FALLS/GERMANTOWN GIRLS GYMNASTICS
The Indians were second in the seven-team Holmen Invite on. Jan. 14.
"We had a good meet, but we still have some improvements to work on," said coach Kym Remillard. "I am very proud of the positive attitudes that the girls are bringing to each event. Lots of cheering going on, and of course the smiles on their faces are awesome to see. I can't wait until we can bring it all together as a team to see what that team score will be."
The Indians turned in a score of 130.4 for their spot; the West Salem co-op won with 137.8.
Jade Wahlgren led the way for the Indians as she was second on vault with an 8.65, and teammate Caleigh Chisholm was ninth with an 8.3. Wahlgren was also fifth on floor exercise with an 8.8, and Rachel Stuesser was fifth on the uneven bars with an 8.1.
Camryn Tautges was 10th in the all-around with a 32.22 mark.
The local co-op will take part in the Watertown Invite on Saturday, Jan. 21.
MENOMONEE FALLS GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Indians bounced back from their loss to rival Sussex Hamilton to record a 42-34 nonconference victory over Milwaukee Riverside on Jan. 14.
The win lifted the Indians to 6-8 overall (3-4 in Greater Metro Conference play). They will host Brookfield Central in a GMC tilt at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, after a week of exams.
Against Riverside, Falls took a 21-16 halftime lead and held on from there, as Alyssa Marks led the way with 14 points, Madison Grzesiak had 11 and Marissa Igunbor 9.
Falls was 6-of-13 from the foul line as opposed to 3-of-8 for host Riverside.
GERMANTOWN GIRLS BASKETBALL
The fifth-ranked Warhawks' heady run of victories, which included powerhouse victories over Whitefish Bay, Cedarburg and Arrowhead, came to an end when they fell to state-ranked Pewaukee in a 73-70 thriller on Jan. 10.
Germantown bounced back to easily dispatch Port Washington, 80-58, on Jan. 13 and remain unbeaten in North Shore Conference play.
"Obviously that was a tough team we played," said Warhawk coach Matt Stuve of Pewaukee, "and they play in that tough Woodland (West) division that gets them ready for games like this. Our energy wasn't quite where we wanted it to be, but we still shot well (13 3-pointers), and we had some turnover issues."
It was also the fourth game in six days for Germantown.
Germantown (7-0 in league play and 13-2 overall) will have semester exams this week and then will entertain Milwaukee Lutheran (1-5 in NSC play) on Friday, Jan. 20.
Against Port, Germantown built a 41-31 halftime lead and then gradually pulled away in the second half. Kenzie Schmitz had 20 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals, while Kailynn Mongan had 14 points; Natalie McNeal and Amber Ische 10 apiece; and Megan Ische 9. Germantown hit 12 3-pointers in the contest.
Against Pewaukee, Germantown went up, 33-28, at the half, but the Pirates (11-3) were able to get inside more (28 2-point field goals and 18 made free throws), and that allowed them to earn the win.
Still, Germantown had its chances. Megan Ische hit a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to three late. The Warhawks fouled, but the Pirates missed both free-throw attempts. Megan Ische then came down and had a good look at the tying trey, but it didn't go down.
She was 4-of-6 from 3-point range for the game.
Schmitz led the way with 23 points and eight rebounds, while Megan Ische had 14 points and four assists; McNeal 12 points; and Olivia Verdin seven rebounds.
"It was still a good game for us to have," Stuve said.
The defending North Shore Conference champion Warhawks can take a major step toward defending that title when they host powerful Port Washington at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19.
Both teams will enter the league dual unbeaten. Germantown kept its unbeaten status with a 51-22 victory over Cedarburg on Jan. 12. The Warhawks will follow the Port dual with the Sheboygan North Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 21.
In the win over Cedarburg, the Warhawks benefited from four forfeits and earned match wins from Isaac Riddle at 132 pounds (8-7 decision), Mason Wheeler at 138 (7-5 decision), Eric Abel at 145 (pin 4:36), Jerry Bagley at 170 (pin 1:30), Dominique Bennett at 285 (pin 1:30) and Colton Birkigt at 106 (8-1 decision).
The Chargers lost to New Berlin West/Eisenhower, 59-22, on Jan. 11. Chad Holzem, Christian Flannick, Dylan Klemstein and Geno Giovainni all recorded pins.
A day later on Jan. 12, Hamilton was defeated by West Allis Hale, 54-22.
At the Stevens Point Area High School duals on Jan. 14, Hamilton went winless, but Jesse Fryda registered five wins. Klemstein and Owen Gorges both went 4-1.
"Our boys are working hard, but we have a few key injuries causing us to now forfeit a total of five to six weight classes each meet," HHS coach Rob Schoner said. "We hope to start getting our guys back on the mat this week and into the next push of our season."
FALLS/GERMANTOWN/HAMILTON BOYS SWIMMING
The Indians hosted their annual eight-team invite Saturday, Jan. 14.
Diving, which will feature 11 teams, will start at 9:30 a.m., while the swimming will start at 1 p.m. Teams in the swimming competition include Bay Port, Janesville Craig, Sheboygan South, Watertown, Wauwatosa West, West Allis and West Bend.