After overcoming the disappointment of not qualifying for state as a team, Hailey Smoot and Courtney Matschke finished the season well at the WIAA state meet in Madison, Oct. 10-11.

"The first day of the state was a little tough for both Hailey and Courtney," said coach Brandy Johnston.  "Hailey came in with 85 and Courtney with 87 ... I was proud of the way both girls fought throughout the round. They never gave up.

"Day two was really special. The girls played in the same foursome, and (teammates) Faith (Krause), Mallory (Swartz) and Grace (Pugh) made the trip down to Madison to cheer them on, so we were all together for one last day.  Courtney finished with 79 and was one of just 15 golfers to break 80 in blustery conditions. She tied for 22nd overall.

"Hailey finished with 82, moving herself into a tie for 24th overall. The highlights of her day were an awesome 170-yard shot on her 11th hole that she put to about 5 feet and her incredible birdie on the last hole."

Matschke's 36-hole total was 166 and Smoot's 167.

"As for the season, this team ranks as the best in school history," Johnston said. "Our 18-hole scoring average of 329 is 17 strokes lower than our scoring average last year (the previous best).  Our nine-hole average of 168 was five strokes lower than last season (also the previous best). We set a new 18-hole scoring record with 306 and a nine-hole scoring record of 159."

Matschke holds the individual 18-hole round record with 72.  Krause, Matschke and Smoot all shot 37s this year to set a new nine-hole record.

The Sabers lose Smoot and Krause to graduation.


The defending champion Knights finished a strong second with 67 points in the Southeast Conference meet at Grant Park on Oct. 15.

Megan Drzadinski led the all underclassmen group with a seventh-place effort on the 5,000-meter course (20:37). She earned all-conference honors, along with Danielle Moczynski in eighth (21:01) and Olivia Schommer in 11th (21:17). Other scoring runners included Lauren Sims in 20th (21:39) and Kat Pawlak in 21st (21:41).

Also running for the Knights were McKenna Wardius in 24th (21:58) and Sara Traxel in 25th (22:05).

The Knights will try to earn a repeat berth in the WIAA state meet when they take part in the WIAA sectional at UW-Parkside on Saturday, Oct. 22. The top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams advance to the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 29.


The Sabers' fine season ended with a series of first-round losses for the team's three entries in the WIAA state tournament at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison on Oct. 13.

Senior singles player Abi Lehman (20-9) dropped her match to Mei  Fredeen of Green Bay Southwest, 6-2, 6-0, while her sophomore sister Katie Lehman (22-6) lost to Natalie Yang of Homestead (35-2), by a 7-5, 7-5 count.

The doubles team of senior Whitney Dohr and sophomore Annika Bartelt (20-9) fell to a duo from West Bend East, 7-6, 6-1.


The excellent record-setting career for senior doubles player Kayla Stolz came to a quiet end in the WIAA state meet at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison on Oct. 13 when she and her partner, junior Tori Lara, fell to Whitefish Bay's Dani Lester and Ali Menard, 6-2, 6-1, in a first-round state match.

The pair finished their season with a 29-7 record, as Stolz finished her career as a three-time state tourney qualifier with over 70 career wins.


The fine season of sophomore Valentina Kukuruzovic ended in the opening round of the WIAA Division 1 state tournament on Oct. 13 in Madison.

Kukuruzovic fell, 4-6, 6-4, (10-0), to Ashley Buzaitis of Green Bay Southwest in the first match to conclude her year at 15-3.


The Panthers fell in the semifinals of the Woodland Conference Tournament on Oct. 15, losing 27-25, 25-23 to Wauwatosa West.

Greendale had advanced by winning its pool on Oct. 13 with victories of 25-10, 25-15 over Brown Deer and 25-9, 25-6 over Cudahy.

The Panthers received the second seed in their WIAA Division 1 sectional and begin play at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at home against either Union Grove or Racine Horlick. The winner goes to a sectional semifinal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Racine Park.


The Knights had an excellent day at the West Allis Southside Sprints, taking second with 494 points in the 12-team field.

The highlight effort was the new school record of the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Alison Scharff,  Rosemary Chitko, Nadiya Muzyk and Cassie Ketterling (1:45.94).

Ketterling had a strong day, as in addition to the relay, she also won the 50 butterfly (27.59) and the 100 individual medley with a meet-record time (1:03.48). In addition, Muzyk won the ultimate sprint, the 25 free in 13.27, and the 100 free relay team of Chitko, Jaden Cordelli, Scharff and Ketterling was victorious in 51.42.

Other strong finishes included the following: diving: Isabelle Anderson, fourth (362.1 points), Brooke Goedel, fifth (337.95), and Andi Sullivan, sixth (305.15); 200 medley relay: Hannah Smith, Rachel Miller, Rebecca Olen and Cordelli, fifth (2:07.07); 100 free: Scharff, sixth (59.48); 25 free: Chitko, third (13.56); 50 free: Scharff, fifth (27.01); 50 butterfly: Muzyk, third (29.68), Olen, fourth (30.33); 50 backstroke: Smith, second (32.26), Jenna Fields, fourth (32.8), Keghan Kuehn, sixth (33.5); and 100 free relay: Erin Cain, Fields, Miller and Olen, third (54.02).


The Sabers turned in a strong effort in taking third with 345 points in the 11-team West Allis Southside Sprints on Oct. 15.

Taking a first for Franklin was Grace Gavronski in the 50-yard freestyle (26.0).

Other good finishes included the following: 200 medley relay: Jordan Gawlitta, Gavronski, Sam Wieland and Maddie Koetting, third (2:03.19); 50 butterfly: Wieland, fifth (30.76); 200 free: Gawlitta, fourth (2;09.95); 25 free: Lexie Proctor, sixth (14.18); 50 breaststroke: Ashley Bohne, third (34.46); 100 free relay: Bohne, Proctor, Wieland and Koetting, fourth (54.08); 100 individual medley: Bohne, third (1:07.34); and 200 free relay: Bohne, Proctor, Gawlitta, and Gavronski, third (1:47.96).


Behind four all-conference performances, the Panthers came in fourth with 88 points in the Woodland Meet on Oct. 13 at Hales Corners Park.

Job Roloff was fourth with 16 minutes, 26 seconds and Nolan Rudd fifth at 16:31 to earn first-team honors. Ryan Unruh finished 15th (17:14) for the second team and Logan Lutz 24th (17:31) to make the third team.

"Each boy that earned all-conference was given a pre-race goal of a place, and those four boys nailed it," coach Corey Binnebose said.

Matthew Stilling ran 40th (18:12), Justin Baerwald 46th (18:29) and Logan Groh 47th (18:34) for Greendale.

The girls team tallied 157 points for eighth. Emma Polenske snared fifth (19:36) to make the all-conference first team and Kelsey Sodemann 23rd (21:09) for the third team.

Alyssa Dobbs claimed 28th (21:32), Madison Ryback 48th (22:51), Ally Coombs 53rd (23:09), Cassidy Sanchez 55th (23:12) and Ellen Abad Santos 60th (23:31).

The teams will run in a WIAA Division 1 sectional on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Grant Park. The boys race starts at 11 a.m. and the girls at 11:45.


With two runners earning all-conference status, the Falcons placed fifth in the Woodland Meet on Oct. 13 at Hales Corners Park.

Dijana Mitrovic ran 17th with 20 minutes, 45 seconds, and Sonja Mitrovic came in behind her in 18th place (20:56). The two are freshmen and took home third-team all-conference medals.

Savannah Holt snared 29th (21:34), Bridget Finn 36th (21:59), Katie Klages 37th (22:01), Chase Nowak 39th (22:08) and Alyssa Tolson 50th (22:57) for the Falcons, who tallied 137 points for fifth place. Pewaukee won the meet with 28 points.

The Whitnall boys placed ninth with 249 points. LaShaun Dobbie led the way with 34th (17:58), followed by Reid Miller in 36th (18:01), Eli Mitchell 50th (18:52), Jacob Holt 64th (20:44), Josh Cram 65th (20:55) and Ethan Christensen 66th (21:00). Mitchell, Holt, Cram and Christensen all posted personal-best times.

Both teams will run in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet Saturday, Oct. 22, with the boys starting at 9:30 a.m. and the girls at 10:15 a.m. at a site to be announced.


The Panthers posted their first Woodland Conference match victory with a 16-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-22 triumph over Shorewood on Oct. 10.

Jack Nelson posted three service aces and four blocks; Ryan Hoefs 17 assists, 13 kills and three aces; Tyler Cira three aces; and Sam Swittel 15 digs.


The Sabers will head into the WIAA tourney with some momentum after winning one and tying one last week.

They finished the regular season at 4-1-2 in Southeast Conference play, good for a tie for second. Oak Creek won the league title. They are 9-4-4 overall.

They earned the sixth seed in the WIAA D1 Kenosha Bradford sectional and will host Kenosha Indian Trail in a WIAA regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. If they win, they'll advance to a regional final Saturday, Oct. 22, likely at third-seeded Muskego.

In the 5-2 nonconference win over Waterford on Oct. 13, the Sabers got two goals each from Tyler Devinger and Connor Kapczynski and a solo score from Joe Brucker. Joe Heup made seven saves.

In the 2-2 tie with conference foe Kenosha Indian Trail, Mladen Stojsavljevic and Nick Kafkas each scored as Heup made 10 saves.


The Panthers concluded the regular season with two victories and a tie in Woodland Conference action.

They downed South Milwaukee, 4-1, on Oct. 13 behind four goals from Mike Howell, giving him 31 for the season. Howell took assists from Michael Miksic, Jalen Ramirez and Chris Lachuga for goals and added a penalty kick.

Greendale topped Brown Deer, 3-0, on Oct. 12. Howell assisted Miksic on the first goal and then connected on a head ball from a corner kick by Miksic. Howell was assisted by Maverick Berner for the third goal of the contest.

The Panthers played Pewaukee to a scoreless tie on Oct. 10, hitting the post with a shot with 15 minutes left.

Greendale finished 6-4-1 in the Woodland and 11-6-1 overall in the regular schedule. The Panthers open WIAA Division 2 regional play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at home against Whitnall, hoping to avenge a 3-1 loss earlier this season.


The Falcons split two matches in Woodland Conference Tournament pool play Oct. 13.

They beat New Berlin West, 25-20, 19-25, 25-20, and lost to pool winner New Berlin Eisenhower, 25-20, 25-21, to see their tournament come to an end.

Whitnall owns the fifth seed in its portion of a WIAA Division 2 sectional and began play Oct. 18 against Wisconsin Lutheran. If the Falcons won, they would play at top seed Catholic Memorial at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.


The Falcons played close games with Wauwatosa West on Oct. 12 and New Berlin West on Oct. 10 but lost both contests.

They fell, 3-1, to the Trojans and 3-2 to the Vikings to finish 4-5-2 in Woodland Conference play.

Whitnall opens WIAA Division 2 regional play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Greendale. The Falcons topped the Panthers, 3-1, in their conference meeting this season.


The Raptors lost a 25-11, 25-19, 25-9 match to Pius XI on Oct. 10 despite seven assists and four kills from Danny Palmer and four kills and three digs by Austin Marshall.

They also fell, 25-8, 25-12, 25-18, to Wauwatosa West on Oct. 12. Palmer collected nine assists and three kills; Tom Kolasinski five kills and six blocks; and Brady Cunningham four digs.


The Knights' Steven Potter and Michael Sippy both earned all-league honors as the Knights tied for fifth with 109 points in the Southeast Conference meet at Grant Park on Oct. 15.

Potter was eighth on the 5,000-meter course in 17 minutes flat, while Sippy was 12th in 17:15. Other scoring runners included Tyler Kisting in 22nd (17:49), Simeon Menako in 24th (17:52) and Brandon Medenwaldt in 43rd (19:10). Cameron Hyatt was 46th ((19:21) and Seth Rocha 47th (19:37).

The Knights will take part in the WIAA sectional at UW-Parkside on Saturday, Oct. 22. The top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams will advance to the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 29.


The Sabers got a third place from Bryce Tome in tying for fifth with 109 points in the Southeast Conference meet at Grant Park on Oct. 15.

Tome covered the 5,000-meter course in 16:44 for his spot to earn all-conference honors. Ansel Fellman of Bradford was the individual champ in 16:23.

Also earning all-conference honors for the Sabers were Joe Frisch in 14th (17:19) and Cale Pliska in 16th (17:24). Other scoring runners were Braden Schubring in 36th (18:49) and Ben Tarmann in 40th (19:01), while Joe Hasenstein was 48th (19:41) and Nathan Jessup 49th (19:42).

The Sabers will compete in the WIAA sectional meet at UW-Parkside on Saturday, Oct. 22.


The Knights fell in the semifinals of the Southeast Conference tournament to Kenosha Tremper by a 27-25, 25-22 score.

They earned the eighth seed in the WIAA West Allis Hale sectional bracket and will host South Milwaukee in a regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. If they win that, they will advance to a regional final at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at top-seeded Hale.