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WHITNALL SOCCER

Megan Hodnik tallied a pair of goals and Tori Barnhart added one goal for the Falcons in a 3-1 triumph over South Milwaukee on April 6.

Whitnall also topped Pius XI, 4-0, on April 4 behind two goals from Maddie Ulik and one apiece by Hailey Malloy and Hodnik.

The Falcons played Kenosha Indian Trail to a scoreless tie on April 8 to close out the week.

FRANKLIN GIRLS SOCCER

The Sabers improved to 3-1 last week with a pair of victories.

They downed Southeast rival Racine Case, 4-0, on April 4 and then overpowered nonconference opponent, West Allis Hale by the same score on April 7.

Against Hale, Jenel Karow, Nandini Suryavanshi, Adrianna Rieger (assist Katie Lehman) and Abby Lehman all scored first half goals while Megan Lacina made four saves.

Against Case, Angela Chobanian (Katie Lehman) and Katie Lehman (Samantha Krieger) both scored individual goals, while Karow scored twice, both on assists from Katie Lehman. Lacina again made four saves.

OAK CREEK BOYS TENNIS

The Knights split two duals in its opening tournament on April 7 and 8.

Oak Creek lost to West Bend West, 5-1 and beat Rufus King, 6-1. Scheduling issues with other teams involved in the event prevented further duals from taking place, but Knights coach Don Tellefsen was not overly upset about that because it allowed the team to get a good, strong practice in on April 8.

"Because the (lousy) weather has prohibited us from getting a good series of practices in so far," he said.

Tellefsen is dealing with a fairly experienced group that he's pulling from a 42-man turnout.

The team includes experienced players such as singles' participants junior Ray Kutchin, senior Allen Hanna, and junior Andy Kaestner. Other veteran hands include the all-senior first doubles team of Brad Beisel and Erik Seymour, and senior second doubles player Ethan Meyer.

He said that Meyer, Seymour and Beisel have been providing excellent leadership. The Knights will try to get a pair of Southeast Conference duals in this week, weather allowing.

OAK CREEK BOYS GOLF

The Knights opened their season with a tie for second in the 15-team Muskego Warrior Scramble on April 8 at Edgewood.

Oak Creek tied for its spot with Muskego with an 18-hole score of 63, while defending Southeast Conference champ Franklin won with a 61.

Oak Creek will build around returning starters Brad Greish, Nick Phung and Owen Hren.

FRANKLIN BOYS TRACK

Senior Chris Rafalski set a school indoor record in taking second in the 400-meter dash at the Wisconsin Track and Field Association (WTFA) Indoor State Championships at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on April 8.

He turned in a time of 51.68 seconds for his spot in the 50 runner runner, losing out only to Fond du Lac's Kyle Marcoe (51.3). Rafalski also joined with Carter Snelson, Charlie Rydeski and Joe Hasenstein to take third in the 4x400 relay with a clocking of 3:32.26.

Dawson Ziegler tied for 10th in the pole vault with a clearance of 13 feet even.

GREENDALE SOFTBALL

The Panthers rolled to an 8-0 lead en route to downing Wauwatosa West, 12-2, in a Woodland Conference contest on April 3.

Kaitlynn Taft went 3-for-4 with a double and drove in four runs, Kayla Justus belted a home run and brought in five runs and Jennifer Justuswas 2-for-3 with a triple and RBI for Greendale. Allyson Caballero was the winning pitcher, going six innings and allowing five hits with three strikeouts.

The Panthers then dropped Wauwatosa East, 9-4, on April 7 after scoring six runs in the sixth inning to wipe out a 4-3 deficit.

WHITNALL GIRLS TRACK

Taya Fleischman came in second with 33 feet even in the shot put at the Woodland Conference Indoor Meet on April 7.

Nicole Fox finished third in the pole vault with a personal-best 8 feet, 6 inches and the 4x800-meter relay team of Alondra Arteaga, Amanda Arteaga, Sonja Mitrovic and Bridget Finn took third with 10 minutes, 55.14 seconds.

Neve Kronhelm captured fourth in the 400 dash (personal-best 1:05.8) and fifths went to Sonja Mitrovic in the 800 (personal-best 2:39.05), Sam Benzinger in the triple jump (33-4) and the 4x400 group of Benzinger, Kronhelm, Finn and Sam Loeffler (4:35.29).

The 4x200 unit of Benzinger, Brooke Klatkiewicz, Fox and Melissa Okus finished seventh (1:58.32) and Dijana Mitrovic eighth in the 1,600 (personal-best 5:55.97) for the Falcons, who came in seventh with 40 points.

FRANKLIN GIRLS TRACK

The all-freshman 4x400-meter relay team of Clare Pitcher, Whitney Thomas, Mackenzie Bollis and Leslie Davis turned in an impressive third place time of 4:13.86 at the WTFA State Indoor championships at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Sussex Hamilton set a state best of 4:03.28 in winning the race. Pitcher was also fourth in the open 800 in 2:21.25.

Other good efforts included senior Hailey Migliano earning 10th in the 1,600 (5:24.37) and freshman Nadia Vo claiming ninth and just missing the finals in the 55 dash (7.53). Vo was also sixth in the high jump (5-2).

OAK CREEK SOFTBALL

The weather finally permitted the defending Southeast Conference Knights to get in a game and they took full advantage with a 17-0 win over Racine Park on April 8.

Oak Creek is in the midst of a busy four-game week. In the five-inning win over Park, Becca Oleniczak had three hits, three runs scored and three RBI; Katie Mitchell had three hits and three runs scored, Selena Bento had three hits and two runs scored, and Tori Golden two hits and two runs. Athena Binelas and Erin Posig had two hits and two RBI; while Brooke Lipinski also knocked in two runs.

The team had a total of 20 hits. Sam Reineck earned the win for Oak Creek with four strikeouts.

WHITNALL BOYS TRACK

Austin Marshall snared second in the pole vault with 12 feet even for the Falcons in the Woodland Conference Indoor.

Reid Miller came in fourth in the event (11-6) for the Falcons, who finished ninth with 22 points in the meet. Nick Hardin secured fifth in the 800-meter run (2 minutes, 8.46 seconds), the 4x800-meter relay was sixth (9:11.77) and the 4x400 group seventh (3:48.75).

GREENDALE GOLF

The Panthers will rebuild after losing three-time state qualifier Nate Thomsonand two other seniors to graduation.

Coach Chris Muench said the team currently has three players in varsity spots in sophomores James Johnson and Josh Warner and newcomer Jake Heid.

Cassidy Kramp, Hunter Millin and Ethan Erenzwill vie for the other two spots.

The Panthers finished third with 120 in a season-opening meet on April 6 at Morningstar. Warner and Millin teamed for a 37, Johnson and Erenz for 38 and Heid and Kramp for 45.

OAK CREEK GIRLS SOCCER

The Knights (2-1 overall) dropped their Southeast Conference opener, 5-2, on April 4.

Camryn Altnau (assist to Gracie Karman both times) scored both goals for Oak Creek.

FRANKLIN SOFTBALL

It was a rocky week for the Sabers (1-2 overall) as they fell to Kenosha Bradford in their Southeast Conference opener, 10-5, on April 6 and to Whitnall, 14-5, in a nonconference game on April 7.

They are in the midst of a busy four-game week.

In the Whitnall game, Emily Versnik had two hits, scored two runs and had two RBI while Elizabeth Koch also knocked in two runs. Against returning state tourney qualifier Bradford, Biz Labiszak had three hits.

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