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.
Ed Eastman is a humble man but he and his lovely wife Renee are also thoughtful, social people who love soccer.
There was some high school football going on in the North Shore area last week that didn't involve the WIAA playoffs, but it was played with the same intensity, and the same passion.
Germantown football coach Jake Davis just chuckled at the thought of what Cedarburg did on Sept. 26 when it stunned his alma mater and 13-time North Shore Conference champion Homestead by a 40-27 score.
It was a fun and memorable weekend for the first induction class of the Brown Deer/Granville High School Athletic Hall of Fame
The magnolia tree which waved in the late afternoon sun with its large, yellow leaves will summon the ideas of nobility, perseverance and love of nature. It will grow taller and stronger and more sturdy with time.