Joers takes second at state meet

Soccer teams falter, football teams prep for playoffs

Oct. 16, 2012

Waukesha senior Emily Joers capped her high-school golf career with a second-place showing at the state meet, held at Cherokee Country Club in Madison.

Joers, who won state titles as a freshman and junior, took a second runnerup trophy in her career with back-to-back rounds of 75 for a total of 150.

She finished one stroke ahead of Kettle Moraine's Leighann Cabush, a conference foe whose Lasers took second among teams at the meet. Jessica Reinecke of Verona fired 77 and a sterling round of 70 on the second day to capture the crown with a 147.

Tennis team stages upset

Competing in the WIAA individual state tennis meet in Madison on Oct. 11, a doubles team from Waukesha West staged a bit of an opening-round upset.

Cat Phouybanhdyt and Rachel Gantz won their first match over Lauren Delmastro and Mackenzie Cunningham of Eau Claire Memorial - a seeded opponent - by a count of 6-3, 6-3. The Wolverines duo then lost to a team from Kenosha Tremper in the second round of the Division 1 tourney, 6-3, 7-5.

Catholic Memorial's Elizabeth Diedrich and Marissa Taugher defeated Abby Connolly and Toni Rufledt of Newman Catholic in the opening round of the Division 2 competition, 6-2, 6-3, but the team fell to Baldwin-Woodville in the second round, 6-3, 6-3.

Waukesha soccer teams done

For the first time since 2005, the WIAA state soccer tournament will be missing something: Catholic Memorial.

The Division 2 powerhouse, visitors to the state title game the past five years and the past six state tourneys at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee, fell against sixth-seeded Whitewater in the regional final Oct. 11, 2-0.

The third-seeded Crusaders had dropped Kewaskum in the opening round, 11-1.

Sixth-seeded Waukesha West opened with a 3-0 win over Waukesha South on Oct. 9, but the Wolverines were downed by Mukwonago in the regional final, 2-0.

Waukesha North, seeded fifth, staged a 2-0 win over Waterford before falling to upstart Madison LaFollette, a 13 seed that won its second straight shootout of the tournament over North, 4-3. LaFollette and North officially tied, 1-1.

Football playoffs begin Friday

Waukesha West procured the win it needed last Friday to qualify for the WIAA playoffs, topping Waukesha North by a 55-7 count.

The Wolverines dipped to Division 2 based on enrollment and collected the No. 7 seed, with a battle against Southern Lakes champion Waterford (seeded No. 2) awaiting in the first round Friday.

With an upset, the Wolverines would face either Burlington or Watertown in Level 2.

Catholic Memorial, which finished with a 49-23 win over Kettle Moraine last Friday, gathered the third seed and will host No. 6 Brown Deer at Carroll University on Friday.

The Crusaders could rematch with unbeaten Pewaukee in Level 2 with a win. The two teams have met in each of the last two postseasons, with CMH winning two years ago and Pewaukee winning last year.

Waukesha South closed the year with a 53-20 loss to Muskego.




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