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Wilson and Stone lead Dominican to state basketball title

March 09, 2013 2:50 p.m. | Going back to last fall and the first game loss to Little Chute, maybe the Dominican boys basketball team was just the Duane Wilson and Diamond Stone show.

But in the mind of Wilson, the 6-2 silky-smooth guard who will head to Marquette next fall, it's become so much more than that, even after Wilson's 26 points and Stone's 22 led the Knights to their second straight WIAA State Division 4 championship with a 57-44 win over a game Aburndale squad this afternoon at the Kohl Center in Madison.

"Back then, everybody else on the team were looking for me and Diamond to do everything," Wilson said. "Now they have more confidence. They're looking to do more things on their own. It's not just Diamond and Duane anymore."

"It's the Dominican Knights."

Wilson was being a bit modest, for included in his efforts, was the fact that he almost single-handedly held the Apaches off in the fourth quarter, scoring all 14 of the Knights' points.

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WIAA boys basketball state tournament photo gallery updated

March 09, 2013 9:57 a.m. | MyCommunityNOW has just updated Peter Zuzga's WIAA boys basketball state tournament photo gallery with images from the Division 1 semifinals.

Germantown and Mukwonago will meet in tonight's Division 1 championship game after defeating Oshkosh North and King in semifinal contests. The title game is set to begin shortly after the conclusion of the Division 2 championship game, which is at 6:35 p.m and features Wisconsin Lutheran against Pulaski.

NOW will update the photo gallery tonight with photos from the Division 1 championship and the Division 4 title game between Dominican and Auburndale.

WIAA boys basketball state tournament photo gallery

WIAA state tournament preview/schedule

NOW Newspapers wins 22 awards in state contest

March 08, 2013 10:54 p.m. | NOW Newspapers, publisher of Wauwatosa NOW and seven other suburban weekly newspapers, was presented with 22 awards Friday at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association annual convention in Madison.

The Better Newspapers Contest recognizes the top journalism in the state. Eligible entries were published between Sept. 1, 2011, and Aug. 31, 2012.

Wauwatosa NOW took first place in General Web Excellence and took first and second in Web Special Project, recognizing its online All-Suburban Football Team and Act 10 coverage.

NOW Newspapers also won the following honors:

Continuing Web Coverage, second, South Shore NOW

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Ozaukee County Board applicants sought after Marchese resigns

March 08, 2013 9:38 a.m. | The resignation of Supervisor Patrick Marchese of Mequon opens a seat on the Ozaukee County Board.

Board Chairman Lee Schlenvogt is seeking applicants to fill the vacant 19th District seat.

Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. March 27. Interviews will be scheduled March 28 and 29.

For information, call Schlenvogt at (262) 284-5728 or County Administrator Tom Meaux at (262) 284-8201.

Schlenvogt will nominate a district resident to the County Board for approval. The board likely will appoint someone to fill the vacancy at an April 3 meeting.

Video: Daykin discusses Lakewood Building in Shorewood

March 08, 2013 9:33 a.m. | Business reporter Tom Daykin talks about Shorewood's efforts to renovate the Lakewood building, which some had called the ugliest building in Shorewood, and how the investment hasn't quite paid off.

 

Whitefish Bay can't keep pace with Pius

March 07, 2013 11:41 p.m. | When your team sometimes has trouble generating a consistent offense, the last thing you as a coach want to see is a slow start.

That, however, is exactly what befell the Whitefish Bay girls basketball team in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal game on Thursday evening, and the Blue Dukes paid dearly for it.

They fell behind Pius XI ,9-0, in the first 4 minutes, then spent the rest of the game trying to play catchup, which is usually not their forte.

Bay fought back to within four points but could not get over the hump and eventually lost, 46-30.

Pius improved to 22-3 and will take on New Berlin Eisenhower (23-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Brookfield Central in a sectional championship contest. Bay ends its season at 16-9.

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Wilson clutch as Dominican heads into another state final

March 07, 2013 11:19 p.m. |

If there was ever a panic time this season for Whitefish Bay Dominican, it may have been at halftime of the Division 4 state semifinal against undefeated Cuba City on Thursday night at the Kohl Center. Duane Wilson had just two points, and the Knights were down three.

Wilson was not going to let his team down. The senior erupted for 17 points in the second half to power Dominican to a 55-47 win, punching the Knights' ticket to the state final for the second straight year.

Dominican now plays Auburndale (26-1) at 12:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon as the Knights shoot for back-to-back state titles, a feat they last accomplished in 2004 and 2005.

“I told the guys we might not be where we want to be at halftime,” said Dominican coach Derek Berger. “But at the end we will be. I think we started to wear them down at the end.”

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Nicolet home to five students with perfect ACT scores

March 04, 2013 11:51 a.m. | ACT Inc. has a standard response for how uncommon it is for students to earn a perfect 36 composite score on its national college admissions exam: Out of more than a million test-takers across the country, less than one-tenth of 1% earn that score.

This year, Nicolet High School is playing host to an unusually large number of them.

Superintendent Rick Monroe said Monday that two students from the Class of 2012  learned earlier this year they scored a 36 on the exam: Nancy Gao and Annie Jen, who is 15 (her twin brother, senior William Jen, who has also accelerated his high-school studies, scored a 35).

Earlier this year, Nicolet junior Ben Lawton learned he scored a 36.

And now, Monroe said he's been informed by ACT that two more juniors earned perfect scores: twin sisters Alexandra Heuer and Rachel Heuer.

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