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New Berlin West softball

The defending WIAA Division 2 state champion Vikings opened the season with a 4-2 win over Wauwatosa West on March 28 before cruising to an 11-1 victory over defending Classic 8 Conference champion Catholic Memorial on March 29.

After falling behind 2-0, Katey Devine, Camryn Klotz and Sara Leibherr all drew walks to load the bases with one out in the first inning against Tosa West. Devine came in to score on a wild pitch and Klotz touched home on an RBI fielder's choice by Maddie Minik.  Charolette Ropas then put New Berlin West up 3-2 with a single to right field to score Minik.

The game then became a pitchers' duel between Vikings hurlers Monica Lauerman and Cheyenne Sowinski and Tosa West pitcher Adie Davies.

Lauerman kept New Berlin West up 3-2 through four innings before giving way to Sowinski. Davies shut down the Vikings until the sixth when Devine scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-2.

Ropas and Sowinski each had two hits for the Vikings, while Lauren Kunz collected a double. Lauerman did not allow an earned run over her four innings while walking two and striking out five to earn the win. Sowinski surrendered just two hits and struck out three over three scoreless innings.

New Berlin West jumped out to an early 6-0 lead en route to a 11-1 win in five innings over Catholic Memorial.

Ropas finished 2 for 3 with two doubles and four RBI. Lydia Minik went 3 for 3, while Sowinski and Leibherr each had two hits. Sowinski allowed one run on five hits with a walk and eight strikeouts over five innings to pick up her first win of the season.

Muskego girls soccer

Muskego's girls soccer team opened the season with a 5-1 win over New Berlin West on March 31.

Leah Bolskar scored the first of her three goals in the fourth minute. Mackenzie Balcerak made it 2-0 in the 11th minute and Bolskar found the back of the net again in the 15th minute. A goal by Katie Wasiak gave Muskego a 4-0 halftime lead.

Bolskar completed her hat trick in the 53rd minute to cap the scoring.

Muskego, ranked No. 6 in the Division 1 preseason coaches poll, got assists from Maddie Anderson and Racheal Blair. Lexi Schnittka made three saves in goal.

New Berlin Eisenhower softball

New Berlin Eisenhower's softball team fell to 1-1 on the season with a 1-0 loss to Franklin in a nonconference game on March 28.

A two-out RBI double by Franklin's Alyssa Danes held up as the lone run of the game, as Bre Roberts and Elizabeth Koch combined on a 4-hit shutout of the Lions. Anna Lang threw a strong game for Eisenhower, allowing just one run on five hits with a walk and eight strikeouts over six innings.

Erica Buechel, Molly Beacom, Emily Barnes and Erin Carey had hits for the Lions.

Eisenhower girls soccer

New Berlin Eisenhower's girls soccer opened its season with a 7-0 victory over Waukesha North on March 30 before playing Menomonee Falls to a 0-0 draw on April 1.

The Lions scored three times in the first half to build a commanding lead, with Grace DeRome (7th minute), Kayla Jedrzejewski (24th minute) and Claire Popp (30th minute) scoring goals. DeRome tallied her second goal of the night in the 47th minute and Alyssa Stuckart found the back of the net in the 50th minute to make it 5-0. Emma Torres scored in the 76th and 79th minutes to cap the scoring.

Anna Evans, DeRome, Emma Grellinger and Maddie Waring had assists. The Lions outshot the Northstars, 22-0, as goalkeeper Ava Seifert did not receive a shot on goal in a clean sheet.

"I was very pleased with the week," Eisenhower coach Nick Datka said. "Obviously, when we played North we controlled the tempo. We came out a little tentative against Falls but really picked up the pace as the game moved on.

"I was proud of the way the girls performed.  We haven't even had a lot of practice time to work on a lot of situational play. With being confined to a gym or using green space off of soccer fields, we have been very limited. Falls is a good team, so we are proud of the result."

Siefert made three saves against Menomonee Falls in a game that was played at Uihlein Soccer Park. Eisenhower had eight shots to six for the Indians.

New Berlin West girls soccer

It was a difficult season opener for New Berlin West's girls soccer team, as the Vikings fell 5-1 to Muskego in a nonconference game on March 31.

The Warriors, ranked No. 6 in the preseason Division 1 coaches poll, jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first 32 minutes and did not look back against the Vikings, which came in ranked No. 4 in Division 3.

"We played with a lot of enthusiasm after the first half an hour," West coach Matt Drago said. "Those first few minutes were the softest minutes I've ever seen us play.

"Muskego is a great team, very creative in the final third. They did a nice job of confusing us with where their numbers would come from. (Coach) Eric Hess always does a great job preparing his team."

New Berlin West track and field

New Berlin West's boys and girls track and field team each came in third out of four teams at the New Berlin West Quad on March 29.

Wauwatosa West easily won the boys team title with 90 points, followed by Waterford (55 points), New Berlin West (51) and Mukwonago (44). Waterford won the girls title with 79 points, Tosa West was second (65.5), New Berlin West came in third (48) and Mukwonago was fourth (42.5).

Tyler Klusman won the 200-meter dash in 25.15 seconds and was the runner-up in the 400 in 56.64 seconds.

Josh Pike took second in the 3,200in 11 minutes, 39.57 seconds, Mitchell Primus was second in the pole vault clearing 11 feet, Jake Oakland came in third in the 55 dash in 7.11 seconds, Tommy Martin took third in the 800 in 2:20.21 and Grady Davis was third in the 3,200 in 11:40.36.

The Vikings placed second in the 4x160 in 1:24.79 (Dominic DeLuca, Oakland, Zach Just, Adam Siegel), in the 4x240 in 2:08.49 (Will Bush, Daniel Schneider, Jacob Wieneke, Tyler Stoltenburg) and in the 4x400 in 3:49.19 (Klusman, Bush, Just, DeLuca).

Winning event titles for the girls team were Christa Modrow in the 1,600 in 5:48.42 and Dailey Albino in the pol vault by clearing 11 feet.

Earning second place finishes were Liang Zhang in the 800 in 3:01.28, Molly Thomas in the 1,600 in 6:@3.73, Allie Maniscalco in the 3,200 in 13:43.31 and Anna Klingbeil in the 55 hurdles in 9.55 seconds. Sidney Rodriguez took third in the shot put with a top throw of 31-02 1/2.

The relay team of Klingbeil, Rebecca Martin, Kailey Foster and Jacqueline Gerovac came in second in the 4x240 in 2:32.36.

Muskego boys track and field

Muskego's boys track and field team came in 23rd place at the 28-team Madison West Relays held April 1 at The Shell at the University of Wisconsin.

Scoring points for the Warriors with fifth-place finishes were RJ Bosshart in the 200-meter dash in 23.56 seconds and Austin Hewitt in the 55 hurdles in 7.80 seconds.

Kyle Neuroth came in ninth in the 3,200 in 10:15.41 and Jake Petri was 10th in the 800 in 2:03.74.

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