WEST GIRLS TENNIS
New Berlin West (9-4 overall) began the week with a 6-1 win over Menomonee Falls on Sept. 9 at home.
Singles swept their matches behind Naomi Bhagat (6-0, 6-0), Alex Weis (6-4, 6-1), Nicole Poellinger (6-0, 6-3) and Teresa Wan (6-3, 6-3).
Doubles victors were Kim Kramer/Danielle Svehlek with a 6-4, 6-1 win and Avery Jenks/Jade Piper (6-3, 5-7, 6-4).
"The girls all played well today in very warm and humid conditions and showed improvement over last week's matches based on some things we worked on in practice," coach Chris Viste said.
On Sept. 11 at home, the Vikings whipped St. Thomas More, 6-1, at home in a non-conference match.
Singles winners were Weis (6-0, 6-1), Poellinger (6-2, 6-0) and Wan (6-2, 6-3).
Kramer/Svehlek won at first doubles (6-1, 6-4), while Lauren Hugdahl/Maggie Cullinan (7-5, 6-2) and Jenks/Piper (6-0, 6-4) were also winners.
West got back to Woodland Conference action on Sept. 12 at home and defeated Pewaukee, 4-3, to improve to 2-1. Wan was the only singles winner (6-0, 6-0), bu the doubles teams swept to provide the victory.
Improving to 13-0 were Kramer/Svehlek (6-3, 6-1), while Cullinan/Hugdahl (6-4, 5-7, 6-2) and Jenks/Piper (6-4, 6-1) also brought home victories.
"All of the matches today were very closely contested matches with close games and long points even if the score didn't reflect that," Viste said. "The girls faced good challenges today and played pretty well. It's nice to watch them grow as players and develop their game."
MUSKEGO BOYS SOCCER
Brody Kraussel tallied four goals as the Warriors beat Oak Creek 5-0 on Saturday in the Pewaukee Cup Tournament.
Mitchell Pope scored the other goal as Muskego completed a two-game sweep.
The Warriors also downed Waunakee 5-1 on Friday as Danny Baumann, Kraussel, Joey Prekop, Mike Lafferty and Chris Michala all scored.
Goalkeeper Michael Chitko only allowed one goal, with that on a late penalty kick by Waunakee, in the two games.
Muskego won the tournament with 13 points, beating out Pewaukee with 11 points.
"We improved throughout the tournament," head coach Eric Hess said. "The key to our success was the less touches we took, the better we played."
The Warriors fell to Kettle Moraine 3-0 in a Classic 8 Conference contest on Sept. 10.
MUSKEGO GIRLS TENNIS
The Warriors put together a solid week, winning a pair of Classic 8 Conference duals and taking second in their own quadrangular Saturday.
Muskego downed Waukesha North 6-1 on Sept. 12 behind victories by Kristen Kubel at second singles, Lisa Krawczyk at third singles, Isabelle Sviatoslavsky at fourth singles, the first doubles team of Jessica Klamecki and Liz Jacoby, the second unit of Erika Baldwin and Sammi Spencer and the third team of Joy Lees and Rachel Poenitsch.
The Warriors topped Waukesha West 4-3 on Sept. 10. Winners were Krawczyk, Sviatoslavsky, Lees and Poenitsch at second doubles and Baldwin and Spencer at third doubles.
The Warriors tallied 12 points in the quad to finish behind Burlington's 21 points. They beat South Milwaukee 6-2 and Kenosha Indian Trail 5-3 but fell to Burlington 7-1.
The Burlington match included six third-set tiebreaks, including one of 20-18 involving Klamecki and Jacoby.
"I don't think in all my years of coaching, I have seen a tiebreak go that long," head coach Sue Vogel said. "I know they (Klamecki and Jacoby) can bounce back and learn from this one."
MUSKEGO GIRLS SWIMMING
Behind a pair of first places, the Warriors finished third with 76 points in the Classic 8 Conference Relays on Sept. 12.
Winners were the 400 medley squad of Payton Zess, Lauren Stigler, Ellie Szczupakiewicz and Sara Biro and the 300 breaststroke unit of Stigler, Kari Balson and Casey Balson.
The diving squad of Jessica Keiser, Nicole Kowalski and Erin Scholz took second.
"We always love racing in meets in our conference because there are always really exciting races and talent amongst the other teams," co-head coach Megan Herrick said. "It really challenges our girls and makes us better."
EISENHOWER GIRLS TENNIS
The New Berlin Eisenhower girls tennis team had a tough week, going 0-7, including 0-1 in the Woodland Conference and 0-5 in the Lancers Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
They opened the week by losing a non-conference home dual on Sept. 10 to Slinger, 5-2. Winners were Kelly Dobrzynski at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-4) and McKenzi Baker/Kristin Sperka at No. 1 doubles (6-4, 7-6).
They lost a Woodland home dual on Sept. 12 to Greendale, 5-2, with winners being Dobrzynski (6-2, 6-4) and Anthie Katris at No. 4 singles (6-4, 6-3).
"Our level of play at all flights is still too up and down to achieve consistent results, but there are many bright spots," coach Mike Jenders said. "Our singles players Kelly, Cassie (Majinski), Shawna (Rivedal) and Anthie are especially working hard on the court and starting to play really great tennis at times. This should help us finish the year on a stronger note."
On Saturday at Brookfield Central, the Lions lost to the Lancers (7-0), Kettle Moraine (7-0) and Green Bay Southwest (7-0).
Marshfield edged them, 4-3, as Majinski, Rivedal and Katris won at 2, 3 and 4 singles, respectively. Franklin won 6-1, as Katris won at 4 singles.
"This weekend we faced some of the top teams in the state and played some good tennis despite the score lines," Jenders said. "Playing this level of opponent is a privilege and offers our players and I look at how we need to improve to reach our goals for the program."
NEW BERLIN GIRLS GOLF
The New Berlin girls golf team shot a 248 on Sept. 9 at Ironwood and a 257 at New Berlin Hills on Friday to finish third and fourth, respectively in Woodland Conference mini-meets.
Ashley Hofemeister shot a 41 and 45 at each meet to lead the locals.
Natalie Gagliano (47-50), Caylee Balcerzak (49-51), Meredith Hawley (56-52) and Bethany Korom (55-59) took part in both meets.
NEW BERLIN BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The New Berlin United Boys Volleyball team participated in the 32-team Racine Varsity Invitational.
Catholic Memorial defeated Burlington in the Championship finals.
The state's seventh ranked United team found itself in a tough pool with three other top-10 ranked teams (No. 3 Kaukauna, No. 4 Germantown and No. 10 Middleton).
The United team finished pool play with a record of 4-2 after splitting with Kaukauna 1-1, Germantown 1-1 and defeating Middleton 2-0. The squad found itself in a tough crossover match against No. 1 ranked Marquette in the round of 16 playoffs. Marquette proved to be the better team and defeated the United boys 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Team stat leaders were captain Mickey Sugar who dished out 55 assists for the day, middle hitter Brett Hanson, who hammered 16 kills, captain Trent Farrell contributed with seven total blocks and libero Stephen Kraninger was credited with 29 total digs.
MUSKEGO BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Mitch Kwapick and the Warriors continued their fine start to the season by taking second with 82 points in the Rocket Invitational at Grant Park on Saturday.
Kwapick ran fourth individually with 16 minutes, 14 seconds, which is the seventh-fastest time in school history.
He was followed in the top 25 by teammates Alex Erickson, 15th (16:58); Dan Matusinec, 20th (17:06); Colin Reisenauer, 21st (17:10); and Nic Blommel, 22nd (17:11).
Evan Seghers took 35th (17:26), Alex Graziano 59th (17:58) and Nick Salo 64th (18:07). Seghers' time is the 10th-fastest by a sophomore.
Wisconsin Lutheran won the meet with 54 points.
MUSKEGO GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Jenna Lederman and Georgi Llanas both claimed spots in the top 10 for the Warriors in the Rocket Invitational at Grant Park on Saturday.
Lederman placed sixth with 15 minutes, 34 seconds, while Llanas took seventh (15:36) for Muskego, which came in third with 89 points.
Leanna Barr captured 21st (16:02), Ellie Tadych 25th (16:09), Lexie Tremble 30th (16:17), Abigale Missiaen 32nd (16:25), Sonya Ponzi 34th (16:34) and Mary Holterman 36th (16:41).
EISENHOWER BOYS SOCCER
The Lions opened the week with a 2-1 win Sept. 9 at home over South Milwaukee.
Collin Imig passed to Zach Olson for a goal right before the half (38:54) and then Ike scored at 47:01 of the second half, when Mike Tkachuk had an unassisted goal.
The Rockets scored at 77:39, to make the game interesting, but it was too little, too late.
Ike improved to 1-1 and 4-4.
The Lions then dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker to Wauwatosa West at Whitman Field on Sept. 11.
Coach Gary Troy was pleased with his team's play in the second half.
"We imposed our style of play; used our passing game to our advantage," he said. "But soccer can prove to be a cruel game."
In the 79th minute, an Ike player tried to clear the ball out on their side, but the pass hit Tosa West's Cole Seabrook and went into the goal.
"A fluke play for their game-winner," Troy said.
The Lions then lost a 2-1 non-conference game to Tosa East on Saturday at East.
Trailing for most of the game after a goal by Tkachuk with an assist from Olson, The Trojans scored in the 74th and 77th minute to win the game.
MUSKEGO GIRLS GOLF
The Warriors posted eighth-place finishes in a pair of Classic 8 Conference mini-meets last week.
They tallied 226 strokes at New Berlin Hills on Sept. 11 and 220 shots at Ironwood on Sept. 9.
"We are showing improvement, just not consistent play from each player," head coach John Drzewiecki said.
At New Berlin Hills, Chelsey Witkowiak fired a 46 to lead Muskego. Julia DeAngelis shot 55, Kim Famiglietti 57 and Tanita Frayne 68.
At Ironwood, Witkowiak carded a 47, DeAngelis 55, Frayne 57, Famiglietti 61 and Grace Parker 65.
EISENHOWER CROSS COUNTRY
Eisenhower's boys finished second out of 10 teams at the Whitnall Invitational on Friday at Hales Corners Park.
The Lions scored 63 points to finish behind Waukesha North (39).
Ike had two of the top five runners, as Brian Schaefer was fourth (16:54) and Matthew Kizaric was fifth (17:01).
Rounding out the top five were Nick Buban at 11th (17:21), Jack Lodermeier at 18th (17:42) and Matthew Cavanaugh at 25th (18:06). Sean Simpson (34th, 18:34) and Stephen Arcuri (18:58) also ran.
The Eisenhower girls scored 114 points and finished fifth behind first-place Germantown (48) on Friday, but junior Rebecca Eldien took first in 15:30.
Hannah Kinzer was 16th (17:00), followed by Jenna Hashek (28th, 18:29), Nicole Olson (34th, 19:05) and Mia Sienko (35th, 19:22). Jayme Fletcher also took part (36th, 20:07).
WEST BOYS SOCCER
The Vikings beat Brown Deer, 2-1, on Sept. 11 at home, as they put together a 1-3 week.
West scored quickly as Bennett Bartkuhn's goal came at 6:20 on a pass from Dustin Pearson. A Brown Deer goal on Jimmy Pearson's penalty kick came at 22:10 to tie the match.
West won the game at the 66-minute mark when Grant Marton scored with an assist from Michael Schinker.
They opened the week with a 1-0 home loss to Wauwatosa West and then went 0-2 in the Arrowhead Quad on Friday and Saturday.
Friday night game West lost to Oregon, 3-1. The Vikings took an early lead on a goal by Jason Brandt on an assist from Reed Albinger, but Oregon tied the game late in the first half and scored twice in the second half.
Saturday morning West lost to Slinger, 5-3.
Slinger led 2-0, as New Berlin tallied a goal late in the first half by Tyler Brandt to make the score at halftime 2-1. West tied the game on a penalty kick goal by Michael Shinker, but the Owls took a 3-2 quickly. Bartkuhn's goal on an assist by Conner Hels tied it but Slinger scored twice to win the game.
WEST GIRLS SWIMMING
New Berlin West's girls swim team crushed Pius, 135-52, on Sept. 11 at home.
The Vikings won 10 events on their way to the east victory.
Kacie Miller won the 1-meter diving with 113.60 points and the 200 medley relay (2:05.78) behind Maddie Tew, Kali Kaiser, Emily Szydlowski and Abigail Janquish finished first.
Tew was a double individual winner in the 200 freestyle (157.60) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.27).
Kaiser in the 200 IM (2:28.33), Szydlowski in the 50 free (28:06), Janquish in the 100 free (1:01.78) and Emma Verdun in the 500 free (6:20.59) finished.
The 200 free relay (1:53.07) behind Szydlowski, Kaiser, Janquish and Tew captured first, as did Alyssa Kaiser in the 100 backstroke (1:10.55) and Rayna Matthews in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.72) were other winners.
— Compiled by Tom "Sky"
Skibosh and John Rech
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