Four Little League teams from Kenosha received a Major League surprise in the shadow of Miller Park recently.
With Brewers legend Jim Gantner coaching first base for both teams, Mobile One and SPS Dental played a 9- and 10-year old division title game.
Shortly thereafter, Pitts and Madrigrano, Aiello & Santarelli squared off in an 11- and 12-year old division title game game with legendary Brewers slugger Gorman Thomas coaching first for both teams.
Kenosha’s Valerie Dangerfield bagged this 10-point deer her first time out opening day while hunting in Kenosha.
The Bullen Middle School girls basketball team held the 13th annual 3-Point Shooting Contest on Dec. 1 at the school.
Deja Rivers was the girls winner with Julianna Pealer finishing second and CeCe Steward taking third. Jalen Carlino was the boys winner followed by Max Glass and Drake Stratton.
2EZ captured the championship in the inaugural Bullen Middle School Alumni Volleyball Tournament Dec. 4 at the school.
Team members were, from left, Blake Borden, Jake Christiansen and Tyler Christiansen. The double-elimination tournament featured 13 teams. Fake Blake, pictured above, took second. Team members were (bottom row) Mark Molinaro, Kyle Perozzo, (top row) Shannon Dufek, Devon Young and Vinny Santelli.
Brian Falcone and Omar Flores of the Kenosha Running Club recently brought home victories.
Falcone finished first overall at the Locomotive Half Marathon in Kennesaw, Ga., on Sunday in 1:18:45. Flores won his age division at the Last Call Half Marathon in Waukesha last month in 1:26:38.
With teammate Ben Batemen looking on, Garrett Alton scores during the Kenosha Komets’ 4-1 win over the Maulers on Sunday.
Also scoring were Cole Niemi (twice) and Trey Grabot. The Komets also defeated the Maulers 6-4 on Saturday with Batemen and Cole Niemi scoring twice and Alton and Trevor Heide scoring once.
Team Running Staired from Kenosha placed fifth out of 50 teams in their division in the Fight for Air Climb at the US Bank Building in Milwaukee on March 21.
The climb, for the American Lung Association, was up 47 floors, 94 flights, totaling 1,034 steps inside the building.
The Kenosha Wrestling Academy sent 24 qualifiers to the WWF Youth Folkstyle tournament in Madison on March 27-28.
Pictured are coach Nick Becker, head coach Shane Ramos, Abel Castillo, Connor Vigon, Venicio Vasquez, Hannah Ramos, Leo Kiser, Logan Ramos, coach Jed DeFilippo, Stasio Romanovic, Santiago Castillo, Logan DeFilippo, Brynn Wierzbicki, Jayden Gordon, Corbin Ramos, coach Oscar Ramos, Nicholas Schutz, Alex Castillo, London Kiser, Cole Ramos, Sammy Wilson, Jackson Henderson, coach Oscar Ramos, Ashton Schutz, Jude Birong, Sullivan Ramos and Alex Basken. Not pictured: Nicholas Mendoza, Ben Stevenson and coach Jason Feest.
Step By Step Dance Academy was invited to perform at the inaugural Performing Arts Educators Invitational at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., on March 15.
All of the organization’s seven dance teams from ages 7 to 17 performed.
The Prospects emerged as the overall champions at the 11th annual Mahone Intramural Dodgeball Tournament. The event is designed to connect the Mahone family past, present and future. Playing for Prospects were (back row, left to right) Gavin Lux, Evan Myers, Lane Ochs, Mickey Granucci, Ryan Hoerter, (front row) coach Tyler Reget and Josh Weyand.
Tremper senior Jaime Colin recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at UW-Milwaukee. Joining him in the ceremony at Tremper were his mother, Rosenda Mares, and Tremper boys soccer coach Chris Tindall.
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Tremper senior Eric Paz recently committed to play baseball at Concordia University in Mequon. Also in this photo are his mother and father, Lisa and Eric Paz.
The Pleasant Prairie Eagles Mite AA hockey team recently completed its first season.
The team of seven- and eight-year-olds, the travel team run out of the Recplex in Pleasant Prairie, went 6-0 in the D2 seedng round for the Chicago United Hockey League.
Twin sisters and Tremper seniors Brooke and Madison Munroe recently signed National Letters of Intent to play soccer in college. Brooke signed to play at Eastern Illinois while Madison is going to the University of Tampa. Pictured are (from bottom left) Kris Munroe (mother), Brooke Munroe, Madison Munroe, (top left) Michael Munroe (brother) and Brad Munroe (father).
Steve Wikner led the Kenosha County entrants at the American Birkebeiner cross country ski events last month.
Wikner posted a time of 3 hours, 32 minutes and 45 seconds in completing the 51-kilometer skate (freestyle) course. Wikner took 83rd in the 55- to 59-year old male age group.
The Indian Trail junior varsity team poses with their awards after winning their fifth consecutive state title at the recent WACPC Wisconsin State Cheerleading Championship. The team was coached by Holly Richards and Breanna Gross.
The Mahone Middle School cheerleading team poses for a picture after winning the state title at the recent WACPC Wisconsin State Cheerleading Championship. The team was coached by Lucas Ade and Kim Skendziel.
Basketball all-star games usually include a 3-point contest as part of the festivities.
While the inaugural Mark Your Moment Showcase didn’t include one, an impromptu long-range exhibition broke out during the Kenosha County vs. Racine County Senior All-Star Game on Sunday night at Indian Trail.