Competing in the Classic 8 Conference wrestling meet at Waukesha West, Waukesha South's Marcelo Barreiro won the 113-pound title with a major decision in the championship match over Mukwonago's Hunter Kadrich.
Runners-up included Gabe Bautz of Catholic Memorial (285), Dustin Snyder of South (195), Nico Marchan of CMH (160), North's Drew Malicki (152), South's Brent Ehrhardt (138), West's Ramil Dawd (132) and Memorial's Chris Else (126).
South took fourth place with 138 points. Mukwonago (262) won the team title convincingly.
West clinging to lead
Waukesha West's girls basketball team brought a 15-4 overall record and 10-1 mark in the Classic 8 into the week, but the Wolverines reign atop the standings appeared at least somewhat in jeopardy. After incurring its first loss of the year in Classic 8 play to Arrowhead last week, West was set to face Mukwonago on Feb. 9. Just one game back (9-2), Mukwonago was slated to have the services of senior Bre Cera, an Iowa recruit who was injured the first time the teams met.
Mukwonago (16-3) has not lost since Cera returned, with six straight victories overall.
Kettle Moraine (9-2) also remains in the mix one game back of West, and the Lasers will face West on Feb. 18 in the regular-season finale. KM and Mukwonago have already split games this season.
West also fell Saturday in overtime to fellow Division 2 powerhouse New Berlin Eisenhower, 56-51, which sets the table for a highly entertaining Division 2 regional loaded with strongholds from Pewuakee (14-5), New Berlin West (14-5), Eisenhower (15-4) and Waukesha West. Only one of those teams can reach the sectional final, where defending state champion Milwaukee Pius XI (18-1) will likely be waiting.
Catholic Memorial, definitely no slouch at 10-8 in the tough Classic 8, is also in the same Division 2 regional.
South springs upset
Though Waukesha North was unable to maintain its momentum after defeating Classic 8 co-leader Arrowhead in double overtime on Jan. 29, falling twice in three contests last week, it was Waukesha South's turn to make some waves with extra basketball.
South defeated league-title contender Kettle Moraine in triple overtime, 70-68, led by 21 points from Cody Hurtado and 18 from Mitchell Henes. Hurtdao's layup with 9 seconds to play accounted for the winning difference in the third extra session.
Hurtado, whose 19.6 points per game marks the third-best total in the league, also lit up the scoreboard with 33 points in a 70-66 overtime win over Catholic Memorial on Tuesday, and entering the week, South, North and KM were all tied with 6-4 records in league play. South is 9-8 overall, having won four straight games heading into a meeting at home against North (10-7) on Feb. 9.
After falling to Kettle Moraine on Feb. 2, North rebounded to down Waukesha West three nights later, 68-52, with four players in double figures -- Marquis Carter (16 points), Adam Wieczorek (15), Kendall Gould (14) and Will McDonald (12).
Memorial, despite 18.3 points per game from Parker Carlsen, fell to 2-8 in league play and 7-10 overall.
Both North and Memorial are part of a regional that features Eisenhower (17-1), Greendale (12-5), Pewaukee (14-3) and Whitnall (13-5), with potential sectional-final foes Milwaukee Samel Morse-Marshall (12-4) and Milwaukee Washington (14-4).
South's sectional is a little more open, with top teams from Arrowhead (12-5), Germantown (13-4), De Pere (11-5), Sussex Hamilton (14-5), Menomonee Falls (11-7), Kimberly (10-6) and Sheboygan North (15-2).
Local players close in on milestones
Entering the week, Waukesha South's Emily Schumacher had 950 career points to her name, with three regular-season games remaining. Schumacher, averaging 17.1 points per game, is the second-leading scorer in the Classic 8, behind Waukesha West's Dani Rhodes (21.9 ppg).
Catholic Memorial senior Dena Dryer came into the week with 903 points on her career ledger. Waukesha North's Adam Wieczorek (16.9 ppg) brought 804 into the final leg of the season, and though reaching 1,000 points remains an unlikelihood, the Northstars do have five regular-season games remaining.
Hockey has top seed
The Waukesha co-op hockey team reeled in the top seed for the boys hockey sectional, with games beginning Feb. 16. Waukesha will first hit the ice Feb. 19 with a 7 p.m. game at the Naga-Waukee Ice Arena, meeting either No. 9 Beloit Memorial or No. 8 Stoughton.
Marquette holds the No. 2 seed in the same bracket. The sectional final is set for Feb. 27 at Naga-Waukee. The Wings were ranked No. 9 in the latest Wisconsin Prep Hockey poll.