It was a memorable season opener for the Muskego softball team, as the Warriors overcame a five-run deficit to win 7-6 over Waukesha West on April 6 on a walkoff two-run home run by Amanda Janiszewski.
Waukesha West jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the third only to have Muskego score a run in the bottom of the inning and two more on a single by Claire Terp in the fourth to pull within 6-4.
Janiszewski scored on an error in the sixth to make it 6-5. With two outs in the seventh, Waukesha West committed an error on a fly ball hit by Riley Morin to extend the game. The error proved costly, as Janiszewski sent a line drive out to center to win the game.
Muskego had just three hits and benefitted from nine errors by the Wolverines. Terp went 2 for 4 and picked up the win in the circle, allowing four earned runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts over seven innings.
New Berlin West tennis
New Berlin West's boys tennis team earned a 3-2 win over Kenosha St. Joseph's on April 4 before losing dual meets to Pewaukee (6-1), Slinger (5-2) and Hartford (6-1) later in the week.
The Vikings swept the three singles matches against Kenosha St. Joseph's to win the dual, as Jonathan Sadowski won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Derek Schapher came away with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles and Ben Laurent claimed a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 3 singles.
Sadowski was New Berlin West's lone winner against Pewaukee, as he came away with a 6-0, 7-6 (3) victory over Abhi Kodali at No. 1 singles. He also collected a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles against Slinger and a 6-0, 6-1 win over Hartford at the same flight. Also winning for the Vikings against the Owls was the No. 2 doubles team of Joey VerHaag and Zach White, as they claimed a 6-2, 6-2 victory.
New Berlin Eisenhower softball
New Berlin Eisenhower's softball team moved to 3-1 on the season with a pair of Woodland Conference wins last week, routing Brown Deer, 15-0, on April 6 before pulling out a 4-0 win over Wauwatosa West on April 7.
The Lions scored three times in the first inning before plating five runs in the second inning against Brown Deer. Kelly Beres, Emily Barnes and Megan Loewus each collected RBI singles in the five-run second.
Gabby Makinski's run-scoring single increased Eisenhower's lead to 9-0 in the third and the Lions added six runs in the fifth for the run-rule victory.
Loewus finished 3 for 4 with two RBI, while Makinski was 2 for 3. Anna Lang and Carolyn Bonnema combined on a one-hitter, with Lang striking out eight over four scoreless innings before Bommena closed out the win with a scoreless fifth.
Lang was strong in the circle again for the Lions against Tosa West, tossing a four-hit shutout with just two walks and four strikeouts.
A two-out RBI infield single by Barnes gave Eisenhower the lead in the third and McKenna Hietpas brought Barnes in to score with a single to left to make it 2-0. The Lions added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth when Loewus scored on a passed ball and Erin Carey came in on an error.
Hietpas, Lang and Barnes all collected two hits against the Trojans.
New Berlin West girls track
Led by first-place finishes from Anna Klingbeil in the 55-meter hurdles and Daily Albino in the pole vault, New Berlin West's girls track and field team took fourth at the Woodland Conference Indoor Championships held April 7 at UW-Parkside.
Wauwatosa West rolled to the team title with 119 points, followed by South Milwaukee at 94 points, New Berlin Eisenhower at 81.5 points and New Berlin West at 69.5 points.
Klingbeil won the 55 hurdles with a time of 9.29 seconds. Albino claimed the pole vault title by clearing 11 feet, a full foot higher than her closest competitor.
Ruwandi Wijenayake took second in the 800 in 2 minutes, 36.51 seconds, Christina Modrow was third in the 1,600 in 5:43.79 and fourth in the 800 in 2:38.04, Albino placed fourth in the 55 hurdles in 9.89 seconds and Jacqueline Gerovac came in fourth in the pole vault clearing 8 feet.
The Vikings were second in the 4x800 relay in 10:45.42 and fourth in the 4x400 in 4:35.12.
New Berlin West boys track
New Berlin West's boys track and field team took fifth at the Woodland Conference Indoor Championships on April 7 at UW-Parkside.
Wauwatosa West easily won with 113.5 points with New Berlin Eisenhower at 98 points, South Milwaukee at 79.5 points, Pewaukee at 54 points and New Berlin West at 52 points rounding out the top five.
The Vikings won the 4x400 relay in 3 minutes, 38.53 seconds.
Tyler Klusman was the runner-up in the 55-meter dash in 6.78 seconds and was fifth in the 400 in 53.48 seconds. Will Bush was fourth in the triple jump at 39 feet, 6 inches, Mitchell Hewitt took fourth in the shot put with a top throw of 45-04 and Corbin Neutgens placed fifth in the 1,600 in 4:55.54.
New Berlin Eisenhower girls soccer
New Berlin Eisenhower's girls soccer team split a pair of games at the Scott Procknow Tournament at Kenosha Indian Trail, falling 2-1 to Neenah on April 7 only to bounce back with a 5-0 rout of Racine St. Catherine's on April 8.
"We approached this tournament with the mentality that we just wanted to get better," Eisenhower coach Nick Datka said. "We rested some players with nagging injuries and that created opportunities for some other girls to step in and get significant minutes."
Alyssa Stuckart tied the match with Neenah in the second half but Katy Rudolf eventually scored to win the game for the Rockets.
"Neenah is typically a strong team," Datka said. "I felt like hung tough and exchanged blows with them. Our defense and goalkeeper Ava Seifert did a really good job neutralizing the Neenah attack. We struggled in the midfield during the first half, but we really did a good job in the second half of adjusting. Our forwards continue to develop chemistry, but we know that we have a lot to do to improve as a team."
Kayla Jedrzejewski put the Lions up 1-0 against St. Catherine's on a penalty kick in the 16th minute. Anna Evans made it 3-0 at halftime with goals in the 26th and 37th minutes, while Izzy Kittson scored twice in the second half in the 66th and 70th minutes.
Grace DeRome, Stuckart, Meghan McNerney and Evans each had assists. Anna Seifert made four saves in the clean sheet.
"We did a lot of things well in this game," Datka said. "No one is going to complain about scoring five goals in a game, but as a team we identified some areas of weakness and those are what we need to work on improving. We see St.Cats again in a few weeks and by then I expect both teams to be back to full strength."
Muskego boys golf
In its first tournament of the season, Muskego's boys golf team tied for second place at its own Muskego Scramble on April 8 at Edgewood Golf Course in Big Bend.
Franklin fired a 61 to win the 15-team tournament, with Muskego and Oak Creek close behind with each finishing with a 63.
Muskego girls soccer
Muskego's girls soccer team went 0-1-1 at the Wisconsin Dells High School Soccer Inivitational at the Woodside Sports Complex, falling 2-1 to Germantown on April 7 and playing Oregon to a 0-0 draw on April 8.
The Warriors sit at 1-1-1 on the season.
Muskego girls track
Muskego’s girls track and field team performed well at the Classic 8 Indoor Conference Championships, as the Warriors claimed third place April 8 at UW-Parkside.
Waukesha West won the team title with 144 points, followed by Waukesha South at 130 points and Muskego at 102 points.
Kate Jochims won the lone individual title for the Warriors by taking first place in the 1,600-meter run in 5 minutes, 15.84 seconds. She also took third in the 800 in 2:24.26.
Elizabeth Missiaen was the runner-up in the 200 hurdles in 30.32 seconds and Nicole Taloff took second in the shot put with a top throw of 37 feet, 5.5 inches.
Nadia Shimon was third in the long jump at 16-02 1/4, Kenni Czarnecki took third in the shot put in 37-04 1/2, Savannah Rygiewicz was fourth in the 55 dash in 7.44 seconds and fifth in the 55 dash in 7.47 seconds, Brittany Glaeser came in fourth in the 400 in 1:03.23, Brittany Helm was fourth in the 1,600 in 5:24.14 and Savannah Balcerak took fourth in the long jump at 15-11 3/4.
Macy Brzeckowski came in fifth in the 55 dash in 7.47 seconds and Claire Maki was fifth in the triple jump at 33-03.
The relay team of Jessica Michala, Missiaen, Sydney Bartz and Melissa Schneider took second in the 4x800 in 10:31.10. Balcerak, Mlachnik, Angela Tomczak and Helm were third in the 4x400 in 4:17.84.
Muskego boys track
With Justin Kotarak winning the 200-meter dash, Muskego’s boys track and field team took sixth at the Classic 8 Indoor Conference Championships at UW-Parkside on April 8.
The Warriors accumulated 54 team points, with 10 coming from Kotarak, who posted a time of 22.90 seconds in the 200.
Austin Hewitt was second in the 55 hurdles in 7.91 seconds and fourth in the 200 hurdles in 26.74 seconds. Jim Kerns took third in the triple jump at 42 feet, 1 inch.
Muskego also won the 4x200 relay with Kotarak, RJ Bosshart, Travis Bednarek and Spencer Reichart finishing in 1:34.02.