Greenfield, West Allis Sport Shorts: May 8

West Allis Central’s Eric Owens putts at the Greendale Golf Invitational Friday, May 2, at Morningstar Golf Course in Waukesha.

West Allis Central’s Eric Owens putts at the Greendale Golf Invitational Friday, May 2, at Morningstar Golf Course in Waukesha. Photo By C.T. Kruger

May 6, 2014


The strikeouts just keep piling up for sophomore pitcher Bella Matthias.

The Hustlin' Hawks won four of five games last week and Matthias continued her dominance over opposing batters.

She fanned 12 and hurled her first career no-hitter in a five-inning 14-0 romp over Brown Deer on May 1. The only base-runner was a strikeout victim who reached base on a passed ball.

Matthias also contributed at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two runs batted in and three runs scored. Sara Kassel went 2-for-3 with a double and Nicollette Curtis 2-for-2 with a double.

One night later, the Hawks blanked Pewaukee, 15-0, as Matthias allowed two hits in five innings, striking out 10.

Kayla Culbertson had two hits and drove in two runs, while Curtis and Maria Montemayor each had two hits.

Greenfield (7-3 going into the week) won two of three at the Germantown Invitational on Saturday, falling 4-1 to Muskego and topping the host school 9-0 and West Bend West, 17-1.

Matthias struck out nine against Muskego, the first time this season she finished with less than 10 strikeouts.

She came back with a career-high 16 strikeouts against Germantown and was helped by a home run from Samantha Weber.

The victory over West was sparked by home runs from Montemayor and Kassel, who was 4-for-4.

"I have never had a girl average as many strikeouts as she has, and we've had some good pitchers," head coach Jack Miller said. "She is a power pitcher and has a wicked curveball."


The local squad finished fourth in the Delavan-Darien doubles tournament on Saturday, scoring 11 points.

Taking third were the team of Hale junior Jason Palesse and Central junior Enrico Arduini and the team of Hale freshman James Barcelona and Hale junior Zach Dittorice.

Those four will usually play singles, and the doubles teams are Hale junior Rex Key and Hale junior Dustin Nguyen, Hale senior Joshua Burke and Hale sophomore Casey Farner, and Hale senior Nathan Walder and Hale junior Ben Mui.

Earlier this season, the team lost 5-2 dual decisions to Sussex Hamilton and New Berlin West. Farner won both of his matches.


The Falcons remained unbeaten in Woodland Conference action by topping Cudahy, 5-2, on May 1.

Noah Stemper and Matt Pook, the top two singles players, did not give up a game in each winning 6-0, 6-0.

Also winning in singles were Chris Kelnhofer at three and Cam Clark at four, both in straight sets.

The third doubles team of Joe Price and Patrick Schinner won 6-1, 6-2.


The Bulldogs tipped Janesville Parker, 2-1, in the Parker Tournament on Saturday.

Jackie Molina scored in the first half, and goalkeeper Karina Chavez made a huge double save near the end of the half.

Erminia Garcia tallied from three yards out in the second half for a 2-0 lead and Central held on to win.

The Bulldogs lost to Beaver Dam, 3-1, earlier in the day as Garcia tallied with about 10 minutes left.

Central dropped an 11-0 Greater Metro Conference game to Menomonee Falls on April 29.


A trio of second places helped the Falcon boys to eighth place as a team with 43 points in the Dan Benson Invitational on Friday.

Taking second were Alex Richardson in the 1,600-meter run at 4 minutes, 38.38 seconds, the 4x400 relay team of Joe Alexopolus, Paul Howard, Nathan Schaefer and Mike Grim in 3:31.93 and the 4x800 group of Grim, Schaefer, Francisco Perez and Seth Nowak at 8:56.1.

Claiming fourth were Howard in the 400 dash (52.34 seconds), Schaefer in the triple jump (40-1/2) and the 4x200 unit of Keanu Austin, Fred Stewart, J Reed and Mike Voelkel (1:35.63).

For the girls, Kim Hurst came in third in the high jump (4-10), the 4x800 group of Jenny Bahling, Kristy Crivello, Rachel Balcerak and Hurst took seventh (10:55.75) and Jasmine Bickerstaff placed eighth in the 100 dash (13.7).

The girls scored 81/2 points for 12th place.


Aaron Cronin and Joey Werner captured fifth places for the Huskies in the Northstar Classic Saturday at Waukesha North.

Cronin was fifth in the shot put with 46 feet-10 inches and Werner fifth in the 300-meter hurdles at 43.21 seconds.

Also fifth was the 4x400 relay squad of Jeff Schubert, Werner, Alex Sykes and Tony Lozano with 3 minutes, 34.11 seconds.

Lozano was seventh in the 800 run (2:06.72) for the Huskies, who took 13th with 14 points.


Nicole Flagge captured fourth place in the pole vault with 8 feet-6 inches for the Huskies in the Pre-Prom Party Friday at Wisconsin Lutheran.

The 4x800 group of Ellie Probst, Jenna Freund, Madison Mihaljevic and April Koshen came in fifth at 10 minutes, 37.47 seconds.

The Huskies tallied nine points for ninth place in the meet.


The Huskies placed 16th in the Greendale Invitational Friday at Morningstar with 360 strokes.

Andrew Riedel fired an 86, Eric Petoskey 87, Derrick Oleson 92, Dane Ulik 95 and Devin Unger 101.

Hale finished 22nd with 371 shots at the Brookfield Central Invitational April 30 at Wanaki. Riedel carded an 86, Petoskey 89, Oleson 96, Ryan Petoskey 100 and Joey Genaw 107. Ryan Petoskey and Genaw are freshmen.

The Huskies took seventh place with 179 in the first Greater Metro Conference mini-meet on April 28 at Bluemound Country Club. Oleson shot 43, Ulik 44, Unger 46, Riedel 47 and Eric Petoskey 50.


The Hustlin' Hawks shot 193 to take fifth in a Woodland Conference mini-meet on April 29 at Morningstar Golf Club.

Ben Wachniak fired a 45, Ben Fularczyk 46, Hannah Flees 51, Kyle Holmes 52 and Ryan Hensiak 53 for Greenfield.

In the second mini-meet on May 1 at Whitnall Park, the Hawks took fifth with 193 shots.

They were also 18th with 391 strokes in the Greendale Invitational Friday at Morningstar.


The Falcons placed sixth in a pair of Woodland Conference mini-meets last week.

At Whitnall Park on May 1, they shot 201, and at Morningstar on April 29, they carded 209 strokes.

They also took 17th with 380 shots in the Greendale Invitational Friday at Morningstar.

Individual scores were not available.


The Bulldogs posted 200 shots for eighth place in a Greater Metro Conference mini-meet last week at Bluemound Country Club.

Eric Owens fired a 43 to lead Central, while Adam Schroeder was at 48, Donavon Dykstra 53, Jason Welsch 56 and Jared Welsch 58.

Central took 19th place with 395 strokes in the Greendale Invitational Friday at Morningstar.


The Huskies fell to Brookfield Central, 5-1, on May 1, managing just two hits.

Sarah Mueller took the loss, allowing just six hits and striking out three.


The Bulldogs dropped a doubleheader to Brookfield East, 9-2 and 10-3, on May 1.

In the second game, Sara Bruening and Allison Drury each went 2-for-3.

Central took sixth place in the Cudahy Blast Invitational on Saturday, losing to Cudahy, 20-3, to Greendale, 10-0, and to South Milwaukee, 17-0.


In a non-conference game on Friday, the Huskies fell to Greendale, 2-0.

They then went 0-3 in the East Troy Invitational Saturday.

— Compiled by John Rech

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