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Middleton skateboard park closed due to vandalism once again

The Middleton skateboard park is closed once again for vandalism maintenance work.

The vandalism happened on Thursday. The vandals covered the park in graffiti, and took a sewer grate about a foot in diameter.

The graffiti was cleaned up, but the sewer grate will not be replaced until Monday at the earliest, keeping the park closed through the weekend.

No arrests have been made, however, the park is equipped with security cameras. Police are looking through the footage to identify the individuals involved.

MHS dance team has successful summer

The MHS Dance Team won multiple honors at the Universal Dance Association Camp at UW-Milwaukee from July 19-22.

"We had an extremely successful camp,'' coach Jackie Jaucian said.

Team members include: seniors Samantha Dresen, Lexi McCann, Maria McMahon, and Amanda Ramirez; juniors Madison Pincombe and Lauren Smith; sophomores Nikki Clyce, Krya Neuser, Olivia Schneider, and Camille Wirkus; and freshmen Katherine Bekasova, Felicity Cole, Sydney Friedle, and Maia Giles. Dresen and McCann are captains, while Pincombe and Schneider will fill the co-captain roles.

The team, which has six new members on among its 14 dancers, took first place in the Home Routine. You can watch the Home Routine on YouTube.

Capital Brewery to host fundraiser for soccer pavilion

Capital Brewery to host fundraiser for soccer pavilion

Two events this weekend are scheduled to celebrate and support the high school soccer program. 

A match Saturday will pit former Middleton High School soccer players against the 2014 boys varsity soccer team. And an event Sunday will raise money for the proposed soccer pavilion. 

The Middleton High School Soccer Reunion and Pavilion Fundraiser will take place Sunday at Capital Brewery from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers said there will be music from the Evan Riley Band, food, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more.

Attendees can purchase bricks engraved with a message, which will be incorporated into the building of the pavilion.

The pavilion is slated to be built at the MHS Soccer Stadium on Airport Road. It will house concessions, restrooms and a trophy case. 

Women's football team hosts playoff game Saturday

The Madison Blaze, the city's women's football team, has been plowing through a very successful season. They're getting ready to host a playoff game this weekend.

News 3 This Morning reporter Mary Jo Ola met up with Blaze players at the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County Thursday to learn more about the team in advance of Saturday's game at 5 p.m. at Middleton High School's Breitenbach Stadium, 2100 Bristol St. Tickets are $10 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.

The Madison Blaze is a member of the Independent Women's Football League. Visit madisonblazefootball.com for more information. 

World Cup amps up excitement, popularity of soccer

World Cup amps up excitement, popularity of soccer

As the United States went further in the World Cup games fans gathering and getting caught up in the excitement became the norm, but to find out the real impact you have to see where the game is growing.

With the World Cup serving as a backdrop, kids learning the sport at the Keva Sports Center represent the next generation of the game, and as they grow the game will grow with it.

"The kids get more excited. They see themselves in these players that are playing now because, who knows, we have some kids who are 10 years old, 8 years old. In two or three World Cups they could be representing the United States, and that's what's really exciting for them, and that's what is really exciting for us," said Joel Ondercin, youth director at Keva Sports Center.

Ondercin said he knows what soccer's growing popularity represents.

Middleton baseball takes on Kimberly

Middleton took on Kimberly in a late season baseball tournament Saturday. 

Kimberly wins 6-5 in eight innings.

06/11/2014 - Ribbon Cutting - Blackhawk Country Club

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Blackhawk Country Club's beautiful new patio.  Check out the great view of Lake Mendota!