Shorewood High School Principal Matt Joynt will become the new assistant superintendent of educational services in the
Joynt will leave the Shorewood
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Music filled Humboldt Park once again in Bay View's latest Chill on the Hill concert, even if it was a little chilly for summer.
But photos, videos and tweets filled the social media sphere as musicgoers shared their experiences. Read our social media story of last night's Chill on the Hill, which featured American Legion Band.
When a conference title is on the line, style points, lovely plays and awe-inspiring effort sometimes don't mean a darn thing.
Sometimes, as in the case with the Germantown baseball team and its quest for a second straight North Shore Conference crown and the the less than striking 6-5 victory it pulled out over visiting Whitefish Bay Tuesday night, ugly is good too.
Because in the fifth inning, the Warhawks did everything they could to throw away this game, but eventually they rallied to win, when Ben Eggert scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh.
"I have so much respect for Coach (Jay) Wojcinski (of Bay)" said Germantown coach Jeff Wolf. "You just hate to win that way, but given the circumstances, we'll certainly take it."
With the win, the Warhawks' magic number at clinching a share of its second straight NSC title drops to one. They are 12-3 in league play and are two games up in the loss column over Cedarburg (12-5) which broke a tie for second in the league when it pulled out a 7-6 victory over Homestead.» Read Full Article
New Berlin Eisenhower's Katie Lang led the Lions to a 16-4 mark this season while striking out 147 batters in 95 innings, hurling a pair of no-hitters and knocking in 19 runs from her spot in the middle of the order.
Those accomplishments led to a selection as the NOW All-Suburban Softball Player of the Year, as voted by the NOW Newspapers sports staff.
She is joined on the team by Menomonee Falls coach Nick Heiting, the All-Suburban Softball Coach of the Year. He led the Indians to a 19-5 mark after taking the team over on an interim basis.
You can see the rest of the team and more at the NOW 2013 All-Suburban Softball Team page.
Whitefish Bay — The people spoke, and the government listened.
After an hour-and-a-half-long tumult of criticism and outrage from residents, the Village Board on Monday unanimously struck down a project that would have repaired sewer laterals connected to nearly 400 homes on the southern end of Whitefish Bay. In total, the sewer rehab work would have cost about $1.6 million, with property owners paying for their own lateral repairs at an estimated individual cost of $2,500 to $7,000.
This first set of nearly 400 laterals, concentrated in what is called Milwaukee River basin 1203, would have been the first area to receive lateral repairs, after which the village would have repaired laterals across all of Whitefish Bay over the next 15 years. The board's actions Monday create a domino effect whereby village-wide lateral repairs are removed entirely from the village's 15-year capital improvement plan.
Though all trustees except Carl Fuda had come into the meeting expecting to approve the work, they eventually conceded to the standing-room-only crowd that criticized the project and urged the board to call it off, many times driving the criticisms home with thunderous applause.» Read Full Article
Fox Point — Citing a projected $250,000 budget deficit in the upcoming 2013-14 school year, the Fox Point-Bayside School Board last week chose a middle-ground middle school schedule which makes a modest impact on district finances.
District administrators and School Board members have come under fire since, in April, considering a schedule which would have altered programs like physical education, art, technology and music — known colloquially as "specials" — to accommodate state recommendations for increased math time and a federal requirement for increased one-on-one time between students and teachers. Since then, the board has rescinded seven of 10 potential layoffs for the coming year and backed off on the more controversial aspects of the schedule presented in April.
Of that schedule, only the "flex" period for increased one-on-one time remains; board members have decided to put a humanities-based, problem-solving program referred to as STEM on hold until next year.
The decision to finally settle on a schedule hinged largely on staffing costs. Board members opted for a plan which adds 0.3 of a full-time-equivalency of eighth-grade reading instruction to band teacher Stephanie Traska's teaching load instead of hiring a full-time person.
"It would be irresponsible," board member Tim Melchert said of adding a full-timer to a budget already in the red, "just making things worse in future years."» Read Full Article
"Have you ever seen a high school pitcher with a 40-inning scoreless streak?"
That was the casual aside that veteran Homestead baseball coach Ernie Millard threw out after finishing intereviews Monday night, after his ace Colten Poellinger shut out Grafton, 4-0, running his record to 7-0 and helping keep his team in the North Shore race in the final week of the regular season.
Poellinger has not been scored upon in the NSC campaign and has allowed only two runs all season.
But despite throwing six innings of two-hit ball with 11 strikeoutes, just two walks and just one hit batter, he was not impressed with himself this evening.
"It wasn't a pretty game," he said, "...I was losing a little control of the fastball, so I had to go to the off-speed pitches a little more so I could get back in (control of) the count."» Read Full Article
The Whitefish Bay High School football program will honor Blue Duke players who have made the NFL with a ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday outside of the weightroom on the second floor of the fieldhouse.
Then and there the framed and professionally mounted jersies of Randy Dean (former quarterback of the New York Giants), Mike Schneck (former Pro Bowl long snapper who played with Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Atlanta); and current New York Jets linebacker Nick Bellore, will be unveiled.
It will henceforth be known as Bay's "Pro Football Wall of Fame."
Blue Duke football coach Jim Tietjen is hoping to have all three former Bay stars on hand for the ceremony that will include the high school team as well as players from the Blue Dukes' youth program.