State tournament season is upon us, beginning this week with track and field, golf and tennis. Monday's track regionals saw the typical strong performances from the Brookfield East, Brookfield Central and Hamilton, both on the and side. and but they'll go up against the Brookfield/Hamilton contingent at Thursday's Waukesha North Sectional.
Boys tennis teams are in subsectional and sectional play this week; Nicolet and Whitefish Bay should be favorites down in Greenfield and Patch will be there. University School starts the march to a sixth consecutive state title in the Brown Deer Sectional. Patch will have coverage of Wednesday's event.
And golf teams get going with their regional events. Patch will have in-person coverage of today's Germantown Regional with Menomonee Falls, Nicolet and Whitefish Bay. Sectional play is next week.
SportsEdge this week is a collection of highlights from conference track meets, plus some tennis and golf. If you missed a previous edition, find them 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 golf
Game of the Week — Brookfield East at Cedarburg girls soccer
May 10 Game of the Week — Nicolet at Whitefish Bay rugby
Game of the Week — Catholic Memorial at Menomonee Falls girls soccer
AROUND THE HORN
Congratulations to the Nicolet boys rugby team, which defeated Pulaski and Little Chute this weekend to win the state title. It was their first title since 2008.
Not only is there high school rugby, there's also high school rowing. , including some from Wauwatosa and Brookfield, who competed last weekend in the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championships.
The in the fog at Hart Park.
Shorewood's track teams had some outstanding efforts from their relay teams in the Division 2 regional at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
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THE WEEK AHEAD
Conference play in girls soccer is coming to a close. but Brookfield Central has clinched the Greater Metro Conference title. Brookfield East is tied for second with Tosa East and the Spartans have not allowed a goal in five conference games (3-0-2), according to WisSports.net.
Nicolet and Whitefish Bay both have fallen off the pace in the equally competitive North Shore Conference, but they will join Divine Savior Holy Angels as the favorites to come out of Sectional 8. They escaped the absurdly difficult Sectional 7, which includes seven teams that have been ranked in the top 10 this season, plus Arrowhead, Hamilton and Tosa East.
In softball, Menomonee Falls pushed its winning streak to 12 games and now is ranked No. 10 in the state. The Indians have one conference game left, today against Brookfield Central, a team they routed 12-1 last week. Regional play begins Tuesday; Menomonee Falls and conference rival West Allis Hale, ranked No. 12, are in the same regional.