Thursday, March 14, 2013
In honor of Brittney — a three-sport varsity athlete who passed away in 2001 from encephalitis, an irritation or swelling of the brain typically brought up by an infection — the tournament serves as a fundraiser for a scholarship in her name.
The Brittney Gigl 3-on-3 basketball tournament tips off Sunday at Nicolet High School. In honor of Brittney — a three-sport varsity athlete who passed away in 2001 from encephalitis, an irritation or swelling of the brain typically brought up by an infection — the tournament serves as a fundraiser for a scholarship in her name. “Our hope is that out of this terrible tragedy, a positive event can continue to grow and keep Brittney’s memory alive,” her parents Marta and Bob Gigl said on the tournament's website. “The Brittney Gigl Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to award a college scholarship to graduating seniors. We are so very proud to say that in the last 11 years the fund has awarded over $70,000.” The tournament runs from 11…
Monday, March 4, 2013
The University School co-op girls’ hockey team lost to Hayward 6-2 in the
semi-final game of the state tournament Friday afternoon.
The University School co-op girls’ hockey team lost to Hayward 6-2 in the semi-final game of the state tournament Friday afternoon. The loss ended the season for the Wildcats. The Wildcats gave up two power play goals and three short-handed goals in the contest. “Our specials teams were not special for us today,” mused Jason Woods, USM’s head coach. “Still this team of girls was special this season. We won twenty games, more than any other in USM co-op’s history. We started the season 1-4. There were lots of questions back then, but these girls answered them by winning the sectional and ending up in the semi-finals of the state tournament. That’s special. "That takes heart, and commitment to playing well as a team. This group of girls …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The WNS Storm co-op hockey team lost 2-1 to Eau Claire Memorial in a quarterfinal game Thursday night.
After qualifying for the state tournament for the first time in WNS hockey history, the Whitefish Bay-Nicolet-Shorewood co-op hockey team's season finally came to an end after a bittersweet loss in the first round of the state tournament Thursday night. The Storm (22-5-1) lost 2-1 to Eau Claire Memorial (21-6-1) in a quarterfinal game at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Eau Claire's Charlie Graaskamp scored the first goal 4:06 into the second quarter. Thomas Aiken evened it up 8:30 in the second quarter. Eau Claire's Jacob Bresser scored the winning goal 1:16 into the third quarter. In the locker room after the game, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that Balkovec told his team that he loved them and was proud of their historic …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The head coach of the WNS Storm hockey team received top state honors the day before the team's first state tournament game.
After coaching the WNS Storm co-op hockey team to its first-ever state tournament, Maco Balkovec was named coach of the year by the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association. Balkovec received the Bob Johnson Memorial Coach of the Year award at a state tournament banquet in Madison Wednesday night. On Thursday, the WNS Storm — a co-op hockey team made up of athletes from Whitefish Bay, Nicolet and Shorewood high schools — plays its first state tournament game against Eau Claire Memorial. Balkovec has coached WNS Storm and taught at Whitefish Bay High School for four years. In an email earlier this week, Balkovec said the team's key to success has been unity and teamwork, or as they call it, "The Brotherhood." "The key was to get enough young …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The co-op hockey team upset two higher-ranked teams to qualify for their first-ever state tournament in Madison this weekend.
The WNS Storm hockey team's hard work and determination paid off Saturday night, when a victory over the Waukesha Wings sent the team to its first state tournament in program history. The fourth-seeded Storm upset the second-seeded Waukesha co-op team 4-3 at the Nagawaukee Ice Center in Delafield Saturday night, improving the team's record to 22-4-1. The Storm qualified for the sectional finals game after a 3-2 victory over first-seeded Kettle Moraine Tuesday night. With the win, the North Shore co-op team advances to a quarterfinal game against Eau Claire Memorial (20-6-1) at 6 p.m. Thursday in Madison. The winner of that game will advance to the state semifinals Friday to play either Superior (18-7-1) or Fond du Lac (22-3-2). After four …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The hard work paid off and several boys on the Nicolet High School swim team will be in the state competition Saturday.
The Nicolet High School boys swim team placed 4th in the WIAA Division 1 Sectional meet held Saturday at their school. The team earned 227 points and several members of the team will now head to the state competition on Friday. Nicolet High School Senior Evan Siverhus received first place and freshman Jeremy Moser earned second place in the boys’ 1-meter diving event. Senior Kyle Siverhus also placed 4th in the diving competition. Sophomore Michael Mills also placed first in the boys’ 200- and 500-yard freestyle events. In the 500 event Mills time of 4:48.31 landed him on Nicolet’s top 5 board. Jamie DeGraff also qualified for state in the 50 and 100 freestyle events. The WIAA Division 1 State Meet is Saturday in Madison. The State Meet is…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A number of the swimmers placed first and moved on to compete in the state meet this weekend.
The Shorewood boys swim team continued its reign over southeastern Wisconsin by winning the WIAA sectional this past weekend at Cudahy High School. They captured first place with 360 points, just in front of the Whitefish Bay team, which earned 347 points. Indian Trail High School placed sixth with a score of 191. Winning a championship and qualifying for the state meet for Shorewood was freshman Michael Perry, who earned first place in the 100-yard butterfly event. Perry and his teammates senior Philip Clausen, and juniors Suhith Bayana and Kirill Korolev also placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Also qualifying for the state meet for Shorewood were junior Kirill Korolev, who placed second in the boys 200-yard freestyle event, …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The annual Nicolet High School golf outing has raised more than $50,000 for all 27 sports and this will be the events fifth year.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
WNS Storm are ranked fourth in their sectional and are undefeated in the conference.
It’s often said that you can forget about win-loss records when it comes to rivalry games. That held true when the WNS (Whitefish Bay-Nicolet-Shorewood) Storm battled with conference rival Homestead Highlanders on Saturday night’s finale of the North Shore Conference tournament. The Highlanders, who have endured an up-and-down season, would give life to the notion of an upset when they scored early on a shot that deflected off a body and found its way past Storm goalie Sean Leahy. But the lead would quickly evaporate as WNS capitalized on the first of its five power play goals on a give-and-go from Drew Kneisel to Djordje Torbica. The Storm would take a 2-1 lead just minutes later when Torbica connected with Andy Krugler behind the …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Car makers were the primary producer of new ads on Super Bowl XLVII, but who had the best? Vote in our poll and talk about it in the comments.
The Super Bowl long ago stopped being just a football game. Creative advertisements that debut during the broadcast are as much of a draw as the contest itself, and Super Bowl XLVII was no different This year, Mercedez-Benz generated some controversy with a “teaser” that circulated online featuring model Kate Upton, but the actual ad was far different, featuring Usher, among others. Toyota employed Kaley Cuoco, star of “Big Bang Theory.” Auto makers Audi, Volkswagen and Hyundai also jumped in the fray, along with Pepsi, Allstate and other big names. Which was your favorite from this year’s game? Vote in our poll or add your own favorite in the comments, or by adding a link.