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Sports Wrapups: Oct. 19

Oct. 19, 2010

Menomonee Falls football

The Indians still can't quite solve the puzzle of Marquette, as they dropped a 28-0 decision to the Hilltoppers on Friday in their regular season home closer. The defeat broke a three-game winning streak for the Indians.

The loss left Falls at 3-5 overall (3-3 in the Greater Metro). They need to beat Brookfield East, (5-1, 7-1) in the regular season finale on Wednesday in order to earn a berth in the WIAA state playoffs.

If Falls were to win that game, the playoffs would begin for them on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Pairings will be announced on Friday.

Marquette, which has shutout the Indians in each of the last two meetings (the other being last season's state finals), held Falls to 173 total yards in the game while racking up 334 of their own. Two second-quarter touchdowns gave the Hilltoppers (6-0, 6-2) all the advantage they would need.

The Indians' sophomore quarterback Brett Krause was harassed into nine of 21 passes. Justin Johnson had Falls' longest play of the night, a catch for 24 yards, and Matt Christensen had one for 22.

Kevin Scroggins continued to run hard for Falls with 73 yards rushing on 16 carries.

Menomonee Falls boys soccer

The Indians season came to a quiet conclusion, when they dropped a 1-0 WIAA regional final decision to visiting Cedarburg last Thursday.

"The game had an up and down feel to it," said Falls coach Scott Stein. "At times, it seemed we couldn't get a call. We tied the game up with seven minutes to go, but the goal was taken away for a questionable push."

Cedarburg, which has now won nine of its last 10 games, advanced to a sectional semifinal at Brookfield East this Thursday while the Falls season ended at 13-6-5. It continues a long run of double digit win seasons for the successful Indian program.

It was a good rebuilding year for the Indians, who started only five seniors on a regular basis, including co-captains Kevin Held and A.D. Gonzales. Other seniors of note included Charlie Jankowski, C.J. Dwyer and goalie Ben Dederich.

Other seniors on the team included Josh Tabbert, Dan Meyer, Chris Kalnins and Josh Weber.

"The kids really battled all season long," said Stein. "We had really good kids, really great leaders, and we have a good core coming back."

Menomonee Falls girls tennis

Hayley Schlueter's first trip to state was unfortunately a short one, as the Indian sophomore lost a 6-0, 6-1 decision to Lake Geneva Badger freshman Cricket Geldermann (21-1) last Thursday.

Geldermann advanced into the round of 16 before falling to Whitefish Bay's Sophie Lillie.

Schlueter finished her season with an 18-6 record.

Germantown girls cross country

Caitlin Dillon earned first-team all-league honors with a third-place individual showing at the North Shore Conference meet at Tendick Park last Saturday.

"She ran a smart race," said Warhawk coach Nancy Pietrowiak. "We've realized that the last half of the race is her strong suit, so we're going to do a few things to tighten that up as we head into the sectional."

The WIAA sectional meet will be back at Tendick on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. The top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams will advance to the WIAA State Meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 30.

Dillon led Germantown to a 95 point total as Whitefish Bay won its 11th title in a row with 55. She was clocked in a season best of 14:55 on the 4,000-meter course while Bay's Emma-Lisa Murphy won in 14:40.

Earning honorable mention all-league were Andrea Brown in 20th (16:43), Hannah Knapp in 22nd (16:45), and Michelle Siegl in 24th (16:47). Jessica DeVor rounded out the scoring by placing 26th (16:50). Knapp, Siegl, and DeVor all ran personal best times.

"Our seniors (DeVor, Siegl, and Kaila and Carley Vento) were phenomenal leaders," said Pietrowiak. "To lose the group we had last year and then step up like they did was great."

The junior varsity team was third as there were 13 personal best times and three season bests.

Menomonee Falls/Hamilton girls swimming

Behind solid, all-around performances, the Indians took a respectable eighth in the powerhouse Homestead Highlander Invitational last Saturday.

"The kids had a lot of fun," said Indian coach Jim Weitzer. "…We've come a long ways. We're getting the small stuff cleaned up and taking care of the bigger things, too. The kids are looking really good in the water, because we had a lot of personal bests."

Falls/Hamilton scored 108 points as Arrowhead won with 343.

Highlights included a seventh-place showing by the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Haley Lucas, Sarah Werner, Grace Devine and Amanda Siehs (3:47.09) and a ninth from the 200 free relay team of Siehs, Emily Blackwell, Sommer Semanek and Devine (1:46.57).

Germantown girls swimming

Behind efforts from Kelly Theis and Rachel Siebenaller, the Warhawks held their own in taking 12th in the 21-school Homestead Highlander Invite last Saturday.

"I'm very pleased with the way the girls swam," said coach Kate Patterson. "Most of the girls had a best time of the season in at least one of their events."

Theis was eighth in the 200 free (1:59.61) and sixth in the 500 free (5:13.28) while Siebenaller was eighth in the 50 free (25.51) and sixth in the 100 free (55.36).

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