GREENFIELD GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Hustlin' Hawks came within one game of advancing to WIAA Division 1 sectional play.
Greenfield, the sixth seed in the sectional, dropped a tough 20-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-12 decision to third seed Racine Case in a regional championship match on Oct. 22 at Case. No individual statistics were available.
The loss denied the Hawks a chance to face Woodland Conference rival Greendale in a sectional semifinal this week.
The Hawks qualified for the regional title match by downing Racine Park, 25-9, 25-12, 25-17, in a regional semifinal on Oct. 20.
Greenfield enjoyed a solid season in 2016, winning the Woodland East Division crown with a 5-0 record.
The competition got the better of the Whitnall girls squad in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet on Oct. 22 at Mukwonago.
The Falcons finished 10th with 267 points in the 12-team race, which was won by Waukesha West with 51 points.
"We had a great season and ran well (in the sectional) but faced some very tough competition," coach Bridget Sparks said.
Dijana Mitrovic led Whitnall with 42nd place in 21 minutes, 9 seconds and was followed by Sonja Mitrovic in 48th (21:21), Katie Klages 55th (season-best 21:42), Bridget Finn 60th (21:53), Savannah Holt 62nd (21:59), Chase Nowak 63rd (22:01) and Alyssa Tolson 69th (22:53).
The Whitnall boys came in 12th with 334 points. Reid Miller ran 53rd (18:02), LaShaun Dobbie 54th (18:08), Josh Cram 80th (21:03), Jacob Holt 81st (21:05) and Ethan Christensen 82nd (22:16).
The boys junior varsity ran at South Milwaukee on Oct. 20, led by Nathan Steyn in a personal-best 20:50 and Alex Chojnacki in a personal-best 21:33.
The boys squad tallied 321 points for 11th place in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet at Grant Park on Oct. 22.
Jacob Unger placed 59th with 19 minutes, 3 seconds, with Alex White 60th (19:17), Diquan Reece 61st (19:33), David Baier 70th (20:37), Steven Kletzien 71st (20:41), Clinton Andrews 72nd (21:30) and Manuel Reyes 73rd (22:48).
"Sometimes, it's not about the end result but the journey, and the journey these young men went on was truly amazing," coach Griffin Schroeder said. "They practiced every day through injuries and toughed it out. At every single meet, they gave everything they had and then some. I couldn't be more proud of them."
The girls had an incomplete team. Julia Jarosz ran 58th (24:32), Anastacia Lyons 62nd (27:37), Mykala Repati 63rd (27:44) and Alysa Gonzales 64th (29:24).
GREENFIELD BOYS SOCCER
The Hustlin' Hawks hung tough before exiting from the WIAA Division 2 tournament, falling 2-0 to Wauwatosa West in a regional match on Oct. 20.
Greenfield, the 12th seed, stayed with the fifth-seed Trojans, who then won a regional crown by beating Brookfield East, 2-0, on Oct. 22.
WHITNALL BOYS SOCCER
The Falcons lost to a familiar foe in a WIAA Division 2 regional game on Oct. 20, falling to Greendale, 5-1.
Ryan Korpal scored the lone goal for Whitnall to trim the Panthers' lead to 2-1 in the first half. Greendale, however, went up 4-1 by halftime.
The Falcons had beaten the Panthers, 3-1, in Woodland play en route to finishing 4-5-2 in the conference.
WHITNALL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Falcons lost a WIAA Division 2 regional match to Wisconsin Lutheran, 25-6, 25-22, 25-15, on Oct. 18.
Megan Loeffler tallied seven kills, Hannah Hinsen 14 assists and Haley Wynn 13 digs for Whitnall.
HALE BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Huskies lost three games to none to powerful Marquette in their Greater Metro Conference finale on Oct. 19.
Hale opens WIAA tournament play at Brookfield East at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.
HALE BOYS SOCCER
The Huskies saw their season end with a 6-0 loss to Madison West on Oct. 20 in WIAA Division 1 regional action.
CENTRAL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Bulldogs fell to Franklin, 25-13, 25-16, 25-13, on Oct. 20 in WIAA Division 1 regional play.
The loss ended the campaign for Central, and Franklin went on to claim a regional crown on Oct. 22 over Muskego.
CENTRAL BOYS SOCCER
Sun Prairie brought the Bulldogs' season to a close with a 10-0 victory in WIAA Division 1 regional action on Oct. 20.
GREENFIELD/WHITNALL BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Raptors placed fifth in the Woodland Conference Tournament on Oct. 19.
Greenfield/Whitnall fell to Shorewood, 25-14, 25-4, and then downed Greendale, 17-25, 25-16, 15-8. Danny Palmer collected 25 assists and four kills on the day, with Austin Marshall adding 11 kills and three digs; Tom Kolasinski 11 kills and four blocks; and Kevin Slattery five kills.
Greenfield/Whitnall and Greendale will meet again in WIAA tournament play at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Greendale.
GREENFIELD/PIUS XI SWIMMING
A short-handed TigerHawk squad fell to Whitnall, 93-87, on Oct. 19 in a Woodland Conference crossover meet.
Lily Lustig posted a season-best performance in the 500-yard freestyle, and Sophia Davis a personal-best effort in the 200 individual medley. Sophie Girard recorded personal bests in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, and Claudia Kirkpatrick just missed a school record in the 200 freestyle with her winning 2 minutes, 1.56 seconds.
Kasey Fenske was named the swimmer of the meet with a 30-second drop in the 500 freestyle.
The team was hurt by injuries, illnesses and other absences, but coach Dale Schrank feels his squad can compete for the championship in the Woodland Meet, which is set for Saturday, Oct. 29, at Greenfield. Diving begins at 9:30 a.m. and swimming at 1:30 p.m.
"If we can get ourselves healthy and stay well-focused on our races, we still have a good shot at being formidable within the conference," Schrank said.