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New Berlin lifts burning ban

July 27, 2012 3:06 p.m. | New Berlin Fire Chief Lloyd Bertram has lifted the temporary burn ban that has been in place for the past several weeks because of the dry conditions.

The recent rains as well as more rain in the forecasts have significantly reduced the threat, he said in announcing the action.

The city's burning regulations remain in effect, he emphasized.

New Berlin West softball team nips Eisenhower to win regional title

12:54 p.m. | It couldn't have been more appropriate to have New Berlin West's star pitcher Cheyenne Sowinski face Eisenhower's star catcher Ali Nowak with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the seventh, with West leading, 7-6, in the WIAA regional championship game.

Nowak swung but got under the ball a little too much, and after it fell into the glove of centerfielder Maddie Minik, the Vikings celebrated while Nowak covered her eyes and tried to hold back the tears as she played her final game for the Lions.

Very rarely when these teams play is there a runaway game, which did happen when West won the first meeting, 6-1, on April 12. But Eisenhower rallied May 19 to score twice in the seventh to take a 4-3 win.

Slow start

This game was scoreless for two innings before Meagan Loewus had an infield hit, Nowak walked and Erica Buechel was safe on a bunt when the Vikings threw to late to third. Riley Rossbach, who had four of the Lions' six RBIs, singled to right to score Loewus. But then Sowinski fanned the next three hitters to get out of the inning.

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Sports Notes: June 2, 2016

12:07 p.m. |

UW-Whitewater's Klotz claims All-Region softball honors

Mallory Klotz, a graduate of New Berlin West and member of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater softball team, was one of four Warhawks selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Great Lakes Region teams.

Klotz, a sophomore, earned second team after being third team All-Region. She led the team in batting average (.368), at bats (144) and hits (53) this season. She also tied for the team lead in runs scored (41) and triples (3). She racked up seven doubles, one homer, 13 RBIs and eight stolen bases. The WIAC honorable mention pick started every game in left field and led off 42 of 43 games for the Warhawks. She also recorded single-game career highs in hits (four), RBIs (three), walks (three) and at-bats (six).

Eisenhower girls hoops specialty camp offered

A new specialty camp, limited to 24 girls, will be offered 4 to 5:30 p.m. June 20-23 to seventh- and eighth-graders at the New Berlin Eisenhower gym.

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New Berlin Eisenhower boys track, field team sends record 11 entries to state

May 29, 2016 6:12 p.m. | The New Berlin Eisenhower boys won the Brookfield East regional, taking first out of nine teams with 150 points and beating the host Spartans by two points on May 23. It was the first regional title for the Lions at the Division 1 level.

"Getting the regional win as a team is truly something special for these boys," coach Billy Simon said. "Not only do the sectional qualifiers get their potential state glory, but even the boys who came up short but scored points were contributors on a historical day for our program. That plaque will be hanging in the halls as long as the school is still standing, and they were a part of that."

The top four places in each event qualified for sectionals on May 26.

Senior captain Matt Cavanaugh was the regional champion in the 1,600-meter run (4:39.74) and in the 3,200 (10:03.37); senior captain Sean Broihier was the regional champion in the 100 dash (11.25) and the 200 dash (22.75); and senior captain Jake Rastas was the regional champion in the high jump (6 feet).

Junior Joey Scaffidi qualified with second-place finishes in the 100 (11.38) and 200 (22.85). He also finished eighth in the long jump (19-11).

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Roundup of Memorial Day events in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country

May 27, 2016 12:15 p.m. | There are many programs, parades and events on Memorial Day in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country to honor those who lost their lives serving our country.

Here's a roundup of events on the Monday, May 30, federal holiday:

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West holds off Eisenhower, 7-6, to win regional softball title

May 26, 2016 8:38 p.m. | It couldn’t have more appropriate to have New Berlin West’s star pitcher Cheyenne Sowinski face Eisenhower’s star catcher Ali Nowak with the bases loaded, two outs in the top of the seventh, with West leading, 7-6, in the WIAA Regional Championship game.

Nowak swung but got under the ball a little too much and after it fell into the glove of centerfielder Maddie Minik the Vikings celebrated while Nowak covered her eyes and tried to hold back the tears as she played her final game for the Lions.

Very rarely when these teams play is there a runaway game, which did happen when West won the first meeting, 6-1, on April 12. But Eisenhower rallied May 19 to score twice in the seventh to take a 4-3 win.

Slow start

This game was scoreless for two innings before Meagan Loewus had an infield hit, Nowak walked and Erica Buechel was safe on a bunt when the Vikings threw to late to third. Riley Rossbach, who had 4 of the Lions’ 6 RBIs, singled to right to score Loewus. But then Sowinski fanned the next three hitters to get out of the inning.

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Orange barrels promise better roadways in New Berlin, Muskego

May 26, 2016 1:26 p.m. | It's spring and the construction barrels are popping up like tulips on area thoroughfares.

This year, Waukesha County will repave four sections of College Avenue the border between between Muskego and New Berlin.

The county has not set timeline for the projects, just that the process starts in June. And once started, each section will take a week at the most and will not result in any road closures.

The 2016 Muskego budget for the roadway improvement is $700,000. Every road in the city is evaluated every other year and assigned a condition rating that is then used to help establish priorities.

While complete information is available for county projects, only incomplete information is available on Muskego and New Berlin projects for this year (see the corresponding numbers on the map):

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Parkland Mall redevelopment ready to go ahead after getting sixth vote

May 25, 2016 10:54 a.m. | Muskego — After the expected approval by a joint review board of city, county, school and technical college officials Wednesday, June 1, the controversial residential and retail redevelopment of the former Parkland Mall property is expected to go forward, with tenants moving into the first high-end apartments next spring.

The project won a supermajority on the Muskego Common Council last week. Six out of Muskego's seven aldermen voted for the crucial rezoning. A supermajority was needed because neighbors objecting to many aspects of the proposal petitioned, under state law, for more than a simple majority in the rezoning vote.

Construction of the first four-story, 90-unit apartment building is expected to start this summer. The plan's two other apartment buildings have to wait until construction begins on the retail section of the plan.

The project, Parkland Towne Center, will be built on 10.8 acres on Janesville Road between Lannon and Parkland drives. Much of the site will be take up by the three apartment buildings, but a grocery story and three smaller retail buildings also would be built.

The apartment buildings have been approved and the common council has approved establishing a tax incremental finance district to make financing work.

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Muskego Plan Commission recommends controversial Parkland apartments

May 24, 2016 3:17 p.m. | With modifications made to ease the visual impact of three four-story apartments on single-family homes and condominiums next door, the Muskego Plan Commission on Monday recommended approval of the controversial apartments to the common council.

The council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the city hall to vote on a rezoning for the project proposed for the former Parkland Mall property on Janesville Road between Lannon and Parkland drives. A super majority of six votes on the seven-member council is needed to approve the rezoning. One alderman is adamantly opposed and another said that he planned to vote against the rezoning also, based on constituent feedback he received to that point.

The development is dubbed the Parkland Towne Center, with a grocery store and three smaller retail buildings proposed along with the three four-story apartment buildings with a total of 90 units.

Initial Reaction: Talking with star Waukesha soccer players Dani Rhodes, Emily Cervantes

May 24, 2016 12:05 p.m. | JP sits down with top girls soccer players Dani Rhodes of Waukesha West and Emily Cervantes of Catholic Memorial. JP also begrudgingly talks about the decision facing Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes, and the guys talk about Cubs-hate in the Milwaukee market and look at a number of WIAA spring sports storylines. Each week, Lake Country/Now sports director JR Radcliffe and Time Warner Cable Sports Channel's JP Cadorin chat about the Wisconsin sports scene, with an emphasis on Milwaukee-area preps. Find the podcast on Stitcher and iTunes.

Muskego and New Berlin Sports Shorts: May 26

May 23, 2016 3:04 p.m. |

MUSKEGO BOYS GOLF

The Warriors surged to third place with 321 strokes in the Classic 8 Conference Tournament on May 18 at Naga-Waukee Park.

Jared Hornerled them with a 78, followed by Ryan Wikel79, Matt Polivkaand Tony Pachocha82 each and Austin White88.

Catholic Memorial won with 317 shots and Arrowhead took second with 318 in the eight-team meet.

The Warriors won a mini-meet with 164 shots on May 16 at The Legend at Merrill Hills. Wikel shared medalist honors with a 37.

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Eisenhower boys win Woodland tennis title

May 23, 2016 10:43 a.m. | New Berlin Eisenhower nipped Shorewood by a point, 41-40, and won the Woodland Conference Tennis Championship on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17 and 18, co-hosted by Greendale and Greenfield.

Whitnall finished third with 31 points, and Greendale was fourth with 28 points, as it was a two-team race.

"I am so proud of the team for achieving this title," coach Mike Jenders said. "This is the best boys team I have coached at Ike, a great group that has worked very hard to get to this position. Shorewood was a very even match for us, and the tournament really came down to a few key matches. Kevin (Nitz) and Mitchell (Swing) played awesome tennis for us, and Patrick (McCormick) and Xavier (Loomer) had a little revenge over the Shorewood team that beat them on Monday."

The results of the individual matches follow.

Eisenhower's No. 2 singles Kevin Nitz beat Mike Rumage of Whitnall (7-5, 6-0), and No. 3 singles Mitchell Swing Christian Schiro of Shorewood (6-2, 6-1) won the singles titles.

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New Berlin West wins third conference title in six years

May 23, 2016 10:41 a.m. | New Berlin Eisenhower couldn't share the Woodland West Division title with crosstown rival New Berlin West, but a win over the Vikings on May 19 would give them a split of the season series.

It took the Lions until the bottom of the seventh inning, when they rallied to score two runs to nip West, 4-3, to finish the regular season with a 12-4 record in league play. West won the title with a 13-3 record, also winning the title in 2011 and 2012. They also went to state in 2013.

"We went through a little rebuilding but are set up strong for the next few years," West coach Greg Klotz said. "Before that, it was 1986 when we went 25 years without a title."

The win was huge for the Lions.

"The girls were looking forward to playing them (West) again," Eisenhower coach Jeff Setz said. "The win should give them a boost in confidence if we meet in the postseason."

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New Berlin Eisenhower boys capture Woodland title

May 23, 2016 10:31 a.m. | The New Berlin Eisenhower boys ran away with the Woodland Outdoor Championships on May 17 at New Berlin West, beating Pewaukee by 48 points.

The last time Eisenhower boys won an outdoor conference championship was 25 years ago in 1991. The Lions scored 174 points and had individual first-place finishes from junior Joey Scaffidi, sophomore Bryce Miller and senior captain Jake Rastas.

Scaffidi won the 100-meter dash with a personal-record 11.04 seconds. He also finished fourth in the 200 dash (22.77),

Miller won the 800 run in 2 minutes, 1.90 seconds and also took fifth in the 400 with a PR of 52.46.

Rastas leapt 6 feet, 2 inches to win the high jump and took fifth in the 300 intermediate hurdles (44.72).

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Eisenhower, New Berlin West baseball teams have different expectations

May 23, 2016 10:20 a.m. | New Berlin Eisenhower's baseball team is coming off a 16-14 record and a 10-6 record in the Woodland West Division.

Coach Mike Vahovick will be returning eight letter winners, and that is a source of optimism for the Lions.

"With the amount of returning players that we have this season, our expectations are very high," he said. "We expect to be very competitive in the Woodland Conference. Our goal is conference champs. Our other goal is to make it to Kapco this summer and win state. We are looking forward to being very successful."

Returning are seniors Ryan Potts (infield/pitcher), Trent Kelly (utility), Austin Stuckart (infield), Stephen Zaborowski (pitcher/outfield) and Gavin Beacom (catcher/infield) and juniors Bryce Wesling (outfield/pitcher/infield), Joey Scaffidi (outfield/pitcher) and Dylan Karvala (pitcher/outfield/infield).

Vahovick also said to watch for promising newcomers sophomore Boden Saikie (infield/pitcher) and juniors Jack Angiolo (outfield) and Max Maier (infield)

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New Berlin Eisenhower seventh-grade boys basketball team wins D2 state title

May 22, 2016 10:07 p.m. | The New Berlin Eisenhower seventh-grade boys basketball team won the Division 2 title in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament in La Crosse and Holmen on April 2 and 3.

This tournament, which was organized by The Great Northwest Basketball League, brought together 98 of the top community-based seventh-grade boys basketball teams from all across Wisconsin.

This is just the second state championship in this event that the Eisenhower boys team has won at any level, with the first championship coming in 2006 at the eighth-grade level.

Eisenhower went 2-1 in pool play, beating Tomah (44-27) and New Richmond (49-37) and losing to West De Pere (60-55). They defeated Kaukauna (43-31) in the Round of 16 and beat Waunakee (52-38) in the quarterfinals.

They then beat Monona Grove (44-36) in the semifinals and Wauwatosa East (47-31) in the finals to win the D2 title.

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