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 love this time of the year. Sure I'm happy the prep winter sports season is here, but most of you know I'm a baseball fan - Brewers and fantasy (sometimes they seem the same) - and the winter meetings kick-off about a month of seeing what your team is going to do to get better.
Having been in PR with the Brewers for 19 years, I went to just about every winter meeting while I was aboard. It is an exciting time and most of the time nothing gets done there - most of the time - but it lays the groundwork for the next month or so.
I have had a chance to see the New Berlin Eisenhower boys and girls teams, the New Berlin West boys team, the Brookfield Central boys and girls team, the Brookfield East boys team, the Wauwatosa East boys team and the Wauwatosa West girls team so far this young season.
I still need to see the Brook East girls, Tosa East girls, New Berlin West girls and Tosa West boys so I can cover all the bases.
The New Berlin Eisenhower girls basketball team will get a big test on Tuesday night when they host first-place Cudahy (5-0 overall) of the Blue Division of the Woodland Conference.
The Packers are led by senior wing Taylor Gradinjan (21.8 ppg), so you will have a chance to see two pretty good players with Ike's Nicole Bauman (17.3) on the floor.
BROOKFIELD - Both Brookfield Central and Brookfield East boys basketball programs host holiday tournaments Thursday and Friday this week, so fans will get the opportunity to watch two games for the price of one.
The Lancers tournament is the Luke Homan Memorial Holiday Tournament, in honor of the popular former Lancers sharp-shooting guard who died a tragic death a few years ago.
The first game is set for 6 p.m. with the Hartford Orioles playing Milwaukee Bay View followed by the Lancers playing the Nicolet Knights at 7:30 p.m. here is a quick look at each visiting team.
LUKE HOMAN MEMORIAL HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
The Orioles are struggling with a 1-6 overall record, 0-4 in the Wisconsin Little Ten Conference, tied for last place. They beat Greendale, 49-47, but have dropped their last six games.
Hartford is led by 6-foot-6 inch senior forward Ryan Boinski, who is their leading scorer, averaging 12.3 points period game. No one else is in double figures as next in line are Nick Holzman (7.4 points), a 6-1 senior forward, Tony Dallman (5.7), a 6-2 senior guard, and Armilles Terry (4.7), a 5-9 junior guard.
Milwaukee Bay View has only played three games (1-2), none in City Conference play. They lost to Waukesha West (58-32), beat Muskego (55-53) and lost to DePere (78-32).