Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Messmer/Shorewood's top receiving threat, racking up nearly 750 receiving yards last season, has reportedly received his first offer to play college football with Central Michigan University.
Messmer/Shorewood's top receiving threat, Jonathan Carson, has received his first offer to play college football from Central Michigan University. The Messwood tight end/defensive end caught 27 passes, 8 for touchdowns, and collected 734 yards last season, according to Wissports.net. He was a leader on offense, helping Messwood go 7-1 during the regular season, before running into Whitefish Bay in the first round of WIAA playoffs. Carson, a Messmer junior who also plays basketball, is also garnering interest from Big Ten schools including Wisconsin and Michigan State, as well as other universities like Iowa State, Northern Illinois, Harvard and South Dakota State, Wissports.net reports. He told Rivals.com while most schools are …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and look at the top 10 Shorewood stories of 2012.
As the year winds down, we'll all surely look back at what we've done in 2012. Here at Shorewood Patch, we're doing the same thing with a list of the top 10 local stories of the year. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane. The top stories were chosen based on page views in addition to the impact they had on the community. No. 3 — Religious Symbol in Messwood Logo Prompts Parent Complaint and Removal The Messwood football team played a first-round playoff game with a new helmet decal after Shorewood school officials asked its team logo be removed from helmets because it violated the separation of church and state. Messmer, a private, Roman Catholic high school and Shorewood High School, a publicly funded school, joined forces in 2000 …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Blue Dukes advance to the next round of WIAA Playoffs after cruising to an easy victory; meanwhile Messwood is proud of its season.
Whitefish Bay running back Rashadeem "RaRa" Gray's 49-yard touchdown scamper on the team's first play from scrimmage set the tone Friday night. The North Shore Conference co-champions sprinted to an easy victory over Messmer-Shorewood 37-0 in the opening round of the WIAA Division 2 football playoffs. The two teams met on the football field for the first time in 11 years after playing nearly every year for 67. With Friday night’s win, the Blue Dukes (8-1) advance to play Brookfield Central (5-4) either Oct. 26 or 27 at a time and place to be determined later. The Blue Dukes stuck to their bread and butter — the ground attack — for much of the first half, splitting carries among Gray, and running backs Julian Posey and Jaren Walker. After …
Br. Bob Smith, president of Messmer Catholic Schools, discusses the Messmer-Shorewood helmet insignia issue.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Editor's Note: Br. Bob Smith is the President of Messmer Catholic Schools. The views in this letter are his own and not in anyway representative of the views of Patch or its staff. In the days following the news related to the Messmer-Shorewood helmet logo issue, I have spent many hours thinking about a lot of things. My cell and school phones have been flooded with calls and text messages and numerous citizens and alumni have stopped to offer their thoughts on the issue. Our story has received local, national and international media coverage, which speaks to the importance of this issue. As a Christian, an educator and the President of Messmer Catholic Schools, I write so that in a very clear and specific way, people know exactly what I …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Learn more about the matchup of these two North Shore neighbors, whose only losses were by one point (Whitefish Bay) and three points (Messwood).
Say this for Messwood’s first-round football playoff matchup — it’ll be easy on the gas tank. The Messmer-Shorewood co-op (7-1) earned a No. 7 seed in its eight-team bracket of the WIAA Division 2 tournament, and visits North Shore neighbor Whitefish Bay (7-1) at 7 p.m. Friday. Messwood routed Living Word Lutheran 56-14 in its final game of the regular season, according to WisSports.net. Its only loss was a 43-40 defeat to unbeaten Lake Country Lutheran. Messwood’s lower seed was likely due to playing in the Midwest Classic Conference, populated with very small private schools. The Blue Dukes were co-champions of the North Shore Conference, with only a one-point defeat against Germantown scarring their resume. They allowed only 36 points …
Friday, October 12, 2012
A Zucker classic is posted anew, and the Messwood football team has attracted quite a few cameras in its 6-1 season.
If this all seems like a bad movie — or a bunch of them — it must be YouTube. And while amateurs make the video-sharing site what it is, Shorewood’s famous professional directors showed up anew in the last month with a classic. Paramount Movies recently uploaded the trailer to Top Secret!, a post-Airplane! offering from Shorewood’s David and Jerry Zucker. Among the relentless gags in the movie, according to the notes with the video, is the singing of the East German national anthem to the Shorewood High School fight song tune. Want more music? Then watch — at your own risk — some karaoke performances from Shorewood Intermediate School’s welcome-back picnic. A group of boys and a group of girls each showed some courage in grabbing the mic…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Messmer/Shorewood co-op football team clinched a spot in the postseason with a 42-6 win in the homecoming game against Brookfield Academy.
This year, there's no question. Messwood is playoff-bound. The Messmer/Shorewood co-op football team clinched a spot in the postseason with a 42-6 win in the homecoming game against Brookfield Academy. The team had to go to court last year to spark a playoff berth. With Friday's win, the team improved to 6-1 (4-1). Quarterback Taylor Dennis led all passers with 164 yards and one touchdown. Dennis also rushed for a touchdown. Running back Donovan Freeman was Messwood's leading rusher with 183 yards and two touchdowns. Alec Grimmer, also at running back, rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns for Messwood. Tight end Jonathon Carson caught four passes for 110 yards and one touchdown. The co-op will wrap up the regular season Oct. 12 with a …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Shorewood High School celebrated in style Friday with a homecoming parade and football match.
Shorewood High School celebrated its homecoming in style, parading up and down village streets and crusing to an easy victory in its football game Friday night. The Messmer/Shorewood co-op football team won its homecoming match 42-6 over Brookfield Academy.
Monday, October 1, 2012
With Friday night's 39-7 win over South Milwaukee, the Messmer/Shorewood combined football team is one step closer to a playoff berth.
Messwood is just one win away from clinching a playoff spot after knocking off South Milwaukee Friday night 39-7. The Messmer/Shorewood co-op has enough wins to reach the postseason for the second straight year and can lock up a berth with a victory over either Brookfield Academy on Oct. 5 during the homecoming game, or Living Word Lutheran on Oct. 12. With Friday's win, in which Messwood amassed nearly 600 yards, the team improved to 5-1 (3-1). Quarterback Taylor Dennis threw for 303 yards and connected with tight end Jonathan Carson for three touchdowns. Dennis also rushed for a touchdown. Running back Alec Grimmer ran for 139 yards and two touchdowns, and Carson led Messwood in the receiving department with 202 yards.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Welcome to Patch’s Postseason Possibilities, where we take a look at each high school team in the Milwaukee Patch area and break down its postseason chances.
Hey, high school football fans, want to know if your favorite team will be playing in this year’s WIAA postseason? Want to know what they need to get in? Well, welcome to Patch’s Postseason Possibilities, where we take a look at each high school team in the Milwaukee Patch area and break down its postseason chances. Records and scenarios are updated as of 11 a.m. Sept. 28. Look for an update to include this weekend’s game by noon Oct. 1. (to team needs three league wins to qualify or four or more to get in for sure) Looking good Shorewood/Messmer (4-1, 3-1): The co-op has enough wins to get in for the second straight year and can lock up a berth with a victory over either Brookfield Academy on Oct. 5 or Living Word Lutheran on Oct. 12. …