Indian sophomore Cosette Schefelker earned an individual sectional berth after turning in an 18-hole score of 95 at the regional tournament held at Wanaki on Sept. 28.

Schefelker competed in sectional competition at MeeKwon in Mequon on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The top two teams and first three individuals not on those teams advanced to the WIAA state meet at University Ridge in Madison, Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10 and 11.

Schefelker's efforts led the Indians to a 399 team total, good for sixth in the team standings as Greater Metro Conference champion Brookfield Central won with a 325. Falls needed to shoot a 390 as a team to advance to the sectional.

Others competing at the regional for the Indians included sophomore Isabella Dory (98), sophomore Emma Neale (100), sophomore Megan McDonald (106) and junior Anna Brandt (114).


At a Western Lakes WIAA regional on Sept. 29, the Chargers shot a season-best score of 382 but missed out as a team qualifier for sectionals by just seven strokes. Kirsten Leonardi qualified for sectionals with an 84. Ashley Johnson missed qualifying by one shot with a 94.

Julia Nolde (101), Shayna Savage (103) and Karley Garcia (109) rounded out Hamilton's scoring.

Sectionals were held Oct. 4, and Leonardi will attempt to become Hamilton golf's first-ever state qualifier.

On Sept. 26, HHS competed at Wanaki for the Greater Metro Conference 18-hole tournament. The Chargers finished fourth with a 385. Leonardi shot an 83, Johnson carded a 96, Nolde had a 99 and Garcia shot a 107. Cean Faulstich, in her first varsity meet, shot a 117, and Hallie Anton rounded out the scoring with a 124.

Leonardi was named second-team All Conference and finished eighth in the GMC with her season performances.


The Warhawks' season came to a quiet end when they finished eighth in the WIAA regional meet at Western Lakes in Pewaukee on Sept. 28.

Germantown turned in an 18-hole score of 425, as Arrowhead turned in a winning score of 314. The Warhawks would have needed to turn in a 375 team score to advance to sectional play.

Senior Lindsey Enders closed out her career with a 25th-place individual score of 95 to lead the Warhawks. Other scored included junior Amanda Peroutka with a 104, senior Taylor Weitermann at 111, freshman Mya Edwards 115 and senior Noelle Newman 119.


The Indians had a good week with a 5-2 Greater Metro Conference victory over West Allis Hale on Sept. 27 and then a 1-0 nonconference win over Oshkosh West on Sept. 29.

Falls, which had a tournament in Racine on Oct. 1 canceled due to wet grounds, started the week at 2-2-1 in league play and 9-5-2 overall. The Indians will have another busy three-game week, including a visit from second-ranked Delavan-Darien (15-1-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

The Indians won the West game on a goal from Sam Thomann with just 27 seconds left. Assists on the play went to Ryan Callan and Ryan Sanicki, as Trevor Russell made an impressive 13 saves in goal.

Falls actually trailed 1-0 at the half against to Hale but then scored five second-half goals to pull away for the win,.

Thomann had two goals, while Michael Handler, Callan and Matthew Nienow all had solo tallies. Sanicki had two assists and Buck Siebert three.


HHS defeated Homestead on Sept. 29, 25-20, 26-24, 25-18. Morgan Gramins led with 11 kills, and Sarah Schrader had four aces. Schrader and Ellie Sumiec also had four total blocks each.

Macy Thurler contributed 21 digs, and Nicole Mancaluso had 28 assists.

"We played completely as a team and our defense was unstoppable," Hamilton coach Traci Buhr said. "We were doing such a great job blocking that they had to resort to tipping and being more creative with their shots and our defense, starting with Macy Thurler, who was all over it. She completely controlled the back row and had the mindset that nothing was going to fall near her. She made huge plays and our hitters were able to capitalize on offense. We played as a team, and it showed."

On Sept. 27, Hamilton lost to Brookfield Central, 23-25, 25-11, 25-23, 26-24. Tori Johnstone led with nine kills; Thurler had five aces and 16 digs; McKenna Packer blocked seven total shots; and Macaluso had 26 assists.

"McKenna had an incredible match against them, especially blocking," Buhr said. "She has been working on her timing with her swing blocking all year, and it was good to see her successful. It was unfortunate that our passing wasn't a little better; we would have liked to use our middles more (Sumiec and Packer). Both of them were highly successful when we were able to use them."


Marissa Marks finished third at first singles to lead the Warhawks to a fifth-place finish in the North Shore Conference Tournament, Sept. 27 and 28.

The two-time WIAA state tournament qualifier defeated a Port Washington opponent (6-0, 6-0) in the first round and then gave eventual runner-up Amy Drame of Nicolet a good fight before falling, 6-3, 0-6 (10-4). In the third-place match, she downed a Whitefish Bay opponent (6-3, 6-3).

Elsewhere, the Warhawks earned fifth-place finishes, including Melina Kopischkie at second singles and Shivali Zali at third singles, as well as from all three doubles teams, including those of Jayden Bogner and Maddie Ryczek;Josie Coulthurst and Ashley Pallan; and Megan Ellis and Alyssa Allen. Coach Vincent Daniels was pleased with the effort.

"We comfortably finished in fifth place," he said.  "When you are the fifth-place team in most flights, you tend to get really tough seeds in the first round. I was excited to see us dominate most flights on day two when we faced the teams towards the bottom of the conference."

He said Marks had a strong tournament.

"When I look at the career of Marissa Marks, I really enjoy knowing that she has improved," he said. "To take third place in this conference at first singles is no small feat.  She beat a really strong player from Whitefish Bay for the second time this year.  Marissa is proof that Germantown kids can compete with the best."

Marks looked to earn her third straight WIAA state tennis berth in sectional competition at Homestead on Oct. 5.


At the Eagle Invite at UW-Parkside on Oct. 1, the HHS boys cross-country team placed fourth out of 13 teams, and the girls were fifth out of 15.

Michael Swope was 10th (16:38.7), Evan Selin took 16th (17:00), Nicholas Schmidt finished 37th (17:28.8), Gavin Kuhlenbeck came in 38th (17:29.5) and Peyton Feudner finished 39th (17:30.2).

Rachel Jeffers finished fourth overall with a time of 19:29.1, Isabel Seay placed 11th (19:46), Megan Jansett was 24th (20:36.8), Carolyn Troutman came in 35th (21:02.2) and Jordyn Jeffers was 46th (21:21.8).

The JV girls were second out of 14 and the JV boys were fourth out of 13.

"Those are the highest finishes we have ever posted at the Eagle Invite," Hamilton coach Stephen Schmidt said. "The Eagle is the strongest invitational we go to all year. The team did an excellent job of handling the pressure of a big invite. I was especially pleased with the way the varsity girls ran without a full team. They were ready to roll on Saturday and knocked off some quality programs. The JV girls ran fantastic and had the highest team finish of the day. The varsity boys were only two points from a top three finish, which is awesome considering the teams that were competing. They also had a great pack going during the race. There was only a 52-second spread between all of our scoring runners."


The Indians' season came to a quiet end at the powerhouse WIAA subsectional meet at Wauwatosa West on Sept. 30 as they won four first-round matches but did not have anyone win a second-round match and advance to sectional.

Falls had preceded that with a sound fifth-place effort at the Greater Metro Conference Tournament, Sept. 27 and 29.

In the GMC tourney, Falls scored 26 points for its spot as Brookfield East won with 48.

The Indians picked up an impressive three third-place finishes in the event, as third singles player Kathryn Manion; the second doubles team of Madison Grzesiak and  Valerie Ehr; and the third doubles team of seniors Grace Walton and Jackie Plantier all earned those spots.

Manion beat a Hamilton opponent, 6-4, 6-3, in her third-place match, while Grzesiak and Ehr defeated an East pair, 7-5, 7-5, in its consolation match. Walton and Plantier outlasted a Brookfield Central duo, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5, in its final match.

Earning fifths were first singles player Georgia Schefelker, second singles player Tia Hebbring and the first doubles team of Haley Matthiesen and Ally Diestelhorst.

Seniors included Schefelker, Manion, Grzesiak, Walton and Ehr.


The Chargers had their most successful GMC tournament showing in school history on Sept. 27 and 29 with a fourth-place showing of 29 points. With the exception of three doubles, all flights swept first round matches to advance to the championship side of the bracket.

Hamilton was just four points shy of Brookfield Central's third-place finish.

"The doubles team of Sarah Chartrand and Alyssa Schmucker were the upset queens of the tournament at two doubles," Hamilton coach Alan Schneider said. "First they upset the Brookfield Central team, then knocked off the one-seeded team in the draw from Menomonee Falls. They fell in the third set to a probable state-qualifying team from (Divine Savior Holy Angels). Also pulling off upset wins were Mary Kremer at three singles and Rhea Last at four singles."

Chartrand and Schmucker took second with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 loss in the finals to DSHA. Taking fourth were Lisa Nuelk (one singles), Melina Murtos (two singles), Kremer, Last and Jessica Anton/Caroline Schneider (one doubles).

The three doubles team of Katie Schmucker/Sarah Luebke was fifth.

On Oct. 3 at the Waukesha South subsectional, Nuelk and Murtos advanced to sectionals.


The fourth-ranked Warhawks continued to challenge themselves, making the semifinals of the Middleton Cardinal Invitational on Oct. 1.

They went 3-0 in pool play, beating Muskego, Brookfield East and Franklin, and then beat Tosa East in the quarterfinals (25-17, 25-23) before losing to top-ranked and eventual runner-up Marquette in an 18-25, 25-21, 15-11 semifinal thriller. Marquette eventually lost in straight sets to Catholic Memorial.

The Warhawks remained unbeaten in North Shore Conference play with a 25-16, 25-10, 25-16 victory over Cedarburg on Sept. 28 as Bryce Thomas had 10 kills, Anthony Swoboda 20 assists and Jack Leininger five digs.


The Chargers tied Brookfield Central on Sept. 27, 1-1, and also tied Nicolet on Oct. 1, 4-4. Against Central, Matt Hessler scored a goal in the 80th minute to tie the game at 1.

In the Nicolet game, Ryan Feuerstein (46th minute), Caden Etzel (67th), Joey Hartung (86th) and Hessler (90th) scored goals for HHS.

On Sept. 29, Hamilton lost to Oconomowoc, 5-1.


The Indians are still looking for consistency on both sides of the ball. Though they played a solid defensive game against powerful Brookfield East on Sept. 30 on Hall of Fame night, they managed just 42 yards of total offense in a 20-0 defeat.

"We just couldn't get going," said Falls coach Dan Lutz. "We got the ball on the other side (of the 50) a couple of times, but overall, it was just a terrible offensive game for us."

The Indians fell to 2-3 in Greater Metro Conference play and 2-5 overall. They will have to win both of their remaining regular-season games in order to qualify for the WIAA playoffs, including a 7 p.m. visit to West Allis Hale (1-4) on Friday, Oct. 7.

"That's our only concern right now," said Lutz. "We need to go back to work against Hale and find a way to get better, find a way to be more consistent. We just can't seem to get both sides of the ball working at the same time."

The offense clearly did not work against East (6-1). Falls had only 9 yards passing on four of 13 attempts and 33 yards rushing.

East pushed across a first-period TD, but that was all the scoring until the fourth quarter. The Spartans had Now Player of the Year Sam Santiago-Lloyd  back in the fold after a season's worth of injuries, and he rushed for 82 yards and a TD, but Spartan QB Jake Graf was also effective with 14 carries for 95 yards, including two backbreaking fourth-quarter scores.

Lutz said the Spartans' physicality and speed completely stymied the Indians on offense.

"We need to find a way to get both sides going," he said. East is coached by former Falls boys basketball coach Ben Farley.


Using their characteristic balance to lead the way, the Warhawks were third of 12th in the Fond du Lac Invite on Sept. 30 at Rolling Meadows.

They scored 91 points for their spot as Neenah won with 44, and defending North Shore champ Homestead was second with 71.

Dylan Ayer led Germantown on the soft and wet 5,0000-meter course, taking ninth in 17:03, while other scoring runners included Ben Schnoor in 18th (17:23), Jake Garvey in 19th (17:23), Evan Adair in 20th (17:27) and Sean Drinan in 25th (17:36). Also running were Joe Biesel in 27th (17:37), Jacob Reiner in 28th (17:38) and Westin Feltz in 29th (17:39).

The Warhawks' junior varsity continued its strong fall as Jimmy Koel (17:56), Ben Cincotta and Jacob Hefle went one-two-three as the team easily won the meet title.


The Warhawks went 2-3 at the Menomonee Falls Invitational on Oct. 1.

"We played very well until we hit 20; we are making too many errors trying to finish sets," said coach Ted Gollakner. "We lost one set to New Berlin Eisenhower after being up, 24-20, and twice against Greendale, we were up or tied at 21 and didn't score again.

"My freshman libero continues to be a force in the back row, leading us with 48 digs for the day. Kailyn Mongan led us with 51 assists and added 31 digs. Anna Averkamp had 11 blocks and 26 kills."


The Warhawks dropped a tough 3-2 North Shore Conference decision to Cedarburg on Sept. 27 before bouncing back to record a 2-0 nonconference decision against Mukwonago on Sept. 29.

The split left the Warhawks at 4-3-4 overall and 0-2-2 in North Shore Conference play.

They will host Franklin in a 7 p.m. nonconference game Thursday, Oct. 6, and then will finish the suspended North Shore Conference game against Hiomestead at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

In the win over Mukwonago, Germantown got a first-half goal from Peter Isaac (assist Cole Brzakala) and then a second-half score from Brzakala (Isaac).

Against Cedarburg, Germantown fell behind 2-0 and then spent the rest of the game trying to rally.

They got goals from Lukas Yahr and Evan Holtenbeck.


The Indians earned sixth of 12 teams in the Fond du Lac Invite at Rolling Meadows on Sept. 30.

They scored 155 points for their spot as Neenah won with 44.

Tyler Smalley led the way in 13th on the 5,000-meter course in 17:06, while Josh Ebner was 34th (17:55), Tom Goihl 36th (17:58), Logan Hipps 37th (17:58) and Braden Hervey in 39th (18:00). Others running for the Indians included Kyle Hilgendorf in 56th (18:22) and Devin Hoferitza in 61st (18:41).


The Indians easily won their final home dual meet of the season over West Allis on Sept. 29.

They will visit Wauwatosa East at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, and will be at the Homestead Highlander Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.


The Warhawks took part in the Evanston (Illinois) Invitational on Oct. 1.

Look for complete results in the Oct. 13 edition of the Now. The Warhawks will be at the Homestead Highlander Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Germantown also lost a 104-79 North Shore Conference dual-meet decision to Whitefish Bay on Sept. 27.

Stephanie Marks won the 200-yard individual medley (2:23.85) and the 100 backstroke (1:02.84), while Brittany Coulter claimed the 100 butterfly (1:04.92). The Warhawks also won the 200 medley relay (1:59.31).