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Greendale trounces Franklin

Aug. 30, 2013 11:39 p.m. | The Greendale football team made a resounding statement to the prep football world Friday night, thrashing visiting perennial contender Franklin, 37-13, before an overflow home crowd. Franklin entered the contest ranked No. 2 in the area.

"It's a big win not just because it's a cross-town thing," Greendale head coach Rob Stoltz said. "It's Franklin. They're an annual power. You never know what to expect or how close a game is going to be. We have a lot of work to do, but I can't tell the kids it's not a big deal, because it is a big deal."

After a slow start for both offenses, Greendale clung to a 9-7 lead midway through the second quarter. Senior wideout Mitchell Brees put Greendale ahead 16-7 in the final minutes of the first half with an impressive catch and run that included five broken tackles.

"That was a filthy play," Stoltz said. "There's not much else you can say about him. He's an incredible athlete."

The 6-foot-3 Brees struck again in the third quarter, this time on a 54-yard touchdown strike from junior quarterback Josh Ringelberg. Brees simply outran the coverage and hauled in a perfect throw.

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Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi drops Assembly run

Aug. 30, 2013 1:33 p.m. | Madison — The race to replace outgoing Rep. Mark Honadel (R-South Milwaukee) turned into a wide-open contest Friday when the only announced candidate dropped out.

On Tuesday, Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi announced he would run for Honadel's seat when Honadel said he would be stepping down from the Assembly in mid-September. But on Friday, Scaffidi told Oak Creek Patch he would not seek the seat after all.

Scaffidi, who had said he planned to serve as both mayor and state representative, told Patch on Friday he decided not to run for the Assembly because he wanted to concentrate on his job as mayor.

No other Republican or Democrat has announced plans to run for the seat. Gov. Scott Walker has not determined when the special election would be held.

Steve F. Taylor, the president of the Franklin Common Council and a Milwaukee County supervisor, said he's thinking about running for Honadel's seat as a Republican but won't make a decision for a week or more.

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Cudahy man sentenced in fatal drunken driving crash

Aug. 29, 2013 6:53 p.m. | A Cudahy man was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed his passenger and injured Waukesha County sheriff's deputies whose patrol car he hit on the freeway last year.

According to court records:

Ihor M. Sahan, 19, was speeding east on Interstate 94 about 2:40 a.m. Nov. 1 when he slammed into a squad car parked in the turnaround area at Sunny Slope Road.

The injured deputies climbed out and pulled Sahan and his unconscious passenger from their burning vehicle. Ryan Petri, 17, had not been wearing a seat belt and suffered massive brain trauma. He was taken to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin but never regained consciousness and died.

Sahan told police he and Petri were returning from a Madison concert where he had consumed six drinks in an hour.

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Milwaukee says goodbye to Chill on the Hill for 2013

Aug. 28, 2013 9:08 a.m. | Humboldt Park in Bay View showcased the last Chill on the Hill concert for 2013.

Global musical sounds from Spanglish entertained the crowd.

And photos, videos and tweets filled the social media sphere as musicgoers shared their experiences. Read our social media story of the last 2013 edition of Chill on the Hill.

Arrowhead remains atop NOW/Lake Country football poll

Aug. 27, 2013 9:07 a.m. | Defending WIAA Division 1 football champion Arrowhead (1-0) has been a fixture at the top of the MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country suburban football poll for more than a season.

The Warhawks retain their top spot in the rankings this week after 42-7 victory over Kenosha Bradford in the opening game of the season.

Arrowhead's next game is a non-conference matchup at defending Division 2 state champion Homestead this Friday. The Highlanders are fifth in the suburban poll.

Franklin defeated Hamilton, 44-16, in its opening game and is currently second in the suburban football poll.

You can see the rest of the top-ranked teams, a playoff forecast for area squads, Coach's Confidential, standings, photo of the week and more at MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country Push for the Playoffs page.

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