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Ski Team

On Feb. 6, the Brookfield Academy ski team traveled to LaCrosse for the Mount LaCrosse Cup. Conditions were ideal, as great snow and fair temps made for a great day of racing. Sophomore Anna Deubel skied consistently in each event, placing third in Super G, first in Giant Slalom, and third in Slalom. Deubel placed first overall of the 92 girls competitors. Macy O'Malley placed 39th overall, and Marie Major was 44th. On the boys side, Jack Otto placed 55th overall and Logan O'Malley placed 78th. Anna also won the Giant Slalom race on Feb. 9 to close the regular season. It was her fifth win in six races. The LaCrosse Cup was a great warm-up for the state championship, which the girls qualified for as a team. Willie Tyson also qualified for the boys. The state championship will be held in LaCrosse on Feb. 19 and 20.

- coach Cody Zeigler

Wrestling

Aidan Medora placed second at the Metro Classic Conference tournament on Feb. 4. He defeated his opponents in his first four matches but, unfortunately, was disqualified in his final match due to a throw that was deemed to be illegal by the official. On Feb. 11, Aidan continues his dominance by placing first at the WIAA Division 2 regional at Lodi High School, defeating both of his opponents by tech fall.

- coach Aaron Ensley

Boys Basketball

The Blue Knights traveled to Kenosha Christian Life on Feb. 7 for a Midwest Classic Conference game. BA started out quickly behind the red-hot shooting of Zach Krohn and the dominant inside play of center Alex Setzer.  Krohn connected on four long-range threes, and Setzer contributed 10 first-half points.  At the end of the first half, BA led, 54-28.  The Blue Knights extended the lead and were up by as many as 38 in the second half. Ten players found the scoring column, led by Aidan Clarey with 29 points, Setzer with 18, Krohn with 16 and Daniel Halquist with 10, including an electrifying near tip-in dunk.  Jack Cahalane once again ran the offense, recording nine assists and seven points in the 96-64 win. BA moved to 11-7 overall and remains in first place in the conference with a 9-2 record.

- coach Pat Clarey

Fencing

The Blue Knights fencing team traveled to Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana, for the Midwest Conference Championships on Feb. 4. With a depleted team, there was not much chance at team awards, but perhaps one or two individuals might break into the medal round. The team didn't quite make it but came very close. It should be noted that virtually all of the top eight in each weapon are nationally rated and very experienced, with approximately 50 entries in each weapon. Pranav Kulkarni advanced to the round of 16 and fenced the best bout of his career only to lose, 15-13, to the eventual runner-up and was placed 13th in boys epee. Hope Schlosser also advanced to the round of 16 and had a very tough bout to make the top eight, losing 15-10 and placing 10th in the girls epee. The upset of the tournament was newcomer Isabelle Krantz, who failed to win a bout in the preliminary pool and was seeded 44th, but then caught fire and won two 15-14 bouts in direct elimination before losing to the eventual champion and finishing 1th. This effort helped the girls epee team place fifth out of the 15 schools competing. Bryan Kratoska finished a respectable 23rd in boys sabre, and Sam Weinberg took 28th in boys foil.

- coach Maitre Anthony Gillham

Swimming

The BA swim team put an exclamation on its season at the Whitefish Bay sectional meet on Feb. 11 with contributions and season and lifetime bests from each and every swimmer on the team. The highlights consisted of the team of Jack Loomis, Michael Mueller, Evan Medora and Jonathan Lee lowering their own school record in the 200 free relay down to 1 minute, 39.78 seconds. Next was the most convincing race of our meet, a new school record in the 400 free relay of 3 minutes 39.54 seconds. This broke the old school record by over two seconds. Loomis led off the relay with a 54.56-second split, followed by Mueller, who split 54.55 seconds, just 1/100th of a second faster than Loomis. Medora swam the third leg in 57.94 seconds and Lee anchored in 52.47 seconds.  It was a convincing performance that landed BA on the podium in 6th position among all teams at the meet. It was our team goal all season long to break these records and through hard work, disciplined training, encouragement, team bonding and finally execution, the goals were accomplished.

Other individual performances to note were Medora and Mueller recording lifetime bests in their sprint freestyle events. Loomis swam bests in the freestyle sprints and butterfly and was a rock solid leadoff swimmer on our relays due to his great technical starts.  Lastly, Lee turned in his best times in the 200 and 500 freestyle races on the season. He also made the podium for both of his races.

- coach Larry Lanza

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