The first time that the New Berlin Eisenhower girls soccer team played the New Berlin West Vikings this year, they squeezed out a 3-2 win, so Thursday evening’s 6-1 playoff win was much bigger than anyone had anticipated.
“When we played them during the season we won by one,” said Lions coach Jim Keller. “Our whole preparation was to come out with high intensity. We’ve been working on high intensity play all week.”
High intensity was indeed the story as the Lions scored three goals in the first twenty minutes of play. The first clear chance came when Erin Ganzke made a run up the wing, cut into the penalty area, and cut the ball back to Jenny Weiland whose shot went just wide of the near post. Shortly thereafter, however, a well crossed ball produced a scramble in the box until Ganzke got her foot on the ball and tucked it past West keeper Emily Sehulster.
The Vikings nearly answered when Lexi Porter made a good run and took a shot, but it was saved by Taylor Rickard. Ike then created another chance of their own with a well-placed through ball to Stefanie Panzenhagen on the wing, who subsequently crossed it to Jackie Vanderkolk. Vanderkolk controlled the ball with her chest and poked it into the net for a 2-0 lead.
“I got it on a cross and I hit it off my chest,” she said, “and I wasn’t sure it was going to go in so I just tapped it in with my foot to make sure.”» Read Full Article
The grandson of the late owners of the former Parkside Nursery in Muskego told the Muskego Plan Commission the family hopes the city will approve a proposal to turn the site into a cemetery because that would preserve much of the natural beauty that was so much a part of the nursery's operation.
Patrick Murphy spoke to the commission Tuesday as it took a preliminary look at the proposal. The proposed cemetery on 17 acres at W14105 Tess Corners Drive would have no aboveground markers.
Mark Kosobucki is proposing the cemetery, which could accommodate up to 3,200 burial sites plus seven outdoor mausoleums, an indoor one, a pond with a sitting park, walking trails, a reception area, offices, bathrooms, a community room, two chapels, a crematorium and a pet burial section.
Kosobucki is tied to three Muskego developments - Golden Country Estates, Foxboro and Foxboro North - as well as Golden Bay and Golden Meadows, both in Tichigan.
Commissioners wanted to know how the neighbors feel about a cemetery coming to a residential area. There also was concern about the possibility of a high water table because wetlands are on part of the tract. The developer hasn't completed soil borings that will answer that question.» Read Full Article
New Berlin School Board member Keith Hastings has resigned from the board, saying he doesn't want his work responsibilities to interfere with his ability to be an effective School Board member.
"I must be cognizant of my personal obligations to my full-time occupation," he wrote in his resignation letter. "It is of great importance to me that those obligations do not detract from any of the official duties and responsibilities of my board position, thus I have reluctantly reached this very difficult decision."
Hastings was elected in 2010 to a term expiring in April, 2013. His resignation is effective immediately.
The board is expected to accept his resignation Monday and decide how to move forward. Because it is likely that the board will decide to appoint someone to serve the nearly one year remaining of Hastings' term, School Board President David Maxey is inviting anyone interested in serving to submit a resume with a letter explaining why they want to be on the School Board to the New Berlin Public Schools office, 4333 S. Sunnyslope Road, New Berlin, WI 53151.
Gov. Scott Walker took both Muskego and New Berlin on the way to his statewide win over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in Tuesday's recall election.
With an 83.6 percent turnout in New Berlin, Walker polled 70 percent to Barrett's 29 percent. With the results still unofficial, the vote totals were 16,128 for Walker and 6,722 for Barrett. Independent candidate Hari Trivedi and write-ins got less than 1 percent.
In Muskego, where the turnout was 86 percent, Walker captured 73 percent to Barrett's 27 percent. The unofficial vote totals were 10,023 for Walker and 3,652 for Barrett.
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