The Bay had Fritz Forrer and they didn't.
Brian Bergemann, class of 1962, is one of the great pole vaulters in state history. This is a difficult write-up. Since Brian was so over-the-top dominant, there simply isn't all that much that can be added to the record. As a sophomore in 1960, Brian was an understudy to senior Bob Pepper, one of the … Continue reading Brian Bergemann: A Reliable Boy
Howie Zien, class of 1967, was one of the great Bay athletes, a true Mount Rushmore type. He won an astounding 10 letters -- three football, three basketball and four track and field. His senior year was as good as it gets: team captain on Suburban Conference champion football, basketball and track teams. Howie’s well-deserved … Continue reading Howie Zien: The 10 Letter Man
The 1947 Suburban Outdoor was "one of the tightest point scrambles in conference cinder history". At Hart Park in Wauwatosa, the Bay finished third in the meet's final event - the 880 Relay - and those six points (the relay counted double in that era) were enough to move the Bay past Wauwatosa to win … Continue reading 1947: Attempted Larceny
To my knowledge, winning the Suburban Triple Crown has been accomplished seven times during the years the Bay was in the Suburban Conference. 1936 Outdoor Al Schilder South Milwaukee: Schilder won the 100 (10.2), 220 Hurdles (25.6) and Broad Jump (21-3) at Waukesha's Haertel Field, leading South Milwaukee to its only Suburban track title. He … Continue reading The Suburban Triple Crown
The Suburban Conference was founded in 1924 with seven schools. Years indicate the first year of WIAA membership, which other than Waukesha and maybe Wauwatosa, should be about the year they opened. Cudahy (1921-1922) Milwaukee County School of Agriculture (1923-1924; located in Wauwatosa and known as the County Aggies) Shorewood (1923-1924) South Milwaukee (1910-1911) Waukesha … Continue reading The Great, Historic Suburban Conference
The closest public high school option for Whitefish Bay students prior to the mid 1920's was Milwaukee Riverside, which could be attended on a tuition basis. Shorewood high school opened in the fall of 1924 and replaced Riverside as the closest public option, also on a tuition basis. By 1930, the new Shorewood building was … Continue reading Whitefish Bay High School: The Beginning