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Sports Shorts: Sept. 5

West Allis Central’s Chris Helm (rear) and Cudahy’s Joshua Nelson leap for a header. The Bulldogs picked up their second victory of the season with a 3-1 triumph over the Milwaukee School of Languages on Aug. 29.

West Allis Central’s Chris Helm (rear) and Cudahy’s Joshua Nelson leap for a header. The Bulldogs picked up their second victory of the season with a 3-1 triumph over the Milwaukee School of Languages on Aug. 29. Photo By Peter Zuzga

Sept. 3, 2013

CENTRAL FOOTBALL

Defending WIAA Division 3 state champion Catholic Memorial proved to be too strong for the Bulldogs in a 41-0 game on Friday night.

Central (0-2) stayed within range, trailing 7-0 after the first quarter and 21-0 at the half, but the Crusaders blew open the contest with 20 third-quarter points.

Will Konecny completed 9 of 22 passes for 56 yards and ran for 27 more yards. Brent Hunter caught three passes for 21 yards.

The Bulldogs' brutal early schedule continues at 7 p.m. Friday when they open Greater Metro Conference action by visiting Sussex Hamilton (1-1).

The Chargers bounced back from a loss to Franklin the previous week by routing Milwaukee Morse-Marshall 49-0 last week. All-state running back Drew Patterson collected 75 yards and three touchdowns in just six carries as Hamilton used a total of 12 runners.

HALE FOOTBALL

The Huskies had the misfortune of catching a proud Cedarburg team coming off a disappointing loss to Greendale a week earlier.

The Bulldogs took out their frustrations on Hale with a 42-0 victory Friday night, dropping the Huskies to 0-2 on the season.

Powerful running back Hudson Walton scored three touchdowns and talented wide receiver Jonathan Stiever caught a long scoring pass from quarterback Mike Mojica as Cedarburg took early control.

For Hale, Joe Werner ran for 65 yards in 20 carries and Jason Gallitz added 31 yards on the ground.

Quarterback Joe Jo Breznik hit 3 of 8 passes for 19 yards, with Brandon Shimetz catching one for 12 yards.

The Huskies welcome Menomonee Falls (2-0) in their Greater Metro Conference opener at 7 p.m. Friday. The Indians beat highly-regarded Oak Creek, then drilled West Bend East 42-7 on Friday night.

GREENFIELD CROSS COUNTRY

Casey Sabinash won the race in 18 minutes, 5 seconds and Andy Sabinash came in second at 18:15 as the Hustlin' Hawks claimed the Kettle Moraine Lutheran Invitational on Aug. 29 with 49 points.

The Hawks beat second-place Valders (65 points) and third-place Kettle Moraine Lutheran (87) in the 13-team meet.

The Greenfield girls squad finished 10th in their race with 248 points.

CENTRAL BOYS SOCCER

Mike Manlick scored three times as the Bulldogs downed the Milwaukee School of Languages 3-1 on Aug. 29.

Manlick was assisted by Eric Owens and Alex Chavez. Goaltender Matt Medcalf made five saves.

The Bulldogs lost to Brookfield East 6-0 in their Greater Metro Conference opener on Aug. 27.

CENTRAL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

The Bulldogs started their season by taking fourth of 22 schools at the Kenosha Tremper Invitational on Saturday.

The meet features races based on class levels. Collin Borazo finished 17th in the senior race, Ruslan Steininger 14th in the junior race, Ryan Twarowski 16th in the junior race and Jack Rindahl seventh in the sophomore race.

"This year, our team is deeper and more balanced," head coach Dave Rudey said.

The Bulldogs host an invitational at McCarty Park at 4 p.m. Friday.

HALE BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

The Huskies wound up 10th at the West Bend Invitational on Saturday with a total time of 1 hour, 30 minutes, 22 seconds, but head coach Ron Kurtz was looking at the teams his squad beat.

"We were glad to beat Marquette and nine other teams," said Kurtz, who is starting his 38th year at Hale. "The field was loaded. Marquette was ranked fourth in the state, while seven of the nine ahead of us were all ranked in the top 30 in the state."

Senior Tony Lozano led the way with 17 minutes, 48 seconds, followed by senior Tim Ebben in 17:55, junior Bailey Keune 17:58, sophomore Aaron Wojtysiak 18:17, junior Kevin Reed 18:24, junior Alex Elliott 18:31 and junior Nick Rypel 19:24.

The Huskies ran without projected top man Dan Nelson and Alec Krause, who also figures into their top five.

"We figured we could have been in the top five teams had they run," Kurtz said.

Hale hosts the Betz Invitational at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Greenfield Park, featuring a strong 16-team field.

HALE GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

The Huskies came in 10th in Saturday's West Bend Invitational by posting a combined time of 1 hour, 26 minutes, 24 seconds.

Ellie Probst was 25th overall and 14th among seniors with 16 minutes, 23 seconds, earning a medal. Madison Mihaljevic was 50th overall and 12th among sophomores in 16:57, also taking a medal.

April Koshen was 21st for juniors in 17:20, while Caroline Daniels was 24th for sophomores in 17:49 and Jenna Freund 29th for sophomores in 17:55.

Senior Cassie Whittier ran in 19:21 and senior Emily Elliott 19:32.

WHITNALL CROSS COUNTRY

The Falcons boys took sixth in the Shorewood Invitational on Aug. 29 with 142 points.

Alex Richardson finished fifth individually at 17 minutes, 18 seconds, while Seth Nowak was 27th (19:04), Matt Paruzynski 28th (19:09), Tyler Nape 39th (19:46), Paul Howard 43rd (19:56), Jon Homontowski 47th (20:28) and Bobby Chase 54th (20:39).

The girls were eighth with 164 points. Kim Hurst came in 15th (17:31), Jasmine Van Tine 20th (17:44), Nora Imperl 26th (18:03), Jennifer Bahling 46th (18:57), Brooke Berglund 57th (20:46), Emily King 58th (20:58) and Lily Zablocki 61st (22:41).

WHITNALL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

The Falcons fell in the Gold Bracket semifinals at The Prairie School Invitational on Saturday.

They won their pool, beating Racine Case, Martin Luther and Prairie, then lost to Racine Horlick 25-12, 25-17, in the semifinal. Horlick took second to Racine St. Catherine's.

GREENFIELD GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Against some of the better competition around, the Hustlin' Hawks finished second in the Gold Bracket of the Burlington Invitational on Aug. 28.

Greenfield went 2-0 in pool play, then beat Mukwonago 25-22, 27-25, 15-9 in the semifinal. The Hawks then lost to defending WIAA Division 1 state champ Burlington 28-26, 25-16, in the title match.

Greenfield was 1-2 in pool play on Friday at the Homestead Joust.

The Hawks are led by middle blocker Jessie Kalous, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee recruit.

HALE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

The Huskies went 1-2 in their own quadrangular meet on Aug. 28.

They beat Sussex Hamilton 25-14, 25-13 but lost to Waukesha West 25-21, 25-23, and to New Berlin Eisenhower 25-13, 26-24.

Sarah Perron led in assists with 22, while Rebecca Kuske topped the squad in blocks with 16 and kills with 15 and Jaime Supple in digs with 10.

Taylor Supple led Hale in service aces with three and Cassidy Luttinen in service receptions with 24.

CENTRAL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

The Bulldogs finished 4-6 for seventh place in their own invitational Saturday.

They beat Madison East twice but lost twice to West Bend West, Whitefish Bay and Delavan-Darien to place fourth in pool play. They then downed Milwaukee King twice.

Mary Martens and Angela Reyes led in kills, Carly Weigel and Taylor Matysik in assists, Weigel and Martens in service aces and Amber Wagner in digs.

"The team should be improved," head coach Bob Staskunas said. "We only lost a couple of seniors."

WHITNALL GIRLS TENNIS

Seniors Krista Stribling and Ann Marie Bay owned a 6-3 record at first doubles going into this week, having won six of seven matches.

Senior Allie Mongan started 7-3 at fourth singles and won four straight matches.

The Falcons beat Brown Deer 5-2 on Aug. 29 in their Woodland Conference opener.

They dropped two duals at New Berlin West on Aug. 24, with Stribling/Bay and Mongan winning twice.

They went 2-2 at South Milwaukee on Aug. 21-22, with Stribling and Bay going 3-1, and they were sixth at Delavan-Darien on Aug. 20, with junior Reilly Johnson and senior Carly Wagner taking second at second doubles.

— Compiled by John Rech

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