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CENTRAL WRESTLING

The Bulldogs won the South Milwaukee Tournament on Jan. 16, overcoming an early dual-meet loss to take the title.

Central, hampered by injuries and illnesses, dropped a 33-32 dual to Kenosha Bradford but won all of its other duals on the day. The Bulldogs downed South Milwaukee, 59-4; Oak Creek, 68-12; Janesville Craig, 47-24; and Milwaukee Madison, 71-3.

The Bulldogs caught a break when Craig beat Bradford in a later meet, dropping the Red Devils into a tie for the top spot with Central and Craig at 4-1. The tiebreaker of more match victories went to the Bulldogs, giving them the tournament crown.

Central routed Brookfield East, 71-6, in a Greater Metro Conference dual meet on Jan. 13.

Winners were Hunter Dziewikat 152 pounds (forfeit), Jorge Barraganat 160 (3-2 in overtime), Aaron Visat 170 (pin in 1 minute, 40 seconds), Dustin Diebitzat 182 (pin in 5:47),Jeffery Lefloreat 195 (forfeit), Peter Garciaat 220 (forfeit), Laren Stadlerat heavyweight (forfeit), Thomas Lenzat 106 (forfeit), Quentin Brownat 113 (pin in 2:43), Edwin Jimenez-Perezat 120 (13-3), Tyus Whiteat 126 (18-8), Mauricio Cardosoat 138 (pin in 1:26) and D'Andre Brownat 145 (forfeit).

The Bulldogs will compete in the Zelinski Duals at Whitnall High School at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23.

GREENFIELD WRESTLING

The Hustlin' Hawks downed South Milwaukee, 53-15, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Jan. 13.

Greenfield improved to 4-1 in Woodland duals, with the lone loss coming to Wauwatosa.

Winners were Dylan Kumberaat 160 pounds (11-3 decision), Diego Arteagaat 170 (pin in 5 minutes, 2 seconds), Ryan Wasielewskiat 220 (forfeit), Sharan Preet Singhat heavyweight (7-6), Isiah Culpat 106 (10-6), Michael Reyesat 113 (6-1), Alex Schroeterat 120 (pin in 1:02), Nate Schroeterat 126 (pin in 3:43), Nick Pollackat 138 (forfeit), Kevin Pollackat 145 (pin in 59 seconds) and Tre'Vaughn Craig at 152 (18-6 decision to remain unbeaten on the season).

GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Hustlin' Hawks rolled to a 31-5 halftime lead and then routed Brown Deer, 59-18, in Woodland Conference action on Jan. 15.

Emma Graetzscored a game-high 16 points, Sophia Valero10, Ratka Karac8 and Josie Koutnik7 for the Hawks, who put 12 players in the score book.

This was Karac's first game back since breaking a hand on Dec. 30 in the West Allis Hale Tournament.

Greenfield improved to 3-5 in the Woodland and 6-6 overall.

FMOW GYMNASTICS

The half-young, half-old lineup of the Franklin, Muskego, Oak Creek and Muskego gymnastics team (FMOW) was all good in their 147.8-133.025 Jan. 16 rout of the Burlington co-op on the team's senior night.

'I'm not overly surprised,' said coach Katie Moore, 'but that is still a big score for this early in the season. That's a score we usually get a month from now.'

She was very happy with the effort on senior night, which honored Erin Scholz, Sam Balcerak, Jessie Keiser and others.

FMOW turned in team scores of over 36 on every rotation, highlighted by a 37.5 on floor exercise. Every score they turned in was over nine. Balcerak won the floor exercise (9.5), balance beam (9.325) and uneven bars (9.4), while Scholz claimed the vault (9.35). Krystal Nelsonwon the all-around (36.85).

Runner-up finishes went to Becca Koronkowskion vault (9.25), Scholz on beam (9.25) and Nelson on bars (9.375) and floor (9.45).

HALE BOYS BASKETBALL

After a lackluster showing in an 80-51 loss to Wauwatosa East on Jan. 12, the Huskies bounced back with a good effort in a 66-56 defeat at Marquette on Jan. 15.

'This (Marquette) was an intense game that came down to a couple of possessions at the end,' coach John Palesse said. 'I was proud of the way we bounced back from a poor performance against Tosa East and of the way we battled.'

Devonte Pattersonled the way with 18 points, and Ryan Haertelhad 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. Casey Farnercollected 10 points and three assists and Nick Hickman7 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Against Tosa East, the Huskies were in the game at halftime, trailing 38-31, but were then outscored 42-20 in the second half. Haertel tallied 12 points and four rebounds, and Patterson added 10 points.

The Huskies fell to 3-3 in the Greater Metro Conference and 8-5 overall with their third straight loss.

GREENFIELD/GREENDALE/PIUS XI BOYS SWIMMING

The combined squad lost to Shorewood, 105-65, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Jan. 13.

Winning races were Tyler Lustigin the 500-yard freestyle, Ben Davisin the 100 freestyle and Isaac Jiardiniin the 100 backstroke.

Coach Dale Schrank used a Green Bay Packer analogy to explain his team's worst dual loss in over three seasons.

'This was our Green Bay-Arizona moment of the season,' he said, referring to the Packers' big regular-season loss to the Cardinals. 'We were not just beaten, we were crushed. The next day at practice, the team vowed to not let that day determine the rest of our season.

'I can only hope that when the rematch with Shorewood at the Woodland Conference Meet comes around, that we can respond in the same way the Packers did in their rematch with the Cardinals.'

WHITNALL/GREENDALE WRESTLING

Although his team fell, 41-22, to Wauwatosa on Jan. 13, co-coach John Quinlan was pleased with the showing.

Winners for the combined squad were Chase Kendall(12-2 major decision), Chip Hansen(4-1 decision), Sebastian Iverson(4-2), Seth Nowak(10-3), Gabe Lewis(1-0) and Reid Miller(pin).

WEST ALLIS BOYS DIVING

Caleb Emert-McKeowntook sixth place with 378 points and Alex Sorceninth with 322 points at the Nicolet Invitational on Jan. 15, holding their own against some of the top divers in the state.

In a dual meet against Waukesha West on Jan. 14, Emert-McKeown won with a personal-best 213 points, and Sorce was second with 178 points.

HALE WRESTLING

The Huskies dropped a 30-12 decision to Sussex Hamilton on Jan. 14 in Greater Metro Conference action.

They fell to 2-2 in conference duals with the loss.

WEST ALLIS GYMNASTICS

The team lost to Waukesha, 135.275 points to 128.125, in a dual meet on Jan. 14.

Sydnee Tomczakwon the uneven parallel bars with 8.575 points for West Allis' lone victory.

GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL

The Hustlin' Hawks fell to two-time WIAA Division 3 champion Brown Deer, 91-48, on Jan. 15 in a Woodland Conference game.

Jared Davistallied 12 points and Jon Kaifesh10 for Greenfield.

CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Bulldogs lost two Greater Metro Conference games last week, falling, 50-21, to Wauwatosa East on Jan. 15 and 50-24 to Menomonee Falls on Jan. 12.

Michaiah Jones-Cogwellscored 9 points against Tosa East.

— Compiled by John Rech and Steven L. Tietz