Perhaps Whitefish Bay senior quarterback Grant Menard summed it up best.
"I have no regrets; absolutely no regrets. We gave it our all,” he said following a thrilling, yet heartbreaking 35-28 loss to Waunakee on Saturday in a WIAA Level 4 Championship game at Wisconsin Lutheran College Stadium.
Yes, Waunakee is an outstanding team. The Warriors tied the state record with their 48th straight victory.
Fritz Rauch is as cerebral and smart as they come in his role of the Homestead football team's defensive coordinator.
But he can be blunt as heck too.
"Luck is for losers," he said following the Highlanders' stunning, near-perfect, 49-8 demolition of Marshfield in the WIAA D2 state semifinals Saturday afternoon in Oshkosh.
"We talk about it all the time: Great personnel, great preparation, great performance. That's how you win games."
His boss, Highlander head coach Dave Keel agreed as the Highlanders (11-1) earned their first trip back to the WIAA state finals this coming Friday at Camp Randall since the D1 title year of 2008.» Read Full Article
Behind four individual first place finishes, including record-setting efforts from junior Kristin Malone and sophomore Rachel Munson, the Shorewood girls swim team won its seventh WIAA State D2 title Friday night at the Natatorium in Madison.
The Greyhounds, who last won a championship in 2003, scored 255 points as 2011 champ Milton was second with 217 and Grafton third with 193.
Malone set broke a three-year old mark in the 200 free with a clocking of 1:48.83 and then cracked a five-year record in defending her title in the 100 free (50.28).
Senior Ellen Stello won her first individual state title in the 500 free by four seconds with a 4:58.34 effort.
Munson also got into the record-books when she claimed the 100 breaststroke with a clocking of 1:01.37, taking down the year-old mark by close to two seconds.» Read Full Article
Seven Oaks, a 94-bed nursing home in Glendale, has been sold for $6.7 million, according to documents filed with the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds.
The property, at 6263 N. Green Bay Ave., was sold to Glendale NH Property LLC, an investment group affiliated with Chicago-based Aviv REIT Inc., by a local partnership, led by John Sauer.
Indulgence Chocolatiers said its new chocolate boutique is now open at 4525 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood.
The store's hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"Our hope is that chocolate enthusiasts all over the Milwaukee area will view us as a destination where they can learn about and enjoy all of the fine chocolate confections we handcraft in our local kitchen," sid Indulgence owner Julie Waterman.
As a grand opening promotion, Indulgence Chocolatiers is offering a $5 gift card for a future visit to customers who spend $25 or more. The promotion runs until Nov. 17.
The Water Tower Medical Commons building, 2350 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, and the Seton Professional building, 13133 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, are among 14 buildings in six states recently sold by Seavest Healthcare to Duke Realty, according to Xceligent real estate reporting service.
The 162,000-square-foot Water Tower Medical Commons sold for $40.9 million, and the the 72,822-square-foot Seton building sold for $11 million.
Indianapolis-based Duke Realty is one of the nation's largest owners of commercial real estate.