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Germantown upsets Red Raiders at state volleyball

Nov. 11, 2011 7:21 p.m. | Germantown - making its first trip to the WIAA Boys State Volleyball Meet - upset Wauwatosa East - making his sixth trip since 2002 - at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Friday evening.

The fired-up Warhawks won the match, 3-sets-to-1, over the veteran Red Raider team.

The Warhawks won the first set, 25-14, but Tosa East battled back to win the second (25-20). But Germantown then rolled to an easy 25-12 win.

Fighting for their lives, the Red Raiders led 18-13, before Germantown went on an 8-2 run to take a 21-20 lead.

After East battled back to take a 22-21 lead, the Warhawks went on a 3-0 run to lead 24-22. East's Ben Mihelich killed a shot to cut the lead to one, 24-23, but Germantown's Zak Showalter dropped in a soft kill shot in front of the net for the win.

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Wauwatosa East soccer team ties second-ranked Cedarburg

10:33 a.m. | Wauwatosa East won one, tied one and lost one this week, but the tied match was the most impressive outing.

The Red Raiders began by blanking West Allis Central, 10-0, on Sept. 29 in West Allis.

Because of the blowout, the match ended at the 60-minute mark.

Tosa East would put the game out of reach early in the first half, scoring five goals in the first 12 minutes of the match.

Goals were scored by Ben Prange (two), Tristan Reagan (two), Josh Klein (2), Joe Tuffnell, Agu Ibanez-Baldor, Jake Reed and Paul King, while assists went to Reagan (three), Carter Kowalski, Andy Moe, Jordan Hoffland and King.

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Wauwatosa West football team blanks Vikings, earns playoff spot

10:28 a.m. | With Wauwatosa West earning a playoff berth following a 41-0 win over New Berlin West on Oct. 2, the final two games will be crossover games, playing the Woodland Conference Eastern Division.

The Trojans (5-2 overall, 3-2 conference) travel to Shorewood to play the Shorewood/Messmer co-op (3-4, 2-3) in a nonconference game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. Then next week (Oct. 16), the Trojans host South Milwaukee (4-3, 2-3).

The Vikings battled Tosa West to a 0-0 tie after one period before Kobe Vines, back in the lineup after an injury, scored on an 18-yard run at 9:13 and Rayvon Bartlett, Jr. scored on a 2-yard run with 1:29 left in the half.

"New Berlin West runs the football well, using that split-back veer," Trojans coach Matt Good said. "They average 6 yards per carry. We knew they would get yards, but we needed to make plays and get turnovers."

Tosa West recovered two fumbles and two interceptions by Haller and Logan Scharf, proving Good correct in his assessment.

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Wauwatosa East boys cross country team finished second at the Purgold Invite

10:08 a.m. | The Wauwatosa East boys cross-country team placed second at the nine-team Cudahy Purgold Invitational on Oct. 3.

South Milwaukee won the event with 33 points, followed by the Red Raiders (52), Whitefish Bay (74) and Oak Creek (85).

The Red Raiders had great balance, as all five runners — all seniors — finished in the top 15 and the two extra runners finished in the top 19.

"We tried a different race plan for this meet that forced the boys to run in packs," coach Mackenzie Laska said. "Sam Potter paced the entire varsity group through two miles. They boys did an excellent job running together and committed to the race plan that required everyone to be faster at the 2-mile mark than they have ever been before. For some of the guys, this was even faster than they have run the 3,200 meters in track."

As usual, Potter led the way, finishing seventh in 16 minutes, 43 seconds. Right behind him was Marquez Green, who took eighth (16:43), Nathan Green in 10th (6:55), Paul Gagne 12th (16:57) and Sam Telloh in 15th (17:07).

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Wauwatosa East boys volleyball team beats Cedarburg

9:58 a.m. | The Wauwatosa East boys volleyball team had a busy week, beating Cedarburg on Sept. 29, losing to Marquette on Sept. 30, beating Tosa West on Oct. 1 and losing in the quarterfinals of the Middleton Invitational on Oct. 3.

Tosa East finished second in pool play at Middleton, beating Appleton West (21-19, 14-21, 15-10) and Mukwonago (21-19, 21-18) but losing to Homestead (15-21, 15-21).

They defeated Hartland Arrowhead (25-23, 10-25, 15-11) in the pre-quarters and then lost to Kettle Moraine (16-25, 18-25) in the quarterfinals.

Middleton stat leaders for East were Aaron Plaisted (21 kills, 24 digs, nine blocks), Dan Jokisch (23 kills, 17 digs), Joe Marx (37 assists, 16 digs), Connor Baudhuin (38 assists), Blake Kratzer (22 digs), Cal Rohde (15 kills, seven blocks) and Eric Winter (13 kills).

Tosa East beat Cedarburg, 3-1, (25-14, 18-25, 25-21, 25-21) at home to begin the week.

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Wauwatosa East, West girls cross-country teams finish third, fourth at Purgold Invitational

8:13 a.m. | The Wauwatosa East girls cross-country team placed third and Wauwatosa West was fourth at the eight-team Cudahy Purgold Invitational on Oct. 3.

State-ranked Whitefish Bay scored 37 points, finishing ahead of another state-ranked team in Oak Creek (43), Wauwatosa East (79), Wauwatosa West (126), Hartford (131), South Milwaukee (149), Cedarburg (176) and Greenfield (195).

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Three juniors led the way: Janet Fee finished eighth (personal best, 20:00), Andrea Mabie took ninth (20:01), and Jordyn Summerfield was 13th (20:17). Fee is now second on the all-time 5,000-meters list, Mabie is third, and Summerfield fourth.

Then the youngsters finished up, as freshman Abby Wood took 20th (20:35, sixth all time) and Sydney Evans was 29th (21:30, eighth all time).

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Wauwatosa West girls tennis finishes second in Woodland Tennis Tournament

8:08 a.m. | Wauwatosa West's girls tennis team took second place as a team and won two titles in doubles Sept. 29-30 at the Woodland Conference Tournament at Greenfield and Greendale.

The Trojans finished second (33 points) behind champion New Berlin West (39).

Trojan coach Kosta Zervas was confident going into the tournament.

"I knew going in we'd have a very good chance to make a nice run and finish at the top," he said. "We had several top seeds going in. Some of our early round matchups concerned me and might make our day a bit more difficult. That proved to be the case, and we came up a bit short. Had we come up on the positive end of some of those early matches, we'd be talking about a third conference championship in three years."

The No. 1 doubles team of Alisha Picard/Connie Terlizzi and the No. 3 doubles team of Abbey Kuehn/Morgan McDuffie led the way with first-place finishes.

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Public invited to Wauwatosa Village streetscape workshop

Oct. 06, 2015 9:58 p.m. | The public is invited to attend a workshop regarding the Wauwatosa Village streetscape project.

From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Firefly room at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7725 W. North Avenue, the public can offer feedback on designs for the village center streets, Root Common and the Pocket Park.

Those with questions should contact David Jaeckels at the City of Wauwatosa at (414) 479-3528 or

Large crowd in Wauwatosa gymnasium discusses coyote attacks, seeks answers

Oct. 06, 2015 9:48 p.m. | Packed tight into a gymnasium Tuesday night it was apparent many residents concerned about a recent surge in coyote attacks were interested in one thing: a plan.

After two dogs were killed in Wauwatosa last month and a suspected third just last week, city officials and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held a public meeting Oct. 6 at Underwood Elementary School to discuss how to combat the reoccurring problem.

Amid educational information about how to scare away coyotes and their behavioral tendencies were questions about the legal penalties of discharging a firearm within city limits and whether city officials plan to add extra park patrols around dusk and dawn.

"If I have a concealed carry, how much trouble will I get it in if I shoot a coyote?" asked one man in the audience.

"What if it's out of self-defense?" asked another.

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Bedbugs found in Wauwatosa juvenile court center

Oct. 06, 2015 5:35 p.m. | Bedbugs have been found in a Wauwatosa building that aims to provide a safe and secure environment for detained youth.

The parasitic insects were located at the Vel R. Phillips Center, 10201 W. Watertown Plank Road, on Thursday, Oct. 1, said Milwaukee County’s Facilities Management Director Jeremy Theis. The insects were then treated Oct. 2.

Thomas Wanta, the center’s administrator, said he’s uncertain when the bedbugs were first found, but the insects were first identified in the building’s district attorney area.

“That resulted in an evaluation and assessment (by) the pest control professionals,” he said, adding the experts have recommended to treat the affected areas.

According to a release from Milwaukee’s Department of Neighborhood Services, bedbugs have also been found inside the Marcia P. Coggs Center near 12th and Vliet Streets in Milwaukee. 

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Nordstrom Mayfair announces gala, late-night party fundraising events

Oct. 06, 2015 9:03 a.m. | Before its grand opening to the public Oct. 23, Nordstrom Mayfair will host a gala to benefit three area nonprofits.

The Links, Incorporated Cream City and Milwaukee chapters, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin and United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County will each benefit from the Oct. 21 gala.

The 6 p.m. event promises cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live entertainments and fashion presentations throughout the evening. Complimentary valet parking is also available.

Following the event, Nordstrom Mayfair, 2424 N. Mayfair Road, will host Fashionably Late from 9 to 11 p.m. The event will feature drinks, sweet and savory treats, live music by recording artist Sean Jones, fashion presentations of new fall looks and shopping in the 140,000-square foot store. The party will end outside with local food trucks on site serving late night snacks, including burgers, pizza and mac & cheese.

Together, the gala and Fashionably Late are expected to raise $162,500 to benefit the three local charities.

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Aurora plans $35 million upgrade to psychiatric hospital in Tosa

Oct. 02, 2015 8:18 p.m. | Aurora Health Care announced plans Friday to spend $35 million to expand and renovate the Aurora Psychiatric Hospital Campus in Wauwatosa.

The health system's plan includes increasing capacity for additional patients and staff, building a new parking structure and replacing its residential substance abuse and rehabilitation facility to increase patient capacity and consolidate services spread throughout the campus.

The psychiatric hospital in Wauwatosa provides care to 20,000 to 25,000 patients a year, said Pete Carlson, president of Aurora Psychiatric Hospital and Behavioral Health Services. Most of the care is provided through outpatient services.

Systemwide, Aurora provides care to more than 40,000 behavioral health patients a year throughout eastern Wisconsin and employs more than 300 psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and certified substance abuse counselors.

The expansion and renovation of the Wauwatosa campus is projected to begin early next year, pending approvals, and to be completed by early 2018.

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Updated week seven rankings of area prep football teams and players

Oct. 02, 2015 1:00 p.m. | Push for the playoffs is a detailed weekly breakdown of the teams and players in the Lake Country and suburban Milwaukee prep football scene.

Mayfair mall, Susan G. Komen host series of breast cancer events

Oct. 02, 2015 10:13 a.m. | Mayfair mall and Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin announced a series of October events to help increase awareness about breast cancer.

From October 2 - 16, the "Pink Promise Zone" will feature an educational exhibit with a series of activities and promotions in the mall's lower level center court. Guests will have the opportunity to pledge and display their promise to take measures toward breast health. The result will be a mural covered with pink pieces of paper representing each guests' promise to advocate for better breast cancer health, according to a news release.

In addition to the Pink Promise Zone, Mayfair mall and Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin invites guests to the following events and activities:

·Healthy Lifestyle Choices and Food: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4, two nutrition experts from Cancer Treatment Centers of America will serve simple recipes featuring foods that help reduce risk of illness. Samples will be given and guests are welcome to ask health and nutrition questions.

·"Wok" for a Cure: From 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8, P.F. Chang's China Bistro chefs will teach how to cook healthy lettuce wraps. Samples will be given.

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Wauwatosa schools celebrate Walk to School Day on Oct. 7

Oct. 02, 2015 9:58 a.m. | Tosa residents might see giant "walking school buses" on Oct. 7 for the sixth annual Walk to School Day as students, staff, families and city officials celebrate walking to school.

Walk to School Day is an international event, with 40 countries and thousands of schools participating every year — McKinley Elementary School in Wauwatosa first participated in 2010. This year, students from Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, McKinley, Roosevelt, Wauwatosa Montessori and Wilson/Wauwatosa STEM elementary schools will participate in walking to school.

Music, healthy snacks, donated books and safety reflectors and celebrity crossing guards — including Wauwatosa Mayor Kathleen Ehley — are aimed to excite students about safe walking and pedestrian practices.

"Walk to School Day is integral to Wauwatosa's identify as a walkable and bikeable city," Sixth District Alderman Jeff Roznowski said. "Those are some of the features that make a great city — valuing people who walk and bike."

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Initial Reaction Podcast: Is Aaron Rodgers really the best QB in football?

Oct. 01, 2015 11:00 a.m. | With a big battle looming for the Badgers, Iowa graduate J.P. Cadorin talks about the dangers the Hawkeyes present. Also, while Aaron Rodgers has been excellent, there is another quarterback who's been just as impressive. And could a prep football powerhouse be left out of the playoffs this year entirely?


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