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Sky's the Limit

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.

I wish I were triplets

Boys basketball - Brookfield Central, West Allis Central, New Berlin Eisenhower, New Berlin West, Girls basketball - New Berlin Eisenhower, New Berlin West

I wish I could cover at least three games Friday night.

GMC Boys

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A look at Woodland/GMC races

Boys basketball - Brookfield Central, Tosa East, Eisenhower, New Berlin West - Girls basketball - Ike and NB West.

So many things to write about and not enough time...

  • Brookfield Central boys (8-3) whipped Wisconsin Lutheran to snap a 3-game losing streak. Central faces Brookfield East, Tosa East and Sussex Hamilton to close out the year. First-place West Allis Central (9-2) plays MUHS, Menomonee Falls at home and Brook East on the road.
     
  • Tosa East boys (7-4) need a minor miracle to get a share of the title. They finish with West Allis Hale at home, Brook Central on the road and MUHS at home.
     
  • Eisenhower boys (11-3) are a game behind Whitnall (12-2) and with games against South Milwaukee, at Whitnall and Tosa West left. Whitnall plays at Tosa West, Ike and at Greenfield. The Lions won't be getting any help.
     
  • New Berlin West boys (11-4) lost a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE game at St. Thomas More on Tuesday and fell a game behind in the loss column to More and Pewaukee, both 11-3. West finishes at Cudahy, Shorewood and Brown Deer, all winnable, but it might not matter. More plays at Shorewood, at Brown Deer, Cudahy and the big one - at Pewaukee). The Pirates play St. Francis, at Cudahy, at Shorewood and then More. Pirates have the easiest schedule.
     
  • Eisenhower girls (13-0) have won 35 conference games in a row. They will clinch an outright title when they beat South Milwaukee Friday. They play Whitnall, Tosa West and Greendale in conference after that, but have a tough non-conference vs. Milwaukee Vincent (12-2) to end the year. They also play Mukwonago (10-5) in a NC game.
     
  • New Berlin West girls (11-3) like the boys trails the leading Pewaukee and Cudahy (11-2) by one game in the loss column. The girls play Cudahy in a HUGE game on Friday at home, play two conference games on the road (Shorewood, Brown Deer, 6-21 combined). Pewaukee plays St. Francis, at Cudahy, at Shorewood and then More.

It should be fun.

Elm Grove Brewer fan a finalist in MLB Fan Cave promotion

MLB Fan Cave

Elm Grove Milwaukee Brewer fan Kurt Peter is looking for votes in the MLB Fan Cave promotions.

After reviewing more than 22,000 entries, Major League Baseball revealed Peter as one the top 50 fans vying to be a contestant in the 2012 MLB Fan Cave.

The voting runs through Wednesday. Fans can view video submissions from all 50 applicants on MLBFanCave.com and vote for their favorites. The 50 men and women include fans from across the U.S. and Canada.

“I decided to do it after I was watching the MLB Network one day and saw the commercial advertising the ‘Best summer of your baseball life.’ I’ve been trying to break into the MLB job market, but it’s extremely tough, so I thought I’d give it a shot.”

Peter turned in a two-minute video describing their favorite baseball moment and why you’d be the most entertaining baseball fan. It also had two 500 word essays with a few options.

“I chose to write about who I’d most like to meet/interview in the Fan Cave and what young star I thought would most likely win a Cy Young. I linked some previous sports writing I had done and that’s that.”

In 2012, the MLB Fan Cave will return to the 15,000 square foot location at 4th Street and Broadway in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village that was formerly the home of Tower Records.
The MLB Fan Cave is currently being redesigned to feature new technology and interactive elements.

The MLB Fan Cave is a unique event space mixing baseball with music, popular culture, media, interactive technology and art. 

Supported by MLB Advanced Media, it also serves as a content factory providing baseball fans with a constant flow of online video and conversation via social media. The MLB Fan Cave has more than a quarter of a million combined followers on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/mlbfancave) and Twitter (@MLBFanCave). The MLB Fan Cave features products and services provided by nearly 50 companies.

Major League Baseball will select 30 finalists based on fan voting, quality of the original submissions, and the ability of the contestants to generate buzz and interest in their campaigns. The 30 finalists will earn a trip to Spring Training in Arizona at the end of February, where they will compete in a variety of challenges to determine the final group of contestants.

These winners will begin the season in the MLB Fan Cave with the goal of watching all 2,430 MLB games on a large wall of big screen Sony televisions while chronicling their experiences online through videos, blogs, and social media.

Along the way, they will compete with one another over the course of the season in a series of challenges, with fans online helping decide who gets to stay in the Fan Cave and who gets eliminated with one eventual winner crowned before the end of the World Series.

Good luck, Kurt.

 

Lewiston, Scheel doing good job with New Berlin West teams

New Berlin West boys and girls basketball

I wanted to just take a second and tip my hat to the New Berlin West boys and girls basketball teams.

The boys - coached by Jeff Lewiston - are 13-4 in the Woodland Conference Blue Division - and 16-5 overall with a bye this week before the seeding meetings on Saturday. The Vikings play Brown Deer at home in the finale on Wednesday next week.

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Playoffs getting underway...

boys basketball for Tosa East, , Tosa West and New Berlin West and Eisenhower.

To say I picked the wrong time to get sick is an understatement.

I am on the sidelines right now with Cellulitis in my left ear, which is often caused by a bacterial infection. My left ear looks like I went through 10 rounds with Mike Tyson (before he bit it off). I was so sick that JR Radcliffe stepped in for me to cover the Tosa East-Tosa West game last night.

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