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SportsShorts: May 20

West Allis Hale’s Breanna Bolskar prepares to field a throw as Ali Braddock of Divine Savior Holy Angels slides into third base during the Dashers’ 7-4 Greater Metro Conference victory on May 15.

West Allis Hale’s Breanna Bolskar prepares to field a throw as Ali Braddock of Divine Savior Holy Angels slides into third base during the Dashers’ 7-4 Greater Metro Conference victory on May 15. Photo By Dave Haberkorn

May 20, 2013

GREENFIELD SOFTBALL

The Hustlin' Hawks posted a couple of big victories last week, including a 6-2 Woodland Conference decision over New Berlin Eisenhower on Friday.

Greenfield tallied four runs in the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie with the Lions, the Woodland West Division leader.

Randi Fennig doubled and drove in two runs for the Hawks, while Kristin Kaifesh went 2-for-2 with a triple. Bella Matthias notched the complete-game victory, striking out six.

Greenfield also played a thrilling two-day series with rival Whitnall, winning the second, 8-7, May 14 after losing the first, 6-5, May 13.

In the victory, Matthias went 3-for-4 with three runs batted in, Kayla Culbertson 2-for-4 with an RBI and Fennig 2-for-3.

In the defeat, Culbertson drove in two runs and Nicollette Curtis, Fennig and Kaylan Biersack each had two hits.

Greenfield finished 9-3 in the Woodland East Division, trailing South Milwaukee, 10-2, and Whitnall, 8-2, which has a makeup doubleheader with Cudahy left to play.

The Hawks dropped a 9-4 decision to Oak Creek on May 16, their second loss to the Knights this season. Culbertson belted a home run and had two hits.

Greenfield opened WIAA Division 1 regional play Tuesday against Milwaukee Ronald Reagan. A victory would place the Hawks in a regional title game today, likely at 4:30 p.m. at Muskego.

The winner advances to sectional play Tuesday.

WHITNALL BOYS GOLF

The Falcons came in third in the combined Woodland Conference mega-mini meet, which concluded with 18 holes at the Washington County Golf Course on May 15.

Whitnall shot 342 over those 18 holes for a total of 507, which placed behind only Greendale (463) and Pewaukee (495) in the 12-team tournament.

Clayton Anderson fired a 79 May 15 to finish sixth individually at 118, and teammate Mitch Molbeck carded an 80 to take seventh with 119.

John Caron recorded 84, Phil Schram 99 and Brett Abramczyk 101 to round out Whitnall's scoring.

WHITNALL SOFTBALL

Even though the Falcons saw their WIAA Division 2 tournament hopes end with a 6-4 regional loss to New Berlin West on May 16, the season is not yet over.

They still have a shot at sharing the Woodland Conference East Division crown with South Milwaukee if they sweep a makeup doubleheader at Cudahy at 4 p.m. Friday.

Whitnall came into this week at 8-2 in the division, trailing the Rockets, 10-2.

Against New Berlin West in the regional, Renee Caron belted a home run and drove in two runs, while Katie Rosenwald and Amanda Rosenwald both brought in one run.

Carly Wagner, Sydney Opdahl and Liz Thon each had two hits.

The Falcons split a pair with Greenfield last week, winning 6-5 May 13 and losing 8-7 May 14.

In the victory, Kim Robinson, Katie Rosenwald and Thon all drove in runs and Liz Menden had two hits.

In the defeat, Thon and Menden each collected three hits, with Thon driving in a run.

GREENFIELD BOYS GOLF

Justin Cancilla paced the Hustlin' Hawks with an 89 in the 18-hole finale of the Woodland Conference mega-mini tournament May 15 at the Washington County Golf Course.

Cancilla finished 21st individually in the conference with a total of 128.

Trevor Holmes posted his best round of the season with a 93, while Alec Piekarski shot 95 and Jaron Litza 98.

The Hawks totaled 375 shots over the 18 holes for a total of 558, which put them 11th.

WHITNALL GIRLS SOCCER

Katie Schauer and Ashley Markowiak tallied in the second half to lead the Falcons past Waterford 2-1 Friday night.

"That was a much-needed win," head coach Robert Antholine said. "It has been a while since we played with this kind of intensity and energy. We may be slowly coming back from a month of injuries."

The Falcons lost to New Berlin West, 5-0, May 14 and to Pius XI, 4-0, May 16 to slip to 4-6 in the Woodland Conference and 5-12 overall.

HALE BOYS GOLF

Although the Huskies topped their season average with a 346 in the 18-hole Greater Metro Conference Tournament at Morningstar Golf Course on May 15, it did not help them move up in the standings.

They still wound up seventh in the meet and in the powerful GMC.

"We are in a conference with three of the top seven teams in the state," head coach Dan Mroczenski said.

John Zilles shot an 81 to miss third-team all-conference by two strokes. Danny Lemanske fired an 84, Arthur Arena 90, Derrick Oleson 91 and Taylor Manz 93.

The Huskies were also seventh in the season's final mini-meet May 13 at Tripoli Country Club with 175. Arena shot 41, Zilles 42, Lemanske 45, Oleson 47 and Manz 52.

CENTRAL BOYS GOLF

The Bulldogs posted 397 for eighth place in the May 15 Greater Metro Conference Tournament at Morningstar Golf Course.

Eric Owens fired an 87, Dominic Craig 90, Dan Doyle 93 and Donavon Dykstra 127 for Central.

In the season's final mini-meet May 13 at Tripoli Country Club, the Bulldogs shot 205 for eighth place.

Craig carded 47, Owens 50, Doyle 51, Dykstra 57 and Eric Ausbon 59.

WEST ALLIS BOYS TENNIS

The first doubles team of Travis Balcerzak and Zack Zajdel came in fifth at the Greater Metro Conference Tournament on May 14-15 at Brookfield.

Balcerzak and Zajdel beat a team from Sussex Hamilton 6-4, 6-4 in the fifth-place match.

Fourth singles player Casey Farner finished sixth.

No one else won a match for West Allis, which totaled 10 points for seventh place.

HALE SOFTBALL

The Huskies stumbled last week, losing all four games to finish 7-7 in the Greater Metro Conference.

They lost 10-2 to Brookfield Central on May 16 despite two hits from Marissa Lehn and runs batted in by Sarah Mueller and Tyler Jeschke.

They fell 7-4 to Divine Savior Holy Angels on May 15. Mueller went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, Rachel Seefeldt 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and Emily Navarette 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Hale dropped a 7-5 game to Sussex Hamilton on May 14 despite a home run and two RBIs from Mueller and two hits each from Seefeldt and Lehn.

The week opened with an 11-4 loss to GMC champion Menomonee Falls on May 13. Seefeldt hit a homer and brought in three runs, while Jeschke also had two hits and an RBI and Breanna Bolskar two hits.

Hale started WIAA Division 1 regional action Tuesday against Waukesha West. A victory would send the Huskies to second seed Oconomowoc at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

CENTRAL GIRLS SOCCER

Erminia Garcia scored for the Bulldogs, but they still fell 2-1 to Racine Lutheran on Friday night.

Central missed a chance for another goal when the ball went over the crossbar from about three yards out, and the Bulldogs lost their starting goaltender and leftback to injuries.

Garcia also put in the lone goal in an 11-1 loss to Menomonee Falls on May 14. She got the ball about midfield and beat three defenders before putting it into the goal inside the far post.

Goaltender Desiree Puschnig made 24 saves.

The Bulldogs also dropped a 10-0 game to Wauwatosa East on May 15.

HALE GIRLS SOCCER

The Huskies lost 5-0 to Sussex Hamilton on May 14 in their only action of the week.

CENTRAL SOFTBALL

Sam Berndt drove in three runs and doubled, while Caitlin Schmidt, Sara Reuter and Allison Drury all collected two hits, but the Bulldogs lost 16-9 to Brookfield East on May 13.

They also fell to Sheboygan South 7-3 on Friday in a non-conference contest.

Central began WIAA Division 1 regional play Tuesday at Watertown.

GREENFIELD GIRLS SOCCER

The Hustlin' Hawks lost three games to Woodland Conference powers last week.

They fell to New Berlin West, 7-1, May 13, to Pewaukee, 3-0, May 14 and to New Berlin Eisenhower, 7-0, May 16.

Head coach Rob Blake said his team defended valiantly against Pewaukee but was not mentally in the game against the Lions from the start.

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