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Defense keeps oppressive pace in win over Falls

Dec. 18, 2012 10:46 p.m. | In a variety of early season polls, the Sussex Hamilton girls basketball team stands second in the rankings. One poll says the Chargers are second in the area, while another places them as the second best Division 1 team in the state.
 
After yet another dominating victory Tuesday night, no matter what the geographic parameters are, one would be hard pressed to find a better team anywhere.
 
The Chargers toppled visiting Menomonee Falls, 50-26, moving to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in Greater Metro play. The win also keeps the defending conference champion Chargers in sole possession of first place while the Indians dropped to 3-5 in what has amounted to be a brutally difficult early season schedule.
 
On a night Mackenzie Latt was honored for becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer, the junior guard continued on her torrid path for Hamilton, leading all scorers with 19 points. The record was formerly held by Christa (Goetz) Botsford at 821 points until Latt surpassed the mark just seven games into her junior season.
 
“Congratulations to Mackenzie on this great accomplishment,” Botsford said. “I expect her do a lot more damage in the next year and a half.”
 
Despite all of the offensive talk before the game, on the court it was the stifling Hamilton defense on display against a potent Falls attack. Coming into the game, the Chargers had given up just 25.4 points per game, besting that mark in conference play with a mere 15.9 points allowed in three games. Latt was eager to address the way Hamilton prepares for games defensively.
 
“We focus on containing our player and contesting every shot,” Latt said. “Our coach does a great job of preparing us with the scouting report. We know the tendencies of the other players so we just have to keep them in front of us and play smart.”
 
The Indians scored 81 points in a loss to Germantown last week and had topped 40 points scored in every game prior to matching up with Hamilton. Falls leading scorer, senior forward Erin Crownover, managed just 10 points on the night despite posting 16 points per game on average. Just as Crownover struggled to find her scoring touch, Latt was having issues of her own.
 
Defended by a 2-3 zone, anchored by Crownover in the middle, Hamilton had difficulty getting the ball to Latt on a consistent basis in the first half. Latt wasn’t able to score until over seven minutes into the game and managed just two made field goals for five points in the first half. The Chargers used two separate 7-0 runs to build a 10-point lead in the second quarter but led by just six at the break, 16-10.
 
“It took a little bit to get going tonight; we had prepared for their 2-3 but I had a tough night personally,” Latt said. “My teammates stepped up and made some big shots. Hannah (Menzia) had a great game handling the ball and we had to muscle this win out so it was a good win for the team even if our shots weren’t always falling.”
 
A more assertive Latt came out and scored immediately in the third frame to spark a 9-point quarter individually and push the Hamilton lead to 17 points. Once again, Menomonee Falls refused to go away entirely, with Crownover converting a 3-point play to make the score 33-19 after three quarters.
 
The Indians then opened the final period with seven straight points, cutting the Chargers lead down to under 10 points until freshman guard Taylor Klug knocked down 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions.
 
Falls has now played all three of the undefeated teams at the top of the Greater Metro conference – Hamilton, Brookfield Central and DSHA – and dropped all three despite playing well. 

“We turned the ball over too much tonight,” Falls coach Craig Amundson said. “It was a single digit lead in the fourth quarter but they just wore us down and are a very good team. What we always do is look at each game individually to see what we did well and see what we can improve on moving forward.”
 

Warhawks, KM win football games

Aug. 28, 2015 10:37 p.m. | Arrowhead and Kettle Moraine won varsity football games Friday night. AHS rallied from a 27-7 third quarter deficit to stop host Hudson, 35-28. Host Kettle Moraine stopped Watertown, 25-20. Lake Country Lutheran lost to visiting Burlington Catholic Central, 21-7 and Pewaukee lost to host Wisconsin Lutheran, 35-14.Pewaukee led in that game, 14-7.

East Troy 5K run to be held Aug. 29

Aug. 28, 2015 1:09 p.m. |  The East Troy Area Historical Society, in cooperation with the East Troy High School Cross Country team, will host the Blast to the Past 5K on Saturday, Aug. 29. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m.

Registration is $35 on race day. Information on route, parking, vendors and sponsors is available here.

Special awards will go to overall male and female winners and first through third place awards for male and female participants in each age group. 

Email the East Troy Historical Society at easttroyareahistorical@gmail.com with any questions.

Get interesting prep football tidbits and insights with 'First and Short' blog

Aug. 28, 2015 1:03 p.m. | Keep an eye on JR Radcliffe's new blog, "First and Short," for fresh takes on prep football in Lake Country and the Milwaukee suburbs.

Pewaukee man allegedly burglarized his next door neighbor

Aug. 28, 2015 11:23 a.m. | City of Pewaukee — A 35-year-old Pewaukee man stands accused of stealing then selling several pieces of jewelry from his neighbor.

Jonathan Armao was charged Wednesday, Aug. 26, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with burglary of a building or dwelling. If convicted, he could face up to 121/2 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

According to the complaint, police suspect Armao of breaking into his neighbors' home sometime in the evening May 21. Armao's neighbors had left their home at about 4:30 p.m. that day and later called police to report the theft of some missing jewelry that included a 1959 class ring.

The owner of a Waukesha pawnshop told police in the complaint that Armao had sold some gold chains and rings May 21 at the pawnshop, one of which was the class ring. The rest of the jewelry Armao allegedly sold that day also matched the description of the items taken from the victims, according to the complaint.

Armao reportedly told the pawnshop owner that he obtained the rings through an estate sale.

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Lake Country students post strong showing on ACT

Aug. 28, 2015 10:58 a.m. | As a state, Wisconsin finished near the head of the class nationally in ACT scores.

Lake Country schools had a lot to do with that.

Figures released this week by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction show Wisconsin's 2015 high school graduates posted an average composite score of 22.2 on the college entrance exam, tied for second-best in the country.

That was well above the national average of 21.0.

Similarly, Lake Country districts turned in scores much higher than the state average.

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Oconomowoc woman charged for 2012 burglary

Aug. 28, 2015 9:39 a.m. | Criminal charges have been brought against a 39-year-old Oconomowoc woman for a burglary she allegedly participated in 31/2 years ago.

Jennifer Czaplewski, 1815 N. Davies Drive, was charged Wednesday, Aug. 26, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with burglary of a building or dwelling. If convicted, she could face up to 12 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

According to a criminal complaint, Czaplewski in March 2012 stole clothes and some personal items from her friend Miceala Rupnow, of the city of Delafield.

Police reportedly discovered the theft after a friend the two had in common told officers that Czaplewski had bragged to her about stealing clothes from Rupnow.

The complaint said Czaplewski told the third friend she had stolen a dress belonging to Czaplewski "right out from under Miceala's nose" and later returned to Rupnow's home to steal more clothing and a CD.

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Area schools, educators keep busy preparing for new year

Aug. 28, 2015 8:53 a.m. | Students may have had the summer off, but that doesn't mean area school districts were devoid of activity. Building projects, teacher training and staff hiring were just some of the things keeping educators busy in advance of the 2015-16 school year, which kicked off Sept. 1 for most Lake Country schools. The following is a look at some of the goings-on, by district.

Arrowhead High School

Arrowhead has a new superintendent at the helm. Laura Myrah took over the position in July, but she's not the only one starting a new job. Myrah said the high school welcomes eight new teachers, two administrators (including herself) and a half-dozen faculty members stepping into new leadership roles, including two department chairpersons (social studies and language arts ) and two director positions (director of learning and director of student services ), plus more than a dozen new employees in support roles and coaching positions.

Myrah said educators were "hard at work during the summer" updating curriculum for courses, participating in training sessions, taking graduate-level coursework, collaborating and planning within their departments, and leading professional development sessions for others.

Arrowhead's administration has been planning for implementation of the district's goals and initiatives, including best preparing students for postsecondary education and/or future careers, continuing implementation of Educator Effectiveness (Wisconsin's new teacher and principal evaluation program) and enhancing communications with the community, including a new monthly e-newsletter called "Arrowhead Advisor."

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Oconomowoc football takes down Waukesha South, 52-31

Aug. 28, 2015 12:28 a.m. | UPDATE: Read the full game recap story on LakeCountryNow.com.

The Oconomowoc football team defeated Waukesha South, 52-31, on Thursday to improve to 2-0 overall.

OHS had big days from junior quarterback Ben Nienhuis (six total touchdowns) and junior wide receiver Zach Clayton (four touchdown catches).

Nienhuis threw for five touchdowns for the second straight week.

At the half, Oconomowoc led, 38-14, but South scored 17 points in the third to tighten the score to 38-31.

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Judge: Probation for Delafield woman accused of child abuse

Aug. 27, 2015 4:24 p.m. | City of Waukesha — A Delafield woman previously accused of child abuse pleaded no contest to lesser charges and was sentenced in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

Online court records indicate that the woman, who will not be named to protect the identity of the victim, made her no-contest pleas during an Aug. 26 hearing. Judge Lee Dreyfus withheld a sentence for the woman in favor of 16 months of probation.

The woman pleaded no contest to reduced charges of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct as part of an agreement with the prosecution. Dreyfus found her guilty of those crimes at her sentencing. He ruled that the woman would serve 16 months of probation for each offense, but ordered that the probation terms be served concurrently.

As conditions of her probation, the woman must complete a parenting class and has been banned from physically punishing or disciplining her children. She is also prohibited from having any violent contact with any of her family members and from possessing or using any controlled substances.

The woman was originally charged with physical abuse of a child — intentionally causing bodily harm last December after Cushing Elementary School Principal Rebecca Toetz noticed the woman's 6-year-old son had severe bruising on his back and contacted child services.

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Updated weekly rankings of area prep football teams and players

Aug. 27, 2015 2:25 p.m. | Push for the playoffs is a detailed weekly breakdown of the teams and players in the Lake Country and suburban Milwaukee prep football scene.

Charity concert set for Sept. 6 at band shell in Oconomowoc

Aug. 27, 2015 2:03 p.m. | City of Oconomowoc — Every season can be a season of giving.

That's what Oconomowoc resident Terry Williams believes anyway, which is why she's organized a special concert to help raise donations for Operation Christmas Child, an Evangelical organization that's very close to her heart.

The concert kicks off 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Rhodee Memorial Bandshell, 324 W. Wisconsin Ave., near City Beach, and will last for two hours. Williams and other volunteers will have a donation drop-off station open from 5 to 9 p.m. near the band shell to collect various items for Operation Christmas Child.

"It should be a fun night," Williams said.

Music at the concert, which is free and open to the public, will be provided by Billy Sullivan, previously of Gary Lewis and the Playboys and The Raspberries. Sullivan usually performs covers of Beatles' songs and other music from the 60s.

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Kettle Moraine elementary schools to hold ribbon cutting ceremonies

Aug. 27, 2015 12:16 p.m. | The Kettle Moraine School District celebrates construction progress in the district with ribbon cutting ceremonies at all elementary schools at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27. Students, parents and community members will be able to take a look at several spaces that are ready for students, following a short program at each facility. 

For a sneak peek of the construction work done in the district over the summer watch the video at Lake Country Now

Kettle Moraine Middle School will host a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1.

A ceremony was held on Aug. 25 at Kettle Moraine High School. 

Local runner bringing 'Girls on the Run' to Lake Country

Aug. 27, 2015 11:58 a.m. | A Lake Country runner and mother of three is starting a new program in Lake Country designed to help preteen girls boost their self-confidence, make good life choices and ultimately complete a 5K race.

Girls on the Run, a youth development program that started in 1996 in North Carolina, combines running with an interactive curriculum to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in girls in grades three through five.

Kelly Corteen, 39, of Erin has been involved with the Girls on the Run program in the Milwaukee area and is excited to bring the program west.

"I worked with the 5K event last season and just interacted with a lot of the girls and saw how happy they were, accomplishing that 5K, and I want to bring it out here," Corteen said.

Corteen will serve as head coach, and her sister Maureen Reyes will be assistant coach.

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Decision expected on Lisbon convenience center

Aug. 27, 2015 8:01 a.m. |  Town of Lisbon - After hearing more than 20 hours of testimony, a specially convened review panel may make a decision next week on the siting of a fueling and convenience center complex at the roundabout intersection of Hwys. 164 and Q.

The review panel - compromised of four town board members and the chairman of the town's zoning board of appeals - has a number of alternatives in reaching its decision, according to Attorney John M. "Jack" Bruce who serves as legal advisor to the review board.

The board could vote to affirm two decisions by the town plan commission to reject the plans submitted by Wexford Heights, a Germantown based development company.

The plans include a fueling center, convenience store, car wash, and drive through restaurant  located near the intersection on land once occupied by an Associated Bank branch office.

Some plan commissioners and town residents argue the complex is too large and poses potential hazards to neighborhood ground water resources and motorists traveling through the roundabout.

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Fall fundraisers benefit children with special needs

Aug. 27, 2015 7:18 a.m. | The third annual Trail Run/Walk/Roll   to benefit children with special needs

Will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Zachariah's Acres in Oconomowoc.

Enjoy the scenic trails, breath- taking views, and rolling hills on the full 5K course or take in the beautiful fall colors on the 1.3 mile family walk/roll.

 Early bird rate is available prior to Oct.1, so register today. Adults - $25, children - $15.

 Visit  www.zachariahsacres.org  for more information or  Click here to view the printer friendly flier. 

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» Warhawks, KM win football games 8/28

» East Troy 5K run to be held Aug. 29 8/28

» Get interesting prep football tidbits and insights with 'First and Short' blog 8/28

» Pewaukee man allegedly burglarized his next door neighbor 8/28

» Lake Country students post strong showing on ACT 8/28

» Oconomowoc woman charged for 2012 burglary 8/28

» Area schools, educators keep busy preparing for new year 8/28

» Oconomowoc football takes down Waukesha South, 52-31 8/28

» Judge: Probation for Delafield woman accused of child abuse 8/27

» Updated weekly rankings of area prep football teams and players 8/27

» Charity concert set for Sept. 6 at band shell in Oconomowoc 8/27

» Kettle Moraine elementary schools to hold ribbon cutting ceremonies 8/27

» Local runner bringing 'Girls on the Run' to Lake Country 8/27

» Decision expected on Lisbon convenience center 8/27

» Fall fundraisers benefit children with special needs 8/27

» Traffic study challenged at hearing 8/26

» Nashotah Clubhouse Bluesfest moving to new location 8/25

» Oconomowoc man pleads guilty to escaping juvenile center 8/25

» MSOE students to help design Pewaukee pedestrian bridge 8/25

» DNR to look at alternatives for Mukwonago River Unit and Lulu Lake state properties 8/25

» Oconomowoc Library hosting weekend rummage sale Aug. 28-29 8/25

» Initial Reaction Podcast: What stood out on the first week of high-school football? 8/25

» Kettle Moraine Global included in Newsweek's list of top high schools 8/25

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Weekend Happenings

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St. Agnes Parish Festival: Aug. 28-30, St. Agnes Parish, 12801 W. Fairmount Ave., Butler. Rides, midway games, craft beers, live music, food plus Friday fish fry, Saturday chicken and ribs dinners, Sunday talent show, grand raffle, sheepshead. www.stagnesparish.org

St. Anthony on the Lake Dedication & Picnic: 5 p.m. Aug. 29, St. Anthony on the Lake, W280 N2101 Prospect Ave, Pewaukee. Guests will process out of church following Mass, making stops at each of the new spaces along the way for a brief prayer and song before celebrating at a picnic featuring food, beverages and live music.

Church Rummage and Bake Sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 29, Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 36821 Sunset Drive, Oconomowoc.

 

“Psych”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28-29; 4 p.m. Aug. 30, Theatre on Main, W359 N5920 Brown St., Oconomowoc. This comedy is written by local playwright Lisa Rowe and features James A. Skiba. General admission tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors.

All weekend happenings

 

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