Here is a roundup of Shorewood High School sports courtesy of Athletic Director Bill Haury:
Boys Ice Hockey — The WNS team took part in the WIAA State Tournament on Thursday night with a quarterfinal game against Eau Claire Memorial. During the first period, both games played a fast-paced game. Although WNS outshot Memorial, the first period was ultimately scoreless. Four minutes into the second period, Memorial scored with an impressive two-assist backhanded goal that game them a 1-0 lead. Four minutes later, WNS scored to tie the game 1-1. Just a minute into the third period, Memorial intercepted a pass to take a 2-1 lead that they were able to hold throughout the remainder of the game to secure the victory. Despite the loss, however, it was still a tremendous season for the WNS co-op program, as this was their first trip to the state tournament.
Girls Ice Hockey — The University School of Milwaukee co-op team, who made it to the state tournament after unexpectedly taking down Brookfield, ran into a big and physical Hayward team during the semi-final game of the WIAA state tournament on Friday. Hayward scored twice in the first period, and scored another goal early in the second period before USM was able to get on the board at all. Late in the second period, Hayward scored again to take a 4-1 lead as the teams went into intermission. During the third period, Hayward scored two more goals, ultimately securing the win with a final score of 6-2. Still, it was a great season for the team, and SHS senior Meredith Behm was able to end her high school hockey career as one of the state’s best defensive players.
Gymnastics — On Friday, the team competed in the sectional qualifying meet at Whitefish Bay. As a team, the girls finished in fifth place, just two points out of third, for the best team performance in years. Senior Asia Cruz, who competed on a very score sprained right ankle, toughed it out to qualify on the bars for her third trip to the State Championships in Wisconsin Rapids. During the state meet, Cruz was the first competitor on the bars and had a strong performance that ultimately earned her 22nd place. The courage that she demonstrated, however, by competing on a sprained ankle to qualify for her third state meet, was an excellent final chapter for her high school gymnastics career.
Girls Basketball — On Friday, the fourth seeded Greyhounds hosted a second-round regional game against the fifth seeded Milwaukee Bradley Tech Trojans. The SHS girls kept the game close through three overtime periods before ending their season with a tough 57-50 loss. The varsity team finished with a 12-11 record, the first winning season for the program in more than 15 years.