WHITNALL TRACK, FIELD
Competing against a strong field, the Falcons earned some high places at the Racine Case Invitational on April 1.
Coming in fourth for the girls squad were Taya Fleischman in the shot put with 33 feet, 9½ inches and the 3,200-meter relay team of Sonja Mitrovic, Amanda Arteaga, Alyssa Tolson and Alondra Arteaga in 11 minutes, 20.13 seconds.
Nicole Fox finished fifth in the pole vault with 8-6 and Dijana Mitrovic captured ninth in the 1,600 meters at 6:02.73.
Claiming 10th were the 800 relay unit of Melissa Okus, Brooke Klatkiewicz, Fox and Hanna Leight (2:00.31) and the 1,600 group of Samantha Loeffler, Neve Kronhelm, Katie Frank and Klatkiewicz (4:38.47).
Finishing 12th were Kronhelm in the 400 (1:07.27), Alondra Arteaga in the 800 (2:44.97) and Katie Klages in the 1,600 (6:15.41).
For the boys, sixth places went to Matt Garman in the 400 (54.72 seconds), Austin Marshall in the pole vault (12-0) and the 3,200 team of Nick Hardin, Alex Chojnacki, Charles Riegg and Gabe Lepak (9:46.31).
Taking sevenths were Reid Miller in the pole vault (11-6) and the 1,600 relay (3:51.53). Names were not available for the relay.
Hardin also finished 10th in the 800 (2:12.14) and the Falcons were 11th in the 800 relay (1:50.01).
Both teams will compete in the Woodland Conference Indoor Meet at 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
WHITNALL GIRLS SOCCER
The Falcons have just one senior on their varsity roster, but she is expected to be a key performer.
Tori Barnhart returns after earning second-team all-Woodland Conference East Division honors last season.
"She is one of our strongest players," head coach Peter Miskov said, "with excellent all-around skills and understanding of play. She will play a large role in our success."
Whitnall also has three other second-team all-division players in defender Hailey Malloy, forward Megan Hodnik and goalkeeper Kodie Makowski, and another solid forward in Maggie Ulik.
"Hailey has excellent skills, and we look forward to Megan and Maggie scoring many goals for us," Miskov said. "Kodie is expected to keep a few clean sheets (no goals) this season. Barring injury, I'm expecting us to do quite well in conference."
Whitnall opened Woodland play on April 4 against Pius XI and will take on South Milwaukee at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at home.
GREENFIELD GIRLS SOCCER
The Hustlin' Hawks have a solid outlook for not only this year, but the future as well, coach Peter Knebel said.
"The future at Greenfield is bright," Knebel said. 'We are deep this year and once we can play stylistically with each other, new and returning players, we will be fun to watch. We are changing the culture of our school and community at Greenfield one season at a time."
This season's squad features a strong group of six talented freshmen led by defenders Jaidyn Hernigle and Kelsey Nehring as well as three returning all-Woodland Conference East Division players in junior forward Gabby Strasser, junior center/back Lauren Francis and junior forward Ashley Meinholz.
Greenfield started the season with a 3-0 loss to Milwaukee King on March 28.
"That was a very tough season-opener opponent," Knebel said. "There were more positives to take away than negatives. It was a marked improvement over last year's result."
Greenfield visits New Berlin West at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, then meets Martin Luther at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at home.
HALE GIRLS SOCCER
The Huskies started their season with a 2-0 loss to Sussex Hamilton on March 28.
Another game, scheduled for March 30, at Greendale was postponed by rain and will be played at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12.
CENTRAL GIRLS SOCCER
The Bulldogs fell to Veritas, 5-0, on March 30 in non-conference play, surrendering four first-half goals.
They also lost, 9-0, to Brookfield East in Greater Metro Conference action on March 28.
After winning their first game of the season, the Bulldogs fell, 19-0, to Sussex Hamilton on March 28.