Sport Shorts: Sept. 26

Oak Creek’s Quincey Anderson (right), goes up for a spike against Franklin’s Lexi Hamilton during a match Sept. 17.

Oak Creek’s Quincey Anderson (right), goes up for a spike against Franklin’s Lexi Hamilton during a match Sept. 17. Photo By John O'Hara

Sept. 24, 2013


The Sabers beat their rivals, the Knights, in four games Sept. 17 to improve to 3-0 in Southeast Conference duals.

"Beating Oak Creek on Tuesday was a big success; they are our rival, and it was nice to get the victory," Sabers' coach Katie Bohen said.

Stat leaders facing Oak Creek were, Katie Babula and Megan Carr both with 13 digs, Jordyn Dutkiewicz with 28 assists and six service aces, and Elissa Herman and Jenny Dutkiewicz both with nine kills in the match.

"Tough week for us last week," Knights coach Karen Lois said. "The girls played extremely well, we just didn't have enough to finish." Sam Januszewski had 10 kills and three aces while Lindsay Kalski had 21 assists and 17 digs. Rachel Bragstad also had 17 digs.

No exact scores were available. Oak Creek also lost to Whitnall on Sept. 18 in a match Lois felt the team did not play well in. Katie Finn had eight kills, Kalski 11 assists and Bragstad 12 digs.

In comparison, Franklin (3-0 in conference, 5-3 overall) beat Whitnall on Sept. 16 in a dramatic 21-25, 20-25 25-12, 26-24, 15-8 nonconference decision. Babula had five digs and three service aces, Dutkiewicz had 42 assists, while Herman contributed 14 kills, five blocks and three service aces.


The Sabers stayed undefeated in Southeast Conference play this past week, taking out two well-respected teams.

On Sept. 17, they beat Kenosha Tremper, 4-3, and then beat Kenosha Indian Trail, 5-2, Sept 18.

"It was a tough fought match (against Tremper), but we prevailed," coach Rob Price said.

Franklin played Racine Park on Tuesday to see if it could complete an undefeated league dual meet season. The Southeast Conference meet will be Oct. 3 at Oak Creek.

"There were multiple stand-out matches (last week), the first doubles team of Keara Thiele and Anna Wozniewicz, the second doubles team of Nina Lampone and Kathryn Bartels and by the first singles player Kassie Murrawski," Price said.


The Panthers teams both ran well at the Lake Geneva Badger Invitational on Sept. 19, with the boys taking second with 51 points and the girls fourth with 113 points.

For the boys, Joey Unrein placed third in 17 minutes, 57 seconds, and Bobby Lutz was close behind in seventh with 18:28.

Tommy Welch came in 12th (18:52), Hail Kazik 14th (19:03), Dan Gnadt 16th (19:40), Alex Weber 18th (20:02), Ben Smalley 24th (20:22) and Matt Steiner 29th (20:26).

"The boys are having fun trying to beat each other, and in the process are enjoying some good team results," head coach Corey Binnebose said.

The girls were led by Taylor Wilson in 11th (17:54), Kacee Ochalek 22nd (19:05), Sophie Barutzke 23rd (19:08), Hannah Polenske 29th (19:40), Natalie Burton 30th (19:43), Shannon Spitzer 35th (19:58) and Alaina Thomsen 45th (21:20).

"Taylor had her best race of the season," Binnebose said. "Sophie surprised a few with her third-place team finish. The girls will improve a lot more, as some are figuring this cross country thing out."


Among the highlights for the Knights at the Germantown Invitational on Saturday included a runner-up finishes by the second doubles team of Christine Dutkiewicz and Erin Nachtigall and the first doubles team of Kayla Stolz and Lauren Ungerecht.

Full results were not available from the the eight-team event. The Knights will be at the Hartford Invitational on Saturday and then will host the Southeast Conference Tournament on Oct. 3.


The girls team scored 229 points for sixth place in the Franklin Invitational on Saturday.

Kim Hurst finished ninth (20 minutes, 28 seconds), Nora Imperl 41st (22:01), Jennifer Bahling 48th (22:41), Neve Kronhelm 63rd (24:29), Emily King 68th (24:58) and Lily Zablocki 70th (25:00).

"We only ran eight girls, and the race distance was 5,000 meters, not 4,000," Whitnall head coach Mike Thompson said. "Of the eight girls, seven had their best times ever for 5K."

The Whitnall boys came in seventh with 164 points. Alex Richardson took fifth (16:45), Tyler Nape 21st (17:42), Seth Nowak 29th (17:52), Matt Paruzynski 34th (17:58), Blake Stencil 75th (19:45) and Nate Fronczak 76th (20:14).


Improvement was shown as the Panthers captured second place in the New Berlin West Invitational on Saturday.

They topped Mukwonago and New Berlin West to make it to the championship match against Nicolet, which they lost.

"The win against Mukwonago was huge for us," head coach Katie Matel said. "I believe we found our rhythm this weekend. We are starting to connect on the court more consistently."

Greendale fell to New Berlin Eisenhower 25-15, 25-21, 28-26 on Sept. 19. Lauren Litzau collected 16 kills and 12 digs, while Dani Litzau added 28 assists.


The Panthers swept a pair of Woodland Conference foes last week, downing South Milwaukee on Sept. 18 and Pius XI on Sept. 16.

Against South Milwaukee, Greendale won 25-20, 25-20, 25-23. Jordan Hoppe totaled 15 kills, two block kills, four digs and seven service aces while Sam Keltner collected 26 assists and Tyler Genz four digs.

The Panthers downed Pius 25-21, 25-20, 19-25, 27-29, 15-12 behind 18 kills, 25 digs and four blocks from Hoppe and 41 assists by Keltner.

Greendale also fell in the semifinals at the West Allis Central Invitational on Saturday to Brookfield Central after finishing second in pool play.


The Panthers dropped Pius XI, 6-1, Sept. 19 behind victories by first singles player Sasha Nuhn (6-4, 6-4) and the first doubles team of Angela Gableman and Claire Hetzel (6-4, 6-3).

They also blanked Pewaukee, 7-0, Sept. 17. Nuhn won her match 6-2, 6-1 and Gableman/Hetzel prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

Greendale lost 7-0 to Brookfield East in a non-conference dual Sept. 18.


The Knights, who were just able to jump into their newly repaired pool for practice Sept. 18, took eighth in the Port Washington Invitational on Saturday.

"We had six personal-best times for the season and seven overall personal-best times out of the 30 individual swims," coach Katie Andreska said. "The girls that didn't get their personal best times were very close to their personal bests. Overall, we were very pleased with the girls' performances. They all swam their best, and it was a great meet for the girls to challenge themselves. There were many good races against each other."

At the Port meet, the Knights were led by Amanda Marciniak, who was fifth in the 100-yard butterfly (1 minute, 8.36 seconds) and 11th in the 200 individual medley (2:39.85). The "A" team 400 free relay team of Jenna Fields, Ashley Heiges, Ashley Hock and Marciniak was seventh (4:18.36).

Taking an 11th was Jasmine Chen in diving (231.1 points), while Hock was 12th in the 100 backstroke (1:13.45). Megan Galaszewski was 14th in the 100 breaststroke (1:27.03) and Emily Ploch was 15th in the 100 butterfly (1:24.3).

On Sept. 17, the Knights were able to beat Racine Horlick, 111-72, in a Southeast Conference dual, as Marciniak won both the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley and Hock took the 100 free and 100 backstroke, while Fields took the 500 free (6:19.93), and Ploch the 100 breaststroke.

In addition, the 200 medley relay team of Hock, Ploch, Marciniak and Heiges also was victorious.


The Falcons swept South Milwaukee 25-9, 25-10, 25-18 on Sept. 19 in a Woodland Conference match.

Kendall Stribling collected 12 kills and six blocks, while Lauren Ray had 13 assists and Amanda Rosenwald 17 digs.

Whitnall beat Oak Creek 18-25, 25-18, 25-9, 25-18 on Sept. 18. Rachael Jaszczenski returned from a shoulder injury to lead the Falcons in kills, while Ray and Kim Ertl played despite shin splints. Rosenwald came back from a back injury to contribute 20 digs.

The Falcons fell to Franklin 20-25, 21-25, 25-12, 26-24, 15-8 on Sept. 16.


The Raptors downed Shorewood, 18-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23, 15-11 in a dual Sept. 18.

Skylar Czaplewski tallied 23 kills and three blocks, while Kurt Storvik had 32 assists, four service aces and three blocks and Nathan Herr eight digs.

Greenfield/Whitnall fell to New Berlin 25-17, 25-11, 25-11 on Sept. 16 despite eight kills from Czaplewski and 15 assists by Storvik.


The Sabers girls golf team finished ninth at the 22-team Appleton West Invitational with a season-best 18-hole score of 378 on Saturday.

Faith Krause fired a personal-best 96 and Taylor Scot scored a personal-best 97. Megan Hessil led the team with a 90. Kaitlin Bowe and Kristin Bowe rounded out the scoring with a 95 and 99, respectively.

Coach Brandy Johnston said that the finish is excellent preparation for Thursday's Southeast Conference Tournament on Thursday at Evergreen Golf Course. The final dual meet of the season was Monday against St. Thomas More.

They entered that dual with a 4-1 record having also beaten Racine Horlick in a nine-hole dual on Sept. 17, 195-221, at Shoop Park in Racine. Krause captured medalist honors for the first time this season with a score of 47, while Kristin Bowe fired a 48, followed by Kailtlin Bowe with a 49, Hessil a 51 and Taylor Scot 54.


The Knights took 11th of 30 teams in the Angel Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday.

Oak Creek scored 359 points for its spot as Port Washington won with 81. The Knights had a solid three competitors as Austin Zajkowski continued to run well, taking fifth out of more than 200 runners with a 16 minute, 12 second time for the 5,000-meter course.

He got help from Evan Siira in 24th (17:12) and Collin Doome in 38th (17:31). After those three, however, the Knights' next runners were well into the 100s.


Despite eight saves from goaltender Ryan Smazal, the Panthers fell to Pewaukee, 1-0, Sept. 16.

They also lost to South Milwaukee, 3-2, Sept. 18.

No details were available.


The Panthers lost a 109-71 dual meet to New Berlin Eisenhower on Sept. 18, but no details were available.


The Falcons lost, 5-1, to Pius XI on Sept. 16 despite a goal from Austin Valiatis, assisted by Petar Miskov.

A scheduled game against Greenfield on Sept. 18 was postponed.


The Sabers beat Racine Case, 2-1, Sept. 17, and went 1-2 in the New Berlin West tourney, losing to New Berlin West, 6-2; beating West Bend East, 4-0; and losing to Hartford, 3-2.

In the loss to New Berlin West, Franklin (7-8-1) got goals from Lazar Petrovic and Joe Polka (assist Jack Mielke). In the Southeast Conference victory over Case, everything happened in the first half, as the Sabers fell behind 1-0, but then got goals from Josh Iraci in the 12th minute (assist Josh Martens) and from Pablo Guzman in the 28th minute (Iraci).

Ahmad Mahmoud had seven saves for the team. The Sabers will host Waukesha South on Thursday.


The 5-5-2 Knights beat Kenosha Tremper, 1-0, in a Southeast Conference game Sept. 17, and had their Sept. 19 contest with Menomonee Falls postponed by lightning storms.

The Knights will host area rival South Milwaukee in a 6:30 p.m. nonconference dual on Thursday.


The Falcons fell, 4-3, to South Milwaukee in a Woodland Conference dual Sept. 17.

The first doubles team of Krista Stribling and Ann Marie Bay won its match 6-2, 6-1.




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