Sports Wraps: Dec. 12

Muskego’s Jack Mlachnik (10) goes up for a rebound against Franklin’s Bryce Pierzchalski on Nov. 26. The Warriors fell 54-50 to Waukesha South on Friday evening.

Muskego’s Jack Mlachnik (10) goes up for a rebound against Franklin’s Bryce Pierzchalski on Nov. 26. The Warriors fell 54-50 to Waukesha South on Friday evening. Photo By C.T. Kruger

Dec. 9, 2013


The Vikings swept three games last week to improve to 4-0 on the young season.

West tipped Waukesha North 47-42 on Saturday evening behind a balanced attack led by Claire Radtke's 11 points, Rachel Novotny's eight points, Ali Boldt's seven points and Anne Radtke's six points.

The Vikings built a 33-22 advantage going into the fourth period, then held off a rally by North, which tallied 20 points in the final quarter.

"That was a good win against a strong team," head coach Jef Radtke said. "Ali and Liz Liska gave us a strong performance off the bench, while Claire, Sarah Meleski and Chey Pasdera hit key free throws down the stretch."

Earlier in the week, West easily won a pair of Woodland Conference games, routing Greenfield, 58-28, on Friday night and drubbing South Milwaukee, 51-29, on Dec. 3.

Liska scored a game-high 10 points against Greenfield, while Novotny put in eight points, Boldt and Meleski seven each and Jenna Nelson six. A total of 14 players got into the scorebook, and coach Radtke also praised Callie Wessel.

The Vikings opened up a 25-10 halftime lead, then kept building on that margin in the second half.

Meleski led the way against South Milwaukee on Dec. 3 with 13 points and Novotny added nine points. Coach Radtke said Maddie Egan also played well for the Vikings, who jumped to a 19-6 first-quarter lead.

West welcomes Cudahy (1-0 Woodland Conference, 1-1 overall going into this week) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, then visits Greendale (2-0, 2-1) at 7:30 next Tuesday.


The Warriors won their season-opening dual meet with a 35-33 squeaker over Waukesha South on Dec. 5.

Winners for Muskego were Ryan Borton at 170 pounds with a 22-6 technical fall, Connor Price at 182 with a pin in 2 minutes, 25 seconds; Grant Balconi at 195 with a pin in 3:08; Marty Alivo at 220 with a 4-3 decision; Mason Alioto at 120 with a pin in 5:25; Jack Sarnowski at 126 with a 7-2 decision and Austin Quartullo at 132 with a victory by injury default.

Quartullo and Price both competed at last season's WIAA Division 1 state meet, with Quartullo taking fifth place.

The Warriors will continue their dual season at Waukesha West at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, then will compete in the Bay Port Invitational at 9:15 a.m. Saturday.

Their season schedule, besides the Classic 8 Conference duals, includes the Stech Invitational at West Allis Central as well as major invites at Holmen, Whitnall and Pewaukee.


After a slow start to the season, the Vikings notched two Woodland Conference triumphs last week, topping Greenfield 52-47 on Friday and South Milwaukee 39-28 on Dec. 3.

The sweep boosted West to 2-2 in the Woodland Conference West Division and 2-3 overall.

Chamika Wijenayake scored 18 points to lead West against Greenfield, while Scott Reichel added 14 points. The Vikings eased to a 39-32 edge after three quarters, then held off the Hustlin' Hawks.

Wijenayake tallied 16 points in the South Milwaukee game, with Brett Connors putting in 15 points and Mindika Wijenayake eight points. They were the only three scorers for West in the contest.

The Vikings will try to continue their resurgence at Cudahy (0-3 Woodland, 1-4 overall heading into this week) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. They then welcome Greendale (2-1, 3-1) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Panthers lost their first game of the season with a 70-69 defeat at Brown Deer. Jordan Perez tallied 38 points in the defeat.


The Warriors began Classic 8 Conference play with a 54-50 loss to Waukesha South on Friday night.

Turner Kehoe tallied a team-high 22 points to lead Muskego, which slipped to 2-2 overall. Brandon Glandt scored 10 points and Cal Schultz eight for the Warriors.

South jumped out to a 16-7 lead after one period and was still up 31-21 at the half. Muskego rallied to come within one at 37-36 after three quarters, but the Blackshirts pulled out the game.

The Warriors were hurt by seven 3-point goals by South, six from Trent Prater, who led the scoring with 26 points.

Muskego welcomed Waukesha West on Tuesday and will play host to Kettle Moraine (3-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Warriors then visit Waukesha North (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Behind four individual championships, New Berlin came in second at the Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational on Saturday.

Winning titles were John McArthur at 182 pounds, Alex Rodriguez at 195, Emilio Gutierrez at 220 and Isaac Surprenant at heavyweight.

New Berlin finished behind Wisconsin Lutheran and ahead of third-place Catholic Memorial in the six-team event.

"After a sluggish start in the opening round, our team rallied to finish strongly and take second at the Lutheran Invite," head coach Patrick Detmer said. "Alex wrestled a physical final match to win at 195 and took his intensity to another level.

"Isaac wrestled a smart match and remained in good position all day to win at heavyweight and John wrestled aggressively to win the title at 182."

New Berlin dropped a 39-27 dual to South Milwaukee on Dec. 4 in the Woodland Conference opener.

Winners were Surprenant at heavyweight (pin), Evan Maag at 120 (forfeit), Cameron Jakubowski at 132 (14-7), Zac Nordstrom at 138 (5-1), Anthony Mayer at 145 (pin in 3 minutes, 43 seconds) and Gutierrez at 220 (4-2).

"Our team competed well with one of the top teams in our conference," Detmer said. "Isaac started the dual out with a second-period pin and Cameron picked up a big win in his first varsity match.

"Anthony, a transfer student who went up against his old school in South Milwaukee, wrestled hard and scored a fall. We lost some close matches down the stretch, but much of this is a credit to South Milwaukee, which continually pushed the action and never stopped working."


The Warriors had some trouble getting their offense going in a 44-23 loss to Sussex Hamilton on Friday.

Muskego tallied just two points in each of the first and third periods and managed just eight points through three quarters before tallying 15 in the final period.

Vicki Jansen led the Warriors with nine points and was one of five players to score.

Muskego fell to 0-2 on the season and started Classic 8 Conference action on Tuesday against Waukesha West.

The Warriors visit Kettle Moraine (3-1 going into this week) at 7:30 p.m. Friday and welcome Waukesha North (1-2) at 7:30 next Tuesday for their lone home game before the holiday break.

— Compiled by John Rech




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