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FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Finally, the real season is here

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Finally, the real season is here

  From the first day of training camp in August, teams think about this week. Playoff week. Seven whole days of pure bliss starting with Saturday’s release of the WIAA playoff brackets. It’s the best time of year to be a high school sports fan, as the best teams in […]

 
 

Burlington swimmers breeze past Whippets

Burlington swimmers breeze past Whippets

  By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent The Burlington Combined girls high school swimming team routed Whitewater 140-30 Oct. 14 in a Southern Lakes Conference meet at Whitewater. Burlington Combined consists of Burlington, Waterford, Union Grove, Burlington Catholic Central and East Troy. The Demons won six of 11 events and finished […]

 
 

Fishing in the mist

Fishing in the mist

Vapor rises from the White River at Wagner Park in Burlington Wednesday morning as a woman fishes along the riverbank. Temperatures dipped below freezing early Wednesday, but sunny skies soon had the thermometer on the way up. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

 
 

Demons finish season strong despite loss

Demons finish season strong despite loss

Milton downs Burlington in playoff opener   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The 2014 season may not have resulted in any wins for the Burlington boys soccer team, but steady improvement throughout the season has coach Phil Molitor optimistic for next year. “It is difficult to be satisfied with a season […]

 
 

Game day fun

Game day fun

Visitors to the United Way Packers Tailgate party enjoy the silent auction Oct. 12 at Plaza Theater in Burlington. The event raised more than $5,000 for United Way. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: You really can’t please everyone

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: You really can’t please everyone

Demons battle Elks with outright SLC title at stake   In my 10 years of covering high school sports, I’ve never had a dilemma quite like the one I experienced Friday night. Both Burlington football teams, Burlington and Catholic Central, were in first-place conference matchups. I knew I couldn’t be […]

 
 

Why are Catholic Central sports so successful?

Why are Catholic Central sports so successful?

Dedicated coaches, parents help beat small-school odds     By Mike Moore Sports Correspondent Talent alone can’t explain it. No doubt, the kids who take the field, court, course, or mat for Catholic Central High School generally have as much natural athletic talent as the opponent across from them. But […]

 
 

Looking like fall

Looking like fall

A few straight days of rain didn’t appear to have any affect on the decorations at St. Mary’s Grade School, which had a huge pumpkin and other fall foliage out to decorate the sign advertising the fall dance. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

 
 

Burlington football brings back the good old days

Burlington football brings back the good old days

Football team clinches share of 1st SLC title since 1996     By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor When Burlington High School football coach Steve Tenhagen finally got off Frank Bucci Field in Wilmot Friday night around 10:15 p.m., his cell phone had blown up with more than 30 text messages. […]

 
 

Chocolate City Invite brings out runners’ best

Chocolate City Invite brings out runners’ best

Demons, Toppers shine at local meet     By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The venue may have changed, but the Burlington cross country teams felt right at home at their Chocolate City Invite Saturday. Competing in morning weather that resembled Christmas time much more than the beginning of fall, both […]

 
 
 
 
 

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