Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Photo Galleries: Baseball in Florida

There are two new photo galleries posted on EdgewoodCollegeEagles.com. They are from two of the Eagle baseball team's games in Florida. Check them out and imagine the warm weather and beautiful sunshine, which we'll see here soon. (At least, I still have faith we'll have sunshine soon.)

Photo Gallery - Edgewood College vs. Keystone College (March 13, 2009)

Photo Gallery - Edgewood College vs. Hope College (March 14, 2009)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sidearm Scoop #3

Blake Hunt continues his insider perspective into the Eagles' baseball season...

The spring trip to Florida is over and its back the harsh reality that we will be playing the rest of our games in the mid 40's. Mother nature decided it wasn't yet time for us to start our conference season and dumped four inches on our home field. We are determined to play this week though and went out there with shovels and brooms to clear all the snow off the field in hopes of still playing this week.

The annual karaoke competiton on the trip home came down to an intense battle between the two finalists Zach Zwaga and Glenn Nowell. Their first couple songs ended in a clear draw as Zwaga performed a flawless rendition of the Backstreet Boys "Everybody" only to be matched by Nowell's near perfect remix of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." The battle appeared to be locked in a tie until Zwaga pulled out his ace in the hole and blew away the competition with "Bad Boys for Life." Nowell appeared to be in shock by Zach's perfect excecution of the song and his rebuttle came up short as he had to settle for second place.

In the end the trip was a lot of fun as not only did we play great, but we got to pursue all of our favorite leisure activities such as pool workouts with Coach Wachholz, chasing lizards, and sitting around the pool with ten other baseball teams without a female in sight. Everything you could ask for in a spring break, right?
- Blake Hunt

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Eagle Alum provides March Madness floors

Former Edgewood College men's basketball player Jason Heiman is the president of Jason Thomas Flooring in Waukesha. Heiman's company will be providing three of the 16 floors used at the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Championships. Read the whole story courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Perfection on the Court (courtesy of Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Eagle Alum leads team to State Tourney

Edgewood College men's basketball alumni Craig Machut will lead his Milwaukee King girls basketball team into the WIAA Girls Basketball State Tournament. Machut in his first season as the Generals' coach has guided the team to a 20-3 record and a sectional championship. Machut's Generals open play on Thursday night against Marshfield.

(at Alliant Energy Center, Madison)

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 12

Game-1: Middleton vs. Verona Area - 1:35 p.m.
Game-2: Neenah vs. Milwaukee Vincent - approx. 30 min. following Game 1
Game-3: De Pere vs. Brookfield Central - 6:35 p.m.
Game-4: Marshfield vs. Milwaukee King - approx. 30 min. following Game 3

Semifinals: Friday, March 13

Game-5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 - 6:35 p.m.
Game-6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 - approx. 30 min. following Game 5

Championship Game: Saturday, March 14

Game-7: Winner of Game-5 vs. Winner of Game-6 - approx. 30 min. following Division 3 championship game.

Podcast: Softball season preview

Edgewood College Head Softball Coach J.P. Richards discusses the upcoming 2009 season with Asssistant Sports Information Director Luke Pattarozzi. Richards touches on the 2008 season before looking ahead to the new campaign. The Eagles open their season on Sunday against defending national champion UW-Eau Claire in Tucson, Ariz.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Sidearm Scoop #2

Well the time has finally come for our spring trip to Florida. We have a few games under our belt and I feel very confident about our team as we head down there. I am very excited to get outside and play, but more excited for all the new players and coaches karaoke performances on the ride back. This years freshman class is a little thin, but my sleeper pick to win the whole thing is Glenn Nowell. I was very disappointed to find out that Coach Verb would not be on the bus as I believe he could of given us a performance for the ages. (SID's note: Video documentation of this event is required.)

The hardest part of the trip to Florida is deciding which movies to watch. We have used up a lot of the funny movies on the trips to Minnesota so hopefully someone brings some good ones. I am crossing my fingers that we will not have to watch anymore of Brad DeVault's homemade hunting video's again...though they were great to fall asleep to.

Finally, as many of you already know our latest victory in the metrodome was Coach Brisack's 200th. It feels pretty cool to be a part of something like that and even better to be the pitcher of record in the game. Coach didn't talk about it at all, but I think that it shows how far he has brought the program since he has been here.

- Blake Hunt

Friday, March 6, 2009

Scheele Stories #3

Megan Scheele's blog entries are also being printed this season on D3Hoops.com's Daily Dose blog. You can access Megan's entry on their blog here.

As I was asked to write my final blog I’m thinking to myself, “I can’t believe our season's over. It went so fast.” As for many teams we wanted to go all the way and get into the NCAAs, but for us that didn’t happen. Even though our season ended earlier then we would have liked, there were a lot of great memories and experience that made this season one of the best for me.

In the beginning of the season we had a slow start and not the best record, but that almost got us motivated and made us work harder, which set the tone for the rest of the season and how we played. After the rough start the team got going and we started to play well and never looked back. It was an exciting season for the team- we were working and meshing well together and playing Edgewood College basketball. One of the great memories for the team was when we went to the Bahamas for our winter tournament. We played well and we won the whole thing. That was the first tournament in my career that we have ever won, so it was very exciting.

For me, this season was one of the best in my career. Being a senior I knew I needed to be a leader for the younger players, this was going to be a learning experience for myself, just as much as it was going to be for them. My teammates were great, worked well everyday together and made playing basketball fun. I loved playing with them all, each one of them taught me something that I will never forget and will cherish every memory from this year. The same is true for the coaching staff. They put so much time and effort to help us become the team we are today. I am thankful for every single one of them and all that they do. They have taught me so much and are the ones that made me the player I am today.

As for me personally I can’t believe my college career is over. It went by so fast and it’s hard for me to know that I won’t wear an Edgewood College jersey again and go and play the game that I love. Even though it’s over for me, I had a lot of great memories and accomplishments that I never knew I would get from playing basketball. All of what I have accomplished individually wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my teammates and coaches, so thank you to you all. You made basketball the best for me here at Edgewood College and I will always remember you all.

Playing basketball here at Edgewood College was the best decision of my life. I not only grew as a player, but as a person as well. I have learned so much and I hope all of my teammates and the other future Eagles experience what I have and enjoy it all.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's a boy! (But is it a setter or an outside hitter?)

Congratulations to head volleyball coach Paul Schlomer and his wife Erin who welcomed their first child into the world on Friday, February 20.

Malcolm Paul Schlomer weighed 7 lbs, 11 oz. and reportedly is deadly accurate when hitting from behind the three-meter line.

Congratualtions Paul!