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Burlington wrestling enjoys historic day at team state

The Burlington wrestling team waits for its match in the stands at the UW-Madison Field House last weekend. The Demons made history Friday night with the program's first team state dual victory. (Tim Burd/Standard Press)

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The past three seasons, the Burlington High School wrestling squad has made it to the team state tournament, its first three times in school history. In 2012, the Demons lost their quarterfinal dual in the last match, and last year they were dominated in […]

 
 

Season ends, but Burlington makes progress under new coach

Season ends, but Burlington makes progress under new coach

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor In the end, the Burlington girls basketball team ran into a buzz saw. On Friday night, the Lady Demons, fresh off a home playoff opening victory, had to travel to top-seeded Wilmot, which had beaten Burlington handily twice during the regular season. Wilmot took control […]

 
 

Tenhagen takes over as Burlington’s football coach

Steve Tenhagen celebrates a victory over Westosha Central last season. The former Delavan-Darien coach is returning to his hometown, Burlington, to coach the Demons. He is just the sixth Burlington head coach in the last 89 years. (Michael Hall/Standard Press)

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor It’s official. The rumors are true. Burlington’s own, Steve Tenhagen, is coming home. A March 6 article in the Burlington Standard Press that named Tenhagen as the leading candidate for the Burlington High School varsity football head coaching position became more than just talk Monday […]

 
 

Waterford cheer squad takes second at state

By Tim Wester Sports Correspondent   Last fall, Waterford cheerleading coach Ryan Smith agonized in her decision to step down as coach to accommodate her other job. After all, Smith had built a program that had just five cheerleaders into a squad that made it to the state championship just […]

 
 

Late miscues cost Demons, season ends

Late miscues cost Demons, season ends

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor Despite being an underdog in a hostile environment, the fourth-seeded Burlington boys basketball team was in position to upset top-seeded Union Grove in a Feb. 28 Division 2 regional semifinal. The Demons, who lost two previous games to the Broncos during the season, built a […]

 
 

Free throw barrage dooms Catholic Central, season ends

Catholic Central junior Spencer Wilker holds his jersey to his face moments after Thursday's game while the Crusaders celebrate. (Rick Benavides/Standard Press)

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor OCONOMOWOC – Free throws. Basketball players shoot them at the end of practice, and a swish means practice is over. A miss means the entire team must run laps. They can win games, but they can also end seasons. The latter was the painful […]

 
 

Fast start propels Catholic Central to regional title

Fast start propels Catholic Central to regional title

    By Bud Milroy Sports Correspondent A 17-3 first quarter advantage helped give top-seeded Catholic Central (21-4) a 57-46 victory over second-seeded Black Hawk (19-6) in a WIAA Division 5 regional championship Saturday night. Now, the Toppers move to sectionals, where they will face Central Wisconsin Christian on Thursday […]

 
 

Lady Demons notch first playoff victory since ’07

Ellen Stang (11) is congratulated by teammates earlier in the season. The senior set the school single-season rebounding record Tuesday night. She has 278 for her career. (Mike Ramczyk/Standard Press)

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor Two weeks ago, when the Burlington girls basketball team found out it would host a playoff game, coach Mary Parker said the team was poised for a run. Tuesday night’s regional opener at home against Elkhorn proved the first-year coach was on to something. […]

 
 

Alley Tally: River City Lanes, Waterford

3/1/14 A League Of Our Own High Game:  Brian Wojcik 237 High Series:  Brian Wojcik 610 Other High Series:  Jay Fennig 544, Harold Lingar 533, Matt Dean 525   Saturday Night Bowling Buddies High Game:  Tom Klein 203 High Series:  Kent Meier 581 Other High Series:  Tom Klein 568, Scott […]

 
 

Burlington girls hoops hosts playoff opener Tuesday

Burlington girls hoops hosts playoff opener Tuesday

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The host Demons utilized an 11-4 fourth quarter to pick up their seventh win of the season Feb. 21, a 38-31 triumph over Delavan-Darien. Burlington senior Ellen Stang, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, dominated both ends of the floor for 14 points and 15 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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