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.
The Wauwatosa West boys and girls basketball team need to win a few games and do it now.
The boys team is 2-5 in the last seven games, seeing the Trojans' record fall to 7-5 after an excellent 5-0 start. Tosa West lost to New Berlin Eisenhower and Brown Deer in overtime and Greendale, 55-53 - all three couldn have very easily been victories. The losses to Whitnall and Pewaukee were not as competitive.
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.
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.