Sport Shorts: May 22

Oak Creek's first doubles player Mike Armanious returns a volley against Franklin's team in their May 12 matchup at Oak Creek. Franklin won the match 6-1, with Armanious and his partner Sam Hyatt earning the only win for the Knights.

Oak Creek's first doubles player Mike Armanious returns a volley against Franklin's team in their May 12 matchup at Oak Creek. Franklin won the match 6-1, with Armanious and his partner Sam Hyatt earning the only win for the Knights. Photo By John O'Hara

May 21, 2014


The Sabers overpowered their rivals from Oak Creek, 6-1, in a Southeast Conference dual on May 12.

In the dual meet, the Sabers swept all the singles matches, as Jack Gumina downed Rohan Thatavarthi, 6-1, 6-2; Mitch Adam defeated Jason Thomas, 6-2, 6-2; Alex Henry beat Seth Pavdowski, 7-5, 6-2; and Eric Vonderwell overpowered Sam Ramierz, 6-2, 6-2.

In doubles, Franklin duos also downed Oak Creek pairs at the second spot as Paul Rasmussen and Brandon Klein defeated Nick Meyer and Joe Martinez, 6-2, 6-2; and Ben Alt and Chili Trejo won over Nate Frelka and Kody Fitch, 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, at the third doubles spot.

The only win for the Knights came at first doubles, as the duo of Sam Hyatt and Mike Armanious, 7-5, 6-1, beat Franklin's Matthew Brandes and Ryan Larson.


With the Southeast Conference 18-hole finale still on the docket on Thursday, May 22, at Meadowbrook Country Club, the Knights still have a chance at a league championship.

They played two league mini meets at South Hills on Friday, May 16, winning the back nine event as Kaylor Steger carded a scorching nine-hole score of 36 that could have been much better without a double bogey on the eighth hole. Freshman Nick Phung recorded his best nine of the year with a 39 while Sam Lecci came in with a 41, Brendan Carranza 42 and Kyle Markowiak 46.

On the front nine, they finished second as Steger again carded a 36 while Lecci came on strong with a 37, Carranza 41, Phung 43 and Markowiak 47.


The Falcons enjoyed a 4-0 week, including a 12-2 romp over New Berlin Eisenhower on May 13 for their first victory over the Lions in at least six seasons.

Whitnall tallied eight runs in the first inning, including a grand slam by Lara Stachowski. Liz Thon later belted a two-run homer in the sixth.

Alex Cimler got the victory, working six innings and allowing six hits with six strikeouts.

The Falcons downed Cudahy 7-0 on May 14, with Cimler and Stachowski combining to allow five hits. Stachowski had a three-run triple.

Whitnall topped Shorewood 18-1 and 15-0 on May 16. In game one, Sarah Bauer tossed a no-hitter with seven strikeouts. Sydney Opdahl totaled four hits and five runs batted in, while Sierra Grubor tallied two hits and two RBIs and Thon three hits and two RBIs.

In the nightcap, Valeri Nowak and Grubor teamed to allow three hits. Grubor went 4-for-4 and Opdahl 5-for-5 with five RBIs. Thon had four hits, while Nowak, Alex Goudy and Krista Stribling tallied three hits each and Renee Caron two.

Whitnall improved to 21-3 and will close out Woodland Conference play this week. The Falcons will begin WIAA Division 2 regional action at home Tuesday, May 27.


The Panthers blanked Whitnall 7-0 on May 15 to capture the dual championship in the Woodland Conference.

Singles winners were Ryan Kuzmanovic, Logan Zastrow, Brandon Cook and Nick Hess. Winning at doubles were Brad Guendel and Matt Bemis; Andy Najera and Ryan Smazal; and Eric Ouellette and Matt Vraney.

Greendale finished 6-0 in Woodland duals and competed for the tournament championship earlier this week.


A slow finish cost the Panthers the Woodland Conference season mini-meet championship.

Greendale took fourth place with 179 shots in a mini meet May 15 at Dretzka Park and third with 170 strokes in a mini at New Berlin Hills on May 13. Pewaukee nipped the Panthers for the season crown.

Greendale was still alive for the overall championship, trailing the Pirates by two shots after the first nine-hole mega meet. Woodland teams played the final 18 holes on May 21 at Washington County.

Nate Thomson and Alex Rendon both placed on the all-conference first team. Thomson had a season average of 37.8 shots, second-lowest in the Woodland, and fell just short of player of the year honors.

Rendon was fifth in the conference with a 38.8 average. Ben Briselden earned honorable mention.


Mary Gaggioli, Lauren McKeown and Jacqi Kitten all scored in the second half as the Falcons topped South Milwaukee 3-1 on May 13.

Whitnall fell to Wauwatosa West 2-0 on May 15 despite goalkeeper Ann Marie Bay posting a shutout in the second half.

The Falcons blanked St. Thomas More 2-0 on May 16 as Bay tossed a shutout despite playing with what turned out to be a broken hand. Kitten and Shannon Glass scored, with assists from Gaggioli and Katie Schauer.


It took over a month and a half, but the Knights finally earned their first win of the season with a 3-0 victory over nonconference opponent West Allis Hale on May 15.

The Knights fell to West Bend West, 2-0, on May 17. Oak Creek entered the week at 1-8-1 overall.

They defeated Hale on the strength of three second half goals as Kaitlin Vuehl, Paola Murow (assist to Isabella Martinez) and Nicole Drzadinfki (Camryn Altnau) all found the back of the net.


The Knights came up just short in their regular season finale, as they took a close second with 1381/2 points in the seventh-team Hartford Invitational on Friday, May 16.

Earning victories for Oak Creek were Shannon Dugan in the 1600 meters (5 minutes, 32.03 seconds), Mikayla Fox in the 3200 (12:41.68), Kayla Knuth in the triple jump (34-101/2) and the 4x200 relay team (1:53.75). Emma Sims was also second in the 1600 at 5:40.98, and Knuth was second in the 100 high hurdles (16.93).

Top performer Stephanie Kostowicz in the weights had a good meet but ran into a deep field as she took second in the shot put (39 feet 2 inches) and third in the discus (122-10). State honor roll powerhouses Kiley Sabin of Slinger in the shot put (43-9 3/4) and Sam Noennig of Hartford in the discus (143-4) claimed the weight titles.

Other good efforts for Oak Creek included the following: 4x100 relay — second (52.5); 4x800 relay — third (10:47.56); 300 low hurdles — Jazsmin Washington, fourth (52.09); High jump — Grace Nuck, third (4-8), and Jessica McIntosh, fifth (4-8); long jump — Jenny Howski, second (15-63/4), and Jordan Wolf, fourth (14-111/2); triple jump — Wolf, fifth (30-6); and discus — Kara Gilmeister, fifth (100-11).


The Knights took five firsts en route to a strong third place finish in the eight-team Hartford Invitational on May 16.

Oak Creek picked up victories from Wezley Turner in the 100-meter dash (11.19 seconds), Caleb Ogden in the 200 (23.17), Thomas Kroon in the 400 (52.13), Evan Siira in the 1600 (4:45.59) and Collin Doome in the 3200 (10:40.39), en route to a 141 point total as Oconomowoc won with 168 and Hartford was second (147). Kroon was second to Ogden in the 200 (23.61).

Other good finishes for the Knights included the following: 100 — Roy Harden, third (11.54); 110 high hurdles — Donovan Brown, third (15.83); 300 intermediate hurdles — Brian Weinzirl, third (44.8); 4x200 relay — second, (1:33.49); pole vault — Peter Szozda, third (11-6); triple jump — Weinzirl, second (40-3); Macen Leonardi, third (39-4); shot put — Peter Mitchell, second (46-4 1/4), and Robert Campos, third (44-7 1/4); and discus — Campos, second (139-6), and Cullen Quinn, fifth (118-11).


The Falcons downed New Berlin West 6-1 in a Woodland Conference dual on May 13.

Winning matches were Matt Pook, Chris Kelnhofer and Cam Clark in singles and the doubles teams of Josh Damro/Mike Langenohl, Todd Marino/Brian Weidenfeller and Joe Price/Kevin Hodkiewicz.

The Falcons lost 7-0 to Greendale on May 15 in the Woodland crossover match.

They then tallied 20 points for third place in the Hartford/Slinger Invitational on May 17.


The Sabers got a first from Blong Vang in the 400-meter dash with 51.45 seconds and then used a balanced effort in claiming fourth with 67 points in the Richmond/Erickson Invitational at Wauwatosa East on May 13.

Places of note for the Sabers included the following: 100-meter dash — Josh Iraci, third (11.6); 800 — Brady Snelson, fourth (2:01.89); 1600 — Austen Eppen, fifth (4:38.38); 4x400 relay — second (3:30.09); 4x400 relay — second (8:31.9); high jump — Tri Pham, fifth (5-8); long jump — Andy Schauer, fourth (20-1), and Pham, sixth (19-71/2); triple jump — Nick Stugelmeyer, second (40-3); discus — Dexter Peirce, fifth (116-7).


Coach Brandon Johnsen called last week "a major step in the right direction" for the Sabers as they performed well in three Southeast Conference mini meets.

They included a then season-best nine-hole score of 165 carded at Washington Park in Kenosha on May 14 as sophomore Mitchell Ott turned in a personal best of 35. He got help from Andrew Niemic with a 42, Cody Scherr 43 and Blake Baranowski 45.

In two re-scheduled minis played back-to-back at South Hills on May 16, the Sabers were also competitive. On the front nine, they lowered their nine-hole season best to a 162 as Ott, Niemic and sophomore Sean Luangsprueth all shot 40, while Baranowski came in with 42 and Ryan Ruffing 43.

They shot a 168 on the back nine as Ruffing turned in a best round of 39 while Niemic came in with a 40 and Ott 43.


Abby Jankowski captured second place in the shot put with 33 feet 103/4 inches in the Menomonee Falls Invitational on May 14.

The only other points were scored by the 4x100-meter relay team with eighth (54.23 seconds). Names were not available.

The Panthers tallied nine points for 14th place.


Tyler Voss came in fifth in the 100-meter dash at 11.49 seconds and Bobby Lutz fifth in the 3200 run with 10 minutes, 3.53 seconds for the Panthers in the Menomonee Falls Invitational on May 13.

"Tyler had not run an open 100 this year and had a pair of nice races (with 11.46 in the preliminaries)," said head coach Corey Binnebose. "He also anchored the 4x100 relay, passing several teams."

Binnebose said Lutz set a personal best by 12 seconds in the 3200.

Greendale tallied nine points for 15th place.


The Panthers blanked Shorewood 15-0 on May 13 in a Woodland Conference game.

Melissa Wiorek pitched a three-hitter, while Libby Anderson went 4-for-4 with a triple, Kayla Justus 3-for-4 with a double and Ellen Davis 2-for-3.

Greendale fell to Wauwatosa West 5-4 on May 14 as Heather Justus took the defeat. Kayla Justus had a double.


The Sabers split a pair of games in the Sheboygan North Invitational on May 17.

They defeated Hortonville, 2-1, and then fell to Waukesha North, in a wild 4-3 decision.

In the loss to Waukesha, Rachael Stein had two goals and Mireya Ramos one. In the win over Sheboygan, Stein hit a penalty kick for the first goal while Ramos had the second score.


It was a competitive 1-3 mark for the Knights this past week as there wasn't quite enough offense to support good pitching.

They defeated Kenosha Bradford on May 12, 5-3, twice taking shelter for tornado warnings as Nicky Widenski got the win with five hits allowed, six strikeouts and one walk.

On May 13, they fell to Kenosha Tremper, 3-1, as Brooke Lipinski pitched well but could not get the win with one strikeout and no walks. She did allow two Tremper home runs.

On May 14, powerful South Milwaukee blanked the Knights, 5-0. Widenski had six strikeouts with four walks.

And on May 15, the Knights dropped a frustrating 2-1 decision to Muskego as Widenski allowed only four hits with four strikeouts and two walks.


The Falcons took sixth with 199 shots in a Woodland Conference mini meet on May 15 at Dretzka Park.

They were fifth in another mini meet May 13 at New Berlin Hills with 196 strokes and 12th with 376 shots in the West Bend Invitational on May 17.

-- Compiled by Steven L. Tietz and John Rech




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