Innovation leadership is a whole new ball game

The FreshTech Innovation District is the opposite of the Field of Dreams.

In that classic 1989 Kevin Costner movie, the refrain is “Build it and they will come.”

What we have learned as we’ve worked toward the establishment of an innovation district in Sheboygan County is that we need to do the opposite – create the programs first, and follow up with brick-and-mortar facilities.

Now that’s some first impressions

There were all sorts of interesting season-opening basketball games in Sheboygan, from a new coach winning her first game to a senior scoring the most points he’s ever had.

It all started Nov. 19, when the South girls gave up the first 10 points but rallied for a 56-45 victory at Plymouth in Ellyn Hansen’s debut as Redwings’ coach.

More to North than just Hayon

Will Hayon got most of the headlines last season, and deservedly so.

But there’s more to the Sheboygan North swim team than the standout sophomore.

“Will’s a really good swimmer, for sure,” Golden Raider Patrick Fisher said. “And he’s a major component of our team. … Having one really awesome person on a team is great, but one person doesn’t make the team.”

Coach Steffenhagen steps in at South

Cody Steffenhagen was not expecting to be Sheboygan South’s head wrestling coach.

But he is after Theran Goodale moved back home by his family a few weeks before the season began.

“He just asked me to keep it going, to continue what we started last year,” Steffenhagen said. “From going from four wrestlers back in what, 2017 or whatever it was, to 24 wrestlers last year and I’m about at the same number this year.”