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Germantown boys simply too much for Dominican, 88-53

Jan. 26, 2013 9:10 p.m. | It's starting to become a proven fact about the unbeaten, number one ranked in state D1, defending WIAA champion Germantown boys basketball team.

That the brighter the spotlight someone puts on the Warhawks, the better they play.

And you can throw in any number of mitigating factors that you'd like as the Warhawks prepared for another Saturday after Friday match-up today.

Such as a more-difficult-than-it-needed to be North Shore Conference win the night before over Grafton, or such as playing their eighth game in nine away from home.

Or even being put into a small gym, before such an overflow crowd that Warhawk coach Steve Showalter felt that the fans could have climbed into his shirt pocket and as he said: "Done my job for me."

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Hale wrestlers claim second straight GMC title over Falls

Jan. 24, 2013 10:37 p.m. | The first thing West Allis Hale wrestling coach Randy Ferrell wanted people to know after the Huskies claimed at least a share of their second straight Greater Metro Conference title with a 40-25 win over host Menomonee Falls Thursday night was the team philosophy.

"We tell them that intensity and heart will carry you through the toughest of times," he said. "We work the kids hard and we want them to know that the room (the practice area) will be the toughest place that they will have to go through. Everything else will be easier than that."

And Ferrell knows that by living that philosophy and carrying out this important win, the wrestlers were able to bring something important back to the school.

"We don't get to celebrate back-to-back titles in many sports here," he said. "So to repeat like this was a big deal for us."

The Huskies philosophy carried them through in many matches, such as in the case of several rallies that Hale grapplers had to pull out Thursday night.

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State program to help downtowns in Menomonee Falls, Hartland, other communities

Jan. 22, 2013 9:45 a.m. | A new state program will help 20 Wisconsin communities, including some in the Milwaukee area, with improving their downtowns and other urban commercial districts.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.'s Connect Communities program will provide services that include a networking group for new ideas, on-site visits from WEDC managers, and training programs, it was announced Tuesday.

The Connect Communities program is a complementary program to WEDC’s Wisconsin Main Street Program, a downtown revitalization program targeting the historic and economic redevelopment of traditional downtown business districts
 
The communities selected for the new program are Antigo, Berlin, Cambridge, Cashton, Chilton, Crandon, Deerfield, Edgerton, Greenwood, Hartford, Hartland, La Crosse, Menasha, Menomonee Falls, Menomonie, Mosinee, Plymouth, Pulaski, Sheboygan and Superior.

The communities selected to participate in the program each needed to have an organization that focuses on downtown and other urban commercial district issues, as well as information technology capability and a commitment to training opportunities.
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Social media users showcase running in West Allis

Jan. 21, 2013 9:35 a.m. | Runners from around the local area came to West Allis this weekend to try some distance running.

The Icebreaker Indoor Marathon is comprised of a 5K, a half marathon, a relay marathon and a marathon. Here's what runners and their friends and family were sharing on social networks.

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