I recently retired from my position at Community-Now Newspapers and web sites, but I am far from retired. I still cover sports events for my former employer and I write stories for the Milwaukee Brewers ‘Game Day’ Program. But I found something to keep me busy and keep my passion for all sports going.
And that’s Preps2Pros – my main ‘retirement’ project.
I did a great deal of writing – mainly reporting the sports news – the last 14 years. However, I found myself doing less and less of what I enjoy the most – writing feature stories on prep athletes and seeing them as people, not just stats and individual accomplishments. This is what I hope to do with the major feature of Preps2Pros.
I plan on featuring a story on a local athlete every week.
My first one is Brookfield Central’s outstanding outside linebacker Reggie Jennings, the first junior to receive a scholarship in Wisconsin, as the Badgers made him an offer last spring.
In the next few weeks I will also have features on …
- Brookfield Central junior Emily Balding, the defending Greater Metro Conference Golfer of the Year.
- Brookfield East senior mammoth guard Max Aslin, one of the key lineman who opens
holes for All-State Running Back Sam Santiago-Lloyd.
- Brookfield East tennis players – senior Emma Corwin and sophomore
Emily Horneffer – who are following in the steps of their brothers, who were three
outstanding tennis players, with three state titles among them.
Every week I will have a few blogs, depending on what is going on in the professional sports world. I will focus on the Brewers, Packers and Bucks, but I can write on anything.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter @skyskibosh know I have a tendency to be candid. Some of my followers feel that my objectivity is negative. Now I am a fan of all three teams, of course. I hope they all have winning records and eventually win a championship when ready.
But I don’t wear blue, gold and green – colored glasses. Having worked for the Brewers for 19 years and having been a sports writer for 14, I have a different view of what goes on behind the scenes and I am not afraid to share it.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Those of you who follow me on Twitter, know that I start the day with ‘SKY’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY,’ a quote which I try to tie in with what is happening, usually in the prep sports world. I will do that on my web site as well as on my Twitter account. Based on my retweets and likes, people enjoy them.
STILL TO COME
In the next month I will be adding a section (THE BOOK) on my first book – ‘If You Wanna Have Fun, Go someplace Else’ – a humorous inside look at major league baseball. This is a behind the scenes look at my Brewers career. The first element available will be an audio version, which can be downloaded. We then will look to have a printed version which can be downloaded a little further down the road.
Even further down the road I will have my second book available – ‘You Wanna Hear Something Funny?’ This is a humorous – and emotional – book that looks at my personal life as well as my career, including my jobs with the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, the Brewers and CNI-Now Newspapers. I have some great stories on several topics which I am looking forward to sharing.
So this is my first blog. Hope you enjoy the web site and please pass on the web site to your friends.
It should be fun!
My son Marty Skibosh, a film editor in Hollywood, currently working on the popular Sci-Fi series ‘Supernatural,’ is my web site editor.
My photos are handled by one of the best photographers in the area – Al Hertzberg – who does outstanding work for the local high schools.
They make me look good.