FRANKLIN BOYS GOLF
The Sabers finished a strong second to area rival Greendale, 336-338, in its own 18-hole invite played on April 22 at Oakwood Golf Course.
'Mitchell Ottled the team with a great score of 80 on a day in which the cold weather, high winds and bumpy greens did not yield low scores,' said coach Brandon Johnsen. 'We hung in there. We all wanted to shoot lower than what we did, but with the weather the way it was, you really just needed to grind it out. That's what we did. Very proud of the way my guys handled the tough conditions.'
The sabers also won a Southeast Conference mini-meet at Maplecrest on April 20 and took second at another league mini-meet on April 18.
At the invite, Greendale won with an 18-hole score of 336, while Franklin came in with 338 in the 14-team field.
Ott's 80 was good for third individually, while Nolan Ruffingand Jackson Rehmtied for 10th with 85 apiece. Brett Grulkowskicame in with an 88, and Andrew Niemiccarded a 94.
In the Maplecrest mini-meet, the Sabers won with a 161 total with Grulkowski shooting a 37, including a 65-foot birdie putt on the seventh hole. Ruffing added a 40, and Rehm and Ott each carded 42s.
At Tuckaway on April 18, Racine Horlick edged the Sabers, 166-167, as Ott came in with a 39.
'We are playing well, but I do think we can still play even better than what we are doing,' Johnsen said.
Home runs from Mackenzie Suttonand Sarah Bauerlifted the Falcons past Greendale, 14-7, in a wild Woodland Conference game on April 19.
Sutton went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in and Bauer 1-for-2 with three RBIs. Emily LaMontewent 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBIs; Nadalia Haita2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs; and Haley Wynnhad two hits and an RBI as Whitnall stayed unbeaten at 7-0.
The Falcons also beat South Milwaukee, 5-3, on April 18, as Bauer picked up the pitching victory and Alex Cimlerwent 4-for-4 with three RBIs. Kayla Jaskulskiand Sutton also had two hits apiece.
FRANKLIN BOYS TENNIS
The Sabers turned in a solid effort and took second in the Waukesha South Blackshirt Invitational on April 22 and 23.
'We had one of our best performances, as a team, in Waukesha over the weekend,' said coach Gail Champion. '... Our first doubles team of Matt Brandesand Alex Ederhad a great two days winning all five of their matches. Our third doubles team of Adam Dohrand Parker Rehmalso went undefeated, including a super-tiebreaker win against Whitefish Bay. Our whole team really came to play both days.'
The Sabers scored 40 points for their spot as Bay won with 44 and South was third with 38. On April 22, they defeated Greendale, 7-0, and lost to Bay, 5-2. They came back on April 23 to beat Appleton West (7-0), De Pere (5-2) and Waukesha North (7-0).
Franklin opened Southeast Conference action against Kenosha Bradford match on April 19 and won 7-0.
They will be at the Tosa West Invitational on Saturday, April 30.
FRANKLIN GIRLS SOFTBALL
The Sabers bounced back from a tough loss to rival Oak Creek April 18 with a pair of Southeast Conference wins over Racine Horlick (8-2) on April 21 and Kenosha Indian Trail (10-6) on April 22.
With the victories, Franklin improved to 3-2 in league play and 3-3 overall. They will be at Kenosha Tremper on Thursday, April 28.
Against host Indian Trail, the Sabers scored two runs each in the sixth and seventh to break a 6-6 tie and secure the win. They had 13 hits, led by Kara Hankewith three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Hailey Smootand Hattie Harmeyerknocked in two runs apiece.
Megan Leegot the win with six innings of work, scattering just four hits in relief of starter Fatime Sino. Lee also came up with four strikeouts.
A three-run first secured the win over Horlick. Sino had a better day, securing the win with six strikeouts and just three hits allowed in five innings of work. Lee worked two innings of relief. Harmeyer had three RBIs, including a home run, while Karissa Minsteralso knocked in two runs.
OAK CREEK GIRLS SOFTBALL
The Knights went 2-2 last week, falling to nonconference foe Greenfield, 4-3, in a heartbreaking fashion in the seventh on April 20, routing Southeast foe Racine Horlick, 23-6, on April 22 and then splitting a high-powered nonconference doubleheader on April 23.
They fell to DSHA, 1-0, but then beat area rival Greendale, 7-1. The Knights entered the week at 5-3 overall with three Southeast tilts on the docket, including a visit to Kenosha Indian Trail at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28.
Against Greendale, a four-run sixth did the trick as Tori Golden(home run), Peyton Strongand Brooke Lipinskiknocked in two runs each. Nicky Widenskihad one of her best efforts of the year, scattering three hits with five strikeouts and three walks.
Oak Creek pitcher Becca Oleniczakscattered just four hits and gave up just a solo run in the first, but that was enough for DSHA all-state ace Rose Dentice, who allowed just two hits to the Knights with six strikeouts in the tightly-played shutout.
No details were available from the Horlick win.
Against Greenfield and their all-state ace Bella Matthias, Oak Creek held a 2-0 lead hitting into the seventh, but the Hustlin' Hawks scored four times in the final frame to pull out the win. Widenski took the loss in relief, while Oleniczak threw five innings of shutout ball. Sarah Traxelhad three hits for Oak Creek.
Matthias struck out 16 Knights for the game.
GREENDALE BOYS TENNIS
The Panthers tipped Wauwatosa West, 4-3, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on April 21.
They also topped Hartford, 6-1, on April 23 as Marko Devcicwon, 6-2, 6-0, at first singles and Joey Catalano and Nick Scheuerprevailed, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2), at first doubles.
GREENDALE BOYS TRACK, FIELD
Nolan Rudd, Job Rohloffand Mike Witkowskiall won events for the Panthers in the Whitnall Falcon Invitational on April 21.
Rudd claimed the 3,200-meter run with a personal-best 10 minutes, 17.76 seconds, including a 5:15 first mile and 5:01 second mile; Rohloff captured the 1,600 run in a personal-best 4:48.11; and Witkowski took the discus with 133 feet-31/2 inches.
The Panthers tallied 32 points for fourth place in the eight-team field.
The 4x100-meter relay came in second (46.0 seconds), and the 4x200 relay took third (1:40.99). Names were not available.
Placing fourth were Sam Listerin the 100 dash (12.05) and 200 dash (25.13), Isaac Seiboldin the 400 dash (56.25) and the 4x400 relay, led by Rohloff, with 3:53.92.
Snaring fifth were Witkowski in the shot put (41-11/2), Josh Michalskiin the 110 hurdles (22.46) and the 4x800 unit (9:19.4).
GREENDALE GIRLS TRACK, FIELD
Gina Sommerfeldcame in third in the 400-meter dash with 1 minute, 5.51 seconds in the Whitnall Falcon Invitational on April 21.
Also finishing third were the 4x200-meter relay team (2:02.93) and the 4x800 unit (12:00.68). Names were not available.
Taking fourth were Nikolina Mijatovicin the long jump (14 feet-91/2 inches), Alyssa Dobbs in the 3,200 run (14:36.55) and the 4x100 relay (57.09).
Finishing fifth were Mijatovic in the triple jump (32-2) and the 4x400 relay (4:46.25), and sixths went to Sophia Fontein the 300 hurdles (57.38) and Sommerfeld in the triple jump (31-91/2).
The Panthers scored 12 points for seventh place in the eight-team field.
'The coaching staff walked away from this meet happy with the direction the team is going,' coach Corey Binnebose said. 'Our athletes are almost always improving, and the mood of the team is great.'
FRANKLIN GIRLS TRACK
Brittney Lincoln won both the shot put and the discus as the Sabers were a competitive third of eight teams in the Hamilton Charger Invitational on April 20.
They scored 123 points, as Milwaukee King won with 162 and host Sussex Hamilton was second with 148.
Lincoln won by 3 feet in the shot with a toss of 35-8 while claiming the discus with a throw of 99-5. Brianna Oelkealso won the pole vault (10-0).
Seconds went to Kathryn Pechain the 100-meter dash (12.9 seconds), Breanna Judkinsin the long jump (17-11/2) and Miki Kobayashiin the triple jump (33-61/2).
Other top efforts included the following: 400 dash: Judkins, third (1:00.07); 1,600: Meghan Gain, fourth (5:43.63); 3,200: Abi Pugh, fourth (13:34.13); 100 high hurdles: Haley Pyan, third (16.87), Kobayashi, fourth (17.39); 300 low hurdles: Morgan Edwards, fourth (53.73); 4x100 relay: Oelke, Kobayashi, Pecha and Alyssa Colla, fourth (52.73); 4x200 relay: Elizabeth Konkel, Carlee Kostowicz, Pyan, and Demi Yoder, fourth (1:54.28); pole vault: Becca Cartwright, fourth (7-0); and triple jump: Pyan, fourth (32-83/4).
The Sabers went on to win their own invite on April 23 (see separate article).
GREENDALE GIRLS SOCCER
The Panthers went 1-1-1 in three games last week, with the victory being an 8-0 romp over Cudahy/St. Francis on April 21.
Nina Delgadillo, Karie Hullinand Taylore DeLongall scored in the first half, with Cal Tobernaassisting on the DeLong goal, to make it 3-0.
Toberna tallied early in the second half, helped by Ella Farley, and DeLong took a pass from Kaelin McGeefor another goal. Delgadillo scored again, and Toberna added two goals to complete a hat trick. Goalkeeper Adrianna Bratelmade four saves.
Greendale tied Kenosha Indian Trail, 1-1, on April 22, with Hullin scoring the lone goal. Bratel came up with 10 saves.
The Panthers lost to New Berlin West, 4-0, on April 19 and finished the week at 2-2 in the Woodland Conference and 3-4-2 overall.
FRANKLIN GIRLS SOCCER
The Sabers rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to beat Kenosha Bradford, 2-1, in a Southeast Conference contest on April 19.
With the win, Franklin improved to 4-0-1 overall and 2-0 in league play.
The Sabers took on rival Oak Creek on Tuesday, April 26, and then will host nonconference area rival Muskego, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 29.
Against Bradford, the Sabers came back with help from a first-half score from Jenel Karowand a second-half game winner from Abby Gardner, who converted a penalty kick. Hailey Scasnymade two saves.
Coach Casey Roche said it was teacher appreciation night, and he said he and the team would like to 'say a huge thank you to all the teachers that were in attendance.'
The Panthers endured a tough week, losing four games to strong opponents.
They fell to unbeaten New Berlin West, 6-5, on April 20, and to Whitnall, 14-7, on April 19. Kaity Grzeszkiewicz went 3-for-3 with two doubles and four runs batted in against Whitnall, and Abby Zimmermanand Kayla Justuseach had two hits.
They also lost to Divine Savior Holy Angels, 12-3, and Oak Creek, 7-1, on April 23. Carley Wilsonhad a hit and scored a run against Oak Creek.
The Falcons blanked Burlington, 7-0, in a dual meet on April 19 behind victories from Jason Dundasat first singles (6-3, 6-4) and the first doubles team of Gabe Danzand Jake Garman(7-6, 3-6, 6-4).
Whitnall beat South Milwaukee, 6-1, on April 18 as Danz and Garman won, 6-1, 6-3.
OAK CREEK GIRLS SOCCER
The Knights earned their first win of the season with a 3-0 Southeast Conference decision over Racine Park on April 19.
Oak Creek (1-4) subsequently lost a 4-1 nonconference decision to Greendale Martin Luther. They took on archrival Franklin on Tuesday, April 26, and will be at West Allis Central at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28.
In the win over Park, the Knights got a first-half goal from Jenna Bortsand then two second-half insurance scores from Julia Koss.
Against Martin Luther, Oak Creek fell behind 3-0 at the half and couldn't recover. Borts broke up the shutout with a late goal.
WHITNALL BOYS GOLF
The Falcons tallied 392 shots for ninth place in the Franklin Invitational on April 22 at Oakwood Golf Course.
Austin Braultshot 93, Kyle Radavich96, Brady Cunningham100, Max Thompson103 and Mitch Knapp108.
They were also third with 195 strokes in a Woodland Conference East Division mini-meet on April 21.
The Falcons lost to Pewaukee, 7-0, on April 20 and 3-0 to Shorewood on April 19 as the Greyhounds scored two goals in the final 10 minutes to pull away for the victory.
OAK CREEK BOYS GOLF
The Knights took 10th of 14 teams in the Franklin Invitational at Oakwood on April 22.
They turned in an 18-hole score of 393 on a windy and chilly day as Greendale won with a 336.
Brad Greishled the way with a 93, while Nick Phungcame with a 97 and Alek Dee99.
— Compiled by Steven L. Tietz and John Rech