Host Kettle Moraine's girls basketball team stopped Homestead Friday night in a WIAA Division 1 regional first round game, 51-34.
KM led 22-18 at halftime and moved that advantage to 38-24 after three periods.
Senior Linley Achtenhagen led the Lasers with 27 points.
The host Pewaukee girls basketball team whipped Waukesha North Friday night in a WIAA Division 2 regional semi-final game, 59-36. PHS improved to 21-2 with the win.
PHS will host New Berlin Eisenhower in the regional title game at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Pewaukee led 25-10 early in the second quarter and led by as many as 26 points in the fourth quarter.
Abby Gerrits led the winners with 13 points. Others chipping in for the Pirates were Lindsay Wisniewski with 10, Katie Wood 8, MacKenzie Schill 7 and Jessie Bacon 7.
The Lenten season has started and that means a big selection of Friday fish fries hosted by area churches and other organizations.
Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and lei to the Luau Fish Fry at St. Charles Catholic Church, 4:30 to 7 Friday at 313 Circle Drive, Hartland. Enjoy baked gluten free cod or fried cod (all-you-can-eat) and either a baked potato, French fries or potato pancakes. Homemade desserts, as well as your choice of beer, wine or soda are available for in-house diners. Cost is $10 adults in advance, $11 at the door; $6 for children 4 to 12; free for children 3 and younger; $5 grilled cheese; $12 almond-crusted cod loin. Call (262) 367-9922.
Friday fish fries are also planned for 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 12801 W. Fairmount Ave., Butler, and Holy Apostles, 16000 W. National Ave., New Berlin. Cost is $8 at St. Agnes and $10.50 at Holy Apostles.
St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Highways 83 and D in Genesee Depot, is hosting a fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday while Nashotah House Theological Seminiary, 2777 Mission Road in Merton, will have a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Elks Lodge, 2301 Springdale Road, Waukesha is having a fish fry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. The dinners feature an assortment of baked and fried cod and fried shrimp. Varied weekly specials include perch, walleye and grilled salmon. Appetizers include shrimp cocktail. Takeouts available.
Lake Country Lutheran's boys basketball team lost to Oshkosh Lourdes Thursday night in a WIAA Division 4 first-round sectional game, 56-36. The game was played at West Bend.
The Lightning, playing in the sectional for the first time in school history, closed out the year with a 14-11 record.
Pewaukee's boys basketball team made 6 of 8 three-pointers in the first quarter Thursday night as they ended the Milwaukee Bradley Tech season in a first round WIAA Division 2 sectional game at Greenfield, 66-50.
By winning, the Pirates (18-7) will play in the sectional championship game on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brookfield Central against Wisconsin Lutheran.
PHS led 24-10 after the first period and never trailed.
Will Olewinski fired in 13 points to lead the Pirates. Others chipping in on offense were Evan Hansen with 12, John Conroy 10, Steve McGowan 9 and Eric Lutzen 8. Lutzen also had 7 blocked shots.
A clarification was issued yesterday by Waukesha County Court Judge Lee S. Dreyfus in regards to a temporary restraining order issued to the Village of Big Bend over Rural Home Cemetery last week.
The clarification to the temporary restraining order gives the Village of Big Bend the ability to provide maintenance for Rural Home Cemetery as well as "contract, arrange, and allow or provide burials and the sale of plots in Rural Home Cemetery."
According to Village President James Soneberg the clarification allows the Village to complete operations such as snow plowing on the property as well as assist a family who had inquired about burying a loved one who passed away last week.
This story is still developing, read more in next week's Mukwonago Chief.
The eastbound lanes of I-94 before Highway 83 are blocked due to an accident. Cars are being taken off the road at the Highway 83 exit.
The accident that blocked that road took place around 7:30 a.m. Traffic was backed up for almost four miles.
A 26-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with his second drunken driving offense, allegedly fleeing a two-car crash scene in Menomonee Falls that left one man injured.
Demetrius Baker was charged on Monday, March 3, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with drunken driving (cause injury), drunken driving (second offense), hit and run (involving injury), and operating on a suspended license.
According to the criminal complaint, Menomonee Falls Police were dispatched at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, March 2 to a two-car crash at the intersection of Lilly Road and Silver Spring Drive.
Dispatched advised in the complaint that a white SUV had fled the scene. An officer located the vehicle, which was riding on a rim and had suffered heavy damage to the passenger side quarter panel.
Baker was identified as the driver, though he initially claimed in the complaint his friend “Mike” was driving when the crash occurred. He failed several field sobriety tests and registered a .18 blood alcohol content on a preliminary breath test, the complaint states.
Robert Szaniawski was identified as the driver of the other vehicle. He said in the complaint that he was on his way to the airport when his vehicle was struck at the intersection.
He complained of shoulder pain and was later transported to Community Memorial Hospital, according to the complaint.
Baker could face up to 21 years in prison and $60,00 in fines if convicted.
He was released from Waukesha County Jail on Monday, March 3, after posting a $2,000 cash bond, according to court records.
He is expected to appear at a preliminary hearing on Thursday, March 13.
A 50-year-old Menomonee Falls women was charged Monday with her fifth drunken driving offense, allegedly driving with her 10-year-old daughter at nearly twice the legal operating limit for alcohol.
Yvonne Zindler, N90 W17421 Saint Francis Drive, was charged on March 3 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with operating while intoxicated, fifth offense, with a minor child in the vehicle.
She was previously convicted of drunken driving in September 1995, May 2001 and twice in January 2002.
According to the complaint, an officer with the Waukesha City Police stopped Zindler’s vehicle near White Rock Avenue and Main Street at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1.
The officer noted in the complaint that Zindler was slurring her words and had bloodshot eyes. Her 10-year-old daughter sat in the passenger seat and a backseat passenger was identified as David Berry.
The officer asked Zindler to perform several field sobriety tests. She failed to complete a one-leg stand test and blew a .15 on a preliminary breath test.
Zindler denied drinking alcohol and refused to voluntarily submit to a blood draw.
Zindler could face up to 12 years in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted. She could also be forced to install an ignition interlock device and have her license suspended for six years.
She is currently being held at Waukesha County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond, according to court records.
She is next expected in court on Thursday, March 13.
Demystify bullying while learning how to prevent and confront it as a community during a program from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in the Mukwonago High School auditorium.
From 6 to 6:30 p.m. enjoy a resource fair featuring information on healthy communication and prevention followed by a short presentation and an abridged version of the documentary “Bully,” which follows the lives of five youth and their families, offering insight on America’s bullying crisis. Clay Iverson, business teacher and MHS football coach, will emcee the event.
From 7:30 to 7:45 p.m. Miss High School America Annie Jorgensen of Homestead High School will deliver a presentation titled “The Power of a Positive Teen.” This program is recommended for sixth grade and up.
While the nation celebrated and recognized Career and Technical Education Month during February, Mukwonago High School (MHS) celebrates its Cooperative Education and Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program throughout the school year by providing students the best opportunities possible with meaningful learning through a direct connection between school experience and work environment.
When most parents think of schooling beyond high school, many may have four-year colleges in mind leading to bachelor degrees, explains MHS Associate Principal and School to Work Coordinator Mark Blodgett, based largely on myths around the economy, higher education and the relationship between a college degree and a good paying job. However, MHS offers 33 advanced standing career and technical education courses in business and marketing, child care, health care, food service, automotive service, technology and engineering — dual-credit courses with Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and other technical and four-year colleges. In 2012-13, MHS had 242 students receive advanced standing credit.
“These classes give our students a head start in moving from high school onto further education and/or training,” said Blodgett. “Mukwonago parents know that School-To-Work programs don't preclude college, but can prepare their children for challenging, well-paying occupations without closing any avenues.”
Read more about Mukwonago's Cooperative Education and Youth Apprenticeship program in next week's Mukwonago Chief.
Lake Country motorists are experiencing a very slow ride to work and school this morning because of an overnight snow storm that has left many roads snow covered and slick.
Highway crews have been able to at least partially clear most major thoroughfares, state highways and express ways, however, many subdivision and side streets remain snow covered.
To make matters worse, many Lake Country municipalities are facing a shortage of street salt. The communities have been restricting salt applications to intersections, hills, and curves during the past several weeks in an attempt to conserve salt.
Most of the municipalities purchase their salt in bulk through either Waukesha County or the State of Wisconsin and stockpile inventories at Jones Island in the Port of Milwaukee.
Waukesha County officials are warning that the supply on the island has become depleted and new shipments of salt from Canada have not arrived because they are being delayed by the frozen waters of the Great Lakes.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead, allow for plenty of time to reach thier destinations and drive carefully.
Waukesha County District 24 voters can meet supervisor candidate Larry Bangs from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Big Bend Lions Club, W230S9323 Riverside Drive, Big Bend.
The event will provide residents the opportunity to discuss issues with Bangs.
The Oconomowoc Public Library is hosting a murder mystery party for teens in grades 7 - 12 from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 7.
Registration is required and space is limited. Call (262) 569-2193, ext. 210, or email email@example.com today to reserve your spot.
Only two Lake Country area boys basketball teams are still alive in the WIAA post-season tournament as Pewaukee and Lake Country Lutheran both won two games on the weekend.
Pewaukee whipped New Berlin Eisenhower on Saturday and will now play in the Division 2 sectional on Thursday at Greenfield at 7 p.m. against Milwaukee Bradley Tech.
Lake Country Lutheran also won on Saturday and will now play in the Division 4 sectional at West Bend on Thursday at 7 p.m. as they clash with Oshkosh Lourdes.
The Kettle Moraine/Mukwonago/Oconomowoc boys hockey team defeated No. 8 ranked Waukesha Saturday night at Wilson Park in Milwaukee, 3-1, to earn a berth in Thursday's WIAA state tournament in Madison.
KM/MHS/OHS (15-8-4) will be making its third state meet appearance and first since 2007. The Lasers will play Onalaska (21-3-1) at approximately 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the Alliant Energy Center.
KM got goals from Brandon Beier, Allan Moutvic and Jeff Johnson. Collecting assists were Connor Freeman, Jonathan Carfagna (2) , Alex Manske, Nick Bateson and Beier.
Senior goalie Max LeClaire was outstanding for the Lasers, turning back 34 of 35 Waukesha shots. The winners also got big games on defense from Freeman, Andy Behling, Brock Ellena and Miks Grundmanis.
Lake Country Lutheran's boys basketball team won its WIAA regional opener Friday night at home against Horicon, 56-43.
C.J. Teske led the Lightning with 14 points.
Host Pewaukee's boys basketball team rolled over visiting Waukesha North Friday night in a WIAA Division 2 regional game, 72-52. PHS dominated in the first half, leading 37-12 at the intermission.
Eric Lutzen led the Pirates with 14 points and John Conroy had 10.
Kettle Moraine's boys basketball team led from start to finish on Friday night as they defeated visiting Menomonee Falls in a first round WIAA regional game, 69-59.
Sam Huskisson fired in 18 points to lead the Lasers.
KM will host Sussex Hamilton Saturday at 7 p.m.
Arrowhead's boys basketball team defeated visiting Waukesha West Friday night, 55-49, in a first round WIAA Division 1 regional game. By winning, AHS earned the right to play at Germantown Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the regional championship game.
The score was tied at 35-35 after three periods and the Warhawks never trailed in the fourth quarter, thanks to some huge baskets by the senior trio of Billy Hirschfeld, Ricky Finco, and Matt Calawerts.
AHS also made 9 of their final 10 free throws in the last 1:48 to ice the win.
Arrowhead (17-6) played the game without its leading scorer, sophomore Bryce Nze, who suffered a foot injury in practice this week.
Calawerts led the Warhawks with 15 points. Finco added 14 to that total and Hirschfield had 13.
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