Volume 05| January 12

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Winter Sports
Girls Gymnastics
On January 5th, the Homestead Girls Gymnastics team celebrated Parent Night as they took on the Nicolet Knights at home!!! Varsity fought hard to keep the lead throughout the meet but came up short by only point at the end with a team score of 136.425. Even though they lost in the end, the ladies walked away with the highest scores of the meet on bars, vault and all around. 

Vault - Maggie Pokorny (9.35) Lucy Gonzalez (8.75) and Peyton Berryman (8.3)
Bars - Maggie Pokorny (9.45) Lucy Gonzalez (8.325) and Mia Wang (8.3)
Beam - Maggie Pokorny (8.875) Valerie Tuzhilkov (8.275) and Mia Wang (8.225)
Floor - Lucy Gonzalez (9.0) Maggie Pokorny (8.9) Eve Marks (8.3)

For the all around scores, Sophmore Maggie Pokorny had the highest score of the meet with a 36.575. Junior Lucy Gonzalez, took 4th place, scoring a 33.825 and Sophmore Mia Wang with a 32.5, placed 5th.

The JV team had a fantastic meet winning with a score of 113.55 to the Knights 91.2. There were many season high season scores for the girls.

Vault - Valerie Tuzhilkov (8.35) Hannah Peterson (8.0) Amya Walker (7.7)
Bars - Lauren VanVooren (7.65) Ellie Stern (5.5) and Amya Walker (4.7)
Beam - Lauren VanVooren (7.65) Ari Halaska (7.45) Ellie Stern (7.2)
Floor - Hannah Peterson (8.3) Valerie Tuzhilkov (8.25) Mia Goebel (7.20)

Congratulations girls and good luck to the team as they take on West Bend East and celebrate Senior night on Tuesday, January 12th at Home @ 6:30pm.
Ski Team
The Homestead Ski team kicked off the race season at Sunburst against Menomonee Falls, Slinger, Brookfield Central, ULS/LCC/Trinity.

Congratulations to Teddy Schaal for pulling in a blazing fast 1st Place finish on the Boys Varsity Ski Team!

On January 7th the Ski team participated in their second race for the season against Cedarburg, Waukesha and Wauwatosa and they brought home the hardware!

For Girls Varsity Cate Hering placed 2nd, Eleanor Potter placed 5th.

For Boys Varsity Willy Doerr placed 1st and Nate Williams placed 5th.

Boys JV cleaned house with Sean Cassidy 2nd, Zach Goldberg 3rd and Jack Gresham 4th. 
The Ski Team currently has three athletes qualified for State!

Go Highlanders!
Boys Basketball
Varsity Basketball-

After the long winter break, the boys varsity basketball team was back in action on Tuesday, January 5th, in a rescheduled game vs. the Port Washington Pirates. Both teams were clearly brushing off some rust at the beginning of the game. Neither team scored until 3 minutes into the game when the Pirates struck first, hitting a lone free throw to put a point on the board. The Highlanders finally scored about 45 seconds later on a basket by Chris Djurasovic. At halftime, HHS held the narrow lead at 30-28. A quick 3 by Tim Franks at the beginning of the second half began the start of Highlanders finding their rhythm. Adam Riese also found his rhythm, scoring 15 of his team high 23 points in the second half. The Highlanders pushed their lead and never looked back, winning the game 73-50. Other top scorers were Franks finishing with 15, Djurasovic with 14, and Evan Endres with 8. Riese also pulled down a team high 8 rebounds followed by Djurasovic with 7 and Franks with 5. Endres dolled out 8 assists and Solomon Garrison finished with 7 assists and 4 steals.

The Highlanders traveled to Slinger for a Friday night matchup and the fan favorite Slinger Owl Eyes logo wasn't the only talk that night. The Homestead Highlanders eked out a one point victory against the Owls! Slinger went out to an early lead and was in control for most of the game. In the 1st half, the Owls pushed ahead by as many as 12 before settling for a 10 point lead at the half. The 2nd half began much like the 1st with Slinger able to continue the 10 point lead. Homestead finally was able to make up some ground in the middle of the second half and with 8:44 left, were within 2 on made free throws by Adam Riese. Still trailing by 2, the Highlanders finally were on top by 1 after an inbounds 3 was made by Evan Endres with 2:25 left to play. The Owls climbed back on top after a made layup and a foul was assessed to HHS. The free throw was missed but rebounded and put in by Slinger, extending their lead to 3. Adam Riese was able to convert a jumper in the lane once again cutting the Owls lead to 1 with a minute remaining. Missed free throws by the Owls in the last minute kept them to a one point advantage with 13 seconds left. A HHS missed basket allowed for an offensive rebound by Chris Djurasovic who was fouled on the put back. With ice in his veins, he knocked down both free throws putting up Homestead by 1 for the victory. Djurasovic finished with a team high 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Other top players were Riese (13pts), Solomon Garrison ( 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists), and Evan Endres ( 8 points, 4 rebounds).

The Highlanders traveled to Brown Deer on Saturday evening for a non-conference matchup. In the first half, Homestead had good control of the game with leads of as many as 13 before settling for an 8 point lead at the break. For much of the second half, the Highlanders maintained their lead and even extended it back to 10 with 11 minutes left. However, in the next few minutes of the game, Brown Deer whittled Homestead's lead to just one point with 5 minutes left to play and then overtook the Highlanders by one in the next minute. The final minutes of the game was a back and forth with the lead. Missed free throws by Brown Deer allowed Homestead to gain the lead, forcing Brown Deer to foul. Homestead finished the game at the line for the second game in a row, winning 66-61. Solomon Garrison had a solid game with a team high 18 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, and 4 steals. other top finishers were Adam Riese (14 points and 8 rebounds), Tim Franks (14 points, 5 rebounds), and Chris Djurasovic (12 points, 9 rebounds)

Next up is a home game tonight vs. Hartford at 7:15, home vs. Nicolet on Friday at 7:15, and at Brookfield East High School vs. Muskego at 8:30.

What a great week for our boys hoops teams. Our JV2 team picked up right where they left off before winter break winning all 3 games this past week decidedly.
Opened up with a big win over Port Washington to start the week winning 68-27. All Highlanders added to the scoring book, led by Isaiah Wright with 20.
Game two this week was a hard fought victory over Slinger winning 53-48. Scoring again was led by Isaiah Wright with 14, Will Van Laanen with 11, and DaQuon Malone with 10.
The final game of the week saw our highlander boys getting out to an early 20-3 lead over Brown Deer and never looking back. Final score was 60-35 and leading the scoring efforts were Isaiah Wright with 18, Will Van Laanen with 10 and Liam Riese with 10.
Great week boys! Keep up the awesome teamwork.
Boys Swim and Dive
Big week of swimming for the Jugmen

The boys swim and dive team had a busy first week after break. There were two conference dual meets and a varsity invite meet at Schroeder on Saturday, January 9. The boys had a great week of fast swimming with many notable highlights. 

Dual meet vs. Nicolet

On January 5 the boys welcomed Nicolet to their home pool and swam well enough after break to get the JV and varsity wins. 

JV wins: 
-200 medley relay: Gavin Van De Kreeke, Marcus Rilling, Daniel Zelenovskiy, Jack Smallwood
-200IM: Gavin Van De Kreeke 1st, Daniel Z. 2nd.
-50 free: Cal Gilbertson
-100 fly: Daniel Z.
-100 free: Gavin Van De Creek
-500 free: Marcus Rilling
-100 back: Cal Gilberston
-100breaststroke: Marcus Rilling
-400 free relay: Daniel Z, Gavin Van De Kreeke, Marcus Rilling, William Hrdi

Varsity wins:
-200 IM: Devin Testin 1st, Connor Kwiatkowski 2nd, Adam Cook 3rd.
-50 free: Joe Lorenz
-Diving: David Krol
-100 fly: Devin Testin 1st, Silas Toppe 3rd.
-100 free: Joe Lorenz
-500 free: Silas Toppe
-100 breaststroke: Connor Kwiatkowski 1st, Jude Toppe 2nd, Ben Martyn 3rd

Dual meet vs. Whitefish Bay

The jugmen traveled to WFB on January 7 and swam in a tightly contested race with the JV and varsity taking the wins. 
The highlight of the meet was the final event of the night, 400 freestyle relay. This event has typically been a tightly contested event between these two schools and the winner takes home bragging rights for the year. A long standing tradition between the teams. WFB has held bragging rights for the last three years. The jugmen put together an all sophomore relay team of Joe Lorenz, Drew Testin, Connor Kwiatkowski and Devin Testin. They won in a very close finish!! 

Marquette High varsity invite

This meet is typically attended by the top schools in IL and WI. The swimmers wear their fast suits and swim their best events. After a busy week of swimming, the jugmen rose to the occasion and had an outstanding meet. There were many top performances with best times!! 

Reese Minning won his heat of the 200 free and Adam took home a best time in the 200 free. Drew Testin finished second in his heat and moved up in the standings for the 200 freestyle. Devin Testin finished second overall in the 200 IM and fourth overall in the 100 back. Joe Lorenz won his heat of the 50 free. Silas Toppe broke a minute in the 100 backstroke for the first time. Jude Toppe won his heat of the 100 fly. Ben Martyn had a huge time drop in the 500 free with 5:26. Connor Kwiatkowski and Jude Toppe went first and second in their heat of the 100 breaststroke. It was a great end to a long week of swimming!

The jugmen have their last dual meet of the season on Thursday, January 14 against Grafton. They will be honoring their two seniors, Adam Cook and Ivan Diaz. 
Boys Wrestling
Homestead Wrestling Fans!

Homestead Wrestling has participated in a few away and home meets since the beginning of their season. Strict Covid rules have limited their season, but Coach Millard’s wrestlers are practicing & wrestling strong.

So far this season meets have been against West Bend East, Slinger, Port Washington, Whitefish Bay, Cedarburg, Grafton and West Bend West high schools.

Many of our wrestlers have defeated their opponents through Pins and earning the highest calculated match points. Way to go Wrestlers!

Next meet January 13th @ 5:00pm at Hartford.
Next home meet January 22 @ 5:00pm.

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