Franklin girls golf
Despite an injury, an illness, the wind, the rain and the cold, the Sabers continued their historic season on Sept. 29 when they finished second in the WIAA regional meet at Ives Grove in Sturtevant.
With the finish, the team advanced to the sectional that was held at Bristol Oaks in Bristol on Tuesday. The top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams advanced to the WIAA State Tournament at University Ridge in Verona on Oct. 10 and 11.
The Sabers turned in an 18-hole score of 404, as Kenosha Tremper won with 362.
Taylor Chase was third individually with a 90 on the chilly and rainy day with Sam Hessil (sixth, 95) and Kaitlin Bowe (113) both recording season best scores. Chase suffered an injury on the 13th hole but was still able to carry on.
Other scores for the Sabers included Amanda Cornell (106) and Alyssa Darst (130).
Franklin girls cross country
Allie Fons continued her winning ways by turning in a scorching meet record time of 13:59 in claiming the individual title in the Racine Eagle Invitational at UW-Parkside Saturday.
In doing so, the defending WIAA State Individual champion set a personal best and school record for 4,000 meters .
Fons' time was a personal best as well by 12 seconds. It is currently the sixth-fastest in the country according to ESPN's national rankings and the second-fastest ever on the UW-Parkside course.
She led the Sabers to a strong third-place showing in the 14-school field with 148 points as Arrowhead dominated with 29.
Backing Fons up were Monica Sweet in 26th (15:55), Hannah Timm 30th (15:57), Katelyn Salzburger 43rd (16:08) and Jenny Eickhorst 48th (16:16). Also running were Katie Carlino in 52nd (16:17) and Emma Klein 80th (16:54).
Greendale girls tennis
Sasha Nuhn claimed the Woodland Conference championship at third singles last week.
Nuhn, the top seed, defeated entrants from Pewaukee (6-1, 6-2), New Berlin Eisenhower (4-6, 6-1, 6-3) and Wauwatosa West in the final (6-4, 6-2) for the crown.
Taking second were Mara Kuzmanovic at second singles and the first doubles team of Gabby Weber and Hannah Marquardt. Gordona Nuhn came in third at fourth singles, while fourths were claimed by the third doubles unit of Taite Kurzka and Sarah Bett and Ruth Jensen at first singles.
Hannah Perninovic and Claire Hetzel made the consolation final at second doubles, but that match was not played due to rain.
The Panthers placed fourth with 37 points.
Oak Creek boys soccer
The Knights are finishing up the regular season on a strong note, as they won two thrillers on back-to-back days last week, beating South Milwaukee, 2-1, and Racine Horlick, 4-3, to improve to 4-1-1 in Southeast play and 9-3-2 overall.
WIAA tourney play is set to start on Oct. 11 and sectional seedings will be released this week.
In the win over South Milwaukee, the Knights got both goals from Chris Schuerman (Dylan Johnson assist on the first one), Schuerman got the tying goal with just 11 minutes to go and got the gamewinner with just more than two minutes remaining.
Against Southeast foe Horlick, Oak Creek was again down 2-1, before Esai Perez tied it up at the 52nd minute (Schuerman assist). Then Johnson put the Knights ahead for good with two goals just two minutes apart. He got the first one in the 71st minute (Eric Chilson) and the other in the 73rd minute (Schuerman).
Alex Mrotek found the back of the net first for the Knights, who are tied for third in the Southeast and closed out the Southeast campaign on Tuesday against unbeaten Muskego.
Whitnall girls volleyball
The Falcons swept past Franklin on Sept. 26 and Cudahy on Sept. 29.
Whitnall downed Cudahy, 25-16, 25-20, 26-24, as Emily Kuether collected 10 kills, Allison Czaplewski 20 assists and Michelle Wilson 17 digs.
Erika Eykmans totaled 11 kills in a 25-15, 25-15, 25-22 triumph over Franklin. Czaplewski tallied 26 assists and three aces, while Brittany Treuer had 22 digs and Ashley Markowiak and Kuether three blocks apiece.
Oak Creek boys cross country
The Knights put three runners in the top 10 and claimed fourth of 10 in the Cudahy Purgold Invite last Saturday at Sheridan Park.
Seth LaBodda was fourth and Austin Zajkowski fifth (both 16:27) on the 5,000-meter course while Jake Schmidt was ninth (16:31) to lead Oak Creek to an 88-point total as Whitefish Bay won with 60, Waukesha North was second with 65 and West Allis Hale was third with 79.
Other scoring runners for Oak Creek included Sean LaBodda in 33rd (17:50) and Jerry Ryan 37th (18:00). Also competing were Chris Cieminski in 49th (18:33) and Joey Dzierzewski 60th (19:47).
Greendale cross country
Chelsey Heiden captured fifth place with 20 minutes, 35 seconds at the Mukwonago Invitational on Sept. 29.
Hayley Serketich was 14th (21:16), Emily Perszyk 21st (21:29), Haley Unger 48th (22:32), Megan Steiner 49th (22:42), Sabrina Wolf 51st (22:49) and Natalie Burton 52nd (22:49).
"Chelsey, Hayley and Emily are putting together a good 1-2-3 punch for the team," said coach Corey Binnebose, whose team placed fifth with 131 points.
The boys finished ninth with 255 points. Garrett Patterson took 38th (18:05), Haily Kazik 39th (18:06), Josh Moran 53rd (18:45), Ben Smalley 67th (19:21), Bobby Lutz 68th (19:22), Dan Gnadt 70th (19:32) and Tim Treu 75th (19:55). Whitnall boys soccer
The Falcons won a pair of Woodland Conference games last week, defeating New Berlin Eisenhower, 2-0, on Sept. 28 and Cudahy, 6-0, on Sept. 26.
Quinn Dombrowski and Jamie Wunrow both scored against the Lions, with Zach Barnhart and Petar Miskov both notching assists.
Against Cudahy, the Falcons received goals from Bryan Domitrz, Wunrow, Ruben Garcia, Bryan Nagy, Kyler Chelminiak and Brent Sluka. Domitrz also had three assists and Nagy two for Whitnall.
The Falcons lost to West Allis Hale, 5-2, on Friday. Nagy and Domitrz scored goals for Whitnall.
Greendale boys soccer
Jake Sisler scored in the 83rd minute to give the Panthers a 2-1 overtime victory over South Milwaukee on Sept. 28.
Jandria Sever tallied the other goal, assisted by Sisler, as Greendale bounced back from a 5-0 loss to New Berlin West on Sept. 26. Goaltender Brandon Cook made 13 saves in the West game.
"It's been a tough run in the Woodland for Greendale this year," coach George Knezic said. "The victory over South Milwaukee gives us a bit of confidence."
Greendale boys volleyball
Matt Grieshop collected 13 kills and Jake Kurczewski 18 assists as the Panthers downed South Milwaukee, 25-13, 25-15, 25-16, on Sept. 28.
Justin Povlick added nine aces and 11 digs and Matt Rehberg six blocks for Greendale.
Greendale girls volleyball
The Panthers defeated St. Thomas More, 25-11, 25-15, 25-19, on Sept. 29.
Andrea Waldera posted 11 kills and four blocks, while Olivia Surita totaled 15 digs and Anna Klar 19 assists for Greendale, which improved to 5-2 against Woodland Conference teams.
Oak Creek girls tennis
Behind a fourth from fourth singles player Shelly Lee and a fifth from the first doubles team of Serena Sellers and Megan Kos, the Knights took fifth in the Southeast Conference Tournament last week.
Oak Creek qualifiers are taking part in WIAA sectional play at Greenfield on Thursday. The top four finishers in flight one of singles and doubles and the winners of flight two in singles and doubles will advance to the WIAA State Individual Tournament in Madison Oct. 13 to 15.
In the Southeast Tournament, the Knights scored 14 points as Kenosha Tremper defended its title with 39.
Lee won an exciting 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 first-round match over a Racine Park opponent, but then fell to the eventual champion from Franklin (6-3, 6-1) and to a Muskego foe (6-3, 6-4) for her fourth-place spot.
Sellers and Kos lost a tough 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 quarterfinal decision to a Horlick duo but then bounced back to beat Racine Case (6-0, 6-2) and Kenosha Bradford (6-2, 6-2) opponents for their consolation title.
Franklin boys volleyball
The Sabers had a productive week, claiming third in the Middleton Invitational after beating Kenosha Bradford and Racine Case in a pair of Southeast Conference dual meets.
Whitnall girls cross country
Jasmine Van Tine ran 10th in 20 minutes, 56 seconds at the Mukwonago Invitational on Sept. 29.
Jennifer Bahling came in 20th (21:28), Kim Hurst 25th (21:41), Alyssa Woo 28th (21:46) and Lydia Pincsak 53rd (23:20) for the Falcons, who tallied 136 points for sixth place.
Whitnall boys cross country
Alex Richardson finished third for the Falcons with 16 minutes, 54 seconds in the Mukwonago Invitational on Sept. 29.
Mitch Olson claimed 11th (17:22), Tyler Centers 28th (17:51), Pat Wyrowski 36th (18:02), Derrick Yimsut 37th (18:03), Christian Stikel 61st (19:15) and Mason Howard 65th (19:26) for the boys, who placed fourth with 115 points.
Franklin boys cross country
Nikolai Grabowski took 24th out of 148 to lead the Sabers to a 12th-place showing in the Racine Case Eagle Invitational at UW-Parkside last Saturday.
On the very fast 5,000-meter course, Grabowski was clocked in 16:40 for his spot. Returning state runner-up Tommy Meister of Janesville Craig won in 15:36.
Franklin scored 302 points as Arrowhead won with 44.
Other scoring runners for the Sabers included Evan Watters in 56th (17:27), Will Campbell 71st (17:45), Zach Lee 73rd (17:46) and Sammy Harmeyer 78th (17:52).
Ben Alt was 97th (18:23) and Kevin Salgado 109th (19:15).
Oak Creek girls swimming
The Knights took two first places, but it wasn't enough for them to defeat Kenosha Bradford in a Southeast Conference dual on Sept. 27.
Sydney Krimmer won the 500-yard freestyle (6:01.52) and was second in the 200 free (2:15.42) and she also helped the 400 freestyle relay team that included Amy Seymour, Amanda Marciniak and Angela Fleischman to another win (4:18.1).
Marciniak took a pair of seconds in the 200 individual medley (2:43.58) and the 100 butterfly (1:11.39) while Jackie Wnuk claimed a runner-up spot in the 100 breaststroke (1:20.56) and Kaitlin Hartmann in the 100 backstroke (1:10.78).
Franklin girls volleyball
The Sabers went 1-2 in dual meets last week, pulling out a tough 25-13, 23-25, 25-15, 25-17 decision over South Milwaukee to salvage a week that also included straight set losses to Whitnall and Muskego.
"Six different names on the board proves that this was a team effort," coach Ken Huber said. "It was an enjoyable match for the girls."
Megan Carr and Mara Braun had four aces apiece for the Sabers while Katie Babula had 32 assists, Sarah Losiniecki four digs, Elissa Herman 10 kills and Maggie Butler five blocks.
Whitnall girls tennis
Sammi Zacher and Liz Menden came in fourth at first doubles with a 2-2 mark in the Woodland Conference Tournament last week.
Also winning two matches were Claudia Cammack at fourth singles, Hannah Cammack at second singles and the third doubles team of Darcy McGlinn and Sonia Garcia.
Oak Creek girls cross country
Shannon Dugan was 11th individually to lead the Knights to a fifth-place showing of seven teams in the annual Purgold Invitational last Saturday at Sheridan Park.
The Knights scored 110 points as Whitefish Bay was dominant with 24.
Dugan was clocked in 15:54 on the 4,000-meter course while Megan Gray was in 13th (16:11). Also running for the Knights were Nicole Koepp in 24th (17:11), Katy Wick 29th (17:24) and Aylissa Bober 33rd (17:29).
Also competing were Serena Hukarevic in 34th (17:34) and Alle Karnowski 36th (17:54).
Oak Creek girls volleyball
The Knights lost a tough 25-19, 21-25, 25-17, 25-23 Southeast Conference match to Kenosha Bradford last week and then took fifth of eight teams at the Cedar Grove Invite last Saturday. Against Bradford, Aliina Klatt had 11 kills, while Alayna Quinn had 30 assists and Maddy Wergin 23 digs.
In the tournament, Maggie Wilkie had 27 kills while Quinn had 73 assists and Wergin 53 digs, while Jenny Howski came up with six blocks and Klatt seven aces.
--Compiled by Steven L. Tietz
and John Rech
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