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Sports Wrapups: May 29

May 29, 2012

Shorewood boys golf

Fresh off a competitive Woodland Conference campaign, the Greyhounds advanced to WIAA Division 2 sectional play with a strong third-place finish in the 10-school regional tournament at Ives Grove on May 22.

"What was the key for us today was that three of our guys had career bests," first-year Greyhounds coach Drake Zortman said. "They really did a nice job against good competition."

The finish advanced Shorewood to the sectional tournament that was held at Koshkonong Mounds in Fort Atkinson. The top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams advance to the WIAA State D2 Tournament at University Ridge in Verona on June 4 and 5.

The Greyhounds advanced to the sectional on the strength of an 18-hole total of 351 in the regional meet as host Racine St. Catherine's dominated with 310 and St. Thomas More was second with 349.

Freshman Brian Morris was sixth individually to lead Shorewood with an 82, while junior Cameron Duncan was 10th with an 85. Other scores included junior Bobby Kohl with an 86, junior James Wakley with a 98 and junior Josh Kather with a 106.

Zortman said it has been a pleasure to work with this group this season.

"Some of these guys know a little more about the game than I do," he chuckled, "but they've been willing to work hard and to learn. I just advise them to try to hit the ball straight and to handle yourselves with integrity."

Brown Deer boys golf

The Falcons advanced both Nick Michels and David Bach to the sectional from the WIAA Division 2 regional meet at Ives Grove on May 22.

Both took part in the WIAA D2 sectional tournament at Koshkonong Mounds in Fort Atkinson on Tuesday. The top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams advanced to the state tournament at University Ridge in Verona on June 4 and 5.

Brown Deer finished fifth in the regional, just one place out of advancing as a team with a 363 total. University School took the fourth and final sectional team spot with a 353.

The senior Michels and the junior Bach each carded 18-hole scores of 86 to earn their individual qualifying spots.

Other scores for the Falcons included Drew Worth with a 90, Imani Stingley with a 101 and Alan Haney with a 106.

Homestead boys golf

The Highlanders held on for a narrow win in the WIAA Division 1 regional that they hosted at Ozaukee on May 22.

They then took part in the WIAA sectional at Washington County on Tuesday. The top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams advanced to the state tournament at University Ridge in Verona on June 4 and 5.

Homestead was 10th of 16 in the state tournament last season.

The Highlanders turned in an 18-hole score of 323 to win the regional by one shot over North Shore rival Cedarburg (324).

Jordan Niebrugge was again medalist for the Highlanders with a fine mark of 72. He got help from freshman Charlie Maleki who carded a 78 while other scores included Nick Mueller with an 84, Matt Mitman with an 89 and Sam Enea with a 90.

Whitefish Bay boys golf

Jack Comiskey advanced as an individual to WIAA sectional play for the Blue Dukes as they finished sixth in the regional at Ozaukee on May 22.

Comiskey carded an 18-hole score of 84, good for a tie for 11th individually as Bay turned in a 367 team total. Homestead (323), Cedarburg (324), Wauwatosa (339) and Menomonee Falls (347) earned the team sectional berths.

The sectional was held on Tuesday at Washington County. The top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams advanced to the WIAA State Tournament at University Ridge in Verona on June 4 and 5.

Other scores for the Dukes included Johnny Markwiese with a 92, Aris Moulopoulos with a 94, Jack Duval with a 97 and Chris Roebber with a 99.

Nicolet boys golf

Freshman Alex Braun advanced to sectional play as an individual as the Knights took seventh in the WIAA regional meet at Ozaukee on May 22.

Braun tied for 15th individually with an 18-hole score of 87 as Nicolet turned in a team score of 372 in the eight-team field. The sectional was held Tuesday at Washington County.

Other scores for the Knights included Michael Goldstein with a 93, Nolan Wagner with a 94, Tucker Bauman with a 98 and Chris Sorenson with a 102.

Shorewood boys tennis

The Greyhounds season came to a quiet end in WIAA Division 2 sectional play at Pleasant Valley Tennis Club in Jackson, when the first doubles team of senior Ken Plaisted and junior Ethan Halloran (9-6 on the season) lost their quarterfinal match.

Shorewood was competing in arguably the toughest subsectional and sectional in the state as defending state champion University School won the tournament 48-35 over a very good Brookfield Academy team.

Shorewood scored 12 points to finish eighth in the 18-school field.

Shorewood girls softball

The Greyhounds saw their season come to a tough conclusion with a 9-8 WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal loss to St. Francis on May 24.

With the defeat, the Greyhounds finished the campaign with a 2-17 record. St. Francis advanced to regional semifinal play that was held Tuesday.

It was the third frustrating loss of the season for the Greyhounds to the Mariners as they had dropped 7-5 and 8-5 decisions to them earlier in the spring. St. Francis was the third seed in the regional bracket and Shorewood the sixth.

Brown Deer girls softball

The Falcons saw their season come to a quiet end with a 10-0 WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal loss to Kewaskum.

With the defeat, Brown Deer finished its season with a 6-16 record while Kewaskum, which was the regional's second seed with the Falcons being the seventh seed, advanced to regional semifinal play that was held Tuesday.

The Falcons finished the season with only one senior Tracy Boutell as coach Jeff Bersch's squad had as many as six freshmen on it during the campaign.

Homestead girls softball

The regular season came to a tough end for the Highlanders as they dropped a pair of nonconference decisions to league champions.

They fell 7-3 to Woodland Black titan New Berlin Eisenhower (20-4) by a 7-3 count on May 22 and then fell to Little 10 co-champ Watertown (15-6) by a 7-2 mark on May 24.

Homestead finished the regular season at 16-5 overall. The Highlanders still earned the second seed in the WIAA Germantown sectional. They took on Milwaukee Madison on Tuesday and host the winner of Milwaukee King and Wauwatosa West in a regional final Thursday.

They would host the sectional semifinal on Monday if they win the regional final.

Errors proved to be a problem in both losses last week as Homestead committed five against Eisenhower and three against Watertown.

Nicolet girls softball

The Knights (11-11) claimed the fifth seed in the WIAA Germantown regional and hosted Milwaukee Lifelong Learning in a regional semifinal on Tuesday. If they won that game, they advanced to a regional final Thursday, likely at North Shore rival and fourth-seeded Cedarburg.

If they won the regional, they would advance to a sectional semifinal game on Monday, most likely at top-seeded North Shore champion Germantown.

Whitefish Bay girls softball

The Blue Dukes ended the regular season on a positive note with a 14-1 rout of area nonconference rival Brown Deer on May 22.

With the victory, Bay finished the season at 6-16.

They earned the eighth seed in the WIAA Germantown sectional and hosted ninth-seeded Tosa East in a regional semifinal game on Tuesday. If they won that game, they advanced to a regional final at top-seeded North Shore champ Germantown at 7 p.m. Thursday (Kennedy Middle School fields).

In the win over Brown Deer, a nine-run fourth did the trick for the Blue Dukes as Anna Lauko had three hits including two doubles and a triple and three RBIs while Laura Wigdon had two hits and two RBIs.

That was more than enough for pitcher Kenzie McElduff, who scattered three hits with one strikeout and two walks.

Brown Deer girls soccer

The Falcons closed out the regular season on a strong note, routing nonconference foes West Allis Central, 8-1, on May 21 and Kewaskum, 5-2, on May 22.

With the two wins, Brown Deer finished the campaign with a 6-13-1 mark. The Falcons earned the 10th seed in the WIAA Division 2 Shorewood sectional and visit seventh-seeded Delavan-Darien in a 5:30 p.m. regional semifinal Thursday. If they won that game, they would likely visit Woodland Conference powerhouse and second-seeded New Berlin Eisenhower in a regional final on Saturday (TBA).

In the win over Kewaskum, the Falcons got two goals from Gina Wade, a goal and two assists from Emily Kozak and solo goals from Amanda Bach and Erin Sellers as Jordan Schubert made 10 saves.

Shorewood girls soccer

The Greyhounds finished up the regular season with a 3-0 win over nonconference opponent Kettle Moraine Lutheran on May 24.

With the victory, the Greyhounds finished up at 10-4-2 overall. They were 8-2-1 in Woodland play and finished third.

They earned the fifth seed in their own WIAA Division 2 sectional bracket and host 12th-seeded Milwaukee School of Languages in a 6:30 p.m. regional semifinal Thursday. If they won that game, they would advance to a regional final on Saturday against the winner of fourth-seeded Big Foot and 13th-seeded Port Washington (TBA).

In the KML win, Mary Matoba scored just 4:30 into the game with an assist from Patricia Nelsen. Victoria Nelsen (Sunni Kessenich assist) and Kessenich later added insurance goals.

Whitefish Bay girls soccer (photo)

The Blue Dukes closed out their red-hot stretch run to the season with a 1-0 victory over North Shore rival Nicolet on May 22.

With the win, Bay finished 5-2 in the North Shore, good for third place and 12-3-2 overall. Their record over the last 10 games is 9-0-1.

Despite that, however, they earned only the fifth-seed in the brutal WIAA Germantown sectional. They host 12th-seeded Oconomowoc at 7 p.m. Thursday and then will likely have to visit fourth-seeded North Shore Conference runner-up Germantown (14-4-1) in a Saturday regional final.

Bay lost to the Warhawks, 2-1, in the first North Shore tilt of the season on April 3.

Top-ranked and unbeaten North Shore champ Cedarburg is the sectional top seed.

In the win over Nicolet, Jana Maxwell scored just 3:31 into the contest with help from Caroline Fink.

Bay made that stand up as Abby Starker made five saves for the Blue Dukes.

Homestead girls soccer

The Highlanders closed the regular season on a disappointing note with a 3-1 loss to North Shore rival Germantown on May 22.

With the defeat, the Highlanders finished at 10-7 overall and 3-4 in North Shore play.

They earned the eighth seed in the powerful WIAA Germantown sectional and host Slinger in a 7 p.m. regional semifinal Thursday.

If they win that game, they'll advance to a regional final on Saturday likely at top-seeded and No. 1 ranked Cedarburg (TBA).

In the loss to Germantown, Kate Wirthlin gave the Highlanders 1-0 lead in the 21st minute, but then the Warhawks (14-4-1) scored three unanswered to clinch second place in the North Shore (6-1).

Nicolet girls soccer

The Knights closed the regular season on a positive note with a 1-0 victory over nonconference opponent New Berlin West on May 24.

With the win, the Knights finished at 2-5 in North Shore play and 10-11 overall.

They earned the 10th seed in the WIAA Germantown sectional, and visit seventh-seeded Menomonee Falls in a 7 p.m. regional semifinal Thursday. If they won that game, they would advance to a regional final on Saturday, likely at second-seeded Arrowhead (TBA).

In the win over West, Katie McShane scored in the 49th minute for the only goal of the game and goalie Kristy Leopold made that stand up with seven saves.

- Steven L. Tietz

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