The Highlanders remained hot last week, winning two nonconference tilts, beating Bay Port, 4-3, on Jan. 13 and then turning around and downing DePere, 6-2, on Jan. 14 in a pair of road games.

The pair of wins improved their record to 14-3 overall.

Homestead took a 4-0 lead after two periods and coasted home against DePere. Jackson Katz and PJ Quale had two goals each, while Nathan Schimpf and Gavin Henry had a score apiece.

Pierce Stastney had three assists, and Schimpf had two.

They had to work a bit harder against Bay Port, needing a game-winning goal at the 13:57 mark of the third period from Stastney (Katz assist). The Pirates had tied the score at 3-3 early in the third. Katz had two goals and Collin Reiels another

Ty Barnhill made 28 saves for the win.


Will Hobbs won the 100-yard freestyle with 47.77 seconds and came in second in the 50 freestyle at 21.87 seconds for the Bulldogs in the Jan. 14 Shorewood Invitational.

"He has been very consistent in both events this season," coach Amit Kaul said.

Diver Garrett Gonwa placed fourth with 333.2 points, and fifth places went to Jimmy Radtke in the 100 breaststroke with 1 minute. 7.01 seconds and the 200 freestyle unit of Hobbs, Kevin Glomski, Owen Carr and Evan Geiser at 1:32.98.

The same four took sixth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:27.06), and Josh Bote came in seventh in the 200 individual medley (2:11.75).

Finishing eighth were Carr in the 200 freestyle (1:53.09) and the 100 butterfly (57.62) and Bote in the 100 backstroke (1:01.96).

The Bulldogs tallied 225½ points for sixth place in the 10-team meet, which was won by Brookfield with 429½.

"Most boys are swimming through the exhaustion that is common at the end of the season," Kaul said.


The co-op team downed Homestead, 130.325 points to 125.35, in a North Shore Conference dual meet on Jan. 11.

Paige Arnold won the all-around with 33.525 points, and Mia Ketelhohn took second with 32.425 points.

Arnold won the floor exercise (8.875) and the balance beam (8.725), with Caleigh Mentzer taking the uneven parallel bars (7.85) and Ketelhohn the vaulting (8.75).


The Pirates downed the Black Hawks, 69-12, in a North Shore Conference meet on Jan. 12.

Their winners were Cody Lewis over Connor Ramsey at heavyweight (pin in 4 minutes, 18 seconds), Blake Peiffer over Cielo Pagan at 106 (pin in 2:22), Chad Spaeth at 113 (forfeit), Oliver Rosado at 120 (forfeit), Tanner Meinel over Nick Swenson at 132 (pin in 48 seconds), Jake Weismueller at 138 (forfeit), Nathan Russell over Zach Laliberte at 145 (pin in 2:50), Anthony Masters at 152 (forfeit), Michael Murphy over Max Medvedev at 160 (pin in 1:52), Lukas Burke over Nick Rapp at 170 (5-4), Tristan Griswold over Cody Case at 182 (pin in 3:20) and Aaron Steffen over Nick Franzen at 220 (pin in 1:39).

Grafton's winners were Ellis Pfleger over Cody Green at 126 (pin in 5:17) and Alec Davis at 195 (forfeit).

Port also competed in the Badger Invitational on Jan. 14, scoring 162 points for sixth place.

Murphy won at 160 pounds, Peiffer was second at 106 and fourth places went to Spaeth (also 106), Rosado (120), Burke (170) and Griswold (182).


The North Shore Conference relays champion Highlanders pulled out a tough North Shore Conference victory over a strong Nicolet team, 91-89, on Jan. 12.

The Highlanders were trailing, 85-81, going into the final event, the 400-yard free relay, but finished first and third in the race to pull out the meet victory.

The relay, anchored by Chris Eckhardt, came across in 3:45.8 for the win. Eckhardt also won the 100 backstroke. Other wins went to Zach Teplin in the 200 freestyle (1:56.43) and the 100 butterfly (55.54), and Drew Horter in the 500 free (5:32.17).

Homestead won the meet with its depth, earning six seconds and seven thirds.


It was a tough week for the Highlanders as they dropped an 82-71 North Shore Conference decision to Whitefish Bay  on Jan. 13 and then turned around and fell to powerful nonconference foe Arrowhead, 77-72, in a game at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee on Jan. 14.

Homestead, which has lost three in a row and five of six, are 4-2 in North Shore play, tied for second with Grafton and Bay, and 5-6 overall. They will have a game at league-leading Cedarburg on Friday, Jan. 20.

The Highlanders took a 38-36 lead at the half on Arrowhead, before the Warhawks rallied for the win. It spoiled a good, balanced offensive effort by Homestead, which hit nine 3-pointers in the contest.

Garrett Mitman led the way with 17 points, while Greg Foster Jr. had 14 and Jack Quinlevan and Taejuan Johnson had 13 apiece.

Against Bay, Homestead fell behind, 44-35, at the break and had a hard time recovering. Foster Jr. had a huge game with 27 points, Quinlevan had 16 and Johnson 13.


Amanda Baierl scored 20 points and Katie Lemkuil 10 to lead the Pirates to a 49-32 victory over Lake Country Lutheran on Jan. 10.

Port held Lutheran to just 11 second-half points.

"It was a good night for us," coach Jake Wahl said. "We got off to a good start and had a steady, consistent  effort."

Port then fell to Germantown, 80-58, on Jan. 13 despite another 20 points by Baierl, 10 from Lizzie Egan and 9 apiece by Karley Lehtikangas and Lemkuil.

"We were within 8 points with 7 minutes left," Wahl said. "Then we had a turnover, Germantown hit a 3-point field goal and it was 18 points. Their pressure is relentless."




One day after falling to Cedarburg on Jan. 13, the Black Hawks traveled to Iowa and lost to Dubuque Hempstead, 42-36.

Tanner Autey scored 18 points, Logan Hilgart 9 and Justin Peters 6 for Grafton, which slipped to 8-5 overall.


Despite 17 points by Jack Larson and 14 from Adam Baierl, the Pirates lost to Germantown, 73-54, in a North Shore Conference game on Jan. 13.

The Warhawks took control at 53-32 at the half.


The Highlanders earned 11th of 14 at the Brookfield Central Lancer Invitational on Jan. 14.

Homestead, which also lost a North Shore Conference dual to Nicolet on Jan. 12, will host their annual multi-time scramble invite on Friday, Jan. 13 in the fieldhouse at 4 p.m.

The Highlanders scored 118.5 points in the Lancer as Oak Creek won with 384.

Jacob Zupke led the way with a third-place effort at 170 pounds (11-7 overall), while Cooper Hunt at 120 (14-4) and Messi Elgin at 113 (12-7) were both fourth.


The Bulldogs dropped a 51-22 North Shore Conference dual meet to Germantown on Jan. 12.

Winners for Cedarburg were Turner Daley at 160 pounds (16-2), Cooper O'Keefe at 182 (pin in 4 minutes, 56 seconds), Caleb Drake at 195 (pin in 42 seconds) and Andrew Temmer at 220 (forfeit).


The Highlanders dropped a recent North Shore/Greater Metro Conference dual meet to Cedarburg/Grafton.

The Bulldogs won, 130.325-125.35.

Homestead managed seconds from Emma Fox on vault and balance beam and Natalie Ceelen on uneven bars.


A short-handed Pirates team lost a dual meet to Brookfield on Jan. 11.

"We had three of our seven varsity missing and one with a nagging injury," coach KC Moore said. "Julia Greisch got a chance to shine, leading the team in vaulting, balance beam, floor exercise and the all-around. Freshman McKenzie Rick stepped in on short notice, and her scores continue to improve. She made the most of her opportunity and has made my job of setting lineups harder, as I know how tight that gap is between two and seven on my team."


The Pirates lost a 114-72 dual meet to Grafton on Jan. 12.

Jeremy Theis won the diving with 198.95 points, and second places went to Charles DeMerit in the 200 freestyle (2 minutes, 3.33 seconds) and 500 freestyle (5:39.65); Nolan Olson in the 200 individual medley (2:26.72) and 100 butterfly (1:01.47); Cale Theis in the diving (182.35); Jonny Bischoff in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.88); the 200 medley relay of Graeme Biskobing, Bischoff, Olson and DeMerit (1:56.22); the 200 freestyle relay of Wyatt Roller, Talan Howell, Ben Kasdorf and Matthew Huebner (1:48.42); and the 400 freestyle relay of Olson, Biskobing, Bischoff and DeMerit (3:51.61).

Port then finished sixth in the Manitowoc Invitational on Jan. 14 with 178 points.


The Bulldogs fell to Onalaska, 5-0, on Jan. 14 despite 26 saves by goalkeeper Danny Quirk.