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 …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The National Girls Rugby Championship is taking place through Sunday at the Franksville joint park on Northwestern Avenue.
Franksville Park is host this weekend to the 2013 National Girls Rugby Championship to 24 teams from across the country, including Oak Creek. The tourney has its own Facebook page where fans can check the status of their team. In the second round of play, Oak Creek came out on top over Armstrong, 27 to 15 in the Festival Division. The championship match at 12:30 p.m. Sunday will be streamed live online.
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 …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
So when winter decides to eventually yield to spring, here's where you just might be able to start playing some golf.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Joe Koch, who won more than 100 games as Oak Creek head football coach, has been inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Former Oak Creek Head Football Coach Joe Koch was inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame over the weekend. Koch coached the Knights from 1992 to 2005, compiling a record of 107-36. His overall record as a head coach, which also includes stints at Whitefish Bay Dominican and Milwaukee Pius, is 145-60. He won a state championship, twice coached teams to state runner-up finishes and appeared in the state semifinal three other times. Five of his players went on to play in the NFL. He is currently an assistant coach at Brookfield Central, though he still works in the Oak Creek-Franklin School District as a teacher at East Middle School. Koch was part of a class of 19 people inducted by the WFCA.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Badgers and Golden Eagles both received their assignments in the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Find out when they play and how to watch them.
March Madness begins Thursday and Friday with first-round games and Wisconsin and Marquette both are seeded in the upper half of their respective brackets. A victory by Wisconsin will pit the Badgers against either Kansas State or the winner of a Wednesday play-in game between Boise State and LaSalle. Marquette would be pitted against either Butler or Bucknell in the second round. The tournament’s top four seeds are Louisville, Indiana, Gonzaga and Kansas. Also see:
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Franklin's huge fourth-quarter comeback sinks the Oak Creek girls basketball team's season.
A season to remember for the Oak Creek girls' basketball team came to an abrupt end Thursday night. The Franklin Sabers used a 20-7 fourth quarter advantage to pull a 58-53 upset and shock the top-seeded Knights in the sectional semifinal. Oak Creek led most of the way and took a 46-38 lead into the fourth quarter. But after the Sabers' huge comeback in the final frame, Oak Creek's dream season concluded far sooner than they hoped. The Knights had not lost since their opening game in late November, running off 23 wins in a row and climbing to No. 2 in the Associated Press state poll. Franklin was paced by Carly Graverson's 23 points, while Cassidy Mihalko added 20, according to WisSports.net. Katie Finn led Oak Creek with 18 points; Steph …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Franklin Combined team, which includes gymnasts from Oak Creek, set a state record in taking home another championship.
The Franklin Combined gymnastics team, which includes gymnasts from Oak Creek, Muskego, Whitnall and Franklin, has won its third straight state title. And that's not all—they did it by setting a state record score of 150.516, beating the previous mark of 148.833. The team fought off Burlington Co-op to win the 10-team meet Saturday at Wisconsin Rapids. See the Journal Sentinel for more coverage.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Oak Creek faces West Allis Central to start what could be a deep postseason run.
It's been more than three months since the Oak Creek girls basketball team lost a game. And the Knights are hoping that opening night defeat to Milwaukee Pius is still their only blemish about two-and-a-half weeks from now. The 21-1 Knights, ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press state poll and the top-ranked team in the Journal Sentinel's area poll, begin state tournament play with a home game at 7 p.m. Friday against West Allis Central. Should Oak Creek prevail over Central, they would play Saturday against the winner of West Allis Hale-Racine Case. Four wins stand between Oak Creek and a trip to a Green Bay for the state finals. Check out the entire Division 1 bracket here. It's been a season to remember for the Knights, winners of 21 …