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.
The fun begins this week as the girls playoffs start. The Wauwatosa East girls travel to Tosa West tonight for a WIAA Regional first-round game. Both teams have struggled offensively, so I figure the first team to 30 wins.
It could be the last time to see Hannah Weinberg-Kinsey and Margaret Panter of the Red Raiders team, two of my favorite players. While West has six seniors, led by Jesse Zeisse and Andrea Kwak. And I always enjoy watching little point guard Jackie Glaser play.
Brookfield East hosts Racine Park in the other girls game in my region. East has six seniors, led by Kennedy Curtis, Vanessa Brown and Kristina Dolney.
The biggest game of the week on the boys side has Tosa East traveling to crosstown rival Marquette with the winner walking off with the Greater Metro Conference Championship. The Hilltoppers' win in the first meeting has pushed them ahead of the Red Raiders in the rankings and the sectional seeding.
Garrett Maloney destroyed the Red Raiders in the first game and the MUHS zone limited Eric Williams to two points. If the results are going to be different, those numbers have to change.
The Red Raiders received a third-seed in the WIAA Sectional #8 rankings. The Red Raiders have a bye and then host Bay View or Pius XI at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. Tosa West received a Seven seed and hosts Oak Creek on Tuesday, March 3. The winner of that game plays MUHS on March 7.
Brookfield Central - a seventh seed - hosts No. 10 Franklin on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. and Brookfield East, which has been playing outstanding defense the past two weeks - takes its No. 11 seed to No. 6 Waterford that first night.
Zack Sines and Joey Woppert of Brook East, Dryden Holmes of Brookfield Central and big Glen Kendl of Wauwatosa head off to state Thursday to Saturday for the WIAA State Wrestling Championships at the Kohl Center.