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Drunken driving crackdown nets four arrests in matter of hours

Aug. 28, 2012 5:58 p.m. | The city of Brookfield Police Department arrested four people for driving under the influence of intoxicants between 9:20 p.m. Friday and 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

"Obviously, this problem is not going away any time soon," Capt. Phil Horter said in a news release. "We will continue to aggressively attack this issue with on-duty personnel and utilizing additional personnel with grant funding provided to us (from state and federal government)."

The arrests:

A 42-year-old Pewaukee woman was arrested for her third offense of drunken driving at 9:21 p.m. Friday.

A 49-year-old Germantown man was arrested for drunken driving after he crashed his motorcycle on Moorland Road at 9:43 p.m. Friday.

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Germantown boys basketball team holds off Brookfield Central, 77-62

10:56 p.m. | It was just a season-opening game like any other Tuesday night, except it wasn't as now Mark Adams was the one directing the action in the second-ranked in state Germantown boys' basketball team's season-opening 77-62 decision over his old employer Brookfield Central.

"We played really hard and they played really hard," said Adams, who took over on an interim basis for coach Steve Showalter when Showalter took a a job as an assistant college coach at Lindenwood (Missouri) this spring. "We had a target on our back just like it'll be no matter where we go this season."

Adams was head coach at Central for many seasons until two years ago when he retired. Showalter called him out of retirement last season to be his top assistant and he even served as head coach for some games last year when Showalter had to deal with an injury related to his police work.

But Adams was in no mood in nostalgia, only looking forward, as the returning state runner-up Warhawks still have some big expectations this season and Central was just the first roadblock in the way.

"I wasn't sure what it would be like doing this," Adams said "I was a little apprehensive. The guys were anxious too after two weeks of not playing anybody else except themselves (except for one scrimmage)."

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Brookfield Central girls basketball team whips Whitefish Bay, Little Chute

12:53 p.m. | Coach Mallory Liebl's Brookfield Central girls basketball team won their first two games of the season last week by 14 and 31 points over Whitefish Bay (60-46) and Little Chute (61-30), respectively, to go into this week with a 2-1 record.

The Lancers will open the Greater Metro Conference schedule Friday, Dec. 4, at Menomonee Falls and then play preseason favorite Divine Savior Holy Angels on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at home. Both games are at 7:30 p.m.

Whitefish Bay

The Lancers crushed the Blue Dukes, 60-46, at Whitefish Bay on Nov. 24 to get their first win of the season.

Liebl had all 10 players get on the scoreboard as Central took at 30-12 lead at halftime and never looked back.

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Initial Reaction Podcast: Would it be OK to see state-football games played other than in Madison?

12:13 p.m. | The guys take a last look back at state-championship football and agree that the title games could stand to move elsewhere, out of Camp Randall in Madison. Plus, a look at where the bright spots might be in the overall Wisconsin sports malaise and JP gets a little bit of time to talk Iowa football.

Brookfield East girls can't overcome poor start

12:10 p.m. | The Brookfield East girls basketball team dug a hole they couldn't get out of on Nov. 24 at Appleton North and dropped a 60-50 nonconference decision, their first loss of the year.

The Lightning jumped out to a 32-20 halftime advantage, and the Spartans bounced back to outscore them, 30-28, in the second half, but it was too little, too late.

"Appleton North is a very athletic team," East coach Michael Goodman said. "They are very similar to us in their style of play. We came out a little flat, and that was the difference in the game. We did not want to give them any open 3s, and they came out and drained five in the first half of the first half."

Settled down

Goodman called a timeout with the score, 21-8, and East outscored them, 42-39, the rest of the game and only gave up three more 3-pointers.

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Brookfield/CMH Stars hockey team wins 2 of 3 at Sheboygan Tournament

12:05 p.m. | The Brookfield/Catholic Memorial Stars went 2-1 and took third place out of eight teams at the Sheboygan Tournament at the Sheboygan Blue Line Ice Arena over the weekend.

The Stars beat Stevens Point Pacelli, 2-0, on Nov 27, lost to Kenosha, 7-5, on Nov. 28 and then beat Grafton, 5-2, on Nov. 29.

One of the Stars' highlights was senior Patrick McKnight (CMH), who was named to the all-tournament team.

Goalkeeper Nick Davis (CMH) was 14-for-14 defending the goal, and the defense blanked Pacelli on Friday to open the tournament.

Ron Butzen (Brookfield East) scored off a pass from Adam Weiner (Brookfield Central) at 13 minutes, 19 seconds for a 1-0 lead after one period. Then at 8:40 of the second quarter, Kevin Hill (BE) scored off a pass from Marcus Oleson (BC).

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Brookfield Glacier girls hockey team loses, ties, wins in busy weekend

11:56 a.m. | The Brookfield Glacier girls hockey team made some nice progress over the weekend at the Mullett Ice Center, losing to the Bay Area Ice Bears, 9-0, on Nov. 27 in their opener, tying Beaver Dam, 5-5, that same day and beating Beaver Dam, 5-2, on Nov. 29.

According to coach Chris Frantz, the girls had to get rid of the butterflies Friday.

"We had lost 9-0; it was our first game of the year so the girls were a little nervous," said. "By the third period, our girls started to understand what we had to do to get it out of our zone. We only had four shots on their goalie. All the girls played well; we were just nervous and had to get those butterflies out of our system."

Glacier goalie Grace Elliot played great as Green Bay had 40 shots on Grace and only let in nine.

Beaver Dam tie

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Brookfield Central boys basketball team drops opener at Waukesha North

11:51 a.m. | The Brookfield Central boys basketball team got off to a slow start and couldn't recover, dropping their opener, 62-52, at Waukesha North on Nov. 25.

"We were down by five with 2:45 left in the first half, and then they went on a run and took at 31-16 lead at halftime," a disappointed Central coach Dan Wandrey said. "We played a little better in the second half."

The Lancers outscored the Northstars, 36-31, but it was too little too late.

"We started scoring — actually Andrew Bruggink started scoring — and we actually cut it to five," Wandrey said. "With about 3:30, we missed an open look, and they came down and hit a 3, and then it was a 6-10 point the rest of the way."

Bruggink scored 32 of Central's 52 points as he had a good scoring opening game. He hit 13-of-22 shots (59 percent) from the field and was 4-for-5 from the free-throw line and 2-for-6 from the 3-point mark. He also had five rebounds and two assists.

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Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in November

11:00 a.m. | Sometimes you're just looking for a little positivity.

And we hope to deliver that to you with a roundup of positive and uplifting stories from suburban Milwaukee and the Lake Country area. The following stories were published in the past month, and they feature stories that could warm your heart as the holiday season hits its stride.

Menomonee Falls students honored for helping elderly neighbor who was pinned under her vehicle


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Brookfield Academy: Dec. 3, 2015

Nov. 30, 2015 12:27 p.m. |

Girls Basketball

The Blue Knights (2-1) traveled to St. Francis on Nov. 24 for their first conference matchup, winning an 89-29 decision. Theresa Wichserand Anika Washburnled the team in scoring with 18 and 16 points, respectively, followed by Jennie Novak with 15. Washburn also achieved a double-double in points and steals.

Everyone on the team contributed to the offense, and the team boxed out and moved the ball well. BA looks to continue its winning record. Having hosted HOPE Christian on Dec. 1, they travel to Milwaukee Vincent on Thursday, Dec. 3.

— Erika Schlagenhauf,

Student Reporter

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Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players

Swanson Elementary Cub Scouts to collect donations for seventh annual Ben Levie Toy Drive

Nov. 30, 2015 10:11 a.m. | Swanson Elementary's Cub Scout Pack 23 will once again be collecting donations for the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin during its seventh annual Ben Levie Toy Drive.

The annual toy drive commemorates Ben Levie, a Swanson student and a Pack 23 scout who died in 2009 after battling a long illness.

Donations of new toys, gently used books, gift cards, card games and markers can be dropped off in the Swanson lobby, 305 N. Calhoun Road. Donations can also be given at Crossover Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, 11931 W. Bluemound Road, and First Weber Realtors, 17345 W. Bluemound Road.

Donated toy items must be new, unwrapped and latex-free.

For more information, contact Jeff DePons at jdepons@yahoo.com or Maurice Levie at maurice.levie@gmail.com.


Nov. 25, 2015 12:23 p.m. |

Treis wins USTA/ITA Midwest Region Championship

Michael Treis, a Brookfield Central graduate and senior on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men's tennis team, won the doubles championship at the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Region Championships at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

Treis and Jake Humphreys (Kenosha, Wis.Tremper) and Michael Treis (Brookfield, Wis./Central), who entered the weekend as the top seed in the draw, won their semifinal match and claimed the title on a third-set super tiebreaker. By winning the championship, Humphreys and Treis earn All-America accolades and will compete in the USTA/ITA Small College National Championships on Oct. 15-18 in Sumter, S.C.

Treis is majoring in communication.

Klingaman to compete for UW-Whitewater

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Glacier girls hockey to return eight players

Nov. 25, 2015 12:22 p.m. | The Brookfield Glacier girls hockey team will open the season on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 27-28, playing Arrowhead in a two-day tournament at the Mullet Center.

Coach Chris Frantz will have eight returning players and seven newcomers.

"I am really looking forward to this season," he said. "Last year we did not have the numbers (amount of the girls) for a full team and this year we do. I am really excited for this year I also know the team is also really excited.

"I know we will be competitive this year. The girls have a great attitude for the season. I think everyone will see a different Glacier Team this year."

Returning will be three Brookfield Central players — Victoriya Tarakanova, Téalin Robinson and Emma Cairns — two Mukwonago players Alyssa Ragon and Lauren Ragon.

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Scorecard: Elmbrook Swim Club

Nov. 25, 2015 12:22 p.m. |


Patriots Welcome to Winter Invite

Pleasant Prairie Rec Plex, Nov. 13-15

Highlights — The Senior 1-2 groups competed at a very high level against some good competition as 28 athletes took part. Over 50 lifetime bests were posted. Congratulations to Emma Schaetz who achieved her 200 Butterfly NCSA Junior National standard on Sunday. The Senior 3 group had 27 swimmers who finished the meet with 79 new best times. The following results reflect the top three finishes.

Men's Open: Ben Attenberger (age 16) — first in 200 breast-stroke, second in 100 breast and 400 Individual medley (IM); Connor Rumpit (age 17) — first in 200 butterfly, second in 1000 freestyle.

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Brookfield/Catholic Memorial boys hockey team co-op begins fourth season

Nov. 25, 2015 12:21 p.m. | The Brookfield Central/Brookfield East/Catholic Memorial boys hockey co-op will be beginning it's fourth season with plenty of experience returning.

The Stars lost leading scorer of past two years Riley Keays, a first-team All-Conference choice and MVP to graduation.

The Stars will be returning 17 letter winners from their 12-12-2 team, which was fifth place (3-3) in the Classic 8 Conference.

"We play in a tough conference and we know each game will be very competitive," assistant coach Matt Shapiro said. "Our success will be directly related to our ability to adapt to a 'team-first' mentality. If we can accomplish that and really focus on improving each day, I believe we'll have more opportunities to win games this year."

Five Brookfield Central skaters are seniors Steven Klein and Marcus Oleson, juniors Joey Schindler and Adam Weiner and sophomore Blake Fehermann.

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