Tom "Sky" Skibosh covers the Wauwatosa, Brookfield and New Berlin prep scene for Community Newspapers. If something is going on in local sports, Sky has an opinion about it. If you agree or not with what Sky says, we want to see your comments.
Spring break is over - even the weather has hinted that spring really is here - so starting this Monday, almost all the spring sports in Brookfield and Wauwatosa are back in action with the student-athletes returning to class.
Here are some insights - most of these are not brain surgery - and highlights of some things to look for this spring, starting with Brookfield first.
Look for the Wauwatosa East and West softball teams to improve this season.
The Red Raiders haven't won a game the last two years, but coach Megan Arndorfer feels added experience should help them this year. They need to be more aggressive at the plate. Arndorfer says its important for them to be swinging, instead of taking too much time deciding to swing.
Here are some of my observations on the spring so far...
Freshman Taylor Held is keeping it all in the family. Last year sister Brittney, now a sophomore, handled the mound duties. She was basically holding the fort for her little sister. Coach Dawn Mooney-Lazu has done an excellent job with a program which had been suffering. Brittney moved to 1B and with slugging Jessica Meichtry at 3B and the slick DP combo of SS Andrea Schneider and 2B Lindsay Wille, Taylor has a solid infield behind her. Look for Lancers to contend.