Sports Wrapups: May 7

May 7, 2012

Muskego boys tennis

Behind four individual champions, the Warriors won Saturday's South Milwaukee Tournament.

Eddie Bratishko claimed the fourth singles crown with a 3-0 mark.

"It is great when you can have a junior varsity kid step up and win matches for you," head coach Jake Adamson said. "Eddie is going to be a very nice player for us the next couple of years."

Also winning were the doubles teams of Ben Ziolkowski and Nick Oleniczak, Josh Taylor and Mike Bratishko and Max Francis and Harry Thompson.

"Ziolkowski and Oleniczak only gave up a total of seven games," Adamson said. "Those two play very well together, and their only two losses are to Whitefish Bay and Kenosha Tremper, two top teams.

"Taylor and Mike Bratishko only gave up four games. If those two keep developing and playing well together, they are going to be a tough out at the end of the year. Francis and Thompson have been a rock in the lineup all year."

Mitch Toboyek was second at third singles, while Jordan Kaminski went 2-1 and took third place at second singles. Jon Bauer went 1-2 at first singles.

Muskego blanked Racine Case, 7-0, in a Southeast Conference dual on May 3. Winners were Bauer (6-3, 6-3), Kaminski (6-3, 1-6, 6-4), Toboyek (6-1, 6-3), Eddie Bratishko (6-4, 6-3), Ziolkowski and Oleniczak (6-1, 6-1), Mike Bratishko and Taylor (6-2, 6-1) and Francis and Thompson (6-3, 6-0).

The Warriors had to adjust the lineup after losing first singles player Blake Kraussel, so a number of players had to take new spots, Adamson said.

Muskego dropped a 7-0 SEC dual to Franklin on May 1 to open last week.

Eisenhower boys golf

The Lions won the Woodland Conference West mini-meet May 1 at Muskego Lakes with a score of 167.

Leading the way for Ike was Jake Sperka with a 39, followed by Steve Zeske and Jake Thompson, each with a 42. Robbie McGinn had a 44 and Mitch Arman a 45.

Pewaukee finished second (173), followed by Greendale (175), Whitnall (176), Greenfield (178) and New Berlin West (186).

After getting their May 3 mini-meet rained out, the Lions shot a 336 and finished 10th of 22 teams at the Greendale Invitational on Friday at Moringstar.

Arman shot an 82 (40-42), Lipske, 84 (42-42), Zeske (43-42) and Sperka (46-39) each shot an 85 and Robbie McGinn, 88 (45-43).

Muskego softball

The Warriors swept three Southeast Conference contests last week, then went 1-2 in a strong tournament at Poynette on Saturday.

They downed Kenosha Tremper, 8-3, on Friday, as Hailey Blount pitched a six-hitter while striking out six and Liz Terp belted a grand slam.

After falling behind 2-0, Muskego tied it in the bottom of the first inning on run-scoring singles by Brianna Witter and Kelly Adams. In the second, Terp hit her grand slam after a walk, single by Jessica Cattani and bunt single from Annika Graves.

Muskego beat Racine Horlick, 3-0, on May 3 as Joy Lees scattered six hits. Renee Bennett, Witter and Noah all had RBI singles.

On May 1, the Warriors topped Oak Creek, 4-1. Blount hurled a two-hitter and Witter, Adams and Noah all drove in runs.

On Saturday at Poynette, Muskego downed previously-unbeaten Stevens Point Pacelli, 7-1, as Noah went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Witter 2-for-3. Blount pitched a five-hitter.

The Warriors lost, 7-1, to Oakfield, with Noah driving in the lone run, and 12-4 to Poynette. Noah had a three-run double and Terp two hits.

"It was exciting to play three great teams," head coach John Rosenberg said. "I'm very proud of the way we played. We played hard and never gave up. We grew up a lot."

Eisenhower girls soccer

The Lions opened with two Woodland Conference wins and then went 0-2-1 in their own tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Eisenhower blanked South Milwaukee, 5-0, on May 1 at home to begin the week, scoring four goals in the first half to roll to the victory as Jenny Wieland had a huge day with two goals and two assists.

Rachel Rush and Erin Ganzke each had a goal and an assist and Miranda Eldien finished out the scoring with the only second-half goal. Taylor McArthur had four saves and Kristen Hesselbach two.

Two days later Eisenhower whipped Whitnall, 6-3, to improve to 6-1 in league play.

Six different players scored goals for the Lions - Kianna Saari, Jenny Wieland, Jackie Vanderkolk, Courtney Crubaugh, Kristin Hesselbach and Erin Ganzke.

Stephanie Bruno handed out two assists and Taylor Baldridge, Vanderkolk and Hesselbach had one each.

Eisenhower scored the first three goals before Whitnall got on the board and it was 3-1 at intermission. But then the Falcons came out and tied the game scoring the first two goals of the second half. But then the Lions took over and closed out the match with three scores.

The New Berlin Eisenhower Tournament was Friday and Saturday. The Lions lost to Grafton, 4-1, on Friday to start the weekend, scoring the final goal of the match on a goal by Ganzke which was by Hesselbach.

On Saturday the Lions lost to Eau Claire North, 2-1, with Bruno scoring a first-half goal before the Huskies won the match with two second-half goals. They then tied Waukesha South, 2-2. Each team alternated scores, with the Blackshirts getting on the board first, then Wieland scored (Rush assist) to go into intermission tied. Waukesha South scored to open the second half and Wieland scored an unassisted goal to tie the game and prevent a loss.

Eisenhower softball

Eisenhower beat the Falcons, 13-3, on May 1 at Whitnall to open the week as Jamie Kilps tossed a five-inning complete game, allowing eight hits and fanning five. Leading 13-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Ike saw the Falcons score three times, but then Kilps shut them down for the early out. Kilps went 2-for-2 and drove in two runs to help her own cause.

Leading hitters were Rachel Weigand (3 RBIs), Steph Lombardo (double), Shawna Rickard (double, two walks), Bailey Meyer (double) and Sam Lewiston (double) as every starter had at least one hit.

The Lions closed out the week with a 12-2 win on Friday at home over Greenfield and Katie Lang tossed a three-hitter and fanned eight.

Rickard was 4-for-4 with 3 RBIs to lead a 12-hit attack while Lewiston doubled twice and drove in two runs. Carolyn Bogard singled twice and drove in two runs and Lombardo had two hits and an RBI.

Ike finished the week with a 6-0 record and 9-1 overall.

Muskego girls track

A total of 11 top-four finishes, including four second places, lifted the Warriors to a strong third place with 77 points in the Southeast Conference Relays on May 1 at Oak Creek.

Muskego won the 4 x 1,600-meter relay in 22 minutes, 55.44 seconds for its lone victory. Relay team names were not available.

Taking second were the 4 x 400 squad in 4:12.74, along with the high jump group of Morgan Kath, Johna Radke and Josie Schilz; the long jump team of Jerica Kotarek, Anna Egan and Andi Pileggi; and the triple jump squad of Pileggi, Kelly Spoerk and Lauren Kudronowicz.

The Warriors were third in the 4 x 100 (51.44 seconds), the 800 sprint medley (1:58.64) and the 4 x 200 (1:50.46). They finished fourth in the 4 x 800 (10:37.25), the discus with Katie Kamperschroer, Courtney Bowen and Maddie Johns and the shot put with Bowen, Kamperschroer and Johns.

Muskego also took fourth with 72 points in the Homestead Invitational on Saturday. Brianna Frey finished second in the 100 dash (13.42), and fourths were taken by Spoerk in the 200 dash (28.05), Morgan Marek in the 400 dash (1:03.31), Sonya Ponzi in the 800 run (2:26.09), Kotarek in the long jump (16 feet, 5 3/4 inches), Kamperschroer in the shot put (32-2 3/4 ) and discus (89-10), the 4 x 200 relay of Frey, Shannon Staral, Marek and Kotarek (1:50.65) and the 4 x 800 group of Morgan Graf, Lindsey Dachowski, Becca Flores and Ponzi (10:34.77).

Muskego girls soccer

After losing a tough Southeast Conference game on May 1, the Warriors bounced back with a victory and tie in Saturday's Waupun Invitational.

They blanked the host school, 10-0, behind a pair of goals from Angie Jasper and Molly Fromm and one apiece by Aly Kohanowski, Aimee Colla, Amber McDonald, Morgan Balcerak, Jessica Mlachnik and Ellen Kurth. Goaltender Corey Mikorski only had to make one save.

Muskego then pitched another shutout to gain a scoreless tie with Reedsburg. Mikorski again made only one save.

The Warriors dropped a 3-1 SEC decision to Kenosha Tremper on May 1. Mlachnik tallied the only goal, assisted by Colla, at 71 minutes, and Mikorski kept her team in the game with seven saves.

Muskego moved to 2-1 in the conference and 6-4-2 overall.

Muskego boys golf

The Warriors totaled 337 strokes for 12th place in the Morningstar Invitational on Friday.

Zach Maciosek led Muskego with an 80, while Jake Toby shot an 82, Ryan Schmid 87, Jordan Kuesnicka 88 and Nick Lehner 89.

Muskego was also sixth with 173 shots in a Southeast Conference mini-meet on May 2 and sixth with 185 shots in another SEC mini-meet on April 30. Individual scores were not available for either meet.

Eisenhower track

The Lions finished eighth (boys) and 10th (girls) in the Woodland Conference Relays on May 1 at South Milwaukee.

New Berlin West (87.5 points) won the boys meet - Ike scored 39 - and South Milwaukee (125) won the girls - Ike scored 22.

The best finish for the boys was second for the triple jump relay behind Alex Steinberger (37-feet, 3/4 inches), John Crowley (36-3 1/2 ) and Jake Antoniewicz (36-2 1/4 ) and two thirds by the 1600 relay (3 minutes, 34.24 seconds) and the 3200 relay (8:39.69).

The distance medley (11:16.65), 800 relay (1:35.43), 400 relay (46.98) and 6400 relay finished fifth (19:48.10).

The high jump relay was sixth behind Luke Mikula (5-2), Steinberger (5-2) and Kevin Plazak (5-0), the long jump relay took seventh behind Dylan Petre (19-8 1/2 ), Steinberger (17- 2 1/4 ) and Nick Bugan (16-2) and the 800 sprint relay finished eighth (1:46.79).

On the girls side, the triple jump relay behind Holly Plazak (32-4 1/2 ), Brittany Daniel (30-0) and Kate Nieberle (28-7 1/2 ) and the 1600 relay (4:17.81) each finished third, the Lions' top finishes.

The distance medley (13:28.45) and the 800 relay (1:56.36) were each sixth and the 3200 relay (11:06.62) and the 800 sprint medley (2:04.63).

On Friday the Lions took part in the Parker Memorial Invitational at New Berlin West, as both teams finished fourth.

The girls took first in the 1600 relay (4:17), Therese Thompson in the 3200 (12:04), Catherine Michaeletz in the 300 hurdles (49.20) and the 100 hurdles (16.65). Nick Taylor in the 100 (11.31) had the only boys first.

West boys tennis

West lost to Waukesha North, 4-3, on May 1 at home to start the week but then won by the same score at Cudahy on May 3.

The sensational Luke Hubert won at first singles, defeating Sjoerd Vaandrager (6-2, 6-1) and first doubles of Max Harty/David Franke defeated Trevor Atherton/Mikey Saustad (6-3, 7-6 (4)) and second doubles Matt Hartwig/Kyle Bartkuhn defeated Drake Bertnick/Nick Trzcinko (6-4, 6-3).

New Berlin West defeated Cudahy 4-3 on May 3 on the road.

The Vikings swept singles to win the match.

Hubert won a first singles (6-1, 6-0) and Jesse Pakula won a thriller at second singles (7-5, 1-6, 6-0).

No. 3 singles Yun Kim (6-2, 6-3 and Nate Gale at No. 4 singles (6-4, 7-5) were the other winners.

West girls soccer

New Berlin West is now 3-2-0 and 5-7-1 as the Vikings beat Shorewood and then lost to Madison Edgewood in their two outings.

The Vikings handed Shorewood its first Woodland Conference loss of the year May 1 at home, defeating the Greyhounds, 3-1. Cayla Holtz led the way with two goals.

After a scoreless first half, the teams scored three times in a three minute stretch.

Holtz took a pass from Tina Bedwell and scored in the 57th minute, but Shorewood tied the score less than a minute later. Then two minutes later Holtz got the lead back for good with an assist from Jenna Brzeski. Lexi Porter's goal with two minutes to play clinched the match and she was assisted by Kat Daigle on the score.

The Vikings then lost to Madison Edgewood, 3-0, in the Eisenhower Tournament on Saturday, as Crusaders scored twice in the first half to put the match away early.

West softball

The Vikings opened with two Woodland Conference wins by a combined 21-0 score and then played in the Wilmot Tournament on Saturday, losing twice.

West beat Brown Deer, 11-0, on May 1 as Carey Devine tossed a one-hit, five-inning shutout, striking out four. Leading 7-0 after four innings at Brown Deer, the Vikings scored four runs in the fifth to set up the 10-run rule.

Kelly Duggan had two hits and three RBIs, Moira Collins had two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs, Alison Kuhne had three hits and an RBI and Kailey Nealon had two hits and an RBI. Mallory Koltz singled and doubled and scored a run and stole two bases.

The next day Abby Kunz blanked Whitnall, 10-0, allowing three hits while striking out nine in a five inning game. Devine, Kuhne and Aubree Sentkowski each drove in two runs while Collins and Devine had two hits each. Duggan and Klotz each scored three runs and Devine and Kunz scored twice each.

Wilmot's stud pitcher Kristin Wood pitched a 14-0 one-hit shutout and fanned 17 Vikings as Klotz's single was the only West hit in the first game. Then the Vikings dropped a 6-3 extra inning decision to Greater Metro Conference co-leader Menomonee Falls in the second game. Kuhne doubled twice and drove in two runs to lead the offense.

Trailing 3-0, the Vikings rallied with a run in the sixth and two in the seventh to send the game into extra innings. But Falls scored three in the eighth to win it.

West is now 9-0 in the Woodland Conference Blue Division and 11-2 overall.

West boys golf

The Vikings finished last at the fourth Woodland Conference West mini-meet on May 1, finishing with a 186.

Andrew Knoll led the way with a 40 followed by Bryan Marx with a 46, Andrew Derwinski (48), Ray Rathjen (52) and Blake Church (54).

After getting rained out of a mini-meet on May 3, the Vikings finished 16th out of 22 teams in the Greendale Invitational on Friday at Morningstar, shooting a 369.

Knoll tied for 13th with a 78, well ahead of the rest of his teammates. Rathjen had a 95, followed by Derwinski (97), Marx (99) and Church (105).

Eisenhower boys tennis

Eisenhower opened the week with a 6-1 win May 1 over South Milwaukee. Flight winners were Praveen Sankrithi at No. 1 singles (6-2, 6-1), Blake Duffin at No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-0), Michael Brill at No. 4 singles (6-2, 6-2), Michael Dunham/Steve Evans at first doubles (6-1, 6-0), Teddy Jennaro/Phil Schinner at second doubles (6-1, 6-0) and Mitch Baker/Jordan Liebe at third doubles (6-3, 6-0).

"Everyone played good tennis and it was nice to have family and friends supporting us at this home match," coach Michael Jenders said.

The next day Ike beat Whitnall, 4-3, in a thriller. Flight winners were Dunham/Evans (6-1, 7-6), Teddy Jennaro/Phil Schinner at second doubles (6-1, 6-3), Baker/Liebe and (6-0, 6-1) and Jake Zimmerman in the match-clinching victory at fourth singles (6-0, 7-6).

"This was a tricky away match against a good opponent," Jenders said. "We were fortunate to come out on top. The doubles lineup was solid, as it has been all season."

The Lions then completed the week with a 3-1 record at the Martin Luther Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Ike defeated Delavan Darien, 7-0, and lost to Catholic Memorial, 5-2, on Friday. On Saturday the Lions won against Luther Prep, 4-3, and Brown Deer, 7-0.

Nathan Lepak led the squad with a 4-0 record at third singles. Brill (fourth singles), Sankrithi/Dunham (first doubles), Jennaro/Schinner (second doubles) and Baker/Liebe (third doubles) all achieved 3-1 records over the weekend.

"We performed quite well over the invite, and it is shaping up to be a successful conclusion to the season," Jenders said. "Blake Duffin was playing up a position at No. 1 singles this weekend and really battled hard on the court even with a painful toe injury."

Eisenhower is now 10-6 as a team this season in duals and multi-team events.

- Compiled by John Rech and Tom 'Sky' Skibosh




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