SportsShorts: May 9

May 7, 2013


Eric Vonderwell won fourth singles to lead the Sabers to a fourth-place finish in the eight-school Beaver Dam Invitational Saturday.

The win capped a solid week for the Sabers during which they also won Southeast Conference duals over Racine Horlick and Kenosha Indian Trail.

"It was great to get two conference wins this week," coach Gail Champion said. "We were pleased with our finish at Beaver Dam. The scores were really very close. Eric Vonderwell had a great tournament."

If the weather holds, Franklin will have a busy week, as the Sabers are slated to play three Southeast Conference duals including Racine Case on Thursday. Then on Saturday, they will be at the powerhouse Manitowoc Tournament.

In the Beaver Dam Tournament, Franklin scored 18 points in the tightly-spaced field as Fond du Lac won with 23.

Vonderwell won all three of his matches to take his title. Also in singles, Manny Gumina was third from the first spot, while No. 2 Jack Gumina and No. 3 Alex Henry both won their respective consolation brackets.

At first doubles, Eric Bauer and Austin Bohn also claimed a consolation title while Paul Rasmussen and Brandon Klein took fourth at third doubles.

The Sabers beat Horlick, 5-2, and Indian Trail, 4-3, in their respective Southeast duals.


Kaylor Steger turned in medalist honors at the Fond du Lac Invitational Saturday to lead the Knights.

He turned in a one-under par 18-hole score of 71.

"Kaylor seems to play extremely well on this course (Rolling Meadows in Fond du Lac, where he tied for first last season at this event with a one-over par score)," coach Craig Thome said. "For whatever reason the course's layout fits his eye and even when he went astray, he seemingly recovered from everywhere."

Mitch Srnec helped out with an 89, as the Knights took fifth with a 344 score.

The Knights turned in a third place nine-hole score of 168 April 29 at the Southeast Conference mini-meet in Racine. Steger led the way with a 39, despite a quadruple bogey nine on the last hole.

He also got help from Srnec, who carded a 42, as well as from Sam Lecci 43, Derrick Dilts 44, and Cody Schulte 55.

In another league mini-meet on May 1 in Kenosha, the Knights struggled to a fourth-place total of 174

Both Steger and Srnec carded 41s to lead the way.

"It was the first time most of our players had ever seen the course, and they had problems overcoming how narrow it was and just didn't hit the ball especially well," Thome said. "Mitch Srnec has been playing better as of late, and it was nice to see him finish well."

Lecci, Dilts and Schulte all came in with 46s.


The Panthers continued to roll through the Woodland Conference, defeating New Berlin Eisenhower, 6-1, on May 1 and Wauwatosa West, 5-2, on April 30.

Against the Lions, first singles player Brad Guendel won 6-3, 6-1, and the first doubles team of Ryan Kuzmanovic and Matt Bemis prevailed, 6-4, 6-2.

In the West meet, Guendel won 6-2, 6-3.

The Panthers improved to 5-0 in Woodland dual meets.


The Panthers maintained their lead in the Woodland Conference with three first places and one second in mini-meets last week.

Greendale won on May 1 at Naga-Waukee Park with 152 strokes as Nate Thomson and Matt Tomczyk tied for medalist honors with 36. Alex Rendon fired a 38, Dan Jensen 42 and Cody Serrano 44.

The Panthers carded 155 to win at Morningstar Golf Course on April 30. Thomson shot 36, Tomczyk and Rendon 39, Jensen 41 and Austin Tans 45.

They posted 157 for first place April 29 at Whitnall Golf Course as Tomczyk fired a 36, Thomson 38, Rendon 39, Tans 44 and Jensen 45.

Greendale settled for second place with 165 shots in another mini-meet May 2 at New Berlin Hills.

The team also came in ninth with 326 strokes in the Morningstar Invitational on Friday. Rendon totaled 77, Thomson 78, Jensen 82 and Tans and Serrano each 89.


The Falcons tied for 18th place with 368 shots in the Morningstar Invitational on Friday.

Clayton Anderson led the way with an 80, followed by Mitch Molbeck at 89, Phil Schram 99, Nick Cimler 100 and Brett Abramsyk 113.

Whitnall was third with 170 strokes in a Woodland Conference mini-meet on April 30 at Morningstar. Molbeck shot a 39, Anderson 40, Josh Serio 44, John Caron 47 and Schram 48.

The Falcons took fourth with 175 shots May 1 at Naga-Waukee Park as Anderson fired a 42, Molbeck and Caron 43 and Serio and Schram 47.

They were fourth with 178 strokes April 29 at Whitnall Park. Anderson and Caron posted a 43, while Serio was at 45, Molbeck 47 and Cimler 53.

Whitnall was also fourth with 175 May 2 at New Berlin Hills.


Alex Cimler hurled a two-hitter and struck out seven as the Falcons downed Greendale, 4-1, in a Woodland Conference game on April 30.

Cimler also had three hits, drove in two runs and stole a base, while Liz Menden had three hits and swiped four bases and Liz Thon two hits and one run batted in for Whitnall.

On April 29, the Falcons dropped Pewaukee, 16-2, behind a complete game from Carly Wagner, who allowed three hits. Cimler had three hits, with a double, and drove in three runs; Thon three hits with a double and two RBIs, Katie Rosenwald two doubles and two RBIs and Menden a pair of triples.

After losing 8-3 to New Berlin West on May 1, the Falcons swept St. Francis 17-1 and 14-5 on May 2.

In the first game, Cimler had three hits, including a double, and Menden and Caron both drove in three runs. Sarah Bauer allowed just two hits.

In the nightcap, Thon went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs and Bauer and Caron each brought home two runs.


The Sabers nearly made it two for two in major meets last week, as they followed up their Southeast Conference Relays title with a strong runner-up showing in the Burlington Demon Invitational last Friday.

They scored 123½ points for their spot as Janesville Craig won the eight-school meet with 148½.

Firsts were taken by Jensen Ritzow in the 3,200-meter run (12;19.08), Melissa Kirchoff in the 100 hurdles (16.53) and the triple jump (34-7), the 1,600 relay team of Nancy Vo, Demi Yoder, Andrea Gonzalez and Sabrina Tumicelli (4:21.38) and the 3,200 relay team of Madeline Gierach, Katie Carlino, Ritzow and Yoder (10:40.08).

Seconds were taken by Katelyn Thomas in the 100 hurdles (17.18) and the triple jump (34-7) while thirds went to Kirchoff in the 200 dash (28.3), Gierach in the 800 (2:35.27) and Brittney Lincoln in the shot put (32-8).

On the boys' side of the meet, Blong Vang was third in the 200 dash (23.53) as was Greg Rand in the 400 (53.5) while Colin Buck was fourth in the 100 (11.67).


The Falcons blanked Brown Deer on April 30 and New Berlin West on May 1, each by 7-0 scores, in Woodland Conference duals.

First singles player Andrew Dundas won both matches by 6-0, 6-0 margins, and other singles players who won twice were Shane Murphy at two, Noah Stemper at three and Matt Pook at four.

Winning at doubles were Chris Kelnhofer and Nate Schaefer at one, Joe Price and Jess Higgins at two and Mike Langenohl and Josh Damro at three.

Whitnall also took second in the South Milwaukee Invitational on Saturday. Winning titles were Dundas at first singles, Stemper at third singles and the third doubles team of Damro and Langenohl, while taking second were Murphy at second singles and Higgins and Price at second doubles.


Ashley Markowiak and Mary Gaggioli tallied in the first half as the Falcons shut out Brown Deer, 2-0, in a Woodland Conference game on April 30.

Whitnall then fell to Pewaukee by the same score on May 2 as the Pirates tallied twice in the first half before the game was shortened by lightning.

Head coach Robert Antholine said his team played well on defense behind Mika Topitzes and goalkeeper Colleen Barnstable.


The Sabers built some valuable momentum last Saturday in the Cudahy Blast Invitational, winning three games in the event.

They downed South Milwaukee, 2-1, edged Greendale, 3-1, and overpowered St. Thomas More, 8-4, to build on the victory they secured over Oak Creek May 2.

Franklin is in the midst of a busy week, with six Southeast Conference games, including a doubleheader at Lions Park on Thursday against Racine Park.


The Panthers split six games last week, highlighted by taking two of three at Saturday's Cudahy Invitational.

At Cudahy, Greendale topped South Milwaukee, 10-2, and West Allis Central, 7-6, and fell to Franklin, 3-1.

The Panthers downed St. Francis, 15-5, on May 1 behind a 19-hit attack. Heather Justus went 4-for-5 with a double and triple, Natalie Burton 4-for-5 with a double and Bailey Jederewski also 4-for-5.

Greendale lost to New Berlin Eisenhower, 5-1, on May 2 while managing just three hits, and to Whitnall, 4-1, on April 30, with just two hits.


Taylor Fendos scored as the Panthers pulled out a 1-1 tie with New Berlin Eisenhower on April 30.

Fendos was assisted by Alexandra Steinberg on the goal. Freshman goaltender Adrianna Bratel made nine saves to keep things close.

"We always try to prepare for victory," head coach George Knezic said, "so it's not easy to say a tie is a good result. The team played well against a quality opponent and never seems to give up."

Greendale then lost to Pius XI, 3-0, on May 2 despite 14 saves from Bratel.


In the South Milwaukee Rocket Invitational, the Knights' first doubles team of Luke Maurer and Sam Hyatt scored a thrilling 7-6, 4-6 (10-5 super tiebreaker) victory over a Muskego pair to claim the flight championship.

Earning runner-up slots for Oak Creek was the third doubles team of Joe Wroblewski and Joe Schwartz.


The Sabers improved to 4-5-1 with a 2-0 Southeast Conference win over Kenosha Indian Trail on April 30.

In that game, Gabriela Calhoun and Eva Olelobdzija both had goals as Mireya Ramos had both assists and Jesse Bykowski made six saves.

The Sabers host Oconomowoc in a non-conference game on Thursday and then will be at the Sheboygan Falls Tournament on Saturday.




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