Whenever Whitefish Bay and Nicolet compete, it doesn't matter whether it's basketball or tiddlywinks — these North Shore neighbors are rivals. But add the physicality of rugby, and it's even more competitive. The two excellent programs squared off in the SportsEdge Game of the Week this week.
There are plenty more highlights in the Lightning Round, including soccer, golf, tennis and softball from all around the area. Watch SportsEdge to see if someone you know was captured by our cameras.
And if you've not seen the previous editions, check them out here:
Game of the Week — Hamilton at Brookfield East girls soccer
Game of the Week — Lakeshore vs. Brookfield boys lacrosse
Game of the Week — Brookfield Central Skins Game
Game of the Week — Brookfield East at Cedarburg girls soccer
Menomonee Falls climbed back into a tie with West Allis Hale atop the Greater Metro Conference softball race Thursday. By avenging their only loss with a 9-3 triumph, the Indians are 7-1. Hailey Mohrfeld was 3-for-4 in the game with a homer and three RBIs, and is 7-for-10 over the last three games.
Brookfield Academy was a perfect 7-0 in conference play heading into Monday's game at Dominican. The Blue Knights are ranked No. 3 in Division 3 in the state coaches' poll, and have a victory over Waukesha North to their credit.
Now that better weather has allowed some track teams to strut their stuff, Hamilton's girls are in the top four of three relays on the state honor roll, according to WisSports.net — the 400, 800 and 1,600.
On the boys' side, Whitefish Bay's 42.58 tops the 4 x 100 relay honor roll, while Brookfield East is second at 43.02. Both were set last week in their respective conference relays. Bay is second in the 4 x 200 relay, behind Hamilton.
AROUND THE HORN
Brookfield Central girls track star in the Greater Metro Conference relays.
On the boys side, to go with its indoor conference title.
by thumping Whitnall.
with a big second half.
Menomonee Falls , who will have star JP Tokoto around for his senior season.
Photo galleries from this week include:
THE WEEK AHEAD
Menomonee Falls, which started off the soccer season on a roll, gets yet another tough test on Thursday when it welcomes Brookfield Central. Later this week, Central visits Madison Edgewood and Waunakee in a trip to Madison.
Patch goes to Brookfield East next Monday for the intra-city softball battle with Brookfield Central.
Track teams scatter throughout the area for invitationals and dual meets in preparation for next week's conference meets. Menomonee Falls and Wauwatosa East both host big meets today and Port Washington and Whitefish Bay both attend the Grafton Invitational on Friday.
Kettle Hills hosts an 18-hole golf event beginning at 7:45 a.m. Monday and featuring a host of Patch community high schools.