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 will take on some red-clad followers this week. The Lancers travel to Marquette to meet the Hilltoppers Tuesday night and then return home to face them on Friday. The unusual scheduling was because of the Jan. 16 postponed game because of cold weather closing schools was rescheduled to be played Feb. 17. Thus Central and Marquette play twice within four days.
So why is this important to Tosa East fans? Pretty simple. The Red Raiders, whose only GMC loss came to Marquette, and the Hilltoppers are technically tied for first - Tosa East (11-1) and Marquette (10-1). The Red Raiders are 15-3 overall and MUHS is 14-2-1. The seeding meetings for the boys sectional are set for the weekend. If Marquette wins both games, they will probably have a higher seed than Tosa East because of the Hilltoppers win in their only meeting. Milwaukee Washington will get the top seed, MUHS the second and the Red Raiders the third in the experts' opinions.
"I guess we will be Brookfield Central fans this week," TE coach Tim Arndorfer said. "We will have to see what coach (Mark) Adams (of BCHS) can come up with."
If Adams helps the Red Raiders by beating Marquette that will only be a by-product for the veteran coach, who is trying to get his team back in the winning column down the stretch - that's what's first on his mind going into these two games.
Brookfield Central (13-0, 18-1) travels to DSHA (12-1, 17-2) Thursday night for the season finale for both teams. The defending champion Lady Lancers won at the tiny DSHA gym last year, snapping a four-game losing streak there. The Dashers will be fired up to get a share of the title. Central, of course, has no interest in sharing it. Central won the first game, 36-33, a rugged defensive game, which combined with some nervousness, made both offenses a little shakey.
First team to 40 (if the score goes that high) should win this game. It's always fun to watch Central's Dan Wandrey and DSHA's Scott Witt work the sidelines, their teams and the officials in this game.
Congrats to all the swimmers from the co-op teams from Brookfield and Tosa for qualifying for state. The news in Tosa was particularly big, because the boys have not been there since 2005.
Special shoutout to the Tosa co-op wrestlers and the Brookfield East and Central wrestlers who advanced to sectionals on Saturday.
The girls basketball seedings came out last weekend and Tosa fans should be happy, because they are guaranteed to have a team in the second round. Tosa East will travel to Tosa West on Feb. 24 for a 7 p.m. game to open postseason action. The Trojans nipped the Red Raiders, 33-31, in their non-conference meeting back on Dec. 2.
The most surprising box score from Friday night came from Brookfield East, where the Spartans crushed Hamilton, 55-34. Way to go Andy Farley and the gang. The most impressive stat was the Spartans' defense, led by Demetri Tongas, held Kameron Cerroni and Brett Meinecke to six points each. They normally average 38 points between them.
The Spartans have lost several close games this year and deserve a win like this.
Be a hit and have a ball until next time.