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Volume 05, January 10
Booster Board Bylaws Revisions
The Booster Board as undertaken revising the bylaws that govern the Booster Club. This has not been done since 1985. The revisions that are being suggested are extensive and therefore we are proposing to amend the bylaws by substitution. This means that we are presenting a whole new set of bylaws for the membership to consider that would take the place of the current bylaws that were drafted in 1985. The motion to amend by substitution will be voted on at the meeting on February 7th, 2022 which will take place at 6:30pm via Zoom.

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For the motion to pass to approve the new bylaws, it will require a 2/3 vote of all members present at the February meeting with each membership being entitled to one vote.
Winter Sports
Girls Basketball

GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL

Conference Record: 7-0
Overall: 10-2

HOMESTEAD 70
WEST BEND WEST 42

This Week’s Games
Tuesday 1/11, AT GRAFTON (12-1)
Friday 1/14 AT HOME vs CEDARBURG (9-3)

HOMESTEAD STAYS HOT WITH WIN OVER 
WEST BEND WEST


January 7, 2021, MEQUON WISC. – On Friday night Homestead took on the West Bend West Spartans at home. The Highlanders jumped out to a 25-point lead early and never looked back, as Delaney Buzzell and Madison Fitzgibbon paced the scoring with 15 points apiece. Katelyn Odem added 8, and Natalie Mueller and Lauren Strifling chipped in 6 points each. The highlight of the night was seeing freshmen guard Emma Wolf score her first points in her first varsity game.

This week is a big one for Homestead as they face 3rd place Grafton away Tuesday night and first place Cedarburg at home Friday night. Both games are at 7:15. Show the girls your support this week. Go Highlanders. 
Dance Team
Homestead Varsity Dance Team received the following Badger State Showdown awards over the weekend as they performed in Madison at the Alliance Energy Center:

•1st Place Jazz
•2nd Place Pom

Coach: 
Alex Lafferty

Senior Team Captains:
Rachel Starsky, Kendall Coburn, Abigail Moertl, Zoe David-1st Place Badger All Star, Claudia Sullivan (bottom row left to right)

Sophomores: Jordan Schumacher, Tallyn Kubicki-2nd Place Badger All Star, Summer Rilling
Juniors: Lucy Charles, Shannen McGuire-1st Place Badger All Star & Avery Schlesinger (top row left to right)
Girls Gymnastics
It was a very important night Tuesday night for our Homestead Gymnastics team as they not only hosted a dual meet against Cedarburg/Grafton, but also celebrated and honored their biggest supporters…their parents! Yes, it was Parents Night for our lady Highlanders who individually thanked their parents for their continued support throughout their gymnastics career.

The Varsity team continued to make their parents proud earning a big win over Cedarburg/Grafton with a final score of 134.9 to 123.325. Top all-around scorers for HHS were first place Maggie Pokorny (36.225), second place Mia DeToro (34.275) and fourth place Lucy Gonzalez (32.9). Here are the high Varsity scores we saw throughout this exciting meet:

Vault: Maggie Pokorny 9.125, Mia DeToro 8.725, Audrey Gruenwald 8.175
Bars: Maggie Pokorny 9.125, Mia DeToro 7.925, Lucy Gonzalez 7.9
Beam: Maggie Pokorny 8.975, Mia DeToro 8.725, Lucy Gonzalez 8.15
Floor: (tie) Lucy Gonzalez/Maggie Pokorny 9.0, Mia DeToro 8.85, Valerie Tuzhilkov 8.025

The Junior Varsity team also won the night with a Huge win with a final score of 106.85 to 59.8!! Congrats ladies, amazing way to represent HHS! Top scores for JV were:

Vault: Ava Grosso 7.4, (tie) Kyla Imana 7.3, (Tie) A’mya Walker/Hannah Rempel 7.2
Bars: Ellie Stern 6.7, Hannah Rempel 5.7, Mia Goebel 4.65
Beam: Kyla Imana 7.45, Ava Grosso 7.0, A’maya Walker 6.35
Floor: A’maya Walker 7.8, (tie) Mia Goebel/Ellie Stern 7.7, Hannah Rempel 7.5


On Saturday, January 8th, the girls Homestead Gymnastics team hosted the 2022 Highlander Invitational. After missing the annual event in 2021, the team, led by coach Betsy Vielgut, transformed the field house into an exciting neon themed competition that consisted of 13 teams from all over Wisconsin. It was a thrilling day of competition and our own Lady Highlanders had their highest score of the season. Homestead placed 2nd out of 13 teams with a total score of 136.1250 just behind the first place Hartford team. The varsity team for Homestead consisted of Senior Lucy Gonzalez, Senior Valerie Tuzhilkov, Junior Maggie Pokorny, Sophomore Mia DeToro and Freshman Audrey Gruenwald.

The team started out very strong on vault with high scores from the whole team taking a big lead for the highlanders. Maggie Pokorny scored a 9.475 securing her first place in the event. Mia Detoro had a season high of a 9.000 and placed 4th, Lucy Gonzalez with a 8.650, taking 8th place, and Valerie Tuzhilkov 8.050 placing 24th out of 52 athletes competing.

Next up was the uneven bars for Homestead. The team had a some bumps along the way during this event but managed to finish with an individual 2nd place from Pokorny with a 8.700, and 14th from DeToro with a 8.100.

The third event for the highlanders was the dreaded balance beam. The team made a big comeback in this event and each athlete executed beautiful routines with strength and grace. Out of all of the 52 competitors Pokorny took 4th with a score of 9.250, Tuzhilkov secured 6th place scoring 8.925, Gonzalez 10th with a 8.725 and DeToro 11th with a 8.700.

The final event for the ladies and for the entire meet was the floor exercise for the Highlanders. All the eyes in the field house were on Homestead as they wrapped up the 2022 Highlander Invitational. Each and every routine was a wonderful representation of just how hard they have worked so far this year as individual athletes and as a team. Placing 6th on this event, Pokorny scored at 9.100, Gonzalez coming in 11th with a 9.000, DeToro, 14th with a 8.900 and Tuzhilkov 26th place with a 8.250.

For the All Around competition, Junior Maggie Pokorny took first place with a final score of 36.500. Sophomore Mia DeToro took 7th scoring 34.700, and Senior Lucy Gonzalez, 12th place with a 33.124. Way to represent Homestead on the podium ladies!!!!

The team would like to thank Coach Vielgut and the many parents, administration staff, and student volunteers who helped put on this wonderful event. It took countless hours to organize and coordinate such a large meet and it was a tremendous success.


Please stop by the HHS Fieldhouse tonight, 6:30, January 11th, as we host our last Home JV/Varsity meet and celebrate our Seniors. We will start the meet honoring our three Seniors and hopefully will end with a win against the Port Washington Pirates! Go Homestead Highlanders!
Boys Basketball

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL

Homestead Boys’ Varsity Basketball had a busy start to 2022 with two games this past weekend. Their first game on Friday, January 7th, against West Bend West, kept their perfect North Shore conference record intact as the Highlanders breezed to the finish line with a 70-42 win against the Spartans. Chris Djurasovic led all scorers with 16 points, closely followed by Adam Riese (15), Evan Endres (11) and Solomon Garrison (10). Additionally, Tim Franks contributed 8 points, Sam Lococo (5), Trevor Polite (3) and Anthony Chung (2). Chris Djurasovic led in rebounds with 9 boards, followed by Riese and Chung both with 5 and Franks and Endres both with 4. Garrison contributed 3 while Gavin Jensen, Trevor Polite, Sam Lococo and Myles Kelly all chipped in one rebound each.

The following day, the team headed back to West Bend High School to face a non-conference team in tournament play. St. Joseph’s Racine proved to be a challenging competitor and the Highlanders’ 7 game winning streak finally came to a halt. The Highlanders held onto a slim lead through most of the first half. However, a series of unfortunate calls plagued the team and with about four and a half minutes to go, that lead began to slip away and Homestead headed into the locker room at the half with a five point deficit.

Once back on the court, the Highlanders were hoping to turn things around, but St. Joseph’s didn’t back down. Their level of play was aggressive and they were monsters on the boards with 26 rebounds in the second half, compared to our 16. Although our Highlanders responded to St. Joe’s style of play with several deflections and a couple of blocks, we just weren’t able to break St. Joseph’s stride. Top scorer of the night was Solomon Garrison with 16 points, 10 assists and 3 rebounds. Great job, Solomon! In addition, Tim Franks contributed 11 points, Adam Riese 9, Chris Djurasovic 7, and Evan Endres 6. Additionally, Anthony Chung and Stefan Ivancevic chipped in 4 apiece. Top rebounding honors went to Anthony Chung with 7 boards, followed by Chris Djurasovic and Adam Riese, each with 6 and Tim Franks with 5. Evan Endres contributed 4 rebounds and 2 assists. 

The Highlanders hope to return to their winning ways tonight as they face the Grafton Black Hawks at home starting at 7:15 PM. Come cheer them on as they work to maintain their undefeated status and number one ranking in the North Shore conference. Friday, January 14th, Homestead travels to Cedarburg to take on the Bulldogs at 7:15PM. Saturday, January 15th, the Highlanders will face Marquette at Brookfield Central High School. The Homestead vs. Marquette game begins at 7:30PM. It’s a busy week for Homestead Varsity Boys’ Basketball!
Boys JV Basketball

Overall Record 9-0

Homestead 64
West Bend West 20

This Week’s Game’s
Tuesday, Home vs Grafton
Friday, at Cedarburg
Saturday, vs Marquette at Brookfield High


The Boys picked up right where they left off before Christmas break holding West Bend to just 20 points as defense was again the MVP of the game.  Our leading scorer was again Andrew Hinterstocker with 18 points consisting of 6 3 pointers. Perhaps the shot of the game was a clutch 3 pointer dropped by Jeremiah Jude to close out the win for the Highlanders. Let’s keep it going this week boys!!


BOYS JV2 BASKETBALL

Conference Record: 6-1
Overall: 7-2

JV2 once again gave their fans more than the price of admission Friday night. The first half the Highlanders got into early foul trouble and the score went back and forth with Homestead leading 34-27 at the half. Homestead came out strong the second half with Reid Gruen leading the charge with two 3’s and two 2’s. Then Homestead added a full court press. WBW couldn’t get past the first three defenders, Nathan Hopfensperger, Reid Gruen and Connor Bartol, who forced them to turn it over four times in a row resulting in four baskets for Homestead. WBW then started to close the gap. With 4:35 remaining in the game, Homestead led 60-56. The back and forth continued and Jack Berman went to the line and sunk both shots to seal the victory. The three top scorers were Nathan Hopfensperger with 23, Connor Bartol with 18 and Reid Gruen with 12. Final score Homestead 68 - West Bend West 64.
Boys Swim and Dive

Marquette Invitational Champions bring home new school record 

The jugmen had their first dual meet of the season on Thursday, January 6 against Hartford/Slinger. This was a good meet to ease back into things after break. The boys defeated Hartford in all events and came away with another conference win.

On Saturday the varsity team traveled to Schroeder for the annual Marquette Invitational. This meet is comprised of 27 of the best teams in the state along with a few teams from IL. The meet came down to the final event, 400 free relay. After securing huge points from diver David Krol, who finished second overall the jugmen needed to win the last relay to take first place. The 400 free relay team of Devin Testin, Connor Kwiatkowski, Drew Testin and Caden Bjornstad finished first and the team won the meet by 2 points!!! The winning trophy came home with the jugmen for the first time in 16 years!

The 200 medley relay got things started with a new school record of 1:34.66. The relay team of Devin Testin, Jude Toppe, Connor Kwiatkowski and Caden Bjornstad broke a 20 year old team record that was held by a former state champion Homestead swim team.


Top 10 finishes:

*Drew Testin-9th 200 free, 6th 500 free

*Devin Testin-1st 200 IM, 3rd 100 back

*Connor Kwiatkowski-3rd 200 IM, 4th 100 fly

*Caden Bjornstad-1st 50 free, 100 free

*Joe Lorenz, Alex Johnson, Noah Kestner, Drew Testin-5th 200 free relay

*Jude Toppe-5th 100 breast

*Alex Johnson-9th 100 breast

*Devin Testin, Connor Kwiatkowski, Drew Testin and Caden Bjornstad-1st 400 free relay

Up next: the jugmen travel to Cedarburg for a dual meet on 1/13/2022.
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