Sports Wrapups: Sept. 17

Sept. 14, 2009

Greenfield football

The Hustlin' Hawks could not get its offense in gear and lost, 37-8, to visiting Brown Deer on Friday, despite solid defensive efforts against top running back Chris Smith and wide receiver Sean Andryauskus.

The Hawks held Smith to just 54 yards on 17 carries before he broke a 59-yard touchdown scamper in the fourth quarter, and managed to shut out Andryauskus, who lit up Wauwatosa West for six catches and 145 yards in just the first half last week.

But behind the steady hand of junior quarterback Brett Youngbeck, and a newly ferocious defense, Brown Deer was able to dispatch Greenfield with relative ease, even without huge games from their potent offensive duo.

The Brown Deer defensive front was in the face of quarterback Jason Mermolia for much of the night, forcing three interceptions and recovering a late fumble to seal a lopsided loss for the Hawks, who fell to 0-3 overall.

West Allis Hale cross country

The Huskies boys knocked off Milwaukee area powers Muskego, South Milwaukee and Lake Country Lutheran in taking fifth at the Rocket Invitational at Grant Park on Saturday.

Hale's Alex Murray was 20th in a personal-best 17 minutes, 50.8 seconds and Sawyer Wickersham was 25th in 18:04.0 to lead the Huskies to 169 points.

Brookfield Central, the state's second-ranked team, won with 49.

West Allis Central cross country

Alex Gonzales' 17:21.7 was good enough for 13th at the Rocket Invite.

Gonzales helped the Bulldogs take ninth of 16 teams. Teammate Casey Muszytowski ran 28th in 18:09.1, but no other Bulldog finished better than 46th.

For the girls, who were 11th of 15 teams, Abby Pranghofer was 32nd (16:50.7) and Liz Lindner took 37th (17:04.7).

Whitnall swimming

The Falcons (2-0) won nine of 12 events to remain perfect in the Woodland Conference with a 96-80 win at league newcomer South Milwaukee on Sept. 9.

Kate Schubert posted a win in both the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.81 and later in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.50. She also joined Sarah Arteaga, Samantha Wesel and Danika Johnson for a win in the 200 medley in 1:59.28.

Arteaga took first in the 200 individual medley (2:22.00) and the 100 breaststroke (1:13.62) and was on the winning 200 free relay along with Johnson, Laura Sullivan and Leah Jenk (1:54.80).

Other Whitnall winners were Johnson in the 50 free (28.12), Tess Dorlack in diving (137.05 points) and Wesel in the 500 free (5:41.02).

Whitnall tennis

The Falcons rebounded from a league-opening loss Sept. 3 with three consecutive Woodland Conference victories.

Whitnall beat host Greenfield, 6-1, on Sept. 8; visiting St. Thomas More, 7-0, Sept. 9; and visiting South Milwaukee, 6-1, Sept. 10.

The Falcons' first doubles team of Megan Hyland and Danielle Starke won all three of their matches and were among several multi-match Whitnall winners.

Whitnall soccer

Bryon Nagy's game-winner in the 74th minute gave Whitnall a 3-2 home win over New Berlin West on Sept. 9 and improved the Falcons to 3-0 in the Woodland Conference (4-5-2 overall).

Whitnall's Billy Cameron scored a pair of first-half goals to give the Falcons a 2-1 lead before a Whitnall own goal tied the score in the 34th minute. It remained 2-2 until Nagy's shot.

West Allis Hale soccer

Four first-half goals, including two by Joe Alcaraz, paved the way to a 4-3 Hale victory over the host New Berlin Eisenhower Lions on Friday.

Alcaraz scored in both the ninth and 16th minutes to give his team a 2-0 advantage. After the home team scored, Hale's Travis Brunner and Jon Brockman added goals to put the Huskies ahead, 4-1.

The win came two days after the Huskies fell to 0-2 in the Greater Metro Conference with an 8-3 home loss to Brookfield Central.

Central's Matt Merz scored two goals in each half and Kevin Ferron and Ryan McBane scored two each for the winners.

Greenfield girls volleyball

Alison Schell's 88 combined assists helped the Hustlin' Hawks start the league season with a pair of four-game wins.

Schell had 47 assists in a 19-25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-17 win over the host Whitnall Falcons on Sept. 8.

Leah Bullock had 20 digs, Alex Sokol drilled 14 kills and Shannon Butts made four blocks for the victors.

The win came two days before the Hawks beat the visiting Greendale Panthers, 25-16, 26-24, 25-27, 26-24, behind Andrea Solberg's kills, Bullock's 29 digs and three aces, Angelica Bailey's five blocks and Schell's 41 assists.

West Allis tennis

Bronka Lugonga continued her winning ways by picking up wins over Brookfield Central and Milwaukee King foes.

In her team's 6-1 loss to visiting Brookfield Central, Lugonga defeated Shanna Malone, 6-4, 6-3, Sept. 10. One day earlier, also at home, the West Allis first singles player beat King's Jasmine Myers, 6-2, 6-1, as West Allis won, 6-1.

Greenfield swimming

Ellen Campbell, Sienna Bast, Lindsay Bakken and Esmeralda Perez won the 300-yard butterfly and Jamie Elftman, Megan Fosnow, Perez and Bast did the same in the 850 crescendo as the Hustlin' Hawks took seventh at the South Milwaukee Relays on Saturday.

Bakken, Campbell, Bast and Perez were second in the 400 individual medley relay and Courtney Whittlieff, Marina Avila, Tera Slaski and Becca Hahn were sixth in the 200 medley.

- David Cotey



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