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Sports Wrapups: May 14

May 14, 2012

Germantown girls softball

The Warhawks maintained their North Shore Conference lead with three league victories last week.

They rallied for a 7-6 triumph over Grafton on May 7, an 8-1 victory over Cedarburg on May 8 and an 11-1 rout of Milwaukee Lutheran on May 10.

With the victories, they improved to 10-0 in North Shore Conference play (13-4 overall) and stayed a half-game ahead of Homestead (10-1, 14-2). The stretch run is coming. They host Nicolet at 7 p.m. Thursday and then visit Homestead at Thiensville Park at 4:15 p.m. Monday in the NSC finale.

Germantown edged the Highlanders 5-4 on May 1.

Against Lutheran, junior Felicia Kons struck out 11 with no walks to gain the win. She also had two hits and scored two runs while Erika Swoboda also had two hits with two runs scored. Five runs in the fifth did the trick in that tilt.

On May 8, Amanda Witzlib got the victory over Cedarburg with seven strikeouts and two walks as Lauren Renard knocked in two runs.

Against Grafton, Germantown trailed 6-5 going into the bottom of the sixth but then scored solo runs in the bottom of the sixth and the seventh to pull out the victory. Kons got the win in relief throwing the final three innings as Erika Berry had three hits including a home run and three RBIs while Witzlib also had three hits.

Germantown/Menomonee Falls boys tennis

The successful season of the Warhawks met a hard reality with the close to its North Shore Conference dual meet campaign last week, as after they clinched a winning league mark with a 4-3 triumph over Port Washington, they fell to powerful Nicolet and Homestead squads by matching 7-0 scores.

They did rebound to defeat border rival Menomonee Falls, 6-1, Friday in a nonconference dual to finish with an impressive overall dual meet mark of 13-3.

"The losses were hard fought, but Nicolet and Homestead played very well, are extremely talented and are well coached," Warhawks coach Jeff Stodola said.

The North Shore Conference Tournament is Thursday and Friday at Homestead and Nicolet. Germantown then takes part in the WIAA subsectional meet at Homestead at 8:30 a.m. Monday. The top four finishers in flight one of singles and doubles and the first two finishers in singles and doubles in the remaining flights advance to the sectional at the Fox Cities Racquet Club in Appleton on May 24.

In the dual with Falls, the Warhawks only defeat came at second singles, as Germantown entries pulled out tough wins at first and fourth singles and at first doubles.

Match scores in order are as follows: first singles: Ben Wait (GT, 11-8) defeated Alex Carlos (MF) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; second singles: Paul Fitzgerald (MF) def. Ryan Stodola (GT, 12-7) 6-1, 6-4; third singles: Eric Stodola (GT, 17-2) def. Jake Kramer (MF) 6-1, 6-1; fourth singles: Brett Conard (GT, 16-3) def. Brennan Schneider (MF) 7-6 (2), 6-2; first doubles: Tyler Cox/Johnny McCauley (GT; 11-8) def. Chris Hans/Kyle Wilkins (MF) 6-4, 6-4; second doubles: Matt Klaver/Mike Weber (GT, 12-4) def. Andy Stoiber/Mitch Gerke (MF) 6-4, 6-0; and third doubles: Jordan Gunnelson/Karl Gardner (GT, 9-2) def. Jake Hoyer/Jake Bahneman (MF) 6-0, 6-1.

Menomonee Falls boys tennis

The Indians closed their dual meet season on a positive note going 2-1 in dual meets.

On May 7, they defeated West Allis, 7-0, in a Greater Metro Conference match. Coach J.J. Tischer said everyone played pretty well in this victory.

Then on May 10, they defeated nonconference opponent Milwaukee Rufus King, 5-2. Picking up wins were Paul Fitzgerald and Brennan Schneider at second and fourth singles, respectively. The Indians then swept the doubles as the teams of Chris Hans and Kyle Wilkins, Andy Stoiber and Mitch Gerke, and Jake Bahneman and Casey Hanrahan, all pulled out victories.

In the aforementioned Germantown dual, Tischer said there were a lot of good matches, but noted Falls had a hard time finishing.

Falls took part in the Greater Metro Conference Tourney on May 15 and 16, and now looks forward to WIAA subsectional play at Wauwatosa West on May 21. Qualifiers from there advance to the sectional at Brookfield Central on May 23.

Germantown girls soccer

The Warhawks again proved that they can hang with the best in the state, but this time, the decision went the wrong way, as they fell, 3-2, in overtime to sixth-ranked DSHA on May 10.

Third-ranked Germantown (4-1 in North Shore play, 10-3-1 overall), which routed Port Washington, 11-1, in an NSC contest on May 8, is in the midst of a three-game road swing, as it took on Nicolet on Tuesday, will be at Hartford at 5 p.m. Thursday and then travels to Slinger on Saturday (TBA).

They close out the North Shore and regular season by hosting archrival Homestead (3-2, 9-5) at 7 p.m. May 22.

Against DSHA (9-3-2), the Warhawks had leads twice, as Paige Blankenheim and Maddie Tetzke each had goals, but the Dashers scored with just five minutes left in regulation to go ahead and then won the game 2:54 into the first overtime session.

Lauren Meyer kept the Warhawks in the game with an impressive 13 saves.

Against Port, Germantown got four goals each from Tetzke and Jamie Karch while Hannah Thompson, Jennifer Poss and Sarah Cantwell all had solo goals apiece.

Menomonee Falls boys track

The Indians turned in a good, balanced effort in taking sixth in their own 15-team Ron Burling Invitational on May 8.

"It was very good, competitive meet," coach Bobby Regent-Smith said. "A lot of fun for everyone and with 13 girls teams and 15 boys teams, we were happy to get it done before 9:30 (p.m.)."

Falls took part in the Greater Metro Conference meet on Tuesday and now looks forward to participating in the WIAA regional meet at Sussex Hamilton on May 21. The first four finishers in each event advance to the sectional Falls hosts on May 24.

In the Burling meet, Falls scored 52 points as defending state champion Brookfield East beat Germantown, 110.5-98 for the title.

Taking seconds for Falls were Matt Christensen in the 200 dash (23.03), and the 1,600 relay team of Christensen, Adam Veichart, IJ Bullock and Mike Van Alstyne (season best 3:28.8).

Earning thirds were the 3,200 relay team of Van Alstyne, Adam Veichart, Dan Hyde and Jake McMahon (season-best 8:17.91); the 800 relay team of Christian Almonte, Nate Boehler, Bryce Bradford and Christensen (season best 1:32.32), Hyde in the 800 (2:03.21); and Adriann Roscher in the high jump (5-8).

The freshman McMahon had a swift 2:01 800 split for his leg of the 3,200 relay and Regent-Smith said the 800 relay could have been a bit faster with slightly better handoffs. Boehler had a 20-foot long jump, but it was only good for seventh in a deep field.

Germantown girls track

In a busy last week of the regular season, the Warhawks were competitive in both the Richmond/Erickson Invitational in Wauwatosa on May 8 and in the Cedarburg true team meet on May 11.

Coach Greg Siegert was pleased with the effort, noting that the 400 relay team of Sammie Gassner, Bethany Laubenheimer, Sydney Langmann and Jayne Bertieri set a meet record at the Richmond/Erickson event and noted that discus thrower Melissa Asmondy turned in a great effort of 109 feet in her event.

Laubenheimer is back three weeks early from a shoulder injury, another encouraging factor for the Warhawks said Siegert.

Germantown took part in the North Shore Conference outdoor on Tuesday and looks forward to the WIAA regional meet at Sussex Hamilton on May 21.

In the Cedarburg true team meet, where scoring was to 36 places, Germantown was third behind West Bend West and Homestead.

Caitlin Dillon continued her senior season resurgence with a first in the 1,600 (5:17.0) and a second in the 800 (2:22.57) while Jennifer Ellis had another good meet, taking second in the 100 high hurdles (15.95) and third in the 300 low hurdles (46.93).

"Jennifer makes it easy for everyone on the coaching staff because we know exactly what we're getting from her every time," Siegert said.

The 400 relay team of Gassner, Laubenheimer, Langmann and Bertieri was second with a season best of 50.62 while Bertieri had an excellent individual meet, taking second in the 100 (12.57) and fourth in the 200 (26.41).

Germantown was fourth in the Richmond/Erickson meet with 102 points as Waterford won with 157.

That record-setting 400 relay team turned in a time of 51.74.

Asmondy also won the shot put with a toss of 35-1 while Katelyn Turner was second (32-5) as Ellis also took the 300 low hurdles (47.14). Bertieri was second in the 100 (12.97), as was Dillon in the 1,600 (5:14.04), Andrea Brown in the 800 (2:32.47) and the 800 relay (1:50.87).

Bertieri was third in the 200 (26.68).

Menomonee Falls boys golf

The Indians stayed competitive in a series of high-level meets last week.

They were fourth in a strong quad meet at Erin Hills on May 9, tied for fourth of eight at the inaugural Cedarburg Invite on May 10 and were fifth of 11 schools at the WPGA event at nearby Dretzka Park on May 11.

Falls took part in the final Greater Metro mini-meet on Monday and then took part in the GMC 18-hole finale on Wednesday at Morningstar. The Waukesha County Championships are on Saturday at Wanaki with WIAA regional play slated for May 22 at Ozaukee Country Club.

At Erin Hills, Falls turned in an 18-hole score of 337 as Kevin Burchardt came in with a 76 and Joel Zyhowski an 85. Brookfield Central won the meet with a 308 mark.

The Indians carded a 344 18-hole mark at Cedarburg as Homestead won with 307. Burchardt had an 82 that day and Zyhowski 84. Falls had its best mark of the week with a 335 at the WPGA event as Brookfield Central won with 320. Brendan Paule led the way with a 79, while Zyhowski came in with an 83.

Germantown boys golf

Jakob Garstecki was second individually to lead the Warhawks to a third-place showing in the 11-school WPGA event at Dretzka on May 11.

Garstecki turned in an 18-hole score of 77 in leading the Warhawks to a 333 total as Brookfield Central won with a 320 mark. Phillip Johnson came in with an 84 and Matt Klowak came in with an 87.

Germantown takes part in the North Shore Conference 18-hole finale on Friday at Washington County and then plays in the WIAA regional meet May 22 at Ozaukee.

- Steven L. Tietz

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