Friday, March 29, 2013
Muskego's Matt Degner calls his high school football career "picture perfect," and hopes to have it make a difference for other teens at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, one of whom has been a good friend
As a senior at Catholic Memorial High School, Matt Degner of Muskego realizes his last four years have been idyllic. "Winning a state championship, making honorable mention all-state, earning multiple scholarships, and on pace to graduate. What more could I ask for?" he said of his time in high school and playing football. "Playing in this game is hands down the perfect way to wrap up what has already been a picture perfect high school career." "This game" is the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) All-Star Game, which will take place in Oshkosh, chosen from over 600 high school football players are nominated to play in the game. Degner will play on the South team against the North in the Large School game. Childrens Hospital of…
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 Cardinals pitcher 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 …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Besting a field of 24 teams, the St. Leonard girls basketball team takes home the Padre Serra tournament championship
On Sunday, March 24, the 8th grade girls basketball team from St. Leonard in Muskego won the coveted Padre Serra championship by beating St. John Vianney of Brookfield. Just one of 24 teams from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to be invited to the tournament, St. Leonard overcame a 12-point deficit at halftime to close in on St. John Vianney to 34-33 with seconds left in the game. That's when Taylor Simkowski launched and sank a 25-foot shot. St. Leonard also won the tournament in 2006 and 2005.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Badgers and Golden Eagles both received their assignments in the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Find out when they play and how to watch them.
March Madness begins Thursday and Friday with first-round games and Wisconsin and Marquette both are seeded in the upper half of their respective brackets. A victory by Wisconsin will pit the Badgers against either Kansas State or the winner of a Wednesday play-in game between Boise State and LaSalle. Marquette would be pitted against either Butler or Bucknell in the second round. The tournament’s top four seeds are Louisville, Indiana, Gonzaga and Kansas. Also see:
Friday, March 8, 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, March 5, 2013
Xavier Jansen has been busy indoors collecting first place finishes in track, which bodes well for the upcoming season for the Muskego High School team.
"In the sprints, Xavier (Jansen) is proving that he is by far the fastest runner in the SEC," Muskego High School Track and Field Coach Owen Jarrette told the Muskego NOW back in May of 2012, when the junior competed in the Southeast Conference meet. Jansen won the 100-meter dash at 11.45 seconds and ran with Alec Van Hecker, Cameron Rygiewicz and Neil Slomczewski to capture the 4 x 200 relay in 1 minute, 31.87 seconds. However, while he went back to school this year in fall and played on the football team, he didn't take much time off from track, keeping his future in mind. Jansen, now a senior, has been running this winter with the USA Track and Field Amateur Athletic Union (USATF/AAU) track team, the Silver Spring Spartans from …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Franklin Combined team, which includes gymnasts from Muskego, set a state record in taking home another championship.
The Franklin Combined gymnastics team, which includes gymnasts from Muskego, Oak Creek, Whitnall and Franklin, has won its third straight state title. And that's not all—they did it by setting a state record score of 150.516, beating the previous mark of 148.833. The team fought off Burlington Co-op to win the 10-team meet Saturday at Wisconsin Rapids. See the Journal Sentinel for more coverage.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Andrija Novakovich has been named the state's Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year and is a finalist for the national honor.
Not only did Muskego's Andrija Novakovich score 41 goals this season, but he has also been named Gatorade Wisconsin Boys Soccer Player of the Year. The Gatorade award, in collaboration with USA TODAY, recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, according to a release. Novakovich is a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year award to be announced in May. The 6-foot-4, 175-pound junior forward scored 41 goals and passed for 13 assists this past season, leading the Warriors (18-5-3) to the sectional final. An All-Region selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Two athlete from Muskego High School made it through last week's sectionals.
Two Muskego High School wrestlers qualified for the WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament, beginning Thursday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Muskego junior Austin Quartullo (42-2) meets Bradley Prentice of Pulaski (35-7) at 113 pounds. Junior Connor Price (42-5) meets Nick Knoebel of Hamilton (35-4) at 152 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.
FMOW team combines talents for a first place finish for both JV and Varsity at conference meet