WIAA individual state wrestling tournament crowned its champions yesterday in Madison and MyCommunityNOW has updated photojournalist Peter Zuzga's state wrestling tournament photo gallery with images from the championship rounds.The
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For a high school basketball player, or most basketball players for that matter, 23 points is not a below-average night. When you’re New Berlin Eisenhower junior Reed Timmer, there’s a different set of standards.
As the top-seeded Lions (21-3) ousted the visiting Whitnall Falcons, 61-51, on Saturday night, Timmer was just shy of his season average 25 points per game. But it was enough for top-seeded Eisenhower to move on to sectionals, albeit after a fierce fight from the No. 5 Whitnall Falcons.
One night after surviving a 57-55 scare from Waukesha North, the Lions withstood a far tighter contest than their 80-62 win over Whitnall on Jan. 11. For their efforts, the Lions move on to the WIAA Division 2 sectional at Greenfield, where they’ll face No. 2-seeded Catholic Memorial (18-6) on Thursday night.
“It’s team offense, it’s team defense,” New Berlin Eisenhower head coach Dave Scheidegger said. “Everybody’s got to play their role and be accountable for what they’re supposed to do. I think we’ve grown a lot since the beginning of the season in terms of players understanding their role.”
Both teams put on an impressive shooting display, combining for 15 3-pointers. Whitnall made eight, including four from senior guard Mitch Brault, and Ike connected on seven, with senior guard Corbin Messman also hitting four behind the arc.» Read Full Article
The Walmart Super Center proposed for Greenfield Avenue in New Berlin will not be on Monday's Plan Commission agenda after all because the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has not finished reviewing the traffic study for the proposal.
After that review is done, others will need to review it so Walmart will likely not be on the Plan Commission agenda until May 6, Nikki Jones, New Berlin planning services manager, wrote to Walmart officials Friday.
Walmart officials have asked the city to change its 2020 Comprehensive Plan and its zoning to accommodate the proposed super center at 15205 W. Greenfield Ave.
Walmart also has applied for a one-lot certified survey map.
The final 2 ½ seconds of the WIAA Division 2 boys basketball regional matchup between New Berlin Eisenhower and visiting Waukesha North epitomized the four quarters that had preceded.
Waukesha North's Connor Jimenez stepped up to the line for an extra point after Ike committed a foul on a 2-point layup for North, which made the score 57-55 with just more than 2 seconds to go. North coach Greg Polkowski called for a time out and instructed Jimenez to intentionally miss his free throw, giving the team a chance to tie the game on the rebound. The ball came back off the rim of the basket as planned, and several North players had the opportunity to collect the rebound, but Ike caused enough problems under the basket to hang on to their lead and make it through to the next round.
"The momentum was with us in the end," Polkowski said. "Our leading rebounder was on the right block and Ruben (Ortiz) on the other side was within arm's reach of (the ball)."
The chance to stage a huge first-round upset over Eisenhower was just beyond North's fingertips.
Momentum shifted several times throughout the quick paced matchup. Waukesha North gained the momentum early on and led Ike 15-12 after the first quarter, but Ike came out swinging in the second to grab a 20-15 lead. The momentum shifted midway through the second quarter with 6-4 Cory Michaelis scoring six consecutive to put North back on top, 23-20.» Read Full Article
A $46 million lawsuit against the city of Muskego in connection with the former Parkland Mall property was dismissed by Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Lee Dreyfus Jr. on Wednesday.
He denied all the claims in the 2009 lawsuit that contains allegations from 1997.
The lawsuit filed by Parkland Venture, LLC, which owns the former mall property alleged that because Muskego would not let Parkland Venture do what it wanted to with the property after the demise of the shopping mall, the city had virtually taken the land without paying for it.
The judge found the claims lacked merit.
The Parkland Mall property is more than 10 acres located at Janesville Road and Lannon Drive.
New Berlin Eisenhower went on a 6-0 run to start the fourth quarter and defeated crosstown rival New Berlin West, 52-42, at West in the regular season finale.
Leading 34-30, going into the final period, Sammy Kozlowski hit a jumper and Erin Ganzke hit two free throws and a jumper and suddenly it was a 10-point game.
After a 14-14 first quarter, Ike took a slim 22-21 lead into halftime and increased that lead to 34-30 going into the final period as Katie Lang, who led the Lions with 14 points, scored on a drive, was fouled and sank the free throw, starting a 9-0 run.
West, who was led by Beth Ver Haagh with 20 points, cut the lead to 49-41 with 1:18 left, but it was too little too late.
Ike and Pius now share the title (16-1) while the Viking finish 11-6.
The Waukesha North boys basketball team extended its season with a 54-52 overtime victory over host New Berlin West on Tuesday night in the first round of the WIAA Division 2 playoffs.
North now faces top-seeded New Berlin Eisenhower (19-3), the Woodland West division champion, on Friday night. Eisenhower defeated North, 66-60, on Dec. 28.
The No. 9-seeded Northstars were resilient in trouncing the No. 8-seeded Vikings, who led 39-29 entering the fourth. North utilized an 18-point fourth quarter to complete its comeback after the Vikings led almost from the opening tip until 3 minutes remained in the final quarter. North sophomore Kyle Petersen drilled a three to put his team ahead at that point, 45-44.
After North junior Mark Becker added a pair of free throws, West trailed 47-44 with 54 seconds to play. West senior guard Tyler Thompson tied the game with a 3-pointer from the baseline with 30 seconds left, and North held possession for the final shot. A chaotic sequence led to Becker launching a three at the buzzer, which rimmed in and out to force overtime.
In the extra period, West re-established a 52-49 lead only to see it erased by more clutch shooting from Petersen. Another 3-ball tied the game at 52, and a steal from North freshman point guard Marquis Carter set up the final play.» Read Full Article
New Berlin Alderman David Ament and two-term Mayor Jack Chiovatero came out on top of a field of five candidates all vying in Tuesday's primary election for the city's four-year mayoral seat.
Ament and Chiovatero will now go on to the April 2 spring election.
Ament actually outpolled the incumbent Chiovatero, 2,472 to 1,753, according to unofficial vote totals.
Former mayor Mary Claire Lanser garnered 1,438 votes in a strong third-place finish. Candidates Janet Schulz had 334 votes and Joseph Wieneke 318.
In what New Berlin City Clerk Kari Morgan calls another initiative to increase government transparency and communication with the community, people will be able to watch live as election results are entered onto a spread sheet for Tuesday's primary election.
Five mayoral candidates are vying for two spots in the general election on April 2.
The results can be viewed live on the city's cable channel 25 or on the city's website.
Results will be entered by ward into a results spreadsheet with live polling location results first and absentee (or central count) results second. Finally, the results will be merged for a total outcome.
To view the process on computers through live streaming, people can copy and paste the link into their Internet browsers. The link is http://meetings.newberlin.org/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=902&doctype=AGENDA» Read Full Article