Catch 22 MKE Wed, 21 Sep 2022 04:18:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Catch 22 MKE 32 32 Men’s soccer resumes Milwaukee Cup for first time since 2014 – Marquette Wire Wed, 21 Sep 2022 04:18:25 +0000

Senior defenseman Alex Mirsberger etched his name in the Milwaukee Cup history book on Tuesday night as the Marquette men’s soccer team beat rivals University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 5-2 at Valley Fields .

Tuesday night’s match marked the 48th all-time meeting between the two teams and the first time since 2019.

With this victory, the Golden Eagles won the cup for the first time since 2014.

“I’ve been in this (Milwaukee Cup) for maybe 28 years and winning it is definitely satisfying,” said Louis Bennett, Marquette men’s soccer team.

Prior to joining the Golden Eagles in 2005, Bennett was on the other side of the rivalry as the Panthers’ head coach from 1996 to 2005.

Both teams got off to a slow start, neither finding the net until the 18th minute when Mirsberger headed home a corner from junior striker Beto Soto.

Mirsberger scored twice more in the first half, both from corners.

“Every time we (Marquette) get a corner kick I knew the ball was coming my way and I just had to put my head in there,” Mirsberger said. “I did it three times, what else can I say?

He is the first Golden Eagle to record a hat trick since October 22, 2011 when C. Nortey did it against Seton Hall.

“He’s a senior and a local guy, so scoring a hat trick at the Milwaukee Cup is a great way to finish,” Bennett said.

The Panthers broke their silence just before halftime in the 43rd minute when freshman forward Emil Lindgren Pedersen beat Golden Eagles freshman goaltender Ludvig Malberg in a one-on-one run. head.

Malberg got his second start of the season as senior goaltender Chandler Hallwood missed the game after being shown a red card on Saturday night against Yale.

Milwaukee continued their momentum in the second half as the Panthers cut the Golden Eagles’ lead to 3-2 in the 54th minute on a Logan Farrington goal.

That would be as close as the Panthers get to the Golden Eagles.

In the 54th minute, Milwaukee goalie Gijs Van Schouten was shown a red card, resulting in a Marquette penalty. Second-year forward Abdoul Karim Pare took the shot and scored his fourth goal of the season.

Marquette’s fifth goal of the night came in the 68th minute when Soto’s shot was deflected by a Milwaukee defender into the net.

The Golden Eagles’ five-goal game is the most goals scored by either team in the rivalry since 2000.

“It was definitely a rebound game,” Bennett said. “This rivalry can sometimes be marred by emotions and overemotion, but we kept our emotions in check.”

Bennett acknowledged fan involvement on both sides.

He said he wished he could run to the student section and participate in post-game chants, but he wasn’t able to as he always wears a walking boot.

“I love a good song,” Bennett said.

Marquette ends his non-conference schedule with a 4-3 overall record.

Next up for the Golden Eagles will be their Big East regular season lid lifter in Cincinnati, Ohio against Xavier on Saturday at 6 p.m. CST.

This article was written by Ava Mares. She can be reached at or on Twitter @avamaresMU.

Wisconsin VA works to reach rural veterans and tackle mental health Tue, 20 Sep 2022 23:03:00 +0000

FOND DU LAC — For veterans like Deborah Minger of Fond du Lac, accessing veterans’ services isn’t always easy.

“It’s kind of a motivation for me to go to Milwaukee or go to Appleton,” Minger said. “It seems like it takes a long time to get appointments. Some vets are disabled and can’t make that trip.”

According to the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, 67% of the state’s veterans live in rural areas far from VA resources.

“Basically, on average, 17 to 20 veterans die by suicide every day,” said Milwaukee VA psychiatrist Michael McBride. “So that needs to be addressed by reaching out to veterans, especially in rural areas where we know our access to care is not what we want it to be.”

The Milwaukee VA hosted a Mental Health Summit in Fond du Lac on Tuesday to try to reach out to these rural veterans and learn what issues are most important to them.

“Since the pandemic, we’ve really been offering more video conferencing, tele-mental health, and that’s given us a chance to reach veterans across the state,” McBride said. “But it also raises the issue of high-speed internet, and about 30% of veterans who live in rural areas don’t have internet access. That’s another issue we need to address.”

At the summit, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs announced it was opening a new facility in Fond du Lac, hoping to expand services to veterinarians.

“To those veterans in our rural areas who may be struggling, I want to tell you: you are not alone,” said Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar. “Today’s summit at Fond du Lac is an example of our concern for you.”

Veterans in the Fond du Lac area said this could make it easier to access services.

“I think I would probably grow in terms of the perks I use,” said veteran Richard Ewald. “In terms of the medical aspects, being a bit closer, I could look at other benefits that I think I can participate in that I’m not doing right now.

When it comes to helping veterans, the stakes have never been higher.

In 2020, the suicide rate for veterans was 57.3% higher than for non-veteran American adults. That’s according to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2022 Annual Veteran Suicide Prevention Report, released Monday. The report said veteran suicides fell for the second straight year, but the VA said the job was not nearly done.

“Mental health, especially suicide prevention, is the number one goal of the VA nationwide,” McBride said.

Veteran Mark Flower said serving in the military had a devastating effect on his mental health.

“I was a drug addict and an alcoholic for a very long time. Suicidal ideation was, I won’t say daily in my brain, but constantly and in my brain,” Flower said.

Now Flower is working with Captain John D. Mason’s Veteran Peer Outreach Group to help other veterans like him.

“Life is good today because I had the help I needed and the peer support stuff that we have in Wisconsin,” Flower said.

VA officials said it was part of a larger national effort to reach underserved veterans in rural communities and address life-saving mental health issues.

“Today we focus on veterans,” Kolar said. “And by helping veterans, we’re helping everyone in our community, making sure people get the help they need.

If you are having a mental health crisis, you can call the 24/7 Suicide and Crisis Hotline at 9-8-8, and press 1 for specific services to veterans.

‘A lot of blood, sweat and tears’: Brandon Nimmo reflects on his decade-long journey to the playoffs Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:41:37 +0000

Brandon Nimmo has admitted he was spoiled when he was first introduced to major league life.

Just a year after the team won the National League pennant in 2015, the Wyoming native made his MLB debut as a part-time player – playing 80 games for a team that made the Wild Card Game which they ultimately lost to the San Francisco Giants.

Regardless, it was only the second time in franchise history that the Mets had played playoff baseball in consecutive years; and the idea that it was a common occurrence was at the forefront of Nimmo’s mind.

Not really.

It’s been six years since the Mets made the playoffs, and Nimmo has emerged as one of the best centers in the National League. And finally, that drought is over with the organization clinching a berth in October following a Monday night victory in Milwaukee against the Brewers.

“I’m obviously in a very different role from being an everyday guy,” Nimmo said. SNY after the Mets’ playoff victory Monday night in Milwaukee. “A lot of blood, sweat and tears went down in there. Many years of hard work trying to get to this point.

The New York Mets pose for a photo after a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 in Milwaukee. The Mets won 7-2 to clinch a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

This is Nimmo’s 11th year with the Mets organization after being selected 13th overall in the 2011 MLB Draft.

From an outside corner prospect who never played baseball in high school, he became the leading hitter for the second-best team in the National League. A .386 on-base percentage since the start of the 2018 season ranks ninth most in all of baseball and he has a career-high 65 RBI.

His defense has also made immense strides in recent years, as his above-average strikeouts, as measured by Statcast, are tied for sixth among all center backs in baseball.

“As far as Brandon, he took his game to a different level and a big part of it was durability, knock on wood,” Mets manager Buck Showalter said last month. “Everyone loved him and he only got better. He’s a growing player…He wants to improve so much in everything. He’s so good. He’s the same guy every days. He has become much more confident and vocal.

That confidence will be invaluable in keeping the Mets focused on the task at hand. With their playoff spot clinched, the National League East crown is still up for grabs with a one-game lead over the Atlanta Braves. But that didn’t mean they couldn’t take a much-needed break Monday night to celebrate the franchise’s 10th trip to the playoffs.

“It means a lot to do it with the team I was drafted by,” Nimmo said. “2011, I’ve been with this organization for a long time. There has been a lot of hard work and we are excited to celebrate and enjoy it.

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On-campus Farmer’s Market gives students a taste of South Bend Tue, 20 Sep 2022 04:36:51 +0000

The Student Government Engagement Committee at Notre Dame, South Bend hosted the first on-campus Farmer’s Market on Friday, September 16. The event brought together local South Bend restaurants, artisans and vendors.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fieldhouse Mall, students could purchase food from Vegan Bites by Jas, Purple Porch, and Mom’s Keiflies. They could also buy handmade jewelry and art from Skye is the Limit and Gems of Pride.

South Bend Student Government Director of Engagement Quinn McKenna (middle) and other students pose in front of the on-campus Farmer’s Market sign at Fieldhouse Mall on Friday. / Courtesy of Notre Dame Student Government

South Bend student government director of engagement and senior Quinn McKenna said the items available for purchase ranged from kombucha to handmade jewelry to Polish pastries.

“Purple Porch had a variety of dishes including but not limited to pre-made sandwiches, brownies, blueberries, paw paws – a fruit native to Indiana, kombucha, and specialty sodas” , did he declare.

The Farmer’s Market was the first event hosted by the South Bend Commitment Committee, a new body added to student government by the Lee-Stitt administration this academic year.

McKenna said the goal of the Farmer’s Market — as well as the South Bend Engagement Committee as a whole — is to expose students to what South Bend has to offer.

“This department is about bursting the ‘Notre Dame bubble’ and getting students to engage with the community in ways other than service,” McKenna said. “South Bend has a very vibrant and creative community, and this department was created to further expose students to that. Therefore, this market served as a means of introduction to some local businesses in hopes that students would venture into the community independently to explore more of what South Bend is.

Sophomore Andres Alvarez, a South Bend native and committee member, said about 500 students, faculty, staff and campus visitors visited the Farmer’s Market on Friday.

Alvarez said many vendors sold out faster than expected due to higher than expected attendance at the event.

“Some [vendors] were creating more products while sitting in their chairs because they were selling out so fast, and others had to go back to their stores to get more inventory,” he said. “We learned from the Farmer’s Market that the community of Notre Dame wants to shop locally.”

He said the popularity of the event was encouraging for his committee as he plans future events to engage students in the South Bend community this year.

Currently, he said, the committee is creating a “South Bend Passport,” which will serve as a guide to introduce students to off-campus restaurants, cafes, stores and other local businesses.

Alvarez said they are also working to invite members of the local community to campus to teach students about South Bend’s history.

“Even though we are Our Lady, we should all take the time to listen to some prominent voices from the neighboring community.”

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Milwaukee Creators Market; small businesses share their wares Mon, 19 Sep 2022 02:44:25 +0000

Small businesses took over part of Discovery World in Milwaukee on Sunday, September 18 for the Milwaukee Makers Market.

Brianne Mallo runs BB Cakes in Milwaukee.

“OK, these are our half-pound stuffed cookies,” Mallo said. “I have five different flavors.”

Mallo had a collection of treats available for purchase.

“Peanut Butter Oreo. People love peanut butter. They love chocolate. They love Oreos,” Mallo said.

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Mallo sold his stuffed cookies at the Milwaukee Makers Market inside Discovery World on Sunday. She was one of more than 50 vendors for people to buy merchandise at the event.

“Whether it’s clothing, jewelry, sweets – something that’s locally made that you’re going to connect with,” said Ryan Laessig.

Laessig said the market showcases local businesses.

“Milwaukee needs something like this where you can come to a place like this, and that’s your one-stop-shop,” Laessig said.

Items varied – clothes, soaps, candles, artwork and more. Laessig said the community helps small businesses thrive.

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“Every Milwaukee maker’s market, you’re going to see 50 percent of what I call veterans. They come back every year. The rest will be new people,” Laessig said.

“I think it’s a great concept. I think Milwaukee still supports Milwaukee,” Mallo said.

The next Milwaukee Makers Market is scheduled for Sunday, October 16 at The ivy house in Milwaukee.

]]> Homeowner kills intruder in burglary, Wisconsin cops say Sun, 18 Sep 2022 14:57:54 +0000

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A homeowner killed an intruder who broke into his home in Kenosha, Wisconsin, police said.

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A Wisconsin man killed an intruder who broke into his home and attacked him, according to the Kenosha Police Department.

Officers responded to calls from a neighborhood on the city’s west side around 7:20 p.m. on Friday, September 16, for a “suspicious” person seen damaging vehicles and trying to break into homes, a the department said in a statement.

“The guy was going absolutely crazy, throwing rocks at cars, houses,” said WTMJ resident Jayme Raddatz.

Then the man “forced his way into one of the houses and attacked the owner”, police said.

Raddatz and his family were settling in for movie night when they noticed the commotion, WTMJ reported.

“He had his arm trying to open the door,” Raddatz said. “My neighbor was hitting his arm screaming for help.”

During the struggle, the owner killed the intruder, police said.

“As this was happening, some of my family members heard a loud thump and then a scream,” neighbor Alfredo Monroy told WISN. “The police had just come down the street, there were probably a dozen or more police here.”

Police did not say how the suspect was killed.

An investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Kenosha Police Department at 262-605-5203, or Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.

Mitchell Willetts is a real-time news reporter covering the United States Center for McClatchy. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and an outdoor enthusiast living in Texas.

Paul George reveals the most exciting games for the Clippers this year Sun, 18 Sep 2022 02:32:18 +0000

With the return of Kawhi Leonard, the LA Clippers expect to be back this season. With heightened expectations comes heightened excitement, and star striker Paul George is looking forward to that element.

During a recent interview with Finish Line, George was asked which matchups he is most looking forward to this season. While he’s acknowledged that he and the Clippers have bad blood with opponents, there are certain games that Paul George is most excited for.