from today's Waukesha Freeman -
2014 PREP SPRING SPORTS REVIEW
Stellar spring for county athletes
Six teams won state titles, individuals won as well
WAUKESHA — What a spring.
By the time June ended and the dust settled, Waukesha County found itself jam-packed with medals and trophies from the spring high school sports season.
The county boasted four state champions in WIAA sports — Catholic Memorial boys golf, Catholic Memorial girls soccer, Brookfield East boys tennis and Lake Country Lutheran baseball — and the Catholic Memorial boys lacrosse team won a Division 2 state title and the Arrowhead girls won the state lacrosse title.
Brookfield East put together one of the most impressive state boys tennis runs this spring. The Spartans crowned the state singles champion in senior Felix Corwin — his second straight title — and a doubles champion in junior Henry Termuehlen and sophomore Patrick Krill.
East’s singles lineup was by far the best in the state, as Corwin beat sophomore teammate David Horneffer in the title match and freshman Robert Krill beat sophomore teammate Doug Francken in the fifth-place match. Krill and Francken’s title hopes came at the hands of the teammates, as Corwin beat Francken and Horneffer beat Robert Krill in the quarterfinal round.
East followed the individual state tournament by winning its first state title since 1981, beating Marquette — who had won the previous seven titles — in the semifinal round and Eau Claire Memorial in the title dual.
East wasn’t the only school capturing state titles, as Catholic Memorial senior Mike Mirsberger and sophomore Tommy Matoska won the Division 2 doubles title after helping CMH to the Classic 8 Conference title while playing singles.
Catholic Memorial also brought home a state boys golf title, as the Crusaders won their second straight Division 2 crown behind senior Dylan Allen’s third place finish. Brookfield Central senior Eddie Wajda had the county’s top performance in Division 1, finishing fourth. Kettle Moraine senior Dylan Patscot, the Classic 8 Player of the Year, finished sixth in Division 1. Catholic Memorial brought home its third straight WIAA state trophy, winning the Division 3 title after winning Division 2 the previous two seasons. The WIAA changed to four divisions this season.
CMH sophomore Emily Cervantes was selected the Gatorade State Player of the Year after breaking her own school record for goals in a season. She was also the Classic 8 Conference Player of the Year and the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association State Player of the Year.
Waukesha County sent five teams to the state soccer tournament, as Waukesha West was the Division 2 runner-up, Kettle Moraine and Muskego were Division 1 semifinalists and Lake Country Lutheran was a semifinalist in Division 4. The Lake Country Lutheran baseball team finished a perfect season with a 11-7 victory over McDonell Central in the Division 4 title game. The Lightning, led by Midwest Classic Conference Player of the Year BJ Sabol, went 32-0.
While no track and field team brought home a title, the Brookfield East girls did bring home a silver trophy for their runner-up showing in Division 1. Senior Alisha Harper led the Spartans to second, winning the long jump and finishing second in the 4x200-meter relay and triple jump and third in the 300 hurdles.
The Catholic Memorial girls’ 4x100 relay had two impressive days at the Division 2 state meet. CMH ran a state-record 49.17 in the preliminary round, and Renee Bixby, Madeline Davis, Andrea Sullivan and Erin Jaynes followed that by winning the race in 49.38 a day later.
University Lake School senior Isabel Seidel won her first two state titles by winning the 1,600 and 3,200 during Division 3 competition.
The second day of the state track and field meet was marred by thunderstorms that delayed most of the meet, but pole vault competition was held indoors during the delay. That’s when Brookfield East senior Glen Harold won with a state-record 16 feet, 1 inch vault.
Oconomowoc senior Corbin Ellis won the 400 and teamed with seniors Nate Nord and Casey Bednarski and sophomore Andy Woods to win the 4x400 relay.
Waukesha South senior Michael Cournia won the Division 1 triple jump, and Muskego seniors Matt Little and Noah Kairis, junior Cameron Rygiewicz and sophomore Keith Kamer captured the 4x200 relay title.
New Berlin Eisenhower was the lone softball team from Waukesha County to advance to the state tournament. The Lions lost a 4-3 Division 2 state semifinal to New London. Eisenhower scored twice in the top of the seventh to tie the game, but New London answered in the bottom of the seventh.
Brookfield Central and Menomonee Falls were sectional finalists. Classic 8 champion Muskego was a sectional semifinalist, but the Warriors lost to Union Grove in one of the toughest Division 1 sectionals in the state.
Catholic Memorial’s boys lacrosse team won the Division 2 state title with a 19-8 victory over Stoughton in the title game.
The Arrowhead girls beat Verona 5-4 in the Division 1 title game. The Warhawks’ Kara Vana, Auguste Jepsen and Elle Lichte were all-state selections along with Mukwonago’s Phoebe LeRoy and Megan Schallock and Kettle Moraine’s Katie Brueske.