Thursday 05/24 10%
Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
Friday 05/25 20%
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 87F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 05/26 20%
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 90F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 05/27 0%
Sunny skies. High 93F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 05/28 20%
Sunshine and some clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 90F. Winds light and variable.
From Coach Dittmer:
Our tennis season concluded today with sub-sectionals at East Troy. Nick Kuzoff won his first match via forfeit against Monroe. He then lost to #1 McFarland (Tyson Laux) 6-2, 6-2 in the next round. Despite the loss, he played a good match in which he hustled to track down every ball and make his opponent work to earn every point. Of our players today, I was most impressed with #1 doubles (Cole Kinson and Austin Kaya) and #4 singles (Henry Bresser). Cole and Austin took care of Jefferson in the first round, beating them 6-4, 6-3 with some great net play. They eventually fell to top-seeded Big Foot in the next round 6-2, 6-1. Henry Bresser won a tight battle in first match against Edgerton 7-6(8), 5-7, 6-4. He then lost the next round to #1 McFarland (Jack Newman) 6-1, 6-1. Henry showed a lot of promise with his groundstrokes and I am very optimistic about his tennis future.
Unfortunately, we were unable to advance anyone to Sectionals, but I thought we played good matches and have nothing to hang our heads about. I had a great season coaching these players and look forward to seeing how our younger players grow next season. I will certainly miss our three Seniors, Cole Kinson, Anthony Reed, and captain Joe Creanza. They were great leaders to our team. I can’t wait for next season, go Whippets!
WHS Graduate (2016) Julian Sonn completed his freshman season on MSOE’s (Milwaukee School of Engineering) baseball team – an injury red-shirted him his academic freshman year. Playing in the NACC conference, Julian was First Team selection playing first base.
Sonns’s statistics for the 2018 season:
Batting Average- .339, Runs – 26, Hits – 57, Doubles – 11, Triple – 1, Home Runs – 3, and led the conference with 42 rbi’s.
From Coach McCrea:
On Friday, May 18, the Whitewater Whippet Girls’ Soccer traveled to Edgerton for a conference match against the Tide. The Whippets, holding a 5-2-0 Rock Valley Conference record, were looking to solidify a third-place regular season conference placement with a win and goal margin to outpace Evansville for the spot behind conference-leading McFarland and second-place Big Foot.
The Tide found the goal in the fifth minute of play to take a 1-0 lead. The coaching staff made some player moves to account for Edgerton’s speed on the flanks and slow down the Tide’s pressure. In the 30th minute, Sierra Brunner scored on an assist by Kacie Carollo. In the second half, Whitewater dominated possession but lacked accuracy on its shot selection leading to a 1-1 tie with the Tide and a fourth place, out of nine, finish.
Whitewater now, 5-2-1, plays McFarland on Monday at Madison College for the first game of the RVC tournament. Play will continue on Thursday when Whitewater will travel to meet the winner of the Big Foot-Evansville match.
Reese Brantmeier (3rd from right in back row) pictured with her Team USA teammates.
Reese Brantmeier, a 13-year-old 8th grader at Whitewater Middle School, and daughter of Scott and Becky Brantmeier of Whitewater, was recently chosen as one of 6 top juniors to represent the U.S. in the qualifying rounds of Junior Davis and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas (16-and-under) and World Junior Tennis (14-and-under), the world’s premier junior team competitions. The events were played April 26-28 in Mexico City.
The North/Central American and Caribbean Final Qualifying rounds consisted of three days of round-robin play, with each matchup consisting of two singles matches and one doubles match. Reese won all her singles and doubles matches to contribute to the Win for the USA team!
Article and Photo by Nate Parrish
A night after completing a regular season sweep over Jefferson the Whitewater High School baseball team ran into a buzz saw as McFarland swept both games of a doubleheader by scores of 14-10 and 9-0 eliminating Whitewater from the conference title race. Whitewater had several chances after falling behind 9-2 and 11-4 in game 1. They crawled back to 11-10 after 6 innings but McFarland scored 3 in the top of the 7th to put the game out of reach. Whitewater left 9 runners on base and hit several lineouts to end innings with runners on base that could have changed the tide. McFarland had 7 extra base hits and Whitewater committed 3 errors that proved costly. In the second game, Whitewater was held to three hits as McFarland collected 10 hits in a 9-0 final. Coach Pease was very disappointed in the overall performance “We came out flat and fell behind but got back into the game late, just could not get a couple key hits to keep an inning going in that first game. We need to play defense better and pitch better, if we make a couple plays early in the game it changes the momentum, once McFarland got going the hitting became contagious, give them credit for hitting the ball well but we need to do a better job across the board.”
Seniors Jimmy Duval, Bryce Parrish and James Dedrick were recognized for their 4 years in the program as Whitewater celebrated Senior night. All three were Freshmen when Coach Pease took over as Head Coach and they were a big part of rebuilding Whippet baseball. All three Seniors are 4-year letter winners with Jimmy and Bryce 4 year starters and James a 3 year starter. All three have had various all-conference recognition and are Team Captains this year. Coach Pease would like to thank the Seniors for their leadership and what they have meant to the program. Coach Pease said “All three will hold a special place with me, not just because of the first kids to go all 4 years with the Coaching staff but the type of individuals they are. They are just really good kids that show up and work hard every day to get better and it has been a pleasure to not only coach them but get to know them, they have bright futures ahead of them”.
Willow Brook Golf Course’s Junior Golf Program starts on June 11th. Lessons will be held on Monday mornings 8:00 am to noon. The program is open to ages 8-17. $50 per participant. A sign-up event will be held Monday, May 21st from 5:00-7:00 pm. Registration can also be done through mail or stop by the clubhouse during regular business hours. More information can be found on their website here: http://willowbrookgolfwhitewater.com
The No. 25 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater softball team scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and withstood a late rally Friday afternoon on its way to a 1-0 victory over 24th-ranked Illinois Wesleyan in the first game of the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional.
With the game tied at 0-0 entering the seventh, freshman right fielder Kaiden Jackson laced a double to left center and stole third with nobody out.
Senior left fielder Mallory Klotz stepped up as the next hitter and drove a pitch back up the middle to give the Warhawks (29-11-1) a one-run lead and collect her 231st career hit to break the program’s all-time record.
With six shutout innings under her belt, sophomore pitcher Bella Matthias came back out for the seventh.
The Titans (34-11-1) started the frame with back-to-back hits, but Matthias recovered to strike out the side, getting the final hitter on a 3-2 count to secure the win and put UW-Whitewater one win away from next week’s NCAA Championship in Oklahoma City.
WHS 8 Jefferson 0
By Nate Parrish
The Whitewater High School baseball team completed a season sweep over Jefferson for the first time in over 10 years with an 8-0 win on Thursday night. The Whippet bats got off to a great start as James Dedrick led the bottom of the first off with a walk, Dylan Pease would sac bunt him over to second and Bryce Parrish would homer to left for a 2-0 lead. Whitewater would strike again in the 2nd inning as Cooper Pease would walk, Danny Harnack would move him over with a ground ball and Chris Dedrick would reach on an infield hit. After a balk was called on the Jefferson pitcher, James Dedrick would single driving in both runners and a 4-0 lead after 2 innings. In the bottom of the 4th inning Whitewater would add some insurance runs as Alex Fero would get things started with a one-out single, James Dedrick would follow with a line drive single and Bryce Parrish would also single to load the bases. Jimmy Duval would single to center scoring two to make it 6-0. After a Jefferson error, a fly ball would drop in by Cooper Pease for two more runs and a final score of 8-0. The hitting attack was led by Bryce Parrish 3×3, a home run and 2 RBI’s, James Dedrick 2×3 and 2 RBI’s, Chris Dedrick 2×3, Jimmy Duval and Cooper Pease had 2 RBI’s.
Bryce Parrish picked up the win on the mound by going 6.2 innings allowing 5 hits, no runs, striking out 10, and walking 1. Parrish would leave the game due to pitch count rules and Chris Dedrick needed 1 pitch to induce a ground ball to end the game. Coach Pease said, “it is a goal every year to go out and compete with Jefferson, they have been one of the top teams in the conference for many years and to pick up a couple wins is big for our program but most of all it is great for the kids. Now we need to build on the momentum”.
Next up is a doubleheader with McFarland at home on Friday evening with first pitch at 4:30
The State Baseball seedings were announced and Whitewater received the 1 seed and first-round bye with Jefferson earning the 2 seed. Whitewater will play the winner of Delavan vs East Troy and Jefferson will play the winner of Big Foot vs Clinton. First tournament game for Whitewater will be Tuesday, May 29 at home with first pitch at 4:45