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The Canstruction Competition returns to Keva Sports Center this evening. This free, family-friendly event, at which teams build massive structures out of non-perishable food items, helps stock the shelves of the Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) Food Pantry. During its first two years, the event raised nearly 90,000 pounds of food in total. Canstruction runs from 5-8 p.m., with an award ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. Keva is located at 8312 Forsythia St.

Event will benefit Food Pantry


This weeks Middleton Green Thursday takes place at 7 p.m. and features a free screening of the documentary The Great Squeeze. The earth is now at a point where humanitys demands for natural resources exceed the planets capacity. The film takes the audience on a journey through history, when past civilizations also depleted their natural resources and ultimately collapsed. The Great Squeeze challenges viewers to learn from the past and transition towards a more sustainable economy that values the environment. The film will be shown in Willy West Co-ops Community Room at 6825 University Ave in Middleton. Green Thursdays are sponsored in part by the City of Middleton Sustainability Committee, Willy West, Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, and the Dane County Environmental Council. Free refreshments will be provided.

Learn all about Great Squeeze

New ruralist development goes before city council



Theresa Persinger, above, worked alongside volunteers from Fish & Associates Friday morning to build walls for the home she will soon occupy with her three young children. The workday was organized by Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. To read the full story, turn to page 4.

Hammer time!

Times-Tribune photo by Matt Geiger

Early planning documents show Pleasant View Ridge as several clusters of housing around a working farm (pictured above). The 104 residential units would utilize individual and community septic systems. by MATT GEIGER The Middleton City Council last week got its first glimpse of a development proposal that would transform 162 acres of rural land between U.S. Highway 14 and Pleasant View Golf Course into an assortment of residential neighborhoods situated around a working farm. Erdman Holdings, Inc. submitted early-stage conceptual plans for the project, which is being called Pleasant View Ridge. The developer indicated it needs feedback from city leaders before returning with a more refined proposal. Planning documents show Pleasant View Ridge containing 104 home sites on lots both large and small. About half of the homes would be on parcels of about 6,500 square feet and would utilize community septic. The larger home sites, occupying about 20,000 square feet, would use individual septic systems. Proponents of community and individual septic systems (as opposed to urban utilities) say are environmentally friendly because they help recharge groundwater.

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Mayor, council differ on MMSD


A resolution that would have expressed the Middleton City Councils support for legislation to change the way representatives are appointed to the board that oversees the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) recently hit a brick wall in the form of a 1-7 vote. Mayor Kurt Sonnentag had voiced support for the resolution, which would have asked state lawmakers to strip county executive Joe Parisi of his cur-

rent power to appoint representatives to the five-member commission. But most on the Middleton Common Council said their trust in Parisi far exceeds their faith in the state lawmakers who would be responsible for rewriting the appointment process. The failed resolution contended that Parisi should not possess the ability to decide who serves on the commission for a number of reasons. For starters, sewerage services are not technically a county service. Also, the MMSDs bills are passed through to municipal resi-

The developer hopes to break ground in 2014 and complete the project by the end of 2019. Erdman is best known in the Good Neighbor City as the developer behind Middleton Hills, an exercise in new urbanism. An April 9 letter from Erdmans Jane Grabowski-Miller to city leadership indicated the new proposal is based on the related ideology of new ruralism. Building on the principles and practices of new urbanism, Pleasant View Ridge will have the features of new ruralism which, as defined by the Urban Land Institute, combines the development of livable communities with the preservation of a communitys rural character, often through sustainable agricultural practices and clustered home sites, Grabowski-Miller wrote. In a subsequent interview with the Times-Tribune, GrabowskiMiller went on to say the philosophy is intended to work as an antidote to urban sprawl. The design team behind Pleasant View Ridge consists of DOnofrio, Kottke and Associates, and Farmer D Organics. Grabowski-Miller See DEVELOPMENT, page 14

Scouts pull garlic mustard at local park. Page 2


Glacier Creek Honor Roll Released. Page 27


See MMSD, page 8

Boys track team takes care of business. Page 19


Dining Guide . . . . . . . . 6 - 7 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Classieds . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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The Middleton/Cross Plains area Girl Scout event Healthy Habitats and Healthy Habits took place at Parisi Park April 21. There were representatives from seven different troops, including 35 girlsand 20 adults total.The girlslearned about and pulled garlic mustard in the Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor. The event took part in conjunction with The Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland Councils service project called Happy Habitats, through which scouts work with various organizations to help restore natural habitats. Pictured above are members of Brownie Troop 2097 from Cross Plains, from left to right: Hannah Scott, Rose Pasquan, Sara Anderson and Madison Peters.

Local Girl Scouts work to keep park healthy

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Approximately 2.85 million children in the United States are living with a parent diagnosed with cancer. Additionally, an estimated 12,060 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. A staggering number of families are living with a cancer diagnosis in the family, challenged to juggle a burden of responsibilities medical appointments and the overwhelming emotional effects of a seri-

Gildas Juggling Cancer Conference for families takes place Saturday in Middleton

ous disease with school, work, extracurricular activities, and the everyday nuances of family life. This juggling act affects everyone in the family. Vital routines for kids and teens are disrupted by medical appointments. Children may need to take on greater responsibilities at home that interrupt their ability to be a kid. Fear of death, persistent anxiety, anger and sadness can be emotionally exhausting. In response to this need, Gildas Club in Middleton will host the first annual Families Juggling Cancer Conference on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The conference will offer engaging activities for parents, children, and teens to help them better understand and live with a cancer diagnosis in the family. Workshops will include, How to Talk to Your Kids about Cancer, Financial Challenges for Families Facing Cancer, Family Yoga Playshop, Fun Healthy Family Cooking, Parenting a Child with Cancer, and Using Play and Art to Talk With Your Kids. Breakfast and lunch are included. There is no cost to attend the conference. Advance registration is preferred, but walk-in attendees are welcome. To register, visit www.GildasClubMadison.orgor call 828-8880.

Friday, April 19 8:52 a.m. Malicious mischief, 2100 block of Bristol St. 11:10 a.m. Sexual assault, 6700 block of Woodgate Rd. 12:39 p.m. Theft, 6800 block of Elmwood Ave. 1:18 p.m. Accident w/ injuries, 2100 block of Bristol St. 1:42 p.m. Theft from auto, 1700 block of Deming Way. 3:28 p.m. Assist citizen/ motorist, 6600 block of University Ave. 7:54 p.m. Trespass, 1300 block of John Q Hammons Dr.

Thursday, April 18 1:49 p.m. Domestic disturbance, 2000 block of Coolidge Ct. 2:15 p.m. Theft, 3200 block of Parmenter St. 4:12 p.m. Assist citizen/ motorist, 7000 block of Century Ave. 10:50 p.m. Accident w/ injuries, 6900 block of Century Ave.

Wednesday, April 17 10:13 a.m. Substance control, 2400 block of Clark St. 11:38 a.m. Information, 2100 block of Bristol St. 4:33 p.m. Property damage, 6600 block of Columbus Dr. 4:45 p.m. Substance control, 5100 block of Torino Ct. 7:47 p.m. Property damage, Terrace Ave & West Us 12 Hwy.

Tuesday, April 16 9:02 a.m. Theft from auto, 1546 Grosse Point Dr. 11:42 a.m. Theft, 2100 block of Bristol St. 8:38 p.m. Property damage, 1900 block of Branch St.

Monday, April 15 4:00 p.m. Theft, 2100 block of Pleasant View Rd. 8:27 p.m. Burglary occurred, 7600 block of Voss Pkwy.




Wednesday, April 24 12:39 p.m. Substance control, 2100 block of Bristol St 2:46 p.m. Fraud, 2100 block of Deming Way. 3:53 p.m. Substance control, 5100 block of Churchill Ln. Thursday, April 25 5:49 p.m. Property damage, 2300

Tuesday, April 23 9:09 a.m. Accident w/ injuries, University Ave & Park Lawn Pl. 3:46 p.m. Theft, 2100 block of Bristol St. 5:31 p.m. Animal bite, 3700 block of Parmenter St. 5:42 p.m. Trespass, 7400 block of Hubbard Ave.

Monday, April 22 12:13 p.m. Theft from auto, 8400 block of Fairway Pl. 1:18 p.m. Fraud, 6900 block of Century Ave. 2:21 p.m. Accident, Deming Way & Market St.

Sunday, April 21 2:48 p.m. Battery, 5300 block of Century Ave. 8:54 p.m. Theft, 5100 block of Torino Ct. 8:59 p.m. Domestic disturbance, 3600 block of Lynn Ct. 9:28 p.m. Theft, 1900 block of Branch St.

Saturday, April 20 3:56 a.m. Property damage, 6600 block of University Ave. 10:13 a.m. Malicious mischief, Erdman Blvd & Gaylord Nelson Rd. 1:34 p.m. Theft of motor vehicle, 6300 block of Pheasant Ln.

8:36 p.m. Battery, 8100 block of Forsythia St. 8:40 p.m. Battery, Branch St & Pheasant Ln.

Sunday, April 28 1:33 a.m. Property damage, 6900 block of Harmony Way. 8:33 a.m. Property damage, 2100 block of Mayflower Dr. 8:39 a.m. Domestic disturbance, 7400 block of Century Ave. 9:24 a.m. Theft, 2200 block of Parmenter St. 9:42 a.m. Property damage, 6900 block of Aldo Leopold Way. 10:34 a.m. Property damage, 6700 block of Gaylord Nelson Rd. 11:07 a.m. Property damage, 3600 block of John Muir Dr. 11:28 a.m. Theft of motor vehicle, 6300 block of Pheasant Ln. 11:43 a.m. Property damage, 3500 block of John Muir Dr. 11:49 a.m. Property damage, 3600 block of Fellowship Rd. 1:21 p.m. Property damage, 6500 block of Pheasant Ln. 2:33 p.m. Malicious mischief, 1400 block of N Gammon Rd. 3:01 p.m. Trespass, 8500 block of Greenway Blvd. 3:16 p.m. Property damage, 3700 block of Pheasant Branch Rd. 5:58 p.m. Theft, 2200 block of Deming Way.

Saturday, April 27 8:43 p.m. Burglary occurred, 3000 block of Patty Ln.

Friday, April 26 8:42 a.m. Property damage, 5900 block of Century Ave. 10:31 a.m. Trespass, Amherst Rd & Century Ave. 12:40 p.m. Fraud, 3400 block of Connie Ln.

block of Maywood Cir.

Fish employees help build Habitat home



In some ways the scene at 3148 Deming Way Friday morning looked like any other construction site. A table saw hummed in the background. Workers sporting hardhats hoisted lumber onto their shoulders. Coffee steamed on a table nearby, alongside half-eaten boxes of donuts. But these werent seasoned construction laborers. Beneath the hardhats were roughly 30 employees at Fish & Associates. Alongside them was Theresa Persinger, a single mother who will soon have a home for her three young children. This was a Habitat for Humanity worksite. Habitat for Humanity of Dane County provides solid, affordable housing for those who might not otherwise become homeowners. Eligible families pay monthly mortgage installments on zero-interest loans, each contributing from 325 to 375 hours of sweat equity during construction. Persinger, who works for UW Hos-

pital, is currently in the midst of investing her sweat equity. She learned in December that her application for a Habitat home was approved. She equated to the news to a very big Christmas present for her family. I never thought something like this would happen to me, she said with a grin, wearing a florescent Habitat for Humanity shirt and speaking over the clattering of several hammers. I feel really blessed. My kids will have the freedom to play in a real yard, she continued. I guess youd call it the typical American dream. On most days, Fish & Associates employees focus on field inspection and quality assurance of bridges and buildings. The company helps owners, developers and architectural engineers assure that structural problems dont find their way into major construction projects. On Friday their job was simpler: to build interior and exterior walls for Persingers home, which will be located in Fitchburg. This isnt the first time Phil Fish,

president of Fish & Associates, has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity. He said the idea to transform his companys parking lot into a worksite last week came from staff. It was our employees who generated this idea, and it was them who made it happen, he commented.

Fish said the collaboration served as a way to give back to the community following Fish & Associates growth and success in recent years. Weve been very fortunate, even with the economy the way its been, he said. And it made sense because I can say were firm believers, as they

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity call 608-255-1549 or visit www.habitatdane.org.

are, that everyone deserves a home. We figured we might as well turn it into a celebration, Fish concluded. Do a little work, have a little fun.

Times-Tribune photos by Matt Geiger

Phil Fish, far left, said his employees came up with the idea to host a Habitat for Humanity worksite. [W]ere firm believers ... that everyone deserves a home, he stated




Clean & Green Middleton, a recycling and re-use event sponsored by the City of Middleton Sustainability Committee, took place Saturday in the Airport Road Business Park. Thirty-three volunteers (including assistant city administrator John Lehman, top left) worked a total of 104 hours, collecting everything from old microwaves to mattresses.

Another successful Clean & Green

Times-Tribune photos by Matt Geiger


Whats Happening


The Kat Trio will perform Tuesday, May 14 at the Middleton Senior Center, 7448 Hubbard Avenue. The concert is open to the public and will begin at 1 p.m. The violin-clarinet-piano ensemble from Ekaterinburg, Russia was formed in May 1998 in Ekaterinburg by three friends - Victoria Gorbich (violin), Vladislav Gorbich (clarinet) and Vasil Galiulin (piano). At the time, they had recently graduated from the Ural State Music Conservatory. Today The Kat Trio is Victoria, Vladislav and pianist Melody Ng. Vikki and Vlad are doctoral graduates of Arizona State University. Melody is a doctoral candidate at UWMadison. Their concerts showcase unique Russian arrangements and transpositions of timeless melodies and feature classical works, well-known inspirational songs, and even American pop standards, including Scott Joplins rags. The Kat Trio has played 600 concerts in more than a decade of touring. The Ekaterinburg Trios website, www.thekattrio.net, features a music page where fans can hear music files from all 10 of their CDs. Tickets can be purchased at the Middleton Senior Center for $5 per person. Tickets are limited.

Kat comes to senior center

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Middleton High School proudly presents The Music Man Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol Street. All shows begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating can be purchased through www.brownpapertickets.com and is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Tickets will be sold at the door on performance nights beginning at 6:45 p.m. For more information, please feel free to contact the ticket information line at 829-9770. Pictured above during a recent rehearsal are Mrs. Paroo (Annie Baker), Winthrop (Alex Ashley) and Marian the Librarian (Liza Couser).

Music starts tonight

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The Middleton High School (MHS) Bands will present their series of Spring Concerts on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 pm in the Middleton Performing Arts Center. Wednesdays Concert will feature performances by the Concert Band and the Wind Ensemble. The Concert Band will present Glieres famous Russian Sailors Dance and John Phillip Sousas King Cotton. The Wind Ensemble on Wednesday night will contrast John Paulsons Epinicion; a piece based on an ancient Grecian chant with Eric Whitacres Lux Arumque a piece of redemption. Kilimanjaro will be accompanied by a slide presentation of science teacher Joe Spolars climb of the peak. The Cardinal Band and Wind Ensemble will combine for the Thursday, May 9 concert. They will present a pair of pieces by Texan composer, John Mackey. The Cardinal Band will perform Foundry a piece for band and found percussion while the Wind Ensemble will present Mackeys Strange Humors; a piece that explores and contrasts African elements from Egypt and West Africa. Both concerts are free to the public and will be followed by receptions.

MHS Band concerts are next week

More than 3,000 pounds of computer equipment were donated to Goodwill during a recent collection drive held in Middleton. I am thrilled and very grateful that so many Middleton area residents donated their computer equipment to Goodwill, said Barbara Leslie, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin. We use the revenue that these and other donations generate to support our mission

Goodwill thanks Middleton community for donations



of building better communities by providing employment, housing and support to people with disabilities or other challenges.

The Middleton High School (MHS) Bands, seen here during a recent trip to New Orleans, will present their series of Spring Concerts on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Middleton Performing Arts Center.

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The Middleton Goodwill donation center is located at 6661 University Ave. Its hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The center can be reached at 608-836-3120. For more information about Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin, visit www.goodwillscwi.org or call 608-246-3140.

Donors are asked to: Back up any valuable information and erase sensitive data from any hard drive before dropping it off; Place any monitor or scanner with broken glass in a cardboard box lined with a large plastic garbage bag, seal the box and clearly label it with broken monitor or broken scanner and the date; and Include the license key with any donated software. Donated equipment is sold to the public or an environmentally conscious recycler.

Goodwill accepts donations of working and nonworking computer equipment year round, free of charge. The recent collection drive was held in an effort to increase awareness about the program. Through the ongoing program, called Reconnect, residents can donate computers (desktop and laptop), hard drives, monitors, keyboards, mice, software, webcams and just about anything that can be attached to a computer (e.g., printers, speakers, cords), regardless of brand. They also can donate Microsoft Xbox and Zune systems and peripherals.


dents who often view the charges as coming from their local cities, villages or towns, despite the fact that those municipalities have no real control over the rates. The resolution went on to say the MMSD is facing tremendous new costs associated with phosphorous mitigation, which will be passed on to ratepayers in the form of higher rates, and that local units of government have no direct say in how the district is operated. The resolution originated in Madison, where Mayor Paul Soglin first proposed instating a system similar to that of Milwaukee, where the user communities that comprise the district appoint sewerage district commissioners. The heart of Sonnentags argument was that the county executive has given the Capital Region Advocacy Network for Environmental Sustainability (CRANES) too much influence on the MMSD Commission. Sonnentag suggested that as a result the MMSD has, in recent years, become more focused on environmental goals than its actual purview would suggest. CRANES is a good organization, said Sonnentag. But its members have been turning the MMSD into a land use organization, which isnt what its supposed to be. In response to Sonnentag, CRANES secretary Caryl Terrell pointed out that she has been an MMSD commissioner since more than a decade before CRANES was founded. Terrell said neither she nor fellow




MMSD commissioner and CRANES member John Hendrick let their environmental work sway their duties as sewerage commissioners. Terrell added that part of the mission of MMSD has always been to protect public health and the environment. She also said CRANES is not opposed to growth, a sentiment echoed by CRANES treasurer Jon Becker. Were not against growth; were opposed to sprawl, Becker said. We support growing up and growing in, not growing out. Parisi weighed in on the matter in an April 1 letter to municipalities in Dane County. This issue boils down to one simple question:Do we want to clean up our lakes now, or do we want to let the state legislature tear apart the mechanism that is driving the strongest lakes clean up effort our county has ever seen? Parisi wrote. Both the mayor of Madison and the mayor of Fitchburg have made it clear that their main motivation for seeking this change is their concern about national and state phosphorus rules, Parisi continued. The mayor of Madison has expressed this concern to me in person and in the news, and the mayor of Fitchburg has expressed it in [a] memo. Parisi compared pressure to change the MMSD to a similar effort by GOP Governor Scott Walker, who attempted to first rewrite and then delay the implementation of the same phosphorus rules. The [United States Environmental

Protection Agency] did not support the governors request because the rules are central to ongoing efforts aimed at cleaning up our nations waterways, Parisi said. I ask that you, too, deny the request put forth by the aforementioned mayors. The county executive argued that if attempts to get the legislature to change the governance of the MMSD are successful, lawmakers could at the same time eliminate Adaptive Management, a key element of the countys current approach to limiting phosphorous damage. Soglin responded in a letter to the Madison Common Council dated April 4. The Madison mayor said his work to change the makeup of the commission is a matter of democratic representation and who should make decisions about the publics money. As we move into an era when water will become increasingly expensive, wrote Soglin, it is important to have the people who will be paying the bills making decisions about how the district is run. Soglin accused Parisi of spinning the issue by claiming it is about phosphorous management and a push to weaken environmental protections. Nothing could be further from the truth, continnued Soglin, and it is, at a minimum, disconcerting to have the county executive frame this issue as an effort to tear apart the efforts to clean up our lakes. But Soglin went on to say he believes current phosphorous regulations do place an unfair burden on municipalities. He reiterated his belief that

the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources should allow municipalities to send more phosphorous into the watershed than is allowed under the new regulations. Soglin also pointed out that much of the phosphorous polluting area lakes comes from agricultural operations in rural towns, yet Madison will have to pay for its removal. Soglin and Sonnentag both favored an increase to a nine-member board, with five appointments by the mayor of Madison, three by cities and villages in the district (including Middleton), and one by the towns. The failed resolution that went before the Middleton Common Council two weeks ago suggested that three of Madisons and two of the other cities and villages appointments would be mandated to be elected officials. The resolution went on to suggest that any changes in the way fees are allocated or to the guidelines for annexation would require a two-thirds vote of the commission. Alderwoman JoAnna Richard (Dist. 3) said placing the future of the MMSD commission into the hands of state legislators could be a disaster for Middleton. I think this legislature is not to be trusted, Richard stated. She went on to say lawmakers could end up restructuring the commission to give more power to corporate interests. Outgoing District 1 alderman Paul Kinne cast the lone vote in favor of the resolution. The Middleton Common Council did vote to send Parisi a letter express-

ing Sonnentags concerns about the appointment process.

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I read with some interest while I was on that side of town for business an article about the state voucher system in your paper. I have a niece and a nephew who attend schools near and in Middleton. My niece, who is at Glacier Creek Middle School, gets nowhere near the education my nephew gets at High Point Christian School. The niece does not have the ability to go to a private school. It seems difficult to get education at public schools improved or changed so parents elect to move their children to other places to improve their chances of success as they age. If the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School Board wants to stop the push for vouchers, then they should look at the education and the lack of learning in their own schools. I am strongly in favor of expanding this voucher system and hope it in-

Glacier Creek is inferior to Catholic school

Letters to the Editor

Dear Middleton Times-Tribune,

creases competition for the brainpower of this state.

We think that people should think about the environment. People should change the way they act toward the environment. Here are some examples of how people can help the environment: People could carpool instead of using a lot of gas and polluting the air. Try to plant trees to clean the air. Instead of throwing away stuff you dont want, give it to someone else, like giving hand-me-downs to your relatives. Also, instead of buying new books, go to the library. Rent movies and video games instead of buying them. Use the backs of paper instead of getting a new piece and there are many more ways.

People should change the way they treat nature

Dear editor,

Sincerely, Karen Bruce Monona

These are the things we suggest people to do to help the environment.

St. Bernard Catholic Church, Middleton. Thank you! Thank you to all the St. Bernard parishioners as well as Middleton citizens who donated to the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Fundraiser. The group raised $620.62 at St. Bernards and a total of $3,613.25 throughout Middleton. Thanks again for your support. Sincerely, Bob Pelletier and Bob Faren Co-chairman, Knights of Columbus at St. Bernards Parish

Tootsie Roll event a success

St. Peters Catholic School, 4th grade

Ashley Hornung and John Marsland,

Be aware of all tobacco products

As of lately, Big Tobacco has manipulated their products so they can avoid regulations and taxes aimed at reducing tobacco use, especially among youth. Why, you might ask? Cigarette smoking among both youth and adults is on the decline, with all time lows reported in 2012 among youth in Wisconsin. As a result, the tobacco industry must come up with ways to keep business profiting. In recent years, we have seen an explosion of the use of Other Tobacco Products (OTPs) among youth. Some examples of OTPs include chewing tobacco, snus, little cigars, and new dissolvable products. So you may ask, how is the tobacco industry manipulating these products? Well these products, unlike cigarettes, can be packaged like candy, flavored like candy, and do not have to be placed behind store/retail counters. OTPs are also significantly cheaper Dear editor,

than cigarettes because they do not fit under the same tax regulation. For example, a pack of 20 little cigars flavored like grape may cost only $2.50, and may be placed near the candy aisle; while a pack of 20 Marlboro Reds cost $7, and are placed behind a store counter. Which product do you think is going to be chosen by a younger individual? As a future public health official, I worry about the affect these products will have on youth. Tobacco-related disease costs our nation over $4 billion in healthcare costs and loss in productivity per year. We must invest in not only our youths future, but also our economies, by supporting tobacco prevention and cessation programs in Wisconsin and nationwide.

This morning I woke to the sound of sirens outside of my apartment. I was surprised by the duration and hoped that whoever was requiring all of those emergency vehicles would be all right. Little did I know, then, that strings of sirens and people in duress would be woven further into the fabric of this day. As you read this, the horrible bombings at the Boston Marathon will be weeks past. The physical and emotional recovery of the people directly involved will be under way. People, indirectly affected, need recovery too. Or, at least realignment. It is too easy to give into feelings of frustration, fragility and fear after news of bombings, shootings or any act of violence. What we need to remember is that only a minority of people set the bombs and pull the triggers. The majority of humankind help. My friend Joni sent me a wonderful quote that Mrs. Rogers spoke to her son of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood fame. When Fred, as a boy, was frightened by actions of violence or disaster, she would say to her son, Look for the helpers. There will always be helpers. Throngs of individuals helped in Boston. Television coverage showed people pulling down barricades so that emergency vehicles could get through. Others were holding hands of the wounded or propping limbs as victims were

A call to arms

All Manner of Things

rolled in very basic wheelchairs to the ambulances. Some folks made phone calls for the injured to their loved ones. I have a bumper sticker on the back of my car that reads Love is greater than fear. I believe, with all of my head and heart, that as individuals, families, communities and a nation - love, rather than fear is greater and is where we should make our investments. The US has spent lots of dollars and time fighting back. Whether its training teachers to carry guns, building more prisons, or increasing our military might, those strategies are backwards and expensive. Rather than ending violence, these reactionary, after-the-fact measures allow deep suffering to continue and in some cases even perpetuate it. While doing research for this article, I read in the June 1988 issue of Psychology Today, that there is an old belief, (still perpetuated in 2013), that humans are hard-wired for war. It was thought by Freud and Aristotle, that we have, within us, reservoirs of aggressive energy that have to be spent somehow or people will erupt into violence. Freud thought rough and competitive sports were an answer for release. Aristotle purported that people would be purged of their violent tendencies by watching tragic dramas. The author of that article, Alfie Kohn, writes, But one study after another has shown that we are likely to become more violent after watching or participating in such pastimes. Engaging in aggressive play just strengthens the disposition to react aggressively, concludes

by Deb Biechler

psychologist Leonard Berkowitz. Humans are wired to be empathetic, altruistic, helpful and tolerant. We can no longer use the excuse that its human nature, and thus inevitable, to have violence. Research by Dr. Richard Davidson, right here at the University of Wisconsin Waisman Center, shows that we can consciously grow our innate capacity to be compassionate and tolerant, responding with equanimity in our lives. Instead of fighting violence with violence, we need to invest in strategies and programs that support, connect and empower people. We all know that it is better to exercise and take care of our bodies rather than try to heal them after long-time abuses. It is the same with our society. Proactive is better than reactive. It almost sounds clich to say invest in schools rather than prisons. It is so obvious but yet we keep cutting money from our schools. Computers will never replace humans in their ability to give comfort, teach by example or to give children a sense of belonging, contributing and connecting. We need entrepreneurial heroes who invest in workers in our own country by providing a living wage and taxes that keep our schools open, our roads and transportation options in good order, etc., etc. etc., rather than amassing giant profits for a few. Corporate greed has been one of the most debilitating acts of violence perpetuated on us all. And its infiltration into American politics is growing like a debilitating cancer. Every act of violence is a wake up call. We need to transform A Call to Arms from a story of war and violence to an invitation to love. Todays call to arms is a plea to each of us, to extend our arms to embrace and support each other, so that greed, injustice, indignity and violence are words of the past.

Law used to fine traveling crews

Guest Column

Nina Gregerson Wisconsin Dells Coalition Outreach Specialist Tobacco Free Columbia-Dane County Coalition

In 1999, when Phil Ellenbecker first came in my office the death of his daughter was fresh in his mind. The pain he felt and the frustration over the senselessness of her death in a tragic accident on I94 South near Janesville was still a news story we all knew. Phil put his trust in the Legislature and ten years later we finally regulated traveling sales crews in Wisconsin. Obviously, I was honored and humbled to be the author of that law named after Phils daughter Malinda, who died in the van crash that took six other lives and changed the remaining seven young adults in the van forever. Malindas Law requires traveling sales crews to register with the state of Wisconsin to operate here and requires parent companies to do background checks on all of their employees and share that information with the state. Satton Marketing of Orem, Utah, has been cited by the Department of Workforce Developments (DWDs) Equal Rights Division (ERD) for operating a traveling sales crew without proper registration, in violation of Wis. Stats. 103.34, Malindas Law. The ERD is asking the state Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue the maximum penalties and daily forfeitures allowed under the law, which total $55,000 in this case. Satton Marketing employed a 12-member traveling sales crew to conduct doorto-door sales of Direct TV and Dish Network upgrades and services starting in May 2012, without registering with the state Equal Rights Division (ERD) as required by state law. Crew members reported they were staying temporarily in Satton-rented apartments in Fitchburg in Dane County while they engaged in door-to-door traveling sales activities in communities including Waunakee, Madison, Sauk City, Beloit, Janesville, Blanchardville, Arlington, Darlington, Lancaster, Poynette and the town of Dunn, between May and July 2012. Up to $1,000 can be awarded per day

a violation was established, meaning Satton could be liable for up to $55,000 in forfeitures should the DOJ pursue the maximum penalties against the company. The law requires traveling sales crews of two or more individuals to register with DWDs Equal Rights Division and follow state law regarding worker protections and safety and specifically prohibits parent companies from calling their workers independent contractors. Companies that register with the Equal Rights Division are required to have criminal background checks done on each traveling sales crew member and managers of the company operating the traveling sales crews. Additional safety inspections are required for vehicles transporting traveling sales crews and proof of appropriate insurance is required. I hope that this summer we will not have unlicensed traveling sales crews operating in Wisconsin. This potential fine should deter other operators and make sure companies follow our laws. This tragedy has come full circle and I am truly happy to report to Phil Ellenbecker and the other families that have been affected by traveling sales crews that their hard work has paid off. Anyone who encounters an unlicensed traveling sales crew operating in Wisconsin should contact both their local law enforcement and the Equal Rights Division at 608-2666860 or erinfo@dwd.wisconsin.gov. Consumers who believe they have been scammed by a traveling sales crew should contract the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protections Consumer Hotline at 1-800-422-7128. For additional information on Malindas Law or any other state issue please contact my office at 608-2666670 or 888-549-0027 or via email at sen.erpenbach@legis.wi.gov. State Senator Jon Erpenbach (DMiddleton) represents the 27th District.

Photographs are the best way to tell a story, according to the old adage and according to current communication strategists. As an image-based society, a non-profit needs to show its work visually to the community in order to effectively raise funds. Thanks to a special financial gift byMike Adler of Restaino & Associ-

Camera will help MOM tell story of those in need



ates and Jason Weber of Starion Financial, Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) will be able to continue telling its story through photographs taken using a new Canon DSLR camera. MOMs services are helping a growing number of people in Middleton and the surrounding communities. MOM, which works to prevent homelessness

From left to right: Mike Adler, Al Ripp and Jason Weber.

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Middleton Outreach Ministry MOM is a local non-profit organization that leads a community-wide effort to prevent homelessness and end hunger by providing food, clothing, housing assistance, emergency financial assistance, seasonal help such as school supplies, and special services for seniors. MOM hosts the largest Food Pantry in Dane County that serves a localized service area.

and end hunger in the West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains areas, is serving record numbers of people and regularly distributing over 60,000 pounds of food per month, with a total of over 750,000 pounds distributed in 2012. The pantry and mobile food pantries saw over 14,000 visits in 2012, an increase of nearly 20 percent over 2011 and a two year increase in visits of over 80 percent. It is vital that MOM communicates the great needs in our community, said Al Ripp, MOMs executive director. Thanks to this generous directed financial gift, we will be able to purchase one of the tools we need to make this a reality. MOM recently moved to a larger location in order to better serve a growing number of clients and to make it easier for them to obtain needed services. The new location at 3502 Parmenter Street in Middleton is also home to the MOM office, which provides case management services as well as administrative support for the busy pantry and Clothing Center.

A host of outdoor activities will mark National Trails Day

The City of Middleton Public Lands, Recreation, & Forestry Division will host the 2013 National Trails Day Celebration on Saturday, May 4 at the Pleasant View Golf Course/Bike Skills Park at 1322 Pleasant View Road. Events will run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be bird walks, bike rides, dog contests, mountain bike demonstrations, and horse-n-wagon rides for all ages.


Middleton Glen Retirement Community is hosting a free downsizing workshop on May 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the communitys Fireside Room, located at 6720 Century Avenue. Segues Senior Moving Specialists will present tips and tricks that make it easier to downsize out of a longtime lived in home.

Downsizing for seniors

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 8 a.m. - Start of Event 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Birding on Bikes, led by Mike Healy 9-10 a.m. - Fun Walk/Dog WalkFunds raised for Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs 9:30-10:30 a.m. - Geo Cache on Bikes with GSA Troops 10-11 a.m. - Bike Skills ParkTricks and trail tactics with William Lorman (Take a Kid Mountain Bik-

ing). Funds will be raised for Middleton Youth Center 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Bike Tour of South Fork Trail with Budget Bikes-sponsored free bike rentals 10-10:30 a.m. - Canine Contests with WAGS and Doggy Day Care 9 a.m.-noon - Horse-N-Wagon Rides with Rod Anding, sponsored by Dairyland Driving Club 9 a.m.-noon - Mini Donkey Rides with Wayne Schutte, sponsored by Dairyland Driving Club 9 a.m.-noon - Mini Horse Rides with Linda Schutte, sponsored by Dairyland Driving Club 9 a.m.-noon - Trail Trams, sponsored by local businesses 11:30 a.m. - Closing/Door Prizes 12-2 p.m. - Food/Beverages available at Clubhouse For more information about the event please visit www.ci.middleton.wi.us.

Refreshments will be served and a tour of the community will be offered. To attend, R.S.V.P. to Luck before May 3 by calling 608-836-7998 ext. 222 or signing up at www.middletonglen.com. Middleton Glen was established in 1997 for those over the age of 55.


Mike Hinz (right), representing the Middleton Baseball and Softball Commission, recently accepted a check from Mark Oesterle, president of the Middleton Sertoma club at Fitzgeralds restaurant. Middleton Sertoma supports the commission in its efforts with youth in Middleton and the surrounding community. Middleton Sertoma is a member of the Middleton Good Neighbor fest.

Sertoma gives to Baseball/Softball Commission

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Tickets are on sale now for REAP Food Groups 6th Annual Burgers & Brew event, taking place Saturday, June 1 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Capital Brewery Bier Garten in Middleton. Burgers & Brew is a celebration of three of Wisconsins favorite traditions: grilling out, enjoying craft beers, and supporting local farms. Each $30 ticket entitles guests to three combos featuring a fabulous mini-burger paired with a five-ounce beer pour. Unique burgers, grilled onsite, will featuredynamite flavor combinations of locally raised meats, vegetables and cheese found only in Southern Wisconsin. Wash them down with local craft brews, served by brewery representatives and selected to complement each chefs creation. Growing since 2012, the burger/beer pairing will increase from 14 to 16 stations. This event is a blast, said Buy Fresh Buy Local program manager, Theresa Feiner. Its an amazing opportunity for the community to see award-winning chefs, standing sideby-side with the farmers that raised the meat and vegetables being served to them. Theyre getting a first-hand look at the relationships we work to facilitate year-round. Cold beer, delicious burgers, live music, and the company of friends - all in the name of supporting local, sustainable agriculture, she added. Is there a better way to kick off the summer? All participating restaurants are partners of REAP Food Groups Buy Fresh Buy Local program, a partnership of local farmers, chefs, and other food service providers working together to increase opportunities for diners to eat

Burgers & Brew to return



fresh, local, sustainably grown food. This years participating restaurants will be: Alchemy Cafe, Brasserie V, Bunkys Cafe, Captain Bills, The Coopers Tavern, Dayton Street Grille, Fit Fresh Cuisine, Fresco, Gates & Brovi, Graze, Lombardinos, Merchant, Metcalfes Market, Montys Blue Plate Diner, Vintage Brewing Company, and Willy Street Co-op. Participating Wisconsin breweries include: 3 Sheeps, Furthermore, Capital, Grumpy Troll, Hinterland, House of Brews, Hydro Street, Lake Louie, One Barrel, New Glarus, Pearl Street, Potosi, Rush River, Sand Creek, Tyranena, and Vintage.

Bloom Bake Shop of Middleton will be on hand with a sweet selection of treats for dessert.Tickets for desserts or additional short beer pours will be available at the event. Tap your feet to musical guests The Whiskey Farm, Sparetime Bluegrass Band, and Stompin Radishes. To purchase tickets online, visit www.reapfoodgroup.org. Tickets are also available at Capital Brewery, both Willy Street Co-op locations, and the REAP Food Group office. This celebration raises money for REAP Food Groups Buy Fresh Buy Local program.

Kristen Roewer offers up a meal during a past years Burgers and Brew at Capital Brewery.

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MADISON-Jennifer Lynn Carignan, age 43, was born December 13, 1969 in Madison, the daughter of Diane Smyth Bright of Madison and Steven Whitcomb of Rhode Island. She graduated from Middleton High School in 1987. She entered the Air National Guard in Madison and transferred to the 202nd Red Horse Squadron in Blanding, Florida. She achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Jennifer attended Florida Hospital Registered Nursing program, specializing in Pediatric Intensive Home Care. Her love for children really shone in her work. Jennifer was preceded in death by her grandparents, Stanley and Edna Smyth and step-sister, Anna Carignan Marks of Waunakee. Both Anna and Jennifer chose the professional field of nursing for their vocation and career. Jennifer returned to Wisconsin in 2004 and had endured a life threatening illness the past eight years. Her brave and courageous battle was ended with the peace of joining our loving Lord and her beloved sister on April 25, 2013. She valued family love and support above all things. As a child, Jennifer dreamed of being a veterinarian, but

Jennifer Lynn Carignan




her vocation took her to nursing. For all her life she was an animal lover and shared her home with two cats these last eight years. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Middleton Community United Church of Christ, 645 Schewe Road, Middleton, with Pastor Jim Iliff officiating. Her final resting place will be Forest Hill Cemetery. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit www.ryanfuneralservice.com. Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.

Top: The Middleton Optimists honored three Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District students during their monthly meeting at the Village Green on April 10. The students were the top finishers in the clubs annual essay contest that was held earlier this year. This years topic was How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value? More than 20 entries were submitted. From left, Middleton Optimists president Joe Morgan, Eleanor Taylor (third place), Katy Briggs (first place), Ian Geocaris (second place) and contest chairman Eric Baker. Above: The Optimists also honored West Middleton Elementary student Amanda Arias at the meeting. Arias took first place in the clubs annual oratorical contest. This years topic was Why My Voice Is Important. From left, Middleton Optimists president Joe Morgan, Amanda Arias and contest chairman Eric Baker.

Essay and oratorical winners honored by Middleton Optimists

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To increase awareness of poverty and social needs, Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) is again joining forces with the Middleton Department of Parks and Recreation to offer area youths a chance to serve those living in poverty in their very own communities. The camp was the first of its kind in this area and is in its third year. MOM realizes that part of our larger mission is to educate our community about the real effects living in poverty has on everyone living in our community, said Cheri Farha, MOM Distribution Center manager. By reaching out to the youth in our community, we hope to instill a belief in the younger generation that helping those in need is a responsibility we all share. Four one-week sessions will be offered throughout the summer to youth entering Grades 6-8 as of the 2013-2014 school year. The full day camps will include daily service: working in the MOM Food Pantry Garden and the Voss Haus garden, stocking shelves at the Food Pantry, working at one of MOMs mobile food pantries and doing chores for seniors and those who have The City of Middletons Public Lands, Recreation, and Forestry Department Spring and Summer Guide is now available. The city is offering classes at the new Hubbard Art Center, including a wide variety art classes for all ages, fitness programs, and family music

Rec Department again teams up with MOM for youth camps






disabilities at Voss Haus and Segoe Terrace. The camps also incorporate daily recreational opportunities. The service camps are just one way we can lay a foundation of just how serious the issue of poverty is locally and how we all must come together to solve it, said Al Ripp, executive director of MOM. The 2012 camps filled quickly due to the previous years success. I think some of the students were surprised how much they enjoyed helping others. Its a great experience to have so young in life to start youth on a life-long path of service to others in their community, said Farha. 2013 CAMP DATES June 24-28 July 8-12 July 22-26 August 5-9

Recreation guide available now

Register online, through the mail, or complete the form at the city hall office at 7426 Hubbard Ave., Middleton. Questions may be directed to middletonrec@ci.middleton.wi.us. classes. Fitness programs include various Yoga classes, Punk Rope, Zumba, and much more. Copies are available at www.ci.middleton.wi.us, at the Recreation Office (7426 Hubbard Ave.), and various locations around town.

Mallory Finkel and Eric Brey, both of Madison, were wed January 11 in Negril, Jamaica. The couple will host a wedding reception in Fitchburg on May 11. Finkel is the daughter of Sandra and Jack Finkel, of Fitchburg (previously Middleton). She is a 2002 graduate of Middleton High School and a 2007 graduate of UW-Milwaukee. She currentlyworks for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Brey is the son of Laurie and John Brey, of Reedsburg. He is a 1995 graduate of Reedsburg and a 2001 graduate of UW-Madison. He currently works for Contrail Aviation Support in Verona.


called them national leaders in oganic and biodynamic farming, landscape architecture, farmland preservation and conservation community planning and design. She said the project would place an emphasis on outdoor enjoyment and include walking trails and ample parkland. It would be adjacent to the City of Middletons Pleasant View Golf Course, which doubles as a cross-country skiing destination in the winter months. The proposal contains an option for lots situated on the golf course. The land where Erdman hopes to build is currently zoned for agricultural use. Its owned by the developer and located in the Town of Middleton. Under Erdmans proposal, the land would be annexed into the neighboring City of Middleton. (Annexation requires the consent of the landowner and the city into which the land will be moved. It does not require the towns complicity.) While the likelihood of multiple new high voltage transmission lines crossing the Town of Middleton has many residents there concerned, GrabowskiMiller said the lines would probably run along the border of Pleasant View Golf Course or inside the easement along Highway 14, not through the residential neighborhoods being proposed. Supporters of Pleasant View Ridge said the farm would serve as a cultural hub for the surrounding single-family units. The philosophy is that the town center, rather than being commercial, is the farm, said Grabowski-Miller. The details are still being worked out, but the idea is for the farm to be a selfsustaining business; it could support a CSA, it could sell to local farmers markets, and it could even have a farmers market there. Maybe in addition to vegetables there will be chickens, or bees.




Erdman brought in Farmer D Organics to refine the agricultural aspects of the proposal. Daron Joffe, Farmer Ds founder and president, said his company has worked to bring sustainable agriculture to a variety of places, from youth prisons to high end resorts. Development is going to happen, said Joffe. Our goal is to preserve agriculture when it does. This is all still very conceptual, and each project is unique to the nuances of climate and the land, he continued. In theory, it would be something like my farm in Viroqua; the food wouldnt have to travel far to reach the consumer, and it would provide a way for residents to be connected to the land and to their food. Joffe described agriculture as a form of amenity. Its kind of the new golf, he stated. Planning documents show the farm at Pleasant View Ridge occupying between five and 10 acres. The developers financial backing would assure that agriculture stayed part of the land, Joffe asserted. Any farmer knows how difficult it is to get started, he said. The overhead and the risk are so daunting. But in this scenario, the developer can help incubate the farm and get it past that initial five-year hurdle. Joffe said the project being drawn up would attract a very dynamic group of people to the residential portions of the development. Alderman Jim Wexler (Dist. 4) responded positively to last weeks pitch, saying he is really looking forward to making it a reality. Grabowski-Miller said she hopes other city leaders embrace the project in the same manner. Middleton Hills was a new idea, and I think this is a new idea too, she said. But in some ways I actually dont think this is really all that radical.

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Top image contributed/ Photo at right by Matt Geiger

Above is a rendering of the proposed Pleasant View Ridge development. At right, Jane Grabowski-Miller (far left) presented an overview of the project to the Middleton City Councils Committee of the Whole last week. Alderman Jim Wexler (far right) said he is looking forward to bringing the proposal to fruition.










The exterior designs for the expansion of Glacier Creek Middle School and the remodeling and expansion of Kromrey Middleton School have been released to the public. Both schools will be adding fifth-graders for the 2014-15 school year. The Glacier Creek (top right) project will include a fifth-grade addition to the southeast corner of the current building. Another gymnasium with two courts will be added to the east side of the building and three extra classrooms for music, art and career and technology will go on the north of the building. The project should be finished by August of 2014, according to the district. Kromrey (above and at right) will be completed over three phases. The first will include a two-story fifth-grade wing, along with a cafeteria and other core facilities. That should be completed by August 2014. Phase two includes a three-story wing that will house sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. That should be completed in December 2014. The final phase involves demolishing a large portion of the current school and building a new gymnasium with three courts. That should be ready to go by the fall of 2015. Bray Architects Matt Wolfert told the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Board of Education last week that both projects are on schedule to start this summer.

A glimpse of new Glacier, Kromrey

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Taking care of business

Boys track team wins own invite

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Now thats how you kick off your own invitational. Middletons boys track and field team hosted the inaugural Cardinal Relays last Friday and MHS. And Middleton gave a memorable performance. The Cardinals won the invite with 146 points, while Sun Prairie was second at 140. Onalaska was third with 100, followed by La Crosse Central (92), Waunakee (82) and Holemn (50). It was exciting to see an invitational at Middleton again after a decade hiatus, Middleton coach Isaac Mezera said. It was exciting to go up against some teams that we dont normally see. And exciting to see some of Middletons performances. The Cardinals won the grade level 1,600 sprint medley, in which they used one individual from each grade. The quartet of sophomore Zach Easton, freshman Will Funk, senior Drew Docter and junior R.J. Pertzborn rolled

Boys golf team is rolling along


Five aces

to a first place finish in 3:47.26. They ran a time that many teams in the state would be happy if their top varsity could run, Mezera said. The 3,200-meter team run was won by freshman David Marrone (10:42), sophomore Andrew Plumb (10:43) and senior Mike OShea (10:50). It was a little glimpse of the future of our cross country program, Mezera said. The trio of Ian Geocaris, Hans Kunsch and Noah Boehnen teamed up to the 3x110 hurdle shuttle and the 300 hurdles relay. Well need them to score big at conference in a couple of weeks, Mezera said. Middletons 3,200 meter relay team of Hunter Jones, Mike Hoot, Alec Meixelsperger and Steven Harris rolled to a first place finish in 8:15.38. That was the sixth-fastest time in the state this spring. The Cardinals 1,600 sprint medely freshman/sophomore team finished first. That team was comprised of Griffin Gussel, Zach Easton, Alex Leahy, and Zach Shoemaker-Allen. Its good to see the young guys do so well, Mezera said. Makes a coach feel comfortable about the direction of the program. See TRACK, page 25

R.J. Pertzborn and Middletons boys track and field team won the Cardinal Relays last Friday.

Finding a groove
Basbeball team wins 3 straight

Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Golf scores across the state are sky high. Thats what a month of rain and lack of practice time will do. Middleton appears to be an exception to the rule, though. The Cardinals are on a roll, winning a pair of 18-hole tournaments in Wisconsin Dells Monday. Middleton also won the Sparta Invitational last Saturday. Weve had some excellent numbers, Middleton coach Tom Cabalka said. Im really happy with the scores. Rightfully so. Middleton played 36 holes during a 12-hour golfing marathon Monday. But it was time well spent as the Cardinals won a pair of tournaments in Wisconsin Dells. Middleton fired a 304 team score at Trappers Turn, then shot a 302 at Christmas Mountain. The Cardinals finished first at each venue, and their

During this on-again, off-again spring, consistency has been a virtual impossibility for baseball teams everywhere. But Middleton manager Tom Schmitt believes his team is awfully close to the level of steadiness he desires. The Cardinals strung together three consecutive wins in a 48-hour stretch between Saturday and Monday. Middleton swept a doubleheader from Watertown on Saturday, then thumped Janesville Parker, 13-3, on Monday. Middleton is now 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the Big Eight Conference. If we can continue to play and get better like we have these last three games, the potential is there, Schmitt said. We just have to keep improving. Heres a recap of the Cardinals week. Middleton 13, Janesville Parker 3 The Cardinals pounded out 16 hits and rolled past the visiting Vikings Monday afternoon.

Girls track team shines




MHS second at Cardinal Relays


Top-notch performances came from up and down the roster. High-level showings were delivered by regular contributors and unexpected sources. Thats what made the first Cardinal Relays so fun for Middletons girls track and field team Friday night. Middleton and Sun Prairie tied for first place at the event, both finishing with 158 points. La Crosse Central (96), Waunakee (60), Onalaska (55) and Holmen (42) rounded out the top five. Middleton opened with a stirring win in the 4x400 meter relay grade level. Cardinals senior Darcy Dean was stride for stride with a Waunakee runner, but pulled ahead in the final 30 meters to prevail. Middletons quartet of Dean, Abbey Webber, Anna Garren and Payton Bills finished in 4:11.18 as all four runners set personal-best times. The meet got off to a spectacular start, Middleton coach Tara Franklin said. And that was just the beginning. Indeed it was. In the high hurdle shuttle relay, Middletons Loren Skibba ran down the Sun Prairie anchor and won by 0.15 seconds. Middletons 800 meter relay team of Lauren Smith, Emily Zeker, Garren and Bobbi Patrick had a four-second PR, won by more than two seconds and earned themselves an achievement T-shirt. Middletons 1,600 meter relay team of Kayla Bauhs, Dean, Patrick and Garren was first in 4:12.87. The Cardinals 3,200 meter relay team of Dean, Patrick, Jenny Phillips and Sam Valentine won in a blazing 10:05.92. That was a three-second P.R., was nearly 25 seconds better than runner-up Sun Prairie, and earned the quartet an achievement T-shirt.

Middletons freshman/sophomore sprint medley team of Audrey Hinshaw, Molly Zeinemann, Smith and Autumn Grim endured a line up change about 10 minutes before the race started, but rolled to a first place finish. Middletons 100 meter shuttle relay team of Kaitlyn Montour, Skibba and Smith was first in 52.99. In field events, Emily Bergun went 16 feet, 2 inches in the long jump. That was 15 inches farther that her previous season-best. Marie Lawton went 30-10 in the triple jump, which was a new personal best. And Lydia Meier broke the elusive 100-foot barrier in the discus with a toss of 102'5". Excellent job ladies, Franklin said. Middleton also toppled Janesville Craig, 78-59, last Tuesday. Skibba won the 100 hurdles (16:78) and freshman Autumn Grim won the 1,600 (5:45.14). Middleton swept the top three spots in the 400 meter dash and all three Cardinals are freshmen. Valentine was first (1:03.72), followed by Celia Mayne (1:04.61) and Abbey Webber (1:04.66). Super excited to have this type of speed and such solid performances in the 400, Franklin said. Ciara Clay was first in the discus (96'3") and Lydia Meier was second

Kaitlyn Montour and Middletons girls track and field team tied for first at the Cardinal Relays last Friday. (95'8). Kiara Cruz won the shot put (29'8). Kayla Bauhs was first in the 300 hurdles (50.21) and also won the triple jump (34-11). Kayla has been so incredibly solid so far this season, Franklin said. We are excited to see how the month of May goes for her. Meta Williams won the 800 meter dash (2:42.25), while Jenny Mangas was second (2:44.34) and Kirstin Kravik was third (2:49.47). Dean won the 3,200 (14:20), while Patrick was second and Phillips was

Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

third. Middleton also got first place finishes from its 1,600 meter relay team and the 3,200 meter relay team. A good meet in Janesville, Franklin said. Bad weather, but we are now used to that.

Girls soccer team bounces back from loss to West


Good and bad




On Thursday night, Middleton girls soccer coach Mary Duffy was worried where the Cardinals season was headed. By Saturday night, Duffy and the rest of the Cardinals appeared back on track. Middleton opened the week with a difficult 4-1 loss to defending WIAA Division 1 state champion Madison West. But the Cardinals rebounded by going 1-1-1 over the next two days at the power-packed Tournament of Champions held in Burlington, Iowa. It was truly a different team from Thursday to Saturday, Duffy said. Heres a recap of Middletons week: Madison West 4, Middleton 1 The Cardinals actually struck first with a goal from Ellen Jesse in the 11th minute. But West showed why its a contender for another state crown and scored four unanswered goals. The Regents tied the game in the 38th minute. West then scored three second half goals and oulled away. It was a disappointing end to a good beginning, Duffy said. We started strong and scored early. We have been working on finding the diagonal ball and had done that well getting in behind their defense. Second half, West stepped up their game and we didnt match it. Pure and simple, they upped their intensity and we got stuck playing a long ball that wasnt working any more. Maryland Heights Pattonville (Mo.) 2, Middleton 1 The Cardinals got a first half goal, but the Pirates rallied back. Despite the loss, Duffy and her team left feeling pretty good about themselves. The second half we were against the wind and did a great job of playing with it, Duffy said. We moved the ball, switched, found forwards feet, got behind, but were not composed enough in the final third to find the back of the net. After dominating the second half, we were not able to pull out a win. However, (assistant) coach Patton and myself were pleased with the changes we made to the line-up to better fit our team. Middleton 1, Belleville West (Ill.) 1 The Cardinals again struck first when Jesse sliced through the defense and beat the keeper to the lower left. But Belleville West rallied back to forge a tie Saturday morning. We will continue to stress composure in the box defensively and offensively until we hold off the opponent and until we finish our opportunities that will be fewer and far behind in the postseason, Duffy said. Multiple players came into the game and played well. It was encouraging to see how

much better they were gelling. Middleton 2, Peoria Notre Dame (Ill.) 0 Middleton ended the tournament on a high note. The Cardinals got major contributions from several players to leave the tournament victorious. We finally were able to pull out a well-deserved win, Duffy said. We kept our heads and didnt get stuck into playing one kind of ball. We were able to be dynamic. Emily Krueger moved forward from defense to outside mid and did very well. (Leia) Peterman was dangerous in getting behind. Liz McMahon played on the field as a forward and provided some dangerous opportunities, in which ended for Liz with an assist to Joclyn Tiedt on a goal. Carol Keenan again was in a great zone. She has really stepped up her game. She was moving the ball side to side really well, and finding diagonal balls for all of our rotating out side midfielders to run onto. (Megan) Sullivan even stepped into the space and was able to get off some shots. (Grace) Douglas found some more comfort playing as the sweeper. Sam Andryk played well in the center midfield with (Caroline) Keenan and brought a physical play to the team.

A l e x a Jaume and Middletons girls soccer team went 11-1 at the star-studded Tournament o f Champions last weekend.

Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld


Boys tennis team goes 3-1 at Verona Invite


Net gains
loss came to Nicolet. Heres a recap of Middletons weekend. Nicolet 5, Middleton 2 Cardinals No. 1 singles player Ben Luskin notched an impressive 4-6, 63, 6-1 win over Nicolets Kevin Ballecer. Middleton also got a win at No. 4 singles, where Tyler Markel posted a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2 victory over Nicolets Rafi Barash. But Middleton dropped all three doubles matches and lost the other two singles matches. Middleton 6, Sheboygan North 1 The Cardinals rolled through all four singles flights and notched victories in two of the three doubles matches.


Some of the states top boys tennis programs competed in the Verona Invitational last Friday and Saturday. And Middleton showed it was the near the top of the food chain. The Cardinals went 3-1 on the weekend with wins over Sheboygan North, Waukesha West and Brookfield Central. Middletons only

Luskin rolled past Evan Koross, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 1 singles, while Joey Niesen posted a 6-1, 6-1, win over Paul Theodoroff at No. 2. Brian Bellissimo defeated Gabe Galante, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 3 singles and Markel rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Sam Kuhn at No. 4 In doubles play, Middletons No. 1 of team Evan Stone and Griff Pyle defeated Morgan Ross and Travis Waibel, 7-5, 6-2. And at No. 3, Andy Webber and Brett Andersen downed Will Rupnik and Jacob Spender, 7-6 (2), 6-1 Middleton 7, Waukesha West 0 The Cardinals cruised to an easy win over the Wolverines. Luskin downed Wests Adam Fowler, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 1 singles, and Niesen defeated Mickey Nguyen, 6-0, 4-6, 6-1, at No. 2. Bellissimo cruised by Nick Gold, 61, 6-0, at No. 3 and Harish Veeramani defeated Connor Walters, 6-2, 7-5, at No. 4. Stone and Pyle downed Tommy Jonas and Chris Nguyen 6-2, 7-6 (4), at No. 1 doubles. Tyler Markel and Cody Markel toppled Nate Simon and Nick Wilder, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, at No. 2. And at No. 3, Oscar Biggs and Brett Andersen defeated Lars Falang and Jason Kaja, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Middleton 4, Brookfield Central 3 Middleton won at all four singles flights and edged the Lancers. Luskin defeated Centrals Danny Schoen, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 1 singles, while Niesen downed Gunter Treis, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 2. Bellissimo defeated Will Redman, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 3 and Tyler Markel downed Carlos Flores Komatsu, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 4.

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Thursday, May 2

Friday, May 3

2:30 p.m. Boys freshman golf at Middleton Quad 4 p.m. Freshman baseball vs. Janesville Parker (DH) 4 p.m. Varsity softball at Madison Memorial (DH) 4 p.m. JV softball at Madison Memorial (DH) 4 p.m. Freshman softball vs. Madison Memorial (DH) 4 p.m. Boys freshman tennis at McFarland 4:15 p.m. Boys JV White tennis vs. Sun Prairie 4:30 p.m. Boys and girls JV track at Waunakee Invite 5 p.m. Varsity baseball at Janesville Parker 5 p.m. JV baseball at Janesville Parker 5 p.m. Girls JV Red soccer at Waukesha West 5 p.m. Girls JV White soccer vs. Sun Prairie 5 p.m. Girls freshman soccer vs. Sun Prairie 6 p.m. Girls JV lacrosse vs. Madison La Follette 7 p.m. Girls varsity soccer vs. Sun Prairie 7:30 p.m. Girls varsity lacrosse vs. Madison La Follette

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Saturday, May 4

11 a.m. Boys JV golf at Baraboo Invite 1 p.m. Boys varsity tennis at Nicolet Invite 4:15 p.m. Boys and girls varsity track at Arrowhead Invite 5 p.m. Freshman Red baseball at Waunakee 5 p.m. Boys JV lacrosse vs. Sun Prairie 7 p.m. Boys varsity lacrosse vs. Sun Prairie

Monday, May 6

8:30 a.m. Boys varsity tennis at Nicolet Invite 8:30 a.m. Boys JV Red tennis at Milwaukee Marquette 9 a.m. Girls JV White soccer at West Bend Invite 9:30 a.m. Freshman softball at Hartford 10 a.m. Girls freshman soccer at Middleton Quad 11 a.m. Varsity and JV baseball vs. Madison East

Tuesday, May 7

Noon Boys JV golf vs. Baraboo (Devils Head) 2:30 p.m. Boys varsity golf at Sun Prairie 4 p.m. Varsity softball at Madison East (Olbrich) 4 p.m. Boys freshman White tennis vs. Madison Memorial 5 p.m. Varsity baseball at Janesville Craig 5 p.m. JV baseball at Janesville Craig 5 p.m. Freshman baseball vs. Janesville Craig 5 p.m. Boys JV lacrosse vs. DeForest 7 p.m. Varsity lacrosse vs. DeForest 7 p.m. Girls varsity soccer at Waunakee

Wednesday, May 8

2:30 p.m. Boys freshman golf at Janesville Craig Quad 4 p.m. Freshman baseball vs. Madison West (DH) 4:15 p.m. Boys varsity tennis at Janesville Craig 4:15 p.m. Boys JV tennis at Janesville Craig 4:30 p.m. Varsity softball at Beloit Memorial 4:30 p.m. JV softball at Beloit Memorial 4:30 p.m. Boys and girls varsity track at Verona w/Sun Prairie 4:30 p.m. Boys and girls JV track at Verona w/Sun Prairie 5 p.m. Varsity baseball at Madison West 5 p.m. JV baseball at Madison West 5 p.m. Girls JV Red soccer vs. Madison Memorial 5 p.m. Girls freshman soccer vs. Madison Memorial 5 p.m. Girls JV White soccer at Madison West Gold 6 p.m. Girls JV lacrosse vs. Madison West 7:30 p.m. Girls varsity lacrosse vs. Madison West 10 a.m. Boys JV golf at Verona (Edelweiss) 12:30 p.m. Boys varsity golf at Morgan Stanley Invite (Hawks Landing) 5 p.m. Boys freshman lacrosse vs. Waunakee 7 p.m. Boys varsity lacrosse vs. Waunakee

Thursday, May 9

8:30 a.m. Boys varsity golf at Morgan Stanley Invite (Hawks Landing) 2:30 p.m. Boys freshman golf at Madison Memorial (Odana) 2:30 p.m. Boys JV golf at Sun Prairie 4 p.m. Varsity baseball vs. Verona (DH) 4 p.m. JV baseball vs. Verona (DH) 4 p.m. Freshman baseball at Verona (DH) 4:15 p.m. Boys varsity tennis vs. Madison La Follette 4:15 p.m. Boys JV White tennis vs. Madison La Follette 4:30 p.m. Freshman softball at Janesville Parker 5 p.m. Boys JV lacrosse at Waunakee 5 p.m. Girls JV White soccer at Janesville Craig 5 p.m. Girls freshman soccer at Janesville Craig 5 p.m. Girls varsity softball vs. Janesville Parker 5 p.m. Girls JV softball vs. Janesville Parker 6 p.m. Girls JV lacrosse vs. Oregon 7 p.m. Girls varsity soccer at Janesville Craig 7:30 p.m. Girls varsity lacrosse vs. Oregon

Softball Cardinals finding their groove



Middleton has productive week


Things have gotten harried for Middletons girls softball team. Thats what nightmarish spring weather will do. But the Cardinals held up well last week, winning three of the five games they played. Middleton improved to 4-4 overall. Heres a recap of the Cardinals week. Middleton 5, Beloit Memorial 4 Emily Pomykalski had two hits, including a triple, and drove in three runs to power the visiting Cardinals last Friday. Ashley Stormer went the distance for Middleton, striking out five and allowing just two earned runs. Middleton raced to a 5-0 lead through two innings, then held on for dear life as the Purple Knights charged back. Good win, Middleton manager Arin Oppermann said. It was great that we got the lead right away, but now we need to work on getting on base and scoring every inning. We cant get too comfortable with the amount of runs we have. Middleton 7, Janesville Craig 1; Janesville Craig 11, Middleton 0 (5) The Cardinals split a doubleheader with the host Cougars last Thursday. Middleton belted out 12 hits in the opener. Darby Raffel, Shelby Ballweg, Abby Henke, Amber Karn and Katie Fermanich all had two hits for the Cardinals. Stormer also allowed just four hits and picked up the win. In the nightcap, Craig belted out 16 hits off of Stormer in a game that was stopped after five innings. During the first game we hit well and had solid defense, Oppermann said. We lost our steam going into the second game. Both teams were hitting the ball, but Craig was able to find the gaps and we werent. Middleton 10, Janesville Parker 4 Ashley Brooks went 4for-5 with two RBI to power the Cardinals past the Vikings last Wednesday. Ballweg also had two hits, a home run and two RBI, while Raffel and Karn each had two hits. Kelly Brown earned the win, allowing just five hits and overcoming six Middleton errors. It was nice to get our bats going, Oppermann said. Now we just need to put together tight defense with (this) offense. Sun Prairie 15, Middleton 0 Sun Prairie, last years state runnerup, routed the Cardinals last Tuesday. Sun Prairie is a great team, Oppermann said. Once they got a few hits together it was tough to stop them. We know we have a big challenge ahead of us next time we play them, and were looking forward to the opportunity to give them a tougher fight.

606 overall score easily surpassed runner-up Beloit Memorial (639). We brought home a lot of hardware, Cabalka said. Middleton senior and Winona State recruit Mike Wiebe shot an even-par 72 at Trappers Turn, while junior Josh Haunty continued his ascent with a 73. Breakthrough freshman Emmett Herb carded a 76 and junior Jared Baltes shot an 83. During Middletons second round of the day, Wiebe shot a blistering 2under-par, 70. Haunty also continued his hot start this spring with a 76. Those two have been great, Cabalka said of Wiebe and Haunty, his only two returning varsity players from a year ago. Not only are they putting up good numbers, but theyre showing the younger kids the way. Those younger kids are seeing what it takes to get to that point. Junior Charlie Stankiewicz rebounded from a tough opening round and posted a 75. Baltes also counted an 81. Neither course was playing long,



and Middleton took advantage with low numbers on many of the par-5s. You still have to play the golf course, whether its long or short, Cabalka said. If its shorter, you can score on the par-5s. But taking that aside, you still have to play the game. Middleton played the game awfully well at Sparta, too. The Cardinals fired a 308 team score and edged runner-up Holmen (311). None of the other schools at the 10-team Division 1 tournament were a factor. The win was doubly impressive when you consider Holmen was the state runner-up a year ago and returned four of its top six players from that team. We played alongside them all day, Cabalka said. And the kids did a nice job. And how. Baltes and Herb led the way with 76s. Haunty shot a 77, while Wiebe and Stankiewicz both notched 79s. Its been a good start, Cabalka said. Im really happy.

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Ashley Brooks and Middletons girls softball team had a strong week.

Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld


All games start at 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted.





MAY 11

Waunakee at Cazenovia Middleton at Reedsburg Mazomanie at Cr. Plains Montello at Plain Richland Center at Black Earth Sauk at Ashton Ashton at Richland Center, 4 p.m.

MAY 27

Cazenovia at Middleton Waunakee at Reedsburg

MAY 12


Cross Plains at Waunakee Ashton at Montello Middleton at Black Earth Richland Center at Cazenovia Reedsburg at Plain Mazomanie at Sauk


Sauk at Reedsburg Cazenovia at Mazomanie


MAY 19

Black Earth at Sauk Cross Plains at Reedsburg Cazenovia at Montello Middleton at Plain Waunakee at Mazomanie


Waunakee at Ashton Middleton at Cross Plains Montello at Black Earth Mazomanie at Richland Center Cazenovia at Reedsburg Sauk at Plain Middleton at Waunakee Cross Plains at Montello Ashton at Black Earth Richland Center at Sauk Mazomanie at Reedsburg Plain at Cazenovia Plain at Richland Center, 7 p.m.


Richland Center at Middleton Reedsburg at Black Earth Sauk at Waunakee Ashton at Cazenovia Cross Plains at Plain Mazomanie at Montello


Richland Center at Waunakee Plain at Black Earth Ashton at Mazomanie Middleton at Sauk Reedsburg at Montello Cazenovia at Cross Plains Waunakee at Middleton Montello at Cross Plains Black Earth at Ashton Sauk at Richland Center Reedsburg at Mazomanie Cazenovia at Plain Plain at Mazomanie, 2 p.m. Reedsburg at Richland Center, 6 p.m. Cazenovia at Sauk, 7 p.m. Middleton at Ashton Montello at Waunakee Cross Plains at Black Earth


Waunakee at Cross Plains Montello at Ashton Black Earth at Middleton Cazenovia at Richland Center Plain at Reedsburg Sauk at Mazomanie Ashton at Middleton, 2 p.m. Waunakee at Montello Black Earth at Cross Plains Mazomanie at Plain Richland Center at Reedsburg Sauk at Cazenovia


MAY 26

Mazomanie at Middleton Montello at Sauk Cross Plains at Richland Center Black Earth at Cazenovia Reedsburg at Ashton Plain at Waunakee Black Earth at Mazomanie Sauk at Cross Plains Plain at Ashton Montello at Richland Center



Cross Plains at Ashton Black Earth at Waunakee Montello at Middleton

Ashton at Waunakee Cross Plains at Middleton Black Earth at Montello Richland Center at Mazomanie, 4 p.m. Reedsburg at Cazenovia Plain at Sauk

Ashton at Cross Plains Waunakee at Black Earth Middleton at Montello Richland Center at Plain at noon Reedsburg at Sauk Mazomanie at Cazenovia


Doubles No. 1: Evan Stone/Griff Pyle (M) def. Morgan Ross/Travis Waibel, 7-5, 6-2

Middleton 6, Sheboygan North 1 Singles No. 1: Ben Luskin (M) def. Evan Koross, 60, 6-1 Joey Niesen (M) def. Paul No. 2: Theodoroff, 6-1, 6-1 No. 3: Brian Bellissimo (M) def. Gabe Galante, 6-1, 6-0 No. 4: Tyler Markel (M) def. Sam Kuhn, 6-1, 6-1

Doubles No. 1: Sam Bermen/Ben Levey (N), def. Evan Stone/Griff Pyle 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 No. 2: Ryan Dacolavich/Brett Conard (N), def. Dan Jin/Cody Markel 7-6 (7), 6-0 No. 3: Natan Barash/Charlie Ellsworth (N) def. Andy Webber/Brett Andersen, 6-3, 6-1

April 26-27 Verona Invitational Nicolet 5, Middleton 2 Singles No. 1: Ben Luskin (M) def. Kevin Ballecer, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 No. 2: Calin Dumitreseu (N) def. Joey Niesen 6-4, 6-3 No. 3: Mike Yarnulnik (N), def. Brian Bellissimo loses 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 No. 4: Tyler Markel (M) def. Rafi Barash, 67 (5), 6-1, 6-2

Doubles No. 1: Evan Stone/Griff Pyle (M) def. Timo Bentolile/Will Simonson 6-3, 7-6 (2). No. 2: Allen Yen/Jamie McDowell (MW) def. Andy Webber/Brett Andersen 6-1, 6-3. No. 3: Dan Jin/Cody Markel (M) def. Miles Morgan/Matt Munns 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

April 25 Middleton 6, Madison West 1 Singles No. 1: Ben Luskin (M) def. Jon Glasgow 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (5). No. 2: Joey Niesen(M) def. Marcus Van Ginkel 6-0, 6-0. No. 3: Brian Bellissimo (M) def. Alex Lee 60, 6-0. No. 4: Tyler Markel (M) def. Alfonso Gunaratnam 6-0, 6-1.


Doubles No. 1 Evan Stone/Griff Pyle (M) def. Tommy Jonas/Chris Nguyen, 6-2, 7-6 (4) No. 2: Tyler Markel/Cody Markel (M) def. Nate Simon/Nick Wilder, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 No. 3: Oscar Biggs/Brett Andersen (M) def. Lars Falang/Jason Kaja, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Middleton 7, Waukesha West 0 Singles No. 1: Ben Luskin (M) def. Adam Fowler, 60, 6-1 No. 2: Joey Niesen (M) def. Mickey Nguyen, 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 No. 3: Brian Bellissimo (M) def. Nick Gold, 6-1, 6-0 No. 4: Harish Veeramani (M) def. Connor Walters, 6-2, 7-5

No. 2: Jack Goking/Ky Schaefer (SN) def. Dan Jin/Cody Markel, 6-2, 6-2 No. 3: Andy Webber/Brett Andersen (M) def. Will Rupnik/Jacob Spender, 7-6 (2), 6-1



Doubles No. 1: Michael/Tarun Jella (BC) def. Evan Stone/Griff Pyle, 6-2, 6-1 No. 2: Ben Peterson/Henry Misberger (BC) def. Dan Jin/Cody Markel 6-3, 6-4 No. 3: John Scanlon/Tom Marley, (BC) def. Oscar Biggs/Andy Webber lose 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Middleton 4, Brookfield Central 3 Singles No. 1: Ben Luskin (M) def. Danny Schoen, 61, 6-4 No. 2: Joey Niesen (M) def. Gunter Treis, 63, 6-1 No. 3: Brian Bellissimo (M) def. Will Red Man, 6-4, 6-1 No. 4: Tyler Markel (M) def. Carlos Flores Komatsu, 6-2, 6-1

Geller (JC), 13.45; Jessica Washington (JC), 13.74. 200Maggie Slatter (JC), 26.9; Alehya Slatter (JC), 27.95; Bahrs (M), 28.04. 400Valentine (M), 1:03.72; Mayne (M), 1:04.61; Webber (M), 1:04.66. 800Williams (M), 2:32.25; Mangas (M), 2:44.34; Kravik (M), 2:49.47. 1600Grim (M), 5:45.14; Emily Meister (JC), 5:58.09; Kirtchen (M), 6:01.57. 3200Dean (M), 14:20.64; Patrick (M), 14:20.64; Phillips/Williams (M), 14:20.69. 100 hurdlesShibba (M), 16.78; Amber Fry (JC), 17.63; Montour (M), 17.77. 300 hurdlesBarhs (M), 50.21; Amber Fry (JC), 51.2; Montour (M), 52.57. 400 relayJanesville Craig (Pohlman, Slatter, Coleman, Slatter), 52.75; Middleton, 57.00. 800 relayJanesville Craig (Pohlman, Slatter, Coleman, Slatter), 1:49.70; Middleton, DQ. 1600 relayMiddleton, 4:25.27; Craig, 4:33.88. 3200 relayMiddleton, 11:17.38; Criag, 11:25.04. Shot putCruz (M), 29-8; Jessie Larson (JC), 29-7; Jordee (M), 28-0.5. DiscusClay (M), 96-3; Meier (M), 95-8; Jessie Larson (JC), 94-10. Long jumpAlli Calkins (JC), 16-0.5; Ashley Pohlman, 15-5.5; Takema March (JC), 15-4. Triple jumpBarhs (M), 34-11; Aisha Coleman (JC), 33-9.5; Ashley Pohlman (JC), 325.25. High jumpAlli Calkins (JC), 5-0; Roach (M), 4-10; Washington (JC), 4-8.

1600 relayMiddleton, 3:36.53, Craig, 4:00.3. 3200 relayMiddleton, 8:45.63; Craig, 9:27.67. Shot putRahman (M), 36-5.75; Ian Talbot (JC), 35-9.5; Hayden Wolff (JC), 34-8. DiscusKempe (M), 127-7; Rahman (M), 120-9; Ian Talbot (JC), 113-1. Long jumpMichael Whitaker (JC), 18-8.5; Nick Moore (JC), 18-4.75; Joers (M), 17-10.5. Triple jumpAdam (M), 41-6.5; Bjarne Wolff (JC), 39-10; Huler (M), 39-4. High jumpKern (M), 5-6; Maes (M), 5-4; Alex Goswick (JC), 5-2. April 25 (Game 1) Middleton 6, Janesville Craig 1 Middleton .. 000 122 2 7 12 0 Janesville Craig .. 100 000 0 1 4 0 Stormer and Karn; Loveland and Holford. Leading hittersRaffel (M) 2x4, Ballweg (M) 2x4, Henke (M) 2x4, Karn (M) 2x4, Fermanich (M) 2x2. 2BHenke (M). SOStormer (M) 3, Loveland (JC) 2. BB Loveland 3. (Game two) Janesville Craig 11, Middleton 0 (5) Janesville Craig ... 206 21 11 16 0 Middleton .. 000 00 0 5 2 Milam, Loveland (5) and Holford; Brown, Stormer (3) Robson. Leading hittersHughes (JC) 3x4, Grall (JC) 2x4, Holford (JC) 2x3, Loveland (JC) 2x3, Osiecki (JC) 2x3, Hackett (JC) 2x3. 2B Ballweg (M), Hughes (JC), Grall (JC), Holford (JC), Loveland (JC), Osiecki (JC) 2. SOMilam (JC) 1, Brown (M) 1, Stormer (M) 3. BBMilam 3. Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin Poll 1. Marquette; 2. Catholic Memorial; 3. Green Bay Notre Dame; 4. Verona; 5. Madison Memorial; 6. Edgerton; 7. Holmen; 8. Arrowhead; 9. Brookfield Central; 10. Cedarburg. Others receiving votes: Onalaska, Germantown, Homestead, Brookfield East, Kettle Moraine, Menomonee Falls, Mukwonago, River Falls, Stevens Point, Stoughton, Waterford, Madison Edgewood, Osseo-Fairchild, Kohler, Bay Port, Appleton East, Waukesha West, Neenah, Middleton.

Girls softball

Boys track and field

Girls soccer

April 25 Madison West 4, Middleton 1 Madison West ......... 1 3 4 Middleton ............ 1 0 1 First half: Mi Jesse (McCauley), 10:55. MW Rosenblum (Brown), 37:40. Second half: MW Carey (Brown), 54:56; Mondschein (Jarrad), 64:46; Mondschein (PK), 70:48. Saves: MW Thompson 3; Mi Ledin 5. JV Middleton won, 2-0.

Girls track and field

April 23 Middleton 78, Janesville Craig 59 100Aisha Coleman (JC), 13.4; Gabrielle

April 23 Middleton 76, Janesville Craig 61 100Ryan Kind (JC), 11.14; Tre Hall (JC), 11.15; Javen Murry (JC), 11.19. 200Ryan Kind (JC), 22.84; Odean White (JC), 23.09; Javen Murry (JC), 23.47. 400Zander (M), 51.36; Erik Tollefsrud (JC), 54.20; Jones (M), 54.29. 800Evan Lalor (JC), 2:05.03; Berchner (M), 2:05.83; Roch (M), 2:05.97. 1600Spencer Hrycay (JC), 4:34.96; Evan Lalor (JC), 4:40.99; Meixelsperger (M), 4:46.58. 3200Spencer Hrycay (JC), 9:54.49; Harris (M), 10:27.44; Allen (M), 10:27.45. 110 hurdlesKunsch (M), 17.00; Geocaris (M), 17.09; Boehnen (M), 17.17. 300 hurdlesBochner (M), 42.09; Kunsch (M), 43.08; Geocaris (M), 43.50. 400 relayMiddleton, 45.08; Craig, DQ. 800 relayJanesville Craig (Murry, Hall, White, Kind), 1:32.23; Middleton, 1:34.27.

Boys golf

Middletons 4x100 field event which was made up of an athlete from each of four different field events also finished first. That relay includes Noah Meeteeer (pole vault), Noah Kern (high jump), Simon Adam (triple jump) and Blake Clyce (long jump) (46.04). Middletons 1,600 meter relay team of Jones, Travis Zander, Meixelsperger and Harris was first (3:28.47) with the states 11th best time this spring. Any time we get Travis and Steven together, you know the result will be a fast time, Mezera said. It was nice to win our bread and butter event at our own invitational. Middletons high jump relay tied for first with Onalaska. In the process, Andy Keeler tied the school record at 6foot-4. It was only a matter of time until he did it, Mezera said of Keeler. The question is, when will he hold the record by himself. Middletons triple jump relay also took first with three terrific jumps from Simon Adam (42-3 ), Andy Keeler 40-10 )and Nick Maes (40- 3 ). Triple jump is one of our strongest events, Mezera said. Middleton also defeated Janesville Craig, 76-61, last Tuesday. The Cardinals first place finishes came from the 3,200 meter relay team of Perrin Hagge, Patrick Hall, Andrew Plumb and Mike Hoot (8:45.6); Hans Kunsch in the 110 hurdles (17-0); Simon Adam in the triple jump (41-6 ); Travis Zaner in the 400 meter dash (51.4); Josh Kampe in the discus (1277); Tanner Rahman in the shot put (366); Noah Boehnen in the 300 meter hurdles (42.1); Noah Kern in the high jump (5-6); and the quartet of Kern, Jones, Hoot and Pertzborn in the 1,600 meter relay (3:36.5). It was nice to beat last years conference champ in back-to-back meets (Watertown and a dual), Mezera said of the Cougars. I have no doubt theyll be tougher the next time we see them at conference.



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Luke Schafer and Middletons baseball team have won three straight games.

Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Chase Dickert and Tanner Meinholz each had three hits for Middleton, while Kenji Passini and Kasey Miller both had two hits. Chase has been hitting the ball really well in practice, Schmitt said. Kasey Miller has been our biggest find this year and Kenji has as many quality at bats as anyone on the roster. Brian Lochner went six innings for Middleton and picked up the win. Lochner allowed eight hits, three earned runs and struck out three. If he can get all four of his pitches in line, hes one of the best weve had in a while, Schmitt said of Lochner. Middleton 9, Watertown 3 (Game 1) Jackson Keeler had two hits and scored two runs, while Luke Schafer notched the win in the opening game of a doubleheader in Watertown last Saturday. Schafer threw the first four innings, while Kasey Miller and Tanner Meinholz combined to close things out. Jordan Lueck also had two hits for Middleton, while Brian Lochner scored a pair of runs. Middleton jumped to a 5-0 lead after 3 innings. Watertown closed within 5-2, but the Cardinals tacked on four insurance runs in the seventh. Theyre a good program and coached pretty well, Schmitt said of the Goslings. Thats why we wanted to play them. Middleton 5, Watertown 2 (Game 2) Schafer, Lochner, Lueck and Matt Ash all had two hits as the Cardinals swept a doubleheader from Watertown. Schafer and Lochner also scored a run and had an RBI, while Ash had an RBI and Lueck scored a run. Garrett Knutson went six innings for the Cardinals, allowed just three hits and picked up the win. Dickert then worked the seventh and notched the save. Middleton also stole 11 of 12 bases during the doubleheader. We saw something we thought we could take advantage of, Schmitt said. Madison Memorial 8, Middleton 5 The host Spartans scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth and surged past the Cardinals last Thursday. Middleton had rallied from a 5-3 deficit and tied the game with two runs in the fourth inning. Reese Felton, who threw the final two innings, took the loss.


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Nearly 400 seniors at Middleton High School on Monday learned about the dangers of texting and driving. The students were urged to sign a pledge to never text behind the wheel. Middleton High School teamed up with AT&T, AAA, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Dane County Sheriffs Office and State Rep. Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton) in the public awareness campaign to urge the schools students, and all drivers, that text messages should wait until after driving. The event was originally scheduled to take place Feb. 5 but was rescheduled due to inclement winter weather. Our young people too often think they are invincible, but they need to know that texting while driving is very dangerous and can be deadly, Middleton High School principal. Denise Herrmann said. As prolific texters and inexperienced drivers, teens are particularly at risk. We are proud to join in this effort to spread the word about the dangers and urge all of our students to pledge never to text and drive, Herrmann added. The assembly was part of a series of high school events held around the state by to drive home the dangers of texting behind the wheel. Two students were given the chance to experience firsthand the dangers of texting while driving in a safe setting through AAAs distracted driving simulator. They were also shown an AT&T documentary called The Last Text that shares real stories about lives altered or ended by someones decision to text and drive. Students were also urged to visit www.ItCanWait.com to take the notexting-and-driving pledge, then share their promise with others via Twitter (#itcanwait) and Facebook.

Dangers of texting while driving on display

More than 1.2 million people across the country have already taken the pledge to never text and drive. Far too many lives have been forever changed because someone decided to text behind the wheel, and we want to spread the word about how deadly a simple text can be, said Scott T. VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin. Were challenging all drivers, particularly our teens, to take the pledge to never text and drive and make it a lifelong commitment. There is simply no text message worth dying for. Wisconsin marked the second anniversary of its no-texting-while-driving ban on Dec. 1, 2012. The law prohibits sending an email or text message while driving and imposes a fine of up to $400 for violators. As a primary enforcement law, officers may stop and ticket drivers solely for texting and driving. Wisconsin is among 39 states that ban text messaging by all drivers. Studies show that drivers who send text messages behind the wheel are 23 times more likely to be in a crash, said Hesselbein. Texting and driving is just not worth risking your life or someone elses. We hope todays assembly will drive home the dangers of texting and driving and encourage our youth to put down their phones while on the road. Texting and driving is involved in more than 100,000 vehicle crashes each year, often causing injuries and deaths, according to the National Safety Council. Studies show teen drivers are particularly at risk. While 97 percent of teens say they know texting while driving is dangerous, 75 percent say the practice is common among their friends, according to an AT&T survey.

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At left, Rep. Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton) speaks to students. Texting and driving is just not worth risking your life or someone elses, she said. We hope todays assembly will drive home the dangers of texting and driving and encourage our youth to put down their phones while on the road. Above, seniors look on as Hailey Wrasman uses the simulator.

Glacier Creek releases latest honor roll

GLACIER CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL 6th Grade Quarter 3 Honor Roll 3.600 4.000 *Denotes 4.0 Dubas, Apsara R Ducke, Keegan N Dunn, Charlotte R *Engelien, Madeline F *Ernst, Hannah Y *Fagre, Benjamin A Faust, Colette E Fermanich, Julia M Frinzi, Keller L *Gattenby, Tayla J *Gessler, Samuel R Gold, Ryan D Hellenbrand, Connor C *Holewinski, Cooper W Hornung, Kelsey C Houghton, Allison K Hunt, James R Huntington, Madison L Jagoe, Abigail M *Jensen, Lauren K Joswiak, Vincent H *Kalsbeek, Colin N Kalscheur, Tyler *Keebler, Anna M *Keebler, Emily S *Keenan, Kyra R *Keith, Moira R Kneubuehl, Luke C *Knoke, Elizabeth N Kochan, Reed M Kowalski, Hailey A *Kuhn, Nina-Soleil C Kurr, Veronica L *LaBoda, Grace F Laufenberg, Hannah E *Leach, Hannah K *Leonard, Avery E Livelli, Olivia V Lockwood, Remington J Mack, Cora R Madoch, Michael W Maier, Eric M Martin, Andrew J May, Mallory M McEllistrem, Aidan P Meicher, Kevin F Metzger, Catherine K Molina, Eric R Mondi, Jack C *Mueller, Jeffrey A *Mueller, Kristopher A *Neuser, Kyle R Newman, Noah T Nilles, Jaiden L Olsen, Lauren E Owens, Caitlynn R Pansegrau, Elizabeth L Pierantozzi, Alexander J Postle, Teresa M Roberson, Rachel I Rough, Taylor R Sabol, Karina R *Schlicht, Kyra A Schollmeyer, Allison M *Schwartz, David R *Sisk, Simon P Spahn, Courtney N Sperger, Joseph S Stahnke, Alexis C *Stewart, Erik R Stewart, Laura E Sullivan, Sean P *Thomley, Anna L Thompson, Jack A Tomar, Priyanka Tonnesen, Brittany A Wensing, Hannah K Woldt, Samantha C Wood, Sarah K Wood, Sophie M *Yang, Jason C *Zander, Victoria A Zimmerman, Anna T *Zuengler, Hannah G Logsdon, Jackson B Lund, Andrew F Noel, Liam G Roenneburg, Owen L Sanchez Guevara, Joanelle D Thompson, Emma R 7th Grade Honor Roll Andler, Alex D Aumann, Olivia L *Bakken, Mackenzie C *Basel, Alexis A *Blair, Carson H *Brandle, Kaitlyn V *Buss, Brianna L Chiaverini, Nicholas M Clark, Autumn N *Cole, Felicity B Cowling, Kyle M *Czosek, Grace A Dahmen, Rylei T *Dalrymple, Tucker J *DeMartino, Sydney D *DeOliveira, Nickolas C Diamond-Tumbush, Anna *Djamali, Kian S *Draves, Michael L *Duecker, Emily A Esbeck, Nicholas W *Essert, Holly K

Aegerter, Hannah S Albert, Ava H *Allen, Andrew R Anderson, Jacob S Baggot, Jordan R Ballweg, Allison R Ballweg, Austin S Barbian, Jennifer J Barrett, Alexis L Bavishi, Sophia M Bertz, Braeden N *Bliss, Lydia S *Bogner, Alexandra L Boras, Jenna R Bote, Sophia M Burkard, Nathaniel J Byington, Taylor L Carrington, Dylan M Casper, Ian T Chafe, Andrew S Chandler, Megan E Close, Samuel A Datta, Meghna DiMiceli, Sarah N *Djamali, Sawm G Draves, Nicolas D

6th Grade Honorable Mention (3.400 3.599) Ballweg, Connor J Bender, Zakary J Carr, Julia M Colon, Michelle L Culver, Mitchel A Grelle, Kevin W Henderson, Ayden R Horst, Lauren N Lincecum, Erin T

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Fattouh, Osama M *Friedle, Sydney M *Frusciante, James P *Fuerbringer, Amber L Gali, Reshma *Goth, Jackson R *Griffin, Lauren E *Grosspietsch, Elizabeth *Gundrum, Jordan R Haberland-Ervin, Caroline *Habhab, Dominic A Hanson, Alec J Hellenbrand, Taylor E Helmuth, Jacob T Hippen, Caroline J *Hodson, Payton E *Holahan, Ashley M *Huang, Hao-Yu S *Huber, Rachel S *Hurd, Lauren C Isaacs, Benjamin *Jones, John M Karaca, Vildan Z *Karls Niehaus, Aubrey L *King, Samuel J *Kulie, Kathryn A *Lamson, Owen M *Landucci, Leta M Larson, Alyssa F Laufenberg, Emma C *LeMonds, Raymond J Lewis, Ryan D *Matsumura, Claire A *McCue, Nicole R *Megan, Nareg A *Meinholz, Alyssa R *Michaels, Nicholas A *Mikelsons, Samuel I *Moreau, Camille *Munoz, Marissa C Neidigh, Hannah E *Neumann, Emma K Parente, Jessica R *Patterson, Margaret M *Paul Rajamanickam, Britney S *Peterson, Bria C *Pinder, Devon K *Pugliese, Ann L Pytel, Nicole A




7th Grade Honorable Mention Castellanos Martinez, Ruth L Delaney, Autumn M DiMaggio, Houston S Dunn, Haley R Giroux, Mitchell B Jonuzi, Gentiana B Kaufman, Broderick A Kurtz, Alexander W Mancillas, Anahi Manser, Grant S OSullivan, Keegan C Tibbetts, Jack E Valtierra, Anthony W Wankerl, Solomon T Winkler, Jordan J Zingg, Luke D

*Ragsdale, Cole A Rapacz, Lillia R Rawling, Nicholas J *Reed, Morgan G *Roquitte, Samuel C Rossmiller, Leo R Sarbacker, Jordyn J Schmidt, Alexander R *Schoonveld, Erika J *Sheehan, Maureen D Simon, Andrew D Sohail, Umer M *Sprecher, Brock C *Staples, Claire K Stenklyft, John W Tanin, Taviahna M Tews, Jonathan W *Trinkl, Nathan R Turski, Jennifer S *Vandermause, Drake J Wahlgren, Allison M Weiler, Jack J *Wempner, Casey N *White, Halle N Wildes, Ethan R *Wills, Aaron M Wilson, Jack K *Woody, Rachel E *Zeimentz, Julia A Zietz, Taylor Grace K.

8th Grade Honor Roll *Accola, Alex J *Acker, Joshua T *Acker, Kalli R Aranda Pino, Daniella P *Arkhagha, Sasha Auerbach, Sophie A Ballweg, Gabrielle M Barbian, Nicole M Bauerle, Anna J *Borgmeyer, Megan A *Butler, Colin S Byington, Nicole C *Caldwell, Megan K Clark, Anna G *Clear, Anna Marie G *Colbert, Sheila E *Connors, Oriana E *Dahmen, Linnea K DeBiasio, Luke C *Delaney, Luke P *Drake, Abigail E *Ducke, Taylor E Eder, Morgan G Evert, Audrey K *Fermanich, Christian J Ferrante, Catherine A *Gali, Jahnavi Go, Margaret G *Goren, Adam G Grelle, Frederick O Griswold, James T Handel, James P Hanson, Mariah I Heidenreich, Alexander J Hellenbrand, Peyton D Hoferle, Molly K *Hokanson, Elise S Holmes, Kayla A Hu, Tiancheng Hutson, Mark P

Jackson, Benjamin J Johnston, Sarina E Joyce, Evan P Kapp, Ryan A Keeler, Jonas R Khomyk, Julia A Kiesling, Halle L *Kohmoto, Kei *Kolden, Katie J Kottler, Logan T Krantz, Austin C Krantz, Noah M Kunsch, Gunnar T *Kyrvasilis, Andreas LaHaie, Sara M *Lara Santiago, Paola C *Larsen, Clairine I Lawson, Samantha A Lemirande, Bria B Lewis, Bryson M *Liegel, Carly E *Lynch, Fiona R Mann, Leif K Masnica, Marissa E *McConnell, Sydney D *McGill, Margaret J *Mikelsons, Grace M Morello, Maddison A Neidhart, Eric D *Neuser, Kyra J *Nyffeler, Olivia T *Pientka, Jack M Pierstorff, Quinn J *Randall, Caleb J *Reid, Samantha L Revord, Sophia M *Roberson, Noah D *Robertson, Lauren M Sarabu, Abhinav *Satterlund, Emily J *Semrad, Celia E

*Smith, Titus C Spahn, Kiley J Squire, Nathan V Stafford, Kallie C Steger, Amanda M *Steiner, Rachel R Swiersz, Ryan M *Thompson, Alexa C Trehey, Molly N Tuite, Phoebe E Turner, Trevaun B Vosburg, Emily R Wahlgren, Lane R *Waldinger, Emma E *Wang, Jessica F Weaver, Amy L Wipfli, Brett B *Worden, Samantha M Wright, Irene E

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8th Grade Honorable Mention Anderson, Samuel J Clyce, Nicole D Dodsworth, Lizanne M Eady, Tyree W Eldridge, Marlowe E Everson, Rachel E Hollfelder, Max A Houden, Payton L Hunter, Adam M Jansky, Kristin S Johnson, Ross J Kampling, Lauren E Lawrence, Maxwell C Lincecum, Zoe K Miller, Ryann C Mulkerin, Declan D Toennies, Jack D.

















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