Germantown boys soccer
The Warhawks' championship season came to a quiet end Oct. 11 with a 4-1 WIAA regional final loss to Brookfield East.
Germantown, which had advanced to the regional final with a 6-0 win over Wauwatosa West on Oct. 9, finished its campaign, which included a North Shore Conference title, at 15-6-0.
The Warhawks had entered the tough Brookfield Central sectional field as only a six-seed, but they came out aggressively as they took the lead against the Spartans with a goal by Dan Hougard at the 5 minute, 10 second mark of the first half.
But that would be the high point for Germantown as the third-seeded Spartans took the lead for good on two goals in the next 10 minutes.
That score would hold up for 38 minutes before the Spartans put two more balls away in the 52nd and 59th minutes, respectively.
East advanced to a sectional semifinal Oct. 18 at second-seeded Menomonee Falls.
In the regional semifinal against Tosa, it was only 1-0 at the half on a goal by Tom Beine, but the Warhawks pounded in five scores after the break, including three goals by Hougard, another by Beine and another by Preston Yahr. Brody Lauer, Collin French, Paul Ciszewski and Steven Thom all had assists.
Seniors for the Warhawks included goalies Brandon Wein and Brandon Sberna; forwards Nicholas Sielicki, Travis Beimel and Hougard; and midfielders Austin Klopatek, French, Beine and Thom.
Menomonee Falls girls tennis
Senior Hayley Schlueter (20-6) acquitted herself well in her second go-around in the WIAA state tournament last weekend in the Nielsen Stadium in Madison.
She downed Milton's Elizabeth Murphy (20-8) by a 7-5, 6-1; but then had the bad luck to run into now two-time state champion Elizabeth Konon of Homestead, who eliminated her by a 6-1, 6-0 count.
Konon (34-0), who dropped only one set in the tourney, defeated Murphy's teammate Lea Krajcovicova (29-1) by a 6-2, 6-0 count in the final.
Schlueter had made state as a sophomore before missing out on last season.
Menomonee Falls girls volleyball
Despite it being homecoming, the sixth-ranked in state Indians still competed hard in the Greater Metro Conference Tournament on Oct. 13, as they fell to second-ranked nemesis Divine Savior Holy Angels by a 25-23, 18-25, 28-26, 25-20 count.
"It was pretty good considering all the distractions that we had," Indians coach JC Bruns said. "It was homecoming, we could have come out disinterested and unfocused, but we took care of Brookfield East in three games (in the semifinals) and then played a good match against DSHA.
"I think this has been the most competitive that we two have been with each other in the eight years I've been here."
DSHA now holds a 2-1 match edge on the Indians this season.
The Indians earned the top seed in the WIAA Waukesha West sectional, picking up a first-round bye. They will now host the winner of ninth-seeded Waukesha West and eighth-seeded Kettle Moraine in a regional final Saturday (TBA).
Sectional semifinals will be at Watertown on Oct. 25 and the sectional finals will be at Waukesha West on Oct. 27.
"We'll have four good days of practice this week; we'll work on some weaknesses and go from there," Bruns said. Seventh-ranked Watertown is the second seed and 10th-ranked Germantown is the third seed.
Bruns said that junior middle blocker Erin Otzelberger had a good day at the tournament, noting her offense has come along and that she has improved greatly defensively.
Germantown girls swim
The Warhawks won eight events and turned in a stirring effort in beating Nicolet, 93-90, in a North Shore Conference dual Oct. 9.
Germantown, which also turned in a spirited sixth-place showing in the 21-school Homestead Highlander Invitational on Oct. 13, took on Homestead in a dual Tuesday and now will look forward to the North Shore Conference meet at Grafton on Oct. 27.
Against Nicolet, the Warhawks got two wins from Rachel Siebenaller in the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 59.48 seconds) and the 500 freestyle (5:17.83). Other individual victories went to Sam Siebenaller in the 200 individual medley (2:20.6), Abby Schabel in the 100 butterfly (1:02.92), Khia Kurtenbach in the 100 backstroke (1:02.63) and Haley DeGrace in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.52).
In addition, the Warhawks took the 200 medley relay with Sam Siebenaller, DeGrace, Mckenna Coulter and Skye Beckes (1:59.51) and the 200 free relay with DeGrace, Schabel and both Siebenallers (1:43.0).
Individual seconds went to Alex Ragland in the 200 individual medley (2:31.57), Sam Siebenaller in the 100 free (53.99) and Kurtenbach in the 500 free (5:36.51).
The Warhawks also took sixth in the Homestead Highlander Invite on Oct. 13, with 153 points as defending state champion Arrowhead won with 305.
Menomonee Falls/Hamilton girls swim
Haley Lucas won the 100 butterfly in 59.1 seconds to highlight the Indians' eighth-place efforts in the 21-school Homestead Highlander Invite on Oct. 13.
The Indians scored 111 points for their spot. They will now look forward to the Greater Metro Conference meet Oct. 27 at West Allis Central.
Germantown girls cross country
With two freshmen leading the way, the Warhawks took a competitive fourth in the North Shore Conference meet at Tendick Park in Saukville on Oct. 13.
The Warhawks finished with 117 points, just four points behind third-place Cedarburg. Whitefish Bay cruised easily to another title with 25 points as Grafton was second with 58.
Freshman Calli Lemke earned second-team All-NSC honors by taking 16th on the slick and muddy 4,000-meter course (16 minutes, 36 seconds). Fellow freshman Brianna Klopfer earned an honorable mention in 18th (16:39) while senior Jennifer Ellis did the same, taking 23rd (16:49).
Other scoring runners included freshman Emily Baus (16:56) and senior Kimmie Karin in 32nd (16:59).
Also running were sophomore Paige Kutzora in 35th (17:00), senior Andrea Brown in 42nd (17:38) and senior Hannah Knapp in 47th (18:04). Baus, Karin and Kutzora all turned in personal best times.
Germantown was third in the junior varsity race as Aliena Matuszczak led the way in ninth (personal best 17:37). Germantown had eight runners in the top 25 of the race. Personal best times were turned in by Lucy DeLain and Jordan Pagel.
Other athletes who ran season best or personal-best times included Danielle Rockelman, Jenna Blaubach, Haley Grossmann and Julia Spanton.
Germantown will take part in the WIAA sectional meet at Arrowhead on Saturday. The girls race will be at 11:15 a.m. The top two teams and first five individuals not on those two teams advance to the WIAA state meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 27.
Menomonee Falls girls cross country
In an unusually flat day, the Indians could take only fifth in the Greater Metro Conference meet at McCarty Park on Oct. 13.
The Indians will now take part in the WIAA sectional meet at Arrowhead on Oct. 20, with the race beginning at 11:15 a.m. The top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams will advance to the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 27.
Megan Paule advanced to state last season for the Indians. She led the way at conference, covering the 4,000-meter McCarty Park course in 15 minutes, 23 seconds, good for ninth and second-team All-Conference. She was joined on second-team by Jamie Lessila in 16th (16:00) while other scoring runners included Tessa Estock in 25th (16:16), Hannah Nelson in 28th (16:23) and Juliette Schefelker in 50th (17:28).
Also running were Jaimie Ertl in 52nd (17:30) and Kerrianne Pawley in 56th (18:01).
Brookfield Central won the meet easily with 31 as Falls finished with 128.
"We picked a bad day not to run our best race," coach Paul Schramka said. "Scoring 128 points is not going to get the job done. Honestly, some of our runners looked completely foreign to me today. … The ladies were disappointed, and we're going to have to eliminate some negative thoughts and doubts before sectionals this Saturday."
April Gilbert finished with a personal record of 17:45 to lead the junior varsity.
Germantown boys cross country
Coming off a strong series of runs, the Warhawks finished a disappointing fifth in the North Shore Conference meet at Tendick Park on Oct. 13.
Germantown finished with 132 points as Port Washington edged Homestead, 45-50, for the title.
Trevor Becker earned second-team all-league honors, taking 12th on the 5,000-meter course in 17 minutes, 7 seconds, while Sam Marchewka was honorable mention all-league in 22nd (17:25). Other scoring runners included Josh Biesel in 31st (17:42), Riley Shelton in 33rd (17:51) and Dan Horanoff in 34th (17:53).
Also running were Jakie Kiser in 43rd (18:07), Cory Rhind in 47th (18:15) and Nick Foti in 50th (18:21).
Germantown will be at the Arrowhead sectional Saturday. The boys race is at 10:30 a.m. The top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams will advance to the WIAA state meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 27.
Menomonee Falls boys cross country
The Indians were sixth in the Greater Metro Conference meet at McCarty Park on Oct. 13.
The Indians scored 131 points as Brookfield East and Marquette tied with 61 and West Allis Hale was only one point back with 62.
Senior Jacob Newman earned second-team All-Conference honors for the Indians with a 12th-place showing on the 5,000-meter course (16 minutes, 50 seconds). Other scoring runners included Ben Maas in 26th (17:15), Jake McMahon in 29th (17:29), Dan Farrenkopf in 30th (17:31) and Kaleb Becker in 34th (17:37).
Also running were Dom Carini in 40th (17:46), Josh Hindman in 44th (17:59) and Brandon Schinker in 50th (18:23).
Falls will now be at the WIAA Arrowhead sectional Saturday, with the race beginning at 10:30 a.m. The top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams will advance to the WIAA state meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 27.
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