Menomonee Falls girls track
Indians freshman Mikayla Robertson didn't even try the triple jump until mid-season.
Good thing that she's a quick study, as she turned in a personal best of 36 feet-11.25 inches to earn fourth in the WIAA State Track Meet on Friday in La Crosse.
"I just kept improving," she said. "I had a PR (personal record) in the regionals and then the sectionals and now here. The finish (of the jump) is still pretty hard for me, but I think I get can get better at it if I get stronger."
Laura McGinnis of Middleton won the event at 38-8.75. All three place-winners ahead of Robertson were seniors. Robertson had run the 200-meter dash most of the season before taking a shot at the triple jump, an event she last tried in middle school.
Her efforts helped give the Indians six points, good for a tie for 32nd in the event. Bradley Tech won with 70.
Falls had one other entry at state, as senior Kelly Koier finished her strong career by taking eighth in a rain-soaked final of the 300 low hurdles (46.01). Koier had qualified fourth for the finals in 45.89 as Greenfield sophomore Michelle Garner won with a time of 43.77.
The Warhawks got a five-inning, one-hit, 11-strikeout effort from pitcher Hannah Klebesadel in easing past Nicolet, 10-0, in a WIAA regional final game June 3.
The victory moved the Warhawks (18-7 overall), into a WIAA sectional semifinal against Greater Metro Conference champion Brookfield Central on Tuesday (see GermantownNOW.com for details). If they win that game, they would be the host team in the sectional final slated for 7 p.m. Friday at Germantown.
The sectional champion will advance to the WIAA State Meet in Madison, June 17-19.
In beating Nicolet, the Warhawks scored seven runs in the third and rapped out 12 hits total. Kelsey Griebling had three hits and two RBI, while Addy Green had two hits, including a home run and four RBI, while Jayne MaGill had two hits, including a triple.
Menomonee Falls softball
Nicole Zywiec struck out seven, walked only two and scattered nine hits in leading the Indians to a 4-0 WIAA regional final victory over Oconomowoc on June 3.
With the win, Falls (15-6) advanced to a WIAA sectional semifinal on Tuesday at second-seeded Kettle Moraine. If the Indians win that game, they will advance to a sectional final back at Arrowhead at 4 p.m. Friday. Arrowhead plays top-seeded Watertown in the other sectional semifinal.
Falls is a returning state tournament qualifier.
The Indians scored twice in each of the third and fourth innings to beat Oconomowoc.
Rachel Defnet knocked in two runs, while Aleah Van Horne knocked in the other pair. Nicole Weggon and Hailey Mohrfeld had two hits apiece.
The Warhawks season came to a quiet conclusion with a 2-1 loss to Wauwatosa East in a WIAA regional semifinal June 3.
East (11-9-1), which lost a 4-3 thriller to Homestead in the regional final on Saturday, scored twice within the first 25 minutes to earn the win, despite being outshot by the Warhawks, 18-6.
Erin Warren got a goal for Germantown in the 74th minute (Jenny Teeters assist).
Seniors for the Warhawks include Paige Albiero, Becky VanBeusekom, Katie Erickson, Kristin Roskopf, Haley Serebin, Rebecca Rasmussen, Carly Buch and Molly Cizsewski.
Menomonee Falls soccer
The Indians campaign came to a close with a tough, 2-1, WIAA regional final loss to Brookfield Central on Friday.
All the action occurred in the final 17 minutes, as Central took the lead, Falls tied it and then the Lancers got the game-winner in the 73rd minute.
Central outshot Falls, 14-6.
The Indians (13-9-1) had advanced with a 3-2 shootout win over Pius XI in a regional semifinal June 3. Scoring goals for the Indians were Nelly Botticelli (Jenna Woodson assist) and Molly Poeske (Woodson).
Karlie Stadler had eight saves for Falls.
It was a successful season for the Indians, who had only two seniors (co-captains Tanya Krznarich and Maria Selig) on their roster. A total of nine sophomores were up on varsity this spring.
Menomonee Falls tennis
Senior Andrew Carlos split two matches at state, as his successful career with the Indians came to a quiet end.
Carlos (16-9) won his first round match June 3, 6-2, 7-5, over Jaren Sternard of Green Bay Preble, but then fell to Nicolet's David Yarmulnik, 6-4, 6-4.
Yarmulnik then lost to eventual runner-up Damon Niquet of Marquette.
Alex Jesse of Homestead was the state singles champion.
Carlos was the first two-time state qualifier for the Indians in many years.
- Steven L. Tietz
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