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Hamilton golf team delivers school-record effort

May 21, 2013

On Saturday, the Hamilton boys golf team played for keeps, setting a school record at the Waukesha County Tournament with 303, finishing in second place in the 22-school meet.

Nate Goecks shot 71 at Wanaki for meet medalist honors. Austin Kendziorski finished with 72, and Nate Hermsen had a personal best with 76.

Bennett Gilsinger had 84 and Tim Russell carded 85.

In the meet with Pewaukee on May 17, Hamilton defeated the Pirates, 3-1.

The Hamilton boys golf team finished in fourth place in Greater Metro Conference play with 27.5 points, fresh off a third-place finish at the GMC 18-hole meet held at Morningstar on May 15. Hamilton shot 320 as a team.

Kendziorski had the best total for the Chargers with a round of 75, earning first-team All Conference honors.

Goecks was next with 78, good enough for second-team placement.

On May 11, the Chargers placed second in the 16-team West Bend Invite with 337. Kendziorski finished with 80, Goecks fired 84, Hermsen scored 86, Gilsinger shot 87 and Olson carded 88.

Softball tops two teams

The Hamilton girls softball team defeated West Allis Hale in a Greater Metro Conference game on May 14, 7-5.

Bailee Bobert drove in three runs for the Chargers. Emily Jansen added two hits. Sydney Sprinkel, the winning pitcher, stuck out seven.

The Chargers were awarded the victory for the WIAA regional game scheduled for May 22 against Milwaukee Bradley Tech via forfeit. Officially, the score goes down as 7-0 due to the forfeit (one run per inning).

The fifth-seeded Chargers stand at 11-6 overall and took fourth in the GMC. Last year, Hamilton went on a magical run to the state tournament as the ninth seed.

On Monday, Hamilton played a nonconfernece game against Oconomowoc originally scheduled for Friday, and the Chargers scored a bit of an upset over the Wisconsin Little Ten champion, 9-7.

In the fifth inning, Hamilton trailed 3-2 before loading the bases. Taylor Vigani clubbed a grand slam — her second home run of the day — to push the Chargers in front, 6-3.

Bobert hit a solo homer to lead off the sixth inning. Emerson Vesely doubled and Tori Meyer delivered an RBI single during that stanza.

With Oconomowoc threatening in the seventh inning, Sydney Sprinkel struck out the final two batters to end the game.

Chargers fifth in track

Hamilton competed at Brookfield Central on May 14 for the annual Greater Metro Conference outdoor conference meet.

The boys (77.5 points) and girls (70.5) teams both ended up fifth.

Hamilton's Josh Desorcy, Brett Buehler, Drew Patterson and Chais Blackburn won the 4x400-meter relay in 3:25.72.

Patterson was second in the 200 at 22.67 and was second in the long jump at 20-5.

"When it is all said and done, Drew Patterson is going to be in the conversation as one of the best athletes ever at Hamilton High School," head boys track and field coach Eric Murray said. "There is nothing that kid can't do."

Tony Koepnick ended up in second place in the shot put at 47 feet, 3 inches, and he dealt himself the same fate in the discus at 144-7.

"We like where Tony Koepnick sits right now," Murray said. "But he has to have a great week to get to LaCrosse."

Blackburn raced second in the 300 hurdles with a time of 39.49. Joel Fotsch was fourth in the 110 hurdles at 15.87.

For the girls, Toney Lock was third in the 100 at 12.86 and third in the 200 at 26.35. Ashlyn Paulson finished in third place in the 800 with a time of 2:27.24 and fifth in the 1,600 at 5:37.81.

Claire Birk was third in the 100 hurdles at 16.59. Megan Joyner ended up tied for fourth place in the high jump clearing 4-10.

Hamilton's 4x100 relay team was second at 50.91 and the 4x400 relay team ranked third at 4.17.81.

Hamilton's boys and girls track teams were at the WIAA regional hosted by Watertown on Monday.

The boys ended up placing sixth in team scoring with 65 points. Hamilton's girls scored 63 points, also good for sixth place.

Lock won the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.10.

The Chargers finished in third place in the 4x200 relay with Nicole Maggiori, Lauren Spankowski, Samantha Hagenow and Katlynn Mushall entered. The team's time was 1:52.97.

Casey Allen, Nicole Zeman, Hagenow and Lock finished in third place in the 4x100 at 50.22.

Paulson was second in the 800 with a time of 2:24.91.

Patterson won the 400 at 49.86. Blackburn was second in the 300 hurdles at 40.16.

The 4x100 unit (Blackburn, Patterson, Desorcy, Buehler) took second in 3:26.19, finishing behind only an Oconomowoc team that ran 3:22.63 to post a stadium record and the fastest time in the state thus far.

Tony Koepnick was third in the discus at 140 feet, 1 inch. He ended up in fourth place in the shot put at 51-3 1/2.

Joel Fotsch was third in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.53.

With top-four finishers advancing to Thursday's sectional at Hamilton, other qualifiers included:

·Olivia Wick in the discus (third place, 88-1).

·The girls 4x400 relay (Maggiori, Paulson, Katie Pollari, Hagenow, fourth place, 4:13.04).

·The boys 4x100 relay (Blackburn, Patterson, Desorcy, Buehler

Tennis team takes fifth

The Hamilton boys tennis team took fifth place at the Greater Metro Conference Tournament on May 14-15 at Brookfield Central.

After rugged meetings with top-flight talent from Brookfield East and Milwaukee Marquette, the Chargers were put into the back draw, where they found their share of success with berths in all seven consolation championship matches.

Tony Moore won against West Allis and Menomonee Falls, 6-0, 6-3 on both occasions, for fifth-place honors at No. 1 singles.

Michael Banda, the team's No. 3 singles player, took fifth, as did No. 4 singles player Steve Smith.

"Both Banda and Smith cruised to straight-set wins over West Allis and Menomomee Falls to win the back draw," Hamilton head boys tennis coach Alan Schneider said. "Despite the hard first round, they rebounded and played excellent tennis the rest of their matches."

Connor Davidson (No. 2 singles) fell in a second-set tiebreaker and lost in straight sets in the consolation final following a three-set victory. Top doubles team Andrew Ullmann and Tim Smith won in three sets before taking sixth, and Jared Brazile and Alex Bretzel fell in straight sets in the battle for fifth. Charlie Drazewski and Brandon Pohlman lost a hard-fought third-set tiebreaker in the fifth-place match.

Soccer shuts down foes

Hamilton's girls soccer team outscored three opponents 16-0 in recent days, stopping New Berlin West on May 18, 7-0, Waukesha South on May 16, 4-0 and West Allis Hale on May 14.

Hannah Menzia scored three times against New Berlin West. Taylor Klug knocked in a pair of goals as well. Rachel Elliott and Emma Jelinski each had one goal for the Chargers against the Vikings, and Klug had two assists. Robyn Elliott, Marlee Williams and Rachel Elliott each had one assist. Meghan Anthony was credited with three saves.

Klug scored twice against Waukesha South. Rachel Elliott and Menzia had one goal each. Robyn Elliott and Rachel Elliott each had two assists against the Blackshirts, and Anthony made three saves.

Against West Allis Hale, Klug had two goals. Williams, Rachel Elliott and McKenna DePue each had one goal. Rachel Elliott had three saves. Robin White added one save to the effort against the Huskies.

"We are working on a level of discipline from every member of the team," coach Tom Konkol said. "We attack with 11 and most importantly we defend with 11. You can see where each player is taking responsibility to do better for each other."

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