OAK CREEK BOYS GOLF
Junior Kaylor Steger tied for second-place individual medalist honors in the sectional tournament last week at Brighton Dale Links in Kansasville and earned an individual berth to the WIAA state tournament.
Steger competed in the state tournament Monday and Tuesday at University Ridge in Madison.
At the sectional, Steger carded an 18-hole score of 77 as Racine Case's Eric Van Tubbergen had the lowest score at 76.
Behind that effort, Oak Creek carded a sixth-place team total of 336 as Greendale (325) and Kenosha Bradford (329) claimed the state team berths.
Backing up Steger for the Knights were seniors Mitch Srnec (84) and Derrick Dilts (85) and juniors Sam Lecci (90) and Cody Schulte (111).
OAK CREEK BASEBALL
The 2012 WIAA defending state champs knocked Greater Metro Conference rival Menomonee Falls out of the unbeaten ranks with a 5-1 decision on Monday.
The Knights, who are off to a 5-1 start, got a complete game four-hitter out of state tournament veteran Hayden Krimmer, who struck out six and blanked the Indians (7-1 overall) for six straight innings after giving up a run in the first.
Oak Creek supported him with 11 hits as Matt Hamilton had two hits and scored three runs, Nathan Veloz had two doubles and knocked in three runs, Dakota Slone contributed three hits and Mitch Makarewicz two hits.
The Knights took on rival Franklin Tuesday.
OAK CREEK BOYS TRACK
The Southeast Conference champion Knights ended their campaign with some sound performances in last weekend's WIAA state meet in La Crosse.
Junior distance runner Austin Zajkowski was in the top eight mix of the 3,200 meters last Friday for much of the race, before settling for a competitive 15th out of 27 in 9:39.35.
Senior Derek McAllister turned in a height of 13-6 to tie for 11th in the pole vault. Eight others cleared that height as Green Bay Preble's Jake Wallenfang set a new state record at 16 feet even.
Senior Virgil Hammond was 20th in the long jump at 20-5, while junior Robert Campos was 24th in the discus (122-1).
The 800-meter relay team of Hammond and underclassmen Wezley Turner, Nick Baumann, and Thomas Kroon was 19th (1:33.13) and the 1,600 relay crew of Kroon, Turner, senior Chase Leonardi and freshman Caleb Ogden was a sound 15th of 25 in 3:26.04.
Josh Serio is off to a brilliant start this season, allowing just one hit in two victories for the Falcons.
Serio tossed a no-hitter in a 10-0 victory over Greenfield on May 24, striking out 14 and walking one. He was helped by three hits from Zach Sutton and two apiece by Danny Weymier and Tyler Regeth.
Serio surrendered just one hit and struck out 16 in a 6-0 triumph over Cudahy on May 30.
"He is a power pitcher," head coach Ben Krey said of Serio. "He has a good fastball and curve. His fastball is dominant at the high school level."
Whitnall also downed Greenfield 13-7 on May 25 behind three hits by Regeth and two apiece from Sam Mentkowski, Weymier, John Caron and Serio.
The Panthers went 2-3 in the past week.
They fell to Pius XI, 2-1, on Monday night as Zack Henderson fanned six and Tyler Peterson pitched two innings of shutout ball. Ben Moore singled in one run.
Greendale lost to Oak Creek, 7-3, on Saturday as Justin Povlick and Brady Kais singled in runs.
Ty Ramirez pitched a complete game in a 10-0 romp over South Milwaukee on Friday night. He fanned seven hitters. Sam Sabinash had three runs batted in and Moore and Ramirez each drove in two runs.
Greendale split with New Berlin Eisenhower last week, winning 8-1 on May 28 and falling 9-6 on May 29.
In the first game, Henderson struck out 11, Povlick went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, Moore drove in two runs and Ramirez hit his first home run of the season.
In the other contest, Mitchell Brees was 3-for-4, Henderson 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs and Ramirez and Sabinash each had two hits.
FRANKLIN BOYS TRACK
It just didn't quite work out for former state 300 intermediate hurdle state place-winner Takuto Kobayashi at the WIAA state meet last weekend in La Crosse.
Kobayashi, a senior, was 17th of 24 in the 110 high hurdles trials on a blustery and warm Friday in 15.89, and in his specialty, the 300s, he was second in his heat. But his time of 40.35 was only 12th of 24. He needed to be in the top 10 to make Saturday's finals.
Defending champion Alex Sharrock of Kettle Moraine won the 300s in 37.69.
On the other end of the spectrum, sophomore Blong Vang, who snuck into state by just .01 of a second at the sectional the week before, was amazed at the noise and scenery of La Crosse and said he would be back again after taking 18th of 24 in his heats of the 400 dash (51.54).
WHITNALL GIRLS TRACK
Senior Meredith Heller just missed a scoring spot in the 300-meter low hurdles in the WIAA Division 1 state meet last weekend in La Crosse.
Heller finished ninth in the event with 47.29 seconds, just .06 seconds shy of eighth place.
She moved up from 10th place in the preliminaries.
Freshman Jasmine Bickerstaff came in 23rd in the 100 hurdles with 18.67 for the Falcons.
OAK CREEK GIRLS TRACK
The Knights' Stephanie Kostowicz turned in a more than credible effort in the discus last Friday at the WIAA state meet in La Crosse, as she was 10th of 24 with a toss of 113-3.
Kostowicz, a junior, was only six feet out of a top six medal in the event. She then turned around on Saturday and was 14th of 25 with a toss of 36-3. She was the Knights' only qualifier.
FRANKLIN BOYS GOLF
It was a day of disappointment for the all-senior Sabers last week in the WIAA sectional meet, as for the second straight year, they finished third, just four shots and one spot out of a state team qualifying spot.
Further, the team was unable to qualify an individual for state.
Franklin finished with a 333 total in the eight-team field at Brighton Dale Links in Kansasville as Greendale (325) and Kenosha Bradford (329) grabbed the state team berths.
Sean Sanguansap and Alex Simonson were one shot out of state individual berths after carding 18-hole scores of 80 apiece. They got help from 2012 state individual qualifier Matt Schauer and Sam Rivedal, each of whom came in with 86, while Sam Janicek struggled to a 93.
The meet completed an excellent season for the Sabers, who were Southeast Conference champions and claimed their third straight WIAA regional championship.
GREENDALE GIRLS TRACK
Senior Chelsey Heiden capped her strong high school career by taking 14th place in the 3,200-meter run with 11 minutes, 17.44 seconds in the WIAA Division 1 state meet last weekend in La Crosse.
Teammate Abby Jankowski, a sophomore, came in 18th in the discus with a toss of 107 feet, 7 inches.
FRANKLIN BOYS TENNIS
The Sabers' all-senior doubles team of Eric Bauer and Austin Bohn lost to the Waukesha South duo of Justin Gorski and Justin Seflow, 6-7, 6-4, (11-9 in the super-tiebreaker) in a WIAA state individual tournament first-round match May 30 in Madison.
"As the score indicates, the match could have gone either way," coach Gail Champion said. "The pair had a very good season and making it to state was a great way for them to end their careers."
WHITNALL BOYS TENNIS
Andrew Dundas had a short run in the WIAA Division 1 state individual tournament last week.
The senior carried a 23-3 record into the competition but lost his opener to Jake Diesler of Mukwonago (13-3) by a 6-0, 6-1 count May 30 in Madison.
Dundas and Shane Murphy are the only seniors who were part of the regular varsity lineup this season.
WHITNALL BOYS TRACK
Senior Sam Mentkowski, the lone representative for the Falcons at the WIAA Division 1 state meet, did not advance from the preliminaries in the 400-meter dash.
Mentkowski finished in 51.62 seconds to take 19th place in the heats, but only the top 10 advanced to the finals.
WHITNALL BOYS GOLF
The Falcons certainly showed some team consistency in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet May 28 at Brighton Dale Links.
The three qualifiers, Mitch Molbeck, Clayton Anderson and John Caron, all fired an 84 to share 17th place with three others.
That put them five shots out of the final individual qualifying spot for the state meet, held earlier this week.
All three are seniors, so the Falcons will have some rebuilding to do next season.
GREENDALE GIRLS SOCCER
The Panthers saw their season come to an end on May 30 with a 3-0 loss to Waukesha North in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal contest.
Freshman goalkeeper Adrianna Bratel, a standout all season, made eight saves but could not keep Greendale from the defeat.
The Panthers lose seniors Briana Pawlowski, Jessie Belair, Alexandra Steinberg, Nichole Anders and Sarah Kahl but return a number of key performers, including Bratel, sophomore Taylor Fendos and freshman Mallory Shimek.
WHITNALL GIRLS SOCCER
The 2013 season ended for the Falcons with a 4-0 home loss to Waukesha South in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal contest May 30.
Whitnall loses a number of seniors, including leading scorer Ashley Markowiak.
OAK CREEK GIRLS SOCCER
The Knights split in WIAA regional action to close their season with a final mark of 9-8.
Oak Creek went toe-to-toe in falling to state-ranked and the sectional's No. 2-seed DSHA, 1-0, in the regional final last Saturday. The Dashers needed a second half goal to advance to this week's sectional.
The Knights had advanced with a 6-1 regional semifinal victory over Milwaukee Ronald Reagan on May 30, as senior Brianna Reid had two goals and senior Gina Martini, senior Bianca Alarcon, senior Morgan Kokta and Nicole Drzadinski all had one goal apiece. Kokta and Alarcon had two assists apiece.
FRANKLIN GIRLS SOCCER
The Sabers closed their season with an 8-11-1 mark after a 2-0 loss to powerful Brookfield East in a WIAA regional final last Saturday.
Junior keeper Jessie Bykowski had 10 saves for the Sabers in the contest.
Franklin had advanced to the regional final with a 10-0 regional semifinal rout of West Allis Central on May 30, as freshman Jen Wiza and junior Rachel Stein had three goals apiece and freshman Mireya Ramos three assists and Stein two assists.
Freshman Eva Olelobdzija scored twice and senior Gabby Gajevic and senior Darian Siegel also found the back of the net once apiece.
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