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Sports Wrapup: May 28

High school sports highlights from the area

May 26, 2009

Germantown boys track

Behind one-two-three sweeps in both the 300-meter intermediate hurdles and the pole vault, the Warhawks took second in the North Shore Conference Outdoor at Cedarburg on May 19.

"That gave us second place in all three league meets," Warhawks co-coach Jeff Schreiber. "For such a young squad, that's quite an accomplishment."

The Warhawks scored 126 points to finish behind league triple-crown champion Homestead (195.5).

In the hurdles, Dexter Schleis was the key, as he won both the 110 highs (14.82) and the 300 intermediates (personal best 39.69). In the intermediates, he led a Warhawks sweep, as Eric Geisthardt (40.32) and Nate Schlitt (41.59) were second and third, respectively.

"That's just great for the team," Schleis said of the sweep. "We really work hard together (as a group)."

The Warhawks sweep of the pole vault was led by Wes Heupel, as he cleared 14 feet for the second meet in a row while Mitch Heupel was second (12-6) and Kevin Tran third (12-6).

Taking seconds for Germantown were Mike Dhein in the shot put (50-0) and Eric Kindler in the high jump (6-2).

The Warhawks also turned in season-best efforts in the 1,600- and 3,200-relays as Jordan Lark, Geisthardt, Sean Pawlak and Eric Prendergast earned a fourth in the 1,600 (3:27.54) and Ken Haferkorn, Jake Scaduto, Kyle Dittloff and Ben Baus were third (8:16.81).

Menomonee Falls softball

After an uneven week, Greater Metro Conference champ Menomonee Falls (16-3) earned the top spot and will get a first-round bye in WIAA sectional competition. The Indians will host the winner of Brookfield Central and Nicolet in a WIAA regional final at 4:15 p.m. today, May 28.

That game will be played at the Falls Little League Complex on Mill Road between Lilly and Pilgrim Roads and not the Indians regular home park of Willowood because of WIAA restrictions as to how deep fences can be. The Willowood Park is also host to men's slow-pitch softball and has fences that range up to 300 feet.

The regional champion will advance to sectional play at Germantown at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4. North Shore champ Germantown is the second seed and two-time state qualifier Homestead is the third seed.

Falls dropped a 5-1 decision to DSHA in their Greater Metro closer on May 19. They finished with a 13-1 league mark. The Indians then completed a rain-shortened tournament from April on May 21 by beating Shoreland Lutheran, 9-6, and falling to Waterford, 1-0.

Falls Girls track

Moving up from sixth in the indoor meet to third in the outdoor meet was a good result for the Indians girls in the Greater Metro Conference Outdoor meet May 19.

"I'm actually very happy," Indians coach Andy Eisenbach said. "I knew we wouldn't be knocking off either of the Brookfields, but we were solid all-around. We advanced someone to the finals of every event that had a preliminary."

Falls scored 86.5 points in the outdoor as Brookfield Central dominated the meet with 230.5 and Brookfield East was second with 109.

Top finishes included seconds from both the 400- (51.34 seconds) and the 800- (1:47.35) relay teams. Both units were made up of Kari Braatz, Alex Poole, Becca Davis and Kayla Edwards Saxton. A bad final hand-off cost the Indians time in the 800 relay.

The 3,200-relay team of Becca Schmidt, Meghan Braatz, Alexis Virlee and Katie Smalley was third in a season-best (10:15.12) while Kelly Koier was fourth in the high jump (4-10), as was Samantha Shiley in the pole vault (8-0) and Becca Davis in the 200 (26.41). Caitlyn Stockhausen was third in the shot put (30-8) while Kim Ciletti was fourth (30-3).

Germantown golf

Going into the 18-hole league finale May 22, after press deadline, the Warhawks were in line to finish fifth in the complete North Shore Conference standings while top performer Alex Burkhart stood seventh individually, which would give him all-league honors.

Germantown was sixth in the last league mini-meet at Brynwood on May 20 as Burkhart carded a nine-hole score of 37 but no other Warhawks golfer came in under 45.

The Warhawks took part in WIAA regional competition at Mee-Kwon on May 26. The top four teams and first three individuals not on those teams advance to sectionals that the Warhawks will host at Blackstone Creek on Monday, June 1.

Menomonee Falls golf

The Indians were third in the Greater Metro Conference 18-hole finale at Brown Deer on May 20 with an 18-hole total of 331.

Brookfield East won the meet title with a 298, but Marquette, which was second in the finale with a 310, won the overall title.

Falls will also be involved in the same regional and sectional competition that Germantown is.

Germantown soccer

The Warhawks closed out the North Shore season on a pair of disappointing notes as a goal in the 70th minute sent them to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of league champion Homestead on May 19, and then a goal in the 67th minute sent them to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Grafton on May 21.

Germantown (6-4-4) will now prepare for WIAA tournament competition. Seeding meetings were held last weekend (see GermantownNOW.com for an update).

In the loss to Homestead, Germantown managed just three shots on goal as Maggie Marks made four saves.

Carly Vogel tied the Grafton game in the 60th minute for Germantown, but then the Blackhawks, who had a 14-11 shot advantage, got the game-winner just seven minutes later. Marks made 10 saves.

Menomonee Falls soccer

The Indians improved to 14-5 with a 1-0 Greater Metro Conference victory over Wauwatosa East on May 20.

Falls outshot the Red Raiders by a 13-3 count and got a goal from Nicole Sterr in the 38th minute (Amanda Boerner assist).

The Indians, who took on Kenosha Tremper on May 23, after press deadline, had its alumni scrimmage May 26 and now will look forward to WIAA regional play May 28 and 30 (see MenomoneeFallsNOW.com for seeding information).

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