Panthers blank New Berlin West, 49-0

Aug. 27, 2011 1:33 p.m. | Greendale picked up its first victory of the year in impressive fashion with a 49-0 rout of New Berlin West on Friday night.

The Panthers (1-1) put up 35 first-half points, while the host Vikings (0-2) failed to score for the second game in a row to start the season.

Greendale fired on all cylinders as quarterback Sam Brick completed 11 of 12 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns and junior running back Mike Scheidt scampered for 142 yards and two scores on 16 carries.

Falcons tip Cudahy in wild game

Aug. 27, 2011 1:27 p.m. | After allowing a touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter, the Whitnall defense slammed the door on Cudahy on the Packers' final three possessions to earn a 36-35 victory Friday night.

Whitnall senior quarterback Luke Mentowski earned his first victory as a starting signal caller, putting four interceptions behind him to throw for three touchdowns and run for another.

Angel Rameriz, a freshman making his first start at quarterback for Cudahy, threw for three touchdowns himself.

Franklin stages statement-making shutout

Aug. 26, 2011 11:20 p.m. | For the Franklin football team, two is better than one.

The quarterback platoon of Zach Eder and Ben Miller kept Marquette's defense off-balance throughout the second half as Franklin upset the second-ranked Hilltoppers Friday night at Franklin High School, 16-0.

With both players taking turns running the offense from the shotgun, Eder's consistently accurate throws and Miller's chains-moving runs behind Franklin's aggressive offensive line proved too much for the Hilltoppers to handle.

"I still stay in the game emotionally," Eder said when asked if it was difficult to find a rhythm while coming in and out of the game. "I'm cheering my teammates on, and the O-line just did an amazing job, allowing the running backs to pile it up."

Eder was 7 for 12 passing, with five of his seven completions resulting in first downs or touchdowns. Miller ran for 73 yards on 19 carries from both tailback and quarterback.

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Greendale crushes New Berlin West

Aug. 26, 2011 11:07 p.m. | Few could argue with the dominant performance of the Greendale football team Friday night.

 The Panthers posted a 49-0 win against host New Berlin West and controlled both sides of the ball in picking up their first win of the season.
But head coach Rob Stoltz still found plenty to pick apart.
“Believe it or not, we still have a lot we have to clean up,” he said. “Because there were a lot of mistakes up front on the O-line and we didn’t dominant as I thought we could have and should have, at least running the ball.”
On the surface though, the Panthers (1-1) looked every bit like the defending Woodland Black champions they are.
Running back Mike Scheidt capped Greendale’s first offensive possession with an 8-yard touchdown run.
The team took a 14-0 lead into the second quarter after quarterback Sam Brick connected with senior receiver Kennedy Ringelberg on a 36-yard scoring strike.
Scheidt made it 21-0 with a nine-yard scoring scamper early in the second quarter, and the New Berlin West defense struggled to get their arms around the speedy junior all night.
He finished with 142 yards on 16 carries.
“Those guys did really good in the trenches today,” Scheidt said. “I could just read the holes easily and get those yards and finish through to get to the end zone.”
Special teams did their part as well, and lineman Matt Pulizos blocked a Vikings punt midway through the second quarter that senior Drake Barczak recovered in the end zone for a 28-0 lead.
Brick capped the half with a 14-yard scoring strike to Brett Nethery.
The senior finished his night with an 11-yard scoring scramble on the Panthers opening drive of the second half to put the team up 42-0.
Josh Ringelberg concluded the carnage with a seven-yard touchdown run with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter.
“We had a huge push up front,” Brick said. “They were probably two or three yards off the ball so that gain without even doing anything was big.”
His night was nearly flawless, as he went 11 for 12 for 198 yards. His lone miss was a throw that ended up in the arms of West defensive back Travis McKeon in the second quarter.
“I thought we competed in the first and fourth quarters,” said West head coach Aaron Mack, “and the second and third quarters, they kind of did what they wanted to us.”
But Mack considered the loss a step in the right direction, despite the fact that the 0-2 team has yet to score this season.
With 17 sophomores starting, Mack understands his team is going to take its lumps early on.
“Right now, we’re teaching these guys the game of football,” he said. “We’re a couple weeks away, but we’re not going to skip a step. Wherever our record ends up, I’m okay with it because I know that this is a 5-to-10 year fix.”
For Greendale, the win gave the Panthers momentum as they attempt to win their sixth conference crown in eight years.
“We came out this week and wanted to prove we’re still here,” Scheidt said. “We lost some people from last year, but there are plenty of us returning who want to accomplish something.”

Meichtry sparks Lancers comeback over Oak Creek

Aug. 26, 2011 10:30 p.m. | Brookfield Central rallied to beat Oak Creek, 24-14, Friday night on the road and quarterback Jason Meichtry bounced back from a tough opening game.

Trailing 14-10 after the Knight's Lincoln Wylie raced 49-yards down the left sideline for a touchdown with 1:27 left in the third quarter, the Lancers bounced back with two fourth quarter touchdowns for the win.

Meichtry and running back Charlie O'Dwyer led the way as Central went 52-yards in 11 plays after the Knights scored.

Key plays in the drive were Meichtry rolling left and hitting a sliding O'Dwyer for a first down on third and five at mid-field.

A 14-yard run by O'Dwyer, gave Central a first and 10 at the 20.

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Greendale, Southridge owner sign agreement on mall improvements

Aug. 25, 2011 12:10 p.m. | The Village of Greendale announced Thursday the official closing of its agreement with Southridge Mall owner Simon Property Group on renovations to the mall, and the village's role in helping finance them.

“The closing of this agreement is one more critical step toward officially renovating and transforming Southridge,” said village President John Hermes, in a statement.

The work to renovate the mall for a new Macy's department store, and make other improvements, has already started.

The $52.5 million project was announced in May.

The Village Board in December agreed to give $10 million to Simon to help finance the work.

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South Milwaukee Walmart plan back in play

Aug. 22, 2011 10:48 a.m. | Plans for a combined Walmart discount store and supermarket in South Milwaukee are back in play, with the developer and a landowner working to resolve issues that had delayed the proposal.

Gatlin Development Co., which would build the store and lease it to Walmart, again has a pending purchase contract for a 6.5-acre site that would help accommodate the store, Walmart spokeswoman Lisa Nelson said Monday morning.

That land, owned by an investment group affiliated with Briohn Building Co., would be combined with 3.5 acres owned by the city. The proposed site is west of Chicago Ave., one block south of College Ave.  

I reported in June that the project was on hold because of environmental cleanup costs tied to Briohn's parcel. Gatlin at that time allowed its purchase contract to lapse.

However, Nelson told me Walmart and Gatlin are now working to resolve those issues, and plan to submit a formal proposal to city officials by the end of September. She didn't have any further details, and I haven't yet reached Frank Gatlin of Gatlin Development.

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Davis era at Germantown begins with rout

Aug. 19, 2011 10:43 p.m. | Certainly new Germantown football coach Jake Davis will sleep a lot more easily this evening.

For after not getting a wink the night before his first game at the Warhawk helm, the team went out and rewarded his hard work with a through, almost immaculate 56-0 rout of Whitnall on parents' night Friday.

"I got a couple of hours this morning but that was about it," Davis chuckled afterward. "Just too much on the mind."

The players labored hard to ease their new coach's mind.

"No, no," said senior quarterback Josh Mongan, who was eight of 11 this night for 139 yards and two TDs. "You never want to start a new coach on a bad note. It felt great. We needed to get it done right for him (Davis)."

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Turnovers guide Franklin past Greendale

Aug. 19, 2011 10:21 p.m. | Visiting Franklin capitalized on three Greendale turnovers, including a fumble that senior linebacker Nate McCarthy returned 21 yards for a touchdown, to earn a 17-10 victory Friday in the 2011 season opener.

Greendale running back Mike Scheidt broke outside and raced down the left sideline for a 55-yard touchdown to pull the Panthers within seven, but the Sabers prevailed after four straight Greendale incompletions from their own 27-yard-line.

We're tweeting live tonight from high school football games, and you can too

Aug. 19, 2011 10:04 a.m. | You can follow the opening Friday night of high school football action as Journal Sentinel, NOW and Lake Country reporters tweet from high school football games throughout the area.

You can add to our coverage of the games by sending your own tweets with the tag #wisfb to add it to our running feed.

After the games, check out the football scoreboard and statistics page, produced in partnership with

Before the games begin, you can take a look at the prospects for area teams in our football preview stories, which are featured on the Suburban Sports Roundup page.

Man killed in Oak Creek car crash identified

Aug. 17, 2011 4:32 p.m. | A 79-year-old man killed in a three-car collision was identified Wednesday as Walter Lara of Oak Creek, according to the Dane County medical examiner's office.

Authorities received a call about the wreck near the intersection of S. Chicago Road and E. Oakshire Drive at 6:53 a.m. Tuesday, according to Oak Creek police. A 60-year-old South Milwaukee man and a 20-year-old Oak Creek man were involved in the accident but were uninjured.

Emergency personnel attempted to resuscitate the 79-year-old, but he died at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation.

Oak Creek man killed in car crash Tuesday

Aug. 16, 2011 2:46 p.m. | A 79-year-old Oak Creek man was killed in a three-car collision in Oak Creek Tuesday morning.

Authorities received a call about the wreck near the intersection of S. Chicago Road and E. Oakshire Drive at 6:53 a.m., according to Oak Creek police. A 60-year-old South Milwaukee man and a 20-year-old Oak Creek man were involved in the accident but were uninjured.

Emergency personnel attempted to resuscitate the 79-year-old, but he died at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation.

Better Business Bureau warns of asphalt scammers

Aug. 12, 2011 5:08 p.m. | An asphalt paving contractor is using a false Oak Creek address and apparently scamming homeowners, according to a warning from Wisconsin's Better Business Bureau.

According to the warning, representatives of the James Joles Asphalt Paving have approached homeowners with cut-rate prices for "extra" asphalt leftover from other jobs.

The BBB stated customer complaints ranged from bad workmanship to damaged property. Money is required before the work.

To top it off, the address listed by the company, 6508 S. 27th St., Suite 9, #116, is the site of a UPS store that has nothing to do with the asphalt company.

"Unfortunately, we this type of scam arise every year when the weather warms up," said Ran Hoth, Wisconsin BBB president. "Their work is shoddy and customers can't reach them after they finish the job.

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Southridge Boston Store TIF to get Aug. 15 public hearing

Aug. 12, 2011 5:02 p.m. | A tax incremental financing district designed to support the renovation of the Southridge Mall Boston Store will get a public hearing before the Greendale Plan Commission at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Village Hall Board Room, 6500 Northway.

Focused on a $2 million developer incentive with possible additional support through public works improvement, the village's third TIF district within the past year would enhance Boston Store's commitment to renovate its store.

In spring of 2010, Greendale established TIF District 1 for construction of a $17 million, 90-unit senior housing complex just south of Southridge and last October established TIF District 2 to support a $52 million renovation of Southridge as part of the mall's plan to bring in a new Macy's department store in 2012.

Theft victim says culprit accompanied by monkey

Aug. 09, 2011 3:38 p.m. | The victim of a theft said the thief had a black "chimp-looking" monkey with them.

According to a Franklin police report:

A saw was stolen from a parking lot in the 7200 block of South 27th Street prior to 7 p.m. Aug. 3.

The victim said the monkey was with the thief or thieves.

The victim was advised to call police if he sees the monkey again.

Distinguished Young Women photo gallery now online

Aug. 08, 2011 8:29 a.m. | We've just published a photo gallery from this weekend's Distinguished Young Women of Wisconsin state finals, which were held in South Milwaukee.

The event, formerly known as Jr. Miss, featured young ladies from throughout the metropolitan area competing for the right to attend next year's national competition in Mobile, Ala.

Local competitors, who won their respective regional events, include: Abigail Rufer (Brookfield), Michelle Papala (Cudahy), Sarah Creegan (Elm Grove), Athylia Paremski (Franklin), CeCi Scheuber (Menomonee Falls), Gina Miliacca (Oak Creek), Allison Blochowicz (South Milwaukee), Emily Mixon (Hales Corners), Karlee Nimmer (Kewaunee), Amy Walsh (Sussex), and Becca Richter (Waukesha).

Go to photo gallery.

Franklin baseball celebration set

Aug. 07, 2011 2:27 p.m. | A special celebration of the Franklin baseball team's second straight WIAA state championship will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the high school gymnasium.

City elected officials will be present and the event is open to the public.

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