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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - BASEBALL - By Mark Ste­wart

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.

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