Saturday, June 19, 2010


Can the Homestead High School girls soccer team do it? That is the big question today. At 2:00pm HHS takes on Verona in the Wisconsin High School State Soccer Final. After beating DSHA in OT yesterday in a hard fought match, Homestead advanced.

The girls really started their roll when they beat Brookfield Central in a 6-5 shoot-out to win the sectional semi-final. After that, they advanced on an early goal against Brookfield East. The defense and the team held strong and won the sectional final 1-0. On Thursday, June 17th, the ladies outplayed a very solid Waukesha West team. Both teams struggled to get the ball in the net, each having a near goal on a post (HHS hitting 3, 2 pipes and a crossbar). Another shoot-out proved too much for Waukesha as the Highlanders took the win. Although the shoot-out was a bit sloppy, and each goalie made a save, and the Highlanders triumphed, winning 3-1. Finally, in yesterday's match-up with 2 time defending champion powerhouse DSHA (Divine Saviour, Holy Angel), Homestead controlled the ball and were able to play their game. DSHA showed some strengths in ball possession, but I believe the Highlanders had many more dangerous chances in the DSHA end (I am also a coach, so I have a bit of a biased opinion on the game). In the 88th minute of play, a Homestead midfielder was fouled 25 yards out, over the top right corner of the box. A Homestead defender lined up the free kick and drove a beautiful ball into the far upper right corner lifting the Highlander to a 1-0 win.

Can they do it? Can the Homestead Highlander finish the season on top of the Mountain? They certainly have the skill and ability to outplay any team in the state. It will all depend on the energy they bring to the field and the passion that they play with. I certainly hope that the Highlander women have their 2nd State title in 4 years!

(In one last note, the Journal Sentinal needs to check the information they have. The player who struck the crossbar was incorrect, the Homestead keeper never bobbled a ball in the second half, and the defender was not the player fouled on the free kick which won the game)

Monday, June 14, 2010


Well, after numerous blogs and posts and updates, Navarre has had a new member added to his family!!! We welcomed Adeline here on June 12th. She is beautiful and Molly is doing well.

I was very nervous when all of the sudden we went from normal labor to an emergency c-section!Although there were some stressful moments, everyone "came out" ok in the end. We have now been at the hospital for a few days and are on the way home!

Both sets of grandparents have had a chance to see the new babe! 3 out of 3 siblings have been able to Skype and see the new girl. Numerous work friends and relatives have been awesome and come to visit!

At the same time, while I was having my beautiful baby girl, the Homestead Soccer Team won their sectional final and made the state tournament!( ) They begin the tournament on Thursday at noon against Waukesha West. West is a very solid team, so it should be a good game. I hope we can play solid defense once more! (Note: in picture below, HHS v. Grafton there is a stunning and intelligent coach in the background. Wow, he is intense)

Again, great is over, baby girls is born, soccer to state!

Go Team Navarre's Life!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


It has been a while since the blog update: Here is the speed version of Blog writing...

- Finals this week, lots of students taking lots of different tests, needing them read out loud, and taking care of any other grade issues

- BABY Navarre is still not here. We are one week late as of tomorrow. We have a doctor appointment today.

- Girls soccer play in the sectional semi-final on Thursday at home against Brookfield Central.Go Team School Ends!