Sussex - Senior forward/defender Garrett Lee and junior forward Bret Harvestine scored goals for Hamilton's boys soccer team on Sept. 20, helping the team knock off returning state finalist Catholic Memorial in a nonconference match, 2-1.
Memorial has been to each of the last five state-championship games in Division 2 and each of the past six state tournaments.
Hamilton (8-6-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the Greater Metro Conference) will hit the road Sept. 27 for a nonconference match against Arrowhead (11-3-2), a team ranked eighth in the state by the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association.
At 7 p.m. Oct. 2, the Chargers host Brookfield Central in a Greater Metro Conference game.
Spikers play well
Hamilton's varsity girls volleyball team went 2-4 on Sept. 22 at the Germantown Tournament.
The Chargers lost against New Berlin Eisenhower, Whitnall, Germantown and Manitowoc but topped Slinger and Martin Luther in a pair of three-setters.
Kelsey Mason had 10 aces in the tournament for Hamilton. Abby Purfuerst had 38 kills and Jess Jablonski ended up with nine blocks.
Sam Zemski had 57 assists and Mason ended up with 31 digs.
"I was extremely happy with the way we played against Eisenhower and Manitowoc," Hamilton head girls volleyball coach Cathy Franke said. "Despite losing both matches, we were able to take one of the games against Eisenhower and we also were able to stick with Manitowoc, who ended up taking second place in the tournament."
Wettstein said Jablonski was outstanding near the net, and Kristin Pilo had an all-around solid tournament.
"After being out for a year due to knee surgery, Sam Zemski has done a great job getting back in the game and leading the team in assists," Franke said.
Overall, it has been and up and down season so far for Hamilton.
"We have moments of greatness and moments of ugliness. We need to figure out how to make the greatness come more often," Franke added.
Chargers top Pewaukee
The Hamilton girls volleyball team defeated visiting Pewaukee on Sept. 20, 25-20, 25-13, 13-25, 25-21 in a nonconference match.
Makayla Emmett and Jessica Jablonski each had 10 kills for the Chargers. Jablonski and Hannah Jasinski each had four blocks.
Lisa Walsh had five aces and 21 digs for the winners. Sam Zemski had 22 assists in the match.
Golf team finishes fifth in GMC tourney
Brookfield Central's girls golf team won the Greater Metro Conference golf championship Sept. 20 at The Broadlands, carding 335 as a team.
Hamilton ended up in fifth place with 405 strokes, edging Wauwatosa.
Sami Williams shot 95 for the Chargers. Kelsey Kempen ended up with 99 and Megan Anthony finished with 103. Paige Brandt totaled 108 and Julia Birch had 110.
Hamilton played in the final Greater Metro Conference mini meet, finishing with 204 at Silver Spring Country Club on Sept. 17.
Kelsey Kempen shot 48 for team-best honors. Julia Birch ended up with 50. Sami Williams and Meghan Anthony both checked in with 53, and Paige Brandt had 66.
Brookfield East won the meet. The Chargers placed sixth.
Tennis struggling in GMC
Shanna Mogden and Tori Meyer held a lead against Oak Creek on Saturday, but Mother Nature won out in straight sets with the combination of cold, wind and rain at the Hartford Invite, as the event was shortened considerably. Hamilton fell to the host school and had to call off its match with the Knights.
On Sept. 11, the Chargers lost against Wauwatosa East, 5-2. Mogden posted a victory against Alayah Walls, 6-4, 6-4.
"Shanna put on a ground stroke clinic, fighting against the net game of Ms. Walls," Hamilton head girls tennis coach Pattie Chapman said.
Frances Weiss posted a victory against Mariel Leering, 6-2, 6-3.
Weiss put up a battle last week in the team's match against Brookfield East, falling in three sets to Maddy Staff, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. Danielle Falvey fell against Ali Brefka in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5, and HHS was defeated, 7-0.
"Conference matches have been a challenge," Chapman said.
On Sept. 26-27, the Chargers will play in the Greater Metro Conference Tournament.
CC teams compete in relays
Naga-Waukee Park was packed Saturday for the annual Pete Nielson Kettle Moraine Lasers Relays.
The top boys finisher in Division 1 was Patrick Campbell of Wauwatosa West with a time of 15:51.65.
In the girls 4,000-meter girls run, Taylor Clyse of Slinger finished first at 14:56.62. Hamilton's top runner these days, Ashlyn Paulson, ran sixth at 15:43.50.
Robert Little was the top boys finisher from Hamilton in the 5,000-meter event. Little came in 29th with a time of 17:25.43.
Waukesha South won the boys team event with 66 points. The Hamilton boys team finished in 10th place with 376 points. Waukesha West won the girls team scoring with 91 points, while Hamilton's girls ended up in seventh place with 354 points.
Molly Lucas finished in 70th place for the Chargers girls team at 17:18.18. Taylor Burns was 80th with a time of 17:30.81. Rachel Weiss finished 101st at 18:01.87 and Megan Hessler edged Katlyn Pollari for 109th place at 18:12.48 to 18:12.84.
For the boys, Steven Smith ended up in 81st place at 18:20.29 and Spencer Ezell was 84th at 18:23.06.
Jack Perrizo was 87th with a time of 18:26.48 and the fifth finisher for Hamilton was Aaron Hintz in 109th at 18:57.16.
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