Whitnall girls basketball
The Falcons continued to roll last week, downing St. Francis, 70-40, on Friday night and Waterford, 47-40, on Dec. 11.
Whitnall improved to 5-0 in the Woodland Conference and 7-1 overall. The Falcons face a major test this week, as they visit Pius XI at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Ashley Markowiak enjoyed a big game against St. Francis with 27 points to lead all scorers. Rachael Shulta added 21 points and Gabby Weis put in seven points.
Markowiak tallied a game-high 22 points against Waterford in the earlier contest, while Shulta scored 13 points.
Whitnall boys basketball
Nathan Schaefer led a balanced attack with 14 points as the Falcons routed St. Francis, 70-41, on Friday night.
Danny Weymier chipped in with 13 points, Austin Hurst 10 and Michael Radavich eight points as Whitnall moved to 4-2 in the Woodland Conference and 5-3 overall.
The Falcons outscored the Mariners 23-8 in the second quarter to open a 37-15 halftime lead.
Whitnall welcomes Pius XI at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Falcons were ousted from last season's WIAA playoffs by the Popes.
Whitnall boys swimming
The Falcons tipped the Greendale/Greenfield combined team, 90-89, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Dec. 12.
"We had a great meet and swam some great times," head coach George Guddie said. "For this early in the season, I was surprised by the time drops in a lot of the races."
Individual winners for Whitnall were Jake Hodel in the 200 freestyle at 2 minutes, 2.81 seconds and the 100 breaststroke at 1:06.87, David Monteilh in the 100 freestyle with 54.99 seconds and Nick Bell in diving at 195.45 points.
Also winning were Ben Hinson, Jake Hodel, Jack Larson and Monteilh in the 200 medley relay at 1:48.7 and the 200 freestyle relay with 1:37.09.
GD/GF boys swimming
Head coach Dale Schrank said last week featured the most exciting back-to-back losses in the history of the program.
The Panther-Hawks fell to Whitnall, 90-89, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Dec. 12, then took second in Saturday's Elkhorn Invitational by just three points. They tallied 299 points to finish behind Beloit Memorial's 302 points.
"The loss to Whitnall, and the Elkhorn Invite, generated 74 percent lifetime-best times," Schrank said.
At Elkhorn, Greendale/Greenfield won six of 11 swimming events and set three pool records.
Winning and posting records were Rick Perez in the 200 freestyle with 1 minute, 59.74 seconds and Perez, Ross Rybakowicz, Shawn Lucchesi and Adam Fleischhacker in both the 200 medley relay at 1:52.63 and the 400 freestyle relay with 3:45.76.
Other winners were Rybakowicz in the 200 individual medley (2:12.93), Lucchesi in the 100 butterfly (1:03.71) and Perez in the 100 backstroke (59.91 seconds).
Oak Creek boys basketball
Bouncing back from a disappointing defeat the night before at the hands of Southeast foe Racine Case, the Knights turned in a big fourth-quarter effort in holding off area non-conference rival South Milwaukee, by a 41-31 count Saturday.
Oak Creek (1-2 in Southeast play and 3-4 overall), held an 18-12 halftime lead but saw the Rockets pull even at the end of the third at 26. The Knights outscored the Rockets 15-5 in the final stanza.
Harrison Cleary had 11 points including six of eight from the foul line while Chase Leonardi had eight points and Cordarius Johnson seven for Oak Creek, which had three-pointers from Cleary, Cory Jackson, Leonardi and Johnson.
The win made up for the flat effort the Knights turned in Friday evening, as they were blanked 19-0 in the first quarter and could never recover in falling to Case, 61-39.
They will close out the pre-holiday portion of their schedule with a non-conference game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Watertown.
Greendale ice hockey
Joe Jensen tallied three goals as the Ice Force downed Grafton, 8-1, on Saturday night.
Mitch Hart put in two goals, while Austin Wright, Brady Kais and Jake Blankenburg each added one. Goaltender Konner Ondriezek made 23 saves.
Greendale takes on Waukesha North at 6 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Park.
Oak Creek wrestling
The Knights turned in a 41-28 Southeast Conference victory over Racine Case on Dec. 13.
Picking up victories for Oak Creek were Jake Brycki at 220 pounds (forfeit), Max Reynolds at 285 (pin 0:21), Andrew McIntosh at 113 (pin 0:29), Isaiah Robinson at 120 (pin 2:18), Travis Tyler at 145 (pin 3:04), Nate Mlodzik at 152 (11-0 major decision), Ben Hakes at 160 (16-13 decision) and Jake Regazzi at 182 (21-8 major decision).
They had a harder time at the Marty Loy Invitational in Fond du Lac last Saturday, taking 24th. Best efforts included Sean LaBodda earning the consolation championship at 132, going 3-1 on the day, and Jack Feffer at 138 and Regazzi at 182, each going 2-2.
The Knights took only nine wrestlers to the tournament.
Greendale boys basketball
The Panthers just missed placing four players in double figures as they downed Shorewood, 63-43, in a Woodland Conference game on Dec. 11.
Jordan Perez tallied a game-high 17 points, while Nick Dalton put in 12, Mitchell Brees 11 and Josh Michaels nine points. Greendale outscored the Greyhounds 29-10 in the second half.
The offense was even more effective in Friday's game against Wauwatosa West, but the defense struggled as the Panthers lost, 90-75.
Perez scored 22 points, Dalton 19 and Brees 10, but the Trojans put four players in double digits, led by Andre Carroll at 24 points.
Greendale moved to 4-3 in the Woodland and 4-4 overall. The Panthers welcome New Berlin West at 7:30 p.m. Friday, then take on Kettle Moraine in the first round of the West Allis Hale Tournament at 5 p.m. Dec. 28.
Greendale girls basketball
The offense was limited as the Panthers lost two Woodland Conference contests, 41-35 to Wauwatosa West on Friday and 48-36 to Shorewood on Dec. 11.
Taite Kurzka led the Panthers against the Trojans with eight points, while Emily Perszyk and Anna Klar put in seven apiece. Perszyk tallied 12 points against the Greyhounds, with Natalie Burton adding eight points.
Greendale fell to 3-3 in the Woodland and 3-4 overall. The Panthers visit New Berlin West at 7:30 p.m. Friday, then play in the Cedarburg Tournament Dec. 27 to 28.
The Panthers finished sixth of 14 teams at Saturday's Wilmot Invitational.
Tommy Welch finished second, while Jared Rosen, Sam Walton and Dustin Donald came in third. Cameron Anders and Jake Rosen placed fourth and Eric Martinson fifth.
"It was a solid performance, especially considering we went in again with a short-handed lineup," head coach Robert LaPlante said. "They all wrestled well and seem to be getting stronger every week."
Greendale lost a Woodland Conference dual to Wauwatosa, 54-8, on Dec. 12. Anders posted a pin at 138 pounds.
The Panthers are now off until Jan. 3, when they visit South Milwaukee.
Franklin boys basketball
The Sabers rallied from a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter to forcer overtime, but fell in the extra session to Southeast leader Racine Horlick, 46-41, last Friday.
With the loss, the Sabers fell to 1-2 in league play and 2-4 overall while Horlick improved to 3-0 (3-3).
The Sabers were down 11-7 at the quarter and 17-13 at the half. The Rebels expanded the advantage to 30-23 at the end of three before putting on their rally.
Evan Kruczynski led Franklin with 13, while Chad Kanugh had 11, Nick Bobos eight and Colin Ksobiech seven.
Gabe McKinstry had 22 for Horlick to lead all scorers.
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