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SportsShorts: May 16

Wauwatosa West’s Mia Tripi (right) and Greenfield’s Dana Schwab battle for control of the ball during the first half of a game at Whitman Middle School on May 9. The Trojans won 5-0.

Wauwatosa West’s Mia Tripi (right) and Greenfield’s Dana Schwab battle for control of the ball during the first half of a game at Whitman Middle School on May 9. The Trojans won 5-0. Photo By Peter Zuzga

May 14, 2013

GREENFIELD SOFTBALL

The highlight of the Hustlin' Hawks' week may have been a thrilling 7-6 victory over South Milwaukee on May 6.

The Hawks tallied a run in the seventh inning to nip the Rockets in a game between contenders for the crown in the Woodland Conference East Division.

Greenfield came into this week at 6-2 in the division, trailing the Rockets (8-2) and Whitnall (7-1). The Hawks and Falcons met twice earlier this week.

Maria Montemayor went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs batted in, while Randi Fennig was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs and Nicollette Curtis 2-for-4. Kaylan Biersack hit a home run and drove in two runs.

Bella Matthias started and pitched the first five innings, giving way to Biersack, who picked up the victory.

Greenfield went on to rout Wauwatosa West 12-1 on May 7 behind a four-hitter by Biersack, who struck out nine. Biersack and Curtis both had two hits and drove in three runs, with Curtis belting a home run.

The Hawks dropped a 9-2 decision to New Berlin West on May 9 as Matthias went 2-for-3 with a home run.

They then split two games in the Muskego Tournament on Saturday, downing Kenosha Tremper 8-6 and falling to Oak Creek 8-2.

Curtis was 3-for-4 with two RBIs against Tremper, while Fennig and Sara Kassel each had two hits and an RBI.

WHITNALL BOYS TENNIS

The Falcons tipped Pius XI 4-3 on Friday in the second-place Woodland Conference crossover dual.

Winning at singles were Andrew Dundas at one, Shane Murphy at two, Noah Stemper at three and Matt Pook at four.

Whitnall also blanked South Milwaukee 7-0 on May 8 in another Woodland dual.

Dundas, Murphy, Stemper and Pook all won again at singles, and all three doubles teams prevailed: Nate Schaefer and Chris Kelnhofer at one, Joe Price and Jess Higgins at two and Mike Langenohl and Josh Damro at three.

The Falcons then traveled to Hartford on Saturday for an invitational, scoring 26 points for second place. West Bend East won the tournament with 30 points.

Stemper and Pook both claimed gold medals, while Murphy and the doubles team of Damro and Langenohl both came in second.

Dundas captured third place at first singles for the Falcons, who compete in the Woodland Tournament starting today.

GREENFIELD BOYS GOLF

The Hustlin' Hawks came in 10th with 183 strokes at the first part of the Woodland Conference mega-mini meet on May 9 at The Broadlands.

The final 18 holes of the event were played on Wednesday at Washington County Golf Course. The 27-hole totals are used to determine conference standings.

The 183 in the May 9 event was Greenfield's best team round of the season.

"The boys found out just how important each swing is during the round, as two swings cost us at least eight strokes, which would have turned a good round into a very good round," head coach Paul Hetzel said.

Justin Cancilla posted his career-best round with a 39 to pace the Hawks and put himself in fifth place individually in the Woodland standings.

Alec Piekarski fired a 46, Jaron Litza 47, Ryan Hensiak 51 and Trevor Holmes 55 for Greenfield.

On May 7, Greenfield shot 193 for sixth place in the final Woodland mini-meet of the season at Dretzka Park.

Litza shot a 47, Piekarski 48, Hensiak and Holmes 49's and Ben Fularczyk 54.

WHITNALL BOYS GOLF

The Falcons took third place with 165 strokes in the first section of the Woodland Conference mega-mini meet at The Broadlands on May 9.

The teams played the final 18 holes of the competition on Wednesday at Washington County Golf Course.

Clayton Anderson and Mitch Molbeck both fired 39 to lead the Falcons, while John Caron shot 43, Phil Schram 44 and Josh Serio 47.

Whitnall came in fourth with 182 strokes in the final Woodland mini-meet of the season on May 7 at Dretzka Park.

Serio posted a 40, Molbeck 41, Anderson 47, Schram 54 and Brett Abramczyk 56.

The Falcons later shot a 383 to tie for 18th place in the Kaz Invitational on Saturday at New Berlin Hills.

HALE BOYS GOLF

The Huskies fired a team total of 359 for 14th place in the 24-team Kaz Invitational on Saturday at New Berlin Hills.

John Zilles shot an 83, while Danny Lemanske carded 88, Taylor Manz 93, Derrick Oleson 95 and Devin Unger 107.

Hale fell to New Berlin Eisenhower in a makeup dual on Friday at New Berlin Hills, posting a 175 to the Lions' 167.

Zilles fired a 40, Lemanske 41, Oleson 46, Manz 48 and Arthur Arena 49.

On May 6, the Huskies shot 180 for seventh place in a Greater Metro Conference mini-meet at Silver Spring Country Club. Zilles posted 40, Arena 43, Lemanske 48, Oleson 49 and Manz 51.

CENTRAL BOYS GOLF

The Bulldogs finished eighth with 197 strokes in a Greater Metro Conference mini-meet on May 6 at Silver Spring Country Club.

Dominic Craig led the way with a 47, followed by Donavon Dykstra at 49, Eric Ausbon 50, Dan Doyle 51 and Eric Owens 53.

Central competed in the GMC Tournament on Wednesday at Morningstar Golf Course.

WEST ALLIS BOYS TENNIS

The local squad downed Racine Horlick 4-3 in a non-conference dual meet on May 8.

Winners were Connor O'Leary at first singles (6-0, 6-0), Casey Farner at fourth singles, the first doubles team of Travis Balcerzak and Zack Zajdel (6-3, 6-2) and the second doubles unit of Steve Acker and Patrick Mroczkowski.

West Allis lost a Greater Metro Conference dual to Sussex Hamilton 6-1 on May 6, with the lone victory notched by Zajdel and Balcerzak (6-2, 5-7, 6-3).

The team then was beaten by powerful Brookfield East 7-0 on May 7.

"That team should be rated first in the state," head coach Jesse Chen said of the Spartans, who defeated Marquette in a dual earlier this season.

West Allis tallied six points to tie for seventh in a quadrangular meet at Pius XI on Saturday.

Zajdel and Balcerzak earned third place at first doubles, while Farner took third at fourth singles.

Jason Palesse finished fourth at second singles for West Allis.

CENTRAL SOFTBALL

The struggles continued for the Bulldogs last week.

They fell to rival West Allis Hale 15-1 on May 9 despite a 3-for-3 day from Kelsie Kraus, who had two doubles among her three hits.

Sierra Brown took the loss on the mound for Central.

The Bulldogs fell 10-0 to Menomonee Falls on May 7 as Kraus had one hit and Allison Drury took the loss.

They also lost to Divine Savior Holy Angels 15-0 on May 6. Sam Berndt had one hit in that game for Central.

GREENFIELD GIRLS SOCCER

The Hustlin' Hawks were shut out twice last week, 5-0 against Wauwatosa West on May 9 and 4-0 against Shorewood on May 7.

They slipped to 1-5-1 in the Woodland Conference and were set to play Pewaukee and New Berlin Eisenhower, both strong teams, this week.

GREENFIELD BOYS TENNIS

The Hustlin' Hawks will play in the Woodland Conference Tournament starting today at sites in Greenfield and Greendale.

— Compiled by John Rech

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