Random thoughts before vacation

Published on: 9/14/2011

I left for California on Wednesday to visit my son Marty and his fiance' Ann for a week. They are getting married next Memorial Day, so Ann's parents also flew out there as we are going to do some food tasting, see the wedding site and just relax for a week.

Ann is running in a triathlon to battle cancer on Sunday, so I will make a huge sacrifice and miss most of my watching football on Sunday. I will try to keep track of my fantasy football on my i-phone. Then we are going to the Hollywood Bowl (I thought it was to watch a football game) on Sunday night to listen to music, so I can't watch Sunday night football either.

Marty and Ann didn't have ESPN on their basic, basic cable (they both work long hours and don't spend a lot of time watching TV), but my son showed me how much he loved me by ordering it for a week (My breaking down and crying on the phone when he told me he didn't have ESPN might have also had something to do with it.).

I thought I would touch on a few topics here.

Footbal - Look for Brookfield Central QB Jason Meichtry and Brookfield East RB Zach Schober battle it out for the Greater Metro Conference Offensive Back of the Year Award.

Both Tosa East (1-3) and Tosa West (1-3) are playing better this season. East's Kyle Vnuk and WRs Shaquille Redding and Vince Cupertino have been fun to watch along with a good defense. Reggie Cole, Jr. has also helped a Trojan defense improve from week-to-week, but the offense has to catch up.

I now also cover New Berlin Eisenhower and New Berlin West now for those of you who didn't know it.

Ike got off to a great start 2-0, but lost to Pewaukee (9-6) and Greendale (27-25) and need to bounce back quickly. Coach Aaron Mack at NB West has a rebuilding job on his hands and wants people to know he is building a good program, not just a good team and he is going to be there for the long haul.


Perhaps the biggest news is Tosa East's boys are ranked sixth in the state, their highest ranking ever (or at least in years). Dan Gagne leads the way for the Red Raiders.

My Brookfield teams will also be tough as always and my other teams will also have some good showings and will have their day this season.


The Tosa East, 3-2, double overtime win over Tosa West on Saturday night before a nearly packed house at Whitman Field was one of the most exciting matches I have seen in a couple years. Losing on a penalty kick was tough, but it was a thrilling game for both sides as the players (cliche coming) left it all on the field.

Girls Volleyball

The Brookfield Central girls volleyball team won their own invitational Saturday and that could be a sign of some big things for the Lancers. They lost to an always tough Menomonee Falls team during the week, but then beat the Indians in the invite.

Girls Tennis

The Tosa West girls tennis team has been playing very well, winning two more league matches last week.

Girls Swimming

The Trojans have a chance to win the Woodland Conference this season. They won the Rocket Invite and looked great doing it last Saturday.

That's it for now. Talking to you next week.