Marissa Marks' terrific career at Germantown came to a quiet end when the three-time WIAA state tournament qualifier dropped a first-round state decision to Brookfield Central'sd Elianne del Campo, 6-2, 6-3, on Oct. 13 at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison.

Coach Vincent Daniels said Marks handled herself well. He is very sad to see her go, and he wasn't the only one.

"It was interesting as we were walking out after her match how many different coaches from teams that had played against her congratulated her on her career," he said  "The respect she earned and commanded from other teams was extremely evident. Marissa is proof that kids from Germantown can compete on the same playing field as the elite programs. She put the time in. She worked hard. Marissa will forever be my response to people that say Germantown kids aren't the same as other kids.

"I am extremely proud to say I worked with Marissa. We didn't have much of a working relationship her junior year, as I was the JV coach. One thing I was extremely excited about this year was getting the chance to work with her. I can't take credit for Marissa having her best year. She's a great kid who makes great things happen. I feel extremely fortunate to be along for the ride.

"At this point in this program's history, Marissa is in the conversation for best player to ever play in this program. The only other Germantown player to make three straight state appearances since 1999 is (the late) Kim Graham. Both kids commanded so much respect in their time at Germantown. It is great company to be in.

"I must admit I get a bit emotional just thinking about her leaving the program."


In a tightly contested meet, the Indians were fourth in the Greater Metro Conference race at Washington Park on Oct. 15.

Falls scored 72 points for its spot as Brookfield Central won with 57, DSHA was second with 64 and Sussex Hamilton third with 70.

As usual, two sophomores and a freshmen led the Indians' way, as 2015 WIAA state meet qualifier Kylee Wunschel was fifth on the 5,000-meter course in 19:42, Emma Weber was sixth (19:46) and Eileen Tocco eighth (20:08). The Indians were close to full strength in this race, as Amber Kivisto was 26th (21:16) and Maggie Grant 27th (21:16). Also running were Olivia Robinson in 32nd (21:29), Emily Poffinbarger 44th (22:27) and Allison Schultz 47th (23:11).

Poffinbarger and Schultz were the only seniors running for the Indians.

Falls will make a bid for its first WIAA state meet berth in decades when it takes part in the sectional meet at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Glendale, on Saturday, Oct. 22. The top two teams and first five individuals not on those teams advance to the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 29. North Shore Conference champion Whitefish Bay will be the meet favorite, but the second-place team berth is up for grabs among a number of teams.


After losing to Brookfield Central on Oct. 13 in four sets in the first round of bracket play in the Greater Metro Conference tournament, Hamilton went on to defeat West Allis Central and West Allis Hale on Oct. 15. The Chargers won the consolation bracket to take fifth place in the GMC.

Hamilton earned the four seed in the WIAA Division 1 playoffs and will host Milwaukee Madison/Universal Academy for the College Bound.


The Warhawks will enter the WIAA tournament on a high note, after beating Milwaukee Lutheran, 5-0, in a North Shore Conference tilt on Oct. 13 and then coming back to beat area nonconference foe West Bend West, 2-0, on Oct. 14.

The Warhawks started the week with an 8-3-4 overall record and a 2-2-2 mark in North Shore play.

They earned the 11th seed in the WIAA D1 Oconomowoc sectional and will visit No. 6 Neenah at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in a regional semifinal tilt. If they win, they'll head to third-seeded Oconomowoc for a regional final contest Saturday, Oct. 22.

In the win over West, Germantown got goals from Kofi Oduro (Cole Brzakala assist) and Austin Ulickey (Oduro). Joe Mazurek made six saves.

Against Lutheran, Brzakala had two goals, while Jake Woloszyk, Joe Pavon and Ryan McCarthy all had a goal apiece.


The Indians' Tyler Smalley earned first-team all-conference honors when he claimed fourth in the Greater Metro Conference race at Washington Park on Oct. 15.

Smalley was clocked in 16:59 on the 5,000-meter course for his spot. Michael Swope of team champion Sussex Hamilton won the race in 16:45.

He led the Indians to a fifth-place finish in the team standings with 115 points, as Hamilton won its first title in over 20 years with just 43 points.

Other scoring runners for Falls included Eric Detloff in 18th (17:26), Tom Goihl in 29th (17:45), Josh Ebner in 30th (17:46) and Logan Hipps in 34th (17:53). Also running were Kyle Hilgendorf in 36th (18:03), Braden Hervey in 44th (18:36) and Devin Hoferitza in 47th (18:43).

Smalley will try to qualify as an individual when he and the Indians take part in the WIAA sectional meet at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Glendale on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Falls will also host its annual Meet of Future Champions for junior varsity level runners on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Rotary Park.


The Chargers concluded its final week of the regular season with a 3-0 win over Wauwatosa East on Oct. 11 and a 1-1 draw with Homestead on Oct. 13.

Against East, Matt Hessler (50th minute), Ryan Feuerstein (80th) and Joey Hartung (84th) all scored goals for HHS. Feuerstein, Connor Provan and Jan-Gabriel Dewald had assists.

In the Homestead game, Seth Narr scored in the second half to tie the game at 1. Hartung had the assist.


After a rough start, the Warhawks bounced back to claim the consolation title in the North Shore Conference Tournament they hosted on Oct. 15.

They lost to eventual runner-up Nicolet (28-26, 25-19) and Cedarburg (25-21, 25-23) but then beat Milwaukee Lutheran (25-20, 25-13), Whitefish Bay (25-14, 25-13) and Port Washington (25-18, 25-8) to claim their fifth-place spot.

Anna Jeanne Averkamp had a big day with 47 kills, 11 digs and six aces. She got help offensively from Olivia McNeal (21 kills and 18 digs), Krista Meyer (18 kills) and Kendall Holmes (15 kills). Kailynn Mongan had 90 assists and 19 digs, while Amber Bischel had 51 digs.

The Warhawks earned the sixth seed in the WIAA D1 sectional they host and will host 11th-seeded Waterford in a regional semifinal match at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. If they win, they will advance to a regional final, likely at third-seeded Arrowhead, on Saturday, Oct. 22.


The Indians finished the regular season at 3-3-1 in the Greater Metro Conference and 11-8-2 overall after routing West Allis Central, 10-0, in a GMC contest on Oct. 13 and then falling to state power Cedarburg, 4-0, in a nonconference game on Oct. 15.

The Indians earned the ninth seed in WIAA D1 Oconomowoc sectional. They will visit rival Sussex Hamilton at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in a regional semifinal contest. If they win, they'll head to a regional final Saturday, Oct. 22, at Brookfield Central.

In the win over West Allis Central, the Indians got four goals from Sam Thomann and three from Michael Handler, while Ryan Callan, Brandon Sanger and Nick Dawson all had a goal apiece. Nick Langerock, Akil Carter, Buck Siebert, Jordan Bonenberger and Dylan McMahon all had two assists apiece.