Tom "Sky" Skibosh covers the Wauwatosa, Brookfield and New Berlin prep scene for Community Newspapers. If something is going on in local sports, Sky has an opinion about it. If you agree or not with what Sky says, we want to see your comments.
Based on a couple things that happened over the weekend, the Greater Metro Conference race may include more than just preseason favorites Menomonee Falls and Divine Savior Holy Angels.
It looks like the talented Indians (3-1, 6-1) may be without the best player in the league (Janelle Gabrielsen) the rest of the way. The word going around the league this weekend is that Gabrielsen, who was suffering from what was believed to be shin splits, actually has fractures in her ankles, and will have surgery now so she will be able to honor her volleyball scholarship in the fall. The talented Indians will still be a force, but anyone missing a talent like Janelle is losing a lot.
I had a chance to see West Allis Hale's 54-53 victory over previously unbeaten (in the GMC) Brookfield Central Tuesday night and I think Huskie center Rick Wagner did Wauwatosa East a favor, sort of.
Wagner scored 20 points to spark the Huskies' upset of the Lancers (3-1) and moved Hale into a second-place tie in the Greater Metro Conference behind unbeaten Tosa East (5-0, 10-0). Wthout a doubt, he is the best big man I have seen so far this season.
Wauwatosa East boys basketball team plays three games this week, two against "rivals."
The Red Raiders (6-0, 11-0) travel to Brookfield Central tonight (4-1, 8-3) to face the Lancers, who next to Marquette, are Tosa East's biggest Greater Metro Conference rival. When Tosa East plays the Hilltoppers, it is no secret that there is not a lot of love between the teams (in most sports), despite the politically correct quotes the coaches give out.
With most athletes off until later this week because of exam week, let's take a look at some highlights from the past week in Brookfield and Wauwatosa prep sports.
Wauwatosa East's 160-pounder Nick Morin became the all-time winningest wrestler in Tosa history by winning four matches last week (103-34). He surpassed Jake Benedict's 102 victories from 2001-05.
If you have seen the Brookfield East girls' offense lying around somewhere, please give basketball coach Tara Schmitt a call.
The Lady Spartans, who were sitting pretty in the Greater Metro Conference race just a week ago with a 4-1 record, have dropped two straight games to West Allis schools, scoring 28 and 35 points in losses to Central and Hale. Tuesday night they have a huge game with first-place Brookfield Central.