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Waterford Senior Legion two and done at state

Mark Wallace fires a pitch during regionals for Waterford. (Rick Benavides/Waterford Post)

    By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent The Waterford Senior Legion baseball team learned it is the eighth-best in Wisconsin at the Wisconsin American Legion Class AAA State Tournament July 30 to Aug. 3 in Plover. Plover is about 15 miles northeast of Wisconsin Rapids and about three hours from […]

 
 

Burlington trap squad continues shooting tradition

Burlington trap squad continues shooting tradition

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor Not every kid can run a 4.4 40-yard dash. They all can’t dunk a basketball or hit a baseball 400 feet. But just about every kid can shoot a gun. And in Burlington, kids as young as 9 or 10 are working on their […]

 
 

Burlington little league still alive in Indy

Burlington 12U all-stars huddle during last week's 6-5 win over Kentucky. (Submitted/Standard Press)

Team earns 3 seed, will play today on ESPN   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor Facing the brink of elimination Tuesday in pool play of the Little League Central Region tournament in Indianapolis, the Burlington 12U All-Stars relied on their horse, Trent Turzenski. The tall, intimidating pitcher needed to pitch the […]

 
 

Union Grove legion advances to state tourney

Union Grove legion advances to state tourney

  By Tim Wester Sports Correspondent Union Grove Post 171 Senior Legion baseball team coach Mike Arendt can’t wait to show off his pitching depth in the Wisconsin State American Legion Class AA Tournament in Baraboo. Union Grove (12-9), who is ranked third in the state in the Class AA […]

 
 

Junior Legion hangs, but exits early at state

Ben Golon limited St. Mary Central to only one run, but it wasn't enough as the Trashers bats went silent. (Rick Benavides/Standard Press)

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor They weren’t the favorites by any means. Entering last weekend’s Junior Legion state tournament at Beaumont Field in Burlington, the 16U Trashers faced an uphill climb against some of the state’s best. Though the team lost its first two games last Thurdsday and Friday […]

 
 

Hawk’s View Golf Club even better with dad

Hawk’s View Golf Club even better with dad

Golf series begins with one of state’s best courses   Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in Sports Editor Mike Ramczyk’s summer golf series. He will be sampling a couple area courses and writing about his shenanigans. Know of a good course, or would you like to play with […]

 
 

Year-round dedication fuels 12U little leaguers

Burlington 12U all-star coaches run through a gauntlet of fans at the end of Wednesday's parade, which started at the Hintz diamonds off Maryland Street and finished at Wehmhoff Park behind the Burlington Public Library. (Mike Ramczyk/Standard Press)

Team becomes fourth to advance to Indy   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The Burlington Little League 12U All-Stars are six wins away from the sport’s promised land – the Little League World Series. Thanks to a 9-4 thrashing of Madison East in the state championship game Friday night in […]

 
 

Waterford Senior Legion bounces back, advances to state

The Waterford Senior Legion baseball team includes coaches John Todryk and Jimmy Merlo, along with players Nate Lauer, Jack Ritzman, Mark Wallace, Trace Hunsucker, Ross Gunderson, Ryan Moritz, Josh Kurth, Ben Folger, Austin Baker, Dylan Malecki, Nick Ruffalo, Tyler Terrian, Ryan Borchardt, Michael Schmidt, Tony Ray and Matt Wezyk. (Rick Benavides/Waterford Post)

Team features players from Waterford, Burlington, East Troy   By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent The Waterford Senior Legion baseball team will not change its game for the Wisconsin American Legion Class AAA State Tournament. Waterford is participating in the tournament, which started Wednesday and continues through Sunday, at Plover. Plover […]

 
 

Southern Lakes Blue Devils capture first victory

Southern Lakes Blue Devils capture first victory

  By Chris Bennett SPORTS CORRESPONDENT It took better than half of the season, but the Southern Lakes Blue Devils posted their first win of the year July 26 in an Ironman Football League game at Westosha Central High School in Paddock Lake. The Blue Devils defeated the Kenosha Cougars, […]

 
 

Another week, another district title for little league

Members of the Burlington U10/11 All-Stars are: (bottom row, from left) Kale Dietz and Joe Zuleger.  (Middle) Markus Thomsen, Cody Carlson, Zach Wallace, Dane Kornely, Grant Koenen, Mason McIntyre, Joey Berezowitz, Ethan Safar, Chase Ketterhagen and Ben Rummler. (Back row) Coach Todd Auseth, manager Troy Ketterhagen and coach Scott Safar.  (Submitted/Standard Press)

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor Is there a magic ingredient in the celebratory Capri Suns? Is Dairy Queen spiking blizzards with some secret serum? Whatever the case, the little league all-stars in this city are really good, and they are making a mockery out of the area competition. One […]

 
 
 
 
 

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