 points and five rebounds, while Jason Palesse and Noel Crabtree each had eight points and Joe Jo Breznik seven.
Hale lost to Menomonee Falls 64-54 on Friday despite 18 points and five rebounds from Crabtree, 14 points by Archer and eight rebounds from Breznik.
Hale slipped to 3-9 in the Greater Metro Conference and 7-13 overall. The Huskies visit Wauwatosa East at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20.
They begin WIAA Division 1 regional play at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at West Allis Central.
GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Hustlin' Hawks lost 50-46 in overtime to Brown Deer on Friday night.
Angela Deubig scored 15 points and Mallory Kleczka 12 points for Greenfield, which fell to 7-9 in the Woodland Conference and 8-12 overall.
Greenfield also dropped a 49-45 game to Whitnall on Feb. 11 as Kleczka collected 15 points and Deubig 14 points.
The Hawks welcome Shorewood at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and Greendale at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26.
HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL
Sam Schuh tallied 26 points in games against Menomonee Falls and Brookfield Central last week, but the Huskies lost both contests.
Schuh scored 16 points in a 65-41 loss to Central on Feb. 11 and 10 in a 54-42 defeat at the hands of Falls on Friday night.
Jaime Supple added eight points and Sarah Mueller seven points against Central. Skylar Fox put in eight points and Mueller and Katie Swofford six each in the Falls game, in which the Huskies were outscored 22-14 in the fourth period.
Hale fell to 2-10 in the Greater Metro Conference and 5-14 overall. The Huskies visit Sussex Hamilton at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21.
CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Nikita Conroy hit double digits in losses last week to Sussex Hamilton and Wauwatosa East.
Conroy scored 13 points as the Bulldogs fell to Hamilton 66-35 on Feb. 11 and 15 points in a 68-36 loss to Tosa East on Friday night.
Bria Brown added 11 points against Hamilton and Megan Turner 13 points in the East contest.
Central visits Divine Savior Holy Angels at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and welcomes Nicolet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in a makeup game.
WEST ALLIS BOYS SWIMMING
The 200-yard medley relay team of Abdul Cartegena, Mike Manlick, Dale Medved and Dylan Wojkowski claimed seventh in 1 minute, 53.44 seconds in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet on Saturday.
That was the only top-eight finish for the Wave, which tallied 72 points for 10th place in the sectional. No one advanced to this week's state meet.
— Compiled by John Rech
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