Behind four top-20 finishes, the Falcon girls claimed second place at the Westosha Central Invitational on Oct. 6.
The team tallied 82 points to place behind only East Troy, which scored 24 points and had four of its runners in the top five spots. Westosha Central came in third with 95 points.
Dijana Mitrovic snared 10th place with 21 minutes, 42 seconds and was followed by Sonja Mitrovic in 12th (21:46), Savannah Holt 16th (22:12) and Bridget Finn 19th (22:18) to round out the top-20 finishes. Katie Klages came in 25th (22:37), Chase Nowak 34th (23:23) and Alyssa Tolson 46th (24:13).
"The team performed well in spite of a muddy and hilly course," coach Bridget Sparks said.
The boys squad finished ninth with 232 points. Reid Miller led the way in 15th (18:09), followed by LaShaun Dobbie in 35th (18:47), Eli Mitchell 70th (19:45), Josh Cram 121st (21:46), Ethan Christensen 124th (21:54), Jacob Holt 127th (21:58) and Nathan Steyn 148th (22:50).
Both teams will compete in the Woodland Conference Meet starting at 5:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Hales Corners Park. The girls won an invitational there earlier this season.
WHITNALL BOYS SOCCER
Jeremy Rutlin and Brady Korpal both scored to lift the Falcons to a 2-0 victory over Pius XI on Oct. 6 at Croatian Park, capping off a strong week.
Rutlin tallied in the first half, assisted by Anthony Schauer, and Korpal in the second, helped by Sean Damro. Goaltender Sam Thut made eight saves.
Eric Kopcha connected on the lone goal, assisted by AJ Thut, to help Whitnall beat Cudahy, 1-0, on Oct. 5.
The Falcons also played to a scoreless tie with state-ranked New Berlin Eisenhower on Oct. 3 and came into this week at 4-3-2 in the conference.
The Huskies started well but wound up with a 31-9 loss to Menomonee Falls in a Greater Metro Conference game on Oct. 7.
Brandon Barr connected on a 32-yard field goal, and Thomas Hines pulled in a 69-yard scoring pass from quarterback Michael Johnson to help Hale stay within 10-9 after three quarters.
The Indians, though, tallied three touchdowns in the fourth period to pull away for the victory, dropping the Huskies to 1-5 in the Greater Metro and 2-6 overall.
Johnson finished 12 of 24 for 161 yards and the one score to Hines, but the Huskies managed only 34 net yards on the ground.
They wrap up the season against Marquette at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at home.
HALE, CENTRAL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Huskies shook off a slow start and beat rival West Allis Central, 25-19, 25-12, 25-14, in a Greater Metro Conference dual meet on Oct. 4.
Abby Arena and Taylor Supple each collected four service aces and 20 digs, KellyAnn Sotiros 32 assists and Maddie Lawson 11 kills.
"Central came out with a lot of energy in the first set, and we were not mentally prepared for it," Hale coach Leng Sayaovong said. "In the second and third sets, we created free-ball opportunities and executed on offense. It was great to get everyone in the match, as this will probably be the last conference match between Hale and Central."
This was the only match for the Huskies, but Central played again on Oct. 6, falling to New Berlin West, 25-18, 25-15, 25-10.
WHITNALL GIRLS SWIMMING
Winning eight events, the Falcons downed Brown Deer/University School, 96-73, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Oct. 5.
Brooke Miles won both the 200-yard freestyle with 2 minutes, 10.23 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:03.04, and Kelly McElvain captured the 200 individual medley at 2:18.45 and the 500 freestyle with 5;29.79.
Katelyn Bloomer claimed the 50 freestyle with 28.46 seconds and Jennifer Bloomer the 100 freestyle at 1:03.89. Also winning were Miles, McElvain, Nicole Beckman and Katelyn Bloomer in the 200 medley relay with 1:59.62 and the 400 freestyle at 4:01.33.
Taking second were Beckman in the 200 IM (2:18.54), Leena Meyers in the 50 freestyle (29.46), Izzy Cole in the 100 freestyle (1:04.19) and the 200 freestyle relay of Meyers, Jennifer Bloomer, Tegan Klass and Cole (1:59.32).
HALE, CENTRAL BOYS SOCCER
The Huskies topped the Bulldogs, 4-0, on Oct. 4 in a Greater Metro Conference game, which will be the final league meeting between the schools for at least some years.
Hale clung to a 1-0 lead at the half and then tallied three second-half goals to put away the game and earn its first GMC victory of the season.
Sophomore Sam Jorgensen helped create a couple of scoring chances for the Bulldogs, but they could not convert.
The Huskies later dropped a 3-0 nonconference game to Lake Country Lutheran on Oct. 6 and a 3-1 game to Sun Prairie on Oct. 8.
The boys squad tallied 226 points for eighth place in the Waterford Invitational on Oct. 7.
They were led by team captain Diquan Reese in 39th place with a personal-best 19 minutes, 15 seconds. Following were Hunter Turcin in 46th (19:47), team captain David Baier 49th (19:59), Steve Kletzien 51st (20:25) and CJ Andrews 54th (21:10).
"Hunter continues to be a reliable, top-three runner for our team, and he and David continue to be huge assets to our team," coach Griffin Schroeder said. "This was our best finish as a team, and I think it's a major confidence booster."
For the girls, Julia Jarosz ran 69th (24:27), Mykala Repati 80th (27:19) and Alysa Gonzales 81st (28:07).
Central runs in the Greater Metro Conference meet on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Washington Park in Milwaukee.
With 10 of 14 girls on varsity and junior varsity running season or personal-best times, the Huskies came in ninth with 231 points in the Waterford Invitational on Oct. 7.
Rachel Pavek finished 32nd with 21 minutes, 45 seconds, topping 22 minutes for the first time. Bella Slotke came in 37th (21:57), dropping 26 seconds from last week, Rebecca Koshen 53rd (22:45), Faith Sether 60th (23:17), Bella Kirkpatrick 66th (24:20), Mel Freet 70th (24:28) and Myah Metz 71st (24:30).
Freet and Metz both ran varsity for the first time this season and posted 30-second personal bests.
For the junior varsity, Julia Smessaert ran 23:29, a personal best by 48 seconds.
The Hale boys finished 13th with 319 points in the Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational on Oct. 7. Marshall Rushton took 22nd (17:18), Brad Glisczinski 51st (17:51), Jimmy Pomeroy 69th (18:07), Jack Wanner 82nd (18:30), Brent McLure 95th (18:47), Cameron Christenson 96th (18:54) and Jaysen Bagbey 100th (19:19).
GREENFIELD BOYS SOCCER
The Hustlin' Hawks played South Milwaukee to a 2-2 tie on Oct. 3 behind goals from Nikola Kresanovic and Arsenius Adagombe.
Greenfield dropped a 5-1 decision to Wauwatosa West on Oct. 5 in its other Woodland Conference action last week and came into this week at 2-5-1 in the conference.
WHITNALL GIRLS TENNIS
Placed in an extremely tough field with Divine Savior Holy Angels, Brookfield East, Brookfield Central and New Berlin Eisenhower, the Falcons did not score in a WIAA Division 1 subsectional at Brookfield East on Oct. 4.
That ended a season that saw them win three Woodland Conference dual meets and take ninth in the conference tournament.
GREENFIELD GIRLS TENNIS
The Hustlin' Hawks ended their season by not scoring any points in a WIAA Division 1 subsectional at South Milwaukee on Oct. 3.
"We faced some tough competition (including Franklin, Muskego and Greendale)," coach Susan Swaer said.
WEST ALLIS GIRLS TENNIS
The local squad fell victim to a rugged WIAA Division 1 subsectional on Oct. 4, scoring no points.
The field included traditional powers such as Divine Savior Holy Angels, Brookfield East and Brookfield Central and talented New Berlin Eisenhower.
The meet ends the season for West Allis, which won a couple of dual meets this year.
"Our girls played well in a tough conference and subsectional," coach Pam Gaveras said. "All of our girls, whether varsity or junior varsity, put a lot of effort into their matches and really grew this year. Anna Marshman, our first singles player, had a winning record at 7-6."
GREENFIELD/WHITNALL BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Raptors dropped two tight matches last week, falling to Shorewood in five sets on Oct. 5 and Brookfield Central in four sets on Oct. 3.
Greenfield/Whitnall lost to Shorewood, 25-13, 18-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-8, and to Central, 25-21, 20-25, 25-15, 25-17.
HALE BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Huskies fell in three sets to Brookfield East on Oct. 5 despite five kills and eight digs from Matt Cha and 10 assists by Joey Robers.
"Our young squad has progressed and improved every time it has taken the court," coach Bryant Ellis said.
GREENFIELD GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
In a meeting of Woodland Conference division champions, the Hustlin' Hawks fell to Greendale, 25-16, 25-18, 25-16, on Oct. 4 in a crossover meet.
Gabby Strasser collected seven kills, Sarah Trapp 24 assists and Julia Zacher 12 digs for Greenfield, which finished 5-3 in Woodland dual meets.
The Hawks will play in the conference tournament this week. Pool play will be held at four sites at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, followed by the semifinals at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Greenfield High School. The championship match will follow at Greenfield.
WHITNALL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Falcons dropped a 25-16, 25-10, 25-19 dual meet to New Berlin Eisenhower in a Woodland crossover on Oct. 4.
Lilly Naumann totaled six kills and Kayla Brunette 11 assists for Whitnall, which went 3-5 in Woodland duals.
Tashjanae Holmes ran 11th with 20 minutes, 26 seconds at the Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational on Oct. 7.
Maya Schroeter finished 56th (21:43) for the girls team, and Nate Schroeter came in 72nd (18:07) for the boys squad.