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Good week for Waukesha sports

April 5, 2011

The 2011 spring sports season is getting into full swing for the four high schools in Waukesha. The Classic 8 Conference softball season begins this week and the conference indoor track meets will take place this week.

Waukesha West

Thanks to a pair of nonconference wins late in the week, the Waukesha West girls varsity soccer team improved to 3-0 on the season.

The Wolverines edged Green Bay Notre Dame 2-1, thanks to a pair of second half goals that erased a 1-0 first half deficit. Leah Seib scored both of those goals for West, the game-winner coming in the 76th minute. Stephanie Kurth assisted on her first goal. West outshot Notre Dame, 14-5.

West also defeated Wisconsin Rapids, 3-0. They led 1-0 at the intermission and then scored two more goals in the final half. Scoring for the winners were Angie Berens with two goals and Katie Grall with one. Caysi Shouse had one assist. West outshot the Rapids, 11-5.

The Wolverines opened the season on Thursday by defeating host Oconomowoc, 3-2. Grall, just a freshman, had two goals for the winners. Seib also scored for West. Berens and Shouse added assists.

The West boys track team competed Saturday in the Class A Madison West Relays and the Wolverines finished in 14th place in the 24-school field. The Wolverines scored 17 points. Arrowhead won with 88 points.

Matt Losiniecki had the best finish for West. The senior letterman took third place in the shot put with a toss of 55-3.

Joe Schobert added a fifth for the Wolverines in the high jump at 5-8 and Nick Tehan was sixth in the 200 dash at 23.59. The West 400-meter relay team placed fourth with a time of 45.95.

The West girls track team ran in the Lois Wolf Indoor Invitational at Whitefish Bay and placed 15th of 16 teams with 3 points. Arrowhead won with 108 tallies. Kianna Keller scored all of those points by finishing sixth in the mile run with a time of 5:53.30.

Waukesha North

The Waukesha North girls fastpitch softball team opened the season last Friday by scoring an easy 11-1 victory over visiting West Bend West. The game was called due to the 10-run rule after five innings.

Kelly Sykes was the winning pitcher as she worked the first four innings, striking out four, walking one and allowing one earned run. Bekah Kressin pitched the fifth inning.

Junior Kelsie Knutson led the offense for the Northstars by going 2-for-2 with four RBIs. Mari Sanfelippo had two hits and two runs batted in for North and Lacy Fons had two hits and one run batted in. Sykes tripled in the game.

North led 5-1 after four innings and then broke the game open with a six-run outburst in the fifth.

The North boys track team took part in the Class A Madison West Relays on Saturday and placed 17th of 24 teams with 12 points.

Two Northstars came away with fifth-place finishes. Jake Hansen was fifth in the pole vault at 12-6 and Jacob Jodat was fifth in the 1,600 run with a clocking of 4:42.89.

The North girls track team competed in the Lois Wolf Invitational at Whitefish Bay on Tuesday and finished fifth in the field of 16 teams. North scored 42 points. Arrowhead won the meet with 108 points.

Senior Jenna McMiller led the Northstars as she won the two-mile run with a time of 11:01. She won that race by a dominating 27 seconds.

Sammi Donovan ran third for North in the 880 run with a time of 2:24.69 and Courtney Johnston was sixth in the 220 dash at 29.82. Johnston also was fifth in the 60 dash with a time of 8.06.

The Northstars did well in the pole vault, grabbing two scoring places. Dana Christophersen was third at 9-0 and Brittni Schiewer was fifth at 9-0.

Sharon Oh placed seventh in the mile run (6:00.47) and Krysta Parson was eighth in the 440 (1:09.15).

North ran fifth in the 1,600 relay with a time of 4:35.17 and also placed seventh in the 640 relay at 1:35.14.

Catholic Memorial

The CMH varsity girls fastpitch softball team won its season-opener last Thursday, defeating host West Allis Central in a nonconference game, 8-6 in eight innings.

The Crusaders scored the winning run on a suicide squeeze bunt in the top of the eighth. Senior catcher Samantha Schreiner brought home designated hitter Rebecca Stekeil with the go-ahead tally.

Sophomore pitcher Rachel Ramthun went the distance and earned the win. She struck out 11 hitters.

Freshman third baseman Mari Klement, sophomore center fielder Tia Johnson and junior second baseman Morgan Schneider all had two hits for the winners.

CMH forced extra innings by scoring three times in the seventh inning.

The CMH boys track team finished second Saturday in the Class B division of the Madison West Relays. Tomah won the championship with 89 points and the Crusaders were next with 54 points. Monroe was third with 53 tallies.

Sam Tiahnybik had the lone win for Memorial as he won the 400-meter run with a time of 52.03.

Caleb Krause finished third in the shot put with a toss of 51-6 and Justin Bauer was seventh in the same event at 48-5.

The CMH girls soccer team drew with host Waunakee last week, 1-1. Mia Uzelac scored the lone goal for Memorial just seven minutes into the match. Julie Fischer assisted on that goal.

Memorial scored two second half goals to register a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Hartford last week. Nikki Condit and Uzelac scored the two goals for CMH. Annie Kalscheuer and Condit had assists for the winners.

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