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HALE WRESTLING

Peyton Moccohanded Wauwatosa's Justin Folley his first loss of the season during the Tom Janssen Invitational at Wauwatosa West on Jan. 23.

Mocco was leading the defending WIAA state champion, 10-9, when he caught Folley on a takedown and took him to his back for a pin in 4 minutes, 38 seconds.

Mocco, who claimed fourth place at state last season, was named the tournament's Most Valuable Wrestler.

The Huskies struggled overall, going just 1-4 in dual meets.

The Huskies tipped Marquette, 34-33, in a Greater Metro Conference dual meet on Jan. 21 behind pins from Marshall Rushton(132 pounds) and Ollie Arena(152).

Hale takes on rival West Allis Central at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Ed Stech Fieldhouse at Central in the season's final Greater Metro Conference dual meet.

WHITNALL BOYS BASKETBALL

New Berlin West gave the Falcons a physical battle in their Woodland Conference game on Jan. 22 before Whitnall prevailed, 71-61.

'It was a real physical game, and I am proud of how we stepped up,' coach Steve Kujawa said. 'West was trying to get the ball inside. There were a lot of hard screens, and people were crashing the boards. This was a good test for us because we are going to play some physical teams in the next few games.'

Whitnall built a 14-point lead in the second half, but West came within 4 points with six minutes left. Austin Braulthit a pair of baskets and two free throws to boost the margin back to 10.

Tyler Herropaced the Falcons with 21 points, with Kevion Tayloradding 18 points, Brault 13 and Daren Thomas 8 points. Whitnall hit 29 of 37 free throws, including 12 of 14 in the final four minutes.

The Falcons moved into a first-place tie with Brown Deer at 6-2 in the Woodland East Division. Those two teams will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Brown Deer.

GREENFIELD WRESTLING

Isiah Culp(106 pounds), Tre'Vaughn Craig(152) and Sharan Preet Singh(220) all finished third for the Hustlin' Hawks at the Sparta Tournament on Jan. 23.

Craig was handed his first loss of the season in the semifinals with a 3-1 decision by Cruze Hurlburt of Spring Valley/Elmwood, who is rated second in Division 3. He rebounded with an 11-2 major decision in his third-place match.

'Tre, Sharan and Isiah have been wrestling tough all season long,' said coach Chris Otto, whose team finished seventh of 21 squads. 'For them to take third place means they are putting in the work to get better and figuring out what it takes to beat a formidable opponent.'

Taking fifth were Alex Schroeter(120), Nate Schroeter(126) and Kevin Pollack(145). Michael Reyes was seventh at 113, and eighths went to Nick Pollack(138) and Dylan Kumbera(160).

The Hustlin' Hawks meet Pewaukee during the Pewaukee Dual Tournament at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, with the dual counting toward Woodland standings. Greenfield still has a shot at a 6-1 conference dual mark.

WHITNALL BOYS SWIMMING

Michael Beckmancame in fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with 1 minute, 1.67 seconds at the Kenosha Bradford Invitational on Jan. 23.

Wigington was also fifth in the 100 freestyle (53.49 seconds), and sixth places went to Wigington in the 50 freestyle (24.38) and the 200 medley relay team of Beckman, Steven Domitrz, Jeremiah Hinsonand Wigington (1:52.92).

Beckman claimed seventh in the 200 individual medley (2:18.49) for the Falcons, who tallied 215 points for ninth place.

Whitnall also took second place in a triangular with Milwaukee Lutheran and Lake Forest Academy on Jan. 21.

Wigington won the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle; Beckman the 200 IM and 100 backstroke; and Domitrz the 100 breaststroke.

Also swimming well were Isaiah Haunin the 200 and 500 freestyles; Hinson in the 100 butterfly; and Samir Azmaniin the 100 backstroke.

FMOW GYMNASTICS

Getting some fresh air and fresh competition, the Franklin, Muskego, Oak Creek and Whitnall took second in the 17-team Niles West (Illinois) Big Invitational on Jan. 23.

'We always like this trip, it's a lot of fun,' said coach Katie Moore. 'We're at a good point in the season; we're looking at improving some things. We have a couple of two-meet weeks coming back to back, and we're really looking forward to a few of them.'

The Niles West Meet featured a modified scoring format where only three performers per event counted as opposed to the normal four. FMOW scored 105.325 points, as Prairie Ridge (Illinois) won with 105.95.

Top finishes for the locals included seconds from Jessie Keiseron floor exercise (9.275) and Holli Andersonon balance beam (8.95). Erin Scholzwas third on beam with an 8.875, while Anderson was third on floor with a 9.25. Other efforts of note included Becca Koronkowski in fourth on uneven bars (8.9) and a sixth by Scholz (9.2) and an eighth by Koronkowski (9.075) on vault.

GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Hustlin' Hawks dropped a tough 44-36 decision to Wauwatosa West on Jan. 22 in a Woodland Conference game.

Emma Graetzled the way with 10 points, Maggie Tooleyput in 9 points and Ratka Karac 6 for Greenfield, which trailed 24-18 at the half.

The Hawks fell to 3-6 in the Woodland and 6-7 overall.

WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Powerful New Berlin West was too much for the Falcons in a 65-38 game on Jan. 21.

The Vikings have one of their better shooting teams in years, and they netted their first seven shots, including four 3-point field goals.

'Those shots were defended well too,' coach Keith Larson said.

Sierra Gruborpaced Whitnall with 14 points, including 6-of-7 from the free-throw line. Kaitlyn Burakowskiadded 8 points and Jaden Kelley7 points for the Falcons, who hit 13 of 17 free throws overall.

Grubor also tallied four rebounds and two steals and Kelley four boards for the Falcons, who fell to 2-7 in the Woodland Conference and 8-7 overall.

GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL

The Hustlin' Hawks lost to Wauwatosa West, 76-45, in a Woodland Conference game on Jan. 22.

Eric Malonescored 11 points, Jon Kaifesh9 points and Sam Streeter7 points for Greenfield, which remained winless on the season.

WEST ALLIS BOYS DIVING

Alex Sorcecompeted in two meets last weekend, facing some of the top divers in the state.

Sorce placed seventh with 348 points at the Kenosha Bradford Invitational on Jan. 22 and fifth with 355 points in the Menomonee Falls Invitational on Jan. 23.

— Compiled by John Rech and Steven L. Tietz