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East pounds Bulldogs for first GMC victory

Jan. 17, 2014 9:27 p.m. | Wauwautosa East used 19 points from senior Katie Salmon and 16 from sophomore Bailey Berlin to pound West Allis Central, 60-24, and win their first Greater Metro Conference game of the season.

The Red Raiders also went over the .500 mark with a 5-4 record and improved to 1-4 in the GMC while WAC fell to 0-5 and 1-10 overall.

With East winning, 6-5, Salmon picked up her second foul with 4:25 left in the quarter. But instead of folding, the Red Raiders took off, as tiny point guard Berlin scored 12 straight points to give East an 18-7 lead at the quarter.

First she hit a 3-pointer, then she scored on a fastbreak. She then nailed another 3 and closed it out with a 4-point play, as she sank a 3-pointer, was fouled and she sank the free throw.

Salmon added another talented sophomore Maya Walls scored five to spark a 17-2 run in the second quarter for a 35-9 lead at halftime. Salmon scored eight points in the third for a 51-21 lead going into the final period.

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Falls takes control of GMC wrestling race with 44-21 win over Hale

Jan. 16, 2014 10:28 p.m. | Anyone who knows anything about the Menomonee Falls wrestling team knows that their strength is in the lower weights.

But Thursday night against defending Greater Metro Conference dual meet champion West Allis Hale, it was the big guys who supplied the decisive muscle as the Indians avenged a bad defeat to the Huskies last season with a decisive 44-21 victory.

Jake Fuiten at 182 pounds (5-3 decision), Brandon Schafer at 195 (pin) and James Dow at 220 (pin) put the final touches on a meet win that was pointed to ever since last year when the Huskies came into the Falls gym and thumped the Indians.

However, when the freshman Schafer's 46-second pin clinched the triumph, the tables were turned and the Falls' bench collectively bounced to its feet in joy.

"Last year was exactly the same atmosphere (at Falls), the noise, the excitement with both teams going 100 percent," said the senior Fuiten. "But this year things went our way. We got the luck of the draw and we were able to set our line-up the way we wanted."

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Mother, son reunite as adults photo gallery now online

Jan. 16, 2014 10:34 a.m. | Barbara Jean Osterman reunited with her son, Glen Denlinger of Greenfield, for the first time as adults Jan. 14 after giving Denlinger up for adoption in 1972.

View the MyCommunityNOW photo gallery of their reunion.

Capri in West Allis to reopen as Capri Di Nuovo, possibly in mid-February

Jan. 13, 2014 8:12 a.m. | A couple will reopen the former Capri restaurant, 8340 W. Beloit Road, as Capri Di Nuovo, perhaps as soon as next month.

Chris and Abby Paul have bought the building and will open their Italian restaurant after renovating the interior and exterior. They plan to use some of Capri's recipes while adding their own.

Chris and Abby Paul bought the building in December and hope to open their Italian restaurant as soon as mid-February, after renovating the interior and exterior. 

Chris Paul said the building has been gutted; it will get a new kitchen and dining room, and restrooms will be added to the first level. 

The exterior will be spruced up as well, with new paint, awnings and landscaping in spring. 

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