Lancers kickers whip East, 2-0

June 08, 2013 7:52 p.m. | Brookfield Central's girls soccer team beat, Brookfield East, 2-0, on Saturday evening at Central to win the sectional semi-final and advance to the WIAA State Tournament on Thursday-Saturday next week.

Central scored 13 minutes, 12 seconds left into the game on a free kick by Sierra High. Central's Abby Miller was taken down by an East defender resulting in the opportunty.

Lined up to the left of the goal from 10 yards out, High drilled a shot into the top of the net over East goalkeeper Rachel Novak who leaped as high as she could.

Central's final goal came with seven minutes left when Miller led Lulu Zuba perfectly and the speedy sophomore outraced a Spartan defender and went one-on-one with Novak. As the helpless Novak came out to cut down on the shot, Zuba drilled it into the net to clinch the game.

But the key to the game came in the final seconds of the first half, when senior captain Jackie Wandt went to shoot a penalty kick.

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MUHS dominates Spartans in state tennis semi-finals

June 08, 2013 3:41 p.m. | Brookfield East improved as the tennis season went on, especially on the doubles side. But the Spartans just couldn't get to the level of powerful Marquette.

As a result, the Hilltoppers swept doubles as expected and then split the four singles matches, with freshmen Dave Horneffer and Doug Francken dominating with wins at No. 3 and N. 4 singles.

Senior Mike Ebsen/sophomore David Sinense at No. 3 doubles beat East senior Michael Wolff/sophomore Tyler Kendler (6-0, 7-5) in a tougher match than expected.

But MUHS No. 1 doubles of seniors CJ Armbrust/Jed Skeran handled juniors Ben Stewart/Jimmy Engelhart (6-4, 6-3).

In the longest and last doubles match finished, a key match, which would have taken the pressure off the Spartans to have to sweep singles to win, No. 2 doubles of senior Greg Raster/junior Austin Budiono battled sophomores Henry Termuehlen/Patrick Krill and won (6-0, 7-5).

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East netters blank Wausau East, 7-0

June 07, 2013 9:19 p.m. | Everything went like Brookfield East thought it would Friday night in the WIAA State Team Tennis quarter-finals, as the Spartans rolled over Wausau East, 7-0, at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison.

Felix Corwin on at No. 1 singles (7-0, 7-0), Tim Corwin won at No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-1), David Horneffer won at No. 3 (6-1, 6-0) and Doug Francken at No. (6-1, 6-0).

In doubles Ben Stewart/Tim Engelhart won (6-1, 6-1), Henry Termuehlmen/Patrick Krill won (6-0, 6-1) and Michael Wulff/Tyler Kender won (6-3, 6-2).

"I was very pleased," coach Linda Lied said. "It's hard to play an opponent weaker than you, because sometimes you play down to the level and play only as hard as you need to. 

"Our big speech was to come out hard and play focused right from the start. Our doubles did a really solid job with that, so they led the team. Everyone was playing tough tennis and they all got off the court really clean.

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Central nips Tosa East kickers, 1-0, on Kenney's goal

June 06, 2013 11:29 p.m. | Wauwatosa East won’t miss Brookfield Central senior Morgan Kenny.

It was Kenny who provided the only goal in Central’s 1-0 sectional semifinal victory over the Red Raiders on Thursday night – and it was also Kenny who provided the assist in the Lancers 1-0 win over East on May 13.

Kenny connected at the 20:02 mark off an assist from sophomore Emma Brauer. It was all the Lancers (14-5-3) needed to advance to Saturday’s final with Brookfield East, whom they defeated 2-0 on Saturday at Central.

“It’s something we worked on in practice all the time,” Central head coach Jason Burdge said. “It was off one of our throw-ins. We scored a few goals on it this year. In practice, we made a couple of tweaks on it and that’s how Morgan got in there.”

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Sheriff's report: 'Porn in the morn' among Butler Police Department's misdeeds

June 05, 2013 3:46 p.m. | Village of Butler - A Waukesha County Sheriff's investigation that compares the Butler Police Department to a college fraternity because of the behavior of some of its officers is expected to be released Thursday, according to sources familiar with the report.

The voluminous report includes summaries of the activities of five police officers including the retired police chief who participated in what one former police officer described as "porn in the morn." 

The officers, including the chief, occasionally viewed and emailed pornographic photos on village electronic equipment including computers and cellular telephones. In addition, the officers engaged in conversations that included sexually and racially offensive language, according to the report.

One of the officers has been referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney's office for possible prosecution. The sources declined to describe the potential severity of the charges that might be brought against the police officer.

Police Chief Michael Cosgrove, a 33 year veteran of the department, announced his retirement in the midst of the investigation.

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Pilot of crashed airplane appears unharmed

June 04, 2013 2:51 p.m. | The pilot of a small experimental airplane that crashed at the Capitol Drive Airport this afternoon is alert and appears to be uninjured, Fire Chief Charlie Myers said.

"He didn't appear to be in any distress whatsoever," Myers said of the pilot. However, the pilot is being evaluated by Brookfield paramedics.

The plane landed upside down in a marshy area, and was found in water about boot high. The circumstances of the crash are unknown at this time, Myers said.

Flight for Life and multiple area fire departments responded.

As of 2:45 p.m., the two-seater airplane was still on the airfield.

TMJ4: Small plane crashes in Brookfield

June 04, 2013 2:06 p.m. | Today'sTMJ4 is reporting a small plane has crashed near the Capitol Drive Airport in Brookfield.

Police and fire personnel are on the scene. No injuries have been reported.

Small plane reportedly crashes in Brookfield marsh

June 04, 2013 1:59 p.m. | A small plane has crashed near Brookfield's Capitol Airport, according to Waukesha County dispatch.

Brookfield police, who are handling the incident, wouldn't immediately confirm or comment on the crash.

The plane reportedly landed north of the airport in a marshy area, and the pilot is not injured.

County Executive Dan Vrakas to host Town Hall meetings

June 04, 2013 11:28 a.m. | Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas will hold three Town Hall meetings to help residents learn about the budget process and take input on decisions that will affect 2014 initiatives on the following dates:

·July 16, 6 p.m., Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., N16 W23250 Stone Ridge Dr. #1, Waukesha

·July 25, 9 a.m., Oconomowoc Community Center 220 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc

·July 29, 5 p.m. Waukesha County Courthouse, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Room 350, Waukesha

Specialized transportation will be available with a 72-hour notice and can be arranged by calling (262) 548-7828. For more information about the meetings, call the County Executive's Office at (262) 548-7902.

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