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.
I hate - yes - hate - spring in Wisconsin. I have lived here my entire life and spring ranks third on my list of fall seasons behind Fall and our two months of summer.
Mother Nature is a big tease. She will 'wow' you with warm temperatures and then dump six inches of snow on you. Just when you relax and think, "Winter might be over," Mother Nature laughs in our face.
I'm sure the spring coaches in the area also feel the same way. Most of my Community Watches have been reporting postponed games/matches/meets.
But some of the early performances are encouraging for some of the team's able to play.
The Brookfield Central soccer team, who played DSHA Tuesday night, got off to a 2-0 start. Sophomore Gina Scaffidi, who was instant offense off the bench last year, scored three goals in the 5-0 win over Tosa West last Saturday.
Brookfield East, which could contend for the state title, has a load of talent coming back, hopes to host Nicolet Wednesday night.
Brookfield Central's state champion girls track team, led by Chidera Obasih, the 100 and 200 meter state champ. Coach Lorie Lewis has an impressive newcomer in Rubie Nordling (triple jump, 60 high hurdles and mile relay team). Brookfield East should also contend, as Jeff Ferguson's team has excellent depth.
Look for the Brookfield East boys to contend for the GMC title, as Justin Hodges and Collin Taylor will be leading the way for coach Mike Steiner's talented squad.
Hannah Weinberg-Kinsey of Tosa East should once again lead the Red Raiders girls track team, whether she is running or jumping.
Kevin Gorman and Mark Wesson have led the Tosa West boys early, but Ira Howard will be back soon as the Woodland Indoor approaches. The Trojans might have had a huge blow when Jimmy Bonkowski blow out his knee on his last jump on Saturday after winning the long jump.
Grace Shelstad, Laura Bavlnka, Christina Compton and Ashley Ballinger had good efforts in the Chris Wilson Invite on Saturday for the Tosa West girls.
Now if Mother Nature can give us all a break, maybe we can get this season started.
Be a hit and have a ball.