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Read social media story of South Milwaukee at Greenfield football game

Sept. 28, 2013 9:12 a.m. | An undefeated South Milwaukee team looked to go to 6-0 and put its stamp on the Woodland Conference East Division at Greenfield.

But the Hustlin' Hawks put up quite a fight in a game with a big ending.

As always, fans and reporters were on Twitter and other social networks. Read the MyCommunityNOW Storify social media story of the game.

Brookfield East easily defeats West Allis Hale football

Sept. 28, 2013 12:55 a.m. | Senior quarterback Zach Damico accounted for six total touchdowns, including four through the air, as host Brookfield East overcame a sloppy second half to defeat West Allis Hale 45-17 in a Greater Metro Conference football game Friday night.

East (3-3, 2-2) raced out to an early homecoming-game lead behind two quick Damico touchdown strikes, including a leaping 28-yard scoring reception by senior Cole Larson and a toss to a wide-open Nate Schieble to make it 17-0 Brookfield East with 1:59 left in the first quarter.

Damico effective

Damico would find Schieble open again for a 20-yard touchdown early in the second quarter to put East up 24-3, taking advantage of Hale's game plan to limit the Spartans' rushing attack.

"He (Damico) is a heck of a runner," said Hale head coach Brandon Ehret. "We game-planned for his running all week, and then he was able to hurt us over the top a few times."

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Read social media story of Battle of West Allis football game

Sept. 21, 2013 9:18 a.m. | The honor for West Allis was on the line Sept. 20 when the Central and Hale football teams faced off.

The always-emotional game had a special intensity, as both teams are searching for their first victory of the season.

And, as always, fans and reporters were on Twitter and other social networks. Read the MyCommunityNOW Storify social media story of the game.

4 chickens escape coop, flock to Subway in Greenfield

Sept. 18, 2013 10:11 a.m. | The last place you'd expect to find chickens roaming freely is outside a sandwich shop that serves chicken sandwiches.

According to the Greenfield police report:

That was the case Sept. 10, when a caller reported three chickens were running through the parking lot at Subway on 60th Street and Layton Avenue at about 4:30 a.m.

Police found four chickens there, apparent escapees from a yard in the 4700 block of South 60th Street.

The owner was contacted but wasn't too interested in re-cooping his chickens at that hour. But police were able to corral the chickens with the assistance of Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission.

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West Bend woman nearly perfect in NOW's Pigskin Picks

Sept. 17, 2013 10:37 a.m. | Michele Spiekerman of West Bend has won a pair of tickets to Marcus Theatres by correctly picking all five games in MyCommunityNOW's Pigskin Picks football contest and coming the closest to predicting the final score of the West Allis Hale vs. Marquette tie-breaker.

You can join the Pigskin Picks contest and test your picking skills each week against a field of area football fans, NOW sportswriters and celebrity guests. Weekly winners receive two tickets to Marcus Theatres and overall winners will receive gift cards to Bartolotta Restaurants.

Featured games this week are Arrowhead at Mukwonago, Oak Creek at Franklin, Brookfield East at Brookfield Central, Menomonee Falls at Hamilton and Milwaukee Lutheran at Germantown.

Join Pigskin Picks football contest.

Learn what area football coaches really think and more at Push for the Playoffs

Sept. 16, 2013 12:55 p.m. | Should high school football players wear their names on the back of their jerseys? What's the strangest complaint a coach has ever received from a parent? Do prep players use performance-enhancing drugs?

You can found out the answers anonymous area coaches gave to those questions and more on Coaches Confidential, part of MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country's Push for the Playoffs special section.

Push for the Playoffs also features the latest standings, playoff projection, a poll and more.

BloodCenter declares emergency, extends hours at area donation sites

Sept. 16, 2013 12:47 p.m. | BloodCenter of Wisconsin is extending hours today through Wednesday at eight southeastern Wisconsin donor locations to offset an emergency-level shortage of all blood types.

According to a Blood Center news release, a lack of donors since Labor Day has caused the shortage and left the organization with a one-day supply of several blood types, including rare universal blood type O negative. The Blood Center is seeking an additional 1,000 donors over the three-day span to make up for the shortage.

Potential donors can arrange appointments by calling (877) 232-4376 or visiting www.bcw.edu/appt. Those over 16 are encouraged to donate. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate.

Extended hours at area locations are as follows:

Milwaukee, 638 N. 18th St. — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Raiders win on last-minute touchdown

Sept. 14, 2013 12:51 a.m. | It was nearly a frustrating day for the Wauwatosa East offense, but as the old saying goes, hard work does pay off.

Quarterback Jackson Telderer found Nick Pridgeon for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left in the game, and Greg Holley added the crucial extra point to earn the Red Raiders a 7-6 victory over West Allis Central at the West Allis Athletic Complex Friday night.


The Red Raiders improved to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in Greater Metro Conference play with the win.


“We put it together, (and) we gave Jackson some time,” Wauwatosa East head coach Mike Richards said about the final drive. “My assistant coaches pointed out that when we went to our doubles formation, the linebackers dropped back, and (we) had a couple designed quarterback runs. The other ones that happened were all Jackson (Telderer), and he made some things happen with his feet, which we really hadn’t seen all year, but he’s really capable of doing.”

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Test your high school football picking skills in MyCommunityNOW's Pigskin Picks contest

Sept. 13, 2013 2:09 p.m. | We are a few hours away from the kickoffs of tonight's high school football games, which means there is still time to prove you can out pick Miss Southern Wisconsin Colleen Mrotek and Time Warner Cable sportscaster JP Cadorin.

Visit mycommunitynow.com/pigskin to join MyCommunityNOW's Pigskin Picks football contest. You will have the chance to win prizes as you test your pigskin prognostication skills against celebrity experts and NOW's staff of award-winning sportswriters.

Featured games this week are Catholic Memorial vs. Arrowhead, Pewaukee vs. Greendale, Brookfield Central vs. Menomonee Falls, New Berlin Eisenhower vs. New Berlin West and West Allis Hale at Marquette.

Weekly winners will receive movie passes to Marcus Theatres. The top three finishers at the end of the season are eligible to receive a gift certificate to Bartolotta restaurants worth $100, $50 or $25.

Mrotek, the former Miss St. Francis, was named Miss Southern Wisconsin earlier this year. The Bay View native finished third among VIPs in last season's contest.

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Urban Joe Cafe open in West Allis

Sept. 13, 2013 7:07 a.m. | West Allis has a new spot for coffee and sandwiches: Urban Joe Cafe, at 7028 W. Greenfield Ave.

Owner Joe Tairi opened the cafe last Friday. It serves its own blend of coffee, as well as the spectrum of hot and cold espresso drinks and loose-leaf and iced teas.

On the food side of the menu, Urban Joe prepares sandwiches including panini, soups, wraps, salads and crepes, and has baked goods.

The cafe has seats for about 50, with cushy furniture for lounging and free WiFi.

Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Greenfield police officer accused of excessive force in arrest

Sept. 10, 2013 11:52 a.m. | The Milwaukee County district attorney's office is reviewing a case involving a Greenfield police officer accused of using excessive force while arresting a woman who was believed to be driving drunk and involved in a hit-and-run.

A patrol supervisor learned of the possible excessive use of force July 27 and immediately placed the officer on administrative leave, or paid suspension, Greenfield Chief Bradley Wentlandt said in a prepared statement.

Wentlandt requested an independent review and investigation by the district attorney's office into the allegations against the officer, whom the chief described as a veteran officer with no prior disciplinary history.

The woman who was arrested faces possible charges of operating under the influence, fleeing an officer and hit-and-run.

Wentlandt declined to comment further on Tuesday and referred questions to the district attorney's office.

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Homestead leads suburban football poll

Sept. 09, 2013 10:25 a.m. | Homestead retained its spot atop the Lake Country/MyCommunityNOW suburban football poll with a 44-21 victory over Port Washington in the North Shore Conference opener.

The Highlanders moved into the top spot last week after defeating defending Division 1 champion Arrowhead.

Arrowhead defeated Kettle Moraine, 21-3, and is second in the poll.

You can see the rest of the top five, test your knowledge of football rules, learn what area high school football coaches really think and more at the MyCommunityNOW/Lake County Push for the Playoffs page.

Challenge Miss Southern Wisconsin, veteran sportswriters in NOW's Pigskin Picks contest

Sept. 09, 2013 9:26 a.m. | How well do you know high school football? Can you out pick Miss Southern Wisconsin Colleen Mrotek and Time Warner Cable sportscaster JP Cadorin?

Find out by going to mycommunitynow.com/pigskin to join MyCommunityNOW's Pigskin Picks football contest. You will have the chance to win prizes as you test your pigskin prognostication skills against celebrity experts and NOW's staff of award-winning sportswriters.

Reigning Miss Southern Wisconsin Colleen Mrotek and Time Warner Cable Sports 32's JP Cadorin return this season as celebrity experts picking games each week. They will be joined by Lake Country Sports Director JR Radcliffe and NOW sports reporters John Rech, Tom "Sky" Skibosh and Steven L. Tietz. Rech was the leading VIP picker in last season's regular-season contest. Radcliffe was first in the playoff contest.

Weekly winners will receive movie passes to Marcus Theatres. The top three finishers at the end of the season are eligible to receive a gift certificate to Bartolotta restaurants worth $100, $50 or $25.

Mrotek, the former Miss St. Francis, was named Miss Southern Wisconsin earlier this year. The Bay View native finished third among VIPs in last season's contest.

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Read social media story of Whitnall at Greenfield football game

Sept. 07, 2013 10:19 a.m. | The Whitnall Falcons and Greenfield Hustlin' Hawks football teams met last night during Week 3 of the WIAA prep football season for an intense rivalry game.

And, as always, fans and reporters were on Twitter and other social networks. Read the MyCommunityNOW Storify social media story of the game.

 

You can also see photos of the Hamilton vs. Franklin football game in a photo gallery by NOW's Peter Zuzga.

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Falls snaps out of early funk to down Hale

Sept. 06, 2013 11:54 p.m. | The Menomonee Falls football team overcame a slow, skittish start Friday night to eventually trounce host West Allis Hale, 49-20, in the Greater Metro opener for both sides.

The Huskies looked sharp early, scoring on their second play just 29 seconds into the first quarter on junior quarterback Joe Jo Breznik's 54-yard keeper.

The Indians (3-0) responded with a 50-yard kickoff return from senior running back Christian Almonte, who also opened the drive from the 35-yard line with a 15-yard run.

"He's a special athlete," Menomonee Falls head coach John Baker said. "He's a dynamic kid who does a lot of things for us."

Hale blocked the extra point, the first of several miscues on special teams that marred the first half for Falls. On two occasions, the Indians forced punts only to have one of their own unknowingly touch the ball and surrender possession. The second was missed by the officials, but on the first, the Indians' defense forced a three-and-out. On a separate drive, the Indians forced another punt from deep inside Hale's territory, but a roughing the kicker penalty gave the Huskies a fresh set of downs. Baker was blunt about the mistakes.

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Greenfield retail building sells for $4.35 million

Sept. 06, 2013 7:00 a.m. | A 55,000-square-foot retail building in Greenfield has been sold for $4.35 million.

The building, at 4771 S. 27th St., is the new home of Ashley Furniture, which moved there this summer from its former Franklin location. The building was previously used by Value City Furniture.

It was sold by GRP Greenfield LLC, an affiliate of Chicago-based Bonnie Investment Group, to 4771 S. 27th Greenfield LLC, an affiliate of Arcadia-based Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., according to documents filed with the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds.

By the way, I'm writing about the proposed expansion of the S. 27th St. business improvement district from Milwaukee and Greenfield to Oak Creek and Franklin. The story is to run this Sunday, and it mentions Ashley's relocation as one of several investments that have occurred on 27th St. since the district was created in 2009.

Birthday bash gets nasty when gun falls to ground during assault

Sept. 04, 2013 9:01 a.m. | Two people were arrested after police received a report that a man armed with a handgun assaulted a woman at a birthday party in Greenfield on Aug. 22.

According to the police report, which was released today:

A group of people were gathered for a birthday celebration outside an apartment building in the 2800 block of West Bridge Street when the ex-boyfriend of one of the partygoers walked up to a woman and started punching her in the face and chest. The suspect was apparently upset with the woman because she was dating his ex-girlfriend.

When several people attempted to pull the suspect off the victim, a handgun fell out of a holster the victim had on his waistband. A woman who was familiar with both the suspect and the victim grabbed the gun before the suspect could pick it up, and fled the scene in a green Ford Expedition.

Officers responding to the scene located the suspect and another man near a grocery store on South 27th Street and West Ramsey Avenue, where the suspect, a 28-year-old Milwaukee man, was taken into custody. When police found the empty holster on the suspect, he denied having a gun in his possession that evening, but did state that he had conceal carry permit.

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