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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 […]


Franklin falters in second half, falls to Arrowhead in state championship

Franklin players pose with their state runners-up silver ball after the game.

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor MADISON – This one is going to sting for awhile. Costly turnovers and penalties prevented the Frankin football team from its first-ever Division 1 state football title Friday night. Arrowhead secured its second consecutive championship with a 45-24 victory, but the final score was […]


2013 Fall All-Southern Lakes Conference list: Did your kid make it?

2013 Fall All-Southern Lakes Conference list: Did your kid make it?

  Football   First team offense – Jesse Collins, QB, Delavan-Darien. Stephen Rodriguez, WR, DD. J.K. Witkofski, WR, Union Grove. Andrew Allen, RB, Lake Geneva Badger. Jake Bauer, RB, Waterford. John Damrow, TE, DD. Logan Tenney, OL, LGB. Alek Henderson, OL, WAT. Erik Sundstrom, OL, LGB. Chris Runjo, OL, Burlington. […]


Legends of the Fall: Rueter, Dolatowski, Bauer earn top honors

Burlington sophomore Ali Rueter's versatility helped the Lady Demons advance to a Division 1 sectional final. (Photo by Mike Ramczyk)

    It’s freezing outside finally, and I don’t like it. Winter is officially here, as the final fall state tournaments, boys volleyball and swimming, wrapped up last weekend. Westosha Central was ousted in the first round in boys volleyball, Burlington fans. With the first basketball games tipping off Tuesday […]


Wanasek exacts revenge at state

Ellie Petrie zips through the water in a recent meet. She and four other Demons competed at state last weekend. (Photo by Tom Ganser)

  By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent   Burlington Combined’s Sara Wanasek experienced a bit of redemption Nov. 16 at the WIAA Division 1 Girls’ State Swimming and Diving Meet at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium in Madison. Wanasek turned in the Demons’ best individual performances, finishing 11th in the 500-yard […]


Franklin football relishes first chance to play state power Arrowhead

Franklin football relishes first chance to play state power Arrowhead

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor   On Friday at 4 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Franklin faces its toughest test of the season, Arrowhead. The defending state champions have seven Wisconsin Badger recruits and a state pedigree that’s unmatched. The two will battle for the coveted gold […]


Passing the test: Franklin manhandles Mukwonago, advances to second state title game

Passing the test: Franklin manhandles Mukwonago, advances to second state title game

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor KETTLE MORAINE – Franklin football coach Louis Brown and his staff and players treat Saturday, the day after Friday night games, as their day of rest. A day to relax. One where members of the program focus on family and recharging their batteries. This […]


Burlington swimmers eager for state meet

Burlington swimmers (from left) Sara Wanasek, Kaley Brown, Olivia Wanasek, DeAnn Jones and Ellie Petrie will compete at state in Madison this weekend. The Wanaseks and Petrie go to the Burlington High School, while Jones and Brown attend Waterford. (Photo by Mike Ramczyk)

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor   Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 state swimming meet won’t necessarily be about winning it all for the Burlington Co-op swim team. Burlington’s Sara and Olivia Wanasek and Ellie Petrie along with Waterford’s DeAnn Jones and Kaley Brown are more concerned with finishing with a bang. […]


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