Cedarburg girls too tall, too tough for Nicolet, 44-32

Feb. 08, 2013 10:22 p.m. | Nicolet girls basketball coach Rick Dekeyser loved the way his team fought back in the fourth quarter Friday night against North Shore leader Cedarburg, how it's press forced turnovers, how the Knights hit five of their first six shots, and finally showed some life on the boards.

What he didn't like was the first three quarters, where the taller, younger and quicker Bulldogs dominated the glass, intimidated the smaller Knights into poor shot selection and generally pushed them around.

It was 38-14 going into the final stanza, so the fact that Nicolet got the final score to 44-32 was only of small consolation to Dekeyser, as the Knights lost out on a chance to tie for first place in the league with the Bulldogs.

"The thing was, we worked all week on certain things," he said. "We knew we were shorter so we put big emphasis on blocking out and pushing people back. I just didn't think I saw much of that for the first three quarters."

"I love these girls, but sometimes...."

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Fate of Fox Point footbridge could be decided Tuesday

Feb. 08, 2013 11:50 a.m. | Fox Point - Though Footbridge Friends President Barbara Schwartz won't yet reveal how much money the group has raised for the replacement of the Bridge Lane Ravine footbridge, she has acknowledged the group needs more time to meets its $625,000 goal.

"We're very pleased to give our update to the board. We think we're off to a good start, and look forward to continuing as the year progresses," Schwartz said. "I see this going on for a few months."

Get a bird's-eye view of the controversial footbridge (center-right) and the surrounding area with this interactive map:

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But the public won't need to wait long to learn the specifics, as the local nonprofit is set to update the Village Board on its success Tuesday, before trustees consider whether to end the effort or grant the request for more time.

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Big Daddy's Brew & Que to open at Bayshore on Friday

Feb. 08, 2013 7:44 a.m. | Big Daddy's Brew & Que, the new barbecue restaurant at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale that I told you about last month, debuts officially at 11 this morning. 

It replaces Ovation restaurant at the iPic Theaters, toward the north end of the shopping center at 5800 N. Bayshore Drive, off N. Port Washington Road. The restaurant serves the general public, not just movie-goers.

The restaurant smokes its meats in house, and has daily specials and meals for two and for five to six (the meal for two is called the Feeding Frenzy: smoked beef brisket and tenderloin, pulled pork, rib tips, pulled chicken, fries baked beans and cornbread). 

Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday.

To contact: (414) 203-0404; the number for carryout is (414) 203-0406.

Brown Deer chooses new Village Manager

Feb. 05, 2013 3:18 p.m. | Brown Deer - After a nearly six-month long search, Brown Deer has found a new Village Manager.


The Village Board approved an employment contract Monday with Michael Hall, most recently the city administrator in Shawano.

The search began in mid-August after 14-year Village Manager Russell Van Gompel resigned to take over as city manager of Eau Claire. Beginning with a pool of 40 applicants, the Village Board and its Personnel Committee met numerous times, interviewing 10 of the applicants and eventually arriving at Hall.

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Bayside to host seminar on reducing coyote conflicts

Feb. 04, 2013 11:49 a.m. | The Village of Bayside will host a seminar on Wednesday intended to help residents avoid conflicts with coyotes.

The event, scheduled in response to local coyote sightings, will feature tips for protecting pets from coyotes, reducing coyote attractants in neighborhoods and hazing bold coyotes.

The seminar will be led by Lynsey White Dasher, urban wildlife specialist for the Humane Society of the United States.

According to the press release announcing the seminar, "coyote hazing helps restore the fear of humans back into coyotes which have become habituated to people and involves the systematic use of deterrents, including noisemakers, projectiles and water hoses."

The seminar will be held Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bayside Middle School, 601 E. Ellsworth Lane, Bayside. 

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Germantown, Oak Creek retain top spots in Roundball Rankings

Feb. 04, 2013 10:46 a.m. | The Germantown boys basketball team (18-0) kept a hammerlock on the top spot in the MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country Roundball Rankings with a 94-44 victory at Milwaukee Lutheran on Friday.

The Warhawks, who have not lost since falling to Appleton East in the 2011 postseason, scored 36 points in the first quarter on the way to a 61-27 halftime advantage. They have won 46 consecutive games.

The Oak Creek (16-1) girls dispatched Racine Case, 55-40, and are considered a legitimate Division 1 title contender.

You can see the rest of the top teams in the area, the player of the week and more at the MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country Publications Roundball Rankings.

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