Sport Shorts: May 29

Brookfield East’s Will Sutton (right) races teammate Mitch Mikulsky to the finish of the first 100-meter dash heat in the Greater Metro Conference Outdoor track meet May 20 at Sussex Hamilton. The two came back to finish third and fourth, respectively, in the 100-meter finals.

Brookfield East’s Will Sutton (right) races teammate Mitch Mikulsky to the finish of the first 100-meter dash heat in the Greater Metro Conference Outdoor track meet May 20 at Sussex Hamilton. The two came back to finish third and fourth, respectively, in the 100-meter finals. Photo By Dave Haberkorn

May 27, 2014


Brookfield East put two golfers on the all-conference team and finished the Greater Metro Conference season in fourth place.

Juniors Chris Vitale (236 strokes) and Troy Henning (244) finished eighth and 10th respectively in the conference and earned second-team honors.

East placed fourth (162) in the final mini meet at the Wisconsin Club on May 19 and then shot a 323 and finished fourth at the GMC Tournament on May 21 at Morning Star.

In the final mini meet, Henning and freshman Jude Shafer each shot a 39, followed by Vitale (40) and sophomores Jacob Taylor and Luke Moyer, each with 44s.

Then in the conference tournament, Vitale led with a 75, followed by Henning (77), Taylor (84), Shafer (87) and Moyer (91).

"I'm really excited with how we played today," said coach Chris Minchk about the tournament. "Both Troy and Chris are peaking at the right time. They're both capable of shooting in the 70s on any given day. I'm glad that they proved to themselves that they can execute their games in a pressure-packed event like today.

"Jude Shafer and Jacob Taylor hit some great shots today, but they struggled around the greens. Collectively, our ability to get an up and down around the green has improved significantly. We need to continue to get better around the greens as we approach the WIAA Tournament series next week.

"Phase II of the season starts next week as we try to advance to the Mukwonago sectional. I've coached long enough to know that anything can happen during regionals and sectionals. It's an exciting time of the year for high school golf."

East dropped a dual meet to Mukwonago on Friday, 326-340.

Individual scores: Henning (74), Shafer (88), Vitale (89), Moyer (89) and Taylor (91) had the top scores.


Brookfield East closed out the week with a 6-0 win over West Allis Hale on May 24 at home in a Greater Metro Conference match, giving the Spartans a 2-1 record for the week.

The Spartans took a 5-0 lead at intermission against the Huskies, as Morgan Precour had three goals. Precour scored 1 minute, 26 seconds into the match (Cami Cross assist), at 5:40 (Abby Gregg) and at 13:28 (Aubrey Prey).

Kennedy Pipers scored at 29:32 and McKenna Fiedler at 34:49 (Steph Howland) to close out the first half.

Prey (Gregg) closed out the scoring at 76:22.

East blanked Kenosha Tremper, 2-0, on May 22 at home in a non-conference match.

Prey scored for East at 25 minutes, 38 seconds to take a 1-0 lead into halftime. Then at the 51:15 mark, Prey scored her second goal, this time getting an assist from Brynna Conway, and the rest was left to the East defense.

The Spartans opened the week with a 2-0 loss to Wauwatosa East on the road May 20 in a conference matchup.

Ava Anderson scored only 6:39 into the game for a 1-0 lead; McKenna Kowalski then scored at 26:08 for a 2-0 lead, and the Red Raiders made that hold up for the game.


New coach Nicholas Wycklendt won two of three games to start the season.

Brad Carstens pitched six strong innings, and Jake Smith closed out the game as East beat Cudahy, 7-0, on May 23 at home on a combined 2-hitter.

Carstens walked eight but fanned 11, and his defense played well behind him. Adam Wessel singled and doubled, and Alex McGuire had two hits and an RBI.

Dustin Brah had the only two hits off Peyton Cypress in a 7-0 loss at New Berlin Eisenhower on May 24 in the first game of a twin bill. The Spartans did work Cypress for eight walks but couldn't put anything together.

East bounced back with a 5-4 win in the nightcap, as T.C. Swittel banged out three hits in four at bats.

Smith got the win, pitching three shutout innings in relief, and McGuire earned the save.

With the scored tied 4-4, the Spartans won it in the top of the seventh.

Joe Morris started the inning with a walk; Zach Breider ran for him. Jake Pagel delivered on a perfect hit and run sending Breider to third, where he scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Davies.

"It was great to see the young team bounce back and get a split," Wycklendt said. "They played very hard baseball in this game.

"We showed great poise in this game. I was very proud of them on how they responded with a win. It was a great team effort."

Wycklendt was pleased with his team's first three games of the season.

"To start out 2-1 is great for these kids," he said. "Lacking the experience of playing varsity, we held our own by playing poised and with a lot of heart. The boys really rallied around each other and played great as a team. They are very supportive of one another."


Brookfield East saw its record fall to 8-15 overall and 4-10 in the Greater Metro Conference, dropping two games to Divine Savior Holy Angels.

East lost to DSHA, 9-1 and 15-5, to start the week and had crushed Cedarburg, 12-1, on May 22 on the road.

The star of the day in the win over the Bulldogs was Sydney Jahnke, who went 4-for-5 with three stolen bases and an errorless game at shortstop.

"She is really coming around," said coach Ashley Webber.

Emma Megal went 2-for-4 and Megan Roidt was 1-for-1with two sacrifice flies (2 RBIs) and a walk.

Holly Knight pitched a three-hitter in her last regular season game.

The Spartans did better against DSHA star pitcher Rose Dentice on May 20 than they did on May 19.

Megal had two hits and two runs scored as the Spartans banged off seven hits against Dentice in the 15-5 loss May 20.

Hailey Knight , Holly Knight and Abby Gerczak each scored a run and banged out a hit, while Ali Boldt and Jahnke had the other hits, and they each drove in a run along with Holly Knight.

Hailey Knight pitched 3.2 innings (8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) and Boldt pitched 2.1 innings (8 H, 9 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 1 K).

In the first loss to the Dashers, Dentice scattered six hits, allowed a run, walked one and fanned 13. Gerczak had two hits, and Hailey Knight, Megal, Jahnke and Alyssa Boltik each had a single. Megal drove in Hailey Knight with the only run.

Holly Knight pitched four innings (11 H, 9 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 L), and Hailey Knight pitched two innings (1 H, 3 BB, 2 K).

— Compiled by Tom 'Sky' Skibosh




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