Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Crusaders are going for their first WIAA state crown in football, taking on two-time state champion Waupaca.
Waukesha Catholic Memorial won four state championships under the old private-school division, but seeks its first among all comers against Waupaca at 10 a.m. Friday in Madison in the WIAA Division 3 state championship game. The Crusaders (10-2) defeated Mount Horeb/Barneveld 35-7 last Saturday to advance to Camp Randall. Follow our live blog from veteran sportswriter Dave Cotey and participate by posting questions and comments. If you're following from afar, be sure to tell us where you are.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Defense, offense and special teams all had standout performances as the Chargers moved into the second round against Verona.
The beauty of Hamilton’s 44-9 win over Middleton on Friday in a WIAA Division 1 Level 1 football playoff game was in its completeness. On offense, Drew Patterson rushed for three second-half scores and more than 200 yards. The defense intercepted four passes. And Kenny Lo was perfect on three first-half field goal attempts. Third-seeded Hamilton (7-2) advanced to face second-seeded Verona (8-1), which defeated Oconomowoc 23-13 on Friday. It took very little time for the host Chargers to assert superiority over Middleton (5-4). Jake Knueppel snagged an interception on the third play of the game at his own 43. “That was the most important piece of the game, getting the turnovers,” said Hamilton coach John Damato. “When you’re in a big game …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Dozens of readers have weighed in on whether a Hamilton student should have been cited for running on the field and planting the school flag at midfield before the big football game with Menomonee Falls. What's your take?
Monday, September 24, 2012
Police cited a Sussex Hamilton student for disorderly conduct after running on the field and planting a Hamilton flag at midfield before the football game between the Indians and the Chargers.
UPDATE: Menomonee Falls Police Capt. Mark Waters said Tuesday that the 17-year-old Sussex fan who stormed the field was cited with disorderly conduct. The teen received a $429 citation for his pre-game prank. According to police, the teen said he "got caught up in the school rivalry" and he acted alone, and the idea was his. Whether you call it the “Highway 74 Rivalry," “The Seven-Mile Showdown," or the “Border Battle”, it is clear that Menomonee Falls and Sussex Hamilton high schools are entrenched rivals. And as in any rivalry, there are plenty of pranks and trash talking between the participants. But school officials and police believe one student took things too far Friday evening. Just seconds after the National Anthem at Menomonee …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Menomonee Falls and Sussex Hamilton met in the annual gridiron border battle under the lights of Schumann Stadium Friday. The Indians dished the Chargers their first loss of the season.
The New York Mets and the New York Yankees had the “Subway Series”. The Brewers and the Cubs have the “I-94 Rivalry." The Menomonee Falls Indians and the Sussex Hamilton Chargers have the “Highway 74” rivalry. And the 2012 installment of the border battle did not disappoint. The Indians brought the fourth-ranked Chargers' undefeated season to an end under the lights at Schumann Stadium Friday. The Indians (3-2, 3-1 Greater Metro) put an end to the Chargers' (4-1, 3-1 Greater Metro) perfect season with a dose of hard-hitting defense, and tough running. From the start, it was clear the energy and significance of the match up wasn't lost on the boys in burgundy and grey. Beyond the three turnovers, the Chargers will likely leave Schumann …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Chargers control contest with impressive ground game as Patterson leads the way with five scores.
Sussex Hamilton rolled to a 42-3 victory over the Marquette Hilltoppers in Greater Metro Conference action on Friday night, according to the Sussex Sun. The Chargers dominated the game with a ground attack that chewed up yards and time, accounting for 241 yards on 38 carries, the paper said. Junior Drew Patterson led the way on the ground, racking up 146 yards on 18 carries and five touchdowns, according to the Sun. Patterson, who has 393 yards in two games, has been the main ball carriers thus far in the young season for the Chargers, the Sussex Sun said. “That's our offense,” Sussex Hamilton coach John Damato told the newspaper. “Obviously Drew is our workhorse, but we want to get guys multiple touches to get them in the rhythm of the …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Chargers upset Manitowoc Lincoln, 27-24, with 14-yard touchdown run by Drew Patterson.
The Hamilton High School football team went on the road Friday night and did something nobody else had done this season: They beat powerhouse Manitowoc Lincoln in a thrilling game in which both teams scored in overtime. The 27-24 upset victory in the second round game of the Division 1 WIAA playoffs puts the Chargers one step closer to the state tournament in Madison. Hamilton will take on Milwaukee Riverside either Friday or Saturday at a location yet to be determined. The Chargers were led by running back Drew Patterson, who ran for 202 yards and scored three touchdowns - including the 14-yard game winner that happened just after the Ships kicked a field goal in OT to give them a 24-21 lead. Hamilton got the ball back on their 25-yard …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Nick Patterson scores three touchdowns as Chargers dominate foe in WIAA Division 1 contest.
Hamilton wingback Nick Patterson got off to a fast start Saturday afternoon. The first time he touched the ball Saturday, he took it up the middle for an 80-yard run. Three plays later, Kyle Schiedemeyer scored on a 1-yard run with 8 minutes 45 seconds left in the first quarter as the Chargers held a seven-point lead. From that point, Germantown was playing catchup. And that proved tough to do, particularly with the way Patterson was running ball. Patterson, a 5-10, 177-pound senior, gained 253 yards in 22 carries with three touchdowns to lead the Chargers to a 37-20 victory over Germantown in the first round of the WIAA Division 1 football playoffs Saturday afternoon at Hamilton High School. The Chargers, who improved their record to 9-1 …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Despite five turnovers, Hamilton comes out on top.
The Hamilton football team used several long drives, including one of nearly seven minutes late in the fourth quarter, to hold off a late rally from West Allis Hale and beat the Huskies, 28-16, Friday. “Our kids persevered and played hard,” said Hamilton coach John Damato. “I was really happy with the offense and that last drive. They punched it in on about an 80-yard drive and lasted about 6:45, so we needed something like that.” They way the Chargers methodically marched down the field and erased time off the clock, one would have thought that they never would have needed another drive late to preserve the victory. The opening drive saw the Chargers eat up nearly seven minutes of the first quarter with junior Nick Knoebel and sophomore …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Hamilton seniors to continue their football careers on the collegiate level.
Cameron Clinton-Earl decided which college to attend last summer. His twin brother, Aaron, needed a bit more time. But the Hamilton High School seniors are both happy with their choices. Cameron Clinton-Earl, a 6-foot-2 240 pound defensive end, signed a letter of intent recently to attend Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Aaron Clinton-Earl, a 6-foot, 205-pound running back, will attend Winona State University in Winona, MN. The Clinton-Earls are looking forward to outdoor track season with the Chargers, then graduation followed by preparing for their freshman year in college. Cameron was recruited by Northern Illinois by Jerry Kill. Though Kill then left NIU to take the job at the University of Minnesota, Cameron stayed true to …