Thursday, May 16, 2013
SCORE Complex in Racine hosts the 2013 National High School Rugby Girls Championships, and DHSA and Catholic Memorial are among the eight finalists.
Twelve girls from Wauwatosa are participating this Saturday and Sunday in the 2013 National High School Rugby Girls Championships at the SCORE Complex in Franksville, WI. Eleven are students at Divine Savior Holy Angels, a six-time national champion. They are: Also in the tournament is Haley Richardson, a sophomore at Waukesha Catholic Memorial, which also qualified. DSHA is seeded second in the eight-team Division 1 tournament and faces Amazons of California at 10:15 Saturday in an opening-round match. Catholic Memorial is seeded No. 4 in the Division 1 tournament and opens against Summit, CO, also at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. The championship match at 12:30 p.m. Sunday will be streamed live online.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wauwatosa West had lost 11 in a row but didn't quit when it fell behind its city rival, and came back for a one-run softball victory.
Megan O’Rourke’s two-run double was the big hit as Wauwatosa West rallied from a 4-1 deficit to defeat crosstown rival Wauwatosa East 5-4 in softball on Wednesday. The Trojans (3-11) had lost 11 in a row and looked to be in deep trouble again in the sixth. East foiled a squeeze bunt with runners at second and third, throwing the runner out at home for the second out. But O’Rourke pulled one just inside the third base line to make the score 4-3. Moments later, a bases-loaded walk sent home the tying run. Dani Savignac scored the winning run in the seventh from second base. She took third on a wild pitch and came home when the throw from the catcher sailed into left field. Ashley Lindstrom was the winning pitcher, tossing all seven innings. …
Monday, April 29, 2013
As online registration for summer programs opened at 8 a.m. Saturday, a software system put many into virtual gridlock, with some still lost in cyberspace. The Rec Department director said he's trying to fulfill as many requests as possible.
Technicians are trying to get to the bottom of a system crash that paralyzed the Wauwatosa Recreation Department's online registration system when it opened Saturday morning and kept scores of residents from getting classes they wanted. Rick Beattie, director of the Rec Department, said Monday it's still uncertain why the system tanked during the first two hours or so of registration, but he's personally focused on helping those who were locked out get satisfaction. "We have our School District IT Department working with the software provider to find out what happened," Beattie said. "They're responsible for load-testing the system. We're still struggling to know what caused the meltdown Saturday morning." The software in use is not new …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
George Webb Restaurant is once again predicting a 12-game winning streak. If the Milwaukee Brewers make it, the restaurant will give away free burgers.
George Webb is predicting a 12-game winning streak for the Brewers and last time their prediction came true the restaurant gave out 168,194 free burgers throughout the state. The restaurant chain plans to do the same giveaway if the Brewers make to the 12th win, according to a release. They are pretty close to hitting that streak again. The Brewers won their ninth straight game Tuesday, a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres. George Webb’s General Manager Ryan Stamm said, “This is such an exciting start of the year for the team. You can bet that we’ll be cheering the crew on to 12 straight and beyond.” Burgers fans around the state are hoping they make it. They take on the Padres again at 9:10 p.m. (local time) Wednesday. A sweep of the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Fleet Feet Sports and Performance Running Outfitters in Brookfield are holding a run on Monday in support of Boston.
The Green Bay Packers have released their 2013 schedule.
The Green Bay Packers have released their 2013 schedule and will open the regular season vs. the 49ers for the second straight year and at San Francisco for the first time. Four prime-time games, subject to flexible scheduling, are highlighted, as well as a Thanksgiving contest at Detroit. The Packers’ bye will be held in week four. Here's the finalized 2013 Packers schedule: PRE-SEASON Aug. 9 vs. Arizona, 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Aug. 23 vs. Seattle, 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Kansas City, 7 p.m. REGULAR SEASON Sept. 8 at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m. Sept. 15 vs. Washington, 12 p.m. Sept. 22 at Cincinnati, 12 p.m. Sept. 29 BYE Oct. 6 vs. Detroit, 12 p.m. Oct. 13 at Baltimore, 12 p.m. Oct. 20 vs. Cleveland, 3:25 p.m. Oct. 27 at …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
World Series champs celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with popcorn and sodas at a private showing of '42' at Wauwatosa's neighborhood cinema.
The World Series Champion San Francisco Giants were looking for a little inspiration coming in to a series with the Milwaukee Brewers. So, on Monday night, Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball, but with no game to play, they decided to go to the movies. Most of the Giants' roster and a couple of coaches rolled up in a bus Monday night to the Rosebud Cinema, 6823 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa, to watch "42," the story of how Robinson broke the color line in baseball. "It was last minute," said Rosebud general manager David Gigl. "I talked to their travel agent, and their bus pulled up. "We had to coordinate some cones and move some cars. They walked in less than 25 feet from the front door." There was actually a little more planning …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Seven Wauwatosa residents were signed up to run the famous race, which was rocked by two explosions about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line. One Tosa woman was almost at the finish and witnessed mayhem.
A Wauwatosa woman was nearing the end of the Boston Marathon when one and then another bomb went off at the finish line, her son said. Anne Gorzek, 52, a regular marathon runner, was not injured in the explosions, son Joe Gorzek said. "She was really close" to the finish, said Joe Gorzek. "But she's fine. "She just said everybody was running all over the place and it was really scary." As of 4:30 p.m. Central Time, Joe Gorzek said he and his family were getting no updates from his mother because everyone in the race area had been asked to disable their cell phones so as not to risk setting off any other bombs that might be hidden in the area. There were reports that two more unexploded bombs were found near the race site, but later updates…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Andrew Stadler was a standout soccer player for Wauwatosa West, and then for George Washington University. Patch catches up with him in Sweden as he prepares for another pro season.
Wauwatosa West graduate Andy Stadler is preparing to begin his fourth season of professional soccer thousands of miles away from his hometown. The 25-year-old is an attacking midfielder for Sandvikens IF, a third-division team in Sandviken, a small town in south-central Sweden. He arrived there after starring for the Trojans and then for George Washington University. Stadler led George Washington in scoring as a sophomore, junior and senior, and was first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region as a junior and senior. He had dreams of getting a shot at Major League Soccer but said a couple of hamstring injuries made that difficult. He returned to George Washington to wrap up his degree and said he wasn’t sure if he’d ever play again. “I talked to a …