NORTH SHORE GOLF
With its four-stroke win over Cedarburg in the final North Shore mini-meet of the season on Monday, May 17, at Fire Ridge, the Homestead golf team will enter the NSC 18-hole league finale on Thursday, May 22, at Washington County with a one-point lead over the Bulldogs.
The top-ranked in state Highlanders will try to hold off the defending state champs for the league title that day. In the Fire Ridge meet, they held off the Bulldogs 156-160 in the nine-hole event as Nicolet tied for fourth with 173 and Whitefish Bay was sixth with 177.
Charlie Maleki carded a 37 while Ryan Wirthlin and Zach Shahrokhi each came in with 38s to lead Homestead. Marty Kimmel and Robbie Morway came in with matching 43s.
Ben Spector shot an even 40 to lead Nicolet while Alex Braun toured the nine in a 41. Michael Carruth came in with a 45 and Tucker Bauman shot a 47. Bay struggled this day even as Pat Sicula remained consistent with a tie for the individual runner-up spot with a 37, Adam Dallimore came in with a 44, and Teddy Weber carded a 46.
HOMESTEAD AND BAY GOLF
In their only other action outside of the league mini-meet last week, the Highlanders turned in an 18-hole score of 311 to edge rival Brookfield Central (314) for the title in the 13-school WPGA Rewards Invitational at the River Club of Mequon on May 13.
Charlie Maleki tied for second individually with a 74 in the event.
In addition, the Highlanders sent a reserve team finished 10th of 13 in the West Bend Bender Invitational on May 16.
The group turned in a sound 349 score as Dan Metzendorf came in with a an 18-hole score of 85, Blake Anderson 86 and Jake Lappin 87.
Bay's varsity finished seventh in the event with a 337 as Adam Dallimore came in with an 81, andPatrick Sicula and Hank Grunau each carded 82s.
WHITEFISH BAY-HOMESTEAD SOFTBALL
It's officially not a fluke anymore, as the Blue Dukes did their 7-5 victory over the Highlanders on May 1 one better on Monday, May 19, as they routed the Highlanders, 13-2.
With the win, Bay improved to 10-9 overall and 8-5 in the North Shore Conference while Homestead fell to 11-7 and 9-4, respectively.
Homestead took a 2-0 first inning lead and held that until the fourth when Bay exploded for nine runs.
Amelia Flint led the Bay offense with three hits and three RBI while Brianna Johnson had two hits and three RBI, and Coeli Merrill had two hits and two RBI.
In the five-inning game, Blue Duke pitcher MacKenzie McElduff scattered just five hits with four walks and one strikeout.
Megan Manning led the Homestead offense with three hits.
Prior to this year, Bay officials were almost certain that the Blue Dukes had never beaten the Highlanders in softball.
Bay closed out its regular season at home against Nicolet while the Highlanders did the same at North Shore Conference champion Germantown.
HOMESTEAD GIRLS SOCCER
The Highlanders (5-0 in North Shore play and 10-3-2 overall) stayed in a tie for first in the North Shore Conference with a 7-2 victory over Milwaukee Lutheran on May 13 and then followed that up with a 3-1 nonconference win over Kenosha Bradford on May 15.
They took on Germantown in a critical North Shore tilt on Tuesday, May 20, will host Prairie School in a nonconference tilt on Thurday, May 22 at 7 p.m. and then will host fellow NSC co-leader and top-ranked in state D2 polls Whitefish Bay at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 with the league title on the line.
Bay just came up with a huge 1-0 overtime win over top-ranked in state D1 polls DSHA on May 16.
In the win over Lutheran, Alex Lutz had two goals while Coco Wiencek (Mikaella Sabinash assist), Shay Darga (Sabinash), Brigid West (Sabinash), Jordan Ellerbrock (Shannon Greeley) and Sabinash (Katarina Rosich) also found the back of the net.
SHOREWOOD-BROWN DEER SOFTBALL
The season has not been a lot of fun for either side this season with many lopsided losses, but they did play a spirited doubleheader on May 14 as the Greyhounds swept the Falcons, 16-2, in the opener and 17-12, in the nightcap.
Shorewood entered the final week of the season with a 7-14 record while the youthful Falcons were 0-13. Brown Deer is the sixth-seed in its WIAA Division 2 regional and will travel to third-seeded Grafton on Thursday, May 22, for a regional quarterfinal game. If advancing, they will play at second-seeded kewaskum in a regional semifinal on Tuesday, May 27.
Meanwhile, the Greyhounds are also a sixth seed in their own D2 regional and will visit third-seeded Milwaukee Lutheran in a 4:30 p.m. regional quarterfinal on Thursday, May 22. If they win, they will head off to visit second-seeded Cudahy in a regional semifinal on Tuesday, May 27.
In the twinbill, Shorewood took control of the opener with a five-run second and a six-run third as Celeste Carroll went three for four with six RBI and a triple. Aisling Moloney had three hits with four RBI and four stolen bases while Brittany Lee went two for three with two RBI.
Carroll picked up the win, allowing only two hits with four strikeouts. Brown Deer got an RBI double from Shannon Murphy.
The nightcap was more competitive even though Shorewood did take a 12-0 lead after 21/2 innings. Brown Deer rallied to cut the lead to 15-6 after five innings and 17-10 after six frames before scoring two more in a seventh-inning rally that came up a bit short.
Greyhound lead-off hitter Ellie Larkey had four hits with a walk with four RBI, four runs scored and three stolen bases. Grace Reckmeyer had four hits and two RBI while Josee Langness played an excellent game in leftfield with two running catches to go along with three hits and two runs scored. Moloney and Chloe Stapleton had two hits each.
Carroll again got the win for Shorewood. For Brown Deer, Kacie Zak had a home run and four RBI while Shayna Key had two hits with two runs scored and Murphy also contributed two hits.
Shorewood coach David Berghaus is pleased with his team's progress.
"As a team we are still competing and trying to improve each day," said Berghaus. "Throughout the course of the year I have seen improvement from all."
Freshman first baseman Sarah Clasen and seniors Larkey, Stapleton and Lee all came in for praise from Berghaus.
BROWN DEER GIRLS SOCCER
After several one-sided losses in a row, the Falcons picked up a long needed 4-3 nonconference victory over Wisconsin Lutheran on May 17.
The Falcons (4-10 overall) rallied from a 2-0 deficit to earn the win. Among those scoring goals for Brown Deer were Rikki Nelson, co-captain Gina Wade and co-captain Natalie Surfus.
WHITEFISH BAY BOYS TRACK
The Blue Dukes finished out the regular season with a tie for second in the 11-team Grafton Invitational on May 16.
Bay took part in the North Shore Conference Outdoor on Tuesday, May 20 (see Whitefish BayNOW.com for details), and now will be at Cedarburg on Tuesday, May 27, for WIAA regional action. Qualifiers from there will advance to the sectional meet at Sussex Hamilton on Friday, May 30.
The Blue Dukes scored 86 points at Grafton to tie with the host Blackhawks as Sheboygan North won with 110.
Taking firsts for Bay were Ben Wallace in the pole vault (13 feet even), the 4x100-meter relay team of Adam Strehlow, Rhashad Gray, Tommy Friesch and Van Bassindale (44.28 seconds), and the 4x200 relay team of Gray, Bassindale, Friesch and Strehlow (1:31.61).
Other good finishes included the following: 110 high hurdles—Strehlow, second (16.08); Bailey Wieland, fourth (17.82). 300 intermediate hurdles—Wieland, third (45.18). High jump—Gray, second (6-2). Long jump—Brady Wieland, third (19-11). Triple jump—Brady Wieland, second (39-11). Shot put—Japhet Smith, fourth (42-5).
In the Richmond-Erickson Invitational at Wauwatosa East on May 13, Strehlow turned in a personal best of 39.61 in winning the 300 intermediate hurdles after taking second in the 100 highs (15.11). Gray won both the high jump at 6-2 and the triple jump (42-4), while Brady (20-5) and Bailey (20-2) Wieland took second and third, respectively in the long jump. Smith was third in the shot put (43-2) and Brady Weland was the same in the triple jump. Friesch was second in the 400 (51.64).
HOMESTEAD GIRLS TRACK
The Highlanders closed their regular season on a positive note with a second in the Cedarburg True Team invite on May 16.
Homestead lost a close decision to North Shore rival Germantown (1,429-1/2 points-1,396-1/2). The Highlanders looked to claim the North Shore Conference Outdoor championship on May 20 (see MequonNOW.com for details).
Taking firsts for Homestead were Elyssa Tracy in the pole vault (11-0) and 4x100-meter weightmen's relay that included Kelli Ausman, Kathleen Cullen, Virginia Lee and Jessi Zupke.
Other good places included the following: 100 high hurdles—Tracy, second (16.38). 100 dash—Leigh Berman, fourth (13.51); Nia Feaster, fifth (13.56). 4x200 relay—Alex Lutz, Ellie Hetrick, Tori Puhl and Mary Kate Simon, fifth (1:56.52). 400—Grace Karegeannes, fourth (1:03.89). 4x100 relay—Andrea Rossman, Jenna Miller, Ellie Trau and Puhl, fifth (54.84). 300 low hurdles—Jadin Stoffel, fifth (52.95). 3,200—Anna Keller, third (11:59.16). High jump—Holland Cummisford, fourth (4-6). Pole vault—Berman, sixth (9-0). Long jump—Feaster, second (16-4). Triple jump—Feaster, second (32-5). Discus—Ausman, second (98-2); Jessi Zupke, sixth (79-4).
BROWN DEER TRACK
Zack Baun won the high jump with a leap of 6 feet 6 inches as the Falcons closed out their regular season in the West Allis Hale on May 16.
The Falcons took part in the Woodland Conference outdoor meet on Tuesday, May 20, and now will host a WIAA Division 2 regional on Tuesday, May 27. Qualifiers from there will advance to sectional competition at Whitewater on Friday, May 30.
Both the Brown Deer boys and girls finished seventh in the 10-plus team Hale meet on May 16. The boys scored 56 1/2 points for their spot.
Aside from Baun's victory, other good finishes included the following: 4x400 relay—third (3:34.41). Shot put—Jamar Manning, third (45-2). Discus—Manning, second (137-8). 300 intermediate hurdles—Nick Coleman, second (43.04).
For the girls, the Falcons scored 50 points for their spot. Top places included the following: 200—Shelby Sellers, third (27.72). 4x200 relay—second (1:51.84). Triple jump—Valerie Whiyee, third (34-6 1/2). Discus—Sara Galloway, fourth (85-10).
SHOREWOOD GIRLS SOCCER
Poor field conditions limited the Greyhounds to only one game last week and that was a 4-0 decision over New Berlin West on May 13 that improved their record to 5-1-2 overall.
Two first-half goals from freshman Giovanna Zizzo (both assists Marlee Lane) gave the Greyhounds enough of a cushion to work with. Zizzo collected two assists on goals scored by Sunni Kessenich in the second half.
The Greyhounds have three games this week including a home tilt against Greenfield on Thursday, May 22.
Coach Andy Baisch said the team is starting to play well now but is curious to see how they respond in more difficult games.
WHITEFISH BAY TENNIS
The Blue Dukes picked up a nice 4-3 nonconference victory over state D2 power Green Bay Notre Dame on May 16 as top singles player Wentong Zhang earned a 6-0, 6-1, in his spot.
Bay will co-host the North Shore Conference Tournament Thursday and Friday, May 22 and 23, with the Blue Dukes hosting the doubles competition.
NICOLET GIRLS SOCCER
After weeks of struggling, the Knights broke a six-game losing streak with a 7-0 rout of Milwaukee Lutheran on Monday, May 19.
The win improved Nicolet to 5-7 overall. They took on powerful Germantown on Wednesday, May 21 and will host Wauwatosa East in a nonconference game on Thursday, May 22.
Nicolet scored four times in the first 10 minutes against Lutheran.
SHOREWOOD BOYS GOLF
Top player junior Brian Morris broke his hand in a fluke incident with a car door and that put a serious dent in the Greyhounds' hopes as they look to close out the regular season on a positive note.
Coach Drake Zortman said that Morris might still try to play in the WIAA D2 regional meet at Oakwood on Tuesday, May 27 but noted that that "is up in the air" just yet.
Morris had broken 40 for nine holes on five different occasions this season. The Woodland Conference 18-hole finale was played on Wednesday, May 21. Morris' last nine-hole effort was a 39 in a league mini-meet last week. Because he will miss the league finale, he will not be eligible for any of the league's combined end-of-season awards.
In his stead, Josh Kather shot a 44 in the mini-meet on May 15 at Oakwood as the Greyhounds clinched fourth in the Woodland Conference Eastern Division.
HOMESTEAD BOYS TRACK
In the Menomonee Falls Ron Burling invite, the Highlanders picked up a first from Evan Routhier in the 1,600 (4:28.11) as he later took fourth in the 800 (2:00.51).
Vincent Wilkerson was sixth in the 110 high hurdles (15.96) while both the 4x100 (44.51) and the 4x400 (3:28.79) were second. Blake Leeson was fourth in the high jump (6-0) and the triple jump (41-8). John Marita was second in both the discus (136-4) and shot put (46-3 1/2). The 4x200 relay was fourth (1:32.68).
The girls took ninth in the Menomonee Falls Invitational on May 14 as Katie Novak was fourth in the 1,600 (5:26.9), Michelle Pigg fifth in the 800 (2:29.29) and Elizabeth Mowers fifth in the 3,200 (12:06.48). Chantel Drake also grabbed a fourth in the long jump (15-9 1/2).
In the Menomonee Falls Ron Burling Invite on May 14, the Knight boys got a sixth from Sam Kirk in the 100 (11.55), the 4x100 relay (44.5), and a seventh from Desmond Steward in the long jump (20-0). Tom Fears was the same place in the high (5-8).
In the Cedarburg True Team Invite on May 16, the Knights picked up some final times before the North Shore Conference Outdoor that was held on Tuesday, May 20.
For the boys, top performances included Silas Nelson, third in the 1,600 (4:54.28), a fourth and a fifth, respectively, by Jacob Sutter (54.54) and Taylor Hansen (54.87), a sixth from Kirk in the 200 (23.99), a third from Chris Welker in the 3,200 (11:05.9), a fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively, from Charles Rossman (11-0),Taylor Hansen (10-6) and Matt Aussem (10-0) in the pole vault; a fourth by Steward in the long jump (19-5), a sixth from Fears in the high jump (5-4) and a second from the 4x400 relay team of Welker, Hansen, Jaron Williams and Kirk (3:35.85).
For the girls in the same meet, best efforts included the following: 4x800 relay—Pigg, Nora McGuire, Isabella Mahlik and Novak, fourth (10:58.35). 1,600—Mowers, second (5:38.33). 4x200 relay—Rylee Callahan, Brandilyn Robertson, Amara Saffold, and Jnana Martin, third (1:52.4). 300 low hurdles—Brookelyn Robertson, sixth (53.13). 800—Pigg, fourth (2:32.4). 200—Saffold, fifth (27.51). 3,200—Novak, fourth (12:06.07); Mowers, fifth (12:13.91). Pole vault—Laura Bahn, fourth (9-6); Callahan, fifth (9-0).
NICOLET GIRLS SOFTBALL
The Knights split a pair of North Shore games with Milwaukee Lutheran last week, beating them 8-3 on May 14 and falling to them 11-4, on May 15.
A four-run third broke open the winning effort as Ania Kotecki, Amethyst Graham and Daryan Fisher had all had two hits each for the Knights.
Amanda Mehl picked up the win, scattering nine hits with four walks and three strikeouts.
Nicolet started the week 8-10 on the season.
— Steven L.Tietz
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