MENOMONEE FALLS BOYS TRACK
The Indians picked up firsts from senior school record holder Cameron Jemison in the pole vault and sophomore Jacob Kaus in the triple jump en route to a fourth-place finish in the Greater Metro Conference indoor meet at West Allis Central on March 28.
Falls, which won a WIAA sectional championship and set multiple school records last season, is more short-handed than it expected to be this season for a number of reasons. The key loss is top relay sprinter Amari Hackett, who moved back to Texas with his family. He was on both the school-record 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams, which both took third at state.
The 70-man roster is thin on seniors but has plenty of sophomores.
"We're young, but we'll keep working," said coach Bobby Regent-Smith.
Falls scored 79 points for its spot as defending GMC and WIAA state champion Brookfield East dominated the event with 175.3 points.
Jemison, who owns the school record in the vault at 15 feet, won the vault easily at 13-6. Kaus continued his solid indoor season with a winning triple jump of 42-3. Freshman David Corrazarri shows great promise as he took second in the high jump at 5-10. Senior state qualifying hurdler Matt Nienow was second in the 400 dash (55.79).
Other strong finishes included senior Patrick Doyle, who was fourth in the 200 dash (24.85). He was also on those record-setting relays of a year ago. Junior Tom Goihl was sixth in the 3,200 (10:41.52); the six-lap relay team of sophomores Dominick Kollmann, Michael Young, and Julius Davis and Doyle, was fourth in 2:05.37; while senior Brandon Schaefer was fifth in the shot put (46-8 ¾); and Kaus was fourth in the long jump (19-9).
In the Madison West Relays on April 1, Jemison was fifth in the vault in a deep field after clearing a season best 14 feet.
HAMILTON GIRLS SOCCER
The Chargers began the campaign with a 2-0 victory over West Allis Hale on March 28.
"It was the first time we were outside," Hamilton coach Chris Zuzick said. "We had been training pretty much up until the first game. You never know what you're going to see or really feel the first game. But a victory is a victory. It was a good start to the season."
Maddie Fahey and Allie Eichmann scored for the Chargers in the second half.
Hamilton returns experienced players in keeper Meghan Cannestra, Fahey, forward Isabel Downs, midfielder Melina Murtos, defender Sydney Norlander, midfielder Maddie Adams, midfielder AnnMarie Krolczyk, forward Allie Banda, midfielder Celia Janowski, defender Bela Costa, defender Abby DePue and midfielder Cayla Provan.
GERMANTOWN GIRLS SOCCER
The Warhawks opened their season with a 0-0 tie against Tosa West on March 31.
They were supposed to have opened the campaign on March 28 with a game against Pewaukee, but that was postponed by bad weather.
Germantown is coming off a 7-7-1 season, a campaign in which it started slowly but then finished by winning six of the last eight games.
Veteran coach Paul Sikinger said the team will be young.
"We only have three total seniors on the roster this year," he said. "Young team, but they work very hard and are a dedicated bunch. Two freshmen made the varsity team, Veronica Brost and Caroline Sies."
Seniors on the squad include Hannah Schaetzel, Abigail Case and Tianna Aliota.
The Warhawks took on rivals and defending state D2 champions Homestead on April 5.
HAMILTON GIRLS TRACK
The Chargers scored 88 points and placed fourth at the Greater Metro Conference Indoor meet at West Allis Central on March 29.
"They left the meet, I would say, not satisfied," coach Ben Nysse said. "I'm not going to say they were disappointed but I would say they weren't satisfied with how they did entirely."
Bianca Stubler claimed the 400-meter championship with a time of 1:00.40. The 4x240 relay of Amanda Hammond, Elizabeth Behrndt, Megan Jansett and Morgan Price claimed a championship by nearly 3 seconds with a time of 2:20.62.
Rachel Seraphine tied a school record and won the pole vault with a height of 11 feet.
The 4x160 relay (Hammond, Behrndt, Lauren Leonardi and Jansett), the 4x400 (Price, Chelsea Parker, Jansett and Stubler) and the 4x800 (Rachel Passow, Parker, Carolyn Troutman and Taylor Fuerstenburg) all finished second.
Fuerstenburg (800) and Jaclyn Zeman (pole vault) came in third. Troutman (800) and Rachel Jeffers (1,600) took fourth.
MENOMONEE FALLS GIRLS SOCCER
The Indians opened Greater Metro Conference play with a 2-0 loss to powerful DSHA and then tied nonconference opponent New Berlin Eisenhower, 0-0, in opening action last week.
Coach Scott Stein said that both games were played on the turf field at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee as the cold and soggy ("terrible," he termed it) conditions have made it a "tough start to the year for all outdoor sports."
Senior co-captains for the Indians include keeper Sid Bonesho, forward/midfielder Jordyn Smith and defender/midfielder Natalie Clayton. Other seniors include defender Erin Vastag, forward/midfielder MJ Lessila, midfielder/defender Alyssa Clark, midfielder Emili Stojsavljevic, defender Kaitlyn Nagel, midfielder Jordan Lemieux and midfielder Ellie Hollenberger.
Falls will host defending state D2 champ Homestead on Thursday, April 6.
MENOMONEE FALLS GIRLS TRACK
The Indians earned sixth in the Greater Metro Conference Indoor meet at West Allis Central on March 29.
They scored 53 points for their spot while Brookfield East edged Brookfield Central, 139-134, for the title.
The four-lap relay team of Sam Kruk, Jada Jones, Caleigh Chisholm and Alexis Hunter won its race in 1:30.04 to lead the way while the six-lap team of Kruk, Hunter, Mara Chisholm and Anaya Hunter was second (2:23.39).
Among the other best finishes for the Indians included a fifth (7.87) and a sixth (7.88), by Alexis Hunter and Jada Jones, respectively, in the 55-meter dash, a fourth by Anaya Hunter in the 200 dash (29.57), and a fifth by Eileen Tocco in the 1,600 (5:41.95),
The 4x400 relay of Kruk, Tocco, Skylar Kennedy and Mikaela Russell was fifth (4:40.61).
HAMILTON BOYS TRACK
The Hamilton boys placed sixth with 57 points at the Greater Metro Conference Indoor meet at West Allis Central on March 28.
"The boys were kind of under the weather," coach Ben Nysse said. "We were kind of undermanned, if you will, on the guys team. I thought they did pretty well given that."
Ty Olejnik claimed the team's lone championship with a leap of 21-9 in the long jump. Michael Swope finished second in the 800 (2:11.41) and 1,600 (4:39.41).
Matthew Bohlman (400) and Ben Cady (pole vault) were third. Evan Selin (1,600) and Brian Widenfeld (3,200) placed fourth.
The Chargers started the season with a 1-1 record. Against West Allis Central on March 28, Hamilton won in a game that was stopped after three innings due to wet field conditions, 19-0. A day later, Hamilton lost to Waukesha North, 5-4.
Against Central, Morgan Dercola, Madison Earing, Kayla Sullivan and Jaelyn Howard all registered two hits. Earing had 5 RBIs. Keri Bohlmann and Sullivan drove in 3 runs each.
"Taylor Hibicke, our only sophomore, played some good defense for us in center and prevented a run from scoring in the first inning," Hamilton coach Tom Schlueter said.
In the North game, HHS trailed 5-0 after two innings. In the fourth, Earring, Rachel Slavic, Sullivan and Howard all drove in a run each.
"Great comeback at Waukesha North," Schlueter said. "Down 5-0, we made adjustments at the plate and started making contact. We were able to steal a base or two and get a few key hits to mount that rally. We had one on in the seventh, but we just couldn’t knock her in. Waukesha North has a good pitcher and threw us off balance a bit."
Bohlmann will be one of the only pitchers this season for the Chargers after Katlyn Schneider suffered a season-ending knee injury in the offseason.