Shorewood athletes took part in the first competitions of the 2013 fall season last week.
Here is a summary from each sport:
On August 21, the girls tennis team played in the Zephyr Invite at St. Mary Central High School in Neenah. This was an eight-team invite including Lourdes Academy, Catholic Memorial, Appleton North, The Prairie School, Columbus Catholic, St. Mary Central, Two Rivers, and Shorewood. Many girls, playing both singles and doubles, took second, third and fifth places at the tournament. The entire team played very well and worked extremely hard, despite the 90-degree heat. Overall, Shorewood took 4th place at the invite.
Later that week, on Friday, August 23, the girls played at The Prairie School in Racine in a Quad match that included The Prairie School, St. Catherine's, and Catholic Memorial. The event was tough, but provided the girls with an opportunity to play against very talented players that will help prepare the team for the future.
The 2013 football season officially kicked-off in Shorewood on Friday, August 23 as the team faced-off against South Milwaukee at home. Messmer/Shorewood got off to a great start with a 7-0 lead but South Milwaukee answered and took advantage of late turnovers to win 28-7 over Messmer/Shorewood.
The Messmer/Shorewood JV team also faced South Milwaukee on the road Saturday. Messmer/Shorewood tied the Rockets 14 -14 at halftime but South Milwaukee pulled away to win 38-14.
The Greyhounds hosted the Eastside Cup at home on Friday and Saturday. The team began the tournament by taking on Riverside at 12 p.m. and Messmer at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 23. Shorewood won both games to advance to the championship game against Nicolet on Saturday afternoon (August 24). The championship was a tough game for the Greyhounds, but Shorewood was eventually able to pull out a 4-2 win in penalty kicks. The Eastside cup is back in Shorewood for the first time since 2008.
Upcoming games and matches
· 8/29: Freshmen Tournament at Wauwatosa West, 9 a.m.
· 8/30: JV at West Allis Hale Quad, 4:30 p.m.
· 8/28: JV vs. Brown Deer at home, 4 p.m.
· 8/30: Varsity at Brown Deer, 7 p.m.
· 8/28: JV & Varsity vs. Grafton in VHE Pool, 6 p.m.
· 8/28: JV & Varsity vs. South Milwaukee at Home, TBD (Likely Noon)
· 8/28: Shorewood Invite at Kern Park, 4 p.m. (Girls & Boys, JV & Varsity)
SHS Boys volleyball practice also begins this week.