Brookfield Central was 0-2-1 last week, losing to Homestead and South Milwaukee and having a game with Wauwatosa East suspended because of darkness.
Trailing 9-2 through four innings at Homestead on May 23, Brookfield Central rallied but dropped a 10-8 decision to the Highlanders to start the week. Central outhit Homestead, 13-8, as John Schneiderhad three singles and three RBIs and MJ Houdekdoubled, singled and drove in two runs. Michael Dragottadoubled twice, Jacob Sandysingled twice and Michael Hauserdoubled and scored three times.
Central (0-3) and Wauwatosa East tied, 3-3, after eight complete innings on May 27 when the game was called due to darkness. They will finish the game at 3:30 p.m. June 14 at at Breitlow Field.
South Milwaukee used a five-run third inning to beat the Lancers, 8-4, on May 28 at Central. Jonathan Osmansingled twice and scored twice as Central managed seven hits. Both Drew Lillibridge(five innings) and Schneider (two innings) struggled on the mound.
Brookfield Central qualified for the their own sectional on May 31 at Wanaki, finishing second (328) behind Nicolet at the Nicolet regional on May 24 at Brown Deer Golf Course.
Senior Sean Yuntied for medalist honors with a 75, while Josh Trassertied for fifth (81), senior Kevin Hersbergertied for eighth (84), senior Tanner O'Gormantied for 16th (88) and sophomore Zach Mindelfinished 19th (90).
Brookfield Central played at Germantown in the sectional semifinal on Tuesday, May 31. If they won that game, they would play at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Germantown against the winner of the DSHA/Homestead game.
Crystal Sicard fanned 15 hits and tossed a one-hitter as Brookfield Central beat Sussex Hamilton in their final regular-season game May 23.
Alexa Raybornsingled, doubled, walked and drove in two runs; Kailee Johnsonsingled twice and scored twice; and Katie Dobrzynskisingled twice and scored to lead a nine-hit attack.
Central finished the regular season with an 11-3 record in third place in the Greater Metro Congerence and a 12-5 overall record.
Brookfield Central closed out the regular season with a 6-2 nonconference victory over Brookfield Academy on May 27 at home.
The Lancers finished the regular season with a 13-0-2 record as the top team in the state. Brookfield Academy also had an outstanding season in finishing at 17-4.
Central outscored the Blue Knights, 3-1, in each half. Sarah Knopphad two goals; Brandi Thomsenhad a goal and an assist; and Jenny Capehad three assists.
In the first half, the scoring went like this: Knopp (Cape, assist), Caroline Busch(Cape) and Mikayla Lazarski. In the second half, Emma Staszkiewicz(Thomsen), Knopp and Thomsen (Cape) scored. Anika Washburnscored both BA goals.
Central began subsituting liberally at the 65-minute mark, and for the last 20 minutes was playing several JV players who had been called up following the conclusion of the JV season on Tuesday.
No. 1 Central opens the postseason Thusday, June 2, hosting No. 8 Milwaukee Morse-Marshall of the Milwaukee City Conference in the regional semifinal. The regional final is Saturday against the winner of No. 4 Sussex Hamilton (9-6-2) and No. 5 Menomonee Falls (9-7-2).
The Lancers defeated the Chargers, 4-0, and the Indians, 6-1, in the regular Greater Metro Conference season, with both wins coming on the road.
CENTRAL BOYS TRACK/FIELD
The Lancers qualified five kids in six events at the Brookfield East regional on May 23: Kuma Okoro(800), Gabe Eagon(1,600, PR by 15 seconds), DK Chioma(200), Buc Nellen(PR, pole vault) and Ethan Gustafson(110 hurdles, PR, 300 hurdles).
'In addition to this, we had a number of fifth-place finishes, along with a number of season and lifetime personal bests,' coach Steve Kracht said. 'We were very impressed with the effort and competitiveness of our athletes. Sad to see the season end for these kids; they just keep getting better every week. We couldn't ask for more. As a team, we improved our standing from last year's effort (seventh to fifth place), scoring 26.5 more points.'
At the West Allis Hale sectional on May 26, they qualified one athlete, Buc Nellen, who jumped another personal best (13-feet, 6 inches), finishing second in the meet and earning a trip to the state meet.
'Buc is a very hard-working and determined young man,' Kracht said. 'We are all so very happy for him, that he has accomplished this goal.'
No one else qualified, but Kracht had comments on his other combatants.
'The competition (both hurdles) was incredibly good/fast, and Ethan Gustafson had a fantastic year, improving his times in nearly every meet this season, especially when we got outside,' he said. 'Kuma Okoro gave a Herculean effort in the 800. He ran the first 650 meters like he's never done before. Unfortunately, there was little left in the tank for the final 150. Although running a personal-best time, it wasn't good enough to fulfill his dream of competing at La Crosse.
'Ezedike Chioma was very disappointed in the outcome (200), but we, coaches and teammates, are all quite proud of DK for the effort and heart he put in to his senior year.
'Gabe Eagon is a young man that went from a 5:09 to a 4:41 in 21 days (in the 1,600). He was matched up against some pretty fast guys; he ran the race the way he needed to but couldn't hold on long enough. As a sophomore, he has two more years to improve his strength, speed and knowledge to be a top flight competitor in the future.'
BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP
Coach Dan Wandrey will have three boys basketball camps this summer, and there is still time to sign up. For more information, call (262) 785-3910 or email Coach Wandrey at Wandreyd@elmbrookschools.org.
The Basketball Skills Camp is set for June 13-16 for grades three to nine (fall 2016): Session 1: grades three to four; Session 2: grades five and six; and Session 3: grades seven to nine. This camp focuses on individual player skill development and the development of team concepts.
The Scoring Camp is June 20-23 for grades three to 12 (fall 2016): Session 1: grades seven to 12 and Session 2: grades three to six. Emphasis will be on the form and technique of shooting the basketball and scoring off the dribble.
The Position Camp is June 27-30 for grades three to 12 (fall 2016): Session 1: grades seven to 12 and Session 2: grades three to six. Position camp will focus on the specific skills needed to be successful in basketball: ball handling, passing, off ball movement, screening, shooting, post play, rebounding, footwork and decision-making.
— Compiled by Tom 'Sky' Skibosh