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Muskego makes annual state pilgrimage

Oct. 28, 2012 7:50 a.m. | Gutty Greenfield made things difficult, but in the end, the Muskego girls volleyball team earned a return trip to next week’s WIAA Division 1 state tournament.

The Warriors downed the tenacious Hustlin’ Hawks, 25-23, 25-11, 25-22, in a sectional championship match before a large crowd at Greenfield High School on Saturday night.

The victory sent Muskego back to the state tourney at the Resch Center in Green Bay beginning Thursday, Nov. 1. The Warriors will meet Merrill at 4:30 p.m. in a quarterfinal matchup. Other first-round contests have Neenah vs. Divine Savior Holy Angels, Sun Prairie vs. Menomonee Falls and DePere vs. Burlington, the defending champion.

Muskego is quite familiar with the road to state. This is the 12th trip in school history, the ninth under head coach Karen Anderson and the fifth straight.

The Warriors won state crowns in 2005 and 2009, and they lost in the quarterfinals last season to eventual runnerup Fond du Lac.

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Second round of Pigskin Picks high school football contest begins tonight

Oct. 26, 2012 1:10 p.m. | The second round of the WIAA high school football playoffs begins tonight and you can sign up and test your football predicting skills against local celebrities and sportswriters in MyCommunityNOW's Pigskin Picks playoff contest.

Weekly winners will receive a pair of movie passes to Marcus Theatres. Grand prizes at the end of the playoffs are Bartolotta Restaurants gift cards worth $100, $50 and $25.

Featured games this week are: Germantown vs. Arrowhead, Cedarburg vs. Homestead, Brookfield Central vs. Whitefish Bay, Watertown vs. Waukesha West and Catholic Memorial vs. Pewaukee.

Andy Collins of Mequon was last week's winner as he picked all five games correctly and came the closest to predicting the final score of the Messmer/Shorewood vs. Whitefish Bay game.

Join MyCommunityNOW's Pigskin Picks playoff contest here.

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Workshop presents info on emerald ash borer

Oct. 23, 2012 4:18 p.m. | Greenfield - Greenfield will host a regional workshop on the emerald ash borer to provide property owners and even community forest managers with enough information to make a plan to deal with the menace on their own properties.

The emerald ash borer has denuded areas of eastern states of ash trees and the borer has been spotted in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

The workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Greenfield Community Center, 7315 W. Cold Spring Road. Residents, business owners and public officials from all communities will be welcome, Greenfield forester Dennis Fermenich said.

The workshop is being sponsored with the help of a grant from the state Department of Natural Resources. In fact, two of the speakers will be from the DNR. They will join plant expert Sharon Morrisey. Handouts will be provided. Admission will be free.

Looking for local trick-or-treat times?

Oct. 23, 2012 11:11 a.m. | Halloween is right around the corner and you can find a list of local trick-or-treat times on MyCommunityNOW's special trick-or-treat page.

West Allis police identify motorcyclist in fatal crash

Oct. 22, 2012 6:50 p.m. | A motorcyclist killed in a crash in the 7500 block of W. Beloit Road West Allis was identified by police Monday as Todd D. Peterke, 43, of Greenfield.

Peterke was headed west and was attempting to pass another vehicle when he struck a third vehicle before getting struck by the first vehicle shortly after 8 p.m., Saturday, police said.

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