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Sports Wrapups: March 4

April 4, 2011

Germantown boys track

Germantown was paced by a three-win effort including Ben Holcomb in the 55 hurdles (8.19), Dane Collins in the high jump (6-2) and Alex Gasper in the pole vault (12-3), in earning second in the North Shore Conference Indoor March 31 at Homestead.

The Warhawks scored 119 points for their spot behind the defending league triple crown and state champion Homestead team (145.5).

Gasper's effort was part of a one-two (Peter Winarski 12-0) and four (Brian Kuhlenbeck 11-6) showing in the vault.

Holcomb was pleased with his effort, as he noted a great many top hurdlers had graduated this past year and that has made his life much easier.

"I also feel I'm a lot better than I was last season," he said. "I think I'm stronger and faster and I know I've improved my technique."

The Warhawks also got seconds from Jake Richmond in the 200 (24.59), and all three of their relay teams including the four-lap crew of Alec and J.R. Richmond, Dylan Krivoshein and Chasen Brown (1:18.31); the 1,600 relay team of Zack Winkler, Tommy Adair, Mike Feilbach and Dylan Krivoshein (3:50.62); and the 3,200 team of Feilbach, Jake Scaduto, Adair and Ben Baus, which lost out on a close decision to Port Washington by just .12 of a second (8:46.76).

Other good places for Germantown included a third from state meet veteran Tim Trapp in the 3,200 (10:23.79), and fourths from Brad Geisthardt in the 55 hurdles (8.49) and Krivoshein in the 200 (24.76).

Fifths were taken by Adam Schueller in the 1,600 (4:48.42), Ben Baus in the 800 (2:08.06), and Evan Wesenberg in the high jump (5-8).

"We feel we're working our way back towards the (NSC) triple crown," said Germantown coach Jared Foerch, who was part of dominant Warhawk league triple crown champions earlier this century. "It was a good effort."

Germantown will be at the UW-Whitewater Invitational on Saturday.

Menomonee Falls girls soccer

Fresh off an encouraging 13-9-1 season, during which nine sophomores lettered, the veteran Indian squad opened the season with an impressive 10-0 rout of Elkhorn on March 29.

Falls got its Greater Metro Conference season off to a challenging start on Tuesday against DSHA and will host West Bend West in a 7 p.m. contest Thursday and Wauwatosa West in a 5 p.m. tilt on Saturday.

In the win over Elkhorn, the Indians got two goals each from Leanne Hawk, Hailey Schild and Megan Perinovic, and solo scores from Cassie Poeske, Robyn Schneider, Monica Sancho, and Lauren Oleszak.

Anna Smalley had three assists and Olivia Dennis two as Falls outshot Elkhorn, 25-2.

Germantown girls soccer

The Warhawks, coming off an 11-6-3 season, split their first two games this past week.

They defeated Sussex Hamilton, 2-1, on March 31, but then dropped a 2-1 decision to Arrowhead on Friday.

Germantown took on Kenosha Tremper on Tuesday and then challenge Pius XI at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Wisconsin Lutheran College. The Warhawks open North Shore Conference action at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Port Washington.

Against Hamilton, the Warhawks fell behind 1-0 in the second minute of the second half but then scored twice in the next 10 minutes to pull off the victory as Vanessa Schneider and Brooke Ward both found the back of the net.

Versus Arrowhead, Germantown fell behind 2-0 and a goal in the last minute proved to be too late for the Warhawks. The Warhawks are trying to replace eight seniors who graduated from last year's squad.

Germantown girls track

Germantown used balance in earning a tie for fourth in the North Shore Conference Indoor at Homestead on March 31.

The Warhawks, who are working their way past some serious graduation losses picked up a second from the 1,600 relay team of Sammie Gassner, Taylor Edmonds, Caitlin Dillon and Jennifer Ellis (4:32.18).

Thirds went to Gassner in the 400 (1:07.22) and Bethany Laubenheimer in the long jump (16 1/2 feet).

"We've had a little bit of a shaky start," said coach Greg Siegert. "It's going to be a little bit different for us this year. It'll just take us a little more time to get to where we want."

Other top five places included a fourth from Ellis in the 55 hurdles (9.76) and a fifth by Gassner (10.02) in the same race, fifth from Dillon in the 1,600 (5:47.96) and Beth Kuske in the high jump (4-8), and fourths from Andrea Brown in the 800 (2:36.79) and Melissa Asmondy in the shot put (32-4 1/4 ).

Kuske was also sixth in the long jump (15-7).

Germantown scored 53.5 points to tie with Cedarburg for its spot, as Whitefish Bay edged defending champion Homestead, 103-99, for the title.

The Warhawks will be at the UW-Whitewater Invitational on Saturday.

Menomonee Falls boys track

Times continue to come down for the Indians as they claimed 18th in Class A of the Madison West Relays on Saturday.

Matt Christensen had the best finish for Falls, earning a fifth in the 200-meter dash with a 23.57 clocking. Brookfield East's Aaron Thompson won the event in 22.75.

Ndiva Malafa continues to perform well in the long jump, taking sixth with a 21-7 1/4 effort. He was only four-plus inches out of first place. The Indians continued to perform well in their signature event, the 800 relay, as they combined to take seventh in 1:36.76.

Falls was at the Greater Metro Conference Indoor on Tuesday and now will open its outdoor season at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Brookfield East Mike Gain Invitational.

Menomonee Falls girls track

Katie Smalley won the 400 meter dash to lead the Indians to a sixth of 16 effort in the Lois Wolfe Invitational at Whitefish Bay on March 29.

The Indians scored 40 points as Arrowhead dominated the meet with 108.

Smalley was clocked in 1:06.99 for her win. Earning thirds for Falls were Alex Poole in the long jump (15-9 3/4 ) and the four-lap relay team (1:32.42).

Other top six finishes by event included the following: 200 dash: Jessica Robinson, fourth (29.16); high jump: Becca Fuchs, fifth (4-10); Poole, sixth (4-8); shot put: Poole, fifth (32-6).

The Indians took part in the Greater Metro Conference Indoor on Wednesday at West Allis Central.

- Steven L. Teitz

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