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Sports Wrapups: April 23

April 23, 2012

Eisenhower softball

Eisenhower won an important Woodland Conference game to start the week and then took two of three games at the Germantown Tournament on Saturday.

The Lions defeated Whitnall, 7-2, on April 17 at home in an early-season battle among league leaders, using a four-run first inning to spark the win. Shawna Rickard singled and tripled and drove in a run while Bailey Meyer singled twice and added an RBI.

Katie Lang had the complete game win, allowing only four hits, while walking two and fanning 10.

The Lions beat Kettle Moraine Lutheran, 7-3, in the first game on Saturday at Germantown. Jenna Malinauskas singled twice and drove in two runs, while Amber Cywinski singled twice and Rickard singled and doubled as Ike managed 11 hits. Trailing 3-2 going into the third, the Lions scored three runs and never trailed. Lang and Jamie Kilps shared the pitching, combining for nine strikeouts.

Eisenhower lost the second game to Muskego, 2-1. Both teams scored in the first inning and the game was tied until the Warriors won the game with a run in the seventh. Lang had two hits to lead the Lions. Kilps and Lang shared the pitching and combined for nine strikeouts. Rickard scored the only run after leading off the game with a double.

The Lions then closed out the day with a 5-2 win over Kenosha Tremper. The Lions used a four-run fourth inning to break the game open. Malinauskas went the distance striking out nine, while Kilps went 2-for-3 and Steph Lombardo went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

West girls soccer

New Berlin West lost three of four games last week, including a win and a loss in the Appleton North Quad on Saturday.

West opened the week with a 1-0 non-conference loss April 17 to Sheboygan North at home. Sheboygan North's Michelle Greeneway scored the only goal in the second half.

The Vikings then lost a 1-0 Woodland Conference match at Pewaukee on April 19. The Pirates' Abbey Toureene scored the only goal, assisted by Katie Ellington, at 62 minutes, 15 seconds.

On Saturday, the Vikings beat Appleton West, 4-1, and then lost to Appleton North, 9-0.

In the win over West, the Terrors scored first, but the Vikings countered with goals by Cayla Holtz, Jessica Twitchell (assist by Elise Weiss), Tina Bedwell and Lexi Porter.

West is 3-4-1 overall and 1-1 in league play.

West softball

New Berlin West had a 4-0 week and improved to 7-0 overall for the year.

Abby Kunz tossed a two-hit shutout, walked one and struck 10 in an 11-0 win April 17 over Brown Deer at home. Carey Devine had a huge day with four hits, including two doubles, and five RBIs, while Mallory Klotz tripled, homered, scored three times and drove in three runs.

Devine sparked a 13-3 win over Pewaukee April 18 at home, scattering six hits, walking two and fanning four in the six-inning win.

Leading 3-1 through three innings, the Vikings exploded for seven runs in the fourth inning to put the game away. Hannah Buth was walked and hit by a pitch twice and scored three times, while Klotz each scored three runs after walking four times. Alison Kuhne doubled twice and drove in three runs. West managed four hits and took advantage of 12 Pirate walks.

The Vikings then won two games in the rescheduled Waukesha West Tournament on Saturday.

A superb effort by Kunz lifted the Vikings to a 7-2 win in seven innings over Waukesha West in the first game. Kunz kept contact to a minimum, striking out 12 Wolverine batters. She allowed no earned runs on three hits and three walks over seven innings.

Kailey Nealon tripled in the third inning, singled in the fourth inning and doubled in the sixth inning to highlight her day. Klotz and Nealon combined for six hits and four RBIs.

West never surrendered the lead after the third inning, scoring three runs on a groundout by Devine and two triples.

Fans were treated to a high-scoring affair in the second game, as New Berlin Weswt nipped Tosa East, 10-9, in seven innings. The teams totaled 18 hits, including four extra base hits. Buth went a perfect 3-for-3, all singles.

Tosa East couldn't get anything going when Kunz was pitching, managing just one hit, allowing no earned runs, no walks and fanning eight during her four innings of work to get the win. Devine pitched the first three innings for West, allowing nine runs (four earned) over three innings.

Muskego boys tennis

The Warriors placed fifth in the powerful Waukesha South Invitational on Saturday.

Muskego opened on Friday with a dual against Madison West. Doubles winners were the first team of Ben Ziolkowski and Nick Oleniczak (7-5, 6-4) and the third team of Max Francis and Harry Thompson (6-2, 3-6, 6-3). The second team of Jordan Kaminski and Josh Taylor dropped a tough 6-2, 5-7, 4-6 match.

The tournament then went to a flighted format. Francis and Thompson finished second, defeating Hartford and Green Bay Southwest before losing to Whitefish Bay.

Mike Bratishko, at third singles, came in third with victories over Waukesha South and Green Bay Southwest and a loss to Bay. Ziolkowski and Oleniczak placed fifth, falling to Bay for their first loss of the season, then downed Hartford and DePere.

"I really thought this would be a good test for our guys, and I thought they did a great job," head coach Jake Adamson said. "We held our own against the toughest competition we will see all year."

In the Waukesha West Invitational on April 14, Muskego won two of three, beating Sussex Hamilton, 7-0, and New Berlin West, 5-2 and losing to Waukesha West, 4-3.

Muskego girls soccer

The Warriors went 1-1-1 last week, blanking Racine Horlick, 2-0, on April 17; falling to Kettle Moraine, 3-0, on Friday; and tying Green Bay Preble, 2-2, on Saturday.

Scoring for Muskego against Horlick were Aimee Colla and Aly Kohanowski, both early in the first half. Goalkeeper Corey Mikorski came up with five saves.

Angie Jasper and Jessica Mlachnik both scored against Preble, with Mlachnik and Kohanowski picking up assists.

Muskego went to 4-3-1 going into this week.

West boys golf

New Berlin West shot a 216 and finished behind Greendale (172), Eisenhower (176), Whitnall (177), Pewaukee (178) and Greenfield (190) on April 16 at the Whitnal Park Golf Course at the first Woodland Conference West mini-meet.

Sophomore Andrew Knoll led the way with a 42, followed by sophomore Andrew Derwinski (56), senior Alex Munger (58), freshman Blake Church (60) and senior Ray Rathjen (68).

The Woodland West Mini meet at Nagawaukee April 19 was rained out and rescheduled for May 8.

West boys tennis

New Berlin West defeated Brown Deer, 7-0, on April 17 and lost to Mukwonago, 4-3, in two home games.

In the win over the Falcons, first singles Luke Hubert (6-0, 6-0), second singles Jesse Pakula (6-0, 6-3), third singles Matt Seely (6-3, 6-0) and fourth singles Sangyun Kim (6-0, 6-1) all rolled to wins.

Doubles winners were first doubles Max Harty/David Franke (6-3, 6-7, 6-3), second Matt Hartwig/Kyle Bartkuhn /Nyles Wray (6-2, 6-1) and third Tyler Brandt/Nick Brandt (6-1, 6-0).

Mukwonago defeated New Berlin West 4-3, on April 18, as Hubert won first singles (6-1, 6-1), Harty/Franke won first doubles (6-4, 6-1) and Hartwig/Bartkuhn won second doubles (4-6, 6-1, 7-5).

Hubert is already 10-0 for the season, having lost only 11 games in 10 matches.

Eisenhower boys golf

New Berlin Eisenhower shot a 176 and finished second behind Greendale (172) on April 16 at the Whitnall Park Golf Course at the first Woodland Conference West mini-meet.

Senior Steve Zeske and junior Jake Thompson each shot a 43 to lead the Lions, while junior Mitch Arman and sophomore Jake Lipski each shot a 45, and senior Jake Sperka finished with a 48.

Following Greendale and Ike were Whitnall (177), Pewaukee (178), Greenfield (190) and New Berlin West (216).

"We're off to a good start," coach Dave Scheidegger said. "I'm happy with our depth and the way the kids are stepping up. We need to shoot decent, steady golf and compete among each other."

The Woodland West Mini meet at Nagawaukee April 19 was rained out and set for May 8.

Eisenhower boys track

Nick Taylor took first place in the 200-meters (23.50 seconds) to lead the Lions at the Hamilton Invitational on April 18.

Dylan Petre placed second in the long jump (19-feet, 2½ inches) and fifth in the 200 (24.46) and Jake Antoniewicz took second in the triple jump (38-2) and fourth in the 300 hurdles (45.53).

The 3200 relay of Quinn Thompson, Stephen Arcuri, Jimmy Kuhnz and captain Brandon Wing took third in the 3200 (8:48.76) and the 800 relay of Taylor, Petre, Jason Rose and Jason Guman was fourth (1:38.83).

Brookfield Central and Waukesha North won the event (103 points each), followed by Hamilton (71), New Berlin West (68) and Eisenhower (29).

Eisenhower girls track

The Lions had one first-place performance and five second-place finishes while finishing fifth at the Hamilton Invitational on April 18.

Catherine Michaletz took first in the 300-meter hurdles (49.63 seconds) and second in the 100 hurdles (17.67).

Therese Thompson in the 1600 (5 minutes, 57.08 seconds), Carley Ney in the 400 (1:03.87) and the 1600 relay of Carley Ney, Holly Plazak, Stephanie McArthur and Michaletz (4:26.42) all finished second place.

The other second-place performance went to Holly Plazak in the triple jump (32 feet, 6 inches) and fourth in the 200 (29.19), while Katherine Carnahan in the long jump (14-0) and the 400 relay of Jenna Hashek, Taylor Belongia, Brittany Daniel and Carnahan (57.99) each finished fourth.

Brookfield Central won the event (106), followed by Hamilton (88), New Berlin West (83), Divine Savior Holy Angels (52) and New Berlin Eisenhower (44).

West girls track

The Vikings had 12 top-three finishes at the Hamilton Invitational on April 18, as they finished third in the five-team meet.

The 400 relay of Rayce Albino, Karis Arbeiter, Sami Stenstrup and Marissa Myers (51.82 seconds, third fastest in school history) and Gina Pezze in the shot put (34-feet, 3 inches) each won their event, and Pezze also finished second in the discus throw (77 feet, 8½ inches). Pezze's shot put was the longest at the school in over eight years.

Rebecca Gasper was second in the high jump (4-10), fourth 100 hurdles (18.43) and fourth in the 300 hurdles (54.70).

Myers took second in the 200 (28.29) and third in both the discus throw (72-2) and the long jump (15-7). Arbeiter was second in the long jump (personal record of 16-3) and third in the 100 (13.47).

Madeline Egan was third in the 3200 (13 minutes, 5.26 seconds), Albino was third in the pole vault (7-6) and fifth in the 200 (29.54) and the 1600 relay finished third (10:54.34).

Fourth-place finishes went to Anne Kaczynski in the 1600 (6:12.99), Emily Szydlowski in the 800 (2:41.52), Patricia Boles in the shot put (26-7), Stenstrup, fourth in the pole vault (7-6) and Ana Liska in the triple jump (31-10).

Two relays also took fourth - the 800 relay of Mackenzie Koch, Gasper, Liska and Alison Lange (1:57.70) and the 1600 relay of Gasper, Koch, Lange and Nicole Holstein (4:29.61).

Brookfield Central won the event (106), followed by Hamilton (88), New Berlin West (83), Divine Savior Holy Angels (52) and New Berlin Eisenhower (44).

West boys track

The Vikings won two relay races and finished fourth out of five teams April 18 at the Hamilton Invitational.

New Berlin West took first in the 3200 relay of Mitch Groth, Patrick Delaney, Grant Marton, James Kearn (8 minutes, 42.29 seconds) and the 800 relay of Dino Poulos, Dylan Wiese, Cory Davis and Brock Shilling took first (1:34.11) to lead the way.

The 400 relay of Erik Schaeffer, Wiese, Bryan Watson and Poulos (46.59) and the 1600 relay of Tyler Thompson, Shilling, Patrick Delaney and Davis (3:35.04) each finished second, as did Sean Marton in the 400 (54.47) and Alex Cranfill in the second shot put (47 feet, 1 inch).

Chase Robles finished third in the 1600 (4:38.64) and fourth in the 3200 (10:24.62) while Sam Nigbur was third in the long jump (18-7).

Chamika Wijenayake in the high jump (5-8) and in the long jump (18-7) took fourth as did Eric Schaeffer in the 200 (24.44) and Bryan Watson in the triple jump (37-7).

James Kearn, 3200 (10:27.76), Scott Reichel, high jump (5-6) and Mitch Wanta, pole vault (11-6), all finished fifth.

Brookfield Central and Waukesha North won the event (103 points each), followed by Hamilton (71), New Berlin West (68) and Eisenhower (29).

Eisenhower boys tennis

The Lions nipped St. Francis, 4-3, on April 18 at the Princeton Club, the only match of the week as Whitnall's dual was rained out April 19.

Ike swept doubles - Praveen Sankrithi/Michael Dunham at No. 1 doubles (6-0, 6-0), Steve Evans/Teddy Jennaro at No. 2 doubles (6-0, 6-0), Jordan Liebe/Mitch Baker at No. 3 Doubles (6-0, 6-2).

The only singles winner was Romith Challa at No. 4 Singles (6-1, 6-2).

"St. Francis fielded a strong singles lineup, and we were fortunate to perform very well in the doubles," Ike coach Mike Jenders said. "Romith Challa made his varsity debut at fourth singles and won the decisive match. His hard work has really paid dividends."

Muskego boys golf

The Warriors tallied 171 strokes to finish fourth in the season's first Southeast Conference mini-meet at Tuckaway Country Club on April 16.

- Compiled by Tom 'Sky' Skibosh and John Rech

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