Sportswriter Steve Tietz will use this blog to try to duly reward the great, praise heartily the hard-working, uncover the unsung, and take to task the spoilsport, the foul-mouth and the crass in the local prep sports scene. He'll try to remember that kids are just kids and that coaches aren't in it for the money. He'll try to gently remind parents that the kids are playing for fun, not for profit and that the officials, though occasionally human and therefore prone to error, are there to ensure fair play and not out to get anyone.
Family matters when it comes to athletics in Germantown.
Before hard-core winter excitement starts carrying us away, it would be good to take a look back on the successful prep scene that Germantown and Menomonee Falls high school athletes carried out over the course of the fall.
Dawn and Gary Graham loved the care their late daughter Kimberly received at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
The Brown Deer/University School girls swim team won't be sending anyone to the WIAA state meet this weekend.
The past week was awkward at best in the Shorewood School District, difficult to get anything vaguely resembling "normal" done at all.