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SPORTS SHORTS: MAY 22

May 20, 2014

MENOMONEE FALLS GIRLS SOCCER

Opportunities still await the third-ranked in state Indians as they prepare for their big push.

In a chaotic week, they went 4-1, including going 2-1 in the D.C. Everest Invite on May 16 and 17, beating Rhinelander, 4-2, on May 15, falling 4-1 to D.C. Everest on May 16 and then, later that day, beating Eau Claire North, 2-0.

The day before that, they were in Green Bay and beat Preble, 2-1. Preble is coached by former Indian star Chris Becker. Falls (14-2-0) had begun the week with a 7-0 thrashing of Greater Metro Conference foe West Allis Hale.

Their hopes of a repeat GMC title hinged on their defeating second-ranked Brookfield Central this past Tuesday, May 20, and then getting a little help from Brookfield East when it hosts DSHA in the conference closer on May 28. DSHA beat Falls, 2-0, on April 23.

"We still have a number of goals to achieve," said Indian coach Scott Stein. "No Falls team (boys or girls) has ever won six games in conference. We can really help ourselves if we take care of business against Central."

Falls is hoping to be healthy for the stretch run as top defender Sammie Lehnen nurses an ankle injury.

Stein said the two-day stay-over trip up north last week was extremely beneficial in terms of team bonding and that it was fun seeing Becker again when the Indians took on Preble.

"It was a great experience," he said.

Falls controlled the Preble game and got goals from Rachel Clayton and Kylie Sprecher. Falls will host Racine Horlick on Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m.

GERMANTOWN BOYS GOLF

Behind Phillip Johnson's medalist-tieing 18-hole effort of 72, the Warhawks turned in one of their best efforts of the season when they tied for second in the 13-team West Bend Bender Invitational on May 16.

The Warhawks, who will complete their North Shore Conference season at the league 18-hole finale at Washington County on Thursday, May 22 (they currently sit in third), turned in a 320 score which tied them with host West for second behind West Bend East's winning 315 mark.

Johnson turned in nines of 35 and 37 in tieing for his spot with Slinger's Ben Wanke. He picked up help from Kevin Brown with an 80, Logan Sterns 83, and Nick Drahus and Mitch Blankenheim with 85 apiece.

GERMANTOWN BOYS TENNIS

The first doubles team of Eric Stodola and Ben Wait remained strong despite their first loss of the season to a duo from Homestead last week.

The Warhawks lost that dual along with one to Brookfield Central and then beat Port Washington. In the loss to state power Central, Stodola and Wait rallied for a 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 win. Coach Jeff Stodola said the match started outdoors and was moved indoors due to rain.

The second doubles duo of Evan Hastings and Xander Rait ended the week at 11-3.

Germantown will be at the North Shore Conference Tournament on Thursday and Friday, May 22 and 23. Singles will be at Nicolet and the doubles at Whitefish Bay.

GERMANTOWN BOYS SOCCER

The Warhawks opened last week ranked fifth in state D1 polls, but had a rugged slate of games, falling 2-1 to nonconference power Brookfield Central on May 15 and then 1-0 to defending state D1 champ and North Shore rival Cedarburg on May 17.

Germantown ended the week with a 7-4 mark and the slate got no easier this week, as they took on North Shore co-leader Homestead on Tuesday, May 20; Nicolet on May 21; and then will visit previously top-ranked DSHA on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Uihlein Soccer Park.

The Dashers lost to top-ranked in state D2 and another North Shore co-leader Whitefish Bay on May 16.

No details were available from the Cedarburg or Central games.

MENOMONEE FALLS BOYS GOLF

Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Indians sit fourth in the Greater Metro Conference standings.

They finished fourth in the latest league mini-meet at Currie Park on May 14 with a nine-hole score of 167 while Marquette with a 155, edged both Brookfield Central and Sussex Hamilton (both 156).

Falls couldn't have been more balanced if it had tried as Zak Kachelek led the way with a 41, while Davis Narey, Austin Fuiten, Charlie Paddock and Sam Kachelek all carded 42s apiece.

There was another league mini-meet at Wisconsin Country Club on May 19 and the league 18-hole championship was held Wednesday, May 21 at Morning Star in Waukesha.

Marquette is the current league leader.

Falls also tied for 12th in the 20-team Waukesha County Invitational on May 17.

GERMANTOWN GIRLS SOFTBALL

The Warhawks are still battling the weather and still fighting to win another North Shore Conference title.

They entered the week at 9-0 in league play, three games up in the loss column on Homestead and Grafton (9-3 each). They are 11-7 overall having crushed Hartford, 11-1, in a nonconference game on May 14 and beating Grafton, 9-1, in a key NSC tilt on May 16. They were to have played Homestead on May 15 but wet grounds postponed the game until this past Wednesday (May 21).

Germantown took on Port Washington in a NSC doubleheader on Monday, May 19, and visited Nicolet on Tuesday, May 20.

The win over Hartford was not sealed until a four-run fifth inning broke open a 2-1 game. The Warhawks added five more runs in the sixth.

Jordan Wood allowed three walks and struck out eight in earning the win and Hailey Johnson had two hits, scored two runs and knocked in three runs to lead the offense. Erica Berry had three hits and scored three runs and Rose Dobrogowski had two hits and knocked in two runs.

MENOMONEE FALLS BOYS TENNIS

The Indians went 1-2 in Greater Metro Conference duals in a busy week, falling to Brookfield Central, 7-0, and area rival Sussex Hamilton, 5-2. They did beat West Allis and in a suspended nonconference match, led Milwaukee Rufus King 3-2.

Falls took part in the Greater Metro Conference Tournament on May 20 and 21 in Brookfield.

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