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.
This is a down time for high school sports in Brookfield and Wauwatosa, as we take a deep breath before getting ready to cover 45 fall teams. Each of the schools I cover in Brookfield, Tosa and Shorewood have nine sports for the five schools. It is the most difficult time of the year for our staff and we couldn't get through it without the cooperation of the coaches and their staffs, since one reporter couldn't possibly cover 45 teams without help.
So with the high school off, let's look at some area professional sports topics...
The high school football season officially kicks off Thursday night and in the Brookfield-Wauwatosa area that means Wauwatosa East does the honors, hosting Milwaukee Riverside.
As usual, the Red Raiders have to stay healthy to be effective as coach Tom Swittel has some outstanding skill players to rely on. Quarterback Ethan Harris and wide receiver Barret Powell, one of the best athletes in the area, should make an exciting combination this year. And Tyler Love and Mike Cupertino give Harris someone to hand off to.