State Wrestling Tournament, Hoops League Title Game Highlight This Week's Events

Three local wrestlers will be competing in this weekend's state tournament in Madison and the Whitnall boys basketball team is shooting for a share of the conference title.

A busy week could be an exciting one for Whitnall and Greenfield high school sports.

Three local wrestlers will be competing in the WIAA Division 1 State Individual Wrestling Tournament, which begins Thursday in Madison.

At 103 pounds, Whitnall (44-1) will take on Manitowoc Lincoln freshman Zach Youngchild (41-2) at 3 p.m. The winner will take on Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln senior Jason Munoz (38-8) or Holmen freshman Darius Wright (36-6) later that evening.

Bourgeois and Munoz are two of only three seniors and four upperclassmen in the 16-wrestler field.

Greenfield senior Taylor Wirtz (32-8) will face Milton junior Garrett Whitehead (44-4) in a 130-pound match at 3 p.m. Thursday. The winner advances to face Oconomowoc freshman Logan Ballering (34-11) or Arrowhead sophomore Mitchell Berenz (32-16) Thursday evening.

, begins his tournament with a first-round match with Green Bay Preble senior Marshall Pennings (41-5), also at 3 p.m. Thursday. The winner will likely take on undefeated Arrowhead senior Jake Sueflohn (45-0), who has a first-round match with DeForest junior Jack Jenkins (29-17).

The tournament continues Friday and Saturday. All matches are at the Kohl Center.

In other high school sports action, the Whitnall boys basketball team will be of the Woodland Conference Black Division title when it hosts Greendale at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the regular season finale.

Whitnall is tied with New Berlin Eisenhower and South Milwaukee in first place, all with identical 12-4 conference records, and just needs to win to share the league crown.

The Greenfield boys basketball team concludes the regular season at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at New Berlin Eisenhower.

The Whitnall girls basketball team is at Greendale at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and the Greenfield girls team is at Milwaukee Pulaski at 7 p.m. Wednesday and hosts Eisenhower at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


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