Monday, May 20, 2013
After playing all of its games on the road last year, the Falcons are excited about playing on their home field this summer.
Falcon Field, the Whitnall School District's multi-purpose stadium and home to the school's football soccer and track and field teams, got a lot of the headlines when the district moved forward with its facilities upgrades in recent years. But the high school baseball team has a new home too, or at least, a much improved old home. After playing its entire 2012 schedule on the road because of renovations to its home field, the Whitnall baseball team is happy to be back playing at home this summer. Second-year coach Ben Krey told Patch about last year's experience and this year's field improvements.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Whitnall School Board will look at proposed fees for renting the high school's new $6.5 million stadium.
Renting out Whitnall High School’s Falcon Field could cost someone more than $550. Adding use of the concession stand and using the facility for a night event would bump that up to $750. Those prices are among the fees the Whitnall School Board is expected to discuss, and possibly approve Monday for those who wish to use the $6.5 million Falcon Field, which opened in September 2011. The cost to rent the stadium, as proposed by Buildings and Grounds Supervisor Matt Karshna, will be $552 for the first four-hour block, which includes one hour of custodial labor, and $500 for an additional block. The stadium includes use of the game field and/or track, bleachers, press box, restrooms, team rooms and ticket booths. Wi-Fi and general area …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Whitnall football team also claimed a share of its first league title since 2000 and opened the brand new Falcon Field.
In what has been an incredibly memorable first season as head coach of the Whitnall football program, Jeff Wallack believes one moment stands out more than the rest: The opening of Falcon Field. “Opening up this place against rival Greenfield, I felt we could have played better offensively, but we’ll take that win,” Wallack told Patch on Wednesday. “It was a real surreal moment with the fireworks going off in the background.” The Falcons won that game, 19-6, back in week three of the regular season. Since then, they secured a WIAA Division 3 playoff berth and locked up a share of the Woodland Conference East Division title, the school’s first championship since 2000. “I remember when you guys came to talk to us in August, the big thing was…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Whitnall community celebrated the grand opening of Falcon Field on Friday Sept. 7.
The Whitnall community celebrated the grand opening of Falcon Field on Friday Sept. 7. Check out this short video with highlights from the evening and a interview with School Board member TJ Anderson. RELATED LINKS
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Falcons received big plays from seniors Sam Mentkowski and Zach Sutton en route to a 19-6 win over winless Greenfield.
Updated 11:15 p.m. There were fireworks. There was a video message from former Wisconsin Badgers coach Barry Alvarez. Heck, there was even a rainbow. But what made an evening when the Whitnall School District celebrated the grand opening of its $6.5 million, state of the art football stadium perfect was that the Falcons walked off the field with a win. Whitnall (2-1) christened its new athletic facility with a 19-6 victory over crosstown rival Greenfield (0-3) Friday night, rebounding from a lopsided loss to Wauwatosa West one week earlier and accentuating the debut of Falcon Field in style. "It was a tremendous amount of pressure this week. It’s a monkey off our back," first-year Whitnall coach Jeff Wallack said. "It’s one of the greatest…
The Whitnall School District celebrated the opening of its $6.5 million Friday, Sept. 7, when the Whitnall Falcons played host to the Greenfield Hustlin' Hawks.
The Whitnall School District celebrated the opening of its $6.5 million Friday, Sept. 7, when the Whitnall Falcons played host to the Greenfield Hustlin' Hawks. Greenfield Patch editor David Cotey was taking photos at the celebration and stay tuned for a game story.
The district will celebrate the opening of its new athletic field on Sept. 7 and have its third annual block party Sept. 8.
The countdown to one of the most anticipated weekends in Whitnall’s recent history is over. On Friday, Sept. 7, the high school opens its brand-spanking new athletics field with a varsity football game between the Falcons and cross town rival Greenfield Hustlin’ Hawks at 7 p.m. (see more details below). But the fun doesn’t end with the final fourth quarter whistle. The next day is the third annual Whitnall School District Back-to-School Block Party from noon to 7 p.m. between the district’s middle and high schools. This year’s lineup is chock-full of entertainment and activities thanks to several key sponsors, including the Holz Family Foundation, East-West Connection Martial Arts Studio and Hellas Construction. “It's been a very …