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Volume 05, May 10

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Spring Sports
Girls Lacrosse

The ladies had two away games last week in Brookfield and Mukwonago. 

JV got things started off at Brookfield East on a lovely, sunny evening. The JV team had nice control of the ball but had trouble finding the back of the net. Final score 2-11.  

Varsity was up next and immediately took control in the possession game. After several mistakes by both teams and what can only be described as a tennis match back and forth, Brookfield scored first. They quickly followed that up with another as the Homestead defense was caught unbalanced. With about 6 minutes left in the half Captain Katie O’Hagan hit Maura Whitaker for a nice goal to get the ladies on the board. Stella Kim put another in right before the half and we were tied at 2. The ladies came out with a renewed purpose in the second half. Two goals by Katie and one each by Sienna Commare, & Sophie Gerew sealed the game with a final score of 6-4. Stellar defensive play by Maria Lee, Mac Lawless and goalie Emma Beaulieu contributed as well. 

Up next was a varsity only contest against Mukwonago. Only that didn't happen. Apparently the home team forgot to double check with the referees for the contest and none showed up. SO, we drove an hour for a 30 minute scrimmage. Oh well. 

Next week we play DSHA at home on Wednesday, 7pm.

Ladies during the national anthem

Sophie Gerew taking the draw

Sienna Commare battling for a ground ball as the defense looks on.

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Girls Softball

Varsity (Overall Record 7-5)

The Highlanders hosted West Bend East for Senior Night on Monday (5/2). The game was scoreless through two innings, when East scored two runs in the top of the 3rd. Strong defense from seniors Sofia Samuel and Trinity Otto stopped the rally. Highlanders only score of the game came in the bottom of the 4th, when Samuel hit a standup double off the wall, followed by an RBI single to left from Otto. Despite quality at bats from seniors Clare Kunschke, Whitney Krueger, and Samuel, the offence was unable to put any more runs on the board, falling to West Bend East 2-1. 

Varsity came out swinging at Nicolet on Tuesday (5/3), scoring 7 runs in the top of the first, including RBI singles from Amaya Tucker, Bella Magee, and Karlee Braun, as well as a bases clearing RBI double from Lauren Strifling, Scoring did not happen again until the 5th, when the Highlanders scored another run. Nicolet threatened throughout the game loading the bases several times, but the Highlanders defense held off the Knights to win 8-4.

Varsity hosted Slinger on Thursday (5/5). Slinger got on the board in the 1st, but the Highlanders answered in the bottom of the inning, with a slap single from Braun, bunt single from Maddy Konya, and a 3-Run Home Run from Otto. Unfortunately, that was all of the offence from the Highlanders for the game, losing to Slinger 6-3.

A busy week for the Highlanders is ahead, as they will host Port Washington on Monday (5/9), travel to play West Bend West on Tuesday (5/10), travel to Port to play an April make-up game on Wednesday (5/11), and finally host Hartford on Thursday 5/12. Good Luck Highlanders! 

Seniors Jenna Segebrecht, Whitney Krueger, Sofia Samuel, Clare Kunschke, Bella Magee, Karlee Braun, Trinity Otto and Lexi Timm, with Coach Emily (Middle)  

Seniors Whitney Krueger, Jenna Segebrecht Sofia Samuel, Bella Magee, Clare Kunschke, Karlee Braun and Trinity Otto posed in front of their banners, accompanied by Senior team manager Lexi Timm during Senior Night on 5/3

JV (Overall Record (6-6)

The Highlanders JV squad started off their week with a 6-5 loss against West Bend East on 5/2. JV held East to only 1 run through 4 innings. In the bottom of the 4th, Homestead took a 5-1 lead with walks to Gabby Becker, McKenzie Heusinger, Sadie Ferguson, and Sophia Otto. Scoring included stealing home on a passed ball, a Gianna Hull 2 RBI single and RBI single from Mira Boegel, getting the Highlanders a 5-1 lead. East came back the top of the 5th, scoring 5 runs and taking the lead. The Highlander offence was unable to come back, losing to East 6-5.

JV had a great game against Nicolet on Tuesday (5/3), winning 9-4. Tessa Kunschke pitched and had 10 strikeouts as well as an RBI double and RBI triple in the game. Emmy Sehnert had 3 RBI singles in the game as well as a 2 RBI single from Lucy Dorman and RBI single from Sadie Ferguson. On Thursday (5/5), The Highlanders went on to beat Slinger 5-4, with 8 strikeouts from Otto, an RBI double from Otto, and RBI single from Lily Oberneder.

A busy week for the Highlander JV squad is ahead, as they will host Port Washington on Monday (5/9), travel to play West Bend West on Tuesday (5/10), travel to Port to play an April make-up game on Wednesday (5/11), and finally host Hartford on Thursday 5/12. Good Luck Highlanders


Tessa Kunschke pitching against Nicolet

Sophia Otto pitching against West Bend East

Sadie Ferguson at bat against West Bend East as Otto times the pitcher on deck

Girls Track

Senior Peyton Berryman won girls pole vault at Myrhum for a second year in a row. 

Boys Lacrosse

On Wednesday night Franklin visited the Highlanders and jumped out to a 2-0 lead. From that point on, the Highlanders had one of their best halfs of the season. Homestead scored 12 unanswered goals to take a 12-2 lead into the break. Leading the scoring were Austin Krueger (5 goals), Robby Coburn (4 g, 2 assists), Nate Pound (3 g), JJ Perez and sophomore Brady Allen with 2 goals. A strong effort all around from the defense led by Drew Baranko, the faceoff x, and the offense. Notably, freshmen Cole Beiser, Jason Ziegler and Sam Schallert saw extended time on the field. The final was 15-3. 

Sophomore Austin Krueger goes ‘top-corner!’

Sophomore David Foster protects his goalie

Attackman Nate Pound goes low

#3 Sean West drives past the defense

Senior JJ Perez watches #16 Freshman Cole Beiser

Robby Coburn savors the victory

Friday nite the Lakeshore Ripsharks Co-op visited Homestead. Lakeshore is in rebuilding mode and the Highlanders took advantage on both defense and offense. The young but rapidly maturing close defense of Reed Bowers, David Foster and Jack Read allowed only a handful of shots on Drew Baranko. Offensively, Brady Allen had a breakout game with 4 goals as the sophomore continues to make an impact. Austin Krueger and Nate Pound had a handful of assists each and a couple goals. JJ Perez continued strong play at attack and Robby Coburn found the back of the net 7 times! The team was glad to have Junior Eli Bersell back on the sideline as he recovers from injury. Get healthy Eli!

Goalie Drew Baranko goes low to make the save.

#18 Liam McGourthy and David Foster converge on the ballcarrier.

#7 Reed Bowers starts the clear.

#44 Jon Elliott brings the ball upfield.  

Busy week ahead as Varsity travels to West Bend on Wednesday 5/11, hosts Wauwatosa on Friday. Saturday morning both JV & Varsity travel to Wisconsin Dells for two games each. 

Boys Baseball

Varsity -

Homestead varsity baseball went 3 and 0 in the past week running their winning streak to 7 in a row for a 11-3 record overall and 10-3 in conference. 

Wednesday May 4 vs West Bend East - The Highlanders shut out West Bend East 6-0 behind the dominant pitching of Drew Gernert.  Gernert pitched 7 complete innings, striking out 7 and scattering 4 hits. He was backed by the offense that included Jackson Brewer going 3 for 4 with 1 RBI, Paul Nuetzel with 1 hit and 2 RBIs,  Carl Roemke and Max Kuenzi also with 1 hit and 1 RBI each.

There was no let down from having beaten Whitefish Bay in the previous game.  

Drew Gerner,  7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 7 K

Jackson Brewer

Will Vierling


Paul Nuetzel

Carl Roemke

May 6 at Nicolet

The Highlanders continued their winning ways against Nicolet winning 7-2 behind Jackson Brewer's complete game performance. He entered the 7th inning not having given up a hit or run. 

Homestead scored their runs economically, only needing 5 hits to drive in the 7 runs. Will Vierling doubled and scored.  Max Kuenzi had a hit and 2 RBIs. Jackson Brewer had a hit and RBI. Anthony Chung and Paul Nuetzel each had a hit and scored a run.  Will VanLaanen and Nick Haller each had an RBI, one with a sacrifice and the other with a walk.

sorry no pics due to technical difficulty (forgot battery in camera). 

May 9 vs Slinger

Another strong complete game performance by a Highlander Hurler powered Homestead to its seventh consecutive win. This time Max Kuenzi took the mound. He gave up a run in the first on a pair of hits and 2 more in the third. However he blanked Slinger the rest of the way while he waited for Highlander offense to gain traction. Homestead scored once in the third when Griffin Bowers singled and Anthony Chung drove Bowers home for their first run.  The Highlanders were behind 3 to 1 in the bottom of the 6th when Tyler Miller led off with a single, Paul Nuetzel walked then Kuenzi walked. Steven Yang singled to left driving home 2 runs to tie the game. Bowers singled to drive in another run. Chung continued the rally with a single that scored another run. Carl Roemke grounded out by drove in a run. Jackson Brewer drove in another run with a single to right. Tyler Miller made the 3rd out of the inning he led off with a hit. 

Slinger could not muster one more run as Kuenzi closed out the game. He pitched 7 innings, 3 runs, 6 hits, 6 Ks. 

Chung and Brewer both went 2 for 4, Chung with 2 RBIs and Brewer with 1. Miller, Yang, and Bowers each had 1 hit. Yang had 2 RBIs. Roemke had an RBI. 

Max Kuenzi, 7 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 6K

Carl Roemke and Anthony Chung 

Griffin Bowers

JV2 (Overall Record 3-9-1)

The Highlander JV2 team had a busy week on the diamond, playing five games. Homestead lost on Monday in a tight contest, 4-0 to Whitefish Bay. On Wednesday, they battled West Bend East to a 4-4 tie. The Highlanders lost a slugfest to Nicolet on Friday 21-12, and were swept in a home doubleheader to Verona by scores of 13-1 and 9-5.

There were several highlights over the week. On Monday, Jack Bell and Lucas Wirth tamed Whitefish Bay’s offense by combing for 8 strikeouts. Against West Bend East on Wednesday, Christian Seyfer made his pitching debut and gave up no runs in three innings while striking out six. Jack Bell led the Highlanders with two hits. On Friday, Jack Adams collected three doubles and had three RBIs.  

The JV2 Highlanders have three road games this week; at Slinger on Monday, at Port Washington on Wednesday and at West Bend West on Friday. All games start at 4:00.

Jack Adams

Dylan Ellner

Benji Kane

Aiden Arvoy

Charlie Blume

Tori Stevenson

Christian Seyfer

Keaton Lewis, Coach Leaman, Christian Seyfer

Boys Golf

The Varsity Squad started the week off with the fourth North Shore Conference Meet at Washington County Golf Course. The team shot a 162 with Luke Ladd leading with a 38, followed by a pair of 41s from Hunter Thibert and Ben Handal, and a 42 by Joe Fricker. 

The next day, Homestead played in the Legend Invite out at the Legend at Bristlecone. Battling through yet another round in rainy and cold conditions, the Highlanders took third with a 311. Luke Ladd placed first individually with an incredible 4 under 67. Hunter Thibert was second for the team with an 80, and Oliver Maleki and Ben Handal put together two 82s. 

On Thursday, May 5th, the team played in the Bulldog invite out at Hidden Glen at Bentdale Farms. For what seems to be the first round all season with somewhat decent weather, Homestead placed second with a 312. Luke Ladd placed 5th individually with a 75, and a 77 from Hunter Thibert put him tied for 8th. Joe Fricker and Oliver Maleki both shot 80. 

Next week, Homestead has two conference meets, one at Ozaukee Country Club on Monday and the other at Hawthorne Hills Golf Course on Friday. 

Senior Oliver Maleki at Hidden Glen 

Senior Luke Ladd gets congratulated by his proud father after firing a 67 for medalist honors. 

The JV Boys competed in two events last week. On Wednesday, they played in their 5th Conference meet at Fire Ridge Golf Club. Nico Clement led the way with a 41 and the boys finished 4th, missing first place by two strokes. On Friday, they competed in the JV Falls Scramble at Blackstone Creek Golf Club, shooting -2 and finishing third, just a few putts away from a -5 and a first place tie.

JV team at Blackstone Creek Golf Course with Coach Engel. 

Boys Track

The boys track team was finally back in action after the weather had ruined some other meets in the past few weeks.

They were in Port Washington to try to defend their 2021 Conference Relay Meet Championship.

The team did great but they fell short and finished in 2nd place. There were an incredible amount of top performances and the team is in great shape to defend their overall Conference Championship coming up in two weeks.

Here are some top finishes from the meet:

4x100 Relay 1st Place [43.70 ranked 3rd in State]

Jet Steltz, Drew Wilson, CJ Young, Sal Balistrieri

4x200 Relay 1st Place [1:31:.94 ranked 4th in State]

Jet Steltz, Alex Cai, Joe Rossman, Sal Balistrieri

4x1600 Relay 1st Place

Adam Dolan, Connor Rathe, Nathan Gruenwald, Cullen Boyle 

4000 Medley Relay 1st Place

Kyle Knutson, Colby Sehnert, Owen Bosley, Ryan Quinn

800 Sprint Medley Relay 2nd Place

Jet Stelz, Drew Wilson, Sal Balistrieri, Logan Kluck

4x800 Relay 2nd Place

Owen Bosley, Kyle Knutson, Chris Ahmann, Cullen Boyle

Triple Jump 3rd Place

Collin McGinley, Jonah Pierner, Bryce Schneider



This Saturday the boys track team was in action at the annual Myrhum Invite at Arrowhead. Each year the very best athletes in the state compete in this meet to see where they stack up prior to the state meet in June. In some cases over 70 athletes compete in each event making any top finish quite an accomplishment.

Homestead took 10th overall at the meet. Highlighted by the following point-earning performances:

Owen Bosley 1st place - 1600m

Sal Balistrieri 4th place - 200m

Dom Silhol 5th place - 3200m

Collin McGinley 6th place - Triple Jump

Adam Dolan, Chris Ahman, Colby Sehnert, Nathan Gruenwald 7th place - 4x800m relay

Kyle Knutson 8th place - 800m

Logan Kluck 8th place - Pole Vault

The boys track team will be in action Tuesday at Menomonee Falls to tune up before their conference championship meet the following week.

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