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PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: Time to play the big dogs

PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: Time to play the big dogs

Demons, Toppers, Wolverines face stiff challenges   And then there were three. After nearly three months of grueling hits, countless hours in the weight room and film room and plenty of raucous crowds, we’ve reached Week 11 of the 2014 high school football season. Only 112 teams are left in […]

 
 

Leading by example: SLC POY Burling works hard at his craft

Leading by example: SLC POY Burling works hard at his craft

Private QB lessons, new offense changed Burlington senior’s game     By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com The spectacular, jaw-dropping throws and fancy footwork are no accident. Burlington senior quarterback Brad Burling, who was named the Southern Lakes Conference Offensive Player of the Year Monday, hasn’t led the Demons to a 6-4 […]

 
 

WIAA FOOTBALL: Catholic Central smashes Shullsburg

WIAA FOOTBALL: Catholic Central smashes Shullsburg

Three-hour road trip awaits in round two Friday   By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent The Catholic Central football team scored two first-quarter touchdowns and didn’t look back Oct. 24 in its 38-22 victory over Shullsburg in a WIAA Division 7 Level 1 playoff game at home. The Hilltoppers (8-2 overall) […]

 
 

WIAA FOOTBALL: Second-half comeback carries Waterford past South Milwaukee

WIAA FOOTBALL: Second-half comeback carries Waterford past South Milwaukee

  By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent Most look at Waterford’s 21-14 victory against South Milwaukee Oct. 24 in a WIAA Division 2 Level 1 football playoff game at South Milwaukee as an upset. Wolverines coach Adam Bakken is not among the masses. “I guess on paper it was an upset,” […]

 
 

City volleyball squads cruise to sectionals

City volleyball squads cruise to sectionals

Demons, Toppers will be challenged this week   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor They took care of business, and it really wasn’t close. Both the Burlington and Catholic Central girls volleyball squads advanced to this week’s sectionals thanks to dominant, three-set victories on Saturday. In a Division 1 sectional, host […]

 
 

Experience trumps outcome for state tennis team

Experience trumps outcome for state tennis team

    By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent They lost their only match, but Burlington High School’s Lydia Crabtree and Hannah Cook enjoyed their time at the WIAA Division 1 Girls Tennis Individual Championships Oct. 17 at the University of Wisconsin’s Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison. “They really played well,” Burlington […]

 
 

WIAA Football: Thrilling TD pass, last-second missed kick propel Burlington past Wilmot

WIAA Football: Thrilling TD pass, last-second missed kick propel Burlington past Wilmot

  By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com   BURLINGTON – The Burlington football team couldn’t have asked for a better situation Friday night at home in a WIAA Division 2 Level 1 playoff against visiting Wilmot. Seemingly a microcosm of a season that’s featured dramatic, pulse-pounding finishes, out-of-this-world plays and nail-biting comebacks, the […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Catholic Central runners overcome adversity for strong showing

Catholic Central runners overcome adversity for strong showing

  By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent The Catholic Central High School boys and girls cross country teams did not overlook the Metro Classic Conference Cross Country Meet Oct. 18 at UW-Parkside in Kenosha. The Hilltoppers overcame illness, runners with other commitments and lousy weather and finished third in both the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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