Sports Notes

May 4, 2009

Mandatory meeting set for MHS frosh football parents

Muskego High School will hold a mandatory parent meeting for parents of all incoming freshman football players at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in the school's PAC. Paperwork and information on summer weightlifting and camps and on playing football in the fall will be distributed. For details, contact Ken Krause at

All-school powerlifting meet slated at Muskego High

The Muskego High School Physical Education Department will host an all-school powerlifting meet in the north gym at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 4. The event is open to the public.

MHS male and female student-athletes in grades nine through 12 will test their strength in the back squat , bench press and deadlift. Those setting records will get their names on the board outside the weightroom.

Call Coach Mike Nitka at (262) 679-2300, Ext. 4160 with questions.

Muskego Baseball Night scheduled at Miller Park

The Muskego High School baseball team has the opportunity to play a varsity game at Miller Park at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 17. Admission will be free to the public.

In order for the team to play at Miller Park, it is selling Brewers tickets. Muskego Baseball Night will be Saturday, Aug. 15, when the Brewers will take on the Houston Astros at 6:05 p.m.

To help support the Muskego High School baseball team, reserved tickets are available in advance by ordering through the MHS Baseball Booster Club. Loge outfield box seats are $28 each, and terrace reserved seats are $14 each.

For more information, contact Mike at (262) 914-8472. Send ticket request orders to MHS Baseball Booster Club, P.O. Box 262, Muskego, WI, 53150. Orders are due by Sunday, May 10.

New Berlin camp to feature Packers' Jennings, Collins

Green Bay Packers Greg Jennings, Nick Collins and the New Berlin West High School football coaching staff will present a camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 15, at New Berlin West High School, 18695 W. Cleveland Ave. Check-in will be at 8 a.m.

The camp is open to youth ages 10 through 17, and will be limited to the first 350 registrants. The fees are $99 per child and $75 for each additional camper from the same family. A camp T-shirt, lunch, snacks and beverages will be covered by the fee.

For a registration form, call Andy Roberts at (262) 442-0789 or visit

Muskego sixth-grade team takes fourth in state tourney

The Muskego Junior Warriors sixth-grade boys basketball team finished fourth in the Large School Division of the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament, which ran March 28 and 29 in Wausau. This tournament brought together 88 of the top community based sixth-grade boys teams in the state.

The Warriors challenged teams from Ashwaubenon, Waunakee, Eau Claire and Mukwonago and scored a double-overtime victory over De Pere to reach the semifinals. Their fourth-place finish in the state tournament was the highest by a Muskego boys youth team.

The Warriors competed in the top division of the Wisconsin Independent Basketball League and played in six tournaments besides the state tourney. They finished first twice, second three times and third once.

Members of the team were Henry McNally, Johnny Kindler Michael Vidmar, Matt Pedersen, Noah Jansen, Michael Strasser, Kyler Pope, Joey Mack, Joseph Neuberger and Brandon Glandt. The team was coached by Joe Neuberger, Brian Glandt and Doug Pedersen.

Eisenhower's Drew to play in all-star basketball game

Patrick Drew of New Berlin Eisenhower will play for the Division 2 South team in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Star Game on Saturday, June 20, at the University of Wisconsin Field House.

Drew is taking sponsorship donations for the Milwaukee Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund.

Checks may be made out to the WBCA/MACC Fund and sent to Eisenhower High School to his attention.

Drew's teammate, Austin Selvick, is an alternate for the Division 2 South team.

Eisenhower seventh-graders claim second in state hoops

The New Berlin Eisenhower seventh-grade boys basketball team claimed second place in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament Medium Community Division recently in La Crosse.

Eisenhower opened with pool-play wins over Richland Center (68-30), Wrightstown (60-50) and Somerset (75-36), then topped Ripon, 56-51, in the quarterfinals; and Whitnall, 56-42, in the semifinals before falling to Lodi in the championship game, 53-44.

Eisenhower's Nick Taylor and Reed Timmer were named to the all-tournament team, which also included Andrew Knoll of New Berlin West. The Vikings earned 15th place with a 40-35 victory over Portage.

Muskego fifth-grade boys finish 10th in state tourney

The Muskego fifth-grade boys basketball team placed 10th in the Large Community Division of the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament in Marshfield recently.

In pool play, Muskego defeated Marshfield, 49-33; lost to Sun Prairie, 49-35; and beat Chippewa Falls, 51-46. It lost in the round of 16 to Kaukauna, 45-40; downe4d Franklin, 45-42, in the ninth- through 12th-place semifinals, then was edged by Hortonville, 39-37, in the ninth-place game.

The team was coached by Ed Brozynski, Jeff Wagner, Ross Blount and Chad Tisonik.

NB West sixth-grade girls earn sixth in hoops event

The New Berlin West sixth-grade girls basketball team finished sixth in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament, played recently in Merrill, Wausau and Marathon.

In their pool-play games, the Vikings beat Notre Dame, 23-9; and Denmark, 26-22; and lost to Luxemburg-Casco, 32-8. They beat New London, 21-9, in the round of 16; lost to Oconto Falls, 28-26, in the first- through eighth-place quarterfinals; and were edged by McFarland, 36-34, in the fifth-place game.

West's Nicole Holstein was named to the all-tournament team.

New Berlin Eisenhower plans youth softball camp

New Berlin Eisenhower's defending WIAA Division 2 state softball champions will conduct a camp from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 2.

Girls in grades three through eight will receive hitting, fielding and throwing instruction from the Lions and their coaches.

For details, call Beth Schlegel at (414) 425-6672.

Warriors Red boys team completes 27-1 campaign

The fourth-grade Muskego Warriors Red boys team went 13-0 to win the Wisconsin Independent Basketball League regular-season title, also won the league tournament and finished 27-1 overall.

Members of the team were Ben Peschl, Michael Lehner, Austin Young, Riley Clemence, Bryce Schure, Joe Meyer, Josh Kafonta, Ryan Wikel, Ben Schaefer and Sam Platow. The team was coached by Doug Young, Ron Kafonta and Mark Clemence.

Boys basketball camps scheduled at Eisenhower

New Berlin Eisenhower will hold summer basketball camps this June and July at the high school.

The traditional camp focuses on ball skills, games and teamwork. Those will be held on the following schedule:

For those entering grades three and four, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, June 15 through 18; for grades five and six, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 15 through 18; for grades seven and eight, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. June 15 through 18; and for grades nine and 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. June 15 through 18. All camps are $60.

The shooting camp concentrates on the art of shooting the ball. Campers will be taught fundamentals of shooting, shooting off the dribble, shooting off the pass and using screens effectively. Those will be held on the following schedule:

For those entering grades three and four, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, June 22 through 25; for grades five and six, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, June 29 through July 2; for grades seven and eight, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, July 6 through 9; and for grades nine and 10, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, July 13 through 16. The camps cost $60, with a limit of 24 campers.

For more information, contact coach Dave Scheidegger at (262) 789-6353.

Holy Apostles sixth-graders go 12-0 in winning conference

The Holy Apostles sixth-grade boys basketball team captured first place in its conference, posting a 12-0 league record this season against teams from St. Alphonsus of Greendale, St. Leonard's of Muskego, St. Matthias of Milwaukee and others.

Members of the team are Mike Barth, Tony Balistrieri, Gabe Coello, Nick Rastas, Jonathan Reitz, Tommy Garza, Jeremiah Oldenburg, Joe Jeruc and Isaac Peasley. The team is coached by Jeff Barth.

Middle school wrestlers compete in championships

The New Berlin West Middle School wrestling team placed eighth and New Berlin Eisenhower 10th in the Milwaukee Area Conference Wrestling Championships.

West tallied 85 points and Eisenhower 32 in the 11-team event.

Taking thirds for West were Bailey Rountree at 103 pounds, Cory Davis at 124 pounds, Jordan Fagan at 138 and Matt Binder at 145. Kevin Thiessenhusen finished fourth at 131 pounds.

For Eisenhower, T.J. Stewart captured second at 185 pounds and John McArthur fifth at 131 pounds.

Dustrude, Sahar win in state doubles tennis

Tom Dustrude of New Berlin and partner Nabeel Sahar won in doubles tennis competition at the state tournament in Madison, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6.

They advanced to play in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Bay Lane eighth-graders repeat as league champions

The eighth-grade boys basketball team from Muskego's Bay Lane Middle School posted a 13-0 record this season.

In the Southeast Conference tournament held at Whitnall Middle School, Bay Lane beat St. Francis and Oak Creek West to earn the right to play in the championship game against Whitnall Middle School for the title and emerged with a 48-41 victory.

This was Bay Lane's second straight undefeated season and SEC championship.

Members of the team, coached by Mike Pepper, were Royce Pochowski, Robert Holschuh, Josh Breider, Jake Wycklendt, Cole Shaffer, Robby Sindic, Dominic Scaffidi, A.J. Marshall, Xavier Jansen, Jeremy Starcke, Nick Oleniczak and Matt Weiher.

Eisenhower seniors sign letters of intent

A pair of New Berlin Eisenhower seniors signed national letters of intent for football.

Wide receiver Austin Selvick will attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and linebacker Cole Klotz chose Minnesota State University.

Selvick caught 37 passes for 614 yards and 14 touchdowns last season for the Lions. Klotz led the team in tackles with 64 and in assisted tackles with 31. He also had three tackles for losses, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Muskego fourth-graders win Fond du Lac tourney

The Muskego Warriors fourth-grade Red boys basketball team took first place in the Fondy Junior Jam in Fond du Lac.

The team, which earlier won the Waukesha South Basketball Club Holiday Classic, improved its record to 23-1. It includes Joe Meyer, Ben Schaefer, Austin Young, Michael Lehner, Bryce Schure, Josh Kafonta, Ryan Wikel, Sam Platow, Riley Clemence and Ben Peschl and is coached by Ron Kafonta and Mark Clemence.

Local soccer players help team earn second in nationals

Andrija Novakovich, Leksi Prpa and Stefan Rokvic of Muskego helped the FC Alliance boys soccer team earn second place in the Kick It 3v3 World Championships in Orlando, Fla.

The Alliance defeated the top-ranked Chicago Flames, 7-4, in the semifinals of the tourney, which included 1,000 team representing most of the United States as well as several other countries.

The team qualified by winning its local tournament and a regional in Cedar Rapids,. Iowa. It is part of a larger FC Alliance team that competes in the Boys U12 Division in the Wisconsin State League at the premier level.

The team was coached by Milan Rokvic of Muskego.

Stefaniak to continue grid career at Oshkosh

Muskego resident Ryan Stefaniak, a senior at Catholic Memorial High School, has committed to play football at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Stefaniak played strong safety for the 9-2 Crusaders last fall. He was named first team all-Classic 8 Conference, first-team all-Waukesha County and was a second team Associated Press all-state selection. He will play in the Midwest Senior Bowl on Saturday, July 11, at Carroll College.

Stefaniak plans to study business/real estate at UW-Oshkosh.

New Berlin Hills golfers holding membership drive

The New Berlin Hills Thursday Women's Nine-hole Golf League is looking for new members for the 2009 season.

League play will begin in May and continue through September. This year, there will be short season for teachers or anyone who wishes to play mid-June through mid-August.

For further information, contact Rita Marks at (262) 782-6351.

Gosz basketball camps scheduled for June, July

The 15th annual Jim Gosz Basketball Camps will be held Mondays through Thursdays, June 29 through July 2, at St. Monica School, Whitefish Bay; July 6 through 9, July 20 through 23 and July 27 through 30 at Blessed Sacrament School, Milwaukee; and July 13 through 16 at St. Leonard's School, Muskego.

For more information, call (414) 546-0201 or

Registration in progress for sixth McKeon golf outing

The sixth annual Harold "Butch" McKeon Memorial Golf Outing will be held Sunday, June 14, at Evergreen Golf Course in Elkhorn

The fee for golf, a steak dinner and prizes is $75 per golfer. Foursomes are welcome, and the outing will have a shotgun start.

The event benefits the St. Francis High School football and basketball programs. For details, contact Doug Sarver at (414) 915-7529.

Preserve at Deer Creek seeking senior golfers

The Preserve at Deer Creek, 4285 S. Sunny Slope Road, New Berlin, is looking for senior men and women to join its Wednesday golf club.

For membership information, contact Leo Potochnik at (414) 423-4290.

16U Competitors team seeks fast-pitch players

The Competitors 16U fast-pitch softball team has openings on its 2009 team.

The Competitors play in the Metro Milwaukee Fast-pitch Softball League and in five tournaments during the summer.They are looking for girls who play any position and are from any community in the metro Milwaukee area. Players who were 16 years old or younger on Jan. 1, 2009 are eligible.

For details, contact Greg Butts at (414) 423-0890 or e-mail

Milwaukee Bucks plan summer camps for youth

The Milwaukee Bucks are offering a series of summer basketball camps for boys and girls in grades two through eight.

Monday-through-Thursday sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. as follows: July 13 through 16, Bucks Training Facility (St. Francis); July 20 through 23, Bucks Training Facility (St. Francis); July 27 through 30, Heritage Christian School (West Allis); and Aug. 3 through 6, Nicolet High School (Glendale).

The camps will be directed by Aaron Sovern, who has directed youth basketball camps for over 13 years. The camps' priorities will be confidence building, sportsmanship values, academic encouragement, team play and basic basketball skill development.

The camp fee of $150 includes a Bucks practice jersey, a basketball, a free ticket to a 2009-10 Bucks preseason and regular-season home game, a visit from a Bucks player, former player or assistant coach during the week, Bucks prizes, an online photo with camp team and coach, a certificate and awards ceremony and 2009-10 Bucks special offers and benefits.

For details or to register, call (414) 227-2777 or visit

Registration in progress for three-on-three tourney

Registration has begun for the DJ's Court Tourney, a three-on-three, co-ed basketball tournament to benefit the Christine Rathke Memorial Fund.

The 16-team, double-elimination tourney will be played from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in the Franklin High School gym. The fee is $60 per team. Each teams is allowed one substitute for a total of four players.

To enter, send a check for $60 made out to DJ Slater and a list of your team's players to Slater at 8516 W. Beacon Hill Drive, Franklin, WI, 53132. For details, contact Slater at (414) 416-2176 or Donations will be accepted and appreciated.

M & M Gymnastics taking winter/spring registrations

M & M Gymnastics, 16760 W. Victor Road, New Berlin, is accepting registrations for its winter/spring session, which will run through Monday, June 8.

Call (262) 789-6885 or visit for a schedule of programs.




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