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Menomonee River 14-year-old drowning victim identified

July 21, 2014 2:01 p.m. | Van Sang Vanmauipial, of Milwaukee, has been identified as the 14-year-old boy who drowned in the Menomonee River in Hoyt Park Saturday, July 19, around 3 p.m., according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department.

Vanmauipial had been swimming in the river with his friends when he did not resurface. Medical personnel tried to revive him before he was taken to the Children's Hospital. There, he was pronounced dead, according to the medical examiner's office.

Wauwatosa Sports Notes: May 26, 2016

5:02 p.m. |

East's Prange to play in All-Star Soccer Game

Ben Prange, a four-year letter-winner and a two-year captain in the boys soccer program, has been selected to play on the Blue Team in the Wisconsin Masonic All-Star Soccer Game on July 30 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Prange, a St. Norbert's recruit, scored more than 45 career goals and collected more than 25 assists, all as a member of the varsity team. He is a two-time first-team All Conference selection for the Greater Metro Conference and was an honorable mention All Conference selection as a sophomore.

He also was a second-team All State selection for his senior year and was an honorable mention All State selection as a junior.

He earned several other honors over his four years. He was 2015 GMC Scholar Athlete, 2015 NHS Student Athlete Award Recipient and was named Co-MVP at Bob Spielmann Soccer Camp.

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Milwaukee County Chargers defeat Bulldogs in exhibition opener, 20-6

4:54 p.m. | The Milwaukee County Chargers semiprofessional football team won their first two exhibition games, defeating the Brew City Bulldogs, 20-6, on May 14, in a game that was strangely shortened when the visiting Bulldogs kept fighting each other.

Then on May 21, the Chargers beat the Waukesha Raiders, 21-14.

Brew City

"It was good to get the rust off the pads," coach Scott Bolin said. "(I) wish we could have played the whole game, but we're coming around as a team."

Shag Russel returned a punt for a touchdown in the first quarter to get the Chargers on the board for a 6-0 lead.

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Wauwatosa officer rescues seven ducklings trapped in storm sewer

3:58 p.m. | The work of police officers likely includes responding to a number of unique circumstances — and it Wauwatosa, that includes ducklings.

According to a recent post published on the Wauwatosa Police Department's Facebook page, one member of the force, identified as officer Evan Olson, helped rescue seven young ducklings trapped in a storm sewer.

"It's a bird, it's a pla...oh wait, it really is a bird," the post read.

The ducklings wandered across the street and got stuck in s storm sewer, according to the post.

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Initial Reaction: Talking with star Waukesha soccer players Dani Rhodes, Emily Cervantes

12:05 p.m. | JP sits down with top girls soccer players Dani Rhodes of Waukesha West and Emily Cervantes of Catholic Memorial. JP also begrudgingly talks about the decision facing Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes, and the guys talk about Cubs-hate in the Milwaukee market and look at a number of WIAA spring sports storylines. Each week, Lake Country/Now sports director JR Radcliffe and Time Warner Cable Sports Channel's JP Cadorin chat about the Wisconsin sports scene, with an emphasis on Milwaukee-area preps. Find the podcast on Stitcher and iTunes.

Wauwatosa Police Report: May 15 - 21

10:24 a.m. |


1Around 10:30 p.m. May 19, someone reported being the victim of an armed robbery in the 4100 block of North Mayfair Road after the suspect displayed a semiautomatic handgun and took the victim's wallet.


2Someone entered and burglarized a home in the 7600 block of West Clarke Street between 11 and 11:20 a.m. May 16.


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Wauwatosa West girls run away with Woodland Outdoor title

10:08 a.m. | Wauwatosa West girls track and field coach Jack LoPresti collects conference championships like some people collect baseball cards. When his Trojans won the Woodland Conference Outdoor on May 17 at New Berlin West, it was their 23rd conference title since 2005.

West ran off with the title, outscoring second place Whitnall by 47.50 points, 155 to 107.50.

"It was an amazing team effort — the girls scored over 150 points — just a tremendous job in so many events," LoPresti said. "A real tribute to all the girls and our coaching staff. I feel lucky to work with such a group of coaches and athletes everyday."

Mercy Ndon won the 100-meter dash (12.19 seconds), followed by Cheri'A Adams (12.23) and Azya McLin (12.29), making it a clean sweep of the top spots as all three broke the 100-meter Woodland Outdoor meet record.

"Mercy, Cheri'A, and Azya are an awesome group," LoPresti said. "This year has been fun and we are looking forward to many cool things in the coming weeks. Those three amigos made it look easy in the 200-dash as well, sweeping up the 200, It was very fun to watch."

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Video: Reporter takes us along the 2016 Run Tosa Run

May 23, 2016 10:56 a.m. | On a cold and windy day that felt more like winter, the annual Run Tosa Run 5K run/walk and half-mile kid’s run took place through the streets of the East Towne Neighborhood on Saturday, May 14.

Reporter Bob Dohr was part of the run and captured some video using a GoPro device.

The course started at 69th Street and North Avenue and weaved through the neighborhood between 74th and 62nd streets.

The event aimed to bring residents together and promote the neighborhood while also raising money for charity.

Net 2016 proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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Tosa Top 5: Five things you need to know about in Wauwatosa this week

May 20, 2016 10:53 a.m. | Here's a list of the top five stories from Wauwatosa this week:

1. New Mayfair GM announces plans for a Z Gallerie furniture store

2. Suspects charged in string of armed robberies through Wauwatosa, Milwaukee

3. City of Wauwatosa, planning professionals turn focus to 'The Quadrant'

4. Barre District looks to open second studio near Wauwatosa

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Suspects charged in string of armed robberies through Wauwatosa, Milwaukee

May 19, 2016 12:25 p.m. | Two Milwaukee residents are in custody after police pieced together clues — including fingerprints and shoe prints — that allegedly tied them to a string of armed robberies throughout Wauwatosa and Milwaukee.

Markanthony MC Harris, 17, and Deshireo T. Rivers, 27, have each been charged with six counts of felony armed robbery after they held up a number of businesses and people in early May — including two incidents in Wauwatosa.

If convicted, both face up to $100,000 in fines and 40 years in prison for each charge, according to a criminal complaint.

About the incidents

The first armed robbery occurred at a Pizza Hut in Wauwatosa, around 10:40 p.m. May 4. The two males entered the store, 517 Glenview Ave., and Harris displayed a small handgun and Rivers a semi-automatic pistol, according to the complaint. Rivers demanded an employee to open a safe in the restaurant. The employee told the men the keys for the safe were in his jacket, so Harris ordered the employee to the back of the store to retrieve them. While searching for the keys, Harris touched a pack of cigarettes in the jacket. Police would later recover a fingerprint from the cigarette pack and match it to Harris, according to a criminal complaint.

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New Mayfair GM announces plans for a Z Gallerie furniture store

May 18, 2016 3:00 p.m. | Merely three weeks into the job, the new general manager at Wauwatosa's Mayfair mall has unveiled plans for furniture store Z Gallerie to open in fall 2016.

"It's very exciting," said Chris Jaeger, who stepped into his new role April 20. "I think it's just a great fit for the market."

Plans to bring in the furniture and home furnishing chain is a deal Jaeger described as "hot off the press." The store will be situated on the west side of the mall, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, replacing the former Applebee's and Paciugo Gelato in a more than 8,000-square-foot space.

"I think it's going to be a great fit for the market," Jaeger said. The Wauwatosa location would mark the first Z Gallerie store in Wisconsin.

Jaeger credited his surrounding team for much of the work of bringing the store into Mayfair. While there could be more new stores in the works, the Z Gallerie announcement marks the first snag for Jaeger, who has worked at six malls throughout the Midwest in a 10-year period, he said.

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Wauwatosa East baseball team will rely on defense, depth in 2016

May 18, 2016 11:37 a.m. | Wauwatosa East baseball coach Brian Karas has 11 letter winners, including four three-year players.

"This team and coaching staff couldn't be more excited for the 2016 season to get underway," Karas said. "This is our most experienced team that we've had in a long time, featuring eight seniors, six juniors and a sophomore."

Seniors Dan Scallon (center field), Jake Halstead (second/third base) and Spencer Michaelis (pitcher/shortstop) and junior Aaron Plaisted (pitcher/first/outfield) are the three-year varsity players. Here's a closer look.

Scallon was second on the team in extra base hits with five, led the team in stolen bases 13-for-13 and was an honorable mention all-conference outfielder last year. Halstead is "a very fluent hitter" who hasn't caught a lot of breaks. He has the potential to have a breakout season.

Michaelis was plagued by back issues all of last season and wasn't able to pitch or hit comfortably the entire season. He's back to being fully healthy this season, and Karas has high expectations that he'll show other teams what they've been missing.

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Wauwatosa East softball teams beats West Allis Central in twinbill

May 18, 2016 11:26 a.m. | Wauwatosa East started the week with a doubleheader win over West Allis Central at home, including the first no-hitter of her prep career by Analiese Glawe.

East won the opener, 15-5, in the first game, and then Glawe threw her no-hitter in the 17-0 nightcap. It was the third no-hitter in school history. In addition to Glawe's personal achievement, the team had many other stars over the two games.

Morgan Schmanske went 6-for-8, with two doubles and eight RBIs over the two games. In addition, Cora Bilitz went 4-for-6 with two doubles and five RBIs, and Natalie Yahn was 5-for-8 while scoring six runs.

In the first game with the Raiders leading, 4-3, they scored four runs in the fourth and five in the fifth to take a 13-3 lead. Both teams scored twice in the fifth inning to end the scoring and the game.

"Analiese threw a no-hitter despite the 'floating' strike zone," coach Ed Raue said. "Look at the walks, and you would think she had no control, but that was not the case. She threw strikes and overpowered them. Analiese was saved in the first inning by a great running catch by right fielder Angie Mitten in center field."

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Campus News: May 19

May 18, 2016 11:22 a.m. |


Maggie Fuhrmanof Wauwatosa was named to the fall 2015 semester dean's list at Butler University in Indianapolis. Fuhrman was also inducted into Phi Sigma Iota (language honor society) and Blue Key (Butler honor society for juniors) for the spring 2016 semester.

Moraine Park

Lawrence Andersenof Wauwatosa was named to the fall 2015 semester dean's list at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac.

UW-Eau Claire

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Sports Shorts: May 19, 2016

May 18, 2016 11:20 a.m. |


The Wauwatosa East boys tennis team fell to Eisenhower, 7-0, on May 9 and second-ranked Brookfield East, 7-0, on May 12.

Losing scores against the Lions were Jordan Crump(7-5, 6-1), Michael Lockhart(6-3, 6-1), Evan Christopherson(6-1, 6-1) and Alex Hayek(6-2, 6-3) at singles.

Liam McMahon/Josh Erdtmann(6-0, 6-3), Mitchell Weinberg-Kinsey/Jacob Muenzenberger (7-6(1), 6-0) and Sam Kodzik/Vince Teofilo(6-1, 6-1) lost at doubles.

Against second-ranked Brookfield East, Crump (6-1, 6-3), Lockhart (7-6(6), 6-0), Christopherson (6-4, 4-6, 6-2) and Hayek (6-2, 4-6, 6-3) lost in singles.

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Wauwatosa East girls soccer team crushes West Allis Central, 11-0

May 18, 2016 11:02 a.m. | The Wauwatosa East girls soccer team went 1-0-1 last week, winning the Greater Metro Conference match and tying a nonconference foe.

The Red Raiders stretched their winning streak to three games last week, defeating West Allis Central, 11-0, on the road.

Senior captain Catherine Carter started the scoring in the fifth minute on a penalty kick after senior Chyna Sincere had drawn a foul inside the Bulldog penalty area. One minute later, Sincere assisted on the Raiders' second goal by sophomore Elyse Reagan.

In the same minute of play, sophomore Liz Bueckers scored her seventh goal of the season off an assist from sophomore Evan Knauss to make the score, 3-0, six minutes into the match.

"It's important to come out and assert yourself against a team that struggles to generate offense," coach Eric Dale said. "You want to send an early message that you're not going to sit back and relax but get down to business right away, and that seemed to be the key for us Wednesday night."

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