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Burlington softball hopes to step up in SLC

Burlington softball hopes to step up in SLC

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor Last year, huge strides were made. The Burlington softball team, young as it was, advanced to the program’s first-ever sectional and boasted a 13-10 overall record. The Demons picked up victories over perennial Southern Lakes Conference powers Union Grove and Wilmot. Then, in the […]

 
 

After years of struggle, Catholic Central begins soccer program

After years of struggle, Catholic Central begins soccer program

New soccer program must begin first year as JV squad   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor For years, there weren’t enough interested girls at Catholic Central High School to form a girls soccer program in the spring. And when there weren’t enough girls, even if a few wanted to play, […]

 
 

Crucial losses may not matter for Burlington baseball

Crucial losses may not matter for Burlington baseball

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor When a high school baseball team loses it top two starters, and one was the All-Area Player of the Year, things have the potential to go south in a hurry. But don’t tell that to Burlington baseball coach Scott Staude. The always-optimistic, zest-filled skipper, […]

 
 

Wisconsin basketball fans: Enjoy, this may never happen again

Wisconsin basketball fans: Enjoy, this may never happen again

  By Chris Bennett Contributor The typical Wisconsin sports fan is embarrassingly blessed over the course of the last 20 years. In a closet or dresser drawer there might be a sizable stack of championship T-shirts and sweatshirts that haven’t seen the light of day in quite some time. The […]

 
 

Burlington finds fountain of youth in wrestling

Burlington finds fountain of youth in wrestling

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The wrestling world’s eyes were on Wrestlemania 31 Sunday night. But locally, it isn’t about high-flying moonsaults, Stone Cold stunners or tombstone piledrivers. It’s not the WWF you may know from childhood, but rather the WWF Kids Folkstyle State Tournament, and 13 Burlington boys […]

 
 

ALL-AREA PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Waterford’s Blair puts team above self

ALL-AREA PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Waterford’s Blair puts team above self

Versatile 6-footer is school’s all-time leading scorer   By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent When the young daughters of Waterford High School girls basketball coach Dena Brechtl play with Barbies or their doll house they often name their playtime friends after members of their mother’s squad. One of the young Brechtl’s […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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