Muskego boys swimming
Despite spotting 13 points to Menomonee Falls/Sussex Hamilton/Germantown to start a Classic 8 dual meet on Jan. 12 because of a lack of divers, the Muskego boys swimming team overcame the early deficit to come away with a 102.5-80.5 victory.
"Swimming at home created a winning environment," Muskego coach Larry Milton said. "We have to overcome an obstacle prior to each meet starting. The boys have done a great job in making up these points.
"This was not a particularly great meet for times, but it was enough to beat a very talented opponent."
Earning points for Muskego were Jack Rohlinger (200-yard IM and 100 freestyle), Ben Gabbey (200 IM), Evan Slonac (200 IM), Nathan Gupton (500 freestyle), Nick Schuster (500 freestyle), Jonah Gibson (100 backstroke), Andy Buelow (50 freestyle), Liam Bangs (50 freestyle) and Josh Paquette (butterfly and breaststroke).
The Warriors will honor their senior swimmers during their final dual meet of the season when they host Waukesha South/Catholic Memorial at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Muskego will then swim in the Hartford Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 21.
West boys basketball
New Berlin West's boys basketball team rolled to a 61-25 victory over Saint Anthony in a nonconference game on Jan. 10.
The Vikings grabbed a 30-13 halftime lead and didn't look back, outscoring the Trojans, 31-12 in the second half.
Fred Cottrell led New Berlin West with 16 points, five rebounds and four assists. Joe Robey added 12 points; Mason Church and Desmond Polk each had 9 points; and Zach White had 7 points and five steals.
The Vikings shot 51.2 percent from the field but were just 10-for-24 from the free-throw line and 3-for-14 from beyond the arc.
West girls basketball
New Berlin West's girls basketball team took down Waukesha North, 47-30, on Jan. 10 in a nonconference game.
Nine different Vikings scored, led by Maddie Fritz with 12 points and six rebounds. Morgan Henrichs had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Ruwandi Wijenayake added 6 points.
New Berlin West made just one of 11 3-point attempts and shot 38.5 percent overall. The Vikings outrebounded the Northstars, 29-18, and limited their turnovers to 13.
New Berlin Marlins boys swimming
With 89.5 team points, the New Berlin Marlins boys swimming and diving team took eighth place out of 10 teams at the Shorewood Invite on Jan. 14.
Ian Gatzke took eighth in the 500-yard freestyle in 5 minutes, 10.6 seconds and 12th in the 200 freestyle in 1 minute, 55.01 seconds. Dane Detert came in ninth in the 50 freestyle in 23.39 seconds and 16th in the 100 freestyle in 52.6 seconds.
"We individually had a great meet, as every swimmer continued to drop times, against many of the top teams in the state," New Berlin coach Jim Jensen said. "We finished where we should have and ahead of the other teams in our conference that attended. It was a great meet, well run and some seriously fast times."
Also earning individual points for the Marlins were Kevin Adams (13th in 500 freestyle), Jordon Korom (13th in 100 backstroke), Evan Grubis (14th in 100 backstroke), Brett Maas (16th in 100 backstroke), Kunal Sondhi (15th in 100 backstroke) and Nick Landstrom (14th in 100 breaststroke).
New Berlin came in eighth place in the 200 medley relay with Gatzke, Landstrom, Detert and Thomas and placed eighth in the 400 freestyle with Gatzke, Thomas, Adams and Detert.
After a slow start to the season, the defending WIAA state D1 champions from Franklin, Muskego, Oak Creek and Whitnall unveiled their true selves on Saturday, Jan. 14, when they dominated a triangular with the Burlington co-op and Waterford with a state-level season best score of 147.35.
"It was quite a night for FMOW," said coach Katie Moore in a bit of an understatement.
The locals revealed tremendous depth in the win, as five performers had marks at 9.0 or better on vault and four each on the balance beam and the uneven bars.
In the all-around, Elizabeth Missiaen led the way with an excellent 37.1 mark while Becca Koronkowski was second at 36.7 and Krystal Nelson third with 35.975.
On Vault, Abigail Missiaen won with a 9.6 mark while sister Elizabeth was second with 9.575 and Kathy Pecha third with 9.225.
On beam, Isabelle Anderson was the winner with a 9.425 mark while Abigail Missiaen (9.25) and Elizabeth Missiaen (9.1) also turned in fine marks. On bars, Elizabeth Missiaen won with 9.375 while Koronkowski came in with a 9.25 and Emma Warr 9.05.
Koronkowski won floor exercise with a 9.325 score and Nelson was second (9.275).
FMOW will get tested at an invitational on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Niles West (Ill.).