Daily Sports Beat: PantherHawks complete sweep; three area wrestlers win titles
Greenfield/Greendale's swim team edges New Berlin and Shorewood to win the Woodland Conference Meet.
Behind five event wins, three of which were conference records, the Greenfield/Greendale co-op boys swimming and diving team won the Woodland Conference Meet at Greenfield on Saturday.
The PantherHawks tallied 440 points, edging second-place New Berlin Eisenhower West by just 10 points and third-place Shorewood by 29.
The win gave Greenfield/Greendale a clean sweep in league events this winter. Earlier this season, the team won the conference relays and went undefeated in league duals.
Matt Jungers, Ross Rybakowicz, Jack Lennertz and Shaun Fleischhacker got things going for the PantherHawks by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1 minute, 38.97 seconds, a conference and pool record.
Jungers followed with a conference and pool record in the 200 individual medley in 1:57.72 and Lennertz set conference and pool records in the 50 freestyle with his 21.97.
Neither Lennertz nor Jungers were finished impressing. Lennertz also won the 100 butterfly in 51.91 and Jungers claimed the 100 backstroke in 54.08, a pool record.
Whitnall finished sixth at the nine-team meet with 199 points.
Whitnall senior Kameron Bourgeois completed a perfect conference season while winning his second straight Woodland title at 112 pounds at the league tournament at Greenfield High School on Saturday.
Bourgeois, defeated New Berlin’s Heng Vang, 8-2, in the championship match after pinning Greenfield’s Andrew Patrick in the first period of the semifinals.
Two Greenfield wrestlers also netted conference titles.
Senior Taylor Wirtz won his first-ever league title when he pinned Whitnall’s Troy McGee in the finals at 130, Wirtz’s second pin of the tournament.
Greenfield’s Wahid Othman edged South Milwaukee’s Tom Wawrzyniak, 4-2, in the finals at 285 to win his first title.
Like Bourgeois, Wirtz and Othman were also undefeated in league competition this winter.
Whitnall finished third of eight teams, trailing conference champion Pewaukee and runner-up New Berlin. Greenfield placed sixth.
The city’s two schools combined for six second-place performances. Whitnall’s Ruben Garcia (119 pounds), McGee, Matt Price (135) and Nathan Barnhart (160) were all second, as were Greenfield’s Alec Adams (125) and Andrew Krueger (140).
Greenfield Kevin Vazquez was third at 145, as was Whitnall’s Josh Langenohl at 285.