Germantown boys cross country
The defending champion Warhawks needed a perfect race to claim another North Shore Conference title Saturday at Tendick Park in Saukville and couldn't quite get it, as they had to settle for second to Whitefish Bay.
'We had one guy have a bad day, and that cost us a little,' Warhawks coach Andy Bavlnka said. 'We were just one guy away today. We knew we can do it, but Bay had a good day. They moved up well in the second half of the race. They sat back and then came on and got the job done.'
The Warhawks will look to earn a repeat WIAA state meet berth when the sectional meet is held at Tendick Park on Saturday. The race will be held at 10:45 a.m. The top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams advance to the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 29.
One spot likely will be earned by state power Arrowhead, but Bavlnka said that the second team berth is up for grabs with Homestead, Wauwatosa East and Sussex Hamilton also in contention.
In the North Shore meet, the Warhawks scored 70 points as the Blue Dukes won with 57 and Homestead was third with 75.
Adam Schueller and Muzahir Badani earned first-team all-conference honors by taking third in 16 minutes, 54 seconds, and fourth in 17:08, respectively, on the 5,000-meter course, while Zach Baus was second-team all-league in earning 12th (17:38). Sam Marchewka was 24th (18:01) and earned third-team all-league.
Riley Shelton finished out the scoring in 27th (18:11), while Josh Biesel was 30th (18:15) and Jake Kiser was 32nd (18:17).
'Adam and Muza ran well, and I thought Zach (Baus) was outstanding,' Bavlnka said.
Menomonee Falls girls cross country
Megan Paule continued her bright fall as she finished a strong second individually and led the resurgent Indians to a fifth-place showing in the Greater Metro Conference meet at Mitchell Park in Brookfield on Saturday.
'Paule showed some real grit by going after the eventual winner, (Elizabeth) Flatley (of Brookfield Central), for about a mile,' Indians coach Paul Schramka said. '... With the windy conditions the way they were, I couldn't be more impressed with Megan.'
Paule will try to earn a WIAA state individual berth when she competes in the sectional meet at Tendick Park in Saukville on Saturday. The girls race will start at 10 a.m. with the top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams advancing to the state test in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 29.
Falls scored 129 points for its spot as Flatley and Central cruised to the team title with 36 points. Flatley won the 4,000-meter race on the windy day, and Paule came across in 15:28, good enough for first-team all-conference honors. She was five seconds ahead of the third-place runner from Hamilton.
Fellow freshman Hannah Nelson was 14th and earned second-team all-league with a 16:16 showing. Other scoring runners for the Indians included Anna Smalley in 30th (16:48), Jaimie Ertl in 34th (16:59) and Juliette Schelfelker in 49th (17:39).
Also running for the Indians were Cassie Visintainer (52nd, 17:53), Kelly Berglund (56th, 18:12) and Amber Dryer (60th, 19:56).
Schramka also praised the efforts of Nelson and Smalley.
'We raised the bar for Anna (Smalley) and she really came through today,' he said.
Germantown girls cross country
Caitlin Dillon earned first-team all-league honors when she took fifth to lead the Warhawks to a fifth-place team showing in the North Shore Conference meet at Tendick Park in Saukville on Saturday.
Dillon came across in 15:50 on the wind-swept 4,000-meter course to earn her spot as she led Germantown to a 123-point effort. Bay easily won its 12th straight title with a 32-point effort.
'I have mixed emotions about the day,' Warhawks coach Nancy Pietrowiak said. 'It was not Caitlin's best day, but she got it together and got back in contention at the end. It's really been an up-and-down season for the team. We're still looking for the right combination.'
The Warhawks will have one more chance to address that situation, as they take part in WIAA sectional competition at Tendick Park on Saturday. The top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams advance to the WIAA state meet. Dillon is a multi-time state qualifier.
Both Andrea Brown in 23rd (17:03) and Jennifer Ellis in 24th (17:06) earned third-team honors for the Warhawks on Saturday. Other scoring runners included Hannah Knapp in 35th (17:39) and Julia Hoffmann in 36th (17:39). Also running were Paige Kutzora (37th, 17:40) and Tori Becker (38th, 17:44).
Menomonee Falls girls volleyball
After taking third in the Greater Metro Conference Tournament on Saturday, the regular season dual meet champion Indians wound up sharing the league title with Divine Savior Holy Angels.
Falls clinched the dual meet title with an easy win over Tosa East on Oct. 11 and then went 2-1 in the tournament Saturday.
The sixth-ranked Indians will wade into difficult waters when they take part in the deepest WIAA sectional in the state. Falls, a state semifinalist a year ago, claimed the fourth seed. Host Watertown (ranked third in state) is the top seed, while ninth-ranked Germantown is the second seed and 10th-ranked Arrowhead is the third seed.
'I'm perfectly fine with that (the seeding),' Falls coach J.C. Bruns said. 'We don't have a leg to stand on with a couple of those teams.'
Falls will host Cedarburg in a WIAA regional semifinal on Oct. 20 and will then host the winner of Mukwonago and Waukesha South in a regional final at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Sectional semifinals are Oct. 27.
In the GMC tournament, the Indians defeated East again (25-11, 25-16, 25-11) and then lost a tough one to eventual tourney champ DSHA (25-22, 25-23, 26-24) before winning the third-place match (25-12, 25-23, 25-22).
Simone Lee led Falls with 40 kills, while Holly Ordinans had 61 assists, Stef Klamerus 28 digs, Chelsea lee nine blocks and Maddie Micech six aces.
'I was pleased with how we played for long stretches against DS,' Bruns said. 'We ran into some problems, but played better than we have in the last few weeks.'
He praised the efforts of Katherine Von Bank and Klamerus.
Menomonee Falls/Hamilton girls swimming
Amanda Siehs showed quite emphatically that she is rapidly mending from an early season injury that caused her to miss close to a month of action as she won the 50-yard freestyle to lead the Indians to a credible seventh-place finish in the Waukesha South Blackshirt Invite on Saturday.
Siehs won the event by over a half-second in a quick 24.74 second time. She also was third in the 100 free in 53.78.
Those efforts led the Indians to a 184 point total as host South/Mukwonago won with 442.5. The meet took the place of the annual Homestead Invitational, which was canceled because of a broken fixture that resulted in glass spreading through the pool and the pool needing to be drained.
Other good efforts for the Indians by event: 200 medley relay - Sommer Semanek, Hannah Mast, Haley Lucas and Sarah Werner, third (1:57.46); 200 free - Grace Devine (10th, 1:59.5), Lucas (11th, 1:59.94); 200 individual medley - Semanek (seventh, 2:18.21) and Mast (11th, 2:21.35) 100 butterfly - Lucas (second, 59.19); 200 free relay - Siehs, Emmorie Jossie, Semanek and Devine (fifth, 1:44.63); 100 backstroke - Semanek (eighth, 1:03.18); 400 free relay - Devine, Werner, Lucas and Siehs (fifth, 3:45.52).
Germantown girls swimming
The Warhawks competed well but dropped a tough 104-81 decision to Nicolet in a North Shore dual meet Oct. 11.
Germantown got firsts from Rachel Siebenaller in the 50 free (25.88) and the 500 free (5:28.62), Khia Kurtenbach in the 100 backstroke (1:05.69), Abby Schabel in the 100 butterfly (1:02.74) and Haley DeGrace in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.63).
In addition, the 200 medley relay team of Kurtenbach, DeGrace, Schabel and Siebenaller was victorious in 1:58.84 and the same crew also won the 200 free relay (1:49.63).
Menomonee Falls boys cross country
Jacob Newman earned third-team all-league honors for the Indians with a 24th-place showing, but that was the lone high point for the Indians as they struggled to a seventh-place finish in the Greater Metro Conference meet at Mitchell Park on Saturday.
The Indians, who will host the annual meet of Future Champions at Rotary Park on Oct. 20, likely will end their season in the WIAA sectional meet at Tendick Park in Saukville on Saturday (10:45 a.m.).
In the conference meet, Falls scored 187 points as Brookfield Central edged Marquette, 61-62, for the title.
Newman was clocked in 17:21 for his spot on the 5,000-meter course, as Dan Hyde was 37th (17:53), Alex Hrovat 38th (18:01), Dan Farrenkopf 39th (18:01), Ben Maas 49th (18:23) and Paul Heitman 51st (18:34).