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.
Once given a choice between baseball and staying married, Wauwatosa East baseball coach Jerry Toubl picked baseball. Anyone associated with Red Raider baseball over the years was happy he took the latter.
Toubl officially hung up his spikes last week - and a detailed cover story which will be in the Dec. 6 issue of WauwatosaNow. But here's a quick behind the look scenes of how hard it was for the likeable coach to step down.
They run the show. The game goes through their hands 90 per cent of the time. In the final seconds, the ball better touch their hands or your team could be in trouble.
We're talking about point guards, folks, and a quick look into the local scene shows for the most part, the area schools are in pretty good shape.
With Brookfield Central traveling over to Brookfield East for a basketball doubleheader on Friday, Dec. 14 - the girls at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m., I figured now would be a good time to bring up something that's been on my mind since I've been covering Brookfield and Wauwatosa the past six years.
Cross-town rivalries in these two cities are really different.
Those words were my first introduction to wrestling as I remember watching it on TV with my Nana Skibosh.
Roger Kent, the regular TV announcer, would always say that same line whenever a wrestler - usually the villain - put that dangerous move on his opponent. It consisted of turning your opponent upside down, facing you, putting his head between your knees (ugh) and then while holding him tight to your chest, you would drop to your knees, slamming his head into the mat and knocking him out.
It's Christmas Eve, a magical time of the year. I'm sitting by my computer with a hot chocolate to my right, all decked out in my flannel pajamas. Everyone is all snug in their beds, with visions of ... you know how it goes.
I usually wait until the last minute to do my shopping, so I know Santa will understand when I email him my Prep Christmas Wish List for the local teams I cover in Brookfield and Wauwatosa.