Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Whitnall's Sam Mentkowski and Patrick Wyrowski and Greenfield's Nathan Getzin look to extend their playing careers at the next level.
Three local football players — two from Whitnall and one from Greenfield — plan to play at the college level next fall. Whitnall's Sam Mentkowski, one of the top wide receivers in the state in terms of production, plans to play for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a program that played in the NCAA Division III semifinals in December. Mentkowski hauled in 72 passes for 1,008 yards and 12 touchdowns in nine games for the Falcons. Nathan Getzin, a mammoth interior offensive lineman for the Hustlin' Hawks, will play at Trinity International University in Illinois. The 6-4, 317-pound Greenfield senior was a first-team all-woodland Conference offensive guard and center for the Hawks last fall after playing tight end in 2011, when he was an …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Joel Stave, a former standout with Whitnall High School, suffered a broken collarbone in a loss to Michigan State on Saturday.
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Falcons were overwhelmed in the first half of a 63-26 loss to Wisconsin Lutheran in a first-round playoff game Friday.
The Whitnall football team's magical season — one that included a Woodland Conference title and the opening of Falcon Field — came to an abrupt end Friday. The Falcons (5-4) were outscored by 53 points in the first half en route to a 63-26 loss to top-seeded and undefeated Wisconsin Lutheran (9-0) in a WIAA Division 3 first-round playoff game. Adihia Bell rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns for Wisco. For the Falcons, the terrific tandem of senior quarterback Zach Sutton and senior receiver Sam Mentkowski was impressive in a losing effort. Sutton threw for 387 yards on 36-of-64 passing with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Mentkowski caught a career-high 16 passes for 181 yards and one touchdown.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Whitnall football team also claimed a share of its first league title since 2000 and opened the brand new Falcon Field.
In what has been an incredibly memorable first season as head coach of the Whitnall football program, Jeff Wallack believes one moment stands out more than the rest: The opening of Falcon Field. “Opening up this place against rival Greenfield, I felt we could have played better offensively, but we’ll take that win,” Wallack told Patch on Wednesday. “It was a real surreal moment with the fireworks going off in the background.” The Falcons won that game, 19-6, back in week three of the regular season. Since then, they secured a WIAA Division 3 playoff berth and locked up a share of the Woodland Conference East Division title, the school’s first championship since 2000. “I remember when you guys came to talk to us in August, the big thing was…
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Whitnall football team is back in the WIAA postseason after a one-year hiatus.
The Whitnall Falcons, who did not qualify for the postseason in 2011, will take on top-seeded and undefeated Wisconsin Lutheran at 7 p.m. Friday in a Level 1 WIAA Division 3 playoff game. Wisco went 8-0 during the regular season, including 7-0 in the Wisconsin Little Ten. Wisco has been to the WIAA every season since 2000 and won three straight titles from 2005-07. The team was the D3 runner-up last fall. The Falcons, seeded eight, finished the regular season 5-3, and were tri-Woodland Conference East Division champions, along with Brown Deer and South Milwaukee. The winner of Friday’s game will play fifth-seeded Jefferson or fourth-seeded East Troy the following weekend in Level 2 action. Seventeen schools within the Milwaukee Patch area …
Despite losing in the regular season finale to New Berlin West, Whitnall held onto to a share of the Woodland East in what turned out to be a three-way tie.
Well, it’s not exactly like the Whitnall Falcons drew it up, but when you wait 12 years for a conference title, you’ll take a piece of the crown any way you can get it. Even if you lose in wild, wild fashion. And even if you have to share the title with three other teams. Both happened to the Falcons on Friday. Whitnall finished the regular season 5-3 after a 56-42 shootout loss to New Berlin West on Friday, but thanks to Greendale’s 42-0 win over visiting Brown Deer, Whitnall remained tied atop the Woodland Conference East Division standings along with Brown Deer. Meanwhile, the South Milwaukee Rockets defeated New Berlin Eisenhower, 21-16, Friday to work their way into a three-way tie with Brown Deer and Whitnall. It’s the Rockets first …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
But the Falcons can determine their own fate: win, and conference title drought ends at 12 years.
The Whitnall football team is on the verge of its first Woodland Conference title in 12 years, and the Falcons could see that it happens with a win over New Berlin West on the road Friday. The Falcons have not, however, already clinched a share of the title, as Greenfield Patch erroneously reported last week. Due to incorrect information provided to Patch, this publication said the Falcons clinched a share of the Woodland Conference East Division title with their win over Cudahy on Friday. The win pushed Whitnall to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in division games, the same record as East Division co-leader Brown Deer. Patch called Whitnall and Brown Deer co-champs because each team’s final regular season game is against a West Division foe (Brown …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Most high school football teams learned their playoff fates Friday, but a few teams are still fighting for a postseason berth when the regular season ends this weekend.
With just one week remaining in the regular season, almost every high school football team in the Milwaukee Patch area knows its postseason fate. Almost every team. Muskego, Racine Horlick, Greendale, Martin Luther and Brookfield Academy all can lock up playoff berths with victories Friday, but losses would either eliminate them from contention or significantly hurt their chances. In the third edition of Patch’s Postseason Possibilities, we take another look at each high school team in the Milwaukee Patch area and break down its playoff chances. Records and scenarios are updated as of Oct. 7. Look for an update to include next weekend’s games by noon Oct. 15. (To get in, a team needs four or more league wins.) In for sure Waukesha West (3-…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Whitnall sneaked out a win over Cudahy on Friday. Meanwhile, Greenfield was shut out by Brown Deer and had its postseason hopes dashed.
A failed two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter helped Whitnall seal a share of its first Woodland Conference title since 2000 on Friday. The Falcons rebounded from a 34-13 loss the previous week to Brown Deer to beat Cudahy, 22-22, at Falcon Field in the annual homecoming game. The win was huge for several reasons. First, is guaranteed the Falcons will be playing in the WIAA postseason after wrapping up the regular season at New Berlin West on Oct. 12. Whitnall improved to 5-2 in league games, assuring themselves a spot in the playoff field. In addition, the victory moved Whitnall to 4-1 in Woodland East games, tying them with Brown Deer atop the final division standings. In the win over Cudahy, Whitnall quarterback Zach Sutton …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Find out which Patch-area teams are in, out or fighting for the playoff lives.
Hey, high school football fans, want to know if your favorite team will be playing in this year’s WIAA postseason? Want to know what they need to get in? Well, welcome to the second edition of Patch’s Postseason Possibilities, where we take a look at each high school team in the Milwaukee Patch area and breakdown its playoff chances. Records and scenarios are updated as of 11 a.m. Oct. 1. Look for an update to include this weekend’s game by noon Oct. 8. (To get in, a team needs four or more league wins.) In for sure Waukesha West (3-3, 3-2): Even after losing to Catholic Memorial, 17-0, Friday, we won’t move the Wolverines out of this category, only because they finish against winless Waukesha North on Oct. 12. But with Arrowhead on the …