A remarkable comeback gave the co-op team a 3-2 record in dual meets at the Whitewater Invitational on Jan. 9.
Whitnall/Greendale lost its opener, 36-33, to Brodhead-Juda and then dropped a 53-21 decision to Waukesha South.
The squad fell behind Whitewater, 36-6, in its third dual before winning all seven remaining matches, capped by a 13-4 major decision by Reid Miller, to pull out a 38-36 victory.
'We're proud of the way we bounced back,' co-coach John Quinlan said. 'There are times when we go against teams who are better than we are, and if we go after it, toe to toe, we can learn from that. In the last three, we wrestled pretty darned well.'
Whitnall/Greendale followed with a 70-0 victory over Delavan-Darien and a 60-10 romp over Big Foot.
Miller, Seth Nowakand Jordan Reinerwere 5-0 for the day. Chase Kendallwas 3-0 before leaving for a college entrance exam, and Chip Hansenwas 4-1.
Whitnall/Greendale dropped a 53-12 dual meet to Greenfield on Jan. 6 in Woodland Conference competition. Winners were John Poulakosat 182 pounds (pin in 3 minutes, 16 seconds) and Nowak at 126 (pin in 3:56).
The Bulldogs routed Sussex Hamilton, 49-18, in a Greater Metro Conference dual meet Jan. 7.
Winners were D'Andre Brownat 145 pounds, Jorge Barragan(160), Dustin Diebitz(182), Julien Rivera (195), Jeff Leflore(220), Laren Stadler(heavyweight), Quentin Brown(113), Ed Jiminez(120), Tyus White(126) and Mauricio Cardoso(138).
'The coaching staff is satisfied with current morale and output of the team, but we want to keep the hammer down, push the pace at practice and get good grades,' coach Jon Nelson said.
WHITNALL BOYS SWIMMING
Ben Bell, Michael Beckmanand the 400-yard freestyle relay team each earned fourth places for the Falcons in the South Milwaukee Invitational on Jan. 8-9.
Bell was fourth in the 100 freestyle with 52.31 seconds, Beckman in the 100 backstroke at 1 minute, 2.65 seconds and the 400 freestyle unit of Matthew Wigington, Beckman, Jeremiah Hinsonand Bell in 3:40.64.
Beckman took fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:18.67) and the 200 freestyle group of Beckman, Hinson, Wigington and Bell seventh (1:39.06).
Wigington came in eighth in the 100 freestyle (54.5), and 10th places went to Isaiah Haunin the 500 freestyle (5:52.5) and the 200 medley team of Haun, Steven Domitrz, Alex Salmonand Matthew Bass(2:04.33).
The Falcons tallied 139 points to tie for eighth place in the 14-team meet.
Peyton Moccoand Oliver Arenaboth claimed championships for the Huskies in their own Bauer Brawl Invitational on Jan. 9.
Mocco won at 132 pounds to improve to 20-3 on the season, and Arena prevailed at 145 pounds to move to 20-5.
Marshall Rushtontook second at 126 pounds and Simo Gruichichthird at 138 pounds.
Juni Vegawas fifth at 182 pounds, and sixth places went to Alex Sino(113), Dylan Allen(160) and Tim Welchman(195).
GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL
Olivia Faletascored 13 points to help the Hustlin' Hawks to a 43-39 victory over South Milwaukee on Jan. 8.
Maggie Tooleyadded 10 points and Emma Graetz8 points as the Hawks moved to 2-5 in the Woodland Conference and 5-6 overall.
Greenfield fell to Cudahy, 57-31, on Jan. 5 despite 11 points from Graetz.
HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL
Sam Schuhtallied 9 points, Alyssa Cruz8 and Julie Palesseand Abby Arena7 apiece as the Huskies tipped Whitefish Bay, 41-40, on Jan. 5.
Hale built a 7-point lead with 1 minute, 26 seconds left, but a few turnovers and missed free throws made it close at the end. Coach George Sotiros said rebounding problems continue to hurt the team.
The Huskies lost to Brookfield Central, 61-43, on Jan. 8, going 9 minutes without scoring at the start of the second half.
Cruz and Schuh each had 8 points for Hale (2-3 in the Greater Metro Conference, 7-5 overall going into this week).
CENTRAL BOYS BASKETBALL
The Bulldogs rolled to a 45-22 halftime lead and then coasted to an 87-57 victory over the Milwaukee School of Languages on Jan. 5.
Tony Thomasscored 14 points, Griffin Johnson12 and Brent Hunterand Deveron Hierrezuelo10 apiece.
The Bulldogs did not fare as well against Marquette on Jan. 8 in a 58-51 defeat. The Hilltoppers jumped out to a 39-15 halftime edge and then held off a Central rally that drew the Bulldogs within 7 points.
Paysharne Jelkscollected 13 points and seven rebounds; Johnson 10 points; Hierrezuelo 7 points and five assists; and Kurt Mlachnik6 points for Central (1-3 in the Greater Metro Conference, 4-7 overall going into this week).
CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Bulldogs hung with Divine Savior Holy Angels for one half in a Greater Metro Conference game on Jan. 8 before falling, 69-46.
Central trailed only 34-33 at the half but scored only 13 second-half points. Amazshea Leescored 16 points and Tashari Campbell11.
Central lost to Slinger, 48-36, in a nonconference game on Jan. 4. Nikita Conroycollected 10 points and Lee 8 points.
WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Poor shooting cost the Falcons in two losses last week: 61-47 to Cudahy on Jan. 8 and 76-61 to Shorewood on Jan. 5.
Against Cudahy, Whitnall hit 25 percent from the field (12 of 48) and just one of 13 from 3-point range. Jaden Kelley, Kendall Stribling and Sierra Gruboreach scored 10 points for the Falcons, who netted 22 of 25 free throws.
In the Shorewood game, Whitnall shot 27 percent (17 of 63). Kelley collected 17 points and seven rebounds off the bench, with Grubor and Stribling each putting in 10 points. Stribling added six rebounds, Madeline Pelkoferfive rebounds and Jessie Knackertfour steals.
GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL
Good first halves were not enough for the Hustlin' Hawks as they lost, 78-59, to South Milwaukee on Jan. 8 and 75-54 to Cudahy on Jan. 5.
Against the Rockets, Greenfield led 23-12 in the first half and was still up 25-23 at halftime, but South Milwaukee went to a 1-3-1 zone defense and shut down the Hawks after that.
Jared Davisscored 13 points, all in the first half, and Drew Kasseladded 7 points.
Greenfield trailed Cudahy only 32-30 at the half and took a 49-45 lead midway through the second half. Once again, though, the Hawks were slowed by a 2-3 zone.
Davis tallied 19 points, Emmanuel McDonald14 and Ezekiel Banks10 points for the Hawks, who netted eight 3-point field goals.
WEST ALLIS BOYS DIVING
Caleb Emert-McKeowntook eighth place with 348 points and Alex Sorce11th with 325 points in the Marquette Invitational on Jan. 9 against some of the top divers in the state.
They scored 17 points to give the Wave 18th place in the meet.
WEST ALLIS GYMNASTICS
The co-op team finished sixth in the Waterford Invitational on Jan. 9 with 124.3 points, with Sydnee Tomczak, Marlea Mastropolo and Maggie Pomerenkeall competing in the all-around.
— Compiled by John Rech