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Sports Wrapups: April 24

April 24, 2012

Menomonee Falls Hall of Fame

Area residents have until May 4 to mail or email nominations in for the 2012 class of the Falls Athletic Hall of Fame. They can send their nominations (including background information and credentials of the nominee) to Athletic Director Dave Petroff at either his email address of petrdav@sdmf.k12.wi.us or through the mail to him at Menomonee Falls High School, W142 N8101 Merrimac Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051.

Germantown girls soccer

The Warhawks continue to move up the line, posting impressive nonconference wins over Wauwatosa East (2-0) on Saturday and Mukwonago (3-2) on April 19 to improve to 6-1-1 overall.

That followed an impressive 1-0 North Shore win over sixth-ranked in state Grafton on April 17.

"Three games in a week was worrisome," Warhawks coach Paul Sikinger said, "because it was a bit tiring, but even though the girls were tired they persevered. The whole season we've been emphasizing hard work and attention to detail. We'd have liked to be efficient the whole game through, but we were able to rise to the occasion when it counted."

Germantown has a huge week in front of it, as it took on North Shore co-leader and top-ranked in state Cedarburg on Tuesday and then hosts second-ranked Brookfield Central at 7 p.m. Thursday. They then host Pius XI in a 1 p.m. nonconference game on Saturday.

Maddie Tetzke had a huge week for the Warhawks, as she scored both goals in the win over East on Saturday as Lauren Meyer had four saves and Paige Blankenheim an assist.

Against Mukwonago on a soggy Thursday, the Warhawks were down 2-1 with about 15 minutes to go but got a free kick goal from Blankenheim with seven minutes to go to pull out the win.

In the huge win over 2011 state tournament qualifier Grafton, Tetzke got the goal at the 35:45 mark of the first half and then Meyer had four saves.

"My goodness, did Maddie (Tetzke) have a week," Sikinger said. "… Healthwise we're doing pretty good. We just have to see how well we handle the fatigue (of multigame weeks)."

Menomonee Falls girls track

The Indians got firsts out of Mikayla Robertson in the triple jump and from the 800-meter relay team of Robertson, Jessica Robinson, Tori Plutshack and Haley Precia to take third in its outdoor opener at the Brookfield East Invitational on April 18.

"We're excited and motivated," Robertson said. "It's great to get outside. Fresh air, fewer turns. It's all good (laughs)."

The Indians also took a low-key approach to claim another third in the West Bend West Invite on Friday and now will be at the Wisconsin Lutheran Invite on Friday.

At the Brookfield East meet, the Indians scored 79.5 points in the 17-school field as Arrowhead won with 133. The 800 relay turned in a time of 1:48.8 to record an easy win with Robertson giving them a wide early lead. Robertson also won the triple jump, an event she has placed twice in in state with an effort of 35- 8 3/4 .

Robertson saved her best for last as she recorded a scorching 57 second-plus 400 leg to lead off the 1,600 relay as the team that included Plutschack, Precia and Cassie Visintainer recorded a state honor roll runner-up time of 4:14.09.

The 400 relay team of Robinson, Aerial Holt, Malorie Janechek and Asiah Meredith turned in a season-best runner-up time of 52.2. Holt was also third in the long jump (15-10 1/4 ) and fifth in the 100 dash (13.66).

Emma Lodl also had a representative meet, taking fifth in the 100 high hurdles (17.44) and fourth in the 300 low hurdles (50.56). Robinson was fifth in the 200 (27.91) while Precia was fourth in the high jump (4-8), while Meredith was sixth in the 200 (28.27) as was Megan Paule in the 3,200 (12:05.27) and Erin Schneider in the pole vault (9-0). The 3,200 relay was fifth (10:35.2).

In the West Bend meet, held on a cold Friday night, Falls scored 83.5 points for its spot as West won with 165.5 points.

Lodl won the 100 high hurdles (17.49) and was fourth in the 300 lows (51.19) while Schneider claimed the pole vault (9-0) and teammate Madeline Molnor was third (8-0). Holt was third in the 100 dash (13.23), as was the 800 relay team (1:52.38) and the 400 relay team (53.22). Robinson was fourth in the 200 (28.05) as was Precia in the triple jump (32-0).

Germantown boys tennis

The Warhawks suffered their first dual loss of the season to Whitefish Bay on April 17, 6-1, to Whitefish Bay in its North Shore Conference opener.

Eric Stodola at third singles posted the lone victory winning, 6-1, 6-4.

However, the Warhawks bounced back Saturday to win their second quad of the season at Pius XI.

Final results had Germantown with 17 points, Pius with 13, Plymouth nine; and Greenfield three.

Firsts went to Eric Stodola at third singles and Brett Conard at fourth singles and to the second doubles teams of Matt Klaver and Mike Weber and third doubles crew of Jordan Gunnelson and Karl Gardner.

Taking second place was sophomore Ben Wait (first singles); junior Ryan Stodola (second singles), and the first doubles team of Tyler Cox and Johnny McCauley.

Germantown hosts Cedarburg in a North Shore match Thursday and then hosts a quad Saturday against Menomonee Falls, Hartford and Waukesha North.

Germantown girls track

Slowly getting healthier, the Warhawks got victories from Jennifer Ellis in the 100 high hurdles and from the 400 relay team of Jayne Bertieri, Sammie Gassner, Bethany Laubenheimer and Sydney Langmann in earning fourth in the Brookfield East Invitational on April 18.

"We've had so many people hurt that we've had to fill in the pieces as best we could," said Bertieri, who anchored the state honor roll relay effort of 51.69 seconds. "Sammie was running for the first time today (because of a foot problem) and even I had to leave practice early yesterday because I was sick.

The Warhawks took part in the Washington County Outdoor meet on Tuesday and will prepare to host the North Shore Conference Relays on May 2.

Germantown scored 56 points for its spot in the 17-team East meet.

The relay won by more than a half-second over Menomonee Falls, while Ellis had a 0.66 margin over her nearest competitor in claiming the high hurdles (16.31). She was also second in the 300 low hurdles (48.64).

Other good finishes by event included the following: 800 relay: fourth (10:25.27); 100 hurdles: Taylor Edmonds, sixth (17.72); 100 dash: Bertieri, third (13.09); 1,600 relay: fifth (4:23.71); shot put: Melissa Asmondy, fourth (33-5); and discus: Katelyn Turner, sixth (92-0).

Menomonee Falls girls soccer

The Indians are looking to get healthy anyway they can as coach Scott Stein has had to pull people off the junior varsity team to fill in some gaps on the bench.

Falls lost a tough one to Greater Metro rival Brookfield Central, 1-0, on April 17, defeated Green Bay Preble on Friday, 3-0, and fell to Kettle Moraine, 1-0, on Saturday to fall to 5-2-1 overall. The Indians, who started the week ranked in the state's top 10, visit Waukesha West at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

"We were so banged up by the end of the week," Stein said. "We were down to one bench player by Saturday (Kettle Moraine). Some were able to go on Friday but not on Saturday. Our only goal right now is to get healthy."

Against Preble, goals came from Jen Eberhardy, Leanne Hawk and Jenna Woodson.

Menomonee Falls and Germantown golf

The Warhawks took 11th of 25 teams at the Beaver Dam Invitational on Saturday at Olde Hickory.

Germantown turned in an 18-hole score of 363, as Arrowhead won with a 327. Phillip Johnson had an 85 and Matt Klowak 89 to lead the way for Germantown.

Falls, which will be at the Onalaska Invite on Friday, joins Germantown at the Lake Country MACC Fund Invitational on Saturday at Erin Hills.

- Steven L. Tietz

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