New Berlin wrestling
New Berlin battled first-place Pewaukee at home on Dec. 12, losing a 44-22 decision.
Bailey Rountree at 182 had the locals' only pin, but there were five grapplers who won by decision.
Winning by decision were DJ Heinrich at 120, Kevin Thiessenhusen at 170, Alex Rodriguez at 195, Emilio Gutierrez at 220 and Ben Clark at heavyweight.
New Berlin then scored 44 points and finished 16th out of 18 teams at the prestigious E.H. Stech Invitational at West Allis Central on Friday and Saturday.
Rodriguez at 195 had the best finish for New Berlin, a fourth-place performance (3-2, 14 team points) and Thiessenhusen placed sixth at 170 (2-3, eight).
Wrestlers who didn't place but scored team points were Rountree at 182 (2-2, seven points), Clark at 285 (2-2, seven), Zac Nordstrom at 132 (2-2, four), Gutierrez at 220 (1-2, three) and Nick Buban at 160 (1-2, one).
New Berlin boys swimming
The Marlins dropped a 102-81 decision on Dec. 12 at Shorewood, taking seven first places in the process.
Zach Solie had a great day, winning the 50-yard freestyle in 22.97 seconds and the 100 free (50.59) and being part of two winning relays.
Solie was part of the 200 free relay along with Taylor Petrauski, Jackson Wannamaker and Matthew Olencheck (1 minute, 35.54 seconds) and the 400 free relay with the same three relay swimmers (3:36.07).
The other three individual winners were Zach Stolenburg in 1-meter diving (93.80), Petrauski in the 100 backstroke (58.24) and Olencheck in the 200 individual medley (2:04.81).
Eisenhower boys basketball
The Lions whipped South Milwaukee on Dec. 11 as they blew out the Rockets in the first (22-11) and fourth quarters (24-8) as Reed Timmer scored 37 points to lead Eisenhower.
Eisenhower led 41-26 at intermission and 68-48 after three periods.
Timmer had 37 points, including 12 of 14 from the free throw line, Sandro Pesqueira added 16 points and Charlie Sirek had 10. Nine other Lions scored between two and seven points.
A lot of time was spent at the free throw line as the Lions were 23-for-27 and the Rockets were 17-for-24.
Eisenhower girls basketball
The Lions jumped out to a 30-23 lead at South Milwaukee on Dec. 11 and then came out in the third period and put the game away with a 12-2 advantage. Leading 42-25 going into the fourth quarter, the Lions just exchanged baskets and rolled to the win.
It was a familiar story as Katie Lang (18 points), Jenny Weiland (15) and Sammy Kozlowski (10) led the way in the scoring column. But Erin Ganzke (four), Chelsea Brachman (four), Kristen Hesselbach (two) and Rachel Rush (two) also got on the board.
West boys basketball
The Vikings earned their second win of the season, beating Cudahy, 66-23, on Dec. 11 at home, as West showed excellent balance.
Tyler Thompson led the way with 11 points, followed by Jake Grossman (nine), Darin Sowinski, Kevin Marx and Austin Fritz (each eight points) and Scott Reichel (seven).
West put the game away early with a 24-8 first quarter and an 11-2 second period for a 35-10 halftime advantage.
Muskego girls basketball
The Warriors' search for their first victory in the Classic 8 Conference continued into this week after a 48-33 loss to Waukesha West on Friday night.
After falling behind 14-5 after one quarter, Muskego crept back within 32-26 after three periods but then was outscored by nine in the fourth.
Jessica Cattani kept up her fine play with 16 points to lead Muskego, while Ashley Colla put in seven points.
Muskego, which fell to 1-4 overall, visits Waukesha North at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21. The Warriors then take part in a tournament at Milton on Dec. 27 and 28.
Muskego boys basketball
Much like the Muskego football team this fall, the Warriors have struggled against the best the Classic 8 Conference has to offer at the start of the season.
The football squad eventually righted itself and made the WIAA playoffs, and basketball head coach Andy Capes is hoping his team puts on a similar rally.
Muskego fell to Waukesha West, 67-52, on Friday night to slip to 0-3 in the Classic 8.
"The schedule gave us the top four teams in a row," Capes said. "That's all right; it gives us a chance to see how we stack up. We have played tough but haven't been able to pull one out yet."
Turner Kehoe led the way with 17 points and Josh Breider added 10, but Muskego has had a tough time finding additional offense.
"Kehoe and Breider have been consistent," Capes said, "but we need another scorer. We have kids who haven't played much and lack varsity experience. They do well in practice but then struggle a bit in a game situation."
Muskego also fell to Bay View, 67-49, on Dec. 11 despite 15 points from Kehoe, 11 by Breider and nine from David Kucharski.
The Warriors (1-6 overall going into this week) welcome Waukesha North at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, then participate in a tournament at New Berlin West on Dec. 27 and 28.
West girls basketball
Beth Ver Haagh exploded for 24 points and sparked the Vikings to a 69-37 victory at Cudahy on Dec. 11.
Once again a fast start led West to a 28-12 win with 13-5 and 15-7 first and second quarters. The 16-point spread remained the same in the second half 41-25.
Sarah Meleski added 11 points, Nicole Holstein added eight and Claire Radtke had seven.
West was also tough at the free throw line, converting 18-for-22.
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