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Greater Metro Conference cross country meet photos now online

Oct. 17, 2010 7:41 a.m. | Greater Metro Conference cross-country runners gave it their all yesterday during the conference meet and NOW photojournalist Peter Zuzga was there capturing all the action from Milwaukee's Washington Park in this photo gallery.

Brookfield East used its superior depth to post a first-place finish in the girls portion of the meet by one point over Brookfield Central. Central's Elizabeth Flatley won the girls race on the 4,000-meter course in 15 minutes, 3 seconds. Marquette won the boys competition while Brookfield Central was second.

The gallery also features athletes from West Allis Hale and Central, Menomonee Falls, Hamilton and Wauwatosa East.

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Brookfield East boys track and field team sends 16 athletes in 10 events to state

Oct. 17, 2010 7:41 a.m. | The boys track and field machine known as the Brookfield East Spartans are heading back to the WIAA state championships on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, at UW-La Crosse to a very strong contingent.

East won the West Allis Hale sectional on May 26, beating New Berlin Eisenhower, 117-104, for the championship.

The Spartans qualified 16 athletes to the state meet, covering 10 events.

"We are so proud of the way our kids competed on Thursday," coach Mike Steiner said. "We have incredible senior leadership, and our kids just won't back down. They faced some stiff competition, and they dug deep to compete at a championship level. We will never, ever question our kids' desire. We qualified a significant number of kids to La Crosse, and that is special."

Steiner was disappointed with who didn't make it.

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Brookfield East baseball team beats Central, 4-3, using only 3 hits

Oct. 17, 2010 7:41 a.m. | Brookfield East could only muster three hits and scored four runs in one inning, but the Brookfield Central pitchers' wildness cost the Lancers a 4-3 decision on May 24 at East in a Greater Metro Conference game.

"We had great plate discipline at the plate," East coach Nicholas Wycklendt said. "We drew seven walks as a team and took advantage of some defensive lapses by Brook Central, scoring all four runs in the third inning."

With two outs in the third inning, the next six batters reached base, and East took advantage of multiple wild pitches, as all four runs scored on wild pitches. Leading 4-0, the Spartans saw Central score a run in the fifth and two in the sixth, but reliever T.C. Swittel held them off and earned the save.

BC's Jonathan Osman was hit by a pitch, and he scored with two outs in the fifth on Michael Hauser's double to get the Lancers on the board.

Then in the sixth inning, Central added two more runs. Dillon Sehmer was hit by a pitch, Dominic Labellarte singled and Cameron Below was safe on an error by the third baseman. Swittel then fanned Osman, and Michael Dragotta hit into a 6-4 fielder's choice, retiring Below, scoring Sehmer and moving Labellarte to third.

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Brookfield East girls send 10 athletes in seven events to state meet

Oct. 17, 2010 7:41 a.m. | The Brookfield East girls track and field team finished third at the West Allis Hale sectional on May 26, qualifying 10 girls in seven events for this weekend's WIAA state championships.

Wauwatosa West won the event with 103 points, while Waukesha West had 90 and the Spartans 88.

"Overall, I am extremely proud of all the girls for giving it their all and doing whatever it took to try to earn a spot at the state meet," East coach Lisa Foss said. "Ultimately all of those events have the potential of reaching the podium at UW-La Crosse."

The Spartans had plenty of highlights.

Sophomore Lizzy Cagle once again broke the school record in the shot put, throwing 40 feet, 7 inches for a personal best.

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Germantown softball team rallies to hold off Brookfield Central, 5-3

May 31, 2016 10:24 p.m. | It's late May and time for WIAA sectional softball.

That must mean Germantown is finding a way to frustrate Brookfield Central and ace pitcher Crystal Sicard.

Because despite two home runs from the senior Sicard, the Warhawks found a way to survive Tuesday night in a 5-3 WIAA sectional semifinal game at Kennedy Middle School.

"She's a great player and she threw a great game, just a couple of defensive plays decided this one,"said Germantown co-coach Kurt Raguse of Sicard

The win was the third one in four years for the Warhawks (20-8 overall) over the Lancers in sectional play and now marks their fifth straight berth in the WIAA sectional final.

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Elmbrook stresses local control on bathroom-use issue

May 31, 2016 8:55 p.m. | With the nation abuzz about restrictions, allowances and guidelines for bathroom usage, the Elmbrook School District is taking its time on the subject.

In the weeks after the nation's Department of Justice released a set of guidelines on transgender bathroom usage, Elmbrook officials say certain accommodations are being made.

Elmbrook School District chief information officer Chris Thompson explained the district's current approach on the topic, with schools offering separate accommodations for anyone who chooses to use them.

"The letter from the DOJ outlines emerging practices and recommendations. One of them is to provide individual-user options available to all students who voluntarily seek additional privacy, and each of our schools have that," Thompson said.

Thompson said that, as of last fall, all schools in the district have single-occupancy bathrooms available for use to both genders.

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Elm Grove approves new parks and open space plan

May 31, 2016 8:39 p.m. | Movies in the park, winter festivals, more trails and updated pool equipment.

The horizons are bright and exciting for residents of Elm Grove looking to enjoy the outdoors.

After many months of deliberation, the Elm Grove Board of Trustees approved a new parks and open space plan Monday.

The unanimous vote acts as the culmination of efforts that included a survey of approximately 600 residents and the formation of an ad hoc committee devoted to the topic.

Elm Grove recreation director Erin Cross noted that some elements of the plan's general goals have already been implemented around the village.

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Brookfield I-94 eastbound crash cleared, all lanes open

May 31, 2016 4:50 p.m. | City of Brookfield — An accident near the Moorland Road exit on I-94 eastbound has been cleared.

The crash, which occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m., closed two lanes on I-94 and resulted in delays for approximately an hour before it was cleared and lanes re-opened.

I-94 at Moorland Road in Brookfield delayed by accident

May 31, 2016 4:25 p.m. | City of Brookfield — An accident on I-94 eastbound has resulted in significant delays this afternoon.

The two left lanes of I-94 east near the Moorland Road exit in Brookfield are closed due to the crash which occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country's 2016 WIAA State Track and Field Meet Special Section

May 31, 2016 3:00 p.m. | The WIAA state meet runs Friday and Saturday at the Unviersity of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and several area athletes will be taking part looking to make history.

Check out our special section for the event, including athletes to watch, past photo galleries and past champions with the meet just around the corner.

Brookfield Central rallies to beat East for regional softball title

May 31, 2016 2:16 p.m. | The Brookfield Central softball team swept crosstown rival Brookfield East, 3-0, this year, but the last two meetings could have gone either way.

After blowing out East, 10-2, on April 27, the Spartans dropped a 7-6 decision after blowing a 5-1 lead. It was a familiar story on May 26, when the Lancers nipped the Spartans, 6-4.

Central scored a run in the second for a 1-0 lead, but the Spartans put three runs on the board in the third inning against Central's ace Crystal Sicard and then added a run in the sixth for a 4-1 lead.

In the third, East got out on an error, but Sicard got two outs before a couple Spartan hits brought in three runs.

"The top of the third was a little rough for us," Central co-coach Alyssa Robison said. "We couldn't answer those runs for too long."

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Brookfield Blue Sox nip Bulldogs, 3-2, in Lakes action

May 31, 2016 2:01 p.m. | The Brookfield Blue Sox outdueled the Bulldogs, 3-2, in the Land O'Lakes Western Division of the Battle of Brookfield on May 29 at McCoy Field.

Veteran John Arnold (seven innings) and Ben Versnik combined to pitch nine innings, eight hits, two earned runs, three walks and six strikeouts. Josh Lemke (seven innings) got the loss, but he combined with Jonathan Keane to scatter nine hits, three runs, one earned run, three walks and four strikeouts in eight innings.

The Sox scored all three runs in the third inning while the Bulldogs scored single runs in the third and fifth innings.

Pat Tobias drove in two runs and Matt McCarten drove in one while McCarten and Arnold had two hits each for the Sox. Keane and Mike Jacobs had two hits each, and Jacobs and Ryan Hinz had RBIs for the Bulldogs.

Saturday's games

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Brookfield Central girls track and field team finishes fourth at Hale sectional

May 31, 2016 1:14 p.m. | Coach Brian Calhoun's Brookfield Central girls track and field team finished fourth out of 15 teams at the WIAA West Allis Hale sectional on May 26.

Wauwatosa West (103), Waukesha West (90), Brookfield East (88) and Brookfield Central (79) were at the top of the sectional standings. The top three girls qualify for state. The Lancers girls qualified four relay teams and three individuals in four events.

The 4x800-meter relay was second in 9 minutes, 36.09 seconds behind senior Lucy Kwiatkowski, senior Olivia Zweber, sophomore Michelle Hirsch and senior Emma Kumer.

The 4x200-meter relay took second in 1:43.05 behind senior Hope Peterson, sophomore Lexi Romero, junior Marissa Zepecki and sophomore Georgia Eberle.

The other two relays finished third: the 4x100 in 49.41 seconds behind senior Cassie Jehly, Romero, Peterson and Eberle and the 4x400 relay in 4:02.05 behind Zepecki, sophomore Katie Smith, senior Rachel Hirsch and junior Amanda Miller.

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Brookfield Academy: June 2, 2016

May 31, 2016 12:56 p.m. |

Boys tennis

The BA boys varsity tennis team participated in subsectionals on Monday, May 23. Advancing to sectionals on Wednesday were singles players Anand Saluja(No. 1 singles) and Liam Matthews(No. 2 singles) and the doubles teams of Michael Rajchel/Jason Tan(No. 1 Doubles) and Bryan Geenen/Adil Bhatia(No. 2 doubles). On May 25, sectional champions were Saluja and Geenen/Bhatia and sectional runners-up were Matthews and Rajchel/Tan.

The great performance by these six players ensured they all will be playing in the state tournament Thursday-Saturday, June 2-4, with Saluja receiving a top seed, Rajchel/Tan a No. 2 seed and Geenen/Bhatia a No. 5 seed.

— Coach Todd Fischer

Girls soccer

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SURG to close HŌM Wood Fired Grill Brookfield location

May 31, 2016 7:55 a.m. | SURG Restaurant Group has announced that today will be the last for its HŌM Wood Fired Grill restaurant location in Brookfield.

SURG has decided not to extend the expiring lease of the restaurant located at 17800 W. Bluemound Road. The HŌM restaurant at Bayshore will continue to operate.

"We are extremely proud of this location and plan to continue the tradition at our Glendale restaurant," SURG co-owner and CEO Michael Polaski said. "With the changing times, SURG has decided that this is an opportunity to focus on other areas and continue to improve our positions."

HŌM, pronounced "home," focused on using local produce and ingredients.

It originally opened in Brookfield in the fall of 2013 as a transformation of the former 8-Twelve MVP Bar & Grill after SURG ended its business relationship with Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun following his admission of using performance enhancing drugs.

Roundup of Memorial Day events in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country

May 27, 2016 12:15 p.m. | There are many programs, parades and events on Memorial Day in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country to honor those who lost their lives serving our country.

Here's a roundup of events on the Monday, May 30, federal holiday:



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