Falls dominates second half in 16-10 win over Oak Creek

Aug. 23, 2013 10:08 p.m. | One game does not a season make, but for the Menomonee Falls football team a foundation can be laid on opening night and the Indians did just that on Friday, controling much of the game in beating host Oak Creek, 16-10.

"It's not the season," said coach John Baker, "but we can build off this. I think we just surprised a few people. With the way we fought for each other tonight, we can roll with this, this is special."

Veteran quarterback Adam Vechart agreed. Vechart was one of those people who picked up the gauntlet, rushing many times late in the game as the Indians were trying to kill the clock after top running back Christian Almonte went out with a leg cramp.

"We did a good job here tonight," Vechart said, "and this will only help our confidence. There are a lot of new people out there without a lot of experience and this will help us go into next week (the home opener next Friday against West Bend East)."

For the defending Southeast Conference champion Knights it was a lesson in fitness. Oak Creek is replacing nine starters from a top-notch defense and the Knights were also a bit short-handed due to injury, but coach Mike Bartholomew didn't want to use that an as excuse.

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Franklin, Hamilton football photo gallery now online

Aug. 23, 2013 10:49 a.m. | We have just posted Peter Zuzga's photo gallery from the Franklin football team's 44-16 victory over Hamilton in the opening night of the WIAA football season.

You can also see a social-media recap of the Hamilton vs. Franklin football game on our Storify page. NOW's Steven L. Tietz was at the game, and you can see his Hamilton vs. Franklin game story here.

Franklin rolls past Hamilton in football opener, 44-16

Aug. 22, 2013 10:50 p.m. | Even after an impressive 330-yard, two-TD pass effort that led his team to an imposing 44-16 win over Greater Metro Conference favorite Sussex Hamilton Thursday night, Franklin quarterback Sean McGuire was not satisfied.

"Not good enough," he said. "Everything I did tonight was due to the O-line and my receivers."

His coach Louis Brown and opposing coach John Damato viewed the 6-3 senior's efforts in a little more positive light as the prep football season got underway.

"I'm telling you he had a great off-season and you're seeing the results," said Brown of the three-year starter. "He has a big chip on his shoulder and he's the perfect leader. I think he had one underthrown ball all night."

"...He may be the best we've every had."

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Nephew charged in campus overdose death in Greendale

Aug. 21, 2013 11:56 p.m. | Greendale — Resident Tyler Schmidt has been charged with first degree reckless homicide for delivering drugs to his uncle, Timothy Stanczyk. The charge, a class C felony, carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison or a $100,000 fine.

According to the criminal complaint:

Stanczyk was found dead in a dorm room at UWM on Dec. 3 by what was determined as an overdose on a heroin and opiate mixture. Schmidt told police he and a friend left Stanczyk, his uncle, in the dorm room while they went for a cigarette. When they came back, his uncle was on his back and unresponsive. They dialed 911.

Schmidt initially denied giving any heroin to his uncle. His friend, however, said they got heroin from Schmidt's dealers and Stanczyk went unconscious after shooting up in the dorm room. Schmidt's friend said he urged him to dial 911, but Schmidt tried giving Stanczyk a remedy and then the two went outside to smoke cigarettes. He said when the two were done smoking, Schmidt shot up the rest of the heroin and threw the needles in a trash chute.

Police found the needles in the residence hall dumpster, which tested positive for heroin. They also reviewed residence hall video surveillance showing Schmidt, his friend and his uncle going into the dorm room elevator and Schmidt later running out of his room. He appeared upset and was swaying on camera when he returned.

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Brookfield Spartan Invite tennis photos now online

Aug. 21, 2013 10:41 a.m. | We've just posted a photo gallery from the Brookfield East Spartan Invitational, featuring images from the first day of the two-day tournament.

Brookfield East Spartan Invitational photo gallery.

It's Ladies Night at Bay View's Chill on the Hill

Aug. 21, 2013 8:53 a.m. | Humboldt Park in Bay View was filled celebration as it was Ladies' Night on Aug. 20 in the latest Chill on the Hill concert.

Musical guests Ramma Lamma and The Wanton Looks entertained the crowd.

And photos, videos and tweets filled the social media sphere as musicgoers shared their experiences. Read our social media story of last night's Chill on the Hill.

Maintenance worker reported for painting shirtless

Aug. 20, 2013 3:38 p.m. | A maintenance worker at an apartment complex in Oak Creek caused quite a stir when he was painting without his shirt on.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

A resident at Timber Ridge Apartments, 6935 S. Timber Ridge Lane, came into the police department to report a maintenance man at the apartment complex was painting outside the complex without his shirt on at about 3:25 p.m. July 11.

The resident said she was reporting the shirtless man because she thought it was illegal. She was told it wasn't illegal, but the officer spoke to the apartment manager and they said they would tell the painter to put his shirt back on.

Share your prep football spirit and win movie tickets

Aug. 19, 2013 1:18 p.m. | It's that time of the year again for soon-to-be cooling temperatures, school spirit and Friday night lights.

Area football teams are set to kick off their seasons this week, and we want you to showcase your school and alumni spirit by sharing your photographs.

One person who shares the most-liked photo showcasing their school spirit will win a pair of Marcus Theatres movie tickets.

Here's what you need to do: First, take a photo of yourself, your friends or whatever else you think shows your spirit for preps football. Then tag your photos with the #wisfb hashtag as well as a hashtag of your school (#Arrowhead, #Homestead and #CatholicMemorial are examples). Then post your photo to Twitter, Instagram or Flickr.

Photos will be compiled on the NOW Newspapers #wisfb prep football spirit photos page, and you can vote for your favorite there.

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Ground breaking ceremony set for Greendale baseball field

Aug. 19, 2013 12:19 p.m. | Greendale — Work is underway to renovate the Greendale High School's baseball field, and a ground breaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 on the school's campus, 6801 Southway.

The project is being funded through a grant from the Reiman Foundation with matching funds from Greendale Schools. The budget for the project is $570,000, according to a press release from the school.

Phase 1 of the renovation includes repositioning the field and moving home plate toward Southway to increase the distances to the outfield. The new field will feature natural turf with an irrigation system and includes the installation of the infrastructure for light poles and lights.

Alterations to the field and dimensions create a WIAA regulation field to allow Greendale to host playoff games and tournaments.

Additional site work is required to meet Department of Natural Resources and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District regulations and includes re-grading of the football and soccer practice field and the creation of a bioswale for stormwater management.

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