The Nicolet baseball team could get used to this one-run win thing.
Because a week after losing three such games in a row, the Knights rallied from three runs down in the sixth inning to pull out a 7-6 eight-inning decision over North Shore leader Germantown on Thursday night at Stormonth Field.
It was the second such one-run decision in favor of Nicolet this week following a 2-1 win over Cedarburg on Monday and it is was definitely something that first-year coach Jason Grodsky would love to see more of.
"Yeah, it's a lot more fun being on this side of the equation," he said. The Knights improved to 5-7 in league play and 8-12 overall, while Germantown fell to 9-3 in league play falling into a virtually tie with Homestead and Cedarburg (both 10-4).
Grodsky worked hard to rally the troops after Germantown scored twice in the top of the fifth to take a 6-3 lead. The Warhawks got an RBI single from Joey Sykora and then Ben Eggert scored on the back end of a double-steal. In the fourth, shortstop Jordan Kuczynski had broken a 3-all tie with a two-out RBI single.» Read Full Article
Fox Point — David Smulyan, an active member of the Bayside community, was unanimously selected by the Fox Point-Bayside School Board today to fill the vacancy left by former board President Debbie Friberg.
Friberg moved in mid-June to Charlotte, N.C. Five-year board member Alice Lawton was selected by the board to succeed Friberg as president. Smulyan will fill Friberg's seat through April, 2014, at which point the spring election will decide who serves the remainder of Friberg's term through April, 2015. Lawton and board member Tim Melchert will be up for re-election in April, 2014, as well.
Before they made their choice, board members lauded all five community members who had applied for Friberg's seat: Kelly Greer Levin, Dann Jacobson, Kim Mangarelli, Thomas Hayssen and Smulyan. Hayssen and Smulyan both ran unsuccessfully in the spring election, taking in 21 percent of the vote each.
"I don't think we can make a bad choice," board member Michael Weidner said.
Smulyan is the founder and president of management consulting company Optimal Solutions Squared, a Bayside Planning Commissioner and member of the district's Parent Advisory Council.» Read Full Article
When it became clear the board wasn't going to act on the uniforms, Superintendent Deb Kerr implored board members to avoid the uniform section of the policy and approve another section which references "a culture of excellence."
"It doesn't say uniforms, but it talks about what we're trying to instill," Kerr said. "This pride of personal appearance."
The board decided to hold off on that section of the policy as well.
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Mequon will host a special election in September to fill the vacant District 1 aldermanic seat on the Common Council, city officials decided Tuesday.
The seat was left vacant after Mayor Dan Abendroth won both seats in the April election and he chose the mayoral position. The special election for District 1 residents will be held Sept. 10. If there are more than two candidates in the running, a primary election will be held Aug. 13.
A special meeting was called Tuesday after the Mequon Common Council had previously failed to select a candidate by the required five-vote majority.
The election will cost the city $2,765. That cost will double if there is a primary.
Whitefish Bay — "I am an author completely by accident. No kidding," writes Whitefish Bay native Steven Hirst in the intro of his memoir "Still Standing."
Hirst, a retired Air Force major, writes of the life which was halved by a tragic accident into the "before" and "after" eras. Before, he was a basketball star at Whitefish Bay High School and the United States Air Force Academy, a fighter jet pilot who, strapped into the cockpit of an F-15, regularly shattered the sound barrier, and a family man.
On Jan. 13, 1996, while returning from a grocery trip to the Air Force base in Anchorage, Alaska, Hirst hit a patch of black ice while taking a turn, careening off the road and wrapping his car around a pole. Outwardly Hirst was fine, almost without a scratch, yet inside his brain had been seriously damaged.
That day began the long and arduous battle with a traumatic brain injury which at first confined Hirst to a wheelchair, that has hindered his speech and even at times precipitated mistreatment and ridicule from strangers.
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Thiensville — Plans for a beer garden in Thiensville Village Park will likely have to wait until next year.
In early-May the Village Board approved in concept a beer garden supplied and operated by Glendale-based Sprecher Brewing Company, though an official proposal hadn't come forward yet. Since then, having received some pressure and blow back from members of the Ozaukee County Tavern League, Sprecher hasn't yet submitted a proposal. Bob and Amy Ollman, co-owners of downtown Thiensville bar and grille Remington's River Inn, have since submitted their own proposal for a Village Park beer garden.
Focused on Sprecher
Trustee David Lange, who first brought the idea of a Sprecher beer garden before the Committee of the Whole in April, said he expects the village in the fall to solicit proposals for a Village Park beer garden — though an approved beer garden wouldn't open until 2014.
"We voted on (conceptual approval) in May, pending the proposal (from Sprecher,) which hasn't come in," Lange said. "I don't anticipate voting on anything for this year."» Read Full Article
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Homestead senior pitcher Colten Poellinger, who has made throwing shutouts look easy this summer, labored a little bit Monday night against archrival Whitefish Bay.
But for the second game in a row, he had sophomore Trevor Cho by his side, as Cho cracked a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to beat the Blue Dukes, 2-0.
Last week, Cho had a game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth in a 1-0 Homestead win over Slinger that was also authored by Poellinger.
The first thing Homestead coach Ernie Millard did was praise both pitchers as Blue Duke sophomore Nick Lackney also blanked the Highlanders for six innings before giving way to Johnny Markwiese in the seventh.
"Both pitchers were unbelievable tonight," said Millard. "...I joked with Nick after the game 'Now you're all going to do us a favor and graduate two years early, right?' Sometimes he's had trouble with his control, but tonight was as good as I've seen him."» Read Full Article