MENOMONEE FALLS BOYS TENNIS
The Indians will build around a trio of returning state qualifiers in sophomore Alex Budde and the doubles team of junior Corey Dreier and sophomore Colin Fluegge.
Also expected to compete on varsity is junior letterwinner Bo Siebert, who expects to compete at one of the doubles spots this season. Other players looking to make their mark are junior newcomers Connor Bandt and Yanick Elter.
Coach Matt Andreshak said the team looks to continue to build on the success of last season and hopefully compete with traditional league and state powers Brookfield Central, Brookfield East and Marquette.
"The top of our lineup should be as strong as it’s ever been, and we are excited to get the season going," he said.
They will host Rufus King in a nonconference dual on Thursday, April 20, and then will be at the Brookfield Central Invite on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22.
Budde won his first-round match last season at the WIAA state tournament and finished with a 19-6 record.
Dreier and Fluegge also earned a state berth, dropping a first-round match to finish at 13-10.
HAMILTON GIRLS SOCCER
Against Wauwatosa West, the fifth-ranked team in Division 2, Hamilton tied, 0-0.
"The first couple minutes of the game we had a chance to score," HHS coach Chris Zuzick said. "Isabel Downs took a shot, it bounced off the post and, unfortunately, it didn't go in. I think we dominated possession most of the game. Meghan Cannestra had, I think, four or five saves throughout the game. I didn't think we played our best. I think we possessed the ball well but it seemed like we didn't have the energy to make those final touches and those finishes to put the ball in the back of the net."
Zuzick also credited the play of Melina Murtos and Lindsay Macaluso.
GERMANTOWN GIRLS SOFTBALL
The Warhawks dodged raindrops enough to earn their first victory of the year with a 13-4 North Shore Conference decision over Nicolet on April 11.
With the win, they improved to 1-2 overall. They will now be off until Monday, April 24, when they host old rival Homestead in a 4:30 p.m. North Shore tilt at Kennedy Middle School.
The Warhawks rapped out 15 hits against Nicolet as Amanda Williams had four hits, three runs scored and three RBIs while Alison Knop had two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Gia Szada added two hits and two RBIs as did Hannah Lalk.
Williams got the win, scattering three hits in four-plus innings with six strikeouts and two walks.
HAMILTON BOYS TENNIS
Hamilton defeated Westosha Central on April 11, 5-2, but lost to Wauwatosa West (5-2) and Hartford (4-3) on April 12 in tight matches.
Against Tosa West and Hartford, Hamilton lost four matches in the third set.
"Just two third-set breakers going in our favor would have given us two wins instead of two losses," Hamilton coach Alan Schneider said. "It is positive to see we are competitive and close in our matches. As I have half the team new to varsity and sophomore heavy, I have reminded the team that these close losses will be close wins in the next few seasons."
Alex Moore (one singles) and Sam Smith (two singles) won all three of their matches.
"Alex was completely dominant in his matches against Westosha, Tosa West, and Hartford," Schneider said. "He has had a great start to the season, and I expect even better play from him when we return from spring break. Sam Smith also won both his matches this week. In his three matches, Sam started slow but quickly figured out his opponents, settled down, and took control of the matches."
Brandon Hoff (three singles), Alex Menzia (four singles), Max Stacey/Luke Walters (one doubles) and Connor Rhodes/Ian Moore (three doubles) won at least one match during the week.
MENOMONEE FALLS GIRLS TRACK
Senior Caleigh Chisholm won the 100-meter high hurdles to lead the Indians to a fourth-place finish in the Germantown Invitational on April 11.
Chisholm was clocked in 16.55 seconds to win the race by more than half a second.
Her efforts led Falls to a 53-point showing as Bay Port won the six- team meet with 207.
The Indians also got seconds from the 4x100 relay team of Caleigh and Mara Chisholm, Sam Kruk and Sophie Olson (54.3); and from Mara Chisholm in the pole vault (8 feet).
Other solid finishes included the following: 100 dash: Mara Chisholm, third (13.91); 200 dash: Kruk, third (27.72); 800: Eileen Tocco, fifth (2:37.12); 4x200 relay: Jasmine Thompson, Catherine Kroeninger, Reegan Chisholm and Libby Gnatzig (2:08.04); and triple jump: Kruk, fourth (31-6 ½).
GERMANTOWN GIRLS SOCCER
The Warhawks scored a 2-0 nonconference victory over Hartford on April 13 to improve their record to 2-1-2.
They will visit Arrowhead on Thursday, April 20.
MENOMONEE FALLS BOYS TRACK
Cameron Jemison won the pole vault with a height of 14 feet as the short-handed Indians were sixth of eight teams in the Germantown Invitational on April 12.
They scored 60 points for their spot as Bay Port won with 149.
Strong finishes for Falls included the following: 200-meter dash: Patrick Doyle, fourth (23.54 seconds); 110 high hurdles: Mory Bamba, third (16.88); 300 intermediate hurdles: Jacob Lockwood, fifth (46.69); 4x200 relay: third (1:37.38); long jump: Jacob Kaus, fifth (19-11 ¼); discus--Brandon Schaefer, fourth (122-11); and shot put: Schaefer, fifth (44-1).
The Chargers lost to Hartford on April 12, 15-4. Taylor Earing, the team's regular left fielder, took to the mound against Hartford's strong hitting attack.
"She did an admirable job by stepping out there and helping the team out," Hamilton coach Tom Schlueter said. "We knew Hartford was a good hitting team, and they proved that in the first inning."
Hartford took a commanding lead in the first with 11 runs.
Earing, Morgan Dercola, Madison Earing, Rachel Slavic, Kayla Sullivan, Emily Hirn, McKenna Walczak and Keri Bohlmann all had one hit each for Hamilton. Madison Earing, Maddy Sprinkel, Walczak and Bohlmann had one RBI each.
"We needed a few more key hits if we were really going to make a comeback," Schlueter said. "I don't think our team was too down on themselves; we knew what we were in for. We had six innings ahead of us to make a rally, and each inning we didn't score just made it that much harder. Emily Hirn got her first varsity start in left field. She had two hits, including a double off the centerfield fence. It was nice to see her have a great game."