Hamilton hosted the Greater Metro Conference Relays on May 1, and the host team produced several strong performances.
The girls ended up in fifth place with 55 points. Brookfield Central was the top team with 117 points. In the boys meet, Hamilton finished in third place with 75 points. Brookfield East won the event with 114 points.
Nicole Zeman was third for the Chargers in the 300-meter hurdles at 50.28, just ahead of teammate Meghan Joyner at 51.57. Claire Birk rounded out the winning relay.
Toney Lock, Rebecca Enea, Kaila Carter and Birk finished in fourth place in the 4x100 at 52.39.
Hamilton took fourth place in the distance medley relay with Samantha Hagenow, Ashlyn Paulson, Cassandra Tilldetzke and Hannah Jeffers crossing in 14:04.95. Courtney Lewinski was fourth in the shot put at 87 feet, 10 inches.
Blackburn, Patterson win
Chais Blackburn won the 300 hurdles at 40.12, joining Joel Fotsch and Sam Herriges in a first-place relay.
Drew Patterson won the long jump at 21-4 , and he was also on board the winning 4x400-meter relay with Josh Desorcy, Blackburn and Brett Buehler (3.25.93).
Tony Koepnick was second in the shot put at 48-6. Austin Mitzel was third at 45-9, and Kevin Zarske finished in fourth place at 45-0 1/4 , giving the Chargers an easy first place. Koepnick was second in the discus at 139-6. Zarske was fourth at 124-2, leading the Chargers to victory in that relay as well. Noah Nagel rounded out the squad.
Patterson, Isaiah Webb, Buehler and Tyler Davis finished in third place in the 4x100 relay with a time of 44.41.
The long jump replay took third, with Cam Valuch and Buehler joining Patterson.
Tough results at invite
Hamilton's boys and girls track and field teams were at the Arrowhead Myrhum Invitational on Friday.
The Chargers placed 11th out of 18 boys teams that scored points. The Chargers scored 25 points. Green Bay Preble was the top team in the field with 118 points and Arrowhead was second with 73 points.
Arrowhead won the girls meet with 133.5 points. Hamilton was 18th with 5 points.
Tony Koepnick won the discus throw for the Chargers at 150 feet, 8 inches. He placed sixth in the shot put at 49-6 1/2 .
Drew Patterson was second in the 400-meter dash at 50.55. Joel Fotsch was sixth in the 110 high hurdles at 16.22.
The Chargers ended up eighth in the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:35.55.
For the girls, Lauren Spankowski finished in sixth place in the triple jump, giving the Chargers three points as she flew 31-4 3/4 . Birk was seventh in the 100 at 17.10.
Girls 11th at Homestead
The girls team ran at the Homestead Lady Highlander Invite on May 4.
Milwaukee King was the top team at the meet scoring 129 points. The Chargers finished in 11th place with 16 points.
Zeman finished in fourth place in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.43.
Birk was sixth in the 100 hurdles at 17.08.
Nicole Maggiori, Katie Pollari, Nicole Pena and Hagenow were sixth in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:32.68.
Paulson, Allison Jakubic, Tilldetzke and Ericka Sereg placed sixth in the 4x800 relay at 10:51.70.
Kickers win twice, draw
On back to back days, the host Hamilton girls soccer team posted 5-0 shutouts, stopping Oak Creek on Friday and blanking Madison East by the same lopsided count on Saturday.
Playing in a Greater Metro Conference game against Wauwatosa East on April 30, the Chargers ended up tying the Red Raiders, 3-3.
Hannah Menzia scored twice for the Chargers in the win against Madison East. Robyn Elliott, Molly Matthiesen and Morgan Gilbert also scored.
Gilbert, Taylor Klug, McKenna DePue and Marlee Williams had assists.
Meghan Anthony finished the match with two saves for the Chargers.
"This game provided our team an opportunity to develop continuity throughout our lineup," Hamilton head girls soccer coach Tom Konkol said. "There was a lot of growth by a number of players today. It was incredible to see our rhythm and flow. It's contagious."
Menzia knocked in two goals against Oak Creek, the same total as Robyn Elliott. Matthiesen had the other goal. DePue had an assist on the goal by Matthiesen.
Anthony had two saves against Oak Creek.
"We played well from the start of this game," Konkol said. "Scoring frequently was a byproduct of the patience and timeliness of our attack. We have so many different people that can score for us; it is difficult to key on one player."
Klug scored twice for Hamilton in the draw with Wauwatosa East. Rachel Elliott knocked in a penalty kick. Rachel Elliott and Robin White had assists.
Anthony was busy against the Red Raiders, recording nine saves.
Hamilton struggled for a time defensively before regrouping, due in part to a speech by assistant coach Mark Hagen.
"Our ball control led to two unanswered goals and dominance through the two overtimes but couldn't finish effectively to pull out the game," Konkol added.
Softball bats awaken
The Hamilton girls softball team was involved in an exciting game on April 30. The Chargers trailed Brookfield East going into the seventh inning, 5-2, but they weren't sunk just yet.
Sami Williams led off with a single before Taylor Vigani followed with a base hit. A passed ball allowed runners to advance to second and third base. Katie Baker grounded to the Spartans shortstop, who elected to make a play at third base on Williams but was unsuccessful. Kelsey Mason followed with a triple, allowing all three runners to score, tying the game at 5-5.
Danielle Draggoo hit a sharp single up the middle to score Mason for the game-winner. Sydney Sprinkel struck out seven and walked one in the 6-5 victory.
"It was a nice comeback," Hamilton head girls softball coach Jim Lawinger said.
On Saturday, the Chargers defeated host West Bend East, 29-10 and 14-0.
Emerson Vesely had four hits against the Suns. Draggoo finished with four RBIs. Emily Jansen was the winning pitcher for the Chargers during the blowout win.
The Chargers also posted lopsided victories against Wauwatosa East on May 2, 14-4 and 28-1.
Williams had a five-hit, four RBI performance in the 28-1 victory. Sprinkel picked up two victories, striking out 15 batters in two games.
"This was really quite a week for us," Lawinger said. "We must have been doing something right, stringing all kinds of hits together. It was really great to see everyone get hot at the same time."
Hamilton, which scored 10 runs or more three times in one inning this week, improved to 7-3. The Chargers fell back to 7-4 with a 10-3 loss against league-leading Menomonee Falls at Armory Park on Monday.
Bailee Bobert had three hits for the Chargers. Emerson Vesely went 2 for 3.
Tennis wins two duals
The Hamilton boys tennis team defeated Menomonee Falls on April 30, 6-1. Tony Moore won his match at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 7-5. Connor Davidson won at No. 2 singles 6-4, 7-6 (4), Michael Banda won at No. 3 singles while Steve Smith also was successful at No. 4.
Andrew Ullmann and Tim Smith won their match at No. 1 doubles, 6-0, 6-3. Charlie Drazewski and Brandon Pohlman won in three sets at No. 2, 6-2, 0-6, 6-2.
On May 1, the Chargers defeated Westosha Central, 5-2. Moore paired up with Ullmann at No. 1 doubles, winning 6-1, 6-1.
Alex Bretzel and Jared Bazile won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles, and Drazewski and Pohlman won in straight sets.
Davidson and Steve Smith won matches at No. 2 and No. 4 singles respectively, with Davidson winning 6-4, 6-2 and Smith winning 6-2, 6-0.
After a home match against Brookfield Central on Tuesday, the Chargers travel to Kohler to play in a two-day tournament Friday and Saturday.
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