Eisenhower's girls swimming and diving team opened Woodland Conference play with a 59-35 victory over Pewaukee on Sept. 8 and then swam to a second-place finish at the South Milwaukee Relays on Sept. 10.
Bella Passamani (50-yard freestyle, 100 backstroke), Anna Oleniczak (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle) and Emma Oleniczak (100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke) were multiple-event winners for the Lions against Pewaukee. Maddie Guman (200 IM) and Emily Diodati (100 freestyle) also won individual events.
The Lions also won the 200 medley relay (Guman, Anna Oleniczak, Emma Oleniczak, Diodati) and the 400 freestyle relay (Diodati, Julia Carson, Allie Schroeder, Passamani).
Eisenhower won three of the 10 races and accumulated 304 team points to finish second behind Whitnall at the South Milwaukee Relays.
The Lions took first in the 300 backstroke (Amanda Crosby, Passamani, Guman, Schroeder), 850 freestyle (Mia Meister, Carson, Guman, Passamani) and the 500 breaststroke (Michaela Griffin, Jenny Anderson, Anna Oleniczak and Emma Oleniczak).
Led by a first-place finish by junior Danny Browne, the New Berlin Eisenhower boys cross-country team took third place at the Whitnall Invite at Hales Corners Park on Sept. 8.
Browne ran a 17:40.81 to win the race by 14 seconds over Pius XI junior Joseph Collura. The Lions finished with 93 team points to come in third behind Pius and West Allis Hale.
"This was a solid win by Danny Browne, making it back-to-back years with an Eisenhower boy winning this meet," Lions coach Billy Simon said. "I believe Danny can be an elite runner, and this was just another step toward getting to that level."
Junior Rob Snyder took 13th at 19:12.91, Junior Austin Kwiecinski finished 19th at 19:48.34, freshman Patrick Buban was 31st at 20:39.76 and senior Ben Den Braven was 37th at 21:22.24.
Eisenhower's girls cross-country team also had a strong showing at the Whitnall Invite, as Eisenhower took third behind Whitnall and Pius.
Freshman Abigail Schimmels took fifth place with a time of 22:48.44, finishing less than a second behind the second-place runner.
Sophomore Haley Tesch came in eighth at 23:11.08 to medal for the third time this season. Senior Emily Den Braven placed 18th at 25:02.56, junior Kate Watson was 23rd at 25:38.04 and junior Sarah Leitinger took 26th at 26:26.50.
"Schimmels and Tesch had another strong showing, and it was cool to see the girls place higher in the standings even with our potential top runner out," Simon said. "If this group of girls can stick together and continue to build, they will be tough to beat."
Eisenhower girls volleyball
New Berlin Eisenhower's girls volleyball team grabbed a pair of Woodland West wins this past week to vault itself into a tie for second place in the division.
The Lions swept Pius XI in three sets Sept. 6 (25-16, 25-16, 25-19) and pulled out a big 3-1 (26-24, 15-25, 25-18, 25-20) win over Pewaukee on Sept. 8.
Senior Makenzie Mroczenski led Eisenhower in kills against Pius with 17, while junior Olivia Ciardo had 10. Senior Riley Fischer served six aces, senior Karly Mutranowski had 19 assists and sophomore Ellie Farrell had nine digs and two blocks.
After Eisenhower won a tight first set against Pewaukee, the Pirates rallied for an easy win in the second set. The Lions took control of the match with a 25-18 win in the third set and closed out the victory with a 25-20 win in the fourth set.
Mroczenski finished with 21 kills with just three errors for a hitting percentage of .383 and also blocked five shots. Junior Meagan Loewus had 28 digs and Fischer had 37 assists, four aces and 17 digs.
The Warriors split a pair of conference dual meets this past week, earning a 6-1 victory over Mukwonago on Sept. 6 and dropping a 6-1 match to Arrowhead on Sept. 8.
Sonia Gude (6-1, 5-7, 6-3) and Rachel Slonac (6-1, 5-7, 6-3) pulled out close singles matches against Mukwonago, while Maddie Toboyek and Alyssa Toboyek won in straight sets.
Erin Brezovar and Brittany Henneberry (6-0, 6-3) and Isabella Norante and Maddy Becker (6-2, 6-1) claimed doubles victories.
The Warriors entered the week ranked No. 14 in the state, while Arrowhead is ranked at No. 8. Maddie Toboyek (6-1, 6-2) was Muskego's lone winner against the Warhawks, as the Warriors fell to 4-1 in conference dual meets.
Slonac, Alyssa Toboyek and Becker/Norante took their opponents to three sets, and the doubles team of Uma Gude and Taylor Berger had their match go to a tiebreak.
"This is one of my strongest teams I have coached at Muskego and went into the (Arrowhead) match hoping to do some real damage this year," Muskego coach Sue Vogel said. "Losing the match 6-1 doesn't tell the story of our hard-fought battle. We may have lost to Arrowhead, but I feel we gave them some real competition this year."
West girls volleyball
The Vikings were swept in a pair of Woodland Conference matches, falling to Pewaukee (17-25, 11-25, 11-25) on Sept. 6 and Greendale (12-25, 8-25, 15-25) on Sept. 8.
Ewelina Schlomann led New Berlin West in kills against Pewaukee with five. Anabelle Smith had 14 assists, Sally Dettlaff had 10 digs and Jasmine Werner blocked two shots.
"We came out strong tonight against the Pirates but couldn't maintain the intensity," Viking coach Courtney Wiegel said.
Taylor Whipple had four kills in the Greendale match. Molly Austad added nine digs, Werner had two blocked shots and Anabelle Smith had seven assists.
New Berlin West lost its three matches at the Shorewood Invite on Sept. 10, falling 2-0 to Wauwatosa West, Milwaukee King and Lake Country Lutheran.
New Berlin West's cross-country team ran at the Ladish Invitational in East Troy on Sept. 8, with the girls placing fourth and the boys taking fifth.
Senior Katey Devine took sixth place with a time of 21:59.4, senior Allie Maniscalco came in 18th at 22:52.0, senior Christa Modrow took 21st at 23:16.7, freshman Brynn Flanders placed 23rd at 23:30.5 and senior Anna Klingbeil was 27th at 24:03.9.
The boys team was led by senior Collin Staudt, who finished in 18:34.6 to take eighth. Senior Jacob Bishop placed 21st at 19:19.3, sophomore Tommy Martin was 25th at 19:30.3, freshman Grady Davis took 29th at 19:42.2 and junior Josh Pike placed 49th at 20:25.4.
Muskego played to a 2-2 tie against Catholic Memorial on Sept. 6 for its sixth draw in seven matches this season.
The Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Dylan Grohall in the ninth minute and Rade Novakovich in the 10th minute.
Catholic Memorial, ranked No. 5 in Division 3, tied the game in the second half, as Ryan Hermes scored in the 59th minute and again in the 72nd.
Muskego is 0-1-6 overall and 0-0-2 in the Classic 8.
New Berlin golf
New Berlin's co-op girls golf team shot a 222 to take seventh at the Classic 8 mini-meet at the Legend of Brandybrook on Sept. 6. Megan Russell and Jenna Weigand each shot a 60 for New Berlin.
Led by Russell's score of 47, New Berlin shot a 206 at the conference mini-meet held at Western Lakes on Sept. 8.
Andrea Groendal finished with a 48, Weigand shot a 56, Sydney Traves carded a 59 and Jada Phelps had a 71.
Muskego's girls golf team shot a 205 to finish fifth at the Classic 8 mini-meet at the Legend of Brandybrook.
Senior Betsy Rynders shot a 48 to lead the Warriors. Bryana Niemczynski carded a 49, Taylor Robertson finished with a 51 and Maddy Cole shot a 63.
The Warriors fired a 202 at the conference mini-meet at Western Lakes. Niemczynski led Muskego with a 45, while Cole and Rynders each shot a 52, Robertson had a 53, and Abby Warwick finished with a 63.
Muskego girls volleyball
Muskego fell to 0-2 in the Classic 8 after a three-set loss, 25-13, 25-14, 25-13, at Mukwonago on Sept. 6.
Junior Olivia Kudronwicz had five kills for the Warriors, while senior Julia Van Fleet had four kills, two blocks and 16 digs. Sophomore Sarah Anderson and senior Kristin Rodenbeck each blocked three shots, and senior Sydney Stefanowski had 10 assists.
Muskego boys volleyball
The Warriors opened Classic 8 Conference play Sept. 8 with a five-set victory over Waukesha West.
Muskego dropped the first two sets (24-26, 23-25) but forced a decisive fifth set with wins of 25-18 and 25-15 in the third and fourth sets. The Warriors continued their momentum into the fifth set to roll to a 15-8 victory.
At the New Berlin United Invite, Muskego finished fourth in its pool with Brookfield East, Kaukauna and Arrowhead with a 2-4 set record. The Warriors were knocked out of the tournament by Wauwatosa East (16-25, 21-25) in the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket.
Muskego boys cross-country
Muskego took seventh out of 14 teams at the South Milwaukee Rocket Invitational at Grant Park on Sept. 10.
Senior Kyle Neuroth led the Warriors with an eighth-place finish in 16:51.32. Junior Eric Jensen placed 37th at 17:45.04, junior Gino Pierangeli took 41st at 17:48.16, sophomore Tyler Termaat was 48th at 17:53.64, senior Glenn Kaboskey came in 52nd at 17:57.41 and senior Joseph Foye was 54th at 18:04.01.
Led by a win in the 300-breaststroke relay, Muskego took third at the Classic 8 Conference relays on Sept. 8 at Waukesha South.
Muskego earned 86 team points, finishing 12 points behind second-place Waukesha South/Mukwonago. Arrowhead won the meet with 130 points.
"We finished third overall, which is where I wanted to be," Muskego coach Heidi Szczupakiewicz said. "The team really stepped up their game and swam well."
The team of freshman Sofia Mioduszewski, sophomore Leanne Stigler, freshman Grace Mayes and junior Andrea Bellart won the 300 breaststroke relay in 3:28.04.
"The race was really close, and all of the girls swam exceptionally well," Szczupakiewicz said. "Andrea's anchor leg was phenomenal — four seconds under her posted breastroke time of the season so far — and they ended up winning."
Mayes,senior Sydney Grohman, junior Madeline Willoughby and senior Lilly Larsen took second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:44.06). Senior Payton Zess, Bellart, sophomore Ali Rynders and Mioduszewski came in second in the 400 medley relay.
New Berlin United boys volleyball finished tied for 11th at its own invitational, a 16-team tournament that featured nine of the current top-10 teams in the state.
United went 2-4 in pool play to finish behind Catholic Memorial and Nicolet.
New Berlin defeated Wauwatosa West (25-18, 25-11) in the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket but dropped a tight match to Kettle Moraine (25-16, 24-26, 19-17) in the consolation semifinals.
West girls swimming
The Vikings came in eighth at the South Milwaukee Relays on Sept. 10.
West's best finish came in the 850-yard freestyle relay, as the team of Tiara Perkins, Emma Verdun, Chloe Moran and Paige Pelikan took third place in 9:32.68.