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Local High School Swimmers, Wrestlers Set for Postseason

The Greenfield and Whitnall wrestling and swimming teams begin WIAA competition Saturday at Greenfield High School.

The WIAA swimming and wrestling postseason kicks off Saturday, and Greenfield High School will be at the center of attention.

The school will host both the WIAA Division 1 swimming sectional meet and a D1 regional wrestling tournament.

The swimming meet will be a strong test for the Greenfield-Greendale co-op boys swimming team, which despite winning eight of 12 events took second at the 10-team Woodland Conference meet Feb. 2, finishing behind the deeper Shorewood Greyhounds.

PantherHawk winners were:

  • Liam Duffy in diving with 399.7 points;
  • the 200-yard medley relay of Rick Perez, Ross Rybakowicz, Joey Hannah and Adam Fleischhacker in 1 minute, 40.70 seconds;
  • Perez in the 200 freestyle in 1:46.92;
  • Rybakowicz in the 200 individual medley in 2:00.40;
  • the 200 free relay of Niko Mendelin, Rybakowicz, Shaun Lucchesi and Fleischhacker in 1:31.61;
  • Perez in the 100 backstroke in 52.91;
  • Rybakowicz in the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.07;
  • and the 400 free relay of Perez, Andrew Staszak, Lucchesi and Fleischhacker in 3:19.16.

The 11-team sectional is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Diving is at 6 p.m. Friday, also at Greenfield High School.

Among the teams expected to compete for the title with the PantherHawks is Southeast Conference champion Franklin.

Whitnall, meanwhile, finished an impressive fifth at the conference meet, and second among non-co-op teams behind only Shorewood. (New Berlin West/Eisenhower and Wauwatosa East/West were third and fourth overall, respectively).

The Falcons will be in a D2 sectional at Cudahy at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Wrestling postseason also gets going 

In wrestling, Greenfield is also the site for the eight-team D1 regional with action beginning at 10 a.m.

Among the teams will be the Whitnall Falcons, who are fresh off their fourth-place effort at the Woodland Conference Tournament on Feb. 2, in Pewaukee.

There sophomore Anthony Senthavisouk (39-4), who is ranked second in Division 1 at 106 pounds, and Zach Barnhart at 170 won titles for the Falcons, and Alex Morton lost in the 285-pound title match for the seventh-place Hustlin’ Hawks.

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