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Germantown edges Brookfield Central in softball sectional final

June 02, 2013 2:24 p.m. | Just when it looked like the momentum shifted back to Brookfield Central, Germantown senior Felicia Kons took it right back with one swing of the bat.

In an outstanding pitching duel between Central freshman Crystal Sicard and Germantown’s Amanda Witzlib, the sectional championship game at Brookfield East on May 30 looked like it was headed for extra innings.

Sophomore Haley Johnson led off the bottom of the sixth inning with Sicard’s only walk of the game, but Central’s all-star catcher Carly Sobrilsky picked her off first base with a rifle throw. Junior Erika Berry then struck out and the Lancers had momentum squarely on their side.

But then Kons came to the plate — she had a strikeout and a flyball in her first two appearances. And the lefthanded hitter took an outside pitch and deposited over the wall in left centerfield for a 1-0 lead.

“After five innings I felt the game was going to go into overtime, extra innings,” Fons said. “The pitch was a little outside, but it felt great when I hit it. I ran it out and when everyone cheered I knew it was a homer.”

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2013 WIAA State Track and Field photo gallery updated

June 02, 2013 10:47 a.m. | MyCommunityNOW.com has just updated its photo gallery of the 2013 WIAA State Track & Field Meet in La Crosse with more images from Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The Brookfield East boys team captured its third consecutive Division 1 title, edging Green Bay Preble, 51-50. Shorewood won the Division 2 boys title and Saint Mary's Springs the D3 title. Kenosha Tremper, East Troy and Edgar won the girls titles.

Results from this year's meet are available at the WIAA State Meet official results page.

You can see a photo gallery of the 2012 state track and field meet here.

Brookfield East claim third straight Division 1 title

June 01, 2013 11:49 p.m. | La Crosse — When the comeback was officially complete, they all held three fingers into the sky.

The official "three-peat" signal, Brookfield East senior Brad Johnson told his teammates, is when you touch your thumb and index finger together. And holding that "three-peat," runners saluted each other, hollered and celebrated the fact they're the standard for boys track and field in the state of Wisconsin.

With a thrilling win in the meet's final event Saturday — the 1,600 relay — the Spartans won their third straight WIAA Division 1 track and field championship.

"Since last year ended, we've been saying, 'Three-peat, three-peat, three-peat,'" said Johnson, who anchored the relay. "That was our whole mind-set. We trained for this all winter, all summer, all fall, every season."

And it took heart-stopping theatrics to get it done. Heading into the final event, Brookfield East trailed Green Bay Preble by seven points in the team standings. Both schools had groups competing in the relay and both were seeded in the middle of the pack. But when the Spartans needed to be perfect, they were.

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Brookfield Central students disciplined for bullying

May 29, 2013 10:41 a.m. | Five Brookfield Central students were given warning by police and received school sanctions last week for harassing other students in school and through social media.

Principal Don LaBonte was careful not to divulge too much information in order to protect the identities of the juveniles involved.

"It was just some very nasty communication directed toward a couple of kids and it was unacceptable," he said. "We dealt with it strongly."

LaBonte would not say the extent of disciplinary action he enforced. Administrators learned of the incidents last week and reported them to police May 17.

According to Elmbrook's prohibition of bullying policy, in a situation where bullying occurs off school property or on a non-school computer but is brought to the attention of school officials, disciplinary action is based on whether the conduct is determined to disrupt or prevent a safe and positive educational or work environment.

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Man charged after attempted armed abduction in Brookfield parking lot

May 28, 2013 9:09 a.m. | A 32-year-old Milwaukee man was charged with endangering safety/negligent handling of a weapon, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon, all repeat offenses, May 16 in Waukesha County Circuit Court after allegedly pointing a gun at a man in a Brookfield parking lot.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Aug. 16, 2012, Brookfield police responded to a call of a man with a gun at a business in the 1500 block of Commerce Avenue.

A man involved in the incident, the ex-brother-in-law of the suspect, told police he had just gotten into his car when a man, later identified as John Binter (right), opened the door and demanded that the man "get the (expletive) out of the car."

 The man refused and Binter raised his shirt, showed the man what appeared to be a pistol and told the man to get out of his car and get into Binter's, which was parked next to the man's car.

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