Wildcats Compete at State
The USM girls’ ski team competed in the Wisconsin State High School Ski and Snowboard Championships in February, finishing in 13th place with a score of 768. Individual finishers at state were Lucy Daniels ’22 in 36th place, Mia Darr ’25 in 40th place, Francesca Drope ’24 in 58th place, Isabel Werner ’24 in 82nd place, and Sophia Torinus ’25 in 111th place. For the boys, Roman Westveer ’23 placed 45th individually.
The boys’ hockey team made it to the semifinal game of the WIAA state tournament as the #4 seed, but lost to the top-seeded Hudson Raiders, who defeated the Wildcats 6–0. Hudson ultimately won its second straight state championship with a 6–2 victory over Madison Edgewood. The Wildcats finished their season with a 15-10-1 record, including thrilling overtime wins in both the sectional semifinal and the sectional final to reach the state tournament.
The Brown Deer/University School of Milwaukee boys’ swimming and diving team competed in the WIAA Boys Division 2 State Swimming and Diving Championship and placed 18th, with a score of 32. Team member Fernando Islas ’24 placed fourth in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 52.45; and placed eighth in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 21.96.
Drew Stephens ’22 took second place in the 3,200-meter run at the WIAA state track and field championships with a time of 9:05.32. His brother, Thomas Stephens ’22, earned fifth place with a time of 9:25.24. Both brothers also competed in the 1,600-meter run. The 4x800 relay team of Mya Hartjes ’23, Bella Grenier ’25, Izze Keller ’25, and Annie Norman ’25 placed eighth and set a new school record with a time of 9:59.32, shattering their own previous record of 10:04.64. Hartjes, Norman, Grenier, and Sydney Moore ’22 also competed in individual events.
The boys’ golf team competed in the WIAA Division 2 State Boys Golf Tournament and finished in fifth place, with a two-day team score of 654. Owen Gardner ’22 came in seventh place, Emery Endres ’23 tied for ninth place, Charlie Darrow ’24 came in 28th place, and Michael Kennedy ’22 and Sullivan Mellowes ’25 tied for 43rd place.