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Philosophy in action



City stops
hard plastics

Pizza Brutta puts a high-minded idea to the test in the real world
The Middleton Recycling
Center will no longer hard
plastics, the city announced
on Tuesday of this week.
We regret to inform you
that recycling of hard plastics by MATT GEIGER
is no longer available at the Times-Tribune
Middleton Recycling Cen-
ter, stated a city press re- No ideas but in things.
lease. The city worked with Its a line by William Carlos
Pellitteri Waste Systems to Williams, and it suggests that
recycle hard plastics (#2 and philosophy is best when mani-
#5), but due to recycling mar- fested here in the real world.
kets, hard plastics are no Like, for instance, in a slice of
longer able to be recycled at crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-
this time. Hard plastics in- on-the-inside pizza cooked in a
cludes things like toys, laun- wood fired oven.
dry baskets, lawn furniture, And sure, a lost generation
etc. poets ruminations are not your
The City of Middleton rec- average inspiration for a busi-
ommends reducing the pur- ness. But Pizza Brutta isnt your
chase of hard plastics where average business, and Derek V.
possible or finding re-use al- Lee, who founded and owns the
ternatives for those materials. restaurant with his wife, Darcy
This change is effective L. Lee, a Middleton native, isnt
immediately. Curbside cart your average pizza shop owner.
recycling will not be affected After all, employees who
by this change. start working at this restaurant,
which opened in the Middleton
Special concert at Hills neighborhood last year,

the PAC Saturday

get a fact sheet that includes a
quote from Virgil, the classical
Roman poet.
The Middleton Performing Most of the lofty ideas be-
Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. hind Pizza Brutta started in the
23 will host a special concert soil of the Dakotas. Derek Lee
that pays homage to Elvis Pres- spent his childhood there, sur-
ley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee rounded by vast wheat fields
Lewis and Johnny Cash. and the heavy implements that
One Night in Memphis will harvest the vital crop that is the
be performed live at the Mid-
lifeblood of billions of people.
dleton Performing Arts Center
He later learned the ins and outs
at 7:30 p.m. It stars former cast of business, and even spent
members of the Broadway some time studying alongside
smash, Million Dollar Quar- Dominican monks while in col-
tet. lege.
Tickets can be purchased at He worked extensively in
the Monona Bank (formerly

Light of optimism shines...

sales for organic food busi-
Middleton Community Bank)
on Parmenter Street or online at
Pizza Brutta is located at 6712 Frank Lloyd Wright Avenue, in the Middleton Hills Neighborhood. It offers quality pizza thats
Times-Tribune photo by Matt Geiger

friendspac.org. For more infor-

cooked in an authentic wood fired oven in just a couple minutes. See BRUTTA, page 4
mation call 608-886-3103

Equity director talks about an inspiring event


Director of Equity for the

Middleton-Cross Plains Area
School District Percy Brown
gave an update to the school
board on the latest develop-
ments with his staff and work
with kids in the district.
Brown said he was recently
inspired by a back to school
cookout at Elver Park. The
cookout was initiated by staff at
West Middleton and last minute
looped Glacier and MHS in, he
said. Administrators, school
board members and teachers
were all there, including Madi-
Director of Equity for the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Percy Brown speaking
Times-Tribune photo by Cameron Bren

See EQUITY, page 8 to the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School Board.

Local artists are winners in Wisconsin Regional Art Competition

The Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) has an-

Photos contributed

nounced the winners of 42 prestigious statewide awards. Car-

olyn Knorr of Middleton received an award for Flight
Simulator (left) and Nancy A. Bruins of Black Earth received
one for Hidden Pool (Cenote) (above) as part of the organi-
zations juried state exhibition, which runs throughSept. 23at
the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau.

WRAP is a University of offFriday, September 22, at6

Wisconsin-Madison program p.m., with a fundraising gala at
that encourages adults to create the Center for the Visual Arts.
visual art, share it with their The evenings highlight isTiny
communities, and connect with Treasures, an exhibition featur-
fellow nonprofessional artists. ing works that measure 2.5
Participants show their work at inches by 3.5 inches. Attendees
regional exhibitions, where they may purchase these slight de-
receive feedback from experts lights, with proceeds going to
and build their art knowledge at WRAP and the Wisconsin Re-
workshops and presentations. gional Artists Association
Professional artists give state (WRAA). Selected artists win
awards to outstanding work cash prizes and see their work
from these events. Artists who reproduced in a calendar. The
win these awards may show conference also includes award
their work at the state exhibi- ceremonies, learning opportuni-
tion, where they compete for ties, and a speech by LeMay.
nearly $5,000 in prize money. WRAP began as the Wiscon-
These awards recognizes sin Rural Art Program at the
artistic excellence and gives University of WisconsinMadi-
nonprofessional artists a son in 1940. Its first director,
statewide audience for their painter John Steuart Curry,
work, says WRAP Director founded it to foster creativity in
Liese Pfeifer. These artists also rural areas. Now part of UW
have their work judged by Mar- Madisons Division of Continu-
garet LeMay, a nationally ing Studies, WRAP hosts its
renowned artist, consultant, and annual exhibition and confer-
gallery director, when they ex- ence with WRAA, a nonprofit
hibit at the state level. membership organization dedi-
The state exhibition culmi- cated to supporting nonprofes-
nates in a conference that kicks sional artists.
City moves forward with TIF for hotel

And plan commission gives early approval to $700,000 for anonymous client
by CAMERON BREN economic development Kelley Waythe former Globe Univer-
said. sity building.
Attoun said staff was propos- The plan commission unani-
ing 25 percent of the increment mously approved the concept
The Middleton Plan Com-
generated from the project be proposal.
mission approved a conditional
returned to the district in year Kraemer was also put forth a
use permit for a corporate trav-
one which would make it be a TIF request for $700,000. At-
eler Holiday Inn as well as
six year payback. toun said she recommended the
$646,294 in TIF assistance for
Mayor Gurdip Brar asked for developer financed TIF assis-
the project. The plan commis-
a specific explanation from one tance because of the economic
sion also granted concept ap-
of the engineers for all of the development factor.
proval for $700,000 in TIF for a
TIF soils requests. The engineer Plan commission member
remodel of the former Globe
said the floor slab would require Kurt Paulsen asked if the the
University building for an
geofoam and need to be thick- jobs would be part of the agree-
anonymous client promising to
ened and reinforced due to clay ment. Attoun said that is typical
bring 100 high paying jobs to
soil which can shift over time. in TIF agreements for economic
It is something required for in- development.
Hotel developer Cascade De-
surance, he added. Paulsen said it was important
velopment LLC previously re-
The motion to approve rec- to avoid the perception the city
ceived concept approval from
ommendation for the developer was using TIF to lure busi-
the plan commission for a cor-
financed TIF to the common nesses elsewhere in Dane
porate traveler hotel on Murphy
The Middleton Plan Commission recently moved forward with $646,294 in TIF assistance for council passed unanimously by County but from the way it
Times-Tribune photo by Matt Geiger

Drive north of Highway 14. The

a Holiday Inn and $700,000 in TIF for a remodel of the former Globe University building for an the plan commission. sounded their current space was
site is in a planned development
anonymous client promising to bring 100 high paying jobs to Middleton. Attoun said an unexpected not functioning and they had
district which requires a condi-
projected had come up and was looked at numerous other
tional use permit developing for
staff recommendation is to ap- wasnt really considered a Attoun quoted the expert in moving forward quickly. She spaces.
lodging facilities.
prove the project with a list of major issue. Stauffacher said the case. had met with developer Jeff Jeff Kraemer said they didnt
A public hearing was held for
contingencies pending ordi- the Holiday Inn on the east side Brian Vandewalle who is Kraemer a couple times to dis- have a deal yet but since it
the conditional use permit. The
nance, state and county ap- rarely has a full lot. our TIF planning consultant cuss a project to accommodate would move quickly he wanted
permit would allow Cascade
proval. The parking falls short The commission discussed tells us that these are some of a tenant which resides in Dane to get the concept on the table
Development to move forward
six stalls but staff was comfort- the potential of having a public the worst soils in the city of County but remains anony- despite not being able to share
creating a Holiday Inn Express
able with that deficit, Attoun sidewalk to nearby retail and Middleton right here on this mous. The potential tenant can- much information.
and Suites with 106 rooms and
said. The plans dont show bi- restaurant. The sidewalk would sight, so without TIF this would not remodel their current space This could be a great com-
114 parking stalls.
cycle parking either, she said have to cross over the Tires Plus be a one story building we are and it is not working for them. pany for Middleton, Kraemer
A neighboring resident who
and recommended a bicycle property which did not seem convinced of that, she said. Attoun said she could share said. Were really excited
owns storage warehouses was
parking rack be installed near necessarily something the com- TIF assistance would allow a that the company has 100 em- about it.
concerned about theft from the
the entrance. pany was interested in. multi-story building, and there- ployees with relatively high The motion to grant concept
parking lot of the hotel and
Plan commission member The motion to approve was fore a higher property value. A salaries. They would remodel approval was passed unani-
asked that a fence be installed.
Lief Hubbard made a motion to passed unanimously. hotel in this location would be and add on to 1345 Deming mously.
Luke Stauffacher, CEO at Cas-
approve the conditional use per- Cascade Development fol- adjacent to large employment
cade Development said some-
mit with numerous contingen- lowed up the permit approval centers and can serve those
thing could be worked out.
cies Attoun listed and with a request for $646,294 in businesses to promote further
Three people also spoke in
recommendations. developer financed TIF to cover
favor of the hotel development
Plan commission member higher than usual costs due to
including the owners of the site
Cindy Zellars asked why park- poor soils. City planning direc-
who were selling their property
ing reduction was okay in this tor Eileen Kelley said the eligi-
for the development.
case. Attoun said it was less ble TIF items had been done in

Director of community de-
than six percent reduction so it other projects with bad soil.
velopment Abby Attoun said the

Line wont bring green power
Dear editor, In actuality, this project would the community has shown in its
be an Open Access transmis- opposition to this unneeded
Thank you for covering the sion line, meaning it will carry transmission line proposal.
Sept. 7 informational meeting electricity generated by a vari- Cardinal-Hickory Creek is a
regarding the proposed Cardi- ety of energy sources including bad idea that will not benefit the
nal-Hickory Creek transmission lignite coal, gas, nuclear, and Driftless Area nor ratepayers
line. Nora Hill did a fine job of wind. This is NOT a green pocketbooks.
relating the multitude of details power line. There are no guar-
discussed that evening. How- antees as to what percentage of Regards,
ever, Id like to clarify a mis- the energy transmitted would be
conception that readers may from renewable resources. In Chuck Tennessen
take away from the article. fact, its very likely that more Driftless Area
Ms. Hill states, [the] line green energy would be used Land Conservancy,
would traverse the Driftless re- here in Wisconsin if this line Community Organizer
gion of Wisconsin to connect were never built.
wind farms to the power grid. We grateful for the support

BRUTTA continued from page 1

The menu at Pizza Brutta is extensive and easy. Some highlights include the Puttanesca, the Quattro Formaggi, and the Market Pizza, which always features local and seasonal ingredients.
Times-Tribune photos by Matt Geiger

Above left, hardwood ready for the oven in the morning. Above right, Derek Lee, who founded and owns the restaurant with his wife, Darcy.

nesses. For the past decade, the ple terms, Pizza Brutta, in many were still connected, he says. Valley, the large, independent food and food production had to I took an idea and threw it at
Lees have run a lively, success- ways, does for pizza what His memories of the agricul- cooperative of organic farmers also work on the ground. That the world, he says. And for
ful Pizza Brutta their first lo- Chipotle did for Mexican food tural crisis of the early 1980s - based in La Farge. While work- there are, as Williams said, No the most part, it worked. Thats
cation on Monroe Street in combining its emphasis on in- when low crop prices and low ing, he traveled far and wide, ideas but in things. Lee is in- something.
downtown Madison. Last year, gredients and an easy, intention- farm incomes were part of a meeting with clients in pizza terested in applied philosophy. It sounds like common sense
they decided to open a second ally Spartan process. widespread agricultural reces- places all over the region. Hes He doesnt just want to talk to combine the speed and con-
location here in Middleton, I grew up in agriculture, and sion are still fresh in his mind. always cooked for friends in about sustainable food; he venience of larger restaurants
where they hope people will I came to Wisconsin to work in He remembers those tough college and even, in his single wants to make it a reality. He with the ingredients and princi-
jump at the opportunity to get a sustainable agriculture, ex- times, when worried farmers days, for dates he hoped to im- wants to make it work, and not ples of small, farm-to-table op-
Neapolitan pizza right out of an plains Lee. Specifically, hes in- gathered in ramshackle tin press with his culinary skills. only for people who have un- erations. Its about trying to find
old fashioned, wood fired oven terested in adding value to sheds to discuss their bleak fu- Then one day, it occurred to limited time and money to de- salami made from pigs raised
in about two minutes. agricultural commodities. You tures. That was one of the many Lee that artisan, wood fired vote to their food ethics. outdoors in the Midwest, and
The idea behind the business can do that on the back end lessons of industrialization, pizza in a quick, unpretentious Im a farm kid from North about getting that salami onto
is fairly simple. To use the best (with an organic farm, for in- he says. He saw it and he knew setting was feasible. Its just Dakota, after all, he says. Im pizzas quickly so that customers
possible ingredients, and to pro- stance) or later in the process there had to be a way to make that it wasnt being done yet. practical. My father made can enjoy their meals before re-
vide a quick, easy ordering (using milk to make artisan agriculture and food work for I had no real restaurant ex- plows. I had a great experience turning to work or home. And
process for people whose cheese is a good example). farmers and their customers. perience, which was probably a in college at St. Olaf talking customers were hungry for it.
hunger is rivaled only by how We still grow wheat on our He wanted to be part of the plus, he jokes. about ideas, but at some point I In 2016, the Lees decided to
busy they are. To put it in sim- [family] farm in Dakota solution. Lees father created conser- wanted to put them into the open their second location, this
That brought me here that vation tillage equipment economy. one in Middleton Hills at 6712
progressive tradition in Wiscon- plows, in common parlance. He Im very interested in the Frank Lloyd Wright Ave. My
sin, he recalls. died when Lee was only nine, idea of applied ideas and ap- wife grew up in Middleton, he
In Wisconsin, Lee worked for but his work planted the seed of plied vision, he elaborates. says. Her dad was a teacher at
the Michael Fields Agricultural an idea in the young boys head: Anybody can have an idea or a Kromrey Middle School for
Institute, as well as for Organic that high-minded ideas about vision, and its important to put years. It made sense.
that into the world and make it In the past, Middleton
part of culture. known to most people as a sea
I wanted my ideas to not just of national chain restaurants -
inhabit emptiness; I wanted to has been something of a black
start something. I really like hole for locally owned eateries
wood fired pizza, and I really that try to do something differ-
like what Chipotle did with the ent. But maybe Middleton is
transaction part of things for ready. Thats what the Lees
busy people, so I tried to do hope. They think maybe Mid-
something like that, he contin- dleton is eager to join a deli-
ues. cious revolution, of sorts.
They opened their first Pizza I kind of see Pizza Brutta as
Brutta in Madison, and after a being in that revolution of mak-
slow start thanks in part to the ers I want to be part of, he
crippling recession a decade says. Not just a culture of buy-
ago - business flourished. ers, but of makers.
Coming together to help Haiti

You can help the local organization that brought a school to a remote village

Fond Blanc Foundation, with help from the people of Middleton, opened the Fond Blanc School in this remote village of Fond Blanc, Haiti in 2015. The third annual Play It Forward for Haiti
Photos contributed

event will take place on Sunday, September 24, from 2-5 p.m.
On Sunday, September 24, attend school. with light. They also were able year having gone so smoothly, boring village named Cazal. As scholarship will hopefully open
from 2-5 p.m. at Keva Sports This village, with access by to convert part of our new, ex- the Foundation has big dreams some of the brightest students, up doors to our kids that they
Center, the Fond Blanc Founda- only one poorly constructed panded church into classrooms, for this upcoming event, and these two have huge aspirations never imagined being possible.
tion will hold its third annual failing road that runs along side to accommodate more students fast approaching year. The goals to go onto college, and even Our event this coming
Play It Forward for Haiti event. a roaring river, is still sheltered coming in from the surrounding are simple, make it possible for med school. Realizing these weekend is meant for people
This event has been integral in from the bustle of the bigger villages. these children to do exactly two wont be the only ones with and families to come out and
the opening of the Fond Blanc villages and cities in Haiti. With the expansion of space, what they were designed to do; the drive to succeed in amazing enjoy themselves: catch the
School in the remote village of They live simply and are rela- and the stable financial support, make the world, and Haiti, a ways; the foundation has made Packer Game on a big projec-
Fond Blanc, Haiti, which tively self-sustaining, miles this past year they were able to better place. Once they cross the the move to make this possible tion TV, have some fun with the
opened its doors officially in from a public market, electricity double our teaching team and threshold of having everything for them. UW athletes, take a run in the
2015. or access to public schools. In therefore, take on more than with our current school paid for This scholarship fund is de- dunk tank and maybe even get
Through the generosity of the 2010, when organizers from triple the number of children in (the teachers, books, uniforms, signed to help put the kids a picture with Bucky Badger,
residents and businesses of Wisconsin first visited Fond attendance at the school. etc.), they have big dreams and through the rest of high school, said a statement issued by or-
Middleton and its surrounding Blanc after that horrific earth- This spreading of education goals of continuing the push and even through college or ap- ganizers. All the while they are
communities, the Fond Blanc quake that took the lives of is exactly what Haiti needs, be- forward with education. prenticeship programs in Haiti. enjoying themselves on a beau-
Foundation has been able to thousands of Haitians, they lieves Tia Bunz, the executive As of this past summer, they Although not as expensive as tiful fall day in Middleton, they
provide an education for over vowed that once they could help director of the Fond Blanc opened a scholarship program going to college in the states, to are also providing true and
400 students who might other- to provide these children in this Foundation. for our kids who wish to con- get higher education in Haiti is meaningful change for these de-
wise not have the opportunity to orphanage with a stable life, ac- The best way to get Haiti tinue education past the 11th still financially out of reach for serving children in Haiti.
cess to consistent food, medical help is to enable them to help grade. Currently they have two most of its population. This
and care takers, they would themselves, she said. students, Peter and Woody, who
open up a school that could With everything in the past attend high school in a neigh-
serve the entire community of
over 7,000. They worried
about funding, as recognized
that they would need to pay cer-
tified teachers that would come
up from Port Au Prince each
Monday morning and stay with
us until Friday after school.
Little did they know at the time,
this Middleton area community
would step up to help make this
a reality.
One of their biggest success
stories is that of last years Play
It Forward event. They were
able to raise more than $45,000
to go towards this past school
year, and because of that, they
were able to add onto the school
in ways they never could have
imagined. They fortified the
walls and redid the roof to our
existing structure, allowing the
kids to stay in school a little
longer when its raining, and
they were able to add on a li-
brary/rec room area as an in-
door space for the children to
work on homework at night
For one special night, the night air in Middleton was filled with jazz

Greater Madison Jazz Consortiums Strollin series returned

@m.o.d.mediaproductions. #staymod

to Downtown Middleton on Friday, September 8. This jazz

mini-fest featured performances by 12 bands presenting five
hours of continuous and stylistically diverse live music at six in-
door and outdoor venues in Middletons walkable downtown
area east and west of Parmenter Street and south of University
Avenue. In its fourth year, this popular jazz stroll attracted
large crowds. (More than 1,000 people had attended last years
event.) From the Dixieland sounds of Middleton Jazz to the con-
temporary sounds of recent UW graduate Rachel Heuer and
vocalist Betsy Ezell, from the New Orleans sounds of pianist
Johnny Chimes to the funky urban jazz of Rick Flowers & The
Floroq Sound and Caribbean jazz from Panchromatic Steel,
there seemed to be something for everyone.

Middleton High School Car Club hosts first-ever show

Photos contributed

The Middleton High School Car Club hosted its first-ever Car Show in the Clark Street Community School parking lot on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
The show marked the start of the school year and the first meeting of the year. The MHS Car Club Car Show included 55 cars and a fire truck. More than 120 students and eight staff members,
said MHS Car Club president Noah Williams, a junior who also helped organize the car show. The event was held during the final period of the day, which is an all-school resource time. Concessions
sales at the show raised $200 for Lolas Lucky Day dog rescue, Williams said. The Car Club was formed in the 2016-17 school year by Williams. The MHS Car Club seeks to connect members of
the car community with like-minded high school students and give them a platform to share their vast automotive knowledge, Williams said. The club began in November 2016 with seven members
and had grown to more than 60 members by the end of the school year, he added.
The club would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who came and supported the Car Show, and especially to Joel and Leigh Bahr, Loren Ziglin, Angela Bahl, Dan Lynam, and
Dennis Kluge of the Baraboo Classic Cruisers for helping greatly with this show, Williams said.
Please visit Car Clubs website at www.mhscarclub.com to learn more.

Fall comes to Pheasant Branch Dinner and a show!

Times-Tribune photo by Matt Geiger
Times-Tribune photo by Matt Geiger

Autumn begins Friday, and the conservancy is filled with the sights, sounds and breezes of the Above, Geoff Logan plays music outside of Willy Street Co-operative on University Avenue in
season. Above, Kelsey Perkins, of Madison, takes a stroll at Pheasant Branch Conservancy with Middleton, giving shoppers who stopped by for some food the opportunity to enjoy live music,
her dogs, Rio and Alex. as well.

EQUITY continued from page 1

son alder Barbara Harrington- tinue to meet and create oppor- sive.
McKinney and Madison Police tunities for engagement from The student engagement po-
Chief Mike Koval, Brown families in that neighborhood. sitions which are in year two,
noted. Brown pointed out that the Brown pointed out. The staff
Brown said the Madison po- Middleton Equity Team been developed a program theyre
lice department is receiving meeting for about two years calling Justice LEAGUE.
more phone calls in the Elver now and is making progress. League is an acronym for lead-
Park neighborhood than any- The group is made up of Clergy, ers emerging to create greatness
where else on the west side. the Middleton Chamber of by uniting everyone. The Stu-
Though the neighborhood is Commerce, United Way, Mayor dent Equity Coalition which is
part of Madison some of the Brar other city officials and the general group of all minor-
residents attend the Middleton local community based organi- ity groups is working the staff.
district. zations, Brown said. The student engagement staff
That is the kind of challenge Its been phenomenal to see is working with teachers to cre-
we see at times when those kid- that group come together and ate curriculum and offering
dos are coming into our build- work with the district to think mentoring for elementary
ing but to see the leaders and about how can the community school students from high
the teachers to step outside of be more engaged especially school students. Brown said he
our district and our schools and when we think about issues of is talking with MHS Principal
go into the community, Brown poverty, race and not just our Steve Plank to be able to offer
said. We were serving ham- kids but even the families in credit for high school students
burgers and hotdogs and having terms of employment, Brown for mentoring.
genuine and authentic conversa- said. At middle school level the If there is a place where a light can shine, where a light of optimism and hope and a commu-
Times-Tribune photo by Cameron Bren

tions. Regarding the work Brown staff is working to create after nity where there are no barriers based on race, there are no barriers based on poverty or what
Ive never experienced any- has been doing for the district, school programs that offer en- religion you claim - I really do believe that place is here, Percy Brown told the school board.
thing like that as far as a parent student engagement is one of richment activities and working
engagement event, Brown the pillars of the his and his with UW to get doctoral stu- a professional. He said he was disclose what happened with what religion you claim - I re-
added. staffs strategic framework. He dents to provide the activities. attacked on social media fol- student in those cases. ally do believe that place is
From that, Brown says dis- mentioned the spring break trip Doctoral students may also be lowing the incidents in which a Being an African American here, Brown said.
trict staff put together a team of and how theyve been working able to provide case manage- confederate flag was waved out male from Madison with some He was speaking from per-
people from West Middleton, with district staff and students ment for particular students. of a car window on school prop- level of success, you are in that sonal experience, Brown said
Glacier and MHS that will con- to create a climate that is inclu- Research says if you get erty and tweet from a Middleton type of position and the Black noting the opportunities hes
kids engaged in creative types girls basketball player to the community will automatically been given within the district.
of ways like that it will increase Madison East team using the deem you as one of its leaders, School board members asked
their engagement in the class- hashtag #youregonnaworkforu- Brown said. if Brown had enough resources
room, Brown said. sanyways. But after the cookout in Elver and what might happen with
Brown told the board last Brown said because he must Park Brown says he put that be- more. He responded saying it
year was one of his toughest as follow FERPA rights he cant hind him and he found new in- was important to see what is
spiration. working well and do a needs as-
If there is a place where a sessment. The district may find
light can shine, where a light of it only needs to reallocate re-
optimism and hope and a com- sources rather than add more.
munity where there are no bar- He also stressed the need to
riers based on race, there are no keep diversifying staff.
barriers based on poverty or
Blackhawk Ski Club celebrates

And you can join them Sunday for the Blackhawk Bash!

For more information about Blackhawk Ski Club and the BASH, visit
Photos contributed

blackhawkskiclub.orgor visit their Facebook page.

The Blackhawk Ski Club located on Black-

hawk Road had much to celebrate on Sunday, If you would like to check out the facility
September 10. It celebrated its 70th anniversary. and see how ski jumping is done when there
The club was founded in 1947 by a group of ski is no snow, join them this Sunday, Sept.
jumpers. The club has produced numerous na- 24 from 11:30-3:30 p.m. for the annual
tional champions and even Olympic ski jumpers Blackhawk BASH. There will be ski jump-
including Bill Bakke (1968), Dave Norby (1968) ing exhibitions on all hills, a kids cross
and Kurt Stein (1992, 1994). Dave can still be country fun run, a kids mountain biking
found out at the club helping out. Kurt coached race, vendors, and food carts.
the ski jumping team for years and hopes to return
to it. Today Blackhawk offers so much more than
president of the Board of Directors, shared a few
just ski jumping. Youth programming at Black-
words before completing the celebration with a
hawk includes alpine (downhill) skiing, Nordic
ribbon cutting. The new chalet provides more
(cross country) skiing, snowboarding, biathlon
space for youth programming, as well as for fam-
(cross-country skiing and target shooting), ski
ilies to gather. The new space also displays pic-
jumping and mountain biking. Lessons are of-
tures, posters, and news articles sharing
fered in some disciplinesto adults; our top-notch
Blackhawks rich history.
trails are available to all ages for running/walking,
Memberships are still available and registration
cross country skiing, and mountain biking.
for new members begins at7 p.m.onMonday,
Blackhawk also celebrated the completion of
Sept. 5.
construction of its new West Chalet. Chris Lawn,
Ruffed Grouse Society to host banquetin Middleton

Proceeds used to enhance grouse and woodcock habitat

The John M. Keener Chapter of the Ruffed at $295.00, $550.00, $1,000.00 and$2,500.00re-
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Meichers punt return TD

gives Cardinals needed spark
by GREGG HAMMILL offense struggling to get any-
For the Times-Tribune thing going.
We were a little sluggish,
VERONA Sometimes it Middleton coach Tim Simon
pays to go against the grain. said. We just werent clicking
After gathering a punt off in the first half, especially in
the turf, Kevin Meicher saw his the first quarter, and sometimes
first option up the sideline you need something special for
blocked, so he took it the other a boost a fumble recovery, a
way. The result was an impres- pick, or, in this case, a special
sive 72-yard touchdown return teams score. That was what we
that lifted Middletons football needed.
team to a 31-10 victory over Middleton improved to 4-1
Verona in a Big Eight in league and overall with its
Conference game last Friday third consecutive victory and is
night. tied with Madison West for
Meicher, who initially second place in the Big Eight
dropped the punt at the Conference. Verona dropped to
Middleton 28, eluded a tackler, 3-2 overall and in the league
then darted to his left and ran and fell into a fourth-place tie
upfield breaking an attempted with Madison La Follette.
arm tackle by Veronas Tim The Wildcats were coming
Soko at the Verona 20-yard off a 23-17 loss to Madison
line. Meicher then used blocks West last week.
from teammates Collin Serra We knew they were going
and Colin Liegel to get to the to be a bit ornery coming off
end zone. that loss to West, Simon said.
On our punts, we usually We said theyre going to come
set up walls from one side or in with a little bit of a chip on
the other and I think Verona their shoulder and with some-
knew that from watching film, thing to prove, so weve got to
Meicher said. I saw the play our best football game. It
Verona guys running over there was probably as complete of a
so I cut it up the other way and, football game as weve played
luckily enough, there was so far. We have a ways to go,

Golfers win
enough blockers who recog- weve got strides to make, but
nized that and kept the play the way all three parts of the
going until the whistle. game plan went together with
Meichers return couldnt special teams, defense and
have come at a better time with offense I think it was a pret- Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
the Cardinals trailing 3-0 early
Kevin Meichers (14) punt return for a touchdown sparked Middletons football team past Verona last Friday.

Big 8 again
in the second quarter and the FOOTBALL, page 17

Middleton captures fifth straight title

by ROB REISCHEL capped by a conference cham- ing.
pionship. Milton won the Parker
Going 9-0 in regular sea- Invite with a 322, while Kettle
son conference matches was Moraine (325), Middleton
Their first goal is in the
our first goal accomplished, (335), Union Grove (350) and
Middleton coach Becky Waunakee (363) rounded out
Now, Middletons girls
Halverson said. the top five.
golf team will chase their
Senior Payton Hodson led Hodson tied for fourth
other objectives.
Middleton with a 75 against individually with a 78, while
The Cardinals won the Big
West. Hodson finished her Meier tied for seventh with an
Eight Conference for a fifth
three-year varsity career 80. Peterson tied for ninth
straight year after rolling past
going 27-0 in conference with an 81 and Haley Dunn
Madison West last
matches. carded a 96.
Wednesday, 328-356, in a
Grace Peterson fired an 81, We are just struggling to
match played at Pleasant View
while Kate Meier and Allison find consistent scores from
Golf Course. Middleton went
Richards both shot 86s. No. 4 and 5, Halverson said.
9-0 in conference dual meets
We tell the girls all the We all know that Milton is a
and is 44-0-1 in league match-
time that we cant want it for good team. It was nice to see
es over the past five years.
them, Halverson said. This where we stand with Kettle
The Cardinals also finished
year I think we have a group Moraine, as well. I knew they
third at the 19-team Janesville
of girls that really does want it were going to be tough and
Parker Invite last Saturday.
and is willing to put in the now the girls saw, as well.
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld In all, it was another ban-
time to get to where they want The Parker Invite was a
Grace Peterson and Middletons girls golfers captured the Big Eight Conference dual meet title ner week for the Cardinals
to be, which is really excit- good eye opener for the girls

Boys spikers keep on rolling

Times-Tribune photos by Mary Langenfeld

Dylan Griffith (left) and Matthew Ballweg (above) helped Middletons boys volleyball team win
the Wauwatosa East Invitational.

Middleton around game.

wins Tosa
Middleton then met
Milwaukee Pius a team it

East Invite
toppled in the championship
match at Racine Park in the
And for the second straight
by ROB REISCHEL week, the Cardinals toppled the
Times-Tribune Popes, this time by a 25-15, 25-
16 score.
The good times keep rolling Maybe we just match up
for Middletons boys volleyball well with Pius or we have their
team. number, White said. But for
The Cardinals went to the whatever reason, the boys
Wauwatosa East Red Raider come to play when we play
Invite last Saturday and won Pius.
the championship at the star- Middleton finished with a 3-
studded tournament. One week to-1 kill-to-error ratio, while
earlier, Middleton won the Vergenz had six kills and three
Racine Park Invitational. blocks. McKean had six kills,
I really enjoy the Red Krantz had five kills, and
Raider Invite because of the Peters-Michaud had three kills
format, Middleton coach Ben and three blocks.
White said. You know you are Lepage finished the day
going to get four or five match- with 87 assists and five aces,
es and all matches are regula- while Robson had 53 digs.
tion matches with a deciding Peters-Michaud had 31 kills
game. Its been our history to and five blocks, Vergenz had
struggle in matches with decid- 31 kills and nine blocks and
ing games, so the more of those Dylan Griffith had four aces.
the better. We played very well,
Middleton certainly didnt White said. We improved our
struggle on this day. Far from blocking from oneSaturdayto
it. the next.
The Cardinals opened with a Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld Brian and Eagan really
25-9, 25-13 win over Westosha stepped up, but Avery, Casey
Central. Thomas Robson has Max McDonough (14) and Parker Van Buren (13) helped Middletons boys volleyball team roll past Madison East last week.
and Sam also did quite well and
13 digs, while Casey McKean made it very difficult for oppo-
and Brian Vergenz combined Vergenz combined for 14 kills, Middleton followed that control. But West evened Dettman had six kills and nents to focus on one player.
for 11 kills in 15 attempts and and the Cardinals had a season- with a 25-14, 25-15 win over things up in the second set and Lepage had 30 assists. Middleton also defeated
had no errors for the match. high 12 blocks. Shorewood. Peters-Michaud led the final set, 14-11. (Waukesha West) could be Madison East, 25-5, 25-20, 25-
I challenged the guys to (Wauwatosa) has solid had six kills in the one set he Middletons Brady Schmitt a force next year as their best 16 last Tuesday. Dettman led
come out with the same inten- players at all positions and I played, while Carson Blair and stepped in and rolled off three players are freshmen or jun- the way with 10 kills and nine
sity and level of play that they still cannot figure out how they Owen Engling each had four straight service winners, iors, White said. We rolled in aces, while Ballweg had 20
did last week, White said. arent beating more teams, kills. Matt Ballweg added 12 though, to even things, 14-14. set one, but then the wheels fell assists. Robson added 10 digs
They more than met the chal- White said. To say set one was assists. West fought off four match off in set two. and Lepage had 12 assists.
lenge. a back and forth affair is an We were able to rest some points before the Cardinals What happens to us is Good match to have after
Middleton then toppled understatement. of our starters, White said. were able to close the when we miss serves, it snow- coming off the win at the
12th-ranked Wauwatosa East, Both teams fought off mul- In the semifinals, Middleton Wolverines out. balls. In set two alone we Racine Invite, White said.
32-30, 25-18. Robson finished tiple set points and I was really edged a solid Waukesha West Peters-Michaud led missed seven serves. Our We got a lot of different peo-
with 15 digs and Andrew pleased to see the guys gut out team, 25-12, 19-25, 20-18. Middleton with 13 kills, while offense was great this match. It ple in and let a lot of younger
Lepage had 18 assists. Eagan a win. This was easily our best After rolling in the first set, Vergenz had nine kills. Avery was great to see us able to win guys get good experience.
Peters-Michaud and Brian blocking match of the year. the Cardinals appeared to be in Krantz had seven kills, Sam a match not playing our best all

notch two
huge wins
by ROB REISCHEL Gabriela Pierobon Mays was
Times-Tribune second.
Gabriela Pierobon Mays
Middletons brilliant girls won the 100-yard butterfly,
swimming and diving team had while freshman Kaitlyn Peters
another memorable weekend. was sixth and Chiara Pierobon
The Cardinals won the star- Mays was ninth.
studded Waukesha South Invite Aegerter was second in the
last Saturday. Middleton also 200-yard freestyle and Hippen
defeated Verona/Mount Horeb, was ninth. Mack was second in
91-79, last Friday to grab con- the 50-yard freestyle and soph-
trol of the Big Eight omore Berkley Smith was
Conference race. third.
Middleton finished the Mack was second in the
Waukesha South Invite with 100-yard freestyle, Caroline
427 points to easily outdistance Hippen was fourth and Smith
runner-up Cedarburg (305). was fifth. Gabriela Pierobon
Verona/Mount Horeb (242), Mays was second in the 100-
Hartland Arrowhead (230) and yard backstroke, Chiara
Waukesha South (186) rounded Pierobon Mays was fifth and
out the top five at the 14-team Keebler was sixth.
invite. Silverstri was second in the
We had some confidence 100-yard breaststroke and
coming off of the big win at sophomore Alex
Verona, but were still feeling Anagnostopoulus was fourth.
pretty run down, Middleton Aegerter was third in the
coach Lauren Cabalka 500-yard freestyle, Licking
said. We had the goal of fin- was eighth and freshman Bella
ishing the week on a high note Chirafisi was 10th. Silverstri
and pushing through for one was fifth in the 200-yard IM,
more day. This invite hosted junior Emily Keebler was sev-
some of the states best teams enth and Anagnostopoulus was
and individual swimmers, so ninth. Times-Tribune photos by Mary Langenfeld

we had to find a way to be at We had some early meet Hannah Aegerter (top) and Anna Thomley (above) helped Middletons girls swimming team notch two huge wins last week.
our best if we wanted to com- struggles last week at
pete against the best. Brookfield and I was really
At Waukesha South, hoping the girls learned a valu- Verona/Mount Horeb in a our very best line up, so we Middleton also got second freestyle relay.
Middletons 200-yard freestyle able lesson from that, Cabalka thrilling dual meet. pushed it a bit.Despite feeling place finishes from Chirafisi in This was one of the more
relay team of junior Cora said.This meet started out the We had some early meet pretty yucky and being down the 200-meter freestyle, fresh- exciting dual meets I have ever
Mack, junior Hannah Aegerter, same way, as we were edged struggles last week at going into the final two events, man Andrea Young in the 50- coached and we were able to
junior Makenna Licking and out by 0.01 (seconds) in the Brookfield and I was really the girls pulled together and meter freestyle, Hippen in the dig deep when it mattered
senior Caroline Hippen was medley relay. hoping the girls learned a This gave an amazing last ditch 400-meter freestyle and most, Cabalka said. In the
first. The Cardinals quartet of I was so proud of the way was a tough week for us, effort to pull out a win. Keebler in the 100-meter end, I think this gave the girls a
senior Chiara Pierobon Mays, the girls brushed it off and Cabalka said. The girls were Aegerter won the 200-meter breaststroke. lot of confidence in their abili-
freshman Ally Silverstri, soph- moved on to have a fantastic pretty run down. We also want- IM and Peters was third. Middletons quartet of ties.To be able to turn it around
omore Gabriela Pierobon Mays meet. We showed a lot of poise ed to challenge the girls with a Aegerter also won the 100- Mack, Gabriela Pierobon the way they did, despite how
and junior Cora Mack was sec- and maturity this weekend bit of a risky lineup against a meter butterfly and Keebler Mays, Licking and Hippen won they were feeling and the
ond. some things that will carry us very strong Verona team. was second. the 200-meter freestyle. The uncertainty of swimming off
And Middletons 400-yard into the second half of the sea- Were at the point where Gabriela Pierobon Mays Cardinals foursome of events, is pretty darn impres-
freestyle relay team of son. we dont want the girls to just won the 100-meter freestyle Aegerter, Mack, Chirafisi and sive.
Aegerter, Licking, Hippen and The Cardinals also edged rely on the talent we have with and the 100-meter backstroke. Hippen also won the 400-meter
Soccer Cardinals enjoy solid week


Middletons boys soccer

team had its busiest week of
the year.
And the Cardinals came
through it in good shape.
Middleton notched a pair
of Big Eight Conference wins
and stayed in contention for a
league title. The Cardinals
also split a pair of non-confer-
ence games, defeating
Hudson, 5-1, and dropping a
2-1 decision to Eau Claire
A very successful week
despite the unfortunate loss to
a very good team in Eau
Claire, Middleton coach Ben
Kollasch said. We proved we
can improve our play and we
have done it while dealing
with a rash of injuries that
have people playing new roles
and continuing our success.
Middleton opened the
week with a 2-1 win over
Madison West.
The Regents led, 1-0, at
halftime. But Derek Waleffe
and Andrew Lund both had a
goal and an assist in the sec-
ond half, while Drake
Vandermause added an assist.
This was a breakout win
for us, Kollasch said. We Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
didnt have our best in the
first half. Our halftime focus Simon Sisk (6) and Middletons girls soccer team won three out of four games last week.
of tightening up defensively
Conference game needs to be fourth in the state, then said. These two teams could hot day and the exhaustion of both teams tempered the fast
paid big dividends. We
tended to, Kollasch said. dropped a 2-1 decision to really put on a show, but the four games in five days for pace both like to use.
changed the momentum of the
Middleton then rolled over third-ranked Eau Claire
game and it was a question of
Hudson, 5-1, last Friday. Memorial.
when we would get our goals
Waleffe scored twice in the Memorial took a 1-0 early
rather than if. We got the go
first 11 minutes of the game lead before Vandermause con-
ahead goal with a few minutes
and the Cardinals built a 4-0 verted a free kick to tie the
and we saw an intense finish
lead 20 minutes in. Greg game. The second half was a
against this worthy confer-
Pauly added a highlight reel battle that ended with a late
ence opponent.
free kick in the second half Eau Claire penalty kick in the
The Cardinals then toppled
and Middleton coasted to a 5- closing seconds.
Janesville Craig, 4-2, last
1 win. This was a really hotly
The Cardinals, ranked contended game, Kollasch
Waleffe had a huge game
and notched a hat trick, while
Chris George added a goal, as
well. Middleton grabbed a 4-0
lead, before the Cougars
struck for two goals to make
things interesting.
This game was a great
reminder that every Big Eight
XC teams compete at
grade level challenge


Middletons boys cross

country team gave several of
its runners the night off at the
Big Eight Conference Grade
Level Challenge last week.
Even with many of their stars
sitting, the Cardinals finished
third overall.
The race pits athletes
against others from their own
age group.
I thought this was a great
meet to have the team square
off against people their own
age, Middleton coach Brian
Finnel said. I was very
impressed with our younger
squads, as both placed well,
but also make up a majority of
our boys team. We have 23
freshman and 26 sophomores
out this year.
Middletons freshman
placed second overall and
Michael Easton won the race
with a time of 17:48.
The Cardinals sophomores
were third, while the junior
and senior class were both
The temperatures were
pretty warm, so times across
the board were slower than
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

normal, Finnel said. You Michael Madoch and Middletons boys cross country team are
have to be smart and stay in the middle of a big year.
level-headed when you get
warm weather. When it comes
to racing, you have to be dis-
ciplined when temperatures

Girls volleyball team

spike. We had a few people
still PR and I was happy to see
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Hannah Flottmeyer and Middletons girls volleyball team finished third at the Cardinal Invite. that.
Overall it was a good day

has big week

and a chance for the entire
team to see the conference
On the girls side,
Middletons freshmen were
fourth and the sophomores
were eighth. The Cardinals
juniors and seniors were both

by ROB REISCHEL Cami Spellman had five kills, three kills and an ace, and Farin
Hannah Flottmeyer had five had 12 digs.
kills and 6.5 blocks and Ashley We played well and needed
Harris had eight assists. a little more offense, Marcos
Middletons girls volleyball
Waunakee then defeated said.
team had a busy and highly
Middleton in the final match of Middleton also won a pair
productive week.
pool play, 25-10, 25-12. of Big Eight Conference
The Cardinals won a pair of
Our starters showed games.
Big Eight Conference matches.
fatigue during the first set so The Cardinals rolled past
Middleton also finished third at
we rested them since we had Madison West, 25-13, 25-8,
the 17-team Cardinal Invite.
already qualified for the Gold 25-11, last Tuesday. Welti had
It was a good week for us,
Bracket, Marcos said. It also two aces, 12 kills and 12 digs,
Middleton coach Franco
gave our starters an opportuni- while McGinnis and Harris
Marcos said.
ty to scout Waunakee from the both had three aces.
The Cardinals opened their
sidelines since the road to state Underwood had 12 assists and
own tournament with a 25-23,
will be going through Hannah Flottmeyer had five
25-15 win over Evansville.
Waunakee. kills and 4.5 blocks.
Lily Welti had six kills and
In the quarterfinals, It was it a match were we
three blocks, Jennifer
Middleton defeated were able to get all of our non-
McGinnis had four aces,
Germantown, 25-19, 25-23. starters into the match,
Reagan Thomas had three aces
The win was a sweet one for Marcos said.
and Ashley Harris had eight
the Cardinals, who lost to Middleton then notched a
Germantown earlier this thrilling 15-25, 27-25, 25-14,
Middleton then rolled past
month. 19-25, 16-14 win over
Oregon, 25-17, 25-22. Welti
McGinnis had two aces, Janesville Craig last Thursday.
had seven kills and nine digs,
nine kills and six digs, while Welti had 22 kills, 22 digs
McGinnis had two aces, five
Welti had seven kills. Olivia and two aces, while McGinnis
kills and eight digs, Thomas
Farin had two aces, five digs had two aces, 11 kills and 19
had 11 digs and Kayla
and a perfect serve receiving of digs. Harris had four aces and
Underwood had 10 assists.
10 passes and no errors. 22 assists, Gundrum had 15
Middleton then fought off a
Underwood had 10 assists and digs, Underwood had 22 assists
solid Sauk Prairie team, 28-26,
Ashley Harris had two aces and and Flottmeyer had eight kills
19-25, 15-8. McGinnis had two
seven assists. and 5.5 blocks.
aces, four kills and 11 digs,
Mount Horeb then edged It was an awesome match,
while Thomas had two aces
Middleton in the semifinals, Marcos said. We were tested
and 15 digs. Jordan Gundrum
25-23, 25-22. Welti finished in every set and we prevailed.
had two aces and seven digs,
with seven kills, McGinnis had

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ty complete game by us. second half. zone on the last play of the
Once we started playing as They ran a counter trap that quarter.
a team then no one can beat they were catching us on and On that 40-yard touch-
us, added Middleton senior that was the No. 1 run play we down run that James had,
defensive end Ryan Fortney. had to stop in the second half, Were like son of gun we
Middleton leaned on its sen- Simon said. For coach (Tom) didnt get the first down, and
ior running back tandem of Cabalka that was kind of a then Holy cow he just scored,
James Pabst and Dion Huff to focus to take that one away and Simon said. That was a
dominate the second half. Pabst I think we did a lot better job in tremendous run. He just kept
scored three touchdowns and the second half. going, just kept those feet mov-
rushed for 137 yards on 18 car- Leading just 7-3 at halftime, ing, and kept those knees
ries while Huff added 74 yards Pabst set the tone with a 25- high.
on 17 attempts. The pair were yard run on the Cardinals first Leading 21-10 in the fourth
held to just 48 yards on 13 car- offensive play of the second quarter, Jake Genyk set the
ries in the first half, but explod- half. Pabst capped the 10-play, Middleton defense up with a
ed for 163 yards on 22 rushes 70-yard drive with a 14-yard 42-yard punt that went out of
in the second half. touchdown run straight through bounds at the Verona one.
Theyre both over 200 the Verona defense. Pabst car- What a great punt by Jake
pounds and theres not a lot of ried eight times for 54 yards on Genyk, Simon said. We have
body fat on them, Simon said. the drive. a couple different punts and
Theyre just muscular kids I thought the last two that was a certain punt play that
and they worked their butts off offensive series of the second we called and he executed it
in the weight room the last cou- quarter were good, Simon perfectly. They get the ball at
ple of years. said. So we went in at half- the 20 or 30 and its a different
On a night like tonight it time without an offensive deal, but youre getting the ball
pays off because theyve got a touchdown, but it gave us a lot at the 1-yard line and down a
good defense. Theyve held a of positive feelings. Like, Hey couple scores. Youve got 99
lot of teams to very few or no weve got it moving and now yards to go and thats pretty
points, but theyre two running weve just got to finish it. tough for any offense.
backs that are hard to arm tack- Then to come out in the third After two incompletions,
le. Youve got to gang-tackle quarter and put that first drive Middleton capitalized when
them. together and finish it was just Fortney and defensive lineman
Simon said Pabst and Huff what the doctor ordered Tristan Carroll converged on
share time at tailback which because our defense was on the Riley in the end zone for a safe-
creates a healthy competition. field too much in the first half. ty with 5:15 remaining.
Theyre competitive Verona answered with a 10- The D-line opened up the
against each other, Simon play, 65-yard touchdown drive line of scrimmage for me and
said. Theyre both sharing of its own. Quarterback Aaron he was sitting right there sitting
time and neither one really Young hooked up with Taeman on my lap, said Fortney, who
wants to share time. That keeps Talton for a two-yard TD pass also sacked Young twice. So I
them competing against each in the corner of the end zone to figured I might as well make
other. When one guy has a make it 14-10 with three min- the play.
great run, the other guy goes, I utes, 29 seconds remaining in Verona then attempted an
think Ive got to do that too. the third quarter. onside kick that went out of
While the offense was dom- Middleton came right back, bounds and Middleton took
inating, the defense took over driving from its own 28-yard- over at the Verona 36. Six plays
as well. After allowing line to the Verona 40. From later, Pabst surged in for a 2-
Wildcats running back Joe there, Pabst took the handoff yard touchdown. Quarterback
Riley to rush for 64 yards on 12 and appeared to be stopped at Davis Roquet passed to Huff
carries in the first half, the the line of scrimmage by a host for the two-point conversion. Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Cardinals held him to just 14 of defenders until he broke The offense scored on three
yards on six attempts in the loose and sprinted to the end Middletons David Schwartz (22) celebrates after recovering a fumble against Verona last
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of its first four possessions down that whole second half. M Pabst 3 run (Dion Huff pass
of the second half to put the Our O-line got it figured out in from Davis Roquet)

game away. that second half and it was just TEAM STATISTICS
Times-Tribune photo
The offense figured out bread and butter after that.
by Mary Langenfeld
First downs M 13, V 12. Rushing
what we did wrong in the first (Att-Yds) M 40-223, V 30-101.
Dion Huff and
half and fixed it at halftime,
Passing yards M 80, V 168. Passing
Sept. 15, 2017
(Att.-Comp.-Int.) M 19-11-1, V 28-16- Middletons foot-
said Meicher. Just got it done Middleton 31, Sun Prairie 10
0. Total plays-yards M 67-303, V ball team rolled
Middleton ............... 0 7 14 10 31
in the second half. Verona ....................... 3 0 7 14 10
66-269. Fumbles-lost M 2-1, V 1-0.
past Verona, 31-
Fortney credited the offen- V FG Aaron Young 36
Penalties-yards M 6-35, V 5-25.
10, last week.
sive line with stepping it up in M Kevin Meicher 72 punt return
the second half.
(Joey Culp kick)
Rushing: M Pabst 18-137. V
M James Pabst 14 run (Culp kick)
It was more of just moti- V Carson Bull 2 pass from Young
Riley 19-82. Passing: M Roquet 19-
vating our O-line, Fortney
11-1-80; V Young 28-16-0-168.
(Young kick)
Receiving: M Huff 4-31. V Bull 7-
said. I mean we got it on lock- M Pabst 40 run (Culp kick)
M Safety

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good eye opener for the Sept. 16 70; 2. Mia Seeman (Milton), 74; 3.
girls to show them that there PARKER INVITATIONAL
At Riverside (Par 71)
Taylor Hakala (Milton), 74; 4. Courtney
Shorter (Verona), 78; 5. Payton Hodson Times-Tribune photo
is work to be done yet if we TEAM SCORES (Middleton), 78; 6. Kate Munro (Prairie by Mary Langenfeld
want to achieve our goals. Milton 322, Kettle Moraine 325, School), 78.
Payton Hodson
These next few weeks are
Middleton 335, Union Grove 350, MIDDLETON RESULTS
Verona 352, Waunakee 363, Madison Payton Hodson 78, Kate Meier 80, has been part of
going to be crucial for the
Middletons last
Edgewood 366, Stoughton 369, Grace Peterson 80, Haley Dunn 96.
girls in really honing in on Mukwonago 373, The Prairie School
Sept. 13 three Big Eight
their swings and their short
377, Sun Prairie 386, Janesville Craig
391, Janesville Parker 402, Wisconsin Middleton 328, Madison West 356 Conference
game. They all left shots out Dells 411, Edgerton 417, Racine St. Middleton results: Payton Hodson
there and know what they Catherines 420, Madison Memorial 75, Grace Peterson 81, Kate Meier 86,
425, Reedsburg 425, Westosha Central Allison Richards 86.
have to work on to get a little 451.
better every day. INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
1. Abby Cavaiani (Kettle Moraine),