HALE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
After finishing sixth in the Greater Metro Conference Tournament last week, the Huskies look for a solid WIAA playoff run.
They earned the top seed in their Division 1 sectional and will face either South Milwaukee or Oak Creek at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, for a regional crown and the right to play in a sectional semifinal at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Racine Park.
"If we become more consistent at earning points, since our defense is really strong, I see this team going deep in the playoffs," coach Leng Sayaovong said.
The Huskies topped Wauwatosa East, 25-17, 24-26, 25-9, 22-25, 15-9, in consolation play at the GMC Tournament on Oct. 15. They were led by KellyAnn Sotiros with four service aces, 48 assists, five blocks and 18 digs; Abby Arena with four aces and 25 kills; Zoe Burczyk with 29 digs; and Taylor Supple with 16 kills.
Hale fell to Sussex Hamilton, 25-10, 23-25, 26-24, 28-26, in the fifth-place match. Arena tallied two aces, 29 digs and 15 kills; Sotiros two aces, 36 assists and 24 digs; Supple 13 kills; and Serina Pehowski five blocks.
The Huskies opened with a tough 25-16, 29-27, 26-24 loss to powerful Menomonee Falls on Oct. 13. Arena totaled two aces and nine kills; Sotiros 26 assists; Supple 14 digs and 10 kills; Burczyk two aces and 15 digs; and Pehowski four blocks.
"The matches showed how far we've come from the start of the season and showed us what we need to work on for the postseason," Sayaovong said.
Hale dropped a 25-19, 25-17, 22-25, 26-24 match to GMC dual-meet champion Brookfield East on Oct. 11 to finish 2-5 in conference meets.
The Huskies came in seventh with 220 points in the Greater Metro Conference girls race on Oct. 15 at Washington Park.
Rachel Pavek led with 42nd place with 22 minutes, 15 seconds, and other varsity runners were Rebecca Koshen in 45th (22:55), Bella Slotke 46th (23:03), Christy Einberger 49th (23:57), Faith Sether 50th (24:14), Julia Smessaert 53rd (25:06), Mel Freet 54th (25:14) and Myah Metz 55th (25:18).
The Hale boys came in seventh as well with 200 points. Marshall Rushton took 24th (17:31), followed by Brad Glisczinski in 43rd (18:24), Jack Wanner 46th (18;40), Jimmy Pomeroy 48th (18:53), Brent McLure 51st (19:17), Jaysen Bagbey 62nd (19:26) and Cameron Christenson 54th (19:52).
Both teams will run in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet Saturday, Oct. 22, at Grant Park in South Milwaukee. The boys will start at 11 a.m. and the girls at 11:45 a.m.
With two runners earning all-conference status, the Falcons placed fifth in the Woodland Meet on Oct. 13 at Hales Corners Park.
Dijana Mitrovic ran 17th with 20 minutes, 45 seconds, and Sonja Mitrovic came in behind her in 18th place (20:56). The two are freshmen and took home third-team all-conference medals.
Savannah Holt snared 29th (21:34), Bridget Finn 36th (21:59), Katie Klages 37th (22:01), Chase Nowak 39th (22:08) and Alyssa Tolson 50th (22:57) for the Falcons, who tallied 137 points for fifth place. Pewaukee won the meet with 28 points.
The Whitnall boys placed ninth with 249 points. LaShaun Dobbie led the way with 34th (17:58), followed by Reid Miller in 36th (18:01), Eli Mitchell 50th (18:52), Jacob Holt 64th (20:44), Josh Cram 65th (20:55) and Ethan Christensen 66th (21:00). Mitchell, Holt, Cram and Christensen all posted personal-best times.
Both teams will run in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet Saturday, Oct. 22, with the boys starting at 9:30 a.m. and the girls at 10:15 a.m. at a site to be announced.
GREENFIELD GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Hustlin' Hawks went 1-1 in Woodland Conference Tournament pool play on Oct. 13 and did not advance to the semifinals on Oct. 15.
Greenfield beat Pius XI, 25-16, 25-20, but lost to eventual tournament champion Pewaukee, 25-17, 25-23, to end its tournament.
The Hawks have the sixth seed in their WIAA Division 1 sectional and begin regional play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at home against 11th seed Racine Park.
If they win, they will likely play at third seed Racine Case at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, for a regional championship and the right to go to a sectional at Racine Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.
WHITNALL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Falcons split two matches in Woodland Conference Tournament pool play Oct. 13.
They beat New Berlin West, 25-20, 19-25, 25-20, and lost to pool winner New Berlin Eisenhower, 25-20, 25-21, to see their tournament come to an end.
Whitnall owns the fifth seed in its portion of a WIAA Division 2 sectional and began play Oct. 18 against Wisconsin Lutheran. If the Falcons won, they would play at top seed Catholic Memorial at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.
WEST ALLIS SWIMMING, DIVING
Courtney Niemczyk finished eighth with a personal-best 294.3 points in diving, and Eleanor Brown came in 10th with 252.85 points at the South Side Sprints on Oct. 14.
Finishing ninth for the swimmers were Katelyn Kurtz in the 50-yard breaststroke at 37.48 seconds and the 200 medley relay team of Hailey Turner, Kurtz, Julia Kusik and Olivia White (2 minutes, 17.36 seconds).
The 100 freestyle relay team of Christina Bowers, Zihan Yin, Becca Witt and Sue Skroback came in 10th (1:00.19), and 11th places went to White in the 25 freestyle (15.21) and the 200 freestyle unit of Moon Aliota, Kusik, Kurtz and White (2:02.08).
Kurtz finished 12th in the 100 individual medley (1:13.11) for the Wave, which scored 129 points for seventh place.
The West Allis divers finished one-two-three in a dual meet against Wauwatosa East on Oct. 13. Alivia DuFay won with 193 points, followed by Niemczyk in second with 164 and Brown third with 161. The Wave lost the meet, 118-67.
The Central boys took eighth with 254 points in the Greater Metro Conference Meet on Oct. 15 at Washington Park.
Jacob Unger ran 53rd in 19 minutes, 41 seconds, followed by Alex White 55th (20:05), Steven Kletzien 56th (20:29), Hunter Turcin 57th (20:38), Diquan Reese 58th (21:30), David Baier 59th (22:11), Manuel Reyes 60th (23:34) and Clinton Andrews 61st (24:17).
"The effort was there, and the toughness was there," coach Griffin Schroeder said. "These guys are the toughest and hardest workers I've ever coached."
The girls squad was also eighth with 258 points. Hailey Gorny led the way with 52nd (25:06), with Julia Jarosz 56th (25:34), Anastasia Lyons 57th (26:54), Mykala Repati 58th (28:52) and Alysa Gonzales 59th (31:06).
The teams will compete in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet Saturday, Oct. 22, at Grant Park. The boys run at 11 a.m. and the girls at 11:45.
Tashjanae Holmes ran ninth with 20 minutes, 7 seconds in the Woodland Conference Meet on Oct. 13 at Hales Corners Park.
Holmes, a junior, earned second-team all-conference honors for her finish. Senior Maya Schroeter was the other Greenfield girl to compete and finished 39th with 21:47.
The Greenfield boys had three runners: junior Nate Schroeter in 38th (18:01), junior Dakota Kumbera 51st (18:36) and junior Alex Schroeter 59th (18:57).
The Hustlin' Hawks will take part in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet Saturday, Oct. 22, at Grant Park in South Milwaukee. The boys will run at 11 a.m. and the girls at 11:45 a.m.
HALE BOYS SOCCER
The Huskies played Brookfield East tough in a 2-1 loss in the Greater Metro Conference finale on Oct. 11.
Hale held a 1-0 halftime advantage over the always-strong Spartans.
The Huskies open WIAA Division 1 tournament action at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Madison West.
WHITNALL BOYS SOCCER
The Falcons played close games with Wauwatosa West on Oct. 12 and New Berlin West on Oct. 10 but lost both contests.
They fell, 3-1, to the Trojans and 3-2 to the Vikings to finish 4-5-2 in Woodland Conference play.
Whitnall opens WIAA Division 2 regional play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Greendale. The Falcons topped the Panthers, 3-1, in their conference meeting this season.
GREENFIELD/WHITNALL BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Raptors lost a 25-11, 25-19, 25-9 match to Pius XI on Oct. 10 despite seven assists and four kills from Danny Palmer and four kills and three digs by Austin Marshall.
They also fell, 25-8, 25-12, 25-18, to Wauwatosa West on Oct. 12. Palmer collected nine assists and three kills; Tom Kolasinski five kills and six blocks; and Brady Cunningham four digs.
HALE BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Huskies dropped a 25-19, 25-15, 25-16 Greater Metro Conference dual meet to Brookfield Central on Oct. 12.
Matt Cha collected six kills, Joey Roberts 14 assists and six digs and Riley Hoeg three blocks for Hale.
CENTRAL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Bulldogs finished eighth in the Greater Metro Conference Tournament last week.
They lost their opener, 25-7, 25-10, 25-18, to top seed Brookfield East and then fell to Sussex Hamilton, 25-15, 25-8, 25-16, and to Wauwatosa East, 25-19, 25-19, 25-13, in the seventh-place match.
Central lost a 25-13, 25-13, 25-12 GMC dual meet to Menomonee Falls on Oct. 11. Madison Gordon totaled 15 kills and six blocks; Amanda Schmitt 12 assists; and Zoie Nitkowski 17 digs.
The Bulldogs start WIAA Division 1 regional play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Franklin.
CENTRAL BOYS SOCCER
The Bulldogs completed the regular season with losses of 6-1 to Veritas on Oct. 13 and 10-0 to Menomonee Falls on Oct. 11.
Central begins WIAA Division 1 regional action at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at second seed Sun Prairie.