Hall of Fame
Catherine Raney '99 Norman was only 17 and a junior at Brookfield Academy when she made her first Olympic speed skating team.
The four-time Olympian and a current American record holder in the 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters, and 10,000 meters was inducted into the Academy's Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday evening.
The Blue Knights won their homecoming game against Kenosha Christian Life, 52-7, their first conference win of the season, in front of a packed BA crowd on Sept. 20.
Captain Josiah Marsh led the way for the Knights with four touchdowns: a 65-yard punt return and three touchdown receptions. Spencer Francis accounted for five offensive touchdowns, three passing and two rushing touchdowns. Francis also led the rushing attack with 134 yards.
BA got another big play on special teams when Aaron Goecks blocked a punt and Jon Giera recovered it.
The Knights played a solid all-around game on defense, holding KCL to 95 total yards. Robbie Barth and Adam Jace each had an interception while Novacek and Thomas Lawinger led the team in tackles.
— Jon Kahle,
and Spencer Francis,
The Blue Knights finished seventh at the 11-team Whitefish Bay Invite during Homecoming Week on Sept. 19.
Meg Griffin led the girls' team, beating rival University School of Milwaukee. Griffin finished 16th of 72 runners in the 4,000 meters, just shy of a medal, with a 16:39. Fellow Natalie Kustner placed 30th, posting a 17:20. Natalie Arnold and Harper LaFond showed good effort with times of 17:54 and 18:00, respectively. Lee Smith-Feinberg (19:19) and Lucy Patch (20:25) rounded out the scoring for the Lady Knights.
Ethan Warren led the boys' team to ninth place of 11 teams, with Warren finishing 33rd of 77 in the 5000 meter with an 18:12 and Andy Swietlik close behind in 39th with an 18:27. Loren Marks and Thomas Courchaine worked together to produce times of 19:03 and 19:28, respectively. Evan Medora posted a 20:32, while Jimmy Schulgit (21:46) and Chris Bienkowski (22:24) showed good effort.
— Natalie Kustner,
Varsity field hockey played its homecoming game on Sept. 20 losing, 3-0, against Division 1 Arrowhead. Standouts included goalie Tejas Kaur for her numerous saves and Marie Von Rueden, who was injured during the game.
— Katherine Sharpless,
On Sept. 16, BA lost 2-1 at USM, which has not lost a conference game in more than six years. BA managed only a penalty-kick goal from David Gramling in a 2-1 defeat.
Two days later, BA hosted defending state champion St. Anthony and came away with a 3-2 win. Gramling and Alec Koveck scored in regulation, before Max Drescher scored the game-winner in the second overtime, assisted by Anthony Ornek. Goalie Zach Krohn made 19 saves in the 3-2 win.
In the homecoming 8-1 win against Racine Lutheran on Friday, the Knights had eight different scorers: Gramling and Hee-Jun Yang, Noah Kim and Zachy Balkhy, Ornek, Shaun Matloub, Bryan Geenen and Rajiv Kodali.
— Alan Lovejoy,
On Sept. 21, the four youngest members of the girls' swim team participated in the Blackshirt Invite at Waukesha South. Freshmen Shalini Gundamraj and Emma Lenz and juniors Carissa Herbert and Paige Cox swam very well, teaming up for the 200 medley relay (2:54.89) and the 200 freestyle relay (2:28.46).
They also swam several individual events.
— Morgan Malatesta,
Varsity volleyball lost, 3-0, to USM on Sept. 17 for its homecoming matchup. Hannah Doyle had 18 digs for the night. Ugo Aguwa continued to be a key player on the offense, with six kills and a strong .364 hitting percentage.
The loss followed BA's solid 4-0 finish in the Milwaukee school tournament on Sept. 12, beating Milwaukee Marshall and Milwaukee Pulaski. Highlights included Kyla Kosidowski's five kills against Marshall and five service aces.
— Lauren Ditscheit,
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