Saber Pride 1-31-14


Saber Pride 2013-2014


Franklin High School Athletic & Activity Newsletter

Volume 4, Number 19

January 24th, 2014 through January 31st, 2014


POMS SHINES!: This past Saturday the Pom squad competed at the WACPC Southern Regional Competition.  The girls faced some of their hardest competition yet but came home victorious.  They won the Division 1 Pom title by 23 points and the Division 1 Jazz title by 14 points.  The pom squad heads to La Crosse this weekend to compete in the WACPC State Competition.  Good luck ladies!

MOCK TRIAL:  On Saturday the Mock Trial Team competed at the Brookfield Academy scrimmage. The team won 2 trials before losing to the divisional champion, Whitefish Bay. Team members earning a score of outstanding were Megan Davis, Hannah Dix, Maya Grueneberg, Aniya Maheen, Patricia Moore, Erin Neuhengen and Colin Williams.

CHESS TEAM IS ON A ROLL: In Chess news, the Franklin Varsity Chess Team took Wisconsin Lutheran to “smash town” in front of a raucous student section, earning a two touchdown victory: 27-13. The Sabers were boosted by a key draw from Patrick Hill and wins from Gavin White, Nihar Sajja, and Cole Cimoch. The JV Team tied 2-2 with wins by Noah Bachofen and Luigi Capitan.



Last weekend the Forensics Team had a successful competition at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Winning medals included Shannon Caldwell and Astha Berry; blue ribbon winners were Sanchi Kalra, Sienna Zorro, Andromeda Bartosch, Erika Sertic, Josh Schubring, Cassie Moran; red ribbon winners included Eva Hoppe, Erica Hardy, Megan Oberbrunner, and Melissa Scepanski.  Good Luck tomorrow at the Tosa East competition.


STUDENT-ATHLETE SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT: Allie signs a letter of intent to run cross country and track at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Congratulations, Allie!

***Athletes/Activity Students of the Week***

1) Paige- Basketball: Paige is a person who has worked hard to get where she is.  Paige the starting power forward on the 11-3 Franklin Girls’ Basketball Team is a person who knows the value of taking nothing for granted.  Blessed with height she stands 5’11 but it is her outside shot she is most known for on the team. Coach Kathrens had this to say about his star forward, “Paige has worked so hard at perfecting her 3 point shot and it still amazes me that someone with her height can shoot it as well as she does.  It creates a nightmare for the other coach to try and put someone on her that is tall enough and athletic enough to defend her successfully near the 3 pt. line.”  Paige also rebounds the ball very well and is well like by her teammates.  Coach Kathrens said, “She is truly one of the most thoughtful players I have ever coached.”  Paige is the Girls’ Basketball Team’s Athlete of the Week!   

Team/Club Updates:



Both the varsity and the JV gymnastics teams won a dual meet against Waukesha on Wednesday night.  There were good efforts from all the girls competing.  Kat Grimm took 3rd on vault for the varsity while Marissa Martens had an excellent meet placing 2nd on floor for the varsity and winning jv bars and beam.  Cassie Turco helped the varsity on the vault and placed 4th on the jv bars.  Great job ladies!


The Gymnastics Team won their meet last week against Kenosha combined and Waukesha combined.  Contributing to that effort from Franklin were: senior Jess Kossoris taking 4th on vault and 2nd on bars and freshman Marissa Martens and Kat Grimm having solid performances on the floor and vault.    The JV Team won their meet as well.  Way to get the win ladies!


Boys’ Swim & Dive:

The Franklin Boys’ Swim & Dive Team had an amazing meet last night.  Falling behind in the first half of the meet, the divers August Beck, Andy Schauer, and Mark Davis threw the team back into the meet by taking 1st, 2nd, and 4th.  Following diving, Andrei Conrad, Bailey Pleva, and Matt Herrick widened the gap between Franklin and Case when going 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the 100 fly.  The meet was just about over after DJ Nowacki and Luke Gavronski took 1st and 2nd in the 500 free.  The boys are now 8 – 0 and one due meet away from an undefeated season!!!  Final scores:  JV:  Case 74 – Franklin 98, Varsity:  Case 88 – Franklin 98.  Way to go!



Last weekend, the wrestling team took 8th place at the 21 team Sparta Invitational.  Place winners were Xianou Xiong, Alec Neumann, Joe Finnerty, Brian Lacina, Gavin Devine, and Zak Baudry.

Last night, the varsity wrestling team beat Racine Park 70-10 to improve their conference record to 5-2.  The team is off until next weekend, when they head to Kenosha Indian Trail for the conference tournament.


Boys’ Basketball:

On Tuesday, January 21st, the Franklin Boys’ Basketball team defeated South Milwaukee in overtime, 53-51.  The Sabers trailed by as many as 11 in the final quarter, but rallied back to tie the score at the buzzer, with Colin Ksobiech knocking down a 3 pointer to knot the game at 45.  Colin also hit the game winning jumper with 1.4 seconds left to seal the victory.  He finished with 20 points and 5 rebounds.  Mitch Charapata added 11 points, knocking down three 3 pointers.  Sean McGuire chipped in 8 points and grabbed 13 boards. Chad Kanugh also scored 8 points.

On Friday, January 24th, the Franklin Boys’ Basketball Team started the second half of SEC play with a 70-60 loss to Racine Horlick.  The Sabers gave up 50 first half points and fell behind by 18 at the break, 50-32.  Stout defense in the second half cut the lead to as little as seven points, but the Rebels knocked down free throws down the stretch to seal the victory. Franklin held Horlick to only four 2nd half FGs and 20 total points.  Colin Ksobiech led the Sabers with 23 points and 5 rebounds.  Chad Kanugh added 13 points and 5 rebounds and Mitch Charapata chipped in 10 points.  Overall: 6-9     SEC: 2-6


Girls’ Basketball:

The girls basketball team ran the Racine Horlick Runnin’ Rebels out of the gym on Friday night as they sprinted to a 71-35 victory.  The girls were led by red hot Senior Taylor Schell who sank five 3-pointers en route to a 19 point game. Senior Montana Mack added 11 and Sophomores Sarah Neumann & Abby Schauer chipped in 7. The girls are now 10-3 for the season and ranked 10th in the Area. Next up: The Red Devils of Kenosha Bradford at home – see you all there!



Good luck tonight!  Congratulations to the seniors who will be honored at tonight’s game.  Well wishes to our band as they travel to the game tonight to put on a spectacular pre-game and halftime showing!



Check out the Preps Plus Team of the week below!  (Congratulations again!)

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