Monday, May 6, 2013
Twelve incidents were reported in the Milwaukee area last year, but a Jewish community organization believes the problem may be bigger than expected.
“Get used to it. You’re Jewish.” That’s what Dave was told by a classmate who repeatedly pushed him to the ground in a gym class basketball game his sophomore year at Whitefish Bay High School. Dave – not the student’s real name – said he felt that same surge of emotions return the following year during study hall, when he overheard another boy bragging about throwing coins at people’s feet. If they picked up the coins, the boy would ask them if they were Jewish, feeding the stereotype of Jewish people being cheap. Although he didn't witness the boy's actions, Dave said he felt a mix of anger and embarrassment in hearing the story and seeing other students laugh along with it. “I was pretty upset by it. I didn’t expect that at the high …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
One day after bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Whitefish Bay resident Renee Scherck-Meyer said she felt compelled to run, and is inviting others to run in a show of support.
One day after bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Renee Scherck-Meyer said she felt compelled to run. "...Everytime I think about it, I begin to tear up," said Scherck-Meyer, a Whitefish Bay resident. "I planned on doing my interval (speedwork) today and thought it would be nice to say a prayer to myself after each lap." But, she said she didn't want to do it alone. Along with her husband Mark Meyer who ran the Boston Marathon in 2011, Scherck-Meyer is inviting other runners to fill the Shorewood High School track at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a show of support for Boston after the bombings that killed three and wounded dozens. "You can run, jog or walk — whatever pace you want to go," she said. She said her husband will be…
Monday, December 10, 2012
The team entered the season with high hopes, and hasn't disappointed so far this year.
A strong third period helped the combined Whitefish Bay/Nicolet/Shorewood hockey team to a 5-2 win over Brookfield/Catholic Memorial Saturday, extending its win streak to four games. JSOnline.com reported that the Storm (6-1) were down 2-1 in the second period before tying it up, then scored three times in eight minutes in the third period. According to WisconsinPrepHockey.net, the Storm’s only loss was a 5-4 decision at Arrowhead, when the Warhawks scored four times in the third period. WNS opened the season with an 11-1 rout of the Port Washington/Grafton co-op and leads the North Shore Conference with a 2-0-0 record. The team is at Germantown on Wednesday, then hosts Beloit Memorial at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kern Center on the campus of…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Br. Bob Smith, president of Messmer Catholic Schools, discusses the Messmer-Shorewood helmet insignia issue.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Editor's Note: Br. Bob Smith is the President of Messmer Catholic Schools. The views in this letter are his own and not in anyway representative of the views of Patch or its staff. In the days following the news related to the Messmer-Shorewood helmet logo issue, I have spent many hours thinking about a lot of things. My cell and school phones have been flooded with calls and text messages and numerous citizens and alumni have stopped to offer their thoughts on the issue. Our story has received local, national and international media coverage, which speaks to the importance of this issue. As a Christian, an educator and the President of Messmer Catholic Schools, I write so that in a very clear and specific way, people know exactly what I …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
After school officials removed the existing logo because it contained a religious symbol, the Messmer/Shorewood co-op football team will wear new decals during Friday night's game.
Messmer/Shorewood football coach Drake Zortman said new helmet decals to be debuted Friday night will celebrate the success the co-op football team has realized this season. "A 6-1 record currently, and locking up a playoff berth," Zortman said, detailing the successes. Shorewood district officials removed the student-designed logo that was used this year — a greyhound and a bishop’s hat with a religious cross, which represent both schools — after a parent emailed the district and expressed concern over its religious symbolism. On Wednesday afternoon during a press conference, Zortman unveiled the team's new logo: a football with the words "2012 Playoffs" on it. "I think we're going to be the only school celebrating on their helmets the …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Messmer/Shorewood football co-op's logo — a greyhound and bishop hat with a religious cross — will be removed from helmets after a parent complained and school officials agreed it infringed on the separation of church and state.
Updated 12:23 p.m. Wed. Oct. 10 with comments from Messmer President Br. Bob Smith The Messwood football team will hit the field Friday night with a slightly different look after Shorewood school officials asked its team logo be removed from helmets because it violated the separation of church and state. Messmer, a private, Roman Catholic high school and Shorewood High School, a publicly funded school, joined forces in 2000 and formed a co-op. After reaching the postseason for the first time last year, the team looked to start the 2012 season with a new logo — a greyhound and a bishop’s hat with a religious cross. Students in a graphic design class designed the new logo last year. The class submitted over 20 logo proofs to team head coach …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Deysha Smith-Jenkins led Dominican girls to fifth place in D2 finals, while Bay boys took seventh in the D1 competition.
North Shore track athletes took La Crosse by storm Saturday. The combination of Whitefish Bay, Nicolet, Shorewood and Dominican’s track teams did extremely well at the WIAA State Track Meet Friday and Saturday, earning a combined seven medals on a day that saw countless records fall. Whitefish Bay boys kicked things off when James Stecker took sixth in the 100 with a time of 11.06. The junior didn’t have much time to relax, though, as he quickly had to compete in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays. Apparently Stecker works just fine under a lot of pressure, as the Blue Dukes took first place in both events despite being seeded fourth in both. “That was kind of my goal coming in,” Stecker said of the three medals. “I knew our relays had a great …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Boys, girls triumph in 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races
Wauwatosa – Both the Shorewood boys and the girls started the Kettle Moraine Lutheran Regional track tournament with a flourish. And they finished just as strong. Both teams won the 3,200-meter relay at the beginning of the afternoon and capped the event with victories in the 1,600-meter relays in the event held at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Both teams will advance to the Division 2 sectional at Kewaskum Thursday. See full results here. The Shorewood boys finished third in the nine-team regional while the girls finished fourth. Milwaukee Lutheran won in both categories. The Shorewood girls coasted to victory in the 3,200 with a time of 9 minutes 55.26 seconds, finishing 32 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Random Lake. That time, …
Monday, May 9, 2011
Collin Braam records second consecutive five-goal outing for Lakeshore co-op team.
Monday, May 9, 2011
The Lakeshore Lacrosse co-op team beat University School 12-5 under the lights at Shorewood High School Friday night. The Lakeshore team brings in players from schools throughout the North Shore, including Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, Nicolet and Port Washington. Whitefish Bay senior Collin Braam had his second consecutive five-goal game after picking up five against Kenosha earlier in the week. Anders Bjella put in three goals for Lakeshore and junior Will Tucker had sure hands on two give-and-go tallies. The game was 5-all at halftime before Lakeshore took control. USM finished with a season-high nine penalties. USM coach Cameron Feist said, “The major highlight from the game was senior James Shovers, who was new to the sport at the …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Watch our exclusive highlight video, catch up on photo galleries you might have missed and get the latest from around the region in high school sports.
SportsEdge's Game of the Week looks in on a fast-growing but little-known sport, as Brookfield takes on the Lakeshore co-op in boys lacrosse at Hart Park. The Lightning Round visits Shorewood tennis vs. New Berlin West, Shorewood softball vs. New Berlin Eisenhower, Port Washington at Whitefish Bay softball, Whitefish Bay at Nicolet girls soccer, Menomonee Falls softball, Hamilton at the Falls boys tennis and girls track at Catholic Memorial. Did you miss the debut of SportsEdge last week? Catch it here. AROUND THE HORN If you missed Patch's photo galleries from high school sports, check these out: Nicolet girls soccer at the Eastside Cup Port Washington girls soccer at the Eastside Cup Shorewood girls soccer at the Eastside Cup University …