Sports Shorts: June 5

June 3, 2014


Samantha Madrzak, who admits her main attraction in taking up the pole vault was an attraction to the idea of flying, will get one more chance to do so as she finished third in the WIAA sectional meet at Sussex Hamilton on May 30 and earned a repeat berth in this weekend's state meet in La Crosse.

"I had three goals at the beginning of the year," she said. "One was to set the school record (which she did at 11-4 earlier this season), two was to make state again and three was to make a height at state."

Last season, Madrzak no-heighted at state, but in this Friday's competition at UW-La Crosse's Memorial Stadium, she is listed among the higher seeds so she has a chance to not only clear a height but also earn a top six medal.

Competition on Friday, June 6, will begin at 9:30 a.m. with all trials and some finals including the D1 girls pole vault. The remainder of the finals will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7.

"I'm just going to try and stay relaxed and focus on what I'm doing," Madrzak said.

She cleared 11 feet even for her qualifying spot in sectional as Falls scored 21 points in the sectional, good for 11th place.

Other sectional efforts for the Indians included the following: Discus—Laura Marx, fourth (98-2); Hannah Matthiesen, seventh (89-2). 100—Anaya Hunter, seventh (13.42). 100 high hurdles—Savanna Callen, sixth (16.34). 4x200 relay—Hunter, Mackenzie Robertson, Malorie Janechek and Cassidy Hansen, sixth (season best 1:50.89).


The top-seeded Indians cruised to a 10-0 WIAA regional championship victory over Greater Metro Conference rival West Allis Hale on May 29.

With the win, Falls (23-4) hosted fourth seed Hartland Arrowhead (15-7) on June 3 in a sectional semifinal game. The Indians edged the Warhawks, 7-6, in a nonconference game on May 21, a game in which they had a 6-0 lead going into the seventh inning.

If they win that, they will advance to a sectional final at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at Oconomowoc against the winner of second-seeded Watertown (21-6) and third-seeded Waukesha North (19-3). Falls, a WIAA state semifinalist a year ago, will be looking to make a return trip to the state tourney in Madison, June 12-14.

In beating Hale for the third time this season, the Indians (23-4) got a two-hit, six-inning shutout from pitcher Kelly Berglund who struck out five and walked three.

She got all the support she needed with a four-run first. Falls then scored six more times in the sixth inning to invoke the "mercy" rule.

Stephanie Cole had two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs to lead Falls while Justine Ertl and Berglund had two hits and two RBIs apiece and Brittany Robinson had a hit and two runs scored.

Falls, which had a first-round bye in the regionals, ran its latest winning streak to 10 games.


The Indians turned in a fine 18-hole score of 336 and finished third of seven teams in the WIAA regional meet at Wanaki on May 27.

With the effort, Falls advanced to the sectional tournament that was held Wednesday, June 4, at Edgewood Golf Course in Big Bend. From there, the top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams advanced to the WIAA State Tournament in Verona on Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10.

Greater Metro Conference champion Brookfield Central won the regional with a 322 score while Brookfield East in second (331) and Wauwatosa in fourth (342) also advanced to the sectional tourney.

Falls was led by Austin Fuiten, who was seventh individually with an 18-hole score of 81, while Davis Narey shot an 83, Charlie Paddock and Alex Peterson 86 apiece and Zak Kachelek 93.


It was characterized as the regional of death going in, and it proved to be that for the Warhawks as despite a solid 18-hole score of 329, they finished fifth in the event held at Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon on May 27 leaving them one spot short of advancing to sectional as a team.

"We were actually OK through the front nine, but we just didn't have a strong enough back nine to get it done," said Warhawks coach Gary Anderson.

Germantown advanced individuals Phillip Johnson and Chris Thompson to the WIAA sectional tournament at Fire Ridge in Grafton on Thursday, June 5. From there the top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams will advance to the WIAA State Tourney in Verona, Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10.

The senior Johnson will be going for his third state tournament berth in four seasons.

Homestead (308), Sussex Hamilton (313), Arrowhead (316) and defending state champion and current North Shore champ Cedarburg (327) earned the team sectional berths at Ozaukee.

Johnson was fifth individually with an 18-hole score of 75, Thompson came in with a 79. Other scores included Logan Sterns (85), and Nick Drahus and Kevin Brown 90 apiece.


Despite a school record for victories in league play (six) and record for overall victories (18), the third-ranked in state Indians came up just short of repeating as Greater Metro Conference champions this season.

Falls (18-2-0 overall), defeated Sussex Hamilton, 6-0, in its final GMC contest of the season on May 27 to finish at 6-1 in league play. The Indians then needed Brookfield east to upset top-ranked in state DSHA on May 28 to secure a tie a tie for the title, but the two teams played to a tie giving DSHA the crown with a 6-0-1 league mark.

The Indians then defeated Franklin, 2-0, in a nonconference game on May 29.

Falls has been placed in the brutally difficult Oshkosh West sectional. They earned the second seed in its half of the bracket while DSHA is the top seed. The Indians will host Milwaukee King at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in a regional semifinal game. If they win that, they will host the winner of Brookfield East and Hamilton in a regional final on Saturday, June 7 (TBA).

If they win there, they will likely visit DSHA in a sectional semifinal on Thursday, June 12. Germantown is the top seed on the other half of the sectional bracket.

In the rout of Hamilton, Falls got two goals from Hayley Parr, and one goal each from Maggie Greifenkamp, Rachel Clayton, Anna Smalley, and Emily Habegger. Six different people had assists.

In the win over Franklin, Parr and Jen Eberhardy picked up the scores.


The Warhawks are heading into the WIAA playoffs with some great momentum as they defeated Port Washington (10-0) and Kettle Moraine (1-0) in their regular season closers last week.

Germantown (11-5 overall) earned the top seed in the northern half of the WIAA Oshkosh sectional. It will host Manitowoc in a regional semifinal at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5. If the Warhawks win, they will host the winner of Fond du Lac and Oshkosh West in a regional final on Saturday, June 7 (TBA).

Sectional semifinals are Thursday, June 12 (TBA). Top-ranked in state DSHA is the top seed in the southern half of the bracket.

No details were available from either the Port or Kettle Moraine games.


The season came to a quiet end for the Indians in the brutally difficult WIAA Brookfield East sub-sectional on May 27.

The sub-sectional featured top-ranked in state Brookfield East and North Shore Conference champion Homestead as well as Brookfield Central and Germantown. Falls won two matches and finished with four points as east (which wound up winning the sectional on May 29) and Homestead tied with 24 points apiece.

The Indians, headed up by interim coach Trevor Hill, had four seniors on the team (all in doubles) and they included Danny Anderson, Dan Person, Ian Dorney and Alex Freeman.

— Compiled by Steven L. Tietz

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