West girls tennis
Led by a conference championship from Alison Schaper, New Berlin West took fourth at the two-day Woodland Conference tournament last week.
Schaper claimed the conference title at No. 3 singles, defeating Julianna Mies of Pewaukee, 6-1, 6-2, in the championship match. Entering the tournament as the top seed at her flight, Schaper received a first-round bye before collecting wins over Faith Baltz of Wauwatosa West (7-5, 6-3) and Jacqueline Klisch of Shorewood (6-1, 6-2) to advance to the finals.
Alyssa Nelson took third at No. 3 singles, beating Kayla Schmidt of Cudahy (6-1, 6-0) in the quarterfinals before losing to Margaret Bugnacki of Shorewood (6-3, 6-3) in the semifinals. Nelson bounced back to beat Greendale's Kelly Hanlon (6-7 (4),6-0, 6-3).
West also received a third-place finish from Joy Chung at No. 4 singles. Entering seeded fifth, Chung took down fourth-seeded Elly Hottinger of Greendale (6-2, 7-6) in the quarterfinals, fell to top-seeded Lauren Kosch of Eisenhower (6-0, 6-1) in the semifinals and beat second-seeded Izzy Berzseny of Shorewood (4-6, 6-1, 6-3) in the third-place match.
The Vikings closed out their dual-meet schedule at 11-6 overall with a 5-2 win over Thomas More on Sept. 29.
Chung, Olivia Vernon and Mahliya Covert won singles matches, while Teresa Wan/Nelson and Kailey Foster/Sidney Rodriguez won at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles.
New Berlin golf
New Berlin's co-op golf team shot a 437 to come in seventh out of nine teams at the Racine Case Regional on Sept. 29 at Ives Grove Golf Course.
While New Berlin did not qualify for sectionals as a team, junior Andrea Groendal shot a 97 and senior Megan Russell fired a 99 to advance as individuals. Rounding out the scoring lineup were sophomore Jenna Weigand (113), freshman Sydney Travers (128) and senior Mikayla Hamonn (135).
West fell, 2-0, to Wauwatosa West on Sept. 28, falling to 3-2 in the Woodland.
The Trojans scored in the 35th minute and off a rebound in the 75th minute.
"We played with a lot of passion," West coach Matt Drago said. "After we got out of the first 20 minutes, we started to see more of the ball. We struggled mightily to get possession early in the first half. Late in the second half, we settled in and were playing like we normally would.
"Disappointing result, but I couldn't be more pleased with our effort."
West girls volleyball
Despite holding a 2-1 lead, West fell in five sets to South Milwaukee in a Woodland crossover match on Sept. 28.
After the Vikings cruised to a 25-13 win in the first set, the Rockets came back to even the match with a 27-25 victory. West took the third set, 25-22, but South Milwaukee stayed alive with a 25-23 win in the fourth. The Rockets then took the decisive fifth set, 16-14.
Jasmine Werner and Ewelina Schlomann each had 11 kills for West. Anabelle Smith had 37 assists, and Molly Austad had 39 digs and four aces.
West went 1-3 in its pool at the Brittney Gigl Memorial Tournament at Nicolet on Oct. 1, beating Milwaukee Riverside and losing to Appleton East, Nicolet and Grafton.
West's girls cross-country team took seventh and the boys team placed ninth at the Mukwonago Invitational on Sept. 29.
Senior Katey Devine led the Vikings' girls with an 11th-place finish in 20:22.51. Freshman Brynn Flanders came in 17th in 20:57.18, senior Allie Maniscalco was 27th in 21:26.93, senior Anna Klingbeil took 51st in 22:32 and sophomore Molly Thomas was 55th in 22:41.38.
The boys team was paced by senior Collin Staudt's 24th-place finish in 17:31.02. Freshman Grady Davis took 43rd in 18:11.02, sophomore Tommy Martin placed 50th in 18:18.52, senior Jacob Bishop was 52nd in 18:23.56 and junior Josh Pike came in 65th in 18:57.70.
Eisenhower girls volleyball
Eisenhower kept its strong season going by winning its sixth straight Woodland Conference match Sept. 27 with a 3-1 win over Shorewood. The Lions then took third place at the Menomonee Falls Invitational on Oct. 1.
After winning the first set with ease, 25-8, the Lions fell 25-21 in the second. Eisenhower recovered to close out the match with set wins of 25-10 and 25-16.
Senior middle Makenzie Mroczenski had 10 kills and three blocks. Senior setter Riley Fischer had 32 assists and four aces, while junior libero Megan Loewus added 11 digs.
The Lions went 2-1 in pool play at the Falls Invite, losing to the host Indians (9-25, 17-25) and beating Middleton (25-19, 25-12) and Germantown (25-23, 28-26). Eisenhower fell, 2-0 (14-25, 14-25), to D.C. Everest in the semifinals before bouncing back for a 2-0 win (25-21, 25-16) over West Allis Hale in the third-place match.
Muskego's season came to an end with an eighth-place finish out of nine teams at the Catholic Memorial Regional on Sept. 28 at the Broadlands Golf Club in North Prairie.
The Warriors finished with a team score of 398. Junior Maddy Cole led Muskego with a 96. Senior Bryana Niemcynski (100), junior Abby Warick (100), senior Betsy Rynders (102) and senior Taylor Robertson (107) rounded out the lineup.
Muskego picked up its first Classic Eight win of the season with a 5-3 victory over Waukesha South on Sept. 27.
A goal by Rade Novakovich gave the Warriors a 1-0 lead at halftime.
The Warriors and Blackshirts combined for seven goals after the break. Sam Runyan, Travis Bednarek, Dejo Rokvic and Novakovich scored in the second half for Muskego, which never surrendered the lead.
Muskego fell to 3-4-8 overall with a 3-2 loss to D.C. Everest on Sept. 30.
The Warriors took second at the Lancer Invite at Brookfield Central on Sept. 27 and took down Waukesha North/Kettle Moraine in a conference meet on Sept. 29.
Muskego scored 361.5 team points to finish behind runaway winner Arrowhead at the Lancer Invite.
Senior Lauren Stigler won the 100-yard butterfly in 58.55 and the 100 backstroke in 1:06.57. Muskego tied for first with Arrowhead in the 200 medley relay, as the team of senior Payton Zess, Stigler, senior Ellie Szczupakiewicz and senior Sydney Graham won in 1:54.45.
Muskego won 11 of 12 events in a 131-55 rout of Waukesha North/Kettle Moraine on senior night.
Senior Lilly Larsen (200 free in 2:05.75, 500 free in 5:42.69) and Stigler (100 fly 59.32, 100 breast 1:07.73) were multiple-event winners, while Lauren Stigler, Sydney Grohman and Zess also won.
"We had a lot of personal-best times and season-best times at this meet," Muskego coach Heidi Szczupakiewicz said. "Being the last home dual and the last dual meet ever for our seniors, the girls were pumped up to have a great competition."
Muskego girls volleyball
Muskego earned its first conference win of the season by taking down Waukesha South, 3-1, on Sept. 27.
The Warriors won the first two sets, 25-22, 25-12, to take an early lead. The Blackshirts stayed alive with a 25-22 win in the third set, but Muskego closed the match out with a 25-8 win in the fourth.
Olivia Kudronowicz and Megan Williams each had 13 kills. Julia Van Fleet had 42 digs, Sydney Stefanowski had 31 assists and Sophia Kerns had five aces. Kristen Rodenbeck and Haley Bartz each blocked five shots.
Muskego boys volleyball
The Warriors dropped a four-set match to Kettle Moraine on Sept. 29 to fall to 2-2 in the Classic Eight.
After Kettle Moraine easily won the first set, 25-17, Muskego had two set points in the second but made errors on each of them.
"We were not aggressive on those (set points)," Muskego coach Joe Arbinger said. "We addressed that between games three and four. That's a growing moment. I would rather see the ball hit way out of bounds rather than into the net or into an easy tip. I want to be the aggressive team. We became the team on their heels in the second game."
The Warriors kept the match alive with a dominating 25-16 win in the third set but couldn't carry the momentum over into the fourth, which the Lasers took, 25-20.
"We're growing and taking good strides," Arbinger said. "Kettle Moraine is a solid team all the way around. To be in a match with these guys, to play close games minus that first game, is awesome. I think we're where we want to be. We still have room to grow. There's still three weeks left until the playoffs. That's where we want to peak."
Muskego wrapped up its week by tying for fifth at the Middleton Cardinal Invite on Oct. 1.
The Warriors went 2-1 in pool play to advance to the championship bracket where they beat Pius (25-16, 25-23) in the first round before falling in three sets (25-16, 17-25, 15-11) to eventual tournament champion and third-ranked Catholic Memorial.
New Berlin United boys volleyball
It was a successful senior night for New Berlin United, as it stayed perfect in the Woodland Conference with a 3-0 sweep of Greenfield on Sept. 28.
United, 13-6 overall and 4-0 in conference, rolled to set wins of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-16 over the Hustlin' Hawks.
"We were able to win with strong serving, good defense and a good showing on offense," United coach Nick Maske said. "We will continue to build upon our strengths over the next few weeks and at the same time work on areas that we need improvement."
Kyle Kraninger led United in kills with six. Kyle Olson had four aces, Matt Obradovich blocked three shots and Brian Voight had 18 assists.
Eisenhower's girls cross-country team took 12th out of 15 teams at the Eagle Invite at UW-Parkside on Oct. 1.
Sophomore Haley Tesch led the Lions by placing 33rd in 21:00.4. Freshman Abigail Schimmels came in 58th in 21:42.2, junior Amanda Leder took 82nd in 22:18.3, senior Emily DenBraven was 96th in 22:48.4, junior Sarah Leitinger placed 116th in 23:55.1 and junior Katherine Watson was 120th in 24:17.6.
The boys team had just two entries in the Eagle Invite. Junior Danny Browne ran to a 12th-place finish in 16:47.2, and junior Robert Snyder was 77th in 18:16.7.