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Your Stories glitch fixed; thanks to our NOW contributors

July 29, 2013 8:42 a.m. | The technical problem with Your Stories submissions on NOW sites has been fixed.

Thanks to everyone for letting us know about the problem.

And an even bigger shout-out to our many contributors who choose NOW sites to publicize their local and national happenings.

Submitting a story is easy. Just visit the YourStory submission page on any NOW site and follow the instructions.  Your story will be posted within a business day.

Suspect still sought in recent New Berlin car thefts

July 22, 2013 10:41 a.m. | New Berlin police were still looking for a suspect involved in a string of thefts from cars and a police chase as of Friday.

Police caught his accomplice in West Allis, where the car they stole crashed during a police chase at nearly 1 a.m. July 18.

According to police, a report came in about someone taking things from unlocked vehicles near 13400 W. National Ave. Police found the suspect vehicle on National and stoped the driver in the 12800 block, but the driver suddenly sped off.

Police, who learned that the vehicle had been stolen in West Allis, pursued the fleeing vehicle until it crashed at 84th Street and Greenfield Avenue.

Both suspects fled on foot. Police caught one who had suffered moderate injuries. He was taken to Froedert Memorial Hospital.

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New Berlin West wins first state baseball championship

July 19, 2013 10:09 p.m. | The baseball was hit to New Berlin West senior second baseman Kevin Marx, who tossed it to junior first baseman Andy Knoll, who squeezed the precious commodity — then Kapco Park went crazy.

Every Vikings player threw their gloves in the air and raced toward the first base line where there was a huge pileup, as these players, including seven seniors, had a chance to celebrate something no other New Berlin West baseball team has done — win the first WIAA State Baseball Championship in the school's history.

After winning the semifinal game, 7-6, in the bottom of the eighth inning over Kettle Moraine (25-6), the Vikings clinched the deal, 11-6, over West Bend West (24-9) in the championship game, also in eight innings.

Taking in the title

While the players celebrated and the fans rushed to the front row of the stadium to be as close to their heroes as possible, veteran New Berlin West coach Tom Farina and his coaching staff took in the celebration.

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Vikings rally to beat Kettle Moraine, 7-6, in extra innings

July 19, 2013 5:16 p.m. | Back-to-back suicide squeezes by Tim Rink and Mike Phillips in the bottom of the eighth inning gave New Berlin West a comeback, 7-6, win over Kettle Moraine at Kapco Park in Mequon in the WIAA State Semifinals on Friday afternoon.

Trailing, 6-5, as the Lasers scored the lead run in the seventh on an infield hit, the Vikings fought back for the second time. Tyler Stephens led off with a walk and Bryan Marx pinch-ran.

Bryan Watson smashed a single to left moving Bryan Marx up and then Kevin Marx sacrificed both runners up. Rink then laid down a perfect bunt and Bryan Marx beat the throw home, Rink safe at first, tie game at 7-7.

"I'm glad they threw the ball home," Rink pointed out. "If they throw it to first to get me, there's two outs and we can't squeeze again."

West coach Tom Farina didn't give Phillips the sign right away, but after throwing a ball the sign came and Phillips delivered, scoring Watson with the winning run.

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Tosa West wins, 1-0, over Eisenhower

July 05, 2013 3:45 p.m. | Jordan Platek singled with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and gave Wauwatosa West a 1-0 victory over a scrappy New Berlin Eisenhower team Friday afternoon at Bretlow Field.

West's Austin Jones and Ike's Reed Timmer hooked up in a great pitcher's duel, taking a 0-0 score into the ninth inning.

Jones singled to left, as the ball actually hit the shorststop's glove as he leaped high in the air. Willie Bellknapp then sacrificed him to second, but was safe at first when the third baseman bobbled the ball.

Ben Veit then bunted down the third base line and no one could make a play to load the bases.

Platek then came up and took a nice easy swing and hit a solid ball inbetween the centerfielder and the rightfielder, who were forced to play shallow.

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New hearing date for go-kart, entertainment center in New Berlin

July 03, 2013 10:26 a.m. | A public hearing was to have been held Monday in New Berlin on a request to establish an indoor go-karting facility with laser tag, arcade games, a bar/restaurant and conference rooms west of Moorland Road and south of Interstate 43.

But Pole Position Raceway said it needed more time and asked to be on the Aug. 26 New Berlin Plan Commission meeting agenda instead.

Milwaukeeans Chill on the Hill with social media

July 03, 2013 7:22 a.m. | Music filled Humboldt Park once again in Bay View's latest Chill on the Hill concert, even if it was a little chilly for summer.

But photos, videos and tweets filled the social media sphere as musicgoers shared their experiences. Read our social media story of last night's Chill on the Hill, which featured American Legion Band.

Eisenhower's Katie Lang named NOW All-Suburban Softball Player of the Year

July 02, 2013 5:38 p.m. | New Berlin Eisenhower's Katie Lang led the Lions to a 16-4 mark this season while striking out 147 batters in 95 innings, hurling a pair of no-hitters and knocking in 19 runs from her spot in the middle of the order.

Those accomplishments led to a selection as the NOW All-Suburban Softball Player of the Year, as voted by the NOW Newspapers sports staff.

She is joined on the team by Menomonee Falls coach Nick Heiting, the All-Suburban Softball Coach of the Year. He led the Indians to a 19-5 mark after taking the team over on an interim basis.

You can see the rest of the team and more at the NOW 2013 All-Suburban Softball Team page.

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