Greendale’s Caroline Hawley swims at the Rocket Relays Saturday at South Milwaukee Middle School. The Panthers finished sixth in the meet.

Greendale’s Caroline Hawley swims at the Rocket Relays Saturday at South Milwaukee Middle School. The Panthers finished sixth in the meet. Photo By C.T. Kruger

Sept. 17, 2013


The Sabers scored the first four goals of the match and never looked back in defeating the Knights, 4-2, Sept. 10.

The Sabers, who also split a pair of weekend games — beating Winnebago Lutheran, 2-0, and falling to Sheboygan North, 2-0 — entered this week at 5-5-2.

Meanwhile, the Knights (4-5-2), defeated Brookfield Academy, 5-0, on Sept 12, but fell in a pair of games in the Pewaukee Cup to Muskego, 5-0, and to the host Pirates, 2-1.

In the rivalry game, the Sabers got two goals from Josh Martens and two assists each from Josh Iraci and Joe Polka. Lazar Petrovic and Pablo Guzman also had goals as Franklin took a 3-0 halftime lead.

Ahmad Mahmoud had nine saves for the Sabers.

In the win over Lutheran, Korey Soich and Guzman had goals as Gunther Doubek had an assist.

In Oak Creek's win over BA, Luis Gonzalez had two goals while Jake West, Dylan Johnson and Tujntsuj Yang all found the back of the next once each.


The Knights got a needed boost of confidence when they took second in the Kenosha Indian Trail Invitational last Saturday.

The Knights' only loss was to Oconomowoc in the final, 25-19, 25-19. On its way to the final, Oak Creek got a little bit of vengeance as it defeated Racine Horlick in two straight games. Earlier in the week, the Knights had lost a Southeast Conference dual to the Rebels.

"All in all a good day for the girls, I was happy with their performance," coach Karen Lois said.

Leaders for the Knights included Sabrina Abuzahra with 11 aces, Sara Januszewski with 28 kills and Katie Finn and sophomore Lizzie Hauke with 16 kills apiece. Emily Ross added 7-1/2 blocks, Lindsay Kalski 67 assists and Rachel Bragstad 50 digs.


The Sabers bounced back from a key disqualification and still took third in the South Milwaukee Rocket Invitational last Saturday.

"The girls swam very well this weekend," coach Ross Lennertz said. "I was very impressed with the girls over all attitudes and discipline during the meet. Even after a disheartening DQ on the 300 backstroke relay, the girls came back and fought hard to take third."

He praised the efforts of Jourdie Lepkowski, Anne Gundrum, Tara Theissen, Sarah Kraus, Elizabeth Herrick and Jessie Howard.

The Sabers scored 260 points for their spot as New Berlin Eisenhower won with 300 and Wauwatosa West was second with 290.

Top finishes for the Sabers in the relay format event included its sole victory in the 300-yard freestyle relay as Sam Wieland, Rowan Liederbach, Kraus and Theissen won by more than a second in 2:55.73.

Other good finishes included seconds from the 400 individual medley relay team of Herrick, Gretchen Klein, Celeste Keith and Lepkowski (4:49.95); and the 400 free relay team of Bethany Lefeber, Kraus, Theissen and Liederbach (3:59.38).

Thirds went to the 200 medley relay team of Maddie Wiarek, Herrick, Wieland and Theissen (2:11.6); the 300 butterfly crew of Wieland, Klein, Wiarek and Lepkowski (3:32.87); the 500 breaststroke relay of Keith, Claire Ciszewski, Lefeber and Herrick (6:49.13) and Alyssa Minkley in the only individually scored event of the meet put up 132.55 points for six dives.


Rallying after a tough loss to Pius XI on Sept. 9, the Panthers handed Whitnall its first loss of the season with a 2-1 double-overtime triumph on Sept. 11.

Greendale fell behind 1-0 early in the second half before Mihailo Schmidt scored the tying goal, assisted by Jake Howard, with five minutes left.

The winning goal came two minutes into the second overtime when Austin Pogorzelski tallied, assisted by John Fauser.

"The team had its best game of the season, coming at the right time," head coach George Knezic said. "We beat a very good Whitnall team which has a lot of scoring ability up front."

Greendale improved to 2-1 in the Woodland Conference, tied for second place.

The Panthers fell to Pius, 3-2. Jiann Rameshk scored the first goal, assisted by Howard, and Howard tallied the second one to give Greendale a 2-0 lead.

The Popes tallied twice early in the second half and went on to win.

"We had very good scoring opportunities," Knezic said, "but just couldn't equalize."

Greendale also fell to Watertown, 1-0, on Sept. 12.


The Panthers won the Fond du Lac Tournament on Saturday, two days after beating Pewaukee, 25-18, 24-26, 25-16, 25-16 on Sept. 12.

In the Pewaukee dual, Abbie Scheidt collected 24 digs, Sydnie Swittel 23 kills, Lauren Litzau 14 kills and six service aces and Brittany Seidcheck four blocks.

"In each match, I can see improvements in communication on the court," head coach Katie Matel said. "As a team, we are working on smart plays while still being aggressive."


The Falcons swept two Woodland Conference foes last week, downing St. Francis, 3-1, on Sept. 12 and Shorewood, 3-1, on Sept. 10.

Against St. Francis in a 25-20, 28-26, 24-26, 25-14 match, Kim Rita totaled 19 kills, Lauren Ray 16 assists and Candice Pollock 13 digs.

Rachael Jaczinski collected 12 kills, Kim Ertl 24 assists and Olivia Szalaczinski 20 digs in the 25-15, 26-28, 25-19, 25-22 triumph over Shorewood.


Alex Richardson of Whitnall won the individual race with 16 minutes, 33 seconds at the Falcon Invitational Friday at Hales Corners Park.

Teammate Seth Nowak came in 17th (17:40), Tyler Nape 30th (18:12), Matt Paruzynski 32nd (18:24), Jon Homontowski 44th (19:14) and Blake Stencil 50th (19:23).

The Falcons finished fifth with 124 points in the 10-team meet, won by Waukesha North with 39 points.


Jasmine Van Tine and Kim Hurst both earned top-10 spots for the Falcons in their own invitational Friday at Hales Corners Park.

Van Tine placed fifth in 16 minutes, 16 seconds, followed by Hurst in ninth with 16:39.

Jennifer Bahling came in 12th for Whitnall (16:48), Nora Imperl 27th (18:24) and Neve Kronhelm 33rd (18:56).

The Falcons tallied 86 points for fourth place behind Germantown (48 points), West Allis Hale (56) and Hartford (83).


The 850-yard freestyle crescendo relay team of Lizzy Pekar, Abby Vey, Caroline Rowe and Carolyn Jungers won in 9 minutes, 3.34 seconds at the South Milwaukee Relays on Saturday.

Taking third for the Panthers were the 800 freestyle squad of Rowe, Marlena Janczak, Megan Elliot and Jungers (9:06.66) and the 400 freestyle group of Rowe, Pekar, Vey and Jungers (4:02.95).

The 500 breaststroke group of Eva Knezic, Caroline Hawley, Rubie Rowe and Megan Surges took fourth (7:09.85) for the Panthers, who were sixth with 188 points.

Greendale fell to Wauwatosa West 109-61 in a Woodland Conference dual on Sept. 11 as Jungers won both the 200 freestyle in a school-record 1:57.74 and the 500 freestyle. Rowe took the 200 individual medley.


Blazing fast times and an intense field of competition left the Sabers in fourth in the 15-school Arrowhead Invitational on Sept. 12.

"Our coaching staff is very excited to see once we are healthy and everyone is in prime shape where we will fall in the last few big meets," said coach Regina Schindel. "I think we may surprise some people."

The Sabers finished with 122 points as the Warhawks dominated the invite with 35.

Former two-time state champion Allie Fons continues her way back to excellence with a fine seventh-place effort on the fast 4,000-meter course (14:55), while Melanie Hansen was 22nd (25:42) and Jensen Ritzow was 26th (15:48). Other scoring runners included Megan Kleyheeg in 32nd (16:03) and Hailey Migliano in 35th (16:10).

Also running were Monica Sweet in 60th (16:39), Madeline Gierach in 65th (16:45) and Katherine Carlino in 70th (16:51).


If they had a fifth runner, the Knights would be truly dangerous as they took a competitive fourth of 14 in the South Milwaukee Rocket Invitational on Saturday.

The Knights scored 95 points for their spot as Brookfield Central won with 52. Oak Creek had four runners under 16 minutes for the 4,000-meter Grant Park course as Shannon Dugan was fourth in 15 minutes, 22 seconds as Hollie Poehler was right behind her in fifth (15:27).

Others under 16 included Emma Sims in 10th (15:40) and Mikayla Fox in 12th (15:43). Unfortunately, things fell off for the Knights after that as Grace Goldensoph was in the fifth and final scoring spot in 64th (17:19).

Also running were Lindsay Senger in 69th (17:27), Serena Hukarevic in 71st (17:33) and Lauren Oleniczak in 76th (17:46).


The Sabers had a good week, taking third in the Brookfield Central Lancer Invitational last Saturday.

Franklin defeated Marshfield, New Berlin Eisenhower and Greendale and the only loss came to eventual runner-up Central by a 5-2 count.

Coach Rob Price said standout matches included wins by Eva Oklobdzija and Abby Lehman against Central. Green Bay Southwest won the meet with 27 points as Central had 26 and Franklin 20.

The Sabers also stayed undefeated in Southeast Conference play last week by defeating Racine Case, 6-1.


The Panthers split two Woodland Conference meets last week, topping New Berlin Eisenhower, 5-2, on Sept. 12 and losing to Wauwatosa West, 4-3, on Sept. 10.

Against Eisenhower, the first doubles team of Angela Gableman and Claire Hetzel prevailed 6-2, 6-1, and against Tosa West, the unit won 7-5, 6-4.

Greendale also took fifth with eight points in the Lancer Invitational Friday and Saturday in Brookfield. The Panthers topped Kenosha Tremper, 4-3, and lost to Kettle Moraine, 4-3, Green Bay Southwest, 7-0, and Franklin, 6-1.


The Falcons earned a split in Woodland Conference play last week, falling to Shorewood, 5-2, on Sept. 10 and beating Cudahy, 6-1, on Sept. 12.

Against Cudahy, second singles player Claudia Cammack and fourth singles player Allie Mongan won by 6-0, 6-0 scores, while the second doubles team of Reilly Johnson and Carly Wagner prevailed 2-6, 6-0, 7-5.

Winners against Shorewood were the first doubles team of Krista Stribling and Ann Marie Bay, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 and Cammack, 6-2, 5-2, default.


The Knights were a competitive seventh of 13 in the South Milwaukee Rocket Invitational on Saturday.

"We were very pleased with the girls' performances," said coach Kate Andreska. "The girls always enjoy coming to the Rocket Relays. It is always a great meet to compete in because of the good competition and the atmosphere from all the teams. It is a fun meet to start off the season."

The Knights scored 184 points in the relay-style format event as New Berlin Eisenhower won with 300.

The 300 backstroke relay team of Olivia Barajas, Amanda Prodzinski, Hannah Smith and Ashley Hock was fourth (3:43.74) as was Jasmine Chen-Smith in the only individually scored event diving with a 121.2 point score for six dives. The 200 medley relay team of Hock, Reba Wroblewski, Amanda Marciniak and Lauren Miller was fifth (2:15.57).


The Falcons split two Woodland Conference games last week, topping Shorewood, 1-0, on Sept. 9 and losing to Greendale, 2-1, on Sept. 11.

Cade Dombrowski scored the lone goal against Shorewood, assisted by Petar Miskov, at 26 minutes.

Kyle Steimke scored against Greendale, helped by Miskov, and goaltender Max Schwarz came up with five saves.


Zach Lee took an impressive seventh place individually to lead the Sabers to a sound seventh in the 14-school Arrowhead Invitational on Sept. 12.

"It was a very solid day," said coach Tyler Fyock. "I thought the team raced very well and we had a couple really great performances. Zach Lee was sensational. He attacked the Arrowhead course with the leaders and didn't back down the entire race."

Lee was clocked in at 16:20 for the 5,000-meter course as other scoring runners included Austin Eppen in 25th (17:02), Sam Harmeyer in 31st (17:08), Max Fassbender in 49th (17:29) and Cale Pliska in 62nd (17:44).

Helping out were Joe Frisch in 68th (17:51), Henry Klein in 86th (18:42) and Ben Alt in 89th (18:45).


The Sabers lost a tough nine-hole dual to Racine Case, 188-200, on Sept. 11.

Franklin's Megan Hessil was the medalist of the meet with a personal best of 38 with Faith Krause turning in a 51, Kaitlin Bowe 53 and Kristin Bowe 58.


The Sabers rolled Kenosha Bradford on Sept. 10, sweeping them, 25-19, 25-22, 25-16.

Leading the way were Katie Babula and Sarah Losiniecki with 17 digs apiece while assists leader Jordyn Dutkiewicz had 33 assists and two service aces. The kill leaders were Lexi Hamilton with eight and Abby Prevetti with seven.


After his team fell into the consolation bracket at the 32-team Racine Park Invitational last Saturday, coach Chris Dibb held a meeting with the team and was pleased with the results as the Sabers rallied back in the 16-team consolation bracket, falling only in the final match.

"We played like a different team," Dibb said. "A team that we all envisioned we would be this year."

He said errors were limited, the defense was amazing and the offense was sound.




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