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.
There will be plenty of pride on the line Friday night when Brookfield Central hosts Marquette and Brookfield East travels to Wauwatosa East - for different reasons.
The Lancers (2-2 in the Greater Metro Conference) had their slim title hopes crushed when they lost to a fired up West Allis Hale team last Friday. A big tip of the cap goes to Hale coach Scott Otto and his Huskies, who kicked 3 field goals to beat the Lancers, 9-7.
Brookfield Central tied Brookfield East, 1-1, Thursday night on a sloppy field at East, won a 5-3 shootout and then advanced to the sectional semi-finals at 2 p.m. on Saturday back at Brookfield Central.
The field conditions and the weather were absolutely terrible and it was a tribute to both the Lancers and Spartans that they performed as well as they did under those conditions. Several times throughout the game the athletes would find themselves slipping and sliding trying to change directions.
Third-seeded Brookfield Central will have its hands full when the Lady Lancers travel to Racine Park to battle Muskego, the top-rated volleyball team in the state.
Coach Karen Anderson has a fabulous team, led by the likes of 6-1 Rachel Neuberger, Katie Ellerson, Rachel Jeske, Kate La Tour and Sarah Mlachnik. They are not only talented, but they are having fun on the court.