Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Whitnall boys basketball team pulled out a 78-74 overtime win at Greenfield High School in the Woodland Conference finale Tuesday.
Ricky Santiago made school history Tuesday, but it was Danny Weymier and the Whitnall Falcons that had the last laugh. Weymier scored a game-high 34 points as the Falcons knocked off the host Hustlin' Hawks, 78-74, in overtime at Greenfield High School on Tuesday. Santiago scored a team-high 25 points. He needed just 11 to become only the third player in school history to reach 1,000 in his career. With the win, the Falcons improved to 14-7 overall in Steve Kujawa's first season as head coach, and 12-6 in the Woodland Conference East, good for second place behind Brown Deer (16-1). Greenfield finished the regular season 10-12 overall after winning just five games in coach Jack Miller's first season. The Hawks were 9-9 in conference, good …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Senior guard Ricky Santiago could become just the third boys basketball player in school history to score 1,000 career points when the Hawks host Whitnall on Tuesday.
Hundreds of basketball players have laced up their kicks and stepped out on the court for the Greenfield Hustlin’ Hawks basketball team. Only two have done what senior guard Ricky Santiago is on the verge of doing. With 18 points in a 86-60 loss to Brown Deer on Friday, Santiago moved into third place on the school’s all-time leading scorers list. He now is just 11 points shy of 1,000 in his career and could reach the mark when the Hawks host crosstown rival Whitnall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. “It’s honestly shocking,” said Santiago, whose 989 career points place him behind only Pete Binelas’s school-record 1,250 and Nick Smith’s 1,156. “I didn’t really plan to do this. It wasn’t a goal I set until this year when I noticed I was really close to…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Several challenges face first-year Hustlin' Hawks coach.
Jack Miller has a track record of turning around Greenfield High School athletic programs. Miller, who has elevated the high school’s softball program into one of the area’s best, took over the school’s girls basketball program in 2002 and helped give it life after it appeared to be left for dead. And though the boys hoops program wasn’t facing as dire a situation, Miller has been called upon to pull the school back up to a level of respectability. The team went 5-19 last winter under Jim Nowak, who resigned early in the season because of health reasons, and interim coach Ed Mermolia. The program won just six games the year before and has not had a winning season since 2006-07. Enter Miller. Though he last coached boys basketball in 1989, …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Top-ranked Wisconsin Lutheran is up next for Greenfield.
Wins have been scarce this winter for the Greenfield boys basketball team, making the Hustlin' Hawks victory over the Cudahy Packers on Tuesday that much sweeter. Host Greenfield had four players score in double digits in a 65-63 win in a WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal game. "Our team has played our opponents tough all season," said Greenfield coach Ed Mermolia, whose team improved to 5-18. " We have had a long season with a ton adversity. ... The ending scores do not show our improvement and effort this season. We are not making any excuses, but I will say do not let the win-loss record be the indicator of our growth." Next up for the Hawks is a regional semifinal at top-seeded Wisconsin Lutheran (20-2) at 6:30 p.m. Friday. "…
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The Hustlin' Hawks host the Cudahy Packers in a regional quarterfinal at 7 p.m.
The WIAA boys basketball postseason tournament begins tonight with teams competing in regional quarterfinal games all around the state. One such game pits Greenfield against Cudahy at 7 p.m. in a Division 2 contest at Greenfield. The fourth-seeded Hustlin’ Hawks have lost their last four games and are just 4-18 this season, but one of those wins was a 69-58 home victory over Cudahy on Jan. 11. In that win, Greenfield sophomore point guard Ricky Santiago scored a game-high 22 points. Santiago leads the Hawks with 15.2 points per game. The Packers also finished the season just 4-18 including losses in six of their last seven games. No player averages more than Teontae Morgan’s 9.8 points per contest. The winner will play at top-seeded …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Whitnall, Eisenhower and South Milwaukee all tied atop Woodland Black Division standings.
The Whitnall basketball team forced a three-way tie atop the Woodland Conference Black Division standings by knocking off host New Berlin Eisenhower, 58-54, Friday. Whitnall (14-7 overall), Eisenhower and South Milwaukee all own 12-4 league records with just one game remaining, and all three squads play the bottom three teams in the standing in their finales Wednesday. Whitnall hosts Greendale (3-13 conference) and Eisenhower hosts Greenfield (3-13), while South Milwaukee has the toughest of the three opponents, a road game at Wauwatosa West (10-6). In the win over Eisenhower, Whitnall’s Stephen Pelkofer scored a game-high 24 points and Bryan Nagy chipped in 11 to help offset Eisenhower’s Reed Timmer’s 21 and Keith Kahlfeldt’s 20. Whitnall…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The visiting Whitnall Falcons boys basketball team took an early lead against the Greenfield Hawks and held off the home team.
The Greenfield Hawks boys basketball team had their hands full Tuesday night when it hosted the Whitnall Falcons. Whitnall took an early lead and held off late Greenfield runs to win, 78-55, and improve to 12-7 as Greenfield fell to 4-16. Whitnall junior Stephen Pelkofer led all scorers with 21 points while teammate Bryan Nagy, a junior, added 15 points. Sophomore point guard Ricky Santiago led Greenfield scorers with 17 points while senior guard Austin Jacobsen turned in 13.
Friday, February 4, 2011
They face Wauwatosa West just 10 days after losing to the Trojans.
The Whitnall boys basketball team does not have to wait long to get a shot at revenge. Just 10 days after losing at home to Wauwatosa West, 52-49, the Falcons take on the Trojans again, this time on the road at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Whitnall, still in first place in the Woodland Conference Black Division with a 10-2 record despite the loss, is 11-5 overall. Wauwatosa West is 8-8 overall, 7-5 conference. Whitnall girls basketball The Falcons will be attempting to move over .500 in the conference for the first time since starting the season 1-0 when they host Wauwatosa West at 7:30 p.m. Whitnall moved to 8-7 overall and 6-6 in league play with a 54-24 win last Friday, coach Keith Larson’s 300th career victory. The Falcons beat Wauwatosa West (3-…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Falcons defeat Wauwatosa West as coach inches closer to 300 career victories.
Whitnall girls basketball coach Keith Larson inched closer to his 300th career victory when the Falcons downed Wauwatosa West, 49-28, on the road Tuesday. The Falcons limited the Trojans to just nine second-half points after trailing, 19-18, at halftime. “We had a good second half after being down by one at half,” Larson said. “A few adjustments and more energy from the players was the difference. Rachael Shulta, Ann Marie Bay and Katherine Crivello all made significant contributions in the second half.” Crivello scored a team-high 12, Alyssa Moffatt added nine and Shulta chipped in eight as the Falcons improved to 7-7 overall and 5-6 in the Woodland Conference. West’s Paige Soles led all players with 15 points but none of her teammates …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Whitnall boys basketball team looks to hold onto its one-game lead in the Woodland Black Division.
In perhaps the biggest game of the Woodland Conference boys basketball season so far, the Whitnall Falcons will host the New Berlin Eisenhower Lions at 7:30 p.m. tonight with a share of first place on the line. The Falcons own the top spot in the Woodland Black Division with an 8-1 league record (9-4 overall), one game ahead of both Eisenhower (9-4 overall, 7-2) and South Milwaukee (9-3, 7-2). The Falcons, who are undefeated at home (4-0), are winners of their last five games overall and their last six league games. Last winter, Whitnall ended Eisenhower’s 20-game winning streak with a 55-50 loss Feb. 19, the Lions’ only league defeat of the 2009-10 campaign. Eisenhower’s balanced offensive attack includes three players who score in double…