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All-Area Player of the Year: Burlington’s Hozeska punished foes in paint

All-Area Player of the Year: Burlington’s Hozeska punished foes in paint

Van Dyke, Hunsucker join standout on first team   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The temperature was a balmy 30 degrees Tuesday afternoon at Riverside Park in Burlington, but that didn’t matter much to Burlington High School senior Frankie Hozeska. The muscular, 6-foot-3 basketball junkie wore tight blue jeans, a […]

 
 

Burlington’s Stang etches name in record books

Burlington’s Stang etches name in record books

Miss Double-Double was best scoring-rebounding threat in area   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor Her friendly, serene demeanor draws you in. Burlington senior Ellen Stang is smart, tall, blonde and can pass as the typical “girly” girl. In fact, Stang modeled bridal dresses last weekend at the Bridal Showcase at […]

 
 

ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Wolverines named area’s queens

ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Wolverines named area’s queens

Blair’s versatility, leadership lands her top spot   With the girls basketball season ending last weekend in Green Bay, it’s time to reflect on a winter to remember. First off, I have to say congratulations to one of our Southern Lakes Newspapers teams, the Whitewater Whippets, on their first state […]

 
 

Burlington cheer squad making name for itself

Burlington cheer squad making name for itself

Girls advance to state for third time in 4 seasons   By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent A cheerleading renaissance is in its infancy at Burlington High School. The Demons advanced to the Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches State Cheer Championships for the third time in four seasons this […]

 
 

Waterford’s magical ride stops at sectional final

Waterford’s magical ride stops at sectional final

Waterford finishes season 23-3, best record since 2006   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor This time, the comeback never came. What resulted was a gut-wrenching loss that left an entire team and community heartbroken, as reality sunk in that a strong chance to make it to state quickly turned into […]

 
 

Sun Prairie sinks Burlington in regional semifinal

Sun Prairie sinks Burlington in regional semifinal

Demons enjoy lead for three quarters, but Cardinals fly in 4th   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor For three quarters last Friday night in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal, the Burlington boys basketball team proved it can play with a much larger, Division 1 powerhouse. Unfortunately for the Demons, […]

 
 

Benavides, Fitzpatrick raise bar with state championships

Benavides, Fitzpatrick raise bar with state championships

Team can’t advance past sectionals for first time in six years   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor Decorated Burlington gymnast Molly Benavides had seemingly done it all on the high school level, with individual state titles and trips to team state. But on Saturday, at the WIAA Division 1 Individual […]

 
 

BOLD PREDICTIONS: Burlington must play mistake-free, Union Grove poised for upset

BOLD PREDICTIONS: Burlington must play mistake-free, Union Grove poised for upset

Boys hoops teams getting mad for March     It’s the mooost wonderful tiiiime of the year. No, I’m not talking about Christmas or college football bowl week. Of course I’m referring to the pure insanity, excitement and Oscar-caliber drama that is March Madness. Whether it’s high school or college […]

 
 

Lady Demons bow out in playoff opener

Lady Demons bow out in playoff opener

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The momentum was shifting. Slowly but surely, the Burlington girls basketball team was inching its way back into a WIAA Division 1 playoff game in the second half Feb. 26 at Oconomowoc. Burlington freshman Jessa Burling’s layup cut the Cooney lead to 48-39, and […]

 
 

BREAKING: Furious comeback lifts Waterford to sectional final

BREAKING: Furious comeback lifts Waterford to sectional final

WIAA D2 SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL: Waterford 53, Monona Grove 51   Seniors spark second straight double-digit comeback     By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor   JANESVILLE – No lead is safe against the comeback kids, who were at it again Thursday night. Waterford senior Shauna Malchine capped a 27-14 rally with […]

 
 
 
 
 

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