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…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Greenfield will play at top-seeded Milwaukee Hamilton for the regional title Friday night.
When you win just five of 23 games, you don’t have many options to choose from when attempting to identify a signature victory. The kind of victory a coach and his players can point to in the offseason as a model for how to get things done in the future. The kind of victory that can generate momentum and keep it rolling during the “off” months. On Tuesday, the Greenfield boys basketball team, now the owner of a 5-18 record, picked up such a victory. Junior Kyle Schahczinski's basket with 1.3 seconds propelled the Hustlin’ Hawks to a 48-46 win over host Oak Creek (8-13) in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal. “That was a huge lift for us to come through and win a close one against a decent team,” first-year coach Jack Miller said. “Going …
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, June 1, 2011
Greenfield had no problems with its foe Tuesday, while Whitnall scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Lizzy Menden's game-winning hit with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning propelled the Whitnall Falcons to a 7-6 come-from-behind WIAA regional semifinal victory at Schoetz Park in Hales Corners Tuesday. The Falcons (12-7) trailed visiting Waukesha West, 6-5, entering the seventh before Menden's heroics. Whitnall's Ann Marie Bay belted a three-run home run in the fourth inning, and Carolyn Dudek picked up the win with seven strikeouts and six walks in seven innings. Meanwhile at Konkel Park, Greenfield (18-6) dominated Milwaukee South, 19-0, in five innings. Andrea Solberg continued her season long torrid hitting, going 4-for-5 with six RBIs and Lexus Kirkpatrick (three innings) and Amber Polachek (two innings) combined to pitch a…
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Greenfield, Whitnall hosting first-round games at home.
The Greenfield softball team will begin its quest for a fifth berth in the WIAA State Softball Tournament when it opens regional competition this afternoon. The Hustlin' Hawks (17-6), seeded third in Sectional 8, will host 14th-seeded Milwaukee South at 4:15 p.m. at Konkel Park. The top two seeds in the sectional are Kenosha Bradford (22-2) and Muskego (16-8). Sixth-seeded South Milwaukee (14-5) won the sectional a year ago, beating Greenfield in a sectional semifinal. Greenfield and South Milwaukee could meet again this postseason, this time in a regional final Thursday. The Rockets defeated the Hawks twice during the regular season. In Sectional 6, seventh-seeded Whitnall (11-7) will host 10th-seeded Waukesha West (9-10) at 4:30 p.m. …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Longtime softball coach and former girls basketball coach Jack Miller will take over the program.
Longtime Greenfield softball coach Jack Miller has been chosen to take over the Greenfield High School boys basketball program, according to Greenfield NOW sports writer John Rech. According to Rech, Miller was chosen out of 33 applicants to replace interim head coach Ed Mermolia, who took over the program from Jim Nowak when Nowak resigned due to health reasons a few weeks into the 2010-11 season. Miller is one of the area's winningest softball coaches and has led the Hustlin' Hawks to the WIAA Division 1 State Softball Tournament three times. He also helped turnaround a struggling girls basketball program during his tenure from 2002-07. Here is the news release from the Greenfield School District regarding the hire.
Friday, December 31, 2010
A rundown of the biggest moments of 2010 for the Hustlin' Hawks.
With a number of state-championship efforts, important new hires and historic victories, 2010 produced a number of exciting and important stories for the Greenfield High School athletic department. Before looking ahead at 2011, let's take a look at who stole this year's top sports headlines. 1. Co-op Swim Team Dominant at State Meet Behind a number of top swims, the Greenfield/Greendale co-op boys swim team turned in its best finish ever at the WIAA Division 1 State Meet in February. Then-junior Jack Lennertz won the 100-yard butterfly and teamed with now-graduated seniors Mike Lucchesi and Mark Leiderbach and then-junior Matt Jungers to claim the 200 freestyle relay. Lucchesi added a second-place swim in the 200 free, as did Jungers in …