Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Are you looking for a place to mountain bike in Waukesha? A new trail is opening soon at Minooka Park.
Editor’s Note: The following information was provided to Waukesha Patch via a news release from Waukesha County. Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas announced Monday the grand opening of the Waukesha County Park System’s first Mountain Bike Trail within Minooka Park. The first phase, approximately 1.5 miles, will open to residents on Saturday, June 1 (National Trails Day) at 9 a.m. following a ribbon cutting event open to the public. Once all three phases are complete, the network of trails will be about five miles in total length. They are located near picnic shelter 5, within Minooka Park, 1927 E. Sunset Dr. in Waukesha. “Part of the Waukesha County Park System mission is to provide our citizens with many different recreation …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Hundreds of rugby players from all over the country came to Caledonia to play in the 2013 National Girls Rugby Championship this weekend, including teams from DSHA, Catholic Memorial, Oak Creek and Tosa/Brookfield.
Twenty-four teams from across the country — including teams from Oak Creek, Brookfield, Waukesha and Milwaukee — played at the Caledonia-Mount Pleasant Park in the 2013 National Girls Rugby Championship this weekend. In Division 1, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School defeated Catholic Memorial of Waukesha 27-12 for third place. They were the only two Wisconsin schools in the competition portion. Oak Creek, the Wauwatosa/Brookfield combined team and Kettle Moraine all played in the Festival Division with the junior varsity team from Armstrong MN. Championship: Fallbrook CA 35, Kent WA 10 Fifth Place: Sacramento Amazons CA 32, Summit CO 10 Seventh Place: Danville CA 71, West Carroll MD 20 Championship: Fullerton CA 27, Armstrong MN 17 …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The peanuts, beer, hotdogs and summer sun - it's baseball season in Wisconsin and we want to hear all about the Milwaukee Brewers or your other favorite team!
Calling all sports fanatics, Patch wants you! Are you passionate about the Milwaukee Brewers? A local softball league? Attend every little league game? An expert on sabermetrics? Then we want hear all about it! Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians and everyone in between—to interact and post directly to the site. These posts then appear on the homepage, in the daily newsletter and are shared by editors via Facebook and Twitter. The best thing about sharing your stuff on Patch is it's your space so it's your rules. Write as frequently, or …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
SCORE Complex in Racine hosts the 2013 National High School Rugby Girls Championships, and DHSA and Catholic Memorial are among the eight finalists.
Nine girls from Waukesha are participating this Saturday and Sunday in the 2013 National High School Rugby Girls Championships at the SCORE Complex in Franksville, WI. All nine are students at Waukesha Catholic Memorial, which is seeded fourth in the eight-team Division 1 tournament. They are: Also from Waukesha is head coach John Waliszewski. Catholic Memorial is seeded No. 4 in the Division 1 tournament and opens against Summit, CO, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Also in the tournament is Divine Savior Holy Angels, a six-time national champion. DSHA faces Amazons of California at 10:15 Saturday in an opening-round match. The championship match at 12:30 p.m. Sunday will be streamed live online.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Waukesha North girls softball team beats Waukesha South twice on Monday.
The Waukesha North girls softball team beat Waukesha South twice in Monday's double header at Waukesha South High School. North outscored South 36-0 during the two games. The first game was 14-0 and the second was 22-0, according to Wisconsin Sports Network. North (10-6, 7-4 conference) is currenty in third place in the Classic 8 Conference. South (2-6, 0-6 conference) is No. 7, just one place away from Waukesha West High School.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Waukesha County Sheriff's Department Detective Bob Brenner was more than 400 pounds in May 2012. A year later, he is stepping on the scale in front of hundreds of people just to see how much weight he lost in a year.
Imagine stepping on the scale in front of hundreds of people, all eyes on you as the three numbers flash for all to see. While it might seem like a nightmare for some people, for Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bob Brenner, it will be a victory. For Brenner, a one-time 400-plus detective, it marks a victory and an end to his yearlong weight loss journey with Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. And you are invited! The streets in downtown Waukesha will be closed Saturday, May 18, at the Five Points for a portion of the taping from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. However, the big reveal happens at Carroll University’s Schneider Stadium on Sunday, May 19. The May 18 filming does not include a crowd and the streets are closed to allow the …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Merrill Hill Country Club is looking to sell due to some financial difficulties.
The Legends Club based in Wales, is offering to buy the Merrill Hills Country Club in Waukesha, reported the Living Lake Country. A premilinary offer was put on the table last week to buy Merrill Hills. Merrill Hills Country Club starting looking for buyers because it wasn't able to restructure its loan with the bank. The members still need to vote on the sale. Merrill Hills offers catering and banquets, a par-72 golf course, a tennis facility and two pools.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
George Webb Restaurant is once again predicting a 12-game winning streak. If the Milwaukee Brewers make it, the restaurant will give away free burgers.
George Webb is predicting a 12-game winning streak for the Brewers and last time their prediction came true the restaurant gave out 168,194 free burgers throughout the state. The restaurant chain plans to do the same giveaway if the Brewers make to the 12th win, according to a release. They are pretty close to hitting that streak again. The Brewers won their ninth straight game Tuesday, a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres. George Webb’s General Manager Ryan Stamm said, “This is such an exciting start of the year for the team. You can bet that we’ll be cheering the crew on to 12 straight and beyond.” Burgers fans around the state are hoping they make it. They take on the Padres again at 9:10 p.m. (local time) Wednesday. A sweep of the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
As runner Bradley Woodford gets ready to depart Waukesha South this year for the University of Minnesota, he is recognized for his astounding academic achievement by the WIAA.
Bradley Woodford, a senior at Waukesha South High School, was selected as a 2013 scholar athlete by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. Thirty-two scholar athlete finalists, both boys and girls, were chosen from among 750 seniors nominated by more than 375 high schools in the state. Woodford, along with the other finalists, will be recognized at an awards ceremony Sunday, May 5 at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau. Former Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer Bill Ferrario will speak at the ceremony. Woodford, a 4.0 GPA student, has excelled in a number of cross country and track & field events during his four years at Waukesha South. He's been a Cross Country Sectional champion, two-time Track & Field Regional champion…
Olympian Gwen Jorgensen competed at the Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego in Mission Beach over the weekend where she snatched first place.
A Waukesha native has become the first U.S. woman to win a World Triathlon Series race on Friday. Olympian Gwen Jorgensen snatched the lead in the last mile of the triathlon and won the Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego in Mission Beach, reported the Journal Sentinel. Jorgensen, a standout swimmer at Waukesha South High School, was recruited to run triathlons when she was studying at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The 26-year-old woman was an accountant at Ernest and Young in Milwaukee when she made the USA Olympic team. She came in 38th place in the London Olympics after she got flat tire during the bike leg. Jorgensen finished the triathlon with a race-best run split of 33:10, reported the Journal Sentinel.