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Saturday, April 6, 2013
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 …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Opening Day for the Milwaukee Brewers is Monday, and fans are hoping they can return to the top of the National League Central Division — or at least beat the Chicago Cubs.
Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day is Monday, April 1 against the Colorado Rockies. The team was 83-79 last year, third in the NL Central Division. Fans’ expectations were recently raised after signing of free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse, a former St. Louis Cardinal who was 16-3 last year with a 2.86 ERA. Also key for Milwaukee’s hopes are the fortunes of Ryan Braun. The left fielder authored another incredible offensive season in 2012 (.319 batting average, 41 HR, 112 RBI, 30 SB) but is followed by a cloud of suspicion over the possible use of performance-enhancing drugs. USA Today reported that Braun is a top target of an investigation; Major League Baseball denied that report to Sports Illustrated. How do you think the Brewers will do this …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Tosa Wrestling Club fundraiser will feature the music of Liam Ford and a silent auction at Wauwatosa Woman's Club.
The Tosa Wrestling Club will host the fifth annual Wine vs. Beer Tasting Match-up on Friday, April 26th at the Wauwatosa Woman’s Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Liam Ford, two-time winner of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards and two-time nominee (2010 and 2011) for Best Americana Band, will headline the Wine vs. Beer Tasting Match-up. Formerly with the band, The Big Bang Theory, Ford is an accomplished performer known for his dynamic vocals and high energy. In addition to entertainment, the evening will include wines and beers from around the world, along with appetizers by Bunzel’s Catering. Coffee and soda also will be available. The event will feature a silent auction with hotel and restaurant offerings, golf packages, and especially …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Jake Barnett and St. Louis play Thursday vs. New Mexico State. Wisconsin and Marquette also play in March Madness this week.
Wauwatosa East graduate Jake Barnett is a member of the St. Louis University team that plays Thursday in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. St. Louis is a No. 4 seed in the Midwest region and plays New Mexico State, a No. 13 seed, at 1:10 p.m. Central time. The game will be broadcast on TNT. Barnett, a 6-foot-5 junior, played his freshman year at Toldeo before transferring. This season he has appeared in all 33 games for the Billikens (27-6), averaging 3.7 points and 2.8 rebounds. He is 24 of 70 from 3-point range this year. Other games of interest to local fans: Also:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Dubbed as March Madness, the NCAA college men's basketball tournament celebrates its 75th birthday this year; however for the first time in many years, you won't be foisting a green beer to celebrate.
The 75th annual NCAA "March Madness" men's basketball tournament is wagered on every year, often by people who have never watched college basketball. However, this year's festivities on the court and in countless (and unofficial) office bracket pools will have to wait just a little longer than in most years. Just how much longer? Normally the start of the tournament has coincided with the annual St. Patrick's Day revelry, but this year bracketologists will have an extra week to pour over stats and sportstalk. So the dance will begin on March 19 and 20, with the "first four" games to precede the official kickoff to the tournament. The expanded tournament features 68 teams, and these initial games will include the four lowest seeds in the …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tosa East middle school roster makes it to championship game with two handy victories, but then runs into Brookfield Central buzz-saw and has to battle from behind.
The Wauwatosa East High boys varsity basketball program must be pleased to know a new crop of talented players is coming its way in just a couple of years. The seventh-grade Jr. Raiders swept to the youth Metro Classic Conference Basketball League tournament title with three wins Sunday, culminating in an exciting overtime victory in the championship game. In their opener, second-seeded Tosa East, with a 10-4 season record, faced No. 7 seed Waukesha South. Despite the final score of 45-42, the Jr. Raiders were in control from start to finish. Next up was Tosa East vs. Brookfield East, seeded sixth. The East boys played strong defense, passed the ball well and made their shots to cruise to a 48-30 win. Then things got tough. For the Tosa …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Girls from 8 to 19 team up this weekend in choreographed tournament plunge at school pools, hosting swim teams from Wisconsin and three other states.
Cannonball!!! Last one in is a... sprite. This weekend, the Aqua Sprites of Wisconsin synchronized swim team will host 150 swimmers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota in an invitational tournament setting. The figures meet will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Wauwatosa West High School, 11400 W. Center St. On Saturday, the routines meet will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Whitman Middle School, 11100 W. Center St. The events are open to the public – particularly to Wauwatosa-area girls interested in learning more about the sport. The team practices regularly at Whitman Middle School through a partnership with the Wauwatosa Recreation Department. While synchronized swimming fanatics will want to catch every minute of both days' …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Three athletes from Wauwatosa made it through last week's sectionals.
Three wrestlers from the Wauwatosa East/West co-op qualified for the WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament, beginning Thursday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Wauwatosa sophomore Marcus Morrow (36-7) meets Jordan Gundrum of West Bend East (43-1) at 145 pounds. Freshman Zach Miller (39-5) meets Hunter Hayes of Portage (23-7) 120 pounds. Junior Kai Castaneda (41-2) meets Ben Hornickle of Burlington (33-3) at 113 pounds. Preliminaries begin at 3 p.m. Thursday and finals are at 6 p.m. Saturday. The entire event will be streamed online at FoxSportsWisconsin.com.
Monday, February 11, 2013
After placing sixth in the backstroke event, a junior from the swim co-op team will be competing this weekend at the state meet.
A junior from the Wauwatosa West/East co-op boys swim team will be competing this weekend at the WIAA Division 1 State Meet in Madison. Eddie Galindo will be competing in the 100 yard backstroke. The co-op team placed eighth place in WIAA sectional this past weekend at Waukesha South High School. Galindo came in sixth place in the 100 yard backstroke at sectional. Others that placed this weekend include Tony Benz who came fifth in the 1 meter diving; Jake Falk who came in fifth in the 200 yard freestyle; and Falk, Jack Lutz, Galindo and Brovarney who came in fourth in the 200 yard freestyle relay. The meet will stream live on www.foxsportswisconsin.com. Visit the WIAA website for complete results.