Daily Sports Beat: Saturday
Swimming, wrestling teams participate in weekend tournaments.
Facing some of the strongest teams in the Madison area, the Greenfield/Greendale co-op managed to take sixth of 15 teams at the Cardinal Relays in Middleton on Saturday.
"A couple of swimmers had lifetime best efforts, but for the most part, our guys were pretty beat down from practice,” Greenfield/Greendale coach Dale Schrank said. “Everything from now on will be geared toward the season finale combination: conference, sectionals or state.”
The PantherHawks finished in the top-three of four events, including diving as Wil Kivlin was third individually and was joined by Liam Duffy and Austin Lasch.
The Whitnall swimming and diving team improved from last place in 2010 to seventh place this winter at the South Milwaukee Rocket Invite on Saturday.
“It was a great step for us at this point of the season,” Whitnall coach George Guddie said. “We had some fantastic swims before out taper starts and it should be a great end of the season.”
Nick Ratkowski turned in two of the Falcons’ top swim efforts, taking eighth in the 50-yard freestyle and 11th in the 100 free.
In the 100 breaststroke, Alex Bell placed eighth and Jake Hodel was 10th. Bell was also 11th in the 200 individual medley and Hodel 10th in the 100 backstroke.
In diving, Nick Bell placed seventh and Jake Damro 10th
“Both divers had personal and seasonal best dives and are improving every meet,” Guddie said.
The Greenfield wrestlers struggled at the South Milwaukee Duals on Saturday, a day that included a 75-0 loss to Luxemburg-Casco.
“Just a terrible day,” Greenfield coach Keith Morin said. “We didn't have the intensity you need to hang with these teams. … Our team really took a step backward in this tourney and will have to regroup after exam week.”
Andrew Krueger went 4-1 for the Hawks, and Matt Brendemihl went 3-2.