Sports Shorts: June 5

New Berlin Eisenhower’s Christina Copoulos (left) and Sara Farrell control the ball at home against Brookfield Central on May 24.

New Berlin Eisenhower’s Christina Copoulos (left) and Sara Farrell control the ball at home against Brookfield Central on May 24. Photo By C.T. Kruger

June 2, 2014


The first doubles team of seniors Ben Ziolkowski and Josh Taylor will play in this weekend's WIAA Division 1 State Individual Meet.

Ziolkowski and Taylor finished fourth in a sectional meet on May 29 at Wauwatosa West to qualify for state, which begins on Thursday, June 5, at the Nielsen Stadium in Madison.

The Muskego duo will carry a 19-3 record into the state event and will take on Luke VandeLoo and Benton Bourget of Eau Claire Memorial (22-3) in the opener at 1:30 p.m.

Ziolkowski and Taylor played on separate doubles teams in last season's state tournament.

Also qualifying for the sectional were first singles player Mitch Toboyek, who lost his first match and finished 13-10 on the season, and the second doubles team of Eric Voisin and Zach Beyer, which took third place and wound up 7-2.

Muskego tallied 18 points for fourth place in the sectional team standings.


The season continued for at least one more week for the Warriors.

Muskego advanced its entire team through a WIAA Division 1 regional meet on May 27 at Brown Deer Golf Club with a 340 score, good for third place.

The Warriors competed in a sectional on June 4 at Brightondale White course, hoping to qualify someone for the state meet on Monday, June 9, and Tuesday, June 10, at University Ridge in Verona.

Freshman Matt Polivka led the Warriors in the regional meet with an 81 for a share of fourth place individually.

Junior Matt Pedersen shot an 84 for eighth place, senior Evan Warwick 87 for 12th place, junior Kyle Workeczewski 88 for 14th and sophomore Austin White 93 for 22nd place.


The Lions boys got five individual and two relays teams to West Allis Central Sectional on May 30, and the girls made it in five individual events and one team at the Kettle Moraine Regional on May 27.

Leading the boys were senior Nick Taylor, who had the day's only first for the boys and girls, as he won the 100-meter dash (11.34 seconds). He also was second in the 200 (23.06) and Matt Kizaric was second in the 1,600 (4 minutes, 37.21 seconds).

Sophomore Jake Rastas leaped to third place in the high jump (5-feet, 10 inches) and the other third went to the 4x200 relay (1:34.58) behind Taylor, freshman Joey Scaffidi, junior Brett Green and senior Alex Vlaj.

Sophomore Sam Schwab in the high jump (5-10) and the 4x400 relay (3:35.04) behind Green, Kizaric, Scaffidi and junior Nick Buban were fourth-place finishers, closing out the boys sectional qualifiers.

The boys finished fifth with 70 points, one-half point behind New Berlin West.

Eisenhower senior Courtney Brucker finished third in both the 200-meter dash (27.83) and the long jump (15-1½) and sophomore Emalie Hahn was third in the discus throw (98-7).

Junior Rebecca Eldien finished fourth in two events, the 800-run (2:23.97) and the 1,600-run (5:24.84).

The other fourth-place qualifier was the 4x400 relay (4:18.83) behind senior Caitlyn Marr, Eldien, Brucker and junior Jenna Hashek.

The girls scored 36 points and finished eighth and last.


New Berlin West's girls track and field team finished fourth (94.50) at the Kettle Moraine Regional on May 27 and qualified in eight individual events and three relays for the West Allis Central Sectional on May 30.

Leading the way were first-place performances from senior Marissa Myers in the 200-meter dash (27.34 seconds), juniors Rayce Albino in the pole vault (11-feet) and Ali Boldt in the 400 (1 minute, 1.82 seconds).

Two third-place finishes went to senior Kia Richards in the pole vault (9-6) and sophomore Sarah Meleski in the 800 (2:23.55).

Three more athletes qualified as individuals, junior Patricia Boles in the shot put (33-4½) and sophomores Liz Liska in the high jump (4-8) and Sammi Bush in the 400 (1:04.35), each taking fourth.

The qualifying relay teams were the 4x200 relay, which took second (1:50.10) behind Myers, Boldt, senior Anne Radtke and Albino; the the 4x800 relay, which took third (9:58.71) behind junior Madeline Egan, junior Emily Szydlowski, sophomore Claire Radtke and Meleski; and the 4x100 relay, which took fourth (52.02) behind freshman Kailey Foster, Albino, senior Anne Radtke and Myers.

The Vikings boys scored 70 points at the Kettle Moraine Regional and finished fifth, qualifying seven athletes in eight events for the West Allis Central Sectional at the West Allis Athletic Complex on May 27.

Senior Scott Reichel had the boys only first, winning the high jump with a leap of 6-feet, and he was also third in the triple jump (40-6¾).

Senior Bryan Watson in the 100-meter dash (11.41) and junior Grant Marton in the 800-run (1:58.07) each finished second.

Three Vikings took third — senior Nate Latus in the 100-dash (11.41), senior Dylan Wiese in the 200 (23.43) and Watson in the long jump (20-1).

Junior Alex Rodriguez also qualified with a fourth in the shot put (45-5).


The Lions dropped a 3-1 decision to University School on May 28 at Alfred James Field.

The score was 1-1 in the third when the Wildcats scored two runs in the fourth and that was all the scoring.

Ike junior Nick Vasic was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Steve Hegeman (3 BB, 2 K) and Peyton Cypress (1 BB, 4 K) each pitched three innings.

Ike lost an 8-6 decision to Muskego at Kapco Field on May 31, blowing a 5-0 lead in the second.

The Warriors scored seven runs in the bottom of the inning, added a run in the fifth and the Lions added one in the sixth, but that was all the scoring.

Cypress and Tyler Sampson each drove in two runs and Joey Scaffidi had two of the Lions seven hits.


A doubleheader sweep on May 31 boosted the Warriors above .500 for the young season.

Muskego downed West Allis Hale 11-5 in the first game of the day, scoring five runs in the fourth and four in the sixth.

The Warriors then traveled to Kapco Park on the Concordia University campus in Mequon and tipped New Berlin Eisenhower 8-6.

Kapco Park is the site of the WIAA state tournament in July.

The Warriors dropped a 7-2 decision to Greenfield on May 30 even though pitchers Matt Pedersen, Noah Jansen and Alex Moll combined to allow just two hits. Brett Finke tripled for Muskego.

On May 29, Muskego lost 11-9 to Kettle Moraine in Classic 8 Conference play, scoring three runs in the seventh but coming up short.

The Warriors fell 10-5 to Waukesha West on May 28 and beat Waukesha South 4-1 on May 23.

Muskego came into the week at 2-1 in the Classic 8 and 4-2 overall.


The Lions shot a 341 and finished fifth of eight teams at the Waukesha South Regional on May 27 at Naga-Waukee in Pewaukee.

Sophomore Steve Kraninger shot a 79 and finished tied for sixth and moved on to the Mukwonago Sectional on June 3 at Edgewood Golf Club in Big Bend.

— Compiled by Tom "Sky" Skibosh and John Rech




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