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Boys Track

The Badger boys track team won 11 events en route to a first-place finish in a nonconference home quadrangular Friday, April 10.

Badger finished with 128.5 points, followed by Milton with 65, Elkhorn with 56 and Union Grove with 22.5.

"This is really the first time we competed," Badger coach Dave Jaeger said. "I thought we did well. There were some real good performances.

"I'm still a little concerned about the quality of our depth, but we'll find out (in future meets)."

Winning individual events were senior Joe Trester in the 110-hurdles (16.0) the 300-hurdles (42.4) and the high jump (5-8); junior Ken Formby in the 1,600 (4:55.7); senior Kevin Lofy in the 400 (53.1); senior Chris Kirch in the shot put (46-6); junior Jeremy Novotny in the discus (152-0); junior Siegfried Gehrlein in the triple jump (39-11); and senior Joe Thomas in the pole vault (10-6).

First-place relay efforts were recorded by the 800-team of junior Jeff Roberts, Siegfried Gehrlein, freshman Thomas Gehrlein and junior Nick Kwain (1:39.9); and the 1,600-team of Trester, Lofy, Formby and junior Ryan Jacobson (3:43.7).

Badger 128.5, Milton 65, Elkhorn 56, Union Grove 22.5

Badger results:

3,200-meter relay - Andrew Stone, Chad Canterna, Ryan Jacobson, Cuauthemoc Sandoval, second (9:33.7); 110-hurdles - Joe Trester, first (16.0); Robert Strong, third (16.6); Marques Brugger, fourth (17.1), Steve Leech, fifth (18.9). 100 - Jeff Roberts, second (11.92); Chris Kirch, fourth (12.03). 1,600 - Kenny Formby, first (4:55.7); Adam Gibbs, third (5:02.1). 800-meter relay - Roberts, Siegfried Gehrlein, Thomas Gehrlein, Nick Kwain, first (1:39.9).

400 - Kevin Lofy, first (53.1); Jacobson, third (55.7). 400-meter relay - Kirch, Roberts, Siegfried Gehrlein, Kwain, second (47.1). 300-hurdles - Trester, first (41.4); Robert Strong, third (44.1). 800 - Formby, second (2:10); Joe Thomas, fifth (2:26.2). 200 - Lofy, second (23.86); Siegfried Gehrlein, third (24.1). 3,200 - Gibbs, second (10:54.3); Cuauthemoc Sandoval, fourth (11:05.5).

Shot put - Kirch, first (46-6); Scott Streich, second (41-5); Jeremy Novotny, fifth (38-7). Discus - Novotny, first (152-0); Kirch, third (117-6). High jump - Trester, first (5-8); Leech, fourth (5-4). Triple jump - Siegfried Gehrlein, first (39-11); Leech, second (37-7). Pole vault - Thomas, first (10-6); Thomas Gehrlein, fourth (8-6).

Girls Track

Badger senior Marin Hinzpeter won three individual events and was a member of a victorious relay to lead the girls track team to a first-place finish in a nonconference home quadrangular Thursday, April 10.

The Badgers finished with 97 points, followed by Milton with 68, Elkhorn with 54 and Union Grove with 46.

"The girls did great," Badger coach Dave McClaren said. "It was a nice way to start off (the season). We can definitely improve in some areas, but it was a nice starting point."

Hinzpeter won the 100-hurdles (17.6), the 300-hurdles (51.0) and the long jump (14-11 1/2). She also was a member of the inning 1,600-meter relay team with senior Kelly Leedle, freshman Emma Brady and senior Jenny Jaeger (4:28.2).

"That's (Hinzpeter's effort) pretty impressive, especially against three other teams," McClaren said.

Other individual victories were recorded by junior Becca Stefanski in the 100 (14.5); senior Sarah Konkel in the 1,600 (5:23) and the 3,200 (11:23.5); Brady in the 800 (2:37.1); and sophomore Colleen Coulter in the shot put (31-0).

Winning relay events were the 3,200-meter team of sophomore Emma Kaminski, Brady, sophomore Katrina Kotlarik and junior Angie Ziobro (11:00); and the 400-meter team of Stefanski, sophomore Jocelyn Palmer, sophomore Megan Murphy and sophomore Alyssa Kahle (57.4).

Badger 97, Milton 68, Elkhorn 54, Union Grove 46

Badger results:

3,200-meter relay - Emma Kaminski, Emma Brady, Katrina Kotlarik, Angie Ziobro, first (11:00); Stephanie Unger, Therese Janecke, Mary Elise Kanthack, Randi Katzenberg, third (11:33). 100-hurdles - Marin Hinzpeter, first (17.6). 100 - Becca Stefanski, first (14.5); Jocelyn Palmer, fifth (15.3). 1,600 - Sarah Konkel, first (5:23); Kotlarik, fourth (6:31); Kanthack, fifth (6:31.1). 400 - Christine Johnson, fifth (1:24.8).

400-meter relay - Stefanski, Palmer, Megan Murphy, Alyssa Kahle, first (57.4). 300-hurdles - Hinzpeter, first (51.0). 800 - Brady, first (2:37.1); Ziobro, fifth (2:50.5). 200 - Stefanski, third (29.91); Murphy, fourth (30.34). 3,200 - Konkel, first (11:23.5); Unger, third (13:15.3); Devon Leffelman, fifth (13:48.9).

1,600-meter relay - Hinzpeter, Kelly Leedle, Brady, Jenny Jaeger, first (4:28.2). Shot put - Colleen Coulter, first (31-0); Leedle, third (29-1). High jump - Kahle, third (4-4); Jill Doherty, fourth (4-2). Long jump - Hinzpeter, first (14-11 1/2); Leedle, fourth (13-8). Triple jump - Ali Cavedo, third (30-5); Leedle, fourth (28-9); Palmer, fifth (28-9).

Girls Soccer

The Badger girls soccer team broke a scoreless tie with three unanswered second-half goals in a 3-0 nonconference win at Burlington Friday, April 12.

Badger improved to 2-1 overall. A previously scheduled Lakeshore Conference contest at Westosha Central Thursday, April 13 was postponed and reschedule for Monday, May 12.

"I think Burlington had a few better shots than we did in the first half," Badger coach Lynn Bird said.

"In the second half, I don't know if they ran out of gas or we just stepped into a higher gear, because we just totally outplayed them."

Sophomore Leea Alton put the Badgers on the scoreboard with a goal off an assist by freshman Dana Winkler at the 53:30 mark. Badger added to its lead 13 minutes later when sophomore Maria Chironis scored off an assist by senior Charlotte Pesche.

The Badgers closed the scoring at the 78-minute mark on a goal by junior Kim Hibbard off an assist by freshman Jenna Clapper.

"We were beating them to all the balls (in the second half). That really makes a difference in the game," Bird said.

"They were standing waiting for the ball and our girls were beating them. I think that was the key to the whole game. We kept possession a lot more that way. Our girls were passing well. I was kind of surprised we were playing so well."

Badger sophomore goalie Lauren Mess recorded 10 saves.

The Badgers returned to action Tuesday, April 15 against visiting Waterford.

Badger 3 -

Burlington 0

First half - No scoring.

Second half - BHS - Leea Alton (Dana Winkler assist), 53:30. BHS - Maria Chironis (Charlotte Pesche assist), 66. BHS - Kim Hibbard (Jenna Clapper assist), 78.

Saves - BHS - Lauren Mess 10.

Boys Tennis

All three doubles teams recorded victories to lead the Badger boys tennis squad to a 5-2 nonconference victory over visiting Janesville Craig in its season opener Thursday, April 10.

Badger now is 1-0 overall.

First-year Badger coach Marty Badt said he was pleased with his team's overall effort.

"It was the first match of the year, and with bad weather and not that much practice (time), the nerves were running a little bit, but they pulled through," Badt said. "It was a pretty solid victory."

Recording doubles wins were the No. 1 team of senior George Chironis and junior Tyler Gibson 6-1, 6-2; seniors Sean Carey and Brett Donnelly 7-5, 6-4 at No. 2; and junior Ander Larranaga and Jordan Temple 6-4, 7-5 at No. 3.

Badt said each of the doubles teams took early leads, only to have their Craig counterparts rally back into the match.

That was a good early test, he said.

"It was good that the boys had a little bit of a scare thrown at them," Badt said. "They pulled through. Some of it was great tennis; some of it wasn't. But they pulled through."

Winning singles matches were sophomore Ryan Pohle 6-1, 6-4 at No. 3 and sophomore Garrett Guntly at No. 4.

Badger 5 -

Janesville Craig 2

Singles - No. 1 - Charles Bramorski (JC) def. Michael Williams 6-2, 6-1. No. 2 - Ryan Likes (JC) def. Tim Sasaki 6-4, 6-2. No. 3 - Ryan Pohle (BHS) def. Zach Hatway 6-1, 6-4. No. 4 - Garrett Guntly (BHS) def. Ian Kane 6-0, 6-4.

Doubles - No. 1 - George Chironis and Tyler Gibson (BHS) def. Dean Ramoino and Nick Reed 6-1, 6-2. No. 2 - Sean Carey and Brett Donnelly (BHS) def. Josh Bitter and Matt Tegt 7-5, 6-4. No. 3 - Ander Larranaga and Jordan Temple (BHS) def. Matt Bier and Scott Martin 6-4, 7-5.


The Badger golf team opened its 2003 season with a fifth-place finish at the annual Falcon Invitational Friday, April 11.

Waterford won the team title with a 115, followed by Westosha Central with a 119, Wilmot with a 125, Kenosha St. Joseph's with a 132, the Badgers with a 134 and Union Grove with a 135.

The meet was played on the par-36 Blue course at the Brightondale Golf Club.

Junior Ryan Kamps and senior Mike Solus led the Badgers with a 44, followed by the teams of juniors Ryan Peck and Eric Bjorkman and sophomores Nathan Braatz and Lee Jensen with a 45.

Also last week, the Badger JV squad won three matches, as it defeated Union Grove Thursday, April 10 and swept a pair of matches from Westosha Central Tuesday, April 8.

Low scores against Union Grove were turned in by freshmen Aaron Stricker with a 49, Ryan Reuss with a 52 and Jake Bush with a 53.

Leading the Badgers against Westosha were seniors Juan Ortiz with a 48 and Michael S. Johnson with a 51.


The 2003 season began on a rough note for the Badger baseball team Saturday, April 12, as it dropped a pair of Lakeshore Conference games to visiting Wilmot.

Wilmot scored 10 runs in the first inning en route to a 15-1 five-inning win in the opener, followed by a 7-3 victory in the second game.

The Badgers now are 0-2 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

"(The opener) was just a bad start to the season," Badger coach Tom Uhen said. "We've been working real hard with pitching. ... We were all shocked at the outcome.

"It's just unfortunate that we had to open the season with a conference doubleheader. We had three snowouts, which would have solved some problems."

Badger scored its only run in the opener on a bases-loaded walk by junior Andy Sireno that drove in senior Bryan Davidson, who had been inserted as a courtesy runner for sophomore pitcher Andy Schmidt.

Wilmot pitcher Adam Ketterhagen was credited with a no-hitter, as he allowed just three walks and struck out 10 Badger hitters.

The first nine Wilmot batters scored in the opening inning on the strength of six walks. Badger senior John Hrnciar took the loss, as he allowed five walks, two hits and eight earned runs.

Uhen said he felt Hrnciar's excitement worked against him during his first-inning struggles.

"We tried to settle him down and slow him down," Uhen said. "I wanted him to stretch a little longer on his front leg. Nothing worked. It was a nightmare inning; I thought it would never end."

Hrnciar was followed to the mound by Schmidt and junior Eric Padjen.

Wilmot scored all seven of its runs in the first four innings of the second game to take early control. The Badgers pushed three runs across the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Badger had five hits, one each by Sireno, junior Kirk Baillargeon, Schmidt, senior Chad Coss and Padjen.

Coss took the loss, as he pitched three innings, and allowed four walks, five hits, three earned runs and struck out three. Hrnciar relieved Coss for the final three innings.

"I think we're better than the kids think," Uhen said. "They have to believe in themselves and have a little more confidence.

"The pitchers we faced weren't unhittable. Wilmot's not as good as they normally are; they're a good team, but I didn't feel as good as they have been. I felt we could have beaten them at least one game."

Wilmot 15 -

Badger 1 - Five innings

Badger (AB-H-R) - Andy Sireno CF 1-0-0, Charles Farber PH 1-0-0, Eli Thimmesch DH 1-0-0, Eric Padjen P 1-0-0, Kirk Baillargeon 1B 2-0-0, Quinn York 3B 2-0-0, Andy Schmidt RF-P 2-0-0, Bryan Davidson CR 0-1-0, Jeff Ecklund C 1-0-0, Chad Coss SS 2-0-0, Tim Schinker 2B 2-0-0, Mike Townsend LF 0-0-0, Steve Crager PH 1-0-0, Scott Toledo RF 0-0-0. Totals - 16-0-0.

WIL (10)00 05 _ 15

BHS 000 00 _ 0

SO - Hrnciar 0, Schmidt 2, Padjen 1. BB - Hrnciar 5, Schmidt 6, Padjen 4.

Wilmot 7 -


Badger (AB-H-R) - Andy Sireno CF 4-0-1, Eli Thimmesch DH 4-0-0, Kirk Baillargeon 1B 4-1-1, Andy Schmidt RF 3-1-1, Jeff Ecklund C 3-1-0, Chad Coss P-SS 2-0-1, Bryan Davidson PR 0-0-0, Tim Schinker SS-2B 2-0-0, Eric Padjen 2B-3B 3-0-1, John Hrnciar 3B-P 2-0-0, Mike Townsend LF 0-0-0. Totals - 27-3-5.

BHS 000 003 0 _ 3

WIL 230 200 X _ 7

2B - Sireno, Schmidt. SO - Coss 3, Hrnciar 2. BB - Coss 4, Hrnciar 1.

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