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Bicyclist flown to hospital after Germantown crash

Feb. 15, 2013 8:08 a.m. | A bicyclist was taken by a Flight for Life helicopter to Froedtert Hospital early Friday after being struck by car on Freistadt Road, east of Maple Road in Germantown.

The 53-year-old man, who was struck at 4:49 a.m., suffered head trauma, Germantown police said.

The 61-year-old driver, who was heading east of Freistadt, was uninjured, police said.

50 in a row: Germantown boys rout Nicolet, 99-45, in finale

Feb. 14, 2013 10:16 p.m. | Veteran Nicolet boys basketball coach Paul Hepp probably knows his team did Germantown coach Steve Showalter and his defending state champion Warhawks a huge favor on Jan. 4, when they scared the heck of them in a 76-69 loss, the closest North Shore game of the year for Germantown.

And how did Showalter and the Warhawks pay Hepp and the Knights back in the regular season finale Thursday on Nicolet's senior night?

In a very rude and thoroughly impressive fashion, as Germantown scored the first eight points of the game and never gave Nicolet a chance to breath as the Warhawks won their 50th game in a row with a 99-45 demolition.

"It's like I told our guys," said Hepp. "It wasn't a revenge game for them because we didn't beat them (back in January), but they just wanted to show how good they really are and they did."

And in doing so, Germantown continued a season-long trend of showing up and playing great against very good competition, because these Knights (9-5 in North Shore play and 14-8 overall) had won six in a row, had held their last four opponents to under 50 points and had won 13 of their last 16 going into this contest.

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Thrilling win over Tosa send Falls wrestling team to state team tourney

Feb. 12, 2013 9:51 p.m. | The Menomonee Falls and Wauwatosa wrestling teams were competing for a little bit of history Tuesday night in the WIAA State Team Sectional at Arrowhead.

So they decided to put on a good show.

And the final act was the second period technical fall that the Falls' 182-pounder Ayoola Olapo earned over Tosa's Matt Miller that drew the curtain down on a sensational, intense, and thrilling 30-27 victory for the Indians over the Woodland Conference champions.

"It was just a great high school event," said 11-year Falls coach Jim McMahon. "I don't know much it cost people to get in here, but they sure got their money's worth."

"...We talked about the journey, some of these kids were born wrestlers, some have been with us since seventh and eighth grade and some just joined us in high school. They all came together to make this happen."

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City, Waukesha County close to deal on recycling

Feb. 12, 2013 5:52 p.m. | After several years of study, the City of Milwaukee and Waukesha County are close to agreement on a plan to jointly operate a recycling program.

Mayor Tom Barrett, who worked with Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas on the proposal, called it a perfect example of a blue city (Democratic) working with a red county (Republican).

"We have worked together and we are pleased with this," Barrett said Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Common Council's Public Works Committee will consider a resolution that would set in motion a plan to enter into a contract for the processing of recyclables under a single-stream system. In a single-stream system, residents put their recyclables into one container; the materials are separated at a facility.

Waukesha County approved the collaboration last November.

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