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Burlington swimmers making huge strides

By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent   The Burlington Combined boys’ swimming team is already improving on last season, and their year is but a few meets old. The team won just two dual meets last season and finished sixth in the seven-team Southern Lakes Conference, which competes in a different […]


Catholic Central boys basketball will lean on experience

Catholic Central's Gavin Foote (left) and Waterford's Trace Hunsucker battle for a loose ball last year. Hunsucker led the Wolverines in every major category. (Photo by Rick Benavides)

By Bud Milroy Sports Correspondent   The Toppers will finally get a chance to see if experience matters. The 2013-2014 Catholic Central squad returns all five starters this season along with several part-time starters. The question now is can all that experience translate into victories in the super tough Metro […]


Burlington wrestlers seeking third straight dominant season

Burlington's Isaiah Brenner manuevers out of a Tanner Cadman hold. Cadman won by decision.

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor   A few years ago, the expectation for the Burlington wrestling program was just to get to individual and team state. Now, it’s not about getting there, it’s about winning the whole thing. With two consecutive team state trips and four returning individual state qualifiers, […]


Rueters, Spieker lead 2013 All-Area Volleyball squad

Senior Nolan Rueter was the lone Burlington High School athlete to earn Player of the Year honors.

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor It’s a sport popularized at graduation parties and beach outings. Volleyball is a game just about anyone can play, but at the high school level it’s divided into boys and girls. Growing up, I remember playing with cousins, boys and girls, on the same teams. […]


EXCLUSIVE 1-ON-1: Legendary football coach leaving Big Foot for Beloit Memorial

Big Foot coach Rodney Wedig (right) was escorted off the field due to an alleged threat from a parent. (Photo by Dave Baker)

Wedig excited to lead another program from obscurity to pinnacle By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor WALWORTH – What more can Rodney Wedig do? The Big Foot teacher, who coached the Chiefs football team the past 11 seasons, has a resume at the school reserved for folk lore and how-to coaching […]


Waterford girls hoops built to contend for conference crown

By Tim Wester Sports Correspondent   Last season the WIAA women’s basketball state tournament experienced six degrees of Waterford High School. Four different state tournament teams shared the common connection of playing Waterford last season. While that common bond wasn’t kind to the Wolverines, who finished with a 13-10 record […]


Union Grove team to beat in deep Southern Lakes Conference

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor   The hype is on overload for the Union Grove boys basketball team right now. Picked as the Southern Lakes Conference favorites by the Wisconsin Sports Network’s annual yearbook, the Broncos, equipped with five returning starters, aren’t letting the experts down. With another victory Tuesday […]


Burlington boys hoops starting from scratch

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor During the past three seasons, the Burlington boys basketball team has been the gold standard in the Southern Lakes Conference. Three straight conference titles. Only three conference losses. Three straight players of the year. That supremacy is already being challenged. Burlington lost its conference opener […]


Bauer, Aldrich, Heiligenthal lead 2013 All-Area Football squad

Waterford senior Jake Bauer (32) has been running away from defenders this past month. He has amassed 592 yards in his last four games, all Waterford wins. Waterford and Wilmot host Division 2 playoff games Friday, while Catholic Central and Elkhorn are on the road. Badger and Big Foot, two top teams, also host action Friday. Pick up Thursday's Burlington Standard Press to see who Sports Editor Mike Ramczyk thinks will win Friday night. Happy playoffs!

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor   The state football championships wrapped up last weekend. I was on the field at Camp Randall Stadium, just about paradise for any sports lover. The team I was covering, Franklin (we have a paper in Franklin called the Chronicle), lost to state heavyweight […]


Alley Tally: Towne & Country, River City Lanes

Towne & Country Lanes, Burlington   11/8/13 Fri Jolly Seniors Womens High Game: Kathy Mandrell – 192 Womens High Series: Kathy Mandrell – 516 Mens High Game: Al Blum – 235 Mens High Series: Al Blum – 572 Other High Series: Jim Olson – 566, Dick Finster – 552, Jack […]


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