Once again, the Hustlin' Hawks came close but could not pull off a victory over one of the Woodland Conference East Division's better teams.
Greenfield rallied from deficits of 17-0 and 24-7 to take a 27-24 lead over Brown Deer in the fourth period on Friday night, only to see the Falcons tally two late touchdowns and go on to win 40-27.
The loss left the Hawks at 3-2 in the Woodland East, still needing one victory to stay alive for the WIAA playoffs.
They host New Berlin West at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in a crossover game that does not count toward the playoffs, then take on Pius XI at Wisconsin Lutheran College at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 in a game that does figure into the playoff picture.
If they beat Pius, they finish 3-3 in the Woodland and would still have a shot at the postseason.
On Friday, Greenfield came within 24-14 late in the second period on a 2-yard run by Xavier Copeland.
The Hawks trimmed it to 24-20 when Copeland tallied from 8 yards, then took the lead on a 17-yard run by Tyler Dorfner, who finished with 162 yards rushing.
Copeland ran for 83 yards and quarterback Jeremy Swider added 47 yards on the ground and hit 6-of-17 passing for 50 yards.
The Falcons' struggles continued Friday night with a 13-9 loss to Cudahy.
As has happened much of this season, they lost another lead, this time a 9-0 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Max Anderer tallied from 6 yards in the first period and the Falcons notched a safety in the second quarter, then nursed that lead until the fourth, when Cudahy scored two touchdowns.
The Falcons held the Packers to 13 yards rushing for the game, blocked a punt and forced three turnovers, yet still came up short.
Quarterback Tyler Merritt hit 8 of 19 passes for 112 yards, with Michael Grim catching three for 51 yards.
Whitnall (1-4 in the Woodland Conference, 1-6 overall) welcomes Pius XI at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in a Woodland Conference crossover game.
Will Konecny enjoyed another strong passing game, but the Bulldogs fell to Menomonee Falls 35-19 on Friday night.
Konecny completed 20 of 42 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns, but it was not enough against the WIAA playoff-bound Indians.
He connected with Darren Walker and Maico Navejar for 6-yard touchdowns in the second half. The other score came on a 7-yard pass from Brandon Maglio to Brent Hunter in the first half.
Jason Alvarez led the rushing game with 74 yards, while Walker and Aaron Leon-Tobar each caught six passes on the night.
Central fell to 0-5 in the Greater Metro Conference and 0-7 overall. The Bulldogs visit Marquette (4-1 in the GMC) at Hart Park in Wauwatosa at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 .
WHITNALL BOYS SOCCER
Petar Miskov, Cade Dombrowski and Patrick Schinner each tallied goals as the Falcons blanked Greenfield 3-0 in a Woodland Conference makeup game on Saturday.
Goaltender Max Schwarz made eight saves to keep the Hustlin' Hawks off the board.
Whitnall also beat Brown Deer 2-1 on Oct. 2 as Geno Mueller and Austin Valiatis tallied and Miskov and Mitchell Pook notched assists.
The Falcons were shut out by Wauwatosa West 2-0 on Sept. 30.
Whitnall opens WIAA Division 2 playoff action at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Nicolet.
WHITNALL CROSS COUNTRY
Alex Richardson won the individual title at the Mukwonago Invitational on Oct. 3 with a personal-best 16 minutes, 26 seconds.
"Alex is progressing nicely from the Achilles injury that kept him away from running for eight months," head coach Tim Rodiez said. "He is really driven to get back to where he was his sophomore year."
Matt Paruzynski came in 27th with a personal-best 17:55, while Tyler Nape ran 37th (18:12), Seth Nowak 40th (18:17), Blake Stencil 58th (20:12) and Nate Fronczak 59th (20:20) for the Falcons, who placed seventh with 163 points.
The girls team was fourth with 99 points as Jasmine Van Tine claimed eighth (20:39), Kim Hurst 13th (21:10), Nora Imperl 14th (21:17), Jennifer Bahling 24th (22:02), Kristy Crivello 40th (22:59), Emily King 55th (24:39) and Lily Zablocki 56th (24:39).
HALE GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Ellie Probst came in fourth with 20 minutes, 16 seconds at the Mukwonago Invitational on Oct. 3.
April Koshen finished 11th (21:00); Madison Mihaljevic 18th (21:31); Caroline Daniels 26th (22:08); Jenna Freund, who has been running with an injury, 42nd (23:12); Dana Pomerenke 47th (23:37); Grace Kusik 49th (23:52); and Emily Elliott 56th (24:28).
The Huskies tallied 101 points for fifth but wound up just 19 points out of second place.
CENTRAL BOYS SOCCER
Dan Koeffler and Daniel Gaytan both scored goals as the Bulldogs tipped Veritas 2-1 in overtime on Friday night.
The victory was the sixth of the season for Central, which had won just eight games in the past three campaigns.
"We've got some veteran kids this year," head coach Ed Hahn said. "They work hard and they have improved. We are a much better team now than earlier this season."
The Bulldogs were blanked by Marquette 13-0 on Oct. 1.
They visit Sun Prairie at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in a WIAA Division 1 first-round regional contest.
GREENFIELD GIRLS SWIMMING
Elisa Perez, Brooke Charles and Cayla Mrnik all won a pair of events as the Hustlin' Hawks topped Whitnall 96-90 in a dual meet on Oct. 2.
Perez won the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle, while Charles took the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke and Mrnik the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
Claudia Kirkpatrick set a school record in the 200 individual medley with 2 minutes, 22.2 seconds and set a personal best in the 500 freestyle with 5:32.09.
Kirkpatrick, Mrnik, Perez, Charles and Lexi Kirkpatrick swam on the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams.
Diving coach Cheryl Weber praised Natalie Hoffman and Veronika Slada at the meet and said with Mariah Misko returning to the lineup, the team should do well in the Woodland Meet.
The Hawks improved to 3-0 in the conference.
HALE BOYS SOCCER
The Huskies fell 4-0 to Sussex Hamilton on Oct. 1 in a Greater Metro Conference game.
"That kind of summed up our season," head coach Neil Dombrowski said. "When we play well, we can beat anyone, and when we play poorly, anyone can beat us. Hamilton had the better of us all night."
In the previous week, Hale had swept three games, including a 1-0 triumph over Menomonee Falls.
The Huskies (10-7 going into this week) begin WIAA Division 1 regional play at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Mukwonago.
GREENFIELD BOYS SOCCER
The Hustlin' Hawks tipped Cudahy/St. Francis 4-3 in a Woodland Conference game on Sept. 30.
They later fell to Whitnall 3-0 on Saturday in a makeup contest.
Greenfield begins WIAA Division 1 regional play at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at home against Milwaukee South.
GREENFIELD GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Hustlin' Hawks dropped New Berlin Eisenhower 26-24, 25-21, 27-25 in Woodland Conference action on Oct. 1.
Jessie Kalous posted 19 kills and five blocks, while Luci Krenzke totaled 35 assists, Angela Deubig three service aces and Lauren Bullock 24 digs.
WHITNALL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Falcons topped Cudahy 25-11, 25-14, 25-22 on Oct. 3.
Lauren Ray had a fine all-around night with nine kills, 10 assists and three service aces, while Amanda Rosenwald chipped in with nine digs and Kendall Stribling three blocks.
HALE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Huskies dropped a 22-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-11 dual to Menomonee Falls on Oct. 1.
Jaime Supple collected 14 kills, two service aces and 21 digs, while Cassidy Luttinen had 11 assists, Rebecca Kuske four blocks and Natalie Carr 21 digs.
Hale went 0-5 in the Menomonee Falls Tournament on Saturday, losing to Germantown, Falls, New Berlin Eisenhower, Middleton and Greendale.
Supple totaled 24 kills and 51 digs, Kuske 19 kills and 14 blocks, Luttinen five aces and 42 assists and Katie Martin 48 digs.
CENTRAL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Bulldogs fell to Wauwatosa East 18-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-16, 15-10, on Oct. 1.
Ann Marie Kaczmarowski and Carly Weigel each tallied four service aces, Mary Martens 10 kills, Angela Reyes three block kills, Weigel 15 assists and Amber Wegner 23 digs.
Head coach Bob Staskunas said Gabby Coto-Valentin and Caitlin Schmidt also played well.
CENTRAL BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Bulldogs lost to powerful Marquette 25-12, 25-9, 25-16, on Oct. 2.
Josh Kopplin collected seven kills, five blocks and six digs, while Lucky Yang had nine assists.
Central lost in the consolation semifinal of the Kenosha Tremper Tournament on Saturday. The Bulldogs took third in pool play with a 2-4 mark, beating Neenah 25-16, 25-24.
HALE BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Huskies fell to Brookfield Central three games to none in a dual meet on Oct. 2.
Parker Voller totaled 10 kills, Nate Langenkamp seven kills, Tim Dornacker five kills, Timothy Cha 29 assists, Zach Bohmann nine digs and Raymond Miller four blocks.
GREENFIELD CROSS COUNTRY
The boys finished fifth in the Cudahy Purgold Invitational on Saturday, scoring 124 points.
Andy Sabinash came in 10th with 17 minutes, 5 seconds, while Casey Sabinash took 13th (17:07), Dylan Kumbera 27th (17:23), Tom Friedbacher 31st (17:34), Quinton Kufahl 43rd (17:55) and Brandon Dachowski 62nd (19:03).
The team set a school record by averaging 5:37 per mile per runner.
On the girls side, Megan Theune-Baillargeon placed 19th with a career-best 16:33 and Leslie Hoffman ran 45th with 17:34, another career best. They were the only two Greenfield girls who competed.
CENTRAL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Katie Wardinski ran third in 20 minutes, 4 seconds at the Mukwonago Invitational on Oct. 3.
"She was solid and consistent, which she has maintained during this season," head coach Mark Klobukowski said.
Alex Jonas took 50th (23:58), Becky Schwindt 51st (24:00), Amanda Cieslinski 52nd (24:08), Kirsten Donnerbauer 57th (24:43), Kristen Walters 59th (25:35) and Dana Batchelor 62nd (25:53).
The Bulldogs tallied 213 points for eighth place.
CENTRAL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
The Bulldogs finished eighth at the Oct. 3 Mukwonago Invitational with 165 points.
Ryan Twaroski led the way in 12th with 17 minutes, 35 seconds, followed by Jack Rindahl in 25th (17:52), Collin Borazo 31st (17:59), Enrico Andrilli 47th (18:43), Ruslan Steininger 50th (18:48), Josh Boeder 55th (19:33) and Josh Ostrenga 56th (19:42).
WHITNALL GIRLS TENNIS
The first doubles team of Krista Stribling and Ann Marie Bay took second place in the Woodland Conference Tournament last week.
Stribling and Bay lost to Wauwatosa West 6-3, 6-3, in the final.
Claudia Cammack finished fifth at second singles, beating South Milwaukee 2-6, 6-2, (10-4).
Winning two matches were Allie Mongan at fourth singles and the third doubles team of Jessica Prom and Mary Gaggioli.
The Falcons placed eighth with 11 points.
GREENFIELD GIRLS TENNIS
Mariah Ortiz and Amy Konetz came in fifth at third doubles for the Hustlin' Hawks in the Woodland Conference Tournament last week.
They beat New Berlin West 6-4, 6-4, in the fifth-place match.
Fourth singles player Jessica Krenke took sixth, while the second doubles unit of Alyssa Santoro and Kayla Weber won two matches.
Greenfield tied for 10th with six points.
WEST ALLIS GIRLS TENNIS
The second doubles team of Allison Volk and Rachel Kirchner finished fifth in the Greater Metro Conference Tournament last week.
Volk and Kirchner beat Wauwatosa East 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) in the fifth-place match.
West Allis tallied nine points for seventh place.
GREENFIELD/WHITNALL BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Raptors lost to Wauwatosa West 25-16, 25-11, 25-18, on Oct. 1.
Skyler Czaplewski tallied 17 kills and eight digs, with Kurt Storvik adding 14 assists.
— Compiled by John Rech
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