The Highlanders dominated the long and triple jump events en route to a strong second place finish in the North Shore Conference Outdoor meet on May 14.
Homestead now sends qualifiers to the WIAA sectional meet at Sussex Hamilton at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The top three finishers in each event plus all those whose efforts are among the top eight of all sectionals statewide advance to the state meet in La Crosse, May 31 and June 1.
The Highlanders scored 1121/2 points as Whitefish Bay won its third title in a row with 131.
Monica Caputa won the long jump with an effort of 16 feet-6 inches while Nia Feaster was second with a 16-3 effort. They traded places in the triple jump as Feaster won with a 35-2 showing and Caputa was second at 34-81/2.
Other good showings for the Highlanders included the following: 100 dash: Melinda Gayle, third (13.18 seconds); 1,600: Anna Kreynin, fourth (5:29.79); 100 high hurdles: Elyssa Tracy, third (16.35); 3,200: Kreynin, third (12:08.9); 400 relay: Leigh Berman, Tracy, Gayle and Alex Lutz, third (51.07); high jump: Caputa, fourth (4-8); 3,200 relay: Larissa Clopton, Allie Richards, Olivia Gonzalez and Helen Lewis, fourth (10:37.19); Shot put: Jenna Burns, third (34-4); and pole vault: Tracy, second (10-0).
Despite being short-handed, the Blue Dukes earned firsts from Adam Strehlow in the 300 intermediate hurdles, Rhashad Gray in the high jump and from the 400 and 800 relay teams en route to a third-place finish in the North Shore Conference Outdoor meet on May 14.
Bay, which sent regional qualifiers to the WIAA Sussex Hamilton sectional Thursday, scored 100 points for its spot in the outdoor as Homestead completed its fifth straight league triple crown with 1451/2.
Strehlow, just a sophomore, won the 300 event in 40.59 after taking fifth in the 110 high hurdles (16.36). Gray claimed the high jump with a clearance of 6-1.
The relays also joined them in the winners' circle as Bryan Jordan, Van Bassindale, Gray and Tommy Friesch came across in the 400 relay in 43.65 and Gray, Jordan, Friesch and Michael Herron won the 800 in 1:31.21.
Other good finishes included the following: 100: Jordan, second (11.25); 200: Friesch, second (22.82); 3,200: Nate Gomoll, third (10:07.99); 1,600: Gomoll, third (4:28.19); 1,600 relay: Bassindale, Max Loebl, Schwei and Herron, second (3:31.57); and triple jump: Colin Downing, third (41-81/2).
The Knights picked up a first from the 800 relay team of Brandilyn Robertson, Elexxus Welch, Amara Saffold and Jnana Martin en route to a sixth-place finish in the North Shore Conference Outdoor on May 14.
The Knights, who sent qualifiers to the WIAA Sussex Hamilton sectional on May 14, scored 74 points for their spot in the outdoor.
The relay came across in a season best of 1:46.71 for its victory while the 400 relay team of Chantel Drake, Robertson, Welch and Martin took second in another season best of 50.87. Martin took second in the open 200 (25.99) and Devon Peck was runner-up in the shot put (35-2).
Other efforts of note for Nicolet included the following: 200: Robertson, fourth (27.38); and long jump: Shatarrei Lennix, fourth (15-4).
The Greyhounds couldn't match the effort of their Woodland Conference dual meet title won on May 13 and settled for third in the league tournament this past week.
"The conference was just really, really tough," coach Maike Tredeau said. "... We had spent a lot of emotional energy with everything on the line (in the dual meet win over Greendale). It turned out we had left a lot out there that night.
"I was proud of all their efforts."
The Greyhounds advanced first singles player Tim Perry out of the very tough WIAA Brown Deer Division 2 subsectional on Monday. He took part in sectional play on Wednesday. The first four finishers in flight one of singles and doubles and the winners of flight two advance to the state individual tournament in Madison, May 30-June 1.
Shorewood scored 33 points in earning its spot in the 13-team tournament as Greendale claimed the event with 47.
The Greyhounds had three runner-up finishes, including Perry at first singles (7-6, 6-4 loss to a Whitnall opponent); freshman Sasha Velikanov who put in a game effort at fourth singles before falling to a Greendale foe (6-1, 3-6, 6-4); and the second doubles team of Ben Kuhlmann and James Keane, who fell to a Pius pair (6-4, 3-6, 6-3).
Sean Kelley, the hero of the dual over Greendale, was third at second singles, while Allen Kang was fourth at third singles and the first doubles team of Ethan Halloran and Ben Wassermann was fifth.
Sophomore Charlie Maleki of Homestead and Whitefish Bay freshman Patrick Sicula earned first-team All-North Shore Conference honors after the league 18-hole finale Friday at Washington County.
Homestead finished third in the final league standings despite shooting a fine 18-hole score of 318. The Highlanders' Zach Shahrokhi and and Bay's Jack Comiskey were both second-team honorees as the Blue Dukes took fourth in the final standings with an 18-hole score of 323.
Homestead's Ryan Wirthlin was an honorable mention selection as was Nicolet's Alex Braun. The Knights were sixth in the 18-hole finale with a 369 total.
The Highlanders' Matt Mitman had the best individual finish of the local group with a third place 76. Comiskey shot a 77 for Bay while Maleki added a 78 for Homestead while Wirthlin had a 79.
All the teams participated in WIAA regional competition this week and send qualifiers to sectional tournaments on May 28.
Nicolet sends qualifiers to the the sectional at Wanaki in Menomonee Falls while Homestead and Bay head to Hidden Glen. The top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams advance to the state tournament at University Ridge in Madison, June 3 and 4.
BROWN DEER AND
Greyhounds sophomore Brian Morris tied for medalist honors with an 18-hole 76 to lead Shorewood to a third-place finish out of nine in the WIAA Division 2 regional meet at Oakwood on Monday.
"A few things went right down the stretch and we were able to qualify for the sectional," a pleased Shorewood coach Drake Zortman said. "It was really windy out there so club selection was really an issue and Brian (Morris) just handled himself really well out there. He has all the talent in the world."
The Greyhounds shot an 18-hole total of 347 and actually trailed Brown Deer, which shot a fine 345 total for second as Racine St. Catherine's won with a 338 total.
Shorewood and Brown Deer now take part in the sectional at Badger Creek Golf Course in New Holstein on May 28, as the first two teams and top three individuals not on those teams advance to the state meet at University Ridge in Madison, June 3 and 4.
Morris tied a Greendale Martin Luther golfer for medalist honors was the Falcons' David Bach was third with a 78.
Other scores for Shorewood included Bobby Kohl with an 84, Cameron Duncan with an 89, andJames Wakley with a 98.
For the Falcons, Drew Worth helped out with an 84, while Imani Stingley notched a 91, and James Bublitz and Ryan Hudson each carded 92s.
DeAnte Coleman was third in the 100- and 200-meter dashes to highlight the Knights' eighth-place effort in the North Shore Conference Outdoor on May 14.
The Knights, who send qualifiers to the WIAA sectional at Sussex Hamilton on Thursday, scored 33 points for their spot in the league standings.
Coleman was clocked in 11.3 seconds for his place in the 100 and 22.69 in the 200.
His finish was one of a series of thirds for the Knights, as Randy Gryzbowski was also third in the 800 (2:00.48) as was the 400 relay team of Treland Jenkins, DeVante and DeAnte Coleman and Holase Howard (44.03) and so was Howard in the pole vault (12-6).
Zack Pagel was sixth in the triple jump (40-5).
The Falcons boys advanced seven individuals and two relay teams and the girls five individuals and one relay to the WIAA Division 2 sectional at Whitewater on Thursday out of regional competition held at Kettle Moraine Lutheran on Monday.
From the sectional Thursday, the top four finishers in each event, plus all those whose efforts are among the eight best of all sectionals statewide, advance to the WIAA State Meet in La Crosse on May 31 and June 1.
Jake Schimenz leads the boys, as the 2011 state D2 800 champ won the 400 (50.38) and the 800 (1:56.57).
The Falcons also went two-three in the pole vault as Gerry Gilles (10-0) and Jerry McDaniel (9-6) both advanced.
Jack Wallisch qualified in two events, taking fourth in both the triple jump (39-51/2) and the high jump (5-8). Nick Coleman also advanced with a third place in the 300 intermediate hurdles (44.13).
Brown Deer's 400 relay team of Richard Khy-Chhiv, Kalvin Wiley, Gilles and Jacob Freuler advanced with a fourth place finish (46.15) as did the 800 team of Coleman, Wiley, Khy-Chhiv and Freuler (1:36.83).
For the girls, Kyla Blackmon continued to impress with wins in the 100 (12.38) and the 200 (25.3). She also anchored the 400 relay team of Valerie Whiyee, Simone Sellers, and Victoria Millet to a season-best of 50.53, good for second.
Whiyee also won the triple jump (32-101/2).
Other qualifiers included Desiree Clark fourth in the shot put (30-21/2) and Sellers fourth in the 200 (26.55).
Sara Travia turned in a hat trick and Sammi Castle had two goals as the Knights rallied from a 1-0 deficit to rout nonconference opponent Oak Creek 6-1 on Friday.
The win improved the Knights to 8-3 overall. They took on area rival Whitefish Bay on Tuesday.
Greta Ricigliano had the other goal against Oak Creek and also contributed two assists while Castle also had an assist as did Jessyca Ogier.
BD & SHOREWOOD SOCCER
The 8-4-1 Greyhounds completely over-matched the 3-11 Falcons, 10-0, in a Woodland Conference game, on May 16.
Among those scoring goals for the Greyhounds (the record was incomplete), were Maggie Higgins, Laura Gould and Tricia Nelson. Assists went to Annie Leo and Sunni Kessenich.
The Greyhounds' season came to a quiet end as St. Thomas More scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth and held on for a 3-2 WIAA Division 2 regional victory on May 16.
The loss closed the campaign with a 2-11 record as Aisling Maloney had two hits and pitcher Celeste Carroll had one strikeout and five walks. More pitcher Grace Walton struck out nine Greyhounds and walked five.
Shorewood scored solo runs in the third and the sixth.
The Falcons' season came to an end when they could not win a match in the extremely difficult WIAA Division 2 subsectional they hosted on Monday. That subsectional featured defending state champ University School.
Last week, the Falcons tied for 10th in the Woodland Conference tournament with 10 points.
Sophomore second singles player Aaron Weichart went 2-2 in the event before bowing out to lead Brown Deer and the second doubles team of sophomore Maurice Lucre and freshman John Pierson, which lost two three-set matches on the day, did the same.
That pair won 12 matches this season
The Falcons season came to a close with a 9-1 WIAA Division 2 loss to Grafton on May 16.
Grafton scored five times in the first to take control as Blackhawks pitcher Emily Kabitzke struck out 12 Falcons.
Nicole Bublitz gave it her all, notching two hits. Brown Deer finished with a 2-14 record.
— Steven L. Tietz
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