Greendale girls swimming
Freshman Carolyn Jungers broke a 33-year-old school record in the 100 breaststroke with 1 minute, 8.82 seconds in a dual with New Berlin West on Sept. 5.
Jungers was also part of two other first places for the Panthers, winning the 200 individual medley and swimming the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay.
Greendale also finished seventh in the Rocket Invitational at South Milwaukee on Saturday with 174 points.
Taking third were the 800 freestyle team of Caroline Rowe, Megan Elliott, Abby Vey and Jungers (9:15.31) and the 500 breaststroke unit of Kayla Stamm, Kate Jungers, Rowe and Carolyn Jungers (6:54.7).
The 300 backstroke team of both Jungers, Rowe and Emily Barutzke finished fourth (3:23.96).
Franklin boys volleyball
Sabers' coach Chris Dibb remains optimistic despite the loss of 14 seniors to graduation from a team that lost a tough WIAA sectional battle to Muskego last season.
"Although the 2012 season brings new personnel on the court, the same expectations are still intact, win conference and making it to the state tournament," said Dibb. "The program is improving daily and I still expect a late season surge going into (WIAA) regionals. The first two tournaments and even the first home conference opener last week were shaky."
Returning seniors include Kyle Lassa, Austin Bohn and Sam Rivedal.
The Sabers beat Racine St. Catherine's in a nonconference dual on Sept. 6, 25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 25-21 as senior Trevor Przybyla had eight kills and senior Ryan Balash 15 assists.
Franklin's community service night match will be on Sept. 27 against Racine Case and the beneficiary will be muscular dystrophy.
Oak Creek boys soccer
The Knights prepped for their Southeast Conference first-place showdown against Kenosha Bradford that was played Sept. 11, with a fine 3-0 league victory over Racine Case on Sept. 6.
Oak Creek improved to 3-0 in league play and 8-0-1 with the win. Bradford entered Tuesday's game at 3-0 and 9-0, respectively.
In the win over Case, Dylan Johnson had two goals and an assist while Dakota Slone had the other goal. Matt Hargreaves also had an assist as Zach Zelten had 10 saves.
Franklin girls tennis
The Sabers will try to get to the top of the mountain this week, when it visits Southeast Conference power Kenosha Tremper at 4 p.m. Sept. 13 with first place on the line.
"This will be our biggest match of the year as first place in the SEC will be on the line," said Franklin coach Jon Vogt. "We have never beaten Kenosha Tremper, but we've been getting a little closer over the past few years. Hopefully we can put all our hard work together on Thursday."
Last weekend, Franklin split a pair of duals at the Wausau East Invitational as it beat Stevens Point Pacelli, 6-1, before dropping a tough 4-3 decision to the host school.
Yuka Shiotani earned the singles win (6-2, 6-3); while the doubles team of Kat Donovan and Ensley Gossett claimed the other significant victory (6-3, 7-6). The Sabers lost tough three-set decisions at third singles and second doubles.
Franklin also swept a 7-0 Southeast decision over Kenosha Indian Trails last week.
Greendale boys cross country
The Panthers boys tallied 90 points for third place in the East Troy Invitational at Camp Timber-lee on Sept. 6.
Joey Unrein captured fifth with 18 minutes, 2 seconds, while Hail Kazik was 13th (18:30), Dan Gnadt 19th (18:51), Bobby Lutz 23rd (19:05), Nico Gomez 30th (19:18), Ben Smalley 44th (20:08) and Dan Stoekl 47th (20:13).
"Joey ran really well in his second race," head coach Corey Binnebose said.
Greendale girls cross country
Chelsey Heiden won the East Troy Invitational in 15 minutes, 13 seconds, at Camp Timber-Lee on Sept. 6.
"Chelsey has been faster by 50 seconds or more compared to last year in our first three meets," head coach Corey Binnebose said. "She pretty much ran all alone."
Sabrina Wolf took 21st (17:36), Meagan Steiner 23rd (17:47), Maggie Neff 24th (17:50), Kacee Ochalek 29th (18:03), Hannah Polenske 32nd (18:07) and Natalie Burton 33rd (18:07) for the Panthers, who claimed third with 98 points.
Whitnall girls volleyball
The Falcons topped South Milwaukee, 25-9, 25-18, 25-11, on Sept. 4 in Woodland Conference action.
Rachael Jaszczenski totaled seven kills, Lauren Ray 13 assists, Kendall Stribling three blocks and Amanda Rosenwald 12 digs.
Oak Creek girls swim
The Knights used a balanced effort to claim fifth of 11 in the South Milwaukee Rocket Relays on Sept. 8.
"We were very pleased with the girls' performances," said Oak Creek coach Kate Andreska. "Many of the returning swimmers already achieved some of the personal best times. Starts and relay exchanges are going to be our main focus this next week in practice."
"It is hard to practice them when our home pool does not have blocks to practice from due to the depth of the water. This is something our team always struggles with because of the lack of blocks."
New national federation guidelines mandate a four-foot minimum depth to dive into off of block-style starts and several pools in the area are in the same fix as Oak Creek where the depth is around 3 feet, 6 inches. This situation leads to in-pool starts, which are much slower than block starts.
Oak Creek, which took on rival Franklin in a Southeast dual on Tuesday, scored 184 points for its spot in the 11-school Rocket meet. Wauwatosa West edged New Berlin Eisenhower, 278-276, for the title.
A third (2:09.49) from the 200 medley relay team of Amy Seymour, Kaitlin McIntosh, Amanda Marciniak, and Angela Fleischman was the top finish for the Knights while fourths were taken by the 800 freestyle relay team of McIntosh, Lauren Miller, Katherine Chitko, Fleischman (9:43.45) and by the diving trio of Corinne Luczak, Jasmine Chen-Smith, Christina Gibbons (121.8 points).
Fifths were take by the 300 free relay team of Ashley Hock, Ashley Heiges, Crystal Knuth, Gabi Salamone (3:16.15) and the 300 butterfly crew of Lauren Miller, Lindsey Melotik, Brooklyn Henock, and Marciniak (3:46.08).
Greendale boys soccer
Midfielder John Fauser scored the lone goal as the Panthers tied Pewaukee, 1-1, on Sept. 5.
"It was a very hard-fought match on both sides," head coach George Knezic said. "Our goalkeeping (Cody Serrano with 11 saves) was the best of the season."
Whitnall boys soccer
The Falcons lost a 2-1 decision to Shorewood in an overtime battle for first place in the Woodland Conference on Sept. 5.
Tyler Quinn tallied the lone goal, assisted by Patrick Schinner, in the 38th minute. Goalkeeper Max Schwarz made eight saves.
The Greyhounds, though, scored in the 86th minute to win and improve to 3-0 in Woodland play. Whitnall fell to 2-1.
Greendale girls tennis
Hannah Marquardt and Gabby Weber won at first doubles, 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), (10-1), as the Panthers downed Pewaukee, 5-2, in a Woodland Conference dual on Sept. 6.
Greendale also swept two foes at Saturday's Martin Luther Invitational, downing Union Grove and Delavan-Darien by 7-0 scores.
Whitnall girls tennis
The Falcons blanked Cudahy, 7-0, in a Woodland Conference dual on Sept. 4, then won two duals at the Martin Luther Invitational on Saturday.
At Martin Luther, they beat Brookfield Academy, 4-3, and Brown Deer, 7-0.
Winning all their singles matches were Lizzy Menden at two, Claudia Cammack at three and Sonia Garcia at four. Taking all their doubles matches were Emily Lepkowski and Kari Stollenwerk at three.
Winning twice were Leah Symborski at first singles, Krista Stribling and Ann Marie Bay at first doubles and Hannah Cammack and Carly Wagner at second doubles.
Franklin girls volleyball
After a tough Southeast loss to Kenosha Bradford earlier last week, the Sabers bounced back to earn a credible third in the Shawano Invitational on Sept. 8.
"Our main goal for the tournament was to keep progressing on our new defense and to continue to grow around our new setter Jordyn Dutkiewicz," said coach Ken Huber. "I believe we accomplished both goals."
Franklin defeated Kewaunee, Valders and the host school at the tournament while falling to Oconto Falls and Oconto.
Caitlin Koska had 13 kills, eight digs and eight aces on the day while Dutkiewicz had 44 assists, 13 kills and six digs. Megan Carr contributed 16 assists and six digs while Elissa Hermann had six aces and three blocks. Kaitlyn Owen had four blocks.
Oak Creek girls cross country
Shannon Dugan continued her fine season, taking eighth of 113 runners in leading the Knights to a seventh-place finish in the South Milwaukee Rocket Invitational on Sept. 8.
Dugan was clocked in 15 minutes, 32 seconds on the 4,000-meter Grant Park course as the Knights scored 208 points for their spot in the 16-school field.
Other scoring runners for the Knights included Serena Hukarevcic in 38th (16:36), Grace Goldensoph in 44th (16:41), Holly Poehler in 55th (16:58) and Emma Sims in 63rd (17:07).
Also running for Oak Creek were Katya Wick in 71st (17:15), Mikayla Fox in 86th (17:45) and Taylor Clementz in 98th (18:21).
Oak Creek boys cross country
Austin Zajkowski was an impressive 10th in a 100-plus runner field to lead the Knights to an 11th place finish in the South Milwaukee Rocket Invitational on Sept. 8.
Zajkowski covered the 5,000-meter course in 16:35, while Patrick Campbell of Tosa West won in 15:41.
Other scoring runners for Oak Creek included Jake Schmidt in 35th (17:36), Evan Siira in 60th (18:15), Sean LaBodda in 79th (18:35) and Chris Cieminski in 83rd (18:42).
Also running were Noah Gill in 88th (18:50) and Justin Sporleder in 89th (18:51).
Franklin girls swim
The Sabers got a first from the 300-yard freestyle relay team of Jessica Christensen, Jordan Lepkowski, Tara Thiessen and Rowan Liederbach en route to a third-place team finish with 226 points in the South Milwaukee Rocket Relays on Sept. 8.
The 300 freestyle team won by close to five seconds.
Taking a second was the 400 individual medley team of Gretchen Kline, Bethany Lefeber, Elizabeth Herrick and Lepkowski (4:45.87); while thirds went to the 300 butterfly relay team of Kline, Lefeber, Tara Thiessen and Lepkowski (3:20.87); and the 400 freestyle relay team of Liederbach, Lefeber, Emily Simmons and Herrick (4:14.01).
A fourth went to the 850 free relay team of Jessie Howard, Dani Hardy, Anne Gundram and Amanda Phil; while a fifth was claimed by the 200 medley crew of Gundram, Simmons, Thiessen and Liederbach (2:10.61).
Franklin girls cross country
The Sabers used a balanced approach in taking eighth with 218 points in the 17-school Arrowhead Invitational on Sept. 6.
Scoring runners for the Sabers included Jensen Ritzow in 21st (15:54 on the flat 4,000-meter course), Katherine Carlino in 29th (16:07), Melanie Hansen in 36th (16:18), Katelyn Salzburger in 51st (16:31) and Brenda Sweet in 81st (17:10).
Also running were Paige Bobos in 100th (17:32) and Madeline Gierach in 101st (17:36).
Oak Creek girls volleyball
The Knights took third in the five-team Kenosha Indian Trails Round Robin Tournament on Sept. 8.
Coach Karen Lois thought the team played well as Katie Finn had 17 kills, Sara Januszewski five blocks, Sabrina Abuzahra nine aces, and Rachel Bragstad 30 digs. Alayna Quinn led the team in assists.
Franklin boys cross country
The Sabers had a rough go of it at the Arrowhead Invite on Sept. 6, taking 15th.
Zach Lee in 34th (17:08) and Evan Watters in 40th (17:12) had sound races for Franklin, who will host their own invite at the high school on Friday.
- Compiled by Steven L. Tietz and John Rech
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