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.
Brookfield Central's girls golf coach Brian Scrobel and girls tennis coach Dave Steinbach pretty much block off the first two weeks of the month of October. Why? Because the Lady Lancers are heading to state once again this year.
You see, this is the 13th straight season the girls have gone to state for tennis and 7th in a row for the golfers.
The Central girls won the Kenosha Bradford Sectional on Tuesday and will take part in the WIAA State Tournament Monday and Tuesday at University Ridge in Verona. Kelly Coakley (79) and Trica Mark (81) were third and tied for fifth, respectively on the Maplecrest Country Club course, Chelsey McCoy (91), Marissa Schlagenhauf (91) and Amy Wareham (98) were the other Central linksters.
This girls are so good that they have played much better than they did on Tuesday and still won by 11 strokes over Greater Metro Conference rival DSHA. I thought I could relate to the job they did, because I've shot in the 90's before, but then I found out they play 18 holes, not nine like I did.
The second-ranked Lady Lancers, after being upset in the GMC tnournament last week, came back and dominated the Waukesha South Sectional on Wednesday. Central qualified for team state in a few weeks and qualified two singles and two doubles teams for individual state next weekend.
No. 1 Brittany Skemp and No. 2 Rebecca Nelson qualified at singles and Laura Edwards/Allie Porrit and Nicole Spiel/Rebecca Wenzel qualified at both No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. There is a seeding meeting Friday night to see who else makes it as special qualifiers.