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Sky's the Limit

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.

Playoffs getting underway...

boys basketball for Tosa East, , Tosa West and New Berlin West and Eisenhower.

To say I picked the wrong time to get sick is an understatement.

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Lewiston, Scheel doing good job with New Berlin West teams

New Berlin West boys and girls basketball

I wanted to just take a second and tip my hat to the New Berlin West boys and girls basketball teams.

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Elm Grove Brewer fan a finalist in MLB Fan Cave promotion

MLB Fan Cave

Elm Grove Milwaukee Brewer fan Kurt Peter is looking for votes in the MLB Fan Cave promotions.

After reviewing more than 22,000 entries, Major League Baseball revealed Peter as one the top 50 fans vying to be a contestant in the 2012 MLB Fan Cave.

The voting runs through Wednesday. Fans can view video submissions from all 50 applicants on MLBFanCave.com and vote for their favorites. The 50 men and women include fans from across the U.S. and Canada.

“I decided to do it after I was watching the MLB Network one day and saw the commercial advertising the ‘Best summer of your baseball life.’ I’ve been trying to break into the MLB job market, but it’s extremely tough, so I thought I’d give it a shot.”

Peter turned in a two-minute video describing their favorite baseball moment and why you’d be the most entertaining baseball fan. It also had two 500 word essays with a few options.

“I chose to write about who I’d most like to meet/interview in the Fan Cave and what young star I thought would most likely win a Cy Young. I linked some previous sports writing I had done and that’s that.”

In 2012, the MLB Fan Cave will return to the 15,000 square foot location at 4th Street and Broadway in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village that was formerly the home of Tower Records.
The MLB Fan Cave is currently being redesigned to feature new technology and interactive elements.

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A look at Woodland/GMC races

Boys basketball - Brookfield Central, Tosa East, Eisenhower, New Berlin West - Girls basketball - Ike and NB West.

So many things to write about and not enough time...

  • Brookfield Central boys (8-3) whipped Wisconsin Lutheran to snap a 3-game losing streak. Central faces Brookfield East, Tosa East and Sussex Hamilton to close out the year. First-place West Allis Central (9-2) plays MUHS, Menomonee Falls at home and Brook East on the road.
     
  • Tosa East boys (7-4) need a minor miracle to get a share of the title. They finish with West Allis Hale at home, Brook Central on the road and MUHS at home.
     
  • Eisenhower boys (11-3) are a game behind Whitnall (12-2) and with games against South Milwaukee, at Whitnall and Tosa West left. Whitnall plays at Tosa West, Ike and at Greenfield. The Lions won't be getting any help.
     
  • New Berlin West boys (11-4) lost a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE game at St. Thomas More on Tuesday and fell a game behind in the loss column to More and Pewaukee, both 11-3. West finishes at Cudahy, Shorewood and Brown Deer, all winnable, but it might not matter. More plays at Shorewood, at Brown Deer, Cudahy and the big one - at Pewaukee). The Pirates play St. Francis, at Cudahy, at Shorewood and then More. Pirates have the easiest schedule.
     
  • Eisenhower girls (13-0) have won 35 conference games in a row. They will clinch an outright title when they beat South Milwaukee Friday. They play Whitnall, Tosa West and Greendale in conference after that, but have a tough non-conference vs. Milwaukee Vincent (12-2) to end the year. They also play Mukwonago (10-5) in a NC game.
     
  • New Berlin West girls (11-3) like the boys trails the leading Pewaukee and Cudahy (11-2) by one game in the loss column. The girls play Cudahy in a HUGE game on Friday at home, play two conference games on the road (Shorewood, Brown Deer, 6-21 combined). Pewaukee plays St. Francis, at Cudahy, at Shorewood and then More.

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I wish I were triplets

Boys basketball - Brookfield Central, West Allis Central, New Berlin Eisenhower, New Berlin West, Girls basketball - New Berlin Eisenhower, New Berlin West

I wish I could cover at least three games Friday night.

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