Oak Creek boys track
Going above and beyond the call, the Knights got firsts in three events and took a strong second with 94 points in the Southeast Conference Relays on May 2.
"Overall, the coaches had many athletes overextended and they performed tremendously," said coach Rick Stack. "The outcome may not show it, but this meet was very close. Oak Creek should be very happy with the efforts given at the conference relays."
High jump conference champions were Reymond Overland (event best 5-10), Derek McAllister and Brian Weinzirl; while the winning pole vault crew included McAllister (event best 12-0), Paul Nuyda, and Jack Cieczka.
Another outstanding effort was given by the conference champion shot put crew that was led by a personal best 49-4 ¼ effort from Mike Heard, helped along by Robert Campos and Alex Hahn.
Other top efforts included the runner-up showing of the 1,600 relay team of Joey Dzierzewski, Ben Quentin, Overland, and Scott Vieau, with a state honor roll time of 3:25.34; and the 1,600 sprint medley relay team of Chase Leonardi, Lincoln Wylie, Nick Baumann, and Dzierzewski (3:41.06).
Other seconds went to the triple jump team of Overland, Wylie, and Hahn and the 800 relay of Wylie, Overland, Vieau and Dzierzewski, which ran a season-best time of 1:33.76.
"There were many individual efforts that stood out besides Heard's shot," said Stack. "Joey Dzierzewski finally broke two minutes in the 800 as he brought the team from sixth to second in the 1,600 sprint medley. Also, Scott Vieau ran a personal best 49.6 split in his 400 in the distance medley."
Franklin boys tennis
It was another high-level week for the Sabers as they took second in the Beaver Dam Invitational last Saturday and shut out Muskego and Racine Park in Southeast Conference duals earlier in the week.
"The boys played outstanding tennis this week," said Sabers' coach Gail Champion. "The great competition we had at the tournament will hopefully help us down the stretch."
Eric Christopherson won the second singles title, claiming three matches as did Jack Gumina at fourth singles to lead the Sabers to a 24-point total in the eight-team Beaver Dam Tournament. Manitowoc won with 26 points.
Other finishes for Franklin included Evan Bauer at first singles (third place) and Manny Gumina at third singles (fourth). The first doubles team of Kyle Hoffmann and Eric Bauer and the second doubles team of Logan Myers and Austin Bohn took third.
Oak Creek girls track
Led by the first-place high jump crew of Alyssa Parker, Sam Fischbach and Jordan Wolf, the Knights earned second with 90 points in the Southeast Conference Relays on May 2.
"We sat down before the meet and calculated the amount of points that we thought we could score and believe it or not, we were almost exactly on the mark," said coach Bob Haberli.
The high jump trio was led by Parker, who cleared an event best 5-2 while Fischbach was right behind her at 4-10.
Taking seconds for Oak Creek were the 400 relay team of Jasmine Jones, Jenny Howski, Parker and Jaelen Wylie (season best 51.44); the pole vault team of Angela Fleischman and Daisha Neal; the discus relay of Steph Kostowicz (second-best individual throw of 102-11), Amanda Thiel and Mason Czarnecki; and the shot put trio of Thiel (best individual toss of 36-8), Kostowicz and Czarnecki.
Thirds were claimed by the high hurdle shuttle of Neal, Katie Wiedel and Amy Seymour (57.39); the 900 low hurdle relay of Wiedel, Neal and Paige Brehm; the 3,200 relay crew of Grace Goldensoph, Serena Hukarevic, Lauren Oleniczak and Shannon Dugan (10:35.72); the long team of Parker, Howski, and Fleischman and the triple jump crew of Howski, Sarah Finn and Kostowicz.
Greendale boys tennis
The Panthers continued to roll through the Woodland Conference last week, downing South Milwaukee, 6-1, on May 2 and Wauwatosa West, 5-2, on May 1.
Winners against South Milwaukee included Will Kivlin at first singles (6-3, 6-0) and Brandon Guendel and Kenan Goyette at first doubles (6-3, 6-0).
Matt Grieshop prevailed at first singles, 6-2, 6-2, in the Tosa West match.
Greendale came into this week at 5-0 in Woodland duals and will compete in the conference tournament at 4 p.m. May 15 at Greendale and Greenfield sites.
Franklin boys track
Takuto Kobayashi turned in a state-best and school record 300 intermediate hurdles time at the Southeast Conference Relays in leading Franklin to a sixth-place showing with 52½ points in the annual meet on May 2.
Coach John Troy said it was Kobayashi's first 300 hurdle race of the year. His time was 39.16 as he and teammates Dan Peyer and Ryan Balash took second in the intermediate hurdle relay and shattered the school record in the event by four seconds.
The boys' distance medley relay team of Jordan Contreras, Cal Wrobel, Nikolai Grabowski and Evan Watters also broke the school record with their 11:13.08 performance, earning fifth. The 1,600 relay team of Blong Vang, Kobayashi, Matt Piotter and Greg Rand finished fifth in a season best of 3:33.21.
Levon Myers also had a personal best by more than a foot in the shot put with a fourth-best individual throw of 47-1 The pole vault team of Colton Bunn (11-6) and Andy Schauer (9-6) was second.
"It was a decent day for us," said Troy. "We had some tough things that happened, but we had some shining moments."
Greendale boys golf
The Panthers struggled a bit last week, placing third in a Woodland Conference mini-meet on May 1 at Muskego Lakes and 15th in the Morningstar Invitational on Friday.
They tallied 175 shots in the Woodland meet as Alexander Rendon fired a 38 to claim co-medalist honors, Matt Tomczyk 43, Dan Jensen 44 and Brady Hennessy and Joey Robb each 50s.
Greendale remained in first place overall with 15 points, ahead of New Berlin Eisenhower and Pewaukee, each with 13.
"Those teams are playing better than us right now," head coach Lance Wenger said, "and I think we are losing our confidence."
The Panthers shot 346 at Morningstar. Tomczyk fired an 81, while Rendon carded 84, Hennessy 90, Robb 91 and Kennedy Ringelberg 96.
Greendale girls soccer
The Panthers had trouble scoring last week but did pick up a pair of ties in Woodland Conference action.
They played South Milwaukee to a scoreless tie on May 3 and matched St. Thomas More, 1-1, on May 1 to move to 3-0-2 in Woodland games. Goaltender Taite Kurzka posted six saves against the Rockets.
Greendale also fell, 2-1, to Oak Creek on Friday and was 4-3-3 overall going into this week.
Whitnall boys track
Alex Richardson won the 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes, 1.2 seconds at the New Berlin West Invitational on Friday night.
Greg Stribling came in second in the 400 dash (51.73 seconds) and teammate Mitch Olson took third (53.57). Brian Beal was third in the 300 hurdles (43.63). The 4 x 400 relay team placed fourth (3:39.26) for the Falcons, who tallied 60½ points for fifth place.
Whitnall also scored 28 points for 11th place in the Woodland Conference Relays on May 1 at South Milwaukee.
The Falcons were third in the distance medley (11:11.06), fourth in the sprint medley (1:41.39) and fifth in the 300 hurdles with Beal, Paul Howard and Austin Hurst.
Franklin/Oak Creek softball
The Sabers' Annie Versnik scattered nine hits with three strikeouts and three walks, but more importantly, she had two hits including a double and three RBIs as Franklin downed the Knights, 7-5, on Friday.
The Sabers improved to 6-3 in Southeast play and overall, while Oak Creek fell to 2-6 in league play and 5-9 overall.
A four-run third gave Franklin a 6-1 lead and the Sabers were able to hang on from there. Oak Creek worked to make a game of it with a three-run fourth but couldn't quite finish the job. Oak Creek had four errors in the messy game while Franklin had three.
Offensively, Versnik got help from Kayla Plath with two hits including a solo home run while Lauren Mather also had two hits.
The Knights' Alex Widenski took the loss, with four walks and three strikeouts. The Sabers had eight hits against her. Kayla Grant, Mikayla Kenney and Widenski all had two hits on the night.
"Our season summary so far is we are consistently inconsistent," said Oak Creek coach Nathan Vance. "A microcosm of our season is that we lost to Racine Park 2-1 earlier this season and beat them 11-2 last week. We've only been out of two games, Union Grove and (and the first) Franklin (game). … I'd say the worst part about this season so far is that we haven't played to our potential. We take a step forward only to take two steps back."
Whitnall boys tennis
The Falcons won a pair of Woodland Conference meets last week, beating St. Thomas More, 4-3, on April 30 and Greenfield, 7-0, on May 1.
Winners against the Hustlin' Hawks were Andrew Dundas, Shane Murphy, Noah Stemper and Matt Pook at singles and the doubles teams of Chris Kelnhofer and Nathan Shaefer, Jess Higgins/ Jake Damro and Josh Damro/Michael Langenohl.
Prevailing against More were Stemper, Kelnhofer/Shaefer, Jake and Josh Damro and Higgins and Pook.
Whitnall lost to New Berlin Eisenhower, 4-3, on May 2.
Oak Creek boys golf
Sophomore Kaylor Steger tied for medalist honors with an 18-hole score of 73 at the Fond du Lac Invitational last Saturday on Rolling Meadows.
Steger's efforts led the Knights to a sixth-place showing of 335 in the nine-school field as West Bend East won with a 318 score. He tied with Sheboygan North's Alex Gray.
Helping him out at Rolling Meadows were Shawn Fettig with an 86, Derrick Dilts and Sam Lecci with 88 apiece and Mitch Smec with a 94. Steger had recently won a Southeast Conference mini-meet at Maple Crest.
The Knights also tied for eighth in the 23-team C.J. Wiese Invitational in Elkhart Lake last Friday, turning in an 18-hole score of 347 as Sheboygan Falls won the overall title with a 312 mark.
Lecci had the best individual score for Oak Creek with a 79 while Steger carded an 85. Steger also turned in the longest drive of the day.
Whitnall boys golf
Sam Watson fired a 79 to lead the Falcons to ninth place in Division 2 of the Janesville Invitational on Saturday.
Clayton Anderson carded an 83, Mitchell Molbeck 91 and Thayne Krause 98 for Whitnall, which totaled 351 strokes in the major meet.
The Falcons also came in 17th in the Morningstar Invitational on Friday with 369 shots. Krause led the way with an 89, followed by Anderson 91, John Caron 93, Nick Cimler 96 and Phil Schram 97.
Whitnall took fourth with 176 strokes in a Woodland Conference mini-meet at Muskego Lakes on May 1. Caron shot a 42, Anderson and Watson each 44's, Molbeck 46 and Schram 54.
Whitnall girls soccer
A rugged mid-season stretch is getting the best of the Falcons.
They fell to Slinger, 3-1, on Friday; to New Berlin Eisenhower, 6-3, on May 3 and to Pewaukee, 2-1, on May 1. They slipped to 3-8 heading into this week.
"We do some good things, but we're in a stretch of very tough games for two weeks," head coach Robert Antholine said. "Hopefully, we'll learn from the experience."
Against Slinger, Ashley Markowiak scored her 10th goal of the season in the second half with an assist from Mika Topitzes. Antholine said defender Colleen Barnstable continued her fine play.
Markowiak scored twice and assisted Katie Schauer on a goal against Eisenhower. Schauer hit a penalty kick for a 1-0 lead over Pewaukee, but the Pirates scored twice, including a ricochet shot with 10 minutes left.
Franklin boys golf
The Sabers turned in a season-best 18-hole score of 327 in taking seventh of 22 in the Morningstar Invite last Friday.
Leading the way for the Sabers was junior Sean Sanguansap whose 4-over-par 76 included an eagle on the par 5 seventh hole along with three other birdies. Senior Nick Cervantes had his best round of his high school career with a 79, while senior John Trepanier shot an 85 and junior Alex Simonson came in with an 87.
Then Saturday, Franklin fought its way to a 12th-place finish in the 20-school Division 1 portion of the Ashenfelter Invitational in Janesville with a 339. Sanguansap recorded two birdies on his way to a 78, while Cervantes and Simonson shot an 85 and 86, respectively, and Trepanier carded a 90.
"A 327 at Morningstar is an excellent score," said Sabers coach Brandon Johnsen, as he praised both Sanguansap and Cervantes for their efforts. "The Ashenfelter Invitational is loaded with great golfers. We didn't have our best round as a team, but it is a great test for the kids who need to get used to playing with coaches and spectators around."
The Panthers went 0-5 in a difficult week.
They fell to Wauwatosa West, 17-7, on Friday as Bailey Jederewski and Heather Justus both collected two hits.
They lost to Cudahy, 11-1, on May 2 as Jederewski went 2-for-3. Greendale also dropped a 14-2 game to South Milwaukee on May 1, notching just three hits.
They opened last week with a 7-5 loss to Greenfield on April 30. Mellissa Wiorek went 2-for-3 and Justus took the loss, allowing 10 hits.
Greendale also fell to West Allis Hale, 14-1, as part of a tournament at Hale on Saturday. Jederewski had a triple and Natalie Burton took the defeat.
Oak Creek/Greendale girls soccer
The Knights' Morgan Kokta scored in the 55th minute with help from Lauren Fischer to break a 1-1 tie and give them a 2-1 victory over area non-conference rival Greendale on May 4.
Kokta had helped the Knights (1-2 in the Southeast and 7-9 overall) gain a 1-0 advantage in the first five minutes with an assist to teammate Gina Martini. The Panthers tied the game 10 minutes later.
Franklin girls soccer
The Sabers stayed in the Southeast Conference hunt with a 3-1 win over Racine Horlick on May 1.
Franklin, which also tied non-conference rival South Milwaukee, 0-0, later in the week, got goals from Kristin Witkowski (Rachel Stein assist), Sam Devcich (Witkowski) and Megan McCarthy (Stein) while Jessie Bykowski made 10 saves in goal.
The Sabers are now tied for third in the Southeast at 2-1 (4-4-3 overall).
- Compiled by Steven L. Tietz and John Rech
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