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CENTRAL WRESTLING

The Bulldogs captured third place in the championship bracket of the Northern Exposure Tournament in Merrill last week.

Central won its division with a 5-0 record in dual meets, defeating Manawa, 82-0; the Grizzlies, 71-9; East Troy, 54-22; New Berlin West, 53-18; and Eau Claire North, 41-25.

In the championship bracket, the Bulldogs fell to Oconto Falls, 31-30, and Mineral Point, 43-16.

Tyus Whitefinished 7-0 for the tournament at 126 pounds and 132 pounds. Going 6-1 were Mauricio Cardoso at 138, Laren Stadlerat heavyweight, Quinten Brownat 113 and Ed Jiminez at 120 pounds.

Finishing 5-2 were D'Andre Brownat 145, Hunter Dziewikat 152, Jeff Lefloreat 195 and Tom Lenzat 106. Dustin Diebitzwent 4-3 at 182 pounds.

GREENFIELD WRESTLING

The Hustlin' Hawks took fourth place at the Mukwonago Duals Invitational on Dec. 29.

Greenfield finished 2-3 in dual meets for the tournament with victories over Beloit Memorial, 46-25, and Racine Horlick, 57-12. Losses came to Mukwonago, 54-15; Kimberly, 36-31; and Kenosha Bradford, 38-28. The loss to Bradford came in the third-place dual meet.

Tre'Vaughn Craigwent 5-0 at 152 and 160 pounds to remain unbeaten for the season. Craig collected four pins and one 5-0 decision.

Going 4-1 were Kevin Pollackat 145 pounds; Dylan Kumberaat 152 and 160 pounds; Sharan Preet Singhat 220 pounds and heavyweight; and Isiah Culpat 106. Michael Reyesposted a 3-1 mark at 113 pounds, and Ryan Wasielewskiwas 2-1 at 220 and heavyweight.

Mukwonago won the tournament with a 53-23 victory over Kimberly.

Greenfield met Greendale/Whitnall in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Jan. 6 and will compete in the Plymouth Invitational at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9.

HALE WRESTLING

Peyton Moccofinished fifth at 132 pounds for the Huskies in the Oshkosh On the Water Tournament at Oshkosh Lourdes on Dec. 29-30.

Mocco went 5-2 for the tournament to raise his overall season record to 18-3. He clinched fifth with a 6-2 decision over Kyle Schwartz of Oshkosh North.

Simo Gruichich(16-5) captured sixth place at 138 pounds with a 4-3 mark, and Oliver Arena(17-5) took seventh at 145 pounds after going 6-2.

Charles Wagner(17-4) came in 10th at 106 pounds with a 4-3 record for the Huskies, who scored 123 points for 19th in the 65-team field. Hortonville won the tournament with 348 points.

The Huskies will host an invitational at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, with Franklin, Muskego, Whitefish Bay and Wilmot, among others.

HALE BOYS BASKETBALL

The Huskies picked up a split of two games in the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Shootout last week at Concordia University.

They tipped Mukwonago, 84-81, on Dec. 30 and fell to Cedarburg, 75-63, on Dec. 28 in the annual showcase for state boys basketball.

Hale fell behind Mukwonago, 26-10, but rallied to trim the deficit to 4 points at the half and then battled the rest of the way before pulling out the game.

Devonte Pattersontallied 26 points, five assists and four rebounds; Casey Farner17 points, five assists and two key steals; Ryan Haertel12 points and six assists; and Mat Wall9 points, seven assists, nine rebounds and four blocked shots.

Collin Basgallnetted a trio of 3-point field goals, and Brandon Barrhit a key 3-pointer late in the game.

In the earlier game, the Huskies trailed 42-26 at the half, then rallied within 6 points before falling.

'We came out with a lack of energy for some reason,' coach John Palesse said. 'I'm not sure if it was because we were out of our routine or if it was due to the weather and the long ride to the game or the magnitude of the event, but we just didn't play well.'

Patterson collected 16 points; Farner 11 points, four assists and four rebounds; Gregg Nelson9 points and seven boards; and Alec Peters8 points for the Huskies (7-1 going into this week).

CENTRAL BOYS BASKETBALL

One of the facets of the game the Bulldogs continue to work on is stopping scoring runs by opponents.

They lost the first game of the Waunakee Tournament to Hartford, 71-62, on Dec. 29 when the Orioles turned a two-point halftime deficit into a 10-point lead in the second half.

'We were not able to stop their run,' coach Dave Mlachnik said.

Paysharne Jelksscored 12 points and Deveron Hierrezuelo10 points for Central.

One day later, the Bulldogs beat Franklin, 56-53, in the consolation game behind 17 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals from Jelks and 9 points and six rebounds from Griffin Johnson.

'This time, we were able to minimize their runs, and we hit some free throws late,' Mlachnik said. 'We are making some strides. We play really well at times, and we play badly at times.'

Central came into this week at 3-6 overall.

WEST ALLIS BOYS DIVING

Alex Sorcefinished second in the Cedarburg Invitational on Jan. 2 with a personal-best 378.15 points, and Caleb Emert-McKeown was fourth with 368.35 points in his first 11-dive meet.

The Wave will compete in the Marquette Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Schroeder Aquatic Center.

— Compiled by John Rech