SportsEdge: The Week in Prep Sports
A roundup of the week in high school sports, with video, news and links.
Menomonee Falls challenged Division 2 powerhouse Catholic Memorial in this week's SportsEdge Game of the Week. The Lightning Round is a rapid-fire collection of highlights from: Shorewood softball, Shorewood girls soccer, Nicolet girls soccer, Menomonee Falls track invitational, Brookfield Central at Menomonee Falls boys tennis, Lakeshore boys lacrosse, Brookfield girls lacrosse, Whitefish Bay vs. Nicolet rugby, Brookfield East at Menomonee Falls softball and Brookfield Central at Brookfield East softball.
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April 12 Game of the Week — Hamilton at Brookfield East girls soccer
April 19 Game of the Week — Lakeshore vs. Brookfield boys lacrosse
April 26 Game of the Week — Brookfield Central Skins Game golf
May 3 Game of the Week — Brookfield East at Cedarburg girls soccer
May 10 Game of the Week — Nicolet at Whitefish Bay rugby
AROUND THE HORN
Rivals Brookfield East and Brookfield Central played to a scoreless draw in girls soccer, though the game wasn't without scoring chances.
Softball was just as competitive, as Central needed extra innings to defeat East on Monday.
The Nicolet rugby team qualified for the state tournament by defeating rival Whitefish Bay 17-12. The state tournament is Saturday in Cottage Grove.
Lakeshore Lacrosse upset No. 2-ranked Kettle Moraine 9-7 on Friday at Nicolet High School.
Menomonee Falls stayed on pace in the Greater Metro Conference softball race with a 9-1 win over Brookfield East.
In track and field, Hamilton's powerful relay teams helped the Chargers girls win the Menomonee Falls Invitational, while Brookfield East dominated the boys event.
JSOnline.com has a story on the resurgence of the baseball program at Brookfield Academy.
Menomonee Falls (12-1) has moved int0 12th in the Division 1 state softball rankings. The Indians scored 43 runs in three games to win the Muskego Tournament last weeked. They're led by a pair of Haileys — shortstop Mohrfeld is hitting .551 with a slugging percentage of 1.143; catcher Wilson bats .522. Mohrfeld is on an absurd tear, with 17 hits in her last 21 at-bats.
Eimile Pesch and Liz Collins are a big reason why the Brookfield Academy soccer team is ranked fourth in Division 3. According to WisSports.net they have combined for 54 goals and 46 assists in 19 games; Pesch leads the state with 32 goals and Collins is best in assists with 30.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Conference tournaments and meets get rolling this week; track events for the North Shore, Woodland and Greater Metro Conference meets all are today and the regional competitions begin Monday. Tennis and golf meets also take place this week.
Tonight, Tosa East visits Menomonee Falls in girls soccer and reporter Tim Prahl will be there. Both teams are in a three-way tie for second in the Greater Metro Conference with six points, one behind Brookfield Central.
Menomonee Falls takes on Tosa East on Wednesday and Brookfield Central on Thursday as it tries to keep pace with West Allis Hale in the GMC softball chase.
And summer baseball games begin this weekend; a number of local teams begin play Saturday.