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Sports Shorts: May 15

May 14, 2014

NORTH SHORE GOLF

Homestead and Cedarburg remain in a virtual dead-heat at the top after the conference beat the deluge that hit Wisconsin on May 12 and got in the nine-hole mini-meet at Ozaukee with host Homestead pulling out a 155-157 win over Cedarburg with Whitefish Bay earning fourth (169) and Nicolet fifth (173).

Charlie Maleki and Ryan Wirthlin led the Highlanders with 37 apiece while Marty Kimmel came in with a 40.

Bay was led by tri-medalist Pat Sicula with a 36 while Hank Grunau came in with 40. Ben Spector and Tucker Bauman each carded 42s for Nicolet.

The league 18-hole finale is May 22 at Washington County.

WHITEFISH BAY BOYS TRACK

The Blue Dukes won both the 3x110-meter high hurdle shuttle and the 3x300 intermediate hurdle relay in finishing third in the North Shore Conference Relays at Grafton on May 7.

The high hurdle shuttle included Adam Strehlow, Colin Downing and Bailey Wieland and turned in a time of 48.32 seconds. The same trio cruised to victory in the intermediate hurdle relay as Strehlow had the best individual time in his 300 hurdle split of 40.84.

Bay, which was without top sprinter Rhashad Gray for much of the day, also got seconds from the pole vault trio of Ben Wallace, Ben Bergquist, and Matthew Mclaughlin (32 feet even); and the triple jump team of Brady,Bailey Wieland and Gray. Wallace had the best individual vault at 12-6.

Thirds were earned by the 4x1,600 relay team of Aaron Jankins, Carson Schier, George Papajohn, and Matthew Dudek (19:39.33) and its sprint medley relay team of Brady Wieland, Joe Pasbrig, Van Bassindale and Tommy Friesch (1:37.27).

A good individual effort came from Japhet Smith in the shot put as he recorded close to a four-foot personal best in the shot put with a toss of 44-4.

Bay finished with 67 points as Homestead, which tied with the Blue Dukes for the league indoor title last month, won with 86. The NSC outdoor will be Tuesday, May 20, at Homestead.

SHOREWOOD BOYS TRACK

With the sprint corps shortened up due to injury and illness, the Greyhounds were still able to sweep the three distance relays in taking seventh in the Woodland Conference Relays on May 6.

"I wish that I had plenty of positives," said coach Dominic Newman. "Sickness and injuries are killing us on the sprint side of things. As I have said we are trying to rebuild the leadership on the sprints and jumps since Justin Rabon and Alex Grimmer graduated."

The Greyhounds, who also turned in some excellent efforts in the Myhrum Invite at Arrowhead on May 9, will now look forward to the Woodland Conference outdoor meet at Whitnall on Tuesday, May 20.

Taking firsts for the Greyhounds were the 4x800-meter relay team of Charlie Stahl, Sam Kuhlmann, James Douglas and Johnnie Papineau (8:22.3); the 4x1,600 relay team of Kuhlmann, Henry Fowler, Gus Wettstein, and Mayan Essak (19:23.55); and the distance medley relay team of Papineau, Goldberg, Sam Shields and Stahl (10:42.24).

The 4x400 relay team of Jack Mauer, Shields, Jake Woyak and Goldberg took a competitive third in 3:32.69. Top returning sprinter and jumper Taylor Dennis was not available for the meet.

Shorewood scored 47 points for its spot as Pewaukee won with 85.

The Greyhounds turned in some spectacular individual efforts at the Myrhum at Arrowhead on May 9, as Goldberg turned in a very quick 49.55 to take fourth in a deep 400 dash field, and then turned around and won his specialty the 800 in a season best of 1:56.59.

Stahl also won the 3,200 in 9:35.23 with Kuhlmann taking third in 9:37.31.

SHOREWOOOD GIRLS TRACK

The Greyhounds won both the distance medley and 4x800 relays in earning fourth in the Woodland Conference Relays on May 6.

Haley Florsheim, Madee Ferone, Michaela Gayner and Morgan Florsheim made up both winning relays. They won the distance medley by 28 seconds in 12:54.73 and took the 4x800 by 12 seconds in 10:23.35.

The 4x200 team of Lauren Thomas, Chiara Sanders, Alison Jacobson and Olivia Alvarez was second in 1:52.03 while the same crew took fourth in the 4x100 race (52.24). That 4x100 team is currently ranked fifth in state D2 honor rolls.

In the Myrhum Invite at Arrowhead on May 9. Morgan Florsheim got caught up in an amazingly fast 1,600 race and took third in a fast 5:04.18 as Neenah's Jessica Parker won in 4:59.83. She then turned around and won the 3,200 in 10:54.17. Thomas and Sanders were fifth (13.17) and sixth (13.2), respectively, in the 100 dash.

BROWN DEER BOYS TRACK

Zack Baun cleared 6 feet-8 inches again to lead a high jump trio that included Nyles Williams and Donovan Lucas to a winning effort of 17-8 in the Woodland Conference Relays on May 6.

Jamar Manning had the best individual efforts in both the shot put (45 feet) and the discus (133-2) as he led trios that included Greg Okray and Randy Gregory in the shot and Gregory and Andrew Lemense in the discus to a pair of fourths.

Another good effort included a third by the 4x200-meter relay team (1:34.88).

Good individual efforts included a time of 42.91 by Nick Coleman in the 300 intermediate hurdles and a 39-2 1/4 effort in the triple jump by Coleman.

The Falcons finished eighth in the team standings as Pewaukee won.

In their own coed invitational on May 9, the Falcons finished second of 10 with 136 points as Lake Country Lutheran won the 12-team event with 160.

Manning won the discus with a toss of 139-10 and was second in the shot put at 46-4.

During the meet, the Falcons held what they called a "quad" event, a mini-decathlon, and to no one's surprise, Baun did spectacularly well in it, winning it by a wide margin, as he ran 11.47 in the 100 dash and 2:16.54 in the 800 run. He also tossed the shot 42-3 1/2 and long-jumped 20-8 3/4.

Other good efforts included the following: 200—Kalvin Wiley, second (23.51). 400—Williams, third (56.87). 110 high hurdles—Coleman, third (15.95). 300 intermediate hurdles—Coleman, third (42.9). 4x400 relay—Wiley, Lucas, David Nelson and Williams, second (3:46.9). 4x800 relay—Travis Tremblay, Todd Beadle, Destin McMurray and Nate McCarthy, second (9:27.39). High jump—Williams, second (5-10). Pole vault—Gerry Gilles, second (10-6). Triple jump—Coleman, second (39-9 1/2).

BROWN DEER GIRLS TRACK

The Falcons 4x100-meter relay team turned in a quick time of 51.19 seconds in winning the event at the Woodland Conference Relays on May 6.

The sprint medley team was also second (1:58.43) while the triple jump team of Valerie Whiyee, Victoria Millet and Simone Sellers tied for fourth; and the discus team of Savannah Baun, Sara Galloway and Desiree Clark was third and the shot put trio of Clark, Galloway and Baun was fourth as was the 4x200 relay (1:52.55).

The Falcons finished fifth in the team standings while New Berlin West won the meet.

In their own 13-team invite on May 9, the Falcons scored 104 points for third as Pius XI won with 137 and Lake Country Lutheran was second with 116.

Taking firsts for the Falcons were Millet in the 300 low hurdles (51.59) and the 4x200 relay team of Shelby Sellers, Whiyee, Malena Edwards and Kyle Blackmon (1:51.08).

Other good efforts included the following: 100—Whiyee, third (13.58). 4x800 relay—Taylor Blazekovic, Anqelique Criner, Ayanna Holland and Allie Ott, second (11:34.69). Pole vault—Shelby Sellers, second (6-0). Long jump—Blackmon, third (14-1/4); Sinya Wardell, fourth (13-11). Shot put—Clark, fifth (32-1/2). Discus—Galloway, fourth (78-7); Clark, fifth (77-6).

In the mini-heptathalon "quad" event, Simone Sellers won it for the Falcons running the 100 in 13.66 and the 800 in 2:46.82 while also going 15-3 3/4 in the long jump and throwing 25-7 in the shot put.

NICOLET GIRLS TRACK

In their first outdoor meet of the year due to the cancellation of the Greendale Invite on April 29, the Knights 4x200 relay team of Kylee Callahan, Brandilyn Robertson, Amara Saffold and Jnana Martin turned in a state honor roll time of 1:47.61 in claiming the event at the North Shore Conference relays on May 7.

The team won by close to a second as the Knights took fifth in the meet won by Homestead.

Taking a second was the pole vault trio of Anna Novak, Callahan and Laura Bahn (24-6). Earning thirds were the 4x100 team of Nacaira Davis, Robertson, Emma Keckeisen and Martin (52.27) and the 4x1,600 team of Michelle Pigg, Nora McGuire, Elizabeth Mowers and Katie Novak (24:07.0).

At the Myrhum Invite at Arrowhead on May 9, Bahn was third and Anna Novak fourth, respectively, as both cleared 9 feet in the pole vault. The North Shore Conference outdoor will be Tuesday, May 20, at Homestead.

WHITEFISH BAY GIRLS SOFTBALL

The Blue Dukes will be working on defense this week after a 2-3 week, including a 1-2 record in their own tournament on May 10.

In North Shore games, they beat Milwaukee Lutheran, 7-0, on May 6 and lost to Grafton, 8-7 on May 8. In their own tournament, they fell to Catholic Memorial and Sheboygan South while beating Martin Luther.

In the tourney losses, coach Jessica Middendorf was disappointed with the defense, as Bay committed 10 errors in the two games combined. She said the team did much better that way in the win over Martin Luther.

"I'm confident we'll improve our defense," she said. Communication is also an issue, she said. Bay started this week at 10-9 overall.

Anna Lauko had a spectacular tourney notching seven hits in 11 at bats with two doubles and five stolen bases. The Blue Dukes will play Port Washington on Thursday, May 15, at Concordia University-Mequon and will host Nicolet at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, in a rain makeup from May 12.

They are tentatively set to close the regular season on Monday, May 19, at Homestead. Middendorf said she wanted to go 4-0 on the week in preparation for Homestead.

HOMESTEAD GIRLS SOCCER

The Highlanders remained unbeaten in North Shore Conference play with a 1-0 overtime win over defending state champion Cedarburg on May 6, but then struggled in the annual Gusho Tournament in Brookfield, losing in a shootout to De Pere (2-1) and then to Middleton (3-0).

Homestead took on Milwaukee Lutheran on May 13 and how will visit Kenosha Bradford on Thursday, May 15. They will have a critical North Shore tilt at state-ranked Germantown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20.

In the win over Cedarburg, Jenna Dorf had the winning goal.

SHOREWOOD GIRLS SOCCER

The Greyhounds overwhelmed their area rivals Brown Deer, 8-1, on May 8 as Katie Sippel had a hat trick and Abby Pech, Sunni Kessenich, and Giovanna Zizzo also had goals.

Shorewood will visit New Berlin Eisenhower at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15.

NICOLET GIRLS SOFTBALL

After a tough week in North Shore play, the Knights went 2-1 in the Bay Tournament to finish third on May 10.

Nicolet lost to Grafton, Port Washington and Homestead in league games, but they beat Martin Luther, 16-9, fell to DSHA, 8-1, and edged Sheboygan South, 9-8, in the Bay tourney.

Catcher Jaclyn Clark had four hits in the win over Luther and against South, Amanda Mehl came in to save the game for winning pitcher Ania Kotecki.

Coach Teri Green remains impressed with the teams hitting as Clark is hitting .563 with eight doubles. Edyn Herbert, Amethyst Graham, and Sam Peltz are also hitting the ball well.

"We still need to clean up the fielding in late innings," said Green.

The Knights will visit Whitefish Bay in a rain make-up at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 16.

BROWN DEER GIRLS SOCCER

The Falcons picked up their third victory of the season when they downed Cudahy/St. Francis, 2-0, in a Woodland Conference game on May 6.

The Falcons subsequently lost to Shorewood, 8-1, on May 8 and New Berlin West, 12-0, on May 12 to fall to 3-8 overall. Brown Deer will host Wisconsin Lutheran at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17. It is one of four home games this week for the team.

HOMESTEAD GIRLS SOFTBALL

After a tough 14-10 loss to Germantown on May 7 and then a 26-8 rout of fellow North Shore foe Nicolet, the Highlanders fell on hard times in the Oconomowoc Invitational on May 10, dropping decisions to the host school (8-7), Whitnall (11-0) and Waukesha North (5-0).

The Highlanders will host Germantown again at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, May 15, and will host Whitefish Bay at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 19.

In that win over Nicolet, Carly Schulz had five hits, five runs scored and an impressive eight RBIs while Michaela Rusch had five hits, four runs scored and two RBIs while Kelly Kasper had two hits, three runs scored and four RBIs and Hannah Behnken had three hits, two runs scored and four RBIs.

NICOLET BOYS TRACK

Missing a top sprinter in Devante Coleman due to an injury cost the Knights a chance at competing for titles in the short, fast races in the North Shore Conference Relays on May 7 at Grafton as they finished eighth.

The team's best finish was a fifth in the 4x1,600-meter relay with Chris Welker, Aaron Zetley, Silas Nelson and Robert Dietz (20:48.05).

— Compiled by Steven L. Tietz

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