BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Nicholas Holmes, Nicolet: The sophomore standout scored his first victory of the season Thursday when he won Whitefish Bay’s R. Vanden Avond Invitational at Kletzsch Park. He completed the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 21.08 seconds, which was 41⁄2 seconds better than runner-up Maxwell Selbach of Nicolet. Holmes has posted top 10 finishes in his other two starts this season: he was third (16:17.7) at West Allis Hale’s Leighton Betz Invite Sept. 1 and ninth in 16:01.2 at the Arrowhead Invite Sept. 7. GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Kate Jochims, Muskego: The Warriors junior dominated the South Milwaukee Rocket Invitational Sept. 9. She completed the 5,000-meter course at Grant Park in 18 minutes, 38.08 seconds to finish about 40 seconds ahead of the secondplace finisher, Sun Prairie’s Autumn Dushack, and lead Muskego to the team title. Jochim opened the season with a second-place showing at the Leighton Betz Invite. FOOTBALL
Adam Baierl, Port Washington: The junior quarterback had a major role in a 39-19 victory over previously undefeated Hartford on Friday. He completed 15 of 20 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns. He also led the team in rushing with 17 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown. He had three touchdowns (two pass, one rush) in the first quarter, setting the tone for what was the team’s third victories in five games. GIRLS GOLF Abby Cavaiani, Kettle Moraine: The senior, a Missouri State recruit, came out tops at the Waukesha County Girls championship on Thursday. She finished with a 1-under-par 70 to win the medalist honor by two strokes. The effort allowed the Lasers to finish third in the team standings. BOYS SOCCER Michael Fulop, Hartford: Since opening the season, 0-2-3, the Orioles have gone unbeaten in six matches. Perhaps the biggest victory during that stretch was 3-0 over Cedarburg, the thirdranked Division 2 team in the state coaches poll.
Fulop had two goals in that match. Most recently he scored a goal in a 3-0 victory over Slinger on Thursday. GIRLS SWIMMING Morgan Champagne, West Bend East/West:
The sophomore had a hand in four first-place finishes to lead West Bend to the title at the Wauwatosa East Red Raider Invite Sept. 9. Champagne took the 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly titles in 1 minutes, 58.84 seconds and 1:01.72, respectively. Champagne also swam the butterfly leg on the 200 medley relay that won in 1:54.05 and anchored the 400 free relay to victory in 3:48.99. She swam all four events at state last season. GIRLS TENNIS Elly Johnson, Slinger: The senior led the Owls to an undefeated record at the Martin Luther Invitational on Sept. 9. Johnson went 3-1 at the invitational with victories over Greenfield’s Reilly Crous, St. Francis’ Jessica Johns and Milwaukee King’s Rachel Meyer. She also defeated Grafton’s Alyssa Jobe, 7-5, 6-4, Tuesday in a dual meet victory over the Black Hawks. It was Slinger’s 10th straight dual victory, improving the team to 10-2 overall. BOYS VOLLEYBALL
Jeremy Kirch, Arrowhead: The senior outside hitter led the Warhawks to a 3-2 victory Thursday over defending Classic 8 and state champion Catholic Memorial, the fourth-ranked team in the state coaches poll. Kirch finished with 11 kills, six blocks and six blocks in the 18-25, 27-25, 14-25, 26-24, 16-14 victory. In the final game, Kirch had three kills and no errors as Arrowhead, which received one point in the poll, evened its league record to 1-1. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Megan Loeffler, Whitnall: The Falcons remained undefeated in the Woodland East with victories over Greenfield and Brown Deer last week The big victory came, 3-2, over defending champion Greenfield on Tuesday. Loeffler, a middle and right-side hitter, had 12 kills with a .333 hitting percentage, two aces and two blocks in the team’s 17-25, 26-24, 25-22, 21-25, 15-5 win.