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.
It is hard to believe that for some of the local swimmers and wrestlers, their season will come to an end on Saturday at the sectionals and regionals, respectively. Where did the season go to?
The Brookfield schools and the Wauwatosa co-op wrestling teams are taking part in the Waukesha North Regional on Saturday, while the Brookfield Barracudas and Tosa Hurricanes co-op swim teams take part in the Waukesha South Sectional, with diving on Friday and swimming on Saturday.
On the basketball front, the Brookfield Central girls (12-0, 17-1) travel to Tosa East (2-10, 4-12) this Friday and then travel to the band box at Divine Savior Holy Angels (11-1, 15-2) to determine who will win or share the GMC championship. Tosa West (7-4, 9-6) is battling Ike (8-2) and Pewaukee (8-4) for the Woodland title.
On the boys side, Tosa East (10-1, 14-3) has three tough matches at Brookfield Central (6-4, 9-6), Hamilton (7-4, 9-7) and at Marquette (9-1, 13-2) with the GMC title on the line. You can bet after this Friday, Tosa East fans will be cheering for the Lancers, who play the Hilltoppers on Feb. 17 and Feb. 20. Coach David Cooks has done a great job with his Marquette squad this season.
Tosa West coach Mike Landisch has his team playing exciting (7-4, 7-8) basketball, but the Trojans are going to have to close out more games if they want to catch Ike (9-1), Pewaukee (9-2) and Brown Deer (8-4). Without a doubt, watching Ray Sterling, Bendell Lee, Sam Krenzien, Andy Minkley and Barry Ballinger has given me plenty of thrills this season - more wins would be nice also.
SPECIAL HEADSUP --- Andy Minkley has come up big for the Trojans the past couple of weeks. The veteran senior guard is not afraid to take the big shot and his defense has been outstanding the last couple of games I have covered. Brookfield Central sophomore Valerie Rose Agnello, a 5-10 sophomore forward, has now started putting the ball in the hoop for the Lady Lancers. Agnello, an excellent defender and rebounder, gives Central another threat - which is like giving an octopus another tentacle. Watch out for seniors Zach Sines of Brookfield East and Glen Kendl as they set their sights on the state wrestling meet.
Be a hit and have a ball