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Sports Wrapups: May 21

May 21, 2012

West boys track

The boys followed up on their conference relays championship with a solid fourth-place finish (74 points) in the outdoor championship on May 8-9 behind Wauwatosa West (134).

The team was led by Cory Davis, who took second in the 400-meter dash (50.67 seconds), fourth in the 200 (22.81) and the 100 (11.59). His 400 time was the third-fastest in school history and his 200 time was the fifth-fastest in school history.

Alex Cranfill continued to be consistent and threw a career best of 50 feet, 11 inches to take second place in the shot put, becoming the first 50-foot thrower in the last six years. Scott Reichel had a great bounce back meet by clearing 6 feet in the high jump to claim second as well.

Mitch Wanta continues as a steady force in the pole vault, clearing 12 feet for third-place honors in the pole vault with a season-best vault of 12-6. Other solid performances came from James Kearn in the 800 (fourth, 2:01.74) and 1,600 (4:35.42) and Chase Robles in the 1,600 (fifth, 4:34.35) and the 3,200 (sixth, 10:07.61).

Patrick Delaney joined in the action by running a career best (2:03.31) in the 800, Tyler Thompson has shown steady improvement grabbing a fifth place in the 300 hurdles with a time of 41.9, the second-fastest time run in the last six years.

"We had some really nice performances and I think for a lot of the kids it is a great springboard for the regional," coach Matt Ische said.

West girls track

The girls were able to again make a great run at the conference title for the third year in a row, taking third with 98 points, the second-most points ever scored only behind the 2010 team. South Milwaukee won the event (138) and Wauwatosa West finished second (106).

Karis Arbeiter delivered the only conference championship of the night winning the 100 (13.23), edging out teammate Marissa Myers (13.25). Arbeiter followed this up with a third-place finish in the 200 (26.87) and teamed up with Rayce Albino, Sami Stenstrup and Anne Radtke to take second in the 400 relay (52.48).

"Karis doing well in the 100 was not a surprise to us but I know she was a little shocked with the win," Ische said. "She has always focused on the 200 and we usually have to twist her arm to even think about running the 100.

"In the last two years she has run the open 100 three total times. Two of those times came at the conference meet today. Over her four-year run she might have the most all-conference honors in team history for the girls."

Albino was also able to earn a fourth-place finish in the pole vault by making 9 feet again, a top-five performance in school history.

Another huge point scorer was Myers, who took second in the 100 dash, fourth in the 200 dash (27.19, fifth-best in school history) and fourth in the long jump (5-10½). Brittany Kozlowski continued her great distance campaign by taking second in the 800 (2:22.76, a half second off her school record) and fourth in the 1,600 (5:30.55).

The girls 3,200 relay of Shannon Burke, Haley Robles, Estee Schmidt and Madeline Egan shot past seven teams seeded ahead of them to place third and ran the second-fastest time in school history (10:24.97).

Gina Pezze rounds out the all-conference honors with a third place in the shot put (32-10½). Before this she threw a season-best in the discus to place sixth.

Muskego boys golf

The Warriors picked a good time to post their lowest team total of this season.

Muskego shot 332 for third place in the Southeast Conference Tournament on May 17 at Evergreen Golf Course. Sophomore Jake Toby led the way with a 76 to tie for second place individually. Toby made second-team all-conference, along with teammate Zach Maciosek, a senior.

Junior Nick Lehner carded 84, junior Ryan Schmid and Maciosek 86s and sophomore Jordan Kvasnicka 97.

"Overall, given the difficulty of the greens, the team managed the course very well," head coach Robert Radtke said. "I'm very pleased with their performance."

Muskego also won the SEC Sportsmanship Award for the season.

Muskego boys tennis

The Warriors collected three second places and three third places en route to finishing third with 53 points in the Southeast Conference Tournament on Saturday.

Claiming runner-up spots were Jordan Kaminski at third singles, Mitch Toboyek at fourth singles and the second doubles team of Josh Taylor and Mike Bratishko. All three entries lost in the championship match to Franklin, which won the tournament title with 79 points.

Coming in third were Blake Kraussel at first singles, the first doubles unit of Ben Ziolkowski and Nick Oleniczak and the third doubles group of Max Francis and Harry Thompson.

Jon Bauer came in fifth at second singles for Muskego.

Muskego softball

The Warriors came close to being the first Southeast Conference team to knock off unbeaten leader Kenosha Bradford but fell, 2-1, to the Red Devils on May 17.

In the earlier meeting, Muskego had lost a 15-5 decision.

On May 15, Muskego downed Racine Case, 5-3, behind the solid pitching of Hailey Blount, who allowed five hits. Kelly Adams drove in two runs, while Blount and Jessica Cattani each brought in one run. Brianna Witter added two hits, including a double.

The Warriors came into this week at 9-4 in the SEC and 15-7 overall. Muskego closed out regular-season action on May 22 against Oak Creek.

Eisenhower track

The girls (50 points) and boys (41) each finished seventh in the Woodland Conference Outdoor meet on May 15-16.

Top-five finishes were six for the girls and three for the boys.

Holly Plazak won the triple jump (33 feet, ¼ inches), the only first-place performance for the Lions.

Catherine Michaletz finished second in the 300 hurdles (47.03) and third in 100 hurdles (16.92).

Carley Ney in the 400 (1:02.63) and Therese Thompson in the 3,200 (12:05.96) each finished third and Hannah Kinzer took fifth in the 3,200 (12:15.68).

Nick Taylor had a huge day, taking third in both the 100 (11.55) and 200 (22.76) and Dylan Petre was fifth in the long jump (19-3¾).

Eisenhower girls soccer

The Lions won the Woodland Conference race by going 2-0 last week, defeating Brown Deer and Greendale on the road and beating Wauwatosa West, the team that handed them their only loss, by total points (30-29).

The wins left Eisenhower with a 10-1-0 record in league play and 14-5-2 overall. Wauwatosa West finished with a 9-0-2 record, 10-5-3 overall.

With three points for wins and one for a tie, Ike had 30 points for 10 wins, while the Trojans had nine wins for 27 points and two ties for two points, 29 points.

In the win over Brown Deer on May 15, Erin Ganzke and Rachel Rush had three goals each and Kristen Hesselbach had one, while Stephanie Bruno assisted on four scores and Stephanie Panzenhagen one. The Lions scored four goals in the first half and three in the second.

Two days later the Lions battled back to win at Greendale, 4-2, as Ganzke rolled up three more goals and Hesselbach added one.

Greendale led at intermission, 1-0, before Ganzke tied the match four minutes into the second half and Hesselbach gave Ike a 2-1 lead at the 59-minute mark.

The Panthers then tied the game at 2-2 at 69 minutes, before Ganzke put the match away with back-to-back goals a minute apart at the 75- and 76-minute marks.

Eisenhower boys tennis

Eisenhower finished second with 29 points behind Greendale (48) in the Woodland Conference Tennis Championship on May 16-17, as two Lions doubles teams finished second, losing in the title matches.

The first team of Mike Dunham/Steve Evans lost to Wauwatosa West (0-6, 6-1, 6-2) in the finals and the third team of Mitch Baker/Jordan Liebe lost to Greendale (7-5, 6-1) in the title match.

Phil Schinner/Teddy Jennaro at second doubles took third-place and Blake Duffin at second singles, Jacob Zimmerman at fourth singles also made it to the third-place match.

Praveen Sankrithi of New Berlin Eisenhower won the first singles consolation championship (5-7, 6-4, 10-8).

Muskego girls soccer

The up-and-down season continued for the Warriors last week, as they went 1-2.

They opened with a 2-1 triumph over Kenosha Bradford on May 15 as Ellen Kurth and Jessica Mlachnik both scored goals in the first 18 minutes and goalkeeper Corey Mikorski made five saves.

Muskego improved to 5-1 in the Southeast Conference, in second place behind unbeaten Kenosha Tremper. The Warriors closed the SEC season on May 22 at Oak Creek.

They fell to Hartland Arrowhead, 2-0, on May 17 and to Woodland Conference leader Wauwatosa West, 3-2, on Friday. Christina Tersine and Aly Kohanowski both scored against West, which won on a goal with just four minutes left.

Muskego came into this week at 10-7-2 overall.

West boys tennis

No. 1 singles Luke Hubert won this third straight Woodland Conference title by beating Danny Alonte (6-2, 6-7, 6-2) at Greenfield. As a team, New Berlin West finished fifth with 19 points behind Greendale (48 points), New Berlin Eisenhower (29), Shorewood (25) and Wauwatosa West (22).

Second singles Jess Pakula beat Cudahy (6-0, 6-2) and beat St. Francis (6-4, 7-5) and then lost to Tosa West (6-3, 5-7, 10-7). Third singles Matt Seely lost in the consolation championship to Whitnall (score not available).

First doubles of Max Harty/David Franke beat Whitnall (6-2, 6-0) and beat Cudahy (6-2, 6-4) before losing twice to finish fourth. Second doubles of Matt Hartwig/Kyle Bartkuhn won the consolation title (6-4, 7-6).

West girls soccer

The Vikings went 2-0 in Woodland Conference play to improve to 7-3, but that record is only good enough for fifth place in league play. They are 9-10-1 overall.

West defeated South Milwaukee, 3-0, on May 15 and won, 5-1, on May 17 at Cudahy/St. Francis.

Against the Rockets, the Vikings scored two first-half goals at 19:10 by Tina Bedwell (Lauren Odegard assist) and at 32:43 by Lexi Porter. Jenna Brzeski closed out the scoring at 3:12 into the second half and put the contest away.

Two days later West beat Cudahy/St. Francis as Porter and Brzeski each scored twice to lead the way.

West took a 3-1 lead into intermission as Elizabeth Kuhl scored at 10:10, Porter added a goal at 23:17 and Brzeski scored at 25:24 before the Packers/Mariners scored at the 38:56 mark. Porter scored at 52:16 and Brzeski at 70:12 in the second half.

The Vikings dropped a 3-1 non-conference decision to Tosa East on Friday at home. Elli Pappas scored the goal and Brzeski had the assist for West.

Eisenhower golf

New Berlin Eisenhower finished fifth and New Berlin West sixth at the Woodland Conference 18-hole Championship on May 16 at the Washington County Golf Course.

Pewaukee (335) edged Greendale (336) for the tournament title, followed by St. Thomas More (338), South Milwaukee (340), Eisenhower (352), New Berlin West (364), Shorewood (368), Brown Deer (370), Greenfield (370), Cudahy (386) and St. Francis (440).

Robbie McGinn had an 82 to lead Eisenhower, followed by Jake Sperka (85), Jake Thompson (90), Jake Lipski (95) and Mitch Arman (97).

The Lions took part in the Waukesha County Championship on Saturday at Wanaki Golf Course, with the Lions shooting a 350 to finish 15th out of 20 teams.

Pewaukee won the overall conference title with a 497 total - that includes the final mega mini-meet at Broadlands and the 18-hole tournament. St. Thomas More (508), Greendale (508), South Milwaukee (523), Eisenhower (fourth, 524), Whitnall (530), Greenfield (548), Shorewood (551), Brown Deer (555), New Berlin West (ninth, 572), Cudahy (589) and St. Francis (709) rounded out the finishers.

West golf

The Vikings placed last at the final Woodland Conference mini-meet on May 14 at Brown Deer to start the week, with a score of 193.

Andrew Knoll, who was the meet medalist, led the way with a 36, followed by Jake Bednarek (50), Bryan Marx (52), Blake Church (55) and Andrew Derwinski (63).

Knoll finished ranked third individually in the Woodland Conference West Division, which earned him first team all-conference honors.

On May 16 at the Woodland Conference Tournament at Washington County the Vikings finished 10th of 12 teams with a 572 score. This is a 27-hole event, so this score is added to the nine-hole score from the mega mini-meet held at the Broadlands on May 10.

The combined 27-hole individual scores - Knoll finished in 10th place overall (126) and medaled, Marx (150), Ray Rathjen (151), Church (163) and Bednarek (88, did not play in the mega mini).

The Vikings closed out the week at the Waukesha County Championship on Saturday at Wanaki with a score of 368, 18th out of 20 teams.

The scores: Knoll (80), Marx (92), Bednarek (97), Rathjen (99) and Sam Hider (116).

Andrew Knoll (81), Jake Bednarek (88), Ray Rathjen (97), Bryan Marx (98) and Blake Church (106).

- Compiled by Tom "Sky" Skibosh and John Rech

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