It has been a little over a month since I underwent right hip replacement surgery and I have been back at work for three weeks, the last two literally in the office.
I did not cover a game until Dec. 18 when I traveled over to Wauwatosa West and watched the Trojans beat St. Thomas More in an exciting come-from-behind thriller.
I had hoped to cover games earlier, but because of the snow and ice and -6 degree temperature, I was unsure of my footing and didn't want to be found in the parking lot, frozen to my walker.
Here are some quick thoughts on the local girls basketball teams based on what I've read and the coaches I have spoken with.
Brookfield Central, playing a much stronger schedule this year (see my column in BrookfieldNOW), is off to a good start in the Greater Metro (2-0), but has a losing record overall (2-3) with a game with Milwaukee Vincent scheduled for Monday. I really wonder how much the loss of Joanna Bielefeld will hurt this team in the big games.
Brookfield East needs to find a third scorer behind Miss Inside - 6-5 Marley Blood - and Miss Outside - Laren Nashleanas. If you stop one of them, you have a good chance of beating the Lady Spartans.
Wauwatosa East is probably in for another long year, but the Red Raiders have been short-handed to start the season. Talisha Simpson, Alex Kramer and Carley Herald have been off to good starts.
Wauwatosa West is 4-2 and it looks like the Trojans have four players who can put the ball in the hoop in Jessica Allemang, Molly Boyle, Jackie Glaser and Ashley Ballinger.
Just some small thoughts to get me going again. Happy Holidays!
Be a hit and have a ball.