Brookfield Central softball
It was a difficult start to the season for Brookfield Central's girls softball team, as the Lancers fell 19-2 to Wauwatosa East on March 28 and 18-0 to Kettle Moraine on April 1.
Against Tosa East, Alexa Rayborn led off the second inning with a single, was sacrificed to second by Emily Smyczek, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a groundout by Audrey Kentz. Brookfield Central's second run came in the third when Rachel Sicard drew a leadoff walk and later scored on a two-out RBI double by Katie Dobrzynski.
Tosa East used a four-run second to take a 5-1 advantage before blowing the game open by scoring 12 runs in the third.
"It didn't go the way we wanted, but there were some bright spots that we saw," Brookfield Central coach Tim Granger said. "It is tough coming out here in 40-degree weather after being in the gym for three weeks. I saw some really good at-bats. I also saw a lot of positives on the defensive side. Some really nice plays were made. I would have liked to have hit a little more, because I think this team has some good hitters."
Sicard worked the first 2 2/3 innings in the circle for the Lancers before giving way to Dobrzynski for the final 1 1/3 innings.
Kettle Moraine broke open a 1-0 game with seven runs in the third and 10 runs in the fourth. Rayborn, Kentz and Sydney Cain had hits for Brookfield Central. Sicard worked three innings and Dobrzynski threw one inning.
Brookfield Central girls track and field
Lexi Romero won two individual championships to help the Brookfield Central girls track and field team to a second-place finish at the Greater Metro Indoor Championships on March 29 at West Allis Central High School.
With 134 points, the Lancers finished just behind Brookfield East while easily coming in ahead of third-place DSHA (102).
Romero took first place in the 55-meter dash in 7.38 seconds and won the 200 in 27.29 seconds. She also placed third in the triple jump at 34 feet, 5 inches.
Also winning events for Brookfield Central were Michaell Hirsch in the 800 in 2 minutes, 30.18 seconds and Leah Neustedter in the 3,200 in 11:43.44.
Neustedter was the runner-up in the 1,600 in 5:24.22 and Caitlin Locante came in second in the pole vault by clearing 10 feet. Georgina Eberle took third in the 55 dash in 7.59 seconds and in the 200 in 27.64 seconds, Amanda Miller was fourth in the 400 in 1:03.44, Amy Keane took fourth in the 55 hurdles in 9.48 seconds and Megan Patterson placed fourth in the shot put with a top throw of 33 feet.
The relay team of Emily Smith, Hirsch, Jessica Olson and Gabriella Brueggerman came in third in the 4x800 in 10:46.67.
Brookfield Central boys track and field
Brookfield Central's boys track and field team took seventh place at the Greater Metro Indoor Championships on March 28 at West Allis Central High School.
The Lancers scored 52.33 points to finish ahead of West Allis Central.
Max Casey tied for second place in the pole vault by clearing 12 feet. Blake Boles placed third in the 1,600-meter run in 4 minutes, 49.47 seconds. Joey Cleary tied for third in the high jump clearing 5-08 and was fourth in the triple jump at 38-08.
Brookfield Central came in third in the 4x400 relay with the team of Michael Vandenberg, Cleary, Max Meves and John Kelley finishing in 3:52.81. The relay team of Zach Heckman, Chiemeka Chioma, Jacob Vraney and Trevor Wallen came in fourth in the 4x160 in 1:20.88. Vandenberg, Cleary, Heckman and Vraney came in fifth in the 4x240 in 2:06.65 and Michael Uy, Adam Uy, Vandenberg and Adam Weiner came in fifth in the 4x800 in 9:09.77.
Sam Ockwood was sixth in the shot put with a top throw of 46-06 3/4 and Meves took sixth in the long jump at 19-01.50.