Sports Shorts: April 10

Whitnall’s Francisco Perez competes in the high jump of the Wangerin Invitational held in Whitefish Bay High School on April 2.

Whitnall’s Francisco Perez competes in the high jump of the Wangerin Invitational held in Whitefish Bay High School on April 2. Photo By Peter Zuzga

April 8, 2014


The Falcons have a nice mix of experienced players and talented newcomers, head coach Robert Antholine said.

The key returnees include senior midfielders Kaitlyn Schauer and Mary Gaggioli, and the newer players are led by freshman midfielder Keally Dombrowski and freshman defender Tori Barnhart.

The goalkeepers are seniors Ann Marie Bay and Katelyn Stamas.

"How good our season becomes depends on the surrounding players and their development," Antholine said. "We've got some impact players."

Whitnall split two games last week, blanking Wisconsin Lutheran 4-0 on Friday and losing to Waukesha North by the same score on April 2.

Against Lutheran, Dombrowski, Gaggioli, Schauer and sophomore forward Sam Makowski all scored, and the Falcons defense allowed just one shot on goal.

Stamas made five saves in the loss to North earlier last week.


The majority of the lineup returns for the Bulldogs this season, giving head coach Shondell Hernandez reason for some optimism.

"We look to be a little stronger this season," he said. "We only graduated our goalkeeper and we have a great replacement in sophomore Karina Chavez. We have added a couple of freshmen who look to be the future of the team in midfielders Maddie Unger and Jackie Molina."

The Bulldogs downed Greenfield 2-1 on Friday behind two goals from senior forward Erminia Garcia. After Greenfield's Shareen Othman scored for a 1-0 lead, Garcia tallied late in the first half on a long ball chip over the keeper.

With about 10 minutes left, Molina took the ball at midfield and played a through ball to Garcia, who tucked it into the far corner of the net for the winning goal.

Chavez made six saves for the Bulldogs.

On April 1, Central lost a 1-0 double-overtime decision to Brown Deer. Hernandez said an apparent goal from Garcia was not awarded in the first overtime.


Monica Guerrero and Dana Schwab both scored as the Hustlin' Hawks topped St. Thomas More 2-1 on April 2.

Shareen Othman and Olivia Lopez notched assists, while goaltender Katarina Djurica made one save.

The Hawks fell to West Allis Central 2-1 on Friday despite an early goal from Othman and a pair of saves by Djurica.


The Bulldogs have a new coach, Joe Cascio, and a number of new players this season.

Cascio previously coached at Carroll University as a varsity assistant as well as at Waukesha North and Fountain-Fort Carson High School in Colorado. This is his first head coaching job at the varsity level.

"Our team is very young; for example, we have a freshman catcher and sophomore third baseman, shortstop and first baseman," Cascio said. "Despite being young, we still expect to be one of the most improved teams in the Greater Metro Conference and in the state."

The Bulldogs have four seniors in Carryssa Blundon, Sara Bruening, Caitlin Schmidt and Callista Schneider.

They fell to West Allis Hale 10-0 on April 1, surrendering seven runs in the third inning on errors and mental mistakes, Cascio said.

"The better team (Hale) won on this day, but we are capable of playing much better," he said.


Jasmine Bickerstaff won the 55-meter hurdles in 9.21 seconds to lead the Falcons at the Racine Case Invitational on Saturday.

Kim Hurst came in second in the high jump with 4 feet 8 inches and Lani Cieszynski took fourth in the pole vault at 7-0.

Whitnall's 4x800-meter relay team placed fifth (11 minutes, 5.08 seconds) to round out top-eight finishes.

The Falcons tallied 26 points for ninth place in the 16-team meet.


Nathan Schaefer finished second in the 800-meter run at 2 minutes, 7.25 seconds in the Racine Case Invitational on Saturday.

Anthony Senthavisouk took third in the pole vault (9 feet) and fifth places went to Seth Nowak in the 3,200 run (11:09.57) and Ethan Harycki in the shot put (41 feet-101/4 inches).

Whitnall scored 26 points for 10th place in the 18-team event.

The Falcons also competed in the Wangerin Invitational at Whitefish Bay on April 2, tallying six points for 13th place.

Schaefer scored those six points by taking third in the 400 dash (56.03 seconds).


Ella Schultz claimed the shot put with 34 feet, 6 inches for the Bulldogs in the Greater Metro Conference Indoor Meet on April 2 at Central.

Dana Batchelor finished third in the 55-meter high hurdles (9.67 seconds) and fourth places were taken by Coral Davis in the 400 dash (1 minute, 7.41 seconds) and Megan Turner in the shot put (31-51/2).

Placing sixth were Katherine Wardinski in the 1,600 run (5:39.98), the 4x160 relay team (1:33.22) and the 4x400 relay unit (4:48.28).

Coming in eighth were Adaja Crossley in the 55 high hurdles (9.95) and the 4x800 relay (12:24.09).

The Bulldogs tallied 34 points for seventh place in the meet.


Nicole Flagge took fifth in the pole vault with 8 feet in the Greater Metro Conference Indoor Meet at Central on April 2.

Hale was also fifth in the 4x800-meter relay at 10 minutes, 51.73 seconds.

Elizabeth Brunner claimed sixth in the triple jump at 31 feet-3 inches and sevenths were captured by Madison Mihaljevic in the 3,200 run (13:14.79) and the 4x240 relay (2:42.22).

Taking eighth were the 4x160 relay (1:39.07) and the 4x400 team (4:59.09).

The Huskies scored 121/2 points for eighth place in the meet.


The Huskies split two games in their opening week, topping Waterford 2-0 on April 2 and being blanked by Oconomowoc 6-0 on April 1.

Hale welcomes Franklin for a non-conference game at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, and rival West Allis Central at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.

— Compiled by John Rech

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