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Muskego's cross-country teams found themselves at the top of the standings at the West Allis Hale Leighton Betz Invitational on Sept. 2.

The girls team took second behind Arrowhead with 79 points, and the boys team placed third with 116 points, one point behind second-place Nicolet.

Kate Jochims won her second individual title in as many meets, completing the race in a course-record 18 minutes to finish 1 minute, 22 seconds in front of the second-place runner. Brittany Helm took ninth at 19:56, Jessica Michala placed 14th at 20:13, Elizabeth Missiaen was 26th at 20:40 and Callie Schulist was 29th at 20:57.

"We were really tested this week in our workouts," Jochims said. "While we worked so hard this week, it was awesome to see some many girls still set personal bests in the races on tired legs. Seeing both our JV and varsity compete so well against a great team like Arrowhead gives me a lot of hope for the rest of the year.

"I also couldn't be happier with my race, my goal was to improve from last year's time (of 18:24) so I was thrilled I improved so much and I can help my team."

On the boys' side, Adam Kierzek led the way with a seventh-place finish in 16:32. It was the best time by a sophomore in school history. Kyle Neuroth took 11th with at 16:42, Gino Pierangeli was 30th at 17:39, Caleb Besson was 36th at 17:46 and Eric Jensen was 37th at 17:47.

"By the time the varsity guys crossed the line, six of them finished their first varsity race, seven of them ran lifetime bests, and Adam Kierzek took down an 11-year-old record," Muskego boys cross-country coach C.J. Michaud said.

Eisenhower soccer

Eisenhower cruised to two wins to win its own invite, which featured Audubon, Milwaukee Bradley Tech and West Allis Hale.

The Lions won 11-1 over Audubon on Sept. 2 and took down Bradley Tech, 3-0, on Sept. 2 to move to 3-0-1 on the young season.

Matthew Reichl, Luke Duffin and Dominic Quirk scored against Bradley Tech, while Travis John and Jake Prodoehl combined for a shutout.

West soccer

New Berlin West split a pair of nonconference games last week to move to 1-1-2 on the season. The Vikings fell to Brookfield Academy on Aug. 30 before collecting their first win of the season Sept. 1 against Tenor/Veritas.

Brookfield Academy took the lead in the 52nd minute and held on for a 1-0 win over West on Aug. 30.

Against Tenor/Veritas, Mason Church gave the Vikings a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 25th minute off an assist from Dominic DeLuca. A New Berlin West own goal in the 30th minute tied the game. In the 70th minute, Nate Garris found Corbin Neutgens, who scored to give the Vikings a 2-1 lead.

Muskego soccer

Muskego's soccer team went 0-1-2 last week to move to move to 0-1-6 on the season.

The Warriors played to a 2-2 tie in their Classic 8 opener against Kettle Moraine on Aug. 30.

Kettle Moraine held a 1-0 lead at halftime, but Rade Novakovich evened the score with a goal in the 66th minute off an assist from Dejo Rokvic. A minute later, Sam Runyan scored to put Muskego up 2-1. The Warriors couldn't hold off the Lasers, as KM tied it in the 70th minute.

Muskego placed seventh at the Al Gusho Memorial Tournament held Sept. 1-3. After dropping a shootout following a 1-1 tie against Wauwatosa West, Muskego fell, 2-0, to Menomonee Falls in the consolation semifinals. The Warriors and Germantown finished in a 1-1 tie in the seventh-place game, but Muskego prevailed in a shootout.

Philip Fobair scored for Wauwatosa West in the 65th minute, but Runyan tied the game just a minute later.

Muskego tennis

Muskego's girls tennis team moved to 3-0 in the Classic 8 with a 6-1 win over Kettle Moraine and a 4-3 victory over Catholic Memorial.

Against Kettle Moraine on Aug. 30, Rachel Slonac won (6-3, 3-6, 6-3) at No. 2 singles, Maddie Toboyek won (1-6, 6-2, 6-1)  at No. 3 singles and Alyssa Toboyek was a straight-set winner (6-1, 6-1) at No. 4 singles.

Erin Brezovar and Brittany Henneberry (6-3, 6-1); Mady Becker and Isabella Norante (6-2, 6-2); and Uma Gude and Taylor Berger (4-6, 6-1, 6-1) won doubles matches.

The Warriors used a four-flight singles sweep to come away with a win over the Crusaders on Sept. 1.

Sonia Gude, Slonac and Maddie Toboyek won matches in straight sets, while Alyssa Toboyek battled to a 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 win.

"I think this is the first time we've ever defeated CMH that I can remember," Vogel said. "We swept the singles lineup, and even though we lost in all three doubles spots, we lost in tiebreakers or third sets. That shows we had a strong showing by all seven courts."

Eisenhower tennis

The Lions moved to 2-0 in Woodland Conference duals with a 7-0 sweep of Pius XI on Sept. 1.

Lauren Landstrom, Samantha Ramsey, Erin Dobrzynski and Cindy Liu won their matches in straight sets, as did the doubles teams of Kate McCormick/Gabby Majinski, Shannon Hegeman/Julia Hintz and Meg McCormick/Lauren Kosch.

Muskego girls volleyball

Muskego opened Classic 8 play by falling in four sets to Waukesha West.

The Wolverines won the first two sets with ease (25-17, 25-18), but the Warriors fought back to keep the match alive with a 25-23 win in the third set. Waukesha West then took the fourth set, 25-22, to win the Aug. 30 match.

Olivia Kudronowicz led Muskego in kills with 17 and aces with seven. Sydney Stefanowski had 24 assists, and Julia Van Fleet had 30 digs.

The following day, Muskego dropped a nonconference match to Brookfield Central, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 26-24.

The Warriors held leads late in the third and fourth sets but let them slip away. Muskego jumped out to an early advantage in the fourth set and led, 23-18, before Brookfield Central scored five of the next six points to even the match at 24.

Haley Bartz had seven kills and three blocks for Muskego. Stefanowski finished with 20 assists and Van Fleet with 24 digs.

Muskego boys volleyball

In a battle of state-ranked teams, Muskego's boys volleyball team fell 3-0 to Middleton in its season opener on Aug. 31.

The Warriors opened the season ranked No. 14 in the state, while Middleton came in at No. 13. Middleton won the first set 27-25, cruised to a 25-12 win in the second set and closed out the match with a 25-22 win.

Muskego then finished tied for ninth at the Kettle Moraine Invitational on Sept. 3. The Warriors advanced to the championship bracket by finishing second in its pool; defeating Nicolet and Greenfield; and losing to Marquette. Catholic Memorial eliminated Muskego in the first round of the championship tournament.

West tennis

New Berlin West dropped a 5-2 conference match to Wauwatosa West on Sept. 1 to fall to 0-2 in the Woodland Conference.

Alyssa Nelson won, 6-2, 6-2, to remain undefeated on the season at No. 2 singles. Joy Chung was the Vikings' other winner against the Trojans, coming away with a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 4 singles.

New Berlin West is now 6-4 in dual meets this season.

West girls volleyball

The Vikings were swept in three sets (22-25, 16-25, 18-25) by Wauwatosa West to open Woodland Conference play on Sept. 1.

Taylor Whipple led West in kills with 10. Anabelle Smith had 30 assists, Jasmine Werner had four blocks, Sally Dettlaff had 10 digs and Ruwandi Wijenayake added three aces.

New Berlin West went 0-4 at its own invitational on Sept. 3, falling to West Allis Hale, St. Thomas More and Cedarburg in pool play before losing to Fond du Lac in a consolation match.

Eisenhower girls volleyball

Eisenhower won the first set of its Woodland Conference opener over Greendale but went on to fall 3-1 to the Panthers on Sept. 1.

After the Lions came out of the gates with a 25-22 win, Greendale rattled off set wins of 25-18, 25-17, 25-21.

Makenzie Mroczenski had 16 kills and three blocks for Eisenhower. Riley Fischer added 19 assists and three aces, and Megan Loewus finished with 16 digs.

The Lions closed their week at the Germantown Invitational on Sept. 3. Eisenhower defeated Waterford (2-0) and lost to Kenosha Indian Trail (0-2), Lakeside Lutheran (1-2), Kenosha Christian Life (0-2).

West cross-country 

New Berlin West's girls cross-country team finished fifth and the boys team took eighth at the 11-team Bulldog Cross-Country Invitational on Sept. 2 at McCarty Park in West Allis.

Katey Devine ran a 20:55 to finish in seventh place among individuals. Allie Maniscalco took 17th (21:38), Christa Modrow placed 20th (21:44), Anna Klingbeil was 41st (23:31) and Molly Thomas was 42nd (23:36).

Collin Staudt led the boys team by finishing the course in 17:40 to come in 24th place. Tommy Martin was 37th (18:40), Grady Davis placed 46th (19:05), Josh Pike took 53rd (19:34) and Jacob Bishop was 56th (19:43).

Eisenhower cross-country 

Eisenhower's cross-country teams also ran at the Bulldog Cross Country Invitational, with the girls team taking seventh and the boys ninth.

Abigail Schimmels led the girls team with a 14th-place finish in a personal-best 21:29. Haley Tesch was 23rd (21:56), Amanda Leder was 28th (22:27), Emily Den Braven was 36th (23:13) and Sarah Leitinger was 54th (25:36).

Danny Browne was the top runner for the boys team with a 23rd-place finish in 17:39. Rob Snyder took 41st (18:49), Austin Kwiecinski placed 55th (19:42), Patrick Buban was 59th (19:54), Zach Peterson was 63rd (20:24) and Ben Den Braven was 66th (20:43).

"This meet was another step in the right direction for our boys and girls," Lions coach Billy Simon said. "It was good to see our top three girls medal despite all of them not having their best race."

West swimming

The Vikings' girls swimming and diving team placed eighth at the nine-team Shorewood Invitational on Sept. 3.

Scoring points for New Berlin West were Paige Pelikan (fourth in 200-yard freestyle and 500 freestyle), Kali Kaiser (11th in 500 freestyle, 16th in 200 IM), Emma Verdun (8th in 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle) and Chloe Moran (16th in 50 freestyle)

The relay team of Pelikan, Moran, Kaiser and Verdun took seventh in the 200 freestyle and 10th in the 400 freestyle.

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