Homestead breaks Germantown's 51-game NSC softball win streak

May 22, 2014 12:43 a.m. | Homestead girls softball coach Dave Keel knows something about long winning streaks.

After all, his football squad, which he also coaches, has dominated the North Shore Conference and won four state titles in the last 15 years.

But he and his Highlander softball team have been on the wrong side of an imposing streak by powerful neighbor Germantown that has stretched for close to four years.

That was until Wednesday afternoon at Thiensville Park, as sophomore hurler Allie Beckers pitched the game of her life, scattering three hits, with three strikeouts and two walks, as Homestead ended the Warhawks 51-game North Shore Conference win streak in a 4-1 decision.

"They're always a good team, very well-coached. You have to play well to beat them and we did today," said Keel. "It's really something about streaks in this conference. We had that run in football (in the 2000s), Port was unstoppable in wrestling until this year and Germantown (bioys) basketball has been winning forever.

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Shorthanded Whitefish Bay girls still able to win North Shore track title

May 20, 2014 11:14 p.m. | Senior distance ace Sara Coffey was out nursing a hip injury while state placewinning pole vaulter Lily Hayes wasn't at full steam because of a bone bruise in her foot.

But that didn't matter to the Whitefish Bay girls track team which proved its depth over and over again Tuesday night in the North Shore Conference outdoor, winning seven events en route to easing past Homestead, 146-140, for the league championship.

"It shows how strong we are as a team when everybody pulls their own weight," said sprinter Kaitlyn Jackson, who won the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes. "It's awesome to do something like this."

With the win, the Blue Dukes avenged their loss to Homestead in the NSC relays two weeks ago and book-ended the league indoor title they claimed last month.

Before the final scores were announced, Bay head coach Ben Van Male admitted to being nervous despite just watching Hannah Lyons lead a one-five-eight effort in the 3,200.

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