Germantown girls track
The Warhawks came up with seven firsts but fell a little short of taking the title in the Erickson/Richmond Invitational at Wauwatosa East on May 13.
"The girls were a little disappointed," said Germantown coach Greg Siegert, "but they understand that we did things a little differently. That we wanted to see how kids stood in certain events."
Germantown took part in the North Shore outdoor on Tuesday (see GermantownNOW.com for details) and now will take part in the WIAA regional meet at Menomonee Falls on Monday. The top four finishers in each event will advance to the sectional at Homestead on May 27.
The Warhawks scored 161 points in the eight-team Tosa East meet as Waterford won with 170.
Earning victories for Germantown were Meredith Humiston in the 100-meter dash (13.62), Liz Wendt in the 800 (2:19.31), Andrea Sielicki in the 1,600 (5:22.83), Abby Croft in the pole vault (10-3), Lexi Keefe in the shot put (33-2) and Abby DeValkenaere in the discus (100-6).
In addition, the 1,600 relay team of Jessica Kretlow, Humiston, Sielicki and Wendt was also victorious (4:15.85).
Other top four efforts for the Warhawks included the following: 200: Sammie Gassner, second (27.98); 400: Caitlin Dillon, third (1:01.78); Gassner, fourth (1:02.98); 100 high hurdles: Jennifer Ellis, third (17.85); 300 low hurdles: Ellis, fourth (51.22); 400 relay: third (54.27); 800 relay: third (1:57.11); 3,200 relay: third (10:05.22); shot put: Cristy Hartman, fourth (29-3); and discus: Keefe, second (99-2).
"It was good that we saw some nice things in the open sprints, especially with Gassner and Humiston," said Siegert. "It gives us some thoughts for regional and sectional."
Germantown boys track
The Warhawks took a low key approach to their effort at the Menomonee Falls Invitational on May 11, claiming third behind a one-two-three effort in the 1,600 meters.
"The conditions (light rain and cold temperatures) were pretty brutal," said Warhawks co-coach Andy Bavlnka, "so we used a lot of people in off-events. As always, our depth in the distances really came through. The guys ran effectively."
At the same time, Bryan Keys pulled an upset by beating state honor roll leader and border rival Justin Barber in the shot put at the Homestead Big Man Invitational as distances for all competitors were held down dramatically by the conditions.
Germantown will be at the WIAA regional meet at Menomonee Falls on Monday.
In the Falls meet, the Warhawks scored 100 points as Brookfield East won with 199 and Falls was second with 134.
In that 1,600, Tim Trapp (4:32.61), Kenny Haferkorn (4:33.64) and Adam Schueller (4:38.37) took the top three spots, respectively. Eric Kindler also won the high jump (6-2).
Other top three efforts by event included the following: 3,200 relay: Sean Pawlak, Mike Feilbach, Ben Baus and Nick Skidmore, third (8:24.41); 800 relay: Pawlak, Dylan Krivoshein, Alex Richmond and Dexter Schleis, second (1:33.59); 300 intermediate hurdles: Ben Holcomb, second (41.57); and 1,600 relay: Pawlak, Holcomb, Dexter Schleis and Tuszynski, second (season best 3:29.63).
Keys was well below his recent school record efforts but had more than enough to win the Big Man shot put in a slippery competition. He threw 54-2, as Barber had to settle for third with a toss of 53-7.
"He (Keys) beat a good field and the weather is the weather," Bavlnka said. "Everybody has to deal with it. You have to be ready for it and he was."
Falls girls softball
Foul weather wreaked havoc on the Indians schedule last week, as all they got in was a 15-1 Greater Metro Conference decision over Wauwatosa East on Friday.
Falls will make up for it with a hectic week of action including a pivotal showdown with GMC leader Brookfield Central that was played on Tuesday. They also had a rain make-up with West Allis Central on Wednesday and will visit nonconference opponent Waukesha West at 4:15 p.m. today.
Then on Saturday, they will take on Pius XI and Kenosha Bradford in Kenosha in the make-up of the Southeast Showcase Tournament that was postponed from April 24.
Falls will close out its regular season on Tuesday at Arrowhead.
Coach Wendy Wolff said the team has really taken off in the second half of the league season.
"It's part of our philosophy, better today than yesterday, better tomorrow than today," she said. "We're a much better team than we were last month. The kids are really coming into their own."
The offense has been driven by Hailey Mohrfeld ("Her bat has been on fire," Wolff said.), Nicole Weggon, Hailey Wilson, Rachel Defnet and Jamie Ertl, all of whom are underclassmen.
In the five-inning win over East, the Indians got seven runs in the second to seal the deal. Wilson had three hits, including a triple and two RBI; and Nicole Festage, Defnet, Aleah Van Horne and Ertl all had two hits apiece. Mohrfeld also hit a home run.
Festage got the win with relief help from Nicole Zywiec.
Germantown boys golf
Behind Alex Burkhart's seventh place individual finish, the Warhawks battled their way to a third in the 12-school Whitefish Bay Invitational on Friday at Brown Deer golf course.
"The scores were a bit high," said Warhawks coach Gary Anderson, "but that's Brown Deer playing from the blue tees with a little bit of water on the course."
Germantown used the meet as final preparation for North Shore championship competition. The final nine-hole meet was held Monday with the 18-hole finale set for Washington County on Friday. Germantown is a solid third behind Nicolet and Homestead.
The Warhawks will be at WIAA regional competition Tuesday at Mee-Kwon.
"The guys still think they can win a (league) meet," Anderson said. "I think they're capable of that, too."
Burkhart tied for his spot at Brown Deer with an 18-hole score of 83, while Mike Baran came in with an 87, Jakob Garstecki 88 and Scott Loftus 89.
Germantown girls soccer
The Warhawks improved to 9-3-2 overall with a 2-1 overtime win over nonconference foe Appleton West on Friday.
Kristin Roskopf got the winning goal five minutes into the first overtime session with an assist from Erin Warren. Vanessa Schneider forced overtime with a score with less than 10 minutes to go in regulation. Maggie Marks made two saves.
The Warhawks will host Kettle Moraine in a nonconference tilt today and then will host border rival and North Shore Conference leader Homestead on Tuesday in a pair of 7 p.m. tilts.
Menomonee Falls girls soccer
The Indians improved to 9-5-1 with a 7-1 rout of nonconference foe West Bend East on Friday.
Falls took a 4-0 first half lead on goals from Lauren Winter, Jenna Woodson (Olivia Dennis assist), Dennis (Nelly Botticelli) and Molly Poeske (Hailey Schild).
Second half scores came from Woodson (Dennis), Schild (Tanya Krznarich) and Krznarich (Maria Selig).
Falls outshot East, 22-4.
The Indians will host Appleton North at 5 p.m. Friday and then host always dangerous Brookfield Central in a Greater Metro contest at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Germantown boys tennis
The Warhawks went 2-1 in duals last week beating Grafton and Milwaukee King but falling to North Shore leader Homestead.
They will now look forward to hosting the North Shore Conference Tournament today and Friday. Matches will be played at Nicolet and Homestead, where there are more courts available, said Athletic Director Jack Klebesadel.
First and second-round matches will be played at 3 p.m. today with singles at Nicolet and doubles at Homestead. Play will commence at 4 p.m. Friday with first- and third-place matches at Nicolet and the consolation draw at Homestead.
In the 4-3 win over Milwaukee King, the Warhawks got wins from Ben Xue at fourth singles (6-4, 6-1); and from the doubles teams of Jeremy Thiel and Chris Sberna (6 -1, 6-3); Jon Nimmer and Tyler Cox (6-3, 4-6, 6-1); and Keegan Hasbrook and Johnny McCauley (6-0, 6-3).
In the 5-2 victory over Grafton, singles wins went to Brad Hobart (6-3, 6-4); Calvin Gardner (6-4, 6-2) and Xue (6-1, 6-1). In doubles, Thiel and Sberna won, 7-5, 6-3; as did Nimmer/Cox, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3.
The junior varsity played in the North Shore Tournament on Saturday and got thirds from Jacob Riesch in singles and from the doubles team of Karl Gardner and Brian Norton and one fourth from the doubles team of Thomas Andrus and Jacob Loberger.
Menomonee Falls tennis
The Indians dropped a 7-0 decision to Brookfield Central on May 13 after getting edged out by nonconference foe Milwaukee King, 4-3, on May 12.
In the loss to King, the first doubles team of Josh Fischer and Eric Seeds earned a 6-2, 6-2 win.
The Greater Metro Conference Tournament is being held May 19 and 20 at Brookfield East.
Menomonee Falls boys golf
Falls hosted the Greater Metro Conference 18-hole finale on Wednesday at Brown Deer golf course.
The final nine-hole meet was held Monday at Tripoli. Falls entered the meet tied for fourth in the league standings with Wauwatosa.
WIAA regional competition will be held Tuesday at Mee-Kwon. The top four teams and the first four individuals not on those teams will advance to the sectional meet at Blackstone Creek on June 1 to be hosted by Germantown.
The summer season will formally get under way with the Germantown Invitational on Saturday. The host Warhawks will get a first-round bye and face the winner of Kewaskum and Franklin in a 10 a.m. semifinal, while Menomonee Falls will play an 8 a.m. quarterfinal against West Bend East. The winner of that game will face the winner of Muskego and Greendale in a 2 p.m. semifinal.
The championship game will be at 4 p.m.
- Steven L. Tietz
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