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.
Looking around the Brookfield and Wauwatosa spring sports teams, there are plenty of kudos to toss around. So let's take a look.
BOYS GOLF: Brookfield Central won the Greater Metro Conference title and Jeff Groose did something no one has done before - earn the conference Player of the Year honors for three consecutive years. Groose made the first-team all-GMC along with teammate Phil Bartel, Brookfield East's Kyle Henning and Wauwatosa's Dane Zachman.
BOYS TENNIS: Brookfield Central and East finished second and third in the GMC and Drew Lied of East at No. 1 singles and Sam Bauwens/Cory Degner of Central at No. 1 doubles are players to watch in the postseason.
GIRLS TRACK: Where do you start? Brook Central and Tosa West girls totally destroyed the conference opponents, as the Lady Lancers won the outdoor title to complete the triple crown this year, winning by 108.5 points. The Trojan girls won the Woodland Conference by 86.5 points, but they just captured their 12th straight conference title. Think about it. No one but West has won the indoor, relays and outdoor titles the last four years. Several of these athletes will do well at state next week. Keep the name Chidera Obasih, a freshman sensation at Central, in mind. The sprinter long jumper has been absolutely remarkable since her first meet this year.
GIRLS SOCCER: Brookfield East is the top-rated team in the state this year, having recently gone 7-0 in the GMC while not allowing a goal in the conference season. Simply amazing considering the GMC is an excellent soccer conference. Tosa West only suffered one conference loss and regained its Woodland crown this year. East has had great balance, with different people stepping up, while senior captain Ellen Coleman has led the Trojans.
The spring season got off to a slow start because of the lovely spring weather we have in Wisconsin, but the next two weeks will be filled with some action-packed regionals, sectionals and state action and the local teams from Brookfield and Wauwatosa will be right in the mix.
Get more details on all the action in the May 22 BrookfieldNOW and WauwatosaNOW publications.
Always remember to be a hit and have a ball!