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OAK CREEK AND FRANKLIN WRESTLING

The Knights remained unbeaten in Southeast Conference action with a 59-12 victory over their rivals the Sabers on Dec. 15.

Earning wins for the Knights were Randall Hunt at 113 pounds (6-4 decision), Mitch Landgraf at 120 (forfeit), Matt Berlin at 126 (pin 1:29), Brandon Lenczner at 132 (forfeit), Joey Colla at 138 (forfeit), Veliko Kochiu at 145 (pin 2:29), Nathan Berlin at 152 (pin 3:34), Jesse Kovnesky at 160 (11-4 decision), Nolan Paar at 170 (technical fall), Enrique Acevedo at 220 (pin 34 seconds) and Brycen Hakes at 285 (pin 0:59).

The Sabers picked up victories from Deylin Ealy at 106 (9-8 decision), Steven Djurina at 182 (11-0 major decision) and Alex Riel at 195 (technical fall).

"It was a good dual for us," said Knight coach Matt Sommerville. "We are still without three of our starters, so it was a good effort by our JV kids to step into those roles and battle. What I'm most proud of them for is that none of them gave up a pin. That's a big deal. There's nothing greater in our sport than pinning someone, and there's nothing worse then getting pinned. So those kids fought hard to make sure they weren't pinned.

"We got one of our starters back for this meet, which is really positive. Veliko Kochiu moved here from Wausau West this summer, and he has been a tremendous asset to this team. He is an incredible wrestler. He may be one of the most technically sound high school kids I've ever wrestled with. We are expecting big things from him, and he has the expectations for himself. I am really excited for February with this kid on our team. He makes us a lot better.

"Our 106, Emilee Orosz, really showed a lot of heart last night. She was down big in the first period and came all the way back to lose by only one point. We love to see that type of fight because that shows improvement and a willingness to claw your way back into the match."

Franklin coach Devoll Sino said the Sabers continue to make strides and show signs of improving.

GREENFIELD/GREENDALE/PIUS XI SWIMMING

The local squad routed Shorewood, 122-45, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Dec. 14.

Ben Davis captured the 200- and 500-yard freestyle, and Harrison Stasik took the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Jackson Zgola won the 200 individual medley, Isaac Jiardini the 100 breaststroke, Carmelo Patti the 50 freestyle and Steve Novinska the 100 butterfly.

The team also won all three relays to complete a sweep of the meet.

GREENDALE BOYS BASKETBALL

A 10-0 run by Pewaukee proved crucial in a 57-44 victory over the Panthers on Dec. 13.

Greendale was within 24-22 early in the second half, but the Pirates scored 10 straight points, taking advantage of some Panther turnovers.

"We turned it over several possessions in a row," coach Ryan Johnsen said. "That was the difference in the game. It's those two- or three-minute stretches that can cost you the game."

Greendale fought back within 6 points with four minutes left but could get no closer in falling to 1-2 in the Woodland Conference and 4-2 overall.

Andrew Sodemann tallied 13 points, Vlado Zrnic 11 and Tanner Sebastian and Tommy Kujawa 6 each.

Greendale takes on Catholic Memorial at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at home.

GREENDALE GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Panthers fell, 64-18, to powerful Pewaukee on Dec. 13 in Woodland Conference action.

Gina Sommerfeld scored 8 points and Kayce Vaile 6 points for Greendale, which fell to 1-3 in the conference and 3-3 overall.

The Panthers meet Waukesha South at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at home.

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