Thursday, May 16, 2013
SCORE Complex in Racine hosts the 2013 National High School Rugby Girls Championships, and DHSA and Catholic Memorial are among the eight finalists.
Yamilett Lopez of Greenfield is participating this Saturday and Sunday in the 2013 National High School Rugby Girls Championships at the SCORE Complex in Franksville, WI. She is a senior at Divine Savior Holy Angels, a six-time national champion. DSHA is seeded second in the eight-team Division 1 tournament and faces Amazons of California at 10:15 Saturday in an opening-round match. Also representing Wisconsin in the tournament is Waukesha Catholic Memorial. Catholic Memorial is seeded No. 4 in the Division 1 tournament and opens against Summit, CO, also at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. The championship match at 12:30 p.m. Sunday will be streamed live online.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The talented pair of Greenfield sophomore Tuyet Nguyen and Whitnall senior Meredith Heller claimed the top spots in the hurdle events at the Woodland Conference Outdoor Championships on Monday.
With multi-time state hurdle champion Michelle Garner now gone, Greenfield sophomore Tuyet Nguyen assumed the spotlight. Nguyen won the conference title in the 100-meter hurdles at Monday’s Woodland Conference Outdoor Championships at Brown Deer High School. The sophomore posted a time of 16.92 seconds, well ahead of South Milwaukee senior Taylor Zaeske’s runner-up time of 17.24. Nguyen was also the runner-up in the triple jump with a distance of 34 feet, 9 ½ inches, behind only Pius senior Amelia Acompanado, who had a distance of 35-3. Meanwhile, Whitnall senior Meredith Heller showed she’ll be a force over the final few weeks of her high school career when she claimed the 300 hurdles in 47.46, more than two seconds better than the runner…
As the regular season winds down, the Falcons are behind first-place South Milwaukee in the standings but ahead of the Rockets in the loss column.
Needing a win to remain in control of its own destiny, the Whitnall Falcons softball team pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind rally to stay in the Woodland Conference East Division hunt Monday. Whitnall fought back from a 5-2 deficit to score four in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 6-5 win at Whitnall High School. The Falcons improved to 8-1 in league play with three games remaining. They are a half-game behind South Milwaukee, which swept a doubleheader from downtrodden Brown Deer on Monday to move to 10-2. Greenfield, meanwhile, fell to 6-3 in league games and is now fourth in the standings. Greenfield and Whitnall play again Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Konkel Park. On Monday, Whitnall’s Kim Robinson and Carly Wagner …
The annual Whitnall Falcon Booster Club fundraiser will be at Finn McGuire's Irish Pub and Grill in Hales Corners from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Not interested in doing yard work this fall but still in need of someone to come over and rake your leaves? Saturday’s Falcon Fest 2013, a Whitnall Falcon Booster Club fundraiser, could offer a solution. In an effort to get high school athletes and club members more involved in the fundraiser, each team and club was asked to pull together baskets to raffle or for the silent auction. The football team, for example, decided its silent auction baskets would include four players donating two hours of their time to come do yard work or similar chore at the winner’s home. A cash prize will be rewarded to the group’s basket that pulls in the most money. The 15th annual Falcon Fest will be from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Finn McGuire’s Irish …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The two local teams, both among the Woodland Conference East Division leaders, play each other Monday and Tuesday during the final week of the regular season.
Back-to-back showdowns between crosstown rivals Whitnall and Greenfield will go a long way in determining this year’s Woodland Conference East softball champion. The Falcons, who entered this week tied for first place at 7-1 in league play (11-5 overall), host the Hustlin’ Hawks at 4 p.m. Monday before playing the Hawks again at 4:30 p.m. at Konkel Park on Tuesday. South Milwaukee (8-2) is tied for first with the Falcons; Greenfield (6-2) is one game behind the leaders with fourth-place Cudahy (5-3) lurking as well. “Greenfield is having an excellent season this year and these games will directly impact the conference title race,” Whitnall coach Tom Hickman said in an email to Patch. In addition to the showdown with the Hawks, the Falcons …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Elertson was a high school associate principal and handled the school's athletics for nearly two years. He and his family are moving to Colorado.
In his two years as the Whitnall High School athletic director and associate principal, Rick Elertson has seen the opening of state-of-the-art Falcon Field and helped the school launch seven new clubs, all while Whitnall has remained near the top of the heap academically. And while he’s quick to point out he’s not necessarily directly responsible for any of those things, he’s happy to have been a part of them. “There’s a sense of pride at Whitnall,” Elertson said. “There’s a stadium we can be proud of, the community has rallied around athletics and the district’s academics. Things tend to snowball from there in a positive way. “It’s a big deal for me to feel like I’ve been a part of that renewal.” To see what happens next, however, …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A wet spring that washed out plenty of competitions has led to a busy stretch for the Hustlin' Hawk golfers.
Editor's note: This recap was provided by Greenfield High School coach Paul Hetzel. Other sports recaps — varsity, jayvee, Little League, etc. — can be posted here. The Greenfield High School golf team was busy last week making up for lost time due to the extremely wet start to the 2013 season. The Hawks are fielding a young and inexperienced team this spring with seniors Alec Piekarski and Justin Cancilla bringing the most varsity experience and teaming with first-time varsity players seniors Jaron Litza and Trevor Holmes and sophomores Ben Fularczyk, Ryan Hensiak and Ben Wachniak. The team played seven matches in seven days, with results consistent with those of an inexperienced team. Scores started off higher than hoped for but have …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Take a great photo of the opening day ceremonies? Or capture a great moment from your child's first game? Share the photo here.
Hundreds of families celebrated the start of the Greenfield Little League season on Saturday at Kulwicki Park. And we're sure some parents, grandparents and coaches took a few photos of the Opening Day ceremonies and the league's first games. We want you to share the photos with your neighbors and Greenfield Patch users. Simply upload them here!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Falcons improved to 3-3 overall with a convincing victory over Pewaukee on Monday.
Think you're busy this spring? Try spending a week in Whitnall softball coach Tom Hickman's shoes, or any of his players for that matter. Specifically, this week. Thanks to a seemingly continuous rainfall that lasted most of April, the Falcons kicked off a nine-game week Monday with a 16-2 win over Pewaukee to improve to 3-3 overall, 2-2 in the Woodland Conference. Pitcher Carly Wagner allowed just three hits in the complete-game victory and got plenty of offensive support from Alex Cimler (three hits, three RBI), Liz Thon (three hits, three runs), Lizzy Menden (two triples) and Katie Rosenwald (two doubles, two RBI). Barring any inclement weather, the game was the first of many this week for the Falcons, who have daily contests through …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Athletic directors and coaches have been scrambling all spring to get in matches, games and tournaments. The same can be said for Greenfield's park and rec department.
Scott Otto has the The Weather Channel’s website bookmarked on his desktop and checks it repeatedly throughout the day. The Greenfield High School athletic director and assistant principal has got the district’s grounds keeper, the city’s Park and Recreation Department, and the district’s facilities coordinator Stuart Wilke on speed-dial. And Otto has been in constant contact with his high school spring coaches and other athletic directors, all of whom, thanks to this spring’s persistence rainfall, have been forced to coordinate and orchestrate a complex schedule-juggling performance unlike many others. “It’s been a nightmare,” Otto said. “I’ve talked to other ADs in the conference and coaches that have coached 25 or 30 years and none of …