Thursday, May 23, 2013
Hollywood wants to capture Wisconsin's deep abiding affection for the Green Bay Packers and they are going to make a reality show about cheeseheads.
Move over Jersey Shore, the "cheeseheads" are taking over reality television via TBS's new reality show called...well, Cheeseheads, according to SBNation.com. Hollywood has just figured out what we alreday knew -- that Snookie and Pauly D have nothing on us. The producers hope to capture "the hilarious subculture," which of course includes the rituals of brew, brats, and the brouhaha around extreme fandom. The producer is Jason Carbone, who who also did The Bachelor and Run's House. A pilot likely hasn't been put together. So, if you could produce this show, where would you find shining examples of Packers Nation?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Lakeshore Ripsharks Lacrosse team saw a successful week of games. Learn more about the team.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Port Washington High School baseball team will face Pewaukee in a double header, but the two teams will be traveling out of state to meet.
The Port Washington High School boys varsity baseball team will be getting a special treat for its game on Saturday against Pewaukee — a chance to play the doubleheader in the metrodome in Minnesota. The Port Washington Pirates have played in the metrodome before, but it has been some time, head coach Nicholas Wycklendt said. The opportunity arose because the team the Pirates play, the Pewaukee High School team — whose mascot is also the Pirates — schedules games at the stadium regularly; this year the schedule worked out to play against Port in the far away field, Wycklendt said. The games start at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
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 …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The 8th ranked Lakeshore Ripsharks lacrosse team picked up two more wins last week.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Lakeshore Lacrosse club team's season is underway. Hear from two players and follow the team's season.
Common are the nights when parents might find themselves at basketball, soccer or football games — but when it comes to sports, local students aren't limited to such traditional options. Port Washington High School senior Dakota Kwasny is among the students who took his skills to a less common sport: Kwasny is a Lakeshore Lacrosse player, and said he believes the sport actually combines aspects of basketball, soccer and hockey. "It's a very northeast game — and it's just spreading across the country recently," he said. "It's kind of exploding across the country. It's gotten really big south —and it's starting to work its way west." The Lakeshore Lacrosse team is a part of a club sport and recruits players from the following high schools: …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Locally organized adult soccer leagues will offer spring and summer seasons, as well as tennis and kickball leagues.
A soccer league for adults launched last spring by Port resident Jennifer Huettl will return this season, with scrimmages starting already on Monday. "We anticipate possibly doubling our number of players from last season and have potential local sponsors in the works to sponsor team/league jerseys," Heuttl said in an e-mail to Patch. "We are also starting up an adult kickball league this summer as well as adult tennis leagues." The league involves all sorts of skill levels, with players Missy Winkworth and Ryan Diaz as perfect examples. "It is competitive soccer but it remains light and fun at the same time. The level of skill varies. No matter the skill level, everyone plays and has a great time with it," Diaz said, who played for many …
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 …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The Green Bay Packers have released their 2013 schedule.
The Green Bay Packers have released their 2013 schedule and will open the regular season vs. the 49ers for the second straight year and at San Francisco for the first time. Four prime-time games, subject to flexible scheduling, are highlighted, as well as a Thanksgiving contest at Detroit. The Packers’ bye will be held in week four. Here's the finalized 2013 Packers schedule: PRE-SEASON Aug. 9 vs. Arizona, 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Aug. 23 vs. Seattle, 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Kansas City, 7 p.m. REGULAR SEASON Sept. 8 at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m. Sept. 15 vs. Washington, 12 p.m. Sept. 22 at Cincinnati, 12 p.m. Sept. 29 BYE Oct. 6 vs. Detroit, 12 p.m. Oct. 13 at Baltimore, 12 p.m. Oct. 20 vs. Cleveland, 3:25 p.m. Oct. 27 at …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Opening Day for the Milwaukee Brewers is Monday, and fans are hoping they can return to the top of the National League Central Division — or at least beat the Chicago Cubs.
Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day is Monday, April 1 against the Colorado Rockies. The team was 83-79 last year, third in the NL Central Division. Fans’ expectations were recently raised after signing of free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse, a former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who was 16-3 last year with a 2.86 ERA. Also key for Milwaukee’s hopes are the fortunes of Ryan Braun. The left fielder authored another incredible offensive season in 2012 (.319 batting average, 41 HR, 112 RBI, 30 SB) but is followed by a cloud of suspicion over the possible use of performance-enhancing drugs. USA Today reported that Braun is a top target of an investigation; Major League Baseball denied that report to Sports Illustrated in a separate article. How do you …