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Season ends in heartbreak for Catholic Central softball

Season ends in heartbreak for Catholic Central softball

Late rally thwarted by error, walk-off   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com OAKFIELD – Sydney Robson immediately broke down in tears after the conclusion of Tuesday’s WIAA Division 5 softball sectional semifinal in Oakfield. The Catholic Central senior pitcher sat and sobbed behind the dugout for a few extra minutes, as […]

 
 

Never say die: Schmalfeldt’s late blast sparks epic comeback, Burlington one win from state

Never say die: Schmalfeldt’s late blast sparks epic comeback, Burlington one win from state

WIAA Division 1 Sectional Semifinal: (2) Burlington 7, (6) Elkhorn 6 (8 innings) Demons advance to sectional final after improbable five-run seventh   By Andrew Horschak Sports Correspondent Trailing by five runs going into the bottom of the seventh inning, there were no sad faces or hanging heads in the […]

 
 

Union Grove sends five to sectional track

  By Tim Wester Sports Correspondent Coming into regionals, Union Grove track and field coach Mike Mikula figured to have one or two sectional qualifiers. The Broncos more than doubled Mikula’s expectations with five sectional qualifiers at the WIAA Division 1 Kenosha Bradford regional Tuesdays, May 22. Seniors Andrew Thompkins […]

 
 

Burlington golf fires best round of season

Burlington golf fires best round of season

  By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com It can’t be easy for a new coach to find success quickly. Throughout the season, the Burlington boys golfers have struggled with scores in the high 90s and 100s, and the squad has been feeling things out under new coach Nick Schilleman. But progress makes […]

 
 

Robson’s dominance lifts Catholic Central softball to sectionals

Robson’s dominance lifts Catholic Central softball to sectionals

Toppers travel to No. 1 Oakfield Tuesday   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com BURLINGTON – Sydney Robson isn’t her class Valedictorian by accident. Just ask the Randolph Rockets softball team. The Catholic Central senior pitcher not only is one of the most talented players in the state, but her intelligence also […]

 
 

Burlington softball rallies to capture regional championship

Burlington softball rallies to capture regional championship

Burlington hosts Elkhorn Tuesday in sectional semifinal   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com BURLINGTON – Coaches constantly preach the value of experience. Senior leadership. It’s something that can separate the good teams from the great teams, and usually the most high-pressure situations reveal a team’s level of experience. Enter Thursday’s WIAA […]

 
 

Union Grove soccer edges defending champ Burlington for 1st conference title in school history

Union Grove soccer edges defending champ Burlington for 1st conference title in school history

Panyk’s goal proves to be the difference in close battle     By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com UNION GROVE – The midfield team hug simply wasn’t going to be enough after a win this big. So Daphne Sieg and the rest of her Union Grove girls soccer teammates, moments after a […]

 
 

Friend: ‘Leave the girlfriends at home’

Friend: ‘Leave the girlfriends at home’

Toppers falter in last week of conference schedule, rebound on senior night   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com Catholic Central baseball head coach Jim Friend was livid after last Thursday’s game at Simmons Field in Kenosha, the home of the Kenosha Kingfish. He just witnessed his team fall to Kenosha St. […]

 
 

Burlington baseball clinches 3rd consecutive conference championship

Burlington baseball clinches 3rd consecutive conference championship

Pitching, confidence, tradition fuel squad that lost big hitters   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com After a devastating home loss to Waterford two weeks ago, the Burlington baseball team’s chances of a third straight Southern Lakes crown seemed doomed. The Demons still had to play in Waterford and had to finish […]

 
 

SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: Lady Toppers shut down Sheboygan Lutheran

SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: Lady Toppers shut down Sheboygan Lutheran

Catholic Central earns another home game, Friday evening at Congress at 5 p.m.   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com BURLINGTON – The game of high school softball is about pitching – simple and plain. The Catholic Central varsity squad, which features only four upperclassmen, has managed to go undefeated in the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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