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Volume 05, January 25
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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Click HERE to see the original bylaws from 1985.


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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
Boys Basketball
Varsity -
One of the biggest basketball games of the season took place Friday January 21 against our rivals Whitefish Bay. The game started with Chris Djurasovic taking it to the rim and drawing a foul. However, “nerves” then appeared to lead to several turnovers by both teams. Djurasovic scored again with another bucket against the 6‘9“ Whitefish Bay Center. Then Trevor Polite hit two free throws after being fouled, and followed with a mid range jumper. Bay then went on a barrage of three-pointers bringing their lead to 21 -14. Solomon Garrison and Adam Riese teamed up for a breakaway and two points. Then another barrage of Bay three-pointers bringing the score to 39 to 26. Fortunately, Garrison finished the half with two more takes and four more points. However Homestead was down 41 - 28 at the half.

The second half began with Adam Riese hitting a perfect three pointer and then making a steal. Riese was then fouled and drained his two free throws. Back on defense, Tim Franks sacrificed his body and took a hard charge. Evan Endres added to his totals with a beautiful three pointer and then Sam Lococo and Solomon garrison hit back to back three-pointers. Then Garrison had back to back assists to Anthony Chung for two layups and four points. Maintaining Homestead’s focus on defense, Franks made a steal and took the ball coast to coast for an easy Layup. After Homestead had trailed the entire first half, Riese hit a three and tied the score at 67 - 67. Homestead almost lost but Chris Djurasovic scored a critical basket and tied the game 71 to 71 at the end of regulation. And into OVERTIME we went! Polite began overtime with a three pointer followed by two layups by Riese. Whitefish Bay kept hitting three-pointers. With 20 seconds left Chung was fouled and drained his two clutch free throws. Trevor Polite then sealed the deal with a breakaway layup and Homestead had completed the biggest comeback of the year, beating Whitefish Bay 81 to 76! Scoring leaders Riese 14, Djurasovic 14, Garrison 11, Chung 11, Polite 11, and Franks 10.

Boys JV Basketball

Overall Record 13-0

Homestead 55
Whitefish Bay 49

This Week’s Game’s
Tuesday @Nicolet
Thursday @ West Bend East

Another great win by our boys JV squad, beating rival Whitefish Bay 55-49. Whitefish Bay played a tough zone defense most of the game, but it didn’t prove to be enough to stop the boys from taking home their 13th victory on the season. Leading scorer was Freshman Jonah Wenzler with 13 points and several Highlanders chipped in to put the Blue Dukes away.  Keep it rollin boys!!
BOYS JV2 BASKETBALL

Conference record: 8-2
Overall: 9-4

JV2 had their first Reserve game Wednesday night at Marquette. Carter Knight got the team started with a 3-point shot. Homestead worked hard with great hustle but unfortunately were down at the half. In the second half, the Highlanders turned up the intensity and had some great plays but in the end couldn’t turn the score around. Reegan Shaw finished the night with a great steal and block and Keaton Lewis had an amazing block. Jacob Armstrong led the scoring with 7 while Reegan Shaw and Thomas Perry each contributed 4, Carter Knight had 3 and Anthony Lopina and Monte Love both added a basket. Final score: Homestead 22 - Marquette 51.
On Friday, JV2 had a second chance against Whitefish Bay, their first conference opponent and first loss of the season. Homestead was ready for the rematch and started the game with full intensity. Nathan Hopfensperger hit three 3’s and Matthew Handal and Jake Wang each contributed another in the first half. They easily took an impressive lead over WFB and finished the half up 23-5. WFB wasn’t ready to throw in the towel and hit a hot streak themselves and quickly narrowed the gap to 3 points. In the end, Homestead held their ground and took the victory. Free throws were key in this game and the Highlanders took full advantage. Nathan Hopfensperger went 4 for 4 from the free throw line and Connor Bartol and Jack Berman both went 5 for 6. The top three scorers were Nathan Hopfensperger with 25 and Connor Bartol and Jack Berman each had 7. Final score: Homestead 50 - Whitefish Bay 37
Girls Basketball

GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL

Conference Record: 10-0
Overall: 14-2

HOMESTEAD 51
DSHA 38

HOMESTEAD 42
WHITEFISH BAY 26

This Week’s Games
Tuesday 1/25, VS NICOLET AT HOME 5:45
Friday 1/28 VS WEST BEND EAST AT HOME 7:15

LADY HIGHLANDERS CONTINUE THEIR WINNING WAYS. EXTEND THEIR WINNING STREAK TO 6 GAMES. 


January 18-21, 2021, MEQUON WISC. – The Homestead Varsity girls showed their resilience this week with two very hard-fought victories over DSHA and Whitefish Bay.

On Tuesday, Homestead took on feisty, non-conference opponent, DSHA at home. The Dashers fought hard all game long and kept the game close until mid-way through the second half when the Highlanders finally put the game away with a lockdown defense and timely shooting behind 18 points from Madison Fitzgibbon and 13 from Natalie Mueller. Grace Zortman chipped in 7. Katelyn Odem and Delaney Buzzell were beast on the boards with 9 and 8 rebounds respectively. Eva Brandenburg led the Highlanders with 4 steals.

Friday night, the Highlanders faced Whitefish Bay’s frustrating zone defense on the road. In a low scoring affair, both team’s offenses struggled. But Homestead’s patient offense and relentless trapping defense eventually was too much for the Blue Dukes as they won going away by 16. Madison Fitzgibbon led the way with 13 points and 5 steals. Natalie Mueller added 10 points and 5 steals . Eva Brandenburg had another good game with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Katelyn Odem added 6 points. And Delaney Buzzell was again active on defense with 6 rebounds and 4 steals.

This week Homestead has two games at home as they take on Nicolet Tuesday at 5:45 and West Bend East on Friday night at 7:15. Come cheer on the girls as they try to keep their hold on first place and stay undefeated in the Northshore Conference. Go Highlanders.
Girls Dance Team
Midwest Dance Fest

This team is killing it during competition dance season! Your Homestead Varsity Dance Team competed on Saturday and took home a 1st Place trophy for their Jazz routine & a 2nd Place trophy for their Pom routine!

Pictured Left to Right Bottom Row-
Team Captains: Abigail Moertl, Zoe David, Kendall Coburn, Claudia Sullivan, Rachel Starsky. Top Row-Lucy Charles, Jordan Schumacher, Summer Rilling, Emme Buesing, Avery Schlesinger, Tallyn Kubicki, Shannen McGuire
Duet Awards:
*Claudia Sullivan & Zoe David-2nd  Place
*Avery Schlesinger & Shannen McGuire-3rd Place
*Rachel Starsky & Kendall Coburn-5th Place

Solo Awards:
*Summer Rilling- 1st Place Sophomore
*Jordan Schumacher- 2nd Place  Sophomore
*Shannen McGuire- 1st Place Junior
*Avery Schlesinger-3rd Place Junior
*Zoe David- 4th Place Senior
Girls Gymnastics
On Saturday, January 22nd the Girls Gymnastics team traveled to Hartland to compete in the 2022 Arrowhead Invitational.  Both Varsity and Junior Varsity competed against six of the best teams in Wisconsin. It was a nail biter until the very end when the Highlanders finished their last routine on the floor and Homestead pushed ahead of the Arrowhead Warhawks with a final score of 138.775 to 137.650. The highest score our team has seen all season.  

Highlights from the Varsity team included Junior Maggie Pokorny placing first on vault with a score of 9.35, Senior Lucy Gonzalez placing 4th with a 8.90, Sophomore Mia DeToro 6th place with a 8.85 and Senior Valerie Tuzhilkov with a 8.30 taking 16th.  

On bars, Pokorny placed 2nd with a score of 9.35 and Gonzalez 9th with an 8.35. Next up was beam where the team really showed their skills with Pokorny placing 2nd (9.325) DeToro 6th (9.100) and Gonzalez 8th (9.025). In addition, freshman Audrey Gruenwald had great routine with a high season score of 8.275. On Floor, Gonzalez once again delivered a beautiful routine leading for the highlanders with a score of 8.925 and landing her on the podium with 4th place. DeToro and Pokorny both coming in with an 8.750 and tied for 8th place.  

For Varsity, Maggie Pokorny was the all around champion with a score of 36.775. Lucy Gonzalez placed 6th (35.200), Mia DeToro 8th (34.475), Audrey Gruenwald 16th (31.750) and Valerie Tuzhilkov 19th (30.425) out of over 30 varsity gymnasts. Congratulations girls!

For the JV team on vault Sophomore A’mya Walker and Freshman Ava Grosso both tied for first place with a score of 7.90 and coming in 4th was Junior Mia Goebel with a 7.80. On bars, Junior Ellie Stern led the highlanders with a 6th place finish score of 6.80 and Ava Grosso 7th with a 6.70. On beam, Grosso placed 2nd with a 7.50 and Freshman Kyla Imana 4th with a 7.35. The team finished up on floor with Grosso bringing in a score of 8.10 and a 5th place finish for the JV team.

In the all around for Junior Varisty, Ava Grosso took 2nd place (30.20), A’mya Walker 6th (26.15) and Mia Goebel 7th (25.75). Awesome job JV on your first invitational!

The team will travel to West Bend this Tuesday for a duel meet against the Spartans. Good luck ladies!
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