Behind Trevor Becker's strong fourth-place individual finish, the Warhawks earned third in the North Shore Conference meet at Tendick Park in Saukville on Saturday.
Becker turned in a time of 16 minutes, 45 seconds on the rolling 5,000-meter course, as Port Washington's Eagan Norman paced the Pirates to the team title with a winning time of 16:34.
For his efforts, Becker earned first-team all-conference honors. Germantown scored 81 points for its spot as Port had 34 and Grafton was second with 66.
Nick Foti earned second-team all-league in 12th (17:16), while Jake DuFrane in 18th (17:33) and Dan Horanoff in 21st (17:38) both claimed third-team accolades. The final scoring runner was Brady Sheridan in 26th (17:47).
Also running were Craig Reese in 33rd (18:01) and Blake DeMunck in 37th (18:15).
Individual champion Jacob Verbugt (17:52) led the Warhawks to a third-place finish in the junior varsity meet. The Warhawks will take part in WIAA sectional competition back at Tendick on Saturday with the boys' race at 11:45 a.m.
The top two teams and first five individuals on those teams will advance to the WIAA state meet at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids on Nov. 2.
Getting healthy at the right time, the Warhawks took a strong second to overall league champion Nicolet in the North Shore Conference Tournament on Saturday.
"During the tournament we were playing some of our best volleyball of the season," coach Ted Gollakner said.
The Warhawks defeated Cedarburg, Grafton and Port Washington in pool play, and then in the crossover semifinals, they downed Homestead in a 25-19, 21-25, 15-12 thriller.
In the final, they fell to league dual meet champion Nicolet, 25-22, 25-23. Gollakner praised many people.
"Paige Groth and Carly Townsend had almost identical stats for the day," he said. "Paige had 20 kills, 41 assists and 29 digs, while Carly had 21 kills, 60 assists and 21 digs. Not surprising the two captains are leading us at the season and getting us ready for the playoffs. Beth Kuske is almost 100 percent recovered and led us with 25 kills, while Cristina Nennig led the team with 30 digs and Carly (Townsend) led the team with 13 aces."
The Warhawks are the third seed in the WIAA Watertown sectional. They will host Milwaukee Madison in a 7 p.m. regional semifinal Oct. 24. If advancing, they will host a regional final, likely against sixth-seeded Arrowhead at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sectional semifinals will be back at Germantown on Oct. 31.
Gollakner said there should be some great matches out there in the first two rounds of tournament play.
Both Kaleb Becker and Jake McMahon earned first-team All-Greater Metro Conference honors as the Indians took a strong fourth in the GMC meet at Greenfield Park.
Becker came across in 16 minutes, 33 seconds on the 5,000-meter course for his spot while McMahon was caught in 16:45 for his slot in leading the Indians to a 108-point total as Marquette won with 56.
Josh Hindman was third-team all-league in 17:18 while Ben Maas was 40th (18:05) and Jayce Kolinski was 42nd (18:07) to round out the scoring. Also running for the Indians were Dom Carini in 49th (18:21), Brandon Schinker in 55th (18:30) and Cooper Dozzi in 56th (18:35).
Brian Giuffre led the junior varsity in 14th place.
Falls will take part in the WIAA sectional at Tendick Park in Saukville at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. The Indians will host the Meet of Future Champions at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 24 at Rotary.
Without top runner Alyssa Goesch, who was gone for personal reasons, the Warhawks did the best they could in taking fifth in the North Shore Conference meet at Tendick Park on Saturday.
"Just about the best we could have," coach Nancy Pietrowiak said. "We were still a little heavy-legged because we haven't completed our taper yet. ... I keep telling them that there are good things still ahead of us."
Like an opportunity at this Saturday's WIAA sectional meet back at Tendick. The girls race will get underway at 11 a.m. with the top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams heading to state Nov. 2. in Wisconsin Rapids.
North Shore champion Whitefish Bay is the prohibitive favorite, but Pietrowiak feels that the second spot is wide open. With Goesch back in the lineup, she feels the Warhawks have as good a chance as any of advancing.
"It's wide open," she said.
Germantown finished with 129 points as Bay dominated the North Shore with 17 points.
Molly Baus earned second-team all-league honors in 16th (16:34) on the 4,000-meter course, while Brianna Klopfer was third-team in 17th (16:35).
Other scoring runners included Julia Schroder in 31st (17:15), Calli Lemke in 32nd (17:16) and Lucy DeLain in 33rd (17:16). Also running were Hannah Schaetzel in 35th (17:23) and Jennifer Lindgren in 37th (17:24). Pietrowiak praised Schroder for her leadership skills this fall as the varsity's only senior.
Alyssa Camden in 11th led the junior varsity (18:23).
Tessa Estock earned second-team all-conference honors when she took 14th in the Greater Metro Conference meet at Greenfield Park on Saturday.
Her efforts led the Indians to a seventh-place finish in the league test with 221 points as Brookfield Central dominated things with 23.
Estock covered the 4,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 8 seconds for her spot as she got help from Amanda Schultz in 48th (18:00), Amber Dryer in 52nd (18:21), Allison Schultz in 53rd (18:33) and Kerianne Pawley in 54th (18:40). Also running was Megan Rohde in 55th (19:00).
Emma Jankowski led the junior varsity with a 23rd-place showing (17:56).
The Warhawks looked to close out another North Shore Conference championship when they took on Homestead on Wednesday (see GermantownNOW.com for details). They will then close out the regular season at the Homestead Invitational on Saturday.
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The Indians will close out their dual meet season at home at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 against Brookfield Central. Their next action will be the Greater Metro Conference meet at Central on Nov. 2.
The Warhawks closed out their dual meet season against Port Washington on Tuesday and now will look forward to the North Shore Conference meet at Homestead on Nov. 2.
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