The Hustlin' Hawks won seven matches to pull out a 35-33 victory over South Milwaukee in Woodland Conference dual-meet action on Jan. 11.

Winners were Michael Reyes at 113 pounds (forfeit), Alex Wieczorek at 120 (forfeit), Grant Stanioch at 126 (15-3 major decision), Nate Schroeter at 132 (pin in 5 minutes, 52 seconds), Mateo Arteaga at 145 (5-0), Kevin Pollack at 152 (19-5) and Jacob Christensen at 106 (forfeit).


After a slow start to the season, the defending WIAA state Division 1 champions from Franklin, Muskego, Oak Creek and Whitnall unveiled their true selves on Jan. 14 when they dominated a triangular with the Burlington co-op and Waterford with a state-level season-best score of 147.35.

The locals revealed tremendous depth, as five performers had marks at 9.0 or better on vault and four each on the balance beam and the uneven bars.

In the all-around, Elizabeth Missiaen led the way with an excellent 37.1 mark. Becca Koronkowski was second at 36.7 and Krystal Nelson third with 35.975.

On vault, Abigail Missiaen won with a 9.6 mark, while sister Elizabeth was second with 9.575 and Kathy Pecha third with 9.225.

On beam, Isabelle Anderson was the winner with a 9.425 mark, and Abigail Missiaen (9.25) and Elizabeth Missiaen (9.1) also turned in fine marks. On bars, Elizabeth Missiaen won with 9.375, while Koronkowski came in with a 9.25 and Emma Warr 9.05. Koronkowski won floor exercise with a 9.325 score, and Nelson was second (9.275).


Manny McDonald totaled 17 points, Donnie Reasby 15 points and Rayvon Bartlett Jr. and Jared Davis each 9 points to help the Hustlin' Hawks down Cudahy, 61-48, on Jan. 13 in Woodland Conference play.

Greenfield nursed a 26-22 halftime lead and then opened things up a bit in the second half in improving to 4-3 in the conference.

The Hawks (7-5 overall) lost a pair of nonconference contests last week, falling to Green Bay Notre Dame, 63-46, on Jan. 14 and Burlington, 59-55, on Jan. 10.

Bartlett scored 15 points and McDonald 11 against Notre Dame, which outscored Greenfield, 35-24, in the second half. Bartlett collected 17 points, Reasby 13 and Sam Streeter 8 against Burlington.


A trio of players scored in double figures in a 58-44 victory over Brown Deer on Jan. 11.

Ratka Karac led the way with 16 points, followed by Emma Graetz with 13 and Morgan Lesieur with 10 for Greenfield, which outscored the Falcons, 28-16, in the first half.

The Hawks could not make it two straight, however, falling to Cudahy, 48-34, on Jan. 13. Karac totaled 14 points and Hayley Hoedel 8 for the Hawks, who trailed by only 1 point at the half but managed only 13 second-half points.

Greenfield moved to 3-5 in the Woodland Conference and 5-8 overall.


The Huskies' losing streak reached four games with a 63-60 defeat at the hands of Marquette on Jan. 13 and a 69-60 decision to Wauwatosa East on Jan. 10.

Hale slipped to 1-4 in the Greater Metro Conference and 3-8 overall going into this week. The Huskies will take on rival West Allis Central at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Central in the first of two intracity meetings.

They will then travel to Brookfield East at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, hoping to repeat a 76-56 victory earlier this season. The Spartans, though, have improved since that game and knocked off Brookfield Central last week.

Coach John Palesse said his team battled back from an 11-point deficit with 4 minutes left against Marquette and gave themselves a chance to win with 5 seconds left.

"I was proud of my guys," the coach said. "We showed some grit and some fight and unfortunately came up a bucket short. We had too many turnovers, and we gave them too many second chances. I'll take our effort, though; we play that hard, we will have success in the second half of the season."

Ryan Haertel led with 17 points, with Collin Basgall adding 16 points and Emerald Martin 13 points. Jevon Taylor led in rebounds with six, and he and Michael Schmidt made some steals to fuel the comeback.

Against Tosa East, Haertel tallied 18 points and four 3-point field goals; Martin 12 points and five rebounds; Johnson 10 points; and Brandon Barr five assists and four rebounds.


The Falcons collected 54 points for 10th place in the strong Shorewood Invitational on Jan. 14.

They placed three divers in the top 16, with David Haun taking eighth with 282.45 points, Stefan Rausch 10th with 246.9 points and Jacob Nape 15th at 221.7.

Ben Bell came in 11th in the 50-yard freestyle (23.51 seconds), and 12th places went to Isaiah Haun in the 500 freestyle (5:30.33) and the 200 freestyle relay team of David Gonzales, David Haun, Isaiah Haun and Bell (1:41.68)..

The 400 freestyle group of Alex Salmon, Isaiah Haun, Gonzales and Bell finished 13th (3:47.31) and Bell 14th in the 100 freestyle (52.22). The 200 medley team of Trevor Thiemer, Matthew Bass, Salmon and Isaiah Haun captured 16th (2:04.91).


Alyssa Cruz posted 13 points, six assists and three steals, but the Huskies still fell to Wauwatosa East, 47-43, on Jan. 10 in Greater Metro Conference play.

Abby Arena added 9 points and six rebounds; Zoe Burczyk 7 points; Abi Stevens and Catherine Gerschwiler 6 points apiece; and KellyAnn Sotiros six rebounds and three assists for Hale.

On Jan. 13, the Huskies lost to Divine Savior Holy Angels, 52-34, despite 8 points from Cruz and 6 apiece by Burczyk and Stevens. Hale (1-5 in the GMC and 7-6 overall going into this week) made just 6 of 18 free throws.

Hale will take on rival West Allis Central at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at home.


The Bulldogs continued to struggle in Greater Metro Conference play with losses of 63-52 to Wauwatosa East on Jan. 13 and 85-62 to Menomonee Falls on Jan. 10.

Central slipped to 0-6 in the GMC and 3-8 overall heading into a game with West Allis Hale at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at home.

Jared Welsch scored 11 points; Griffin Johnson and Paysharne Jelks 8 apiece; and Montae Blakely and Noah Semb-Lovejoy 6 each against Falls. All told, the Bulldogs put 12 players in the scorebook and hit nine 3-point field goals against the up-tempo Indians.


Nikita Conroy scored 22 points and Antoinette Powell 16 with a trio of 3-point field goals, but the Bulldogs lost to Menomonee Falls, 74-42, on Jan. 10.

They also fell to Wauwatosa East, 59-45, on Jan. 13 to fall to 0-6 in the Greater Metro Conference and 2-11 overall.