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Sports Wrapups: Oct. 15

Oct. 15, 2012

Muskego girls tennis

Amy Upthagrove won a pair of matches in the WIAA Division 1 State Individual Tournament at Madison last weekend.

Upthagrove (27-5) opened with a 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Lauren Miketinac of Green Bay Preble (19-9), then dropped Nicole Meylor of Wauwatosa West (27-5), by a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 count.

She then fell to fifth seed Megan Humphreys of Kenosha Tremper (35-2) by a 6-3, 7-5 score in her final state match.

"We knew Humphreys was a jackrabbit and could run down every ball," head coach Sue Vogel said. "Amy came up to the net and angled balls away so effectively, Humphreys could not even get to many balls. This was an outstanding performance and a great way to end her high school career."

Upthagrove finishes with a school-record 94 victories.

The doubles team of Alison Lambrecht and Natalie Radloff (7-6) beat Dibet Wilkinson and Lauren Weise of Cedarburg (13-9), 3-6, 6-2, (11-9), in its first round, then lost to Abby Kolbow and Kali Flesch of Hartland Arrowhead (23-10), 6-2, 6-2.

Emily Kleist (20-4) fell to Sydney Wolf of Eau Claire Memorial (28-5), 7-5, 6-0, in her first match.

Muskego went 16-4 in duals and welcomes new Hall of Fame inductees in Upthagrove, Kleist (68 victories), Lambrecht (55) and Radloff (50).

Muskego girls cross country

The Warriors finished second to only powerful Hartland Arrowhead in the Classic 8 Conference Meet at Naga-Waukee Park on Saturday.

Muskego tallied 62 points to trail Arrowhead, which had the top six runners and scored 15 points. Waukesha West took third with 67 points.

Leanna Barr came in ninth with 15 minutes, 58 seconds, while Jenna Lederman was right behind in 10th (16:01). Georgi Llanas took 12th (16:03), Lexie Tremble 14th (16:15), Morgan Marek 17th (16:18), Ellie Tadych 20th (16:28), Gabby Mraz 26th (16:59) and Amy Klaus 47th (18:13).

"We had a great team effort," head coach Richard Raney said. "We really shone in the second half of the race; at the midpoint, we were in third or fourth place and really did a great job of moving up from there.

"Arrowhead ran a great race; to have a perfect score is remarkable."

West cross country

The boys finished third in the Woodland Conference Championship at Grant Park on Friday. The Vikings scored 106 points to finish behind Shorewood (38) and Wauwatosa West (80).

James Kern finished seventh (16:44) to lead West and Momo Mohamed took 12th (16:55). Cory Davis finished 16th (16:58), Andrew Munger was 32nd (17:49) and James Windorff took 39th (17:56). The Vikings final two runners were Ross Wick, 52nd (18:32) and Dominick Ropella, 62nd (19:16).

"It has been about our trio of senior boys this year," coach Jill Werner said. "These three have emerged as contenders for state. Looking at our sectional, all three have the potential to qualify individually for the state championships."

The Vikings girls finished fourth with 111 points as Pewaukee beat Shorewood, 55-58, for the title and Wauwatosa West finished third (85).

Madeline Egan had the Vikings' girls best finish, taking eighth in 15:39. Brittany Kozlowski was next, taking 17th (16:03), followed by Rachel Butler (23rd, 16:17), Sarah Meleski (30th, 16:32) and Erin Simpson (33rd, 16:40). Rounding out the West runners were Kassidy Berens (48th, 17:24) and Megan Roehrs (53rd, 17:34).

"Egan has continued to come on strong the last three weeks," Werner said. "We knew she had it in her to break 16 minutes, and she surprised herself by breaking it so substantially for the first time."

The Vikings combined for 17 of 25 personal records out of boys and girls varsity and JV teams.

Kern and Egan were first-team all-conference, Mohamed and Davis were second team and Kozlowski and Butler honorable mention.

Muskego girls volleyball

The Warriors finished second in their first-ever Classic 8 Conference Tournament on Friday, falling to Catholic Memorial in the championship match.

Muskego downed Waukesha North and Hartland Arrowhead in duals before losing to Memorial, three games to one.

Mary O'Connor totaled 23 kills, Kayla Bluemel 15 kills and 3½ blocks, Michelle Fugarino 19 digs and five aces, Morgan Kath 51 assists, eight digs and eight aces, Sam Jezewski seven digs and Jordan Wachowiak 8½ blocks.

Muskego holds the top seed in its WIAA Division 1 sectional, which begins this week. The Warriors will host either eighth seed Franklin or ninth seed Racine Horlick at 7 p.m. Oct. 20.

The winner will advance to sectional play at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Racine Horlick. The sectional championship match is at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Greenfield High School.

Muskego boys cross country

Mitch Kwapick led the way with ninth place in 17 minutes, 1 second for the Warriors in the Classic 8 Conference Meet on Saturday at Naga-Waukee Park.

Kwapick earns second-team all-conference honors for his effort.

Alex Erickson claimed 19th (17:22), Josh Deakin 23rd (17:33), Max Tesch 27th (17:41), Zach Matusinec 34th (17:55), Nic Blommel 41st (18:14) and Colin Reisenauer 45th (18:26) for Muskego, which scored 112 points for fourth place.

The junior varsity finished second, led by Evan Seghers, who was fifth.

The Warriors will host a WIAA sectional race for the first time in school history at 11 a.m. Oct. 20.

Eisenhower cross country

The boys finished fourth in the Woodland Conference Championship at Grant Park on Friday. The Lions scored 117 points to finish behind Shorewood (38), Wauwatosa West (80) and New Berlin West (106).

Matthew Kizaric just missed the top-10, taking 11th (16:51) and the next four finished 25th-28th: Nick Buban (17:22), Stephen Arcuri (17:30), Dallas Thompson (17:30) and Brian Schaefer (17:34). Quinn Thompson (38th, 17:55) and Jack Lodermeier (40th, 18:02) rounded out the Lions participants.

The Lions girls finished eighth with 176 points as Pewaukee beat Shorewood, 55-58, for the title.

Rebecca Eldien led the way for the girls taking seventh (15:34) while Hannah Kinzer took 22nd (16:16). Carley Ney was 43rd (17:05), Stefanie Panzenhagen, 47th (17:17) and Veronica Diedrich, 57th (17:44). Also running were Mia Sienko (66th, 18:29) and Bettina Diedrich (67th, 18:43).

West girls volleyball

The Vikings (30-7) finished in third place in the Woodland Conference Tournament after a hard-fought four-set loss to Pius XI on Saturday at Greenfield.

"It was one of the best matches we played this season," coach Joel Golsteyn said. "The competitiveness and quality of play in this match was outstanding. The first three games were close and could have broke any way but Pius just made a few more critical plays than we did at the crucial moments in games one and two.

The Lady Popes are the third-ranked team in D1 and they showed evidence that supported that ranking.

"Pius is a team that makes you earn every single point so it is very taxing to play them," Golstyn said. "Pius is a very well-coached team that is extremely disciplined on defense and they don't let many balls hit the floor."

Golsteyn was proud of his team's effort.

"When you play as hard as we did today it is very rewarding to know that you battled that team so closely and just fell short."

The Vikings beat Wauwatosa West (25-16, 25-18) and Whitnall (25-17, 25-22) at Whitnall on Oct. 11 in first-round Pool Play.

Stat leaders against the Trojans were Gina Pezze with nine kills, 14 digs and three blocks; Sarah Franzen with 25 assists and Casey Luehrs with six aces. Pezze (10 kills), Franzen (27 assists) and Kellie Shaw (12 digs) were the leaders over Whitnall.

In the loss to the Lady Popes in Saturday's final four (21-25, 22-25, 25-23, 13-25), the stat leaders were Pezze (15 kills, 22 digs), Franzen (40 assists) and Rachel Gasper (five blocks).

Muskego boys volleyball

The Warriors downed Kettle Moraine, 27-25, 25-20, 13-25, 25-23, in a Classic 8 Conference dual on Oct. 8.

Tony Mack collected 16 kills, while Ryan Alvine totaled 20 assists and 10 digs and Sean Tobin five blocks.

Muskego finished conference duals against Waukesha South on Oct. 17 and will play in the Classic 8 Tournament at Waukesha North at 9 a.m. Oct. 20.

Eisenhower boys soccer

Sixth-seeded Eisenhower beat 11th-seeded Milwaukee South, 8-1, on Oct. 9, but then lost in the regional finals, 1-0, at third-seeded Bradley Tech two days later.

In their victory, Ike scored four goals in each half.

Mason Gretzon had two goals, Corbin Messman had a goal and four assists, Stephen Evans had a goal and three assists, Aaron Wilson had a goal and an assist, Jimmy Kuhnz, Nick Popp and Nitish Katta all scored.

The Lions had several opportunities in a scoreless first half against the Trojans on Oct. 11 and then continued to pressure in the second half. Tech then started putting pressure on, taking advantage of the wind at their back. Tech then converted a penalty kick with 16 minutes left to play for the game's only score.

It was the final game for Ike seniors Evans, Messman, Wilson, Kuhnz, Aaron Jaskulski, Jake Thompson, Benny King, Noah Wagner, Ben Daines and Ryan Hansmann.

Eisenhower finished 8-13-0.

West boys soccer

Eighth-seeded New Berlin West beat ninth-seeded Franklin, 6-1, on Oct. 9 but then dropped a 9-0 decision to powerful Marquette at Quad Park on Oct. 11.

The Vikings were led by David Franke, who scored twice, and Kevin Marx, who had two goals and two assists to spark the win. Victor Maniscalco added two assists and a goal and Drew Pearson added a goal.

West finished the year 9-13-2 after losing to the Hilltoppers.

Eisenhower girls volleyball

The Lions had a disappointing end to their conference play this week as they lost in the first round of the conference tournament.

They traveled to Greendale Oct. 18 to take on 10th-seeded Cudahy and third-seeded Greendale. They beat Cudahy 2-0 and then went 0-2 against Greendale sending Greendale to the final round of the conference tournament at Greenfield on Saturday. After some great volleys and plays, the Lions just could not pull off the upset to advance.

Leaders for the night included Jess Gary with 16 kills, Allie Persick with 38 assists, Rachael Dejno, Abby Maier, and Allie Persick each added four aces, Nina Dodd with 13 digs and Nikki Karch with three blocks.

New Berlin boys volleyball

The United beat Wauwatosa West at New Berlin West, 3-0, on Oct. 10 (25-18, 25-23, 25-22), rebounding from a disappointing conference loss on Oct. 8 at Greendale.

The United used a balanced offense and solid defense to win their final conference match of the season.

The United team finished conference play with a 4-2 record and now head into the Woodland Conference Tournament and postseason playoffs with some needed momentum. The United offense was led by junior setter Mickey Sugar with 35 assists, three kills and three service aces.

Freshman outside hitter Adam Campbell contributed 10 kills and five defensive digs, sophomore outside hitter John Collins tallied 10 kills and four service aces, junior middle hitter Brett Hanson tallied nine kills and freshman outside hitter Matt Zeske tallied seven kills.

Eisenhower girls swimming

New Berlin Eisenhower maintained its undefeated dual meet season with a 99-88 win over New Berlin West on Oct. 10.

The 200-yard medley relay of Sammy Kozlowski, Kerri Jesmok, Steffi Durley and Shayna Putney took first and then the Lions went on to dominate in the 200 freestyle as Paige Carter (1:59.67) and Nicole Bellford (2:05.30) went 1-2 respectively.

Caitlin Durley turned in a first place in the 200 individual medley with teammate Kozlowski right behind her for second.

New Berlin West was ahead at the break and the Lions needed to pick up some points, so Steffi Durley (1:01.87) and Bellford (1:02.30) had their best 100 butterfly swims of the season capturing first and second. The 100 freestylers followed suit as Carter (55.40), Sam Rottel (56.72) and Caitlin Durley (1:00.97) went 1-2-3.

Putney had her fastest 500 swim of the season taking second for the Lions in a 5:35.87 and the 200 free relay team of Rottel, Bellford, Caitlin Durley and Carter pulled out the fastest relay split of the season for second.

Steffi Durley easily won the 100 back (1:07.83) and Kozlowski came through with a much-needed win in the 100 breast (1:15.72). Then the 400 free relay team of Rottel, Steffi Durley, Putney and Carter took first and broke the pool record with a 3:47.72.

Bellford, Gina Lupo, Jesmok and Caitlin Durley came in third to secure the meet victory for the Lions.

Eisenhower then took fourth at Saturday's Small School State meet finishing one point behind third-place McFarland. Top-six finishers for the Lions were Carter in the 200 freestyle (third, 2:00.04); Rottel in the 50 free (fourth, 25.22); Rottel (third, 54.66) and Carter (third, 54.96) in the 100 free; the 200 free relay team of Rottel, Nicole Bellford, Steffi Durley and Carter (third, 1:44.95); and the 400 free relay team of Rottel, Bellford, Shayna Puttney and Carter (third, 3:45.56).

West girls swimming

West lost to Ike to start the week and individual wins went to Kelsey Dickinson in 1-meter diving and Maddi Tew won the free and the 500 free and the 200 free relay of Tew, Emily Szydlowski, Kayla Rasmussen and Amber Kazinski also took first.

"Ike is a strong team and I was impressed with how our girls competed with them," coach Becky Young said. "Many girls swam season-best times which is a great confidence builder approaching the end of the season."

In the Small School State the Vikings' top-10 finishes went to Tew (second, 200 free, 1:55.92; third, 500 free, 5:10.82) and Rasmussen (ninth, 50 free, 26.55).

Two relays also did well, a second in the 200 free (1:44.04) behind Tew, Rasmussen, Kazinski and Szydlowski and a seventh in the 400 free relay (3:58.18) with Tew, Kazinski, Szydlowski and Jen Graham.

They finished 10th out of 16 teams overall.

Muskego girls swimming

The Warriors tallied 91 points for 10th place in the Homestead Invitational on Saturday.

They will compete in the Classic 8 Conference Meet at Waukesha South at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 20.

Eisenhower girls tennis

Seniors Hanna Muche/Katie Lang of New Berlin Eisenhower (5-6) beat sophomores Joanie Williams/Andrea Chironis of Badger (15-2), 6-3, 6-2, but then lost to top-seeded senior Sophia Lococo/freshman Anna Kreynin of Homestead (30-0), 6-0, 6-0.

- Compiled by Tom "Sky" Skibosh and John Rech

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