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Junior Demons baseball tryouts set for Burlington High School

The Junior Demon Baseball team is holding two free tryouts at Burlington High School over the next two weeks. The team, which plays in the Wisconsin Major YBL League, is offering tryouts on either Aug. 9 or 14 for players entering seventh and eighth grades. The tryout will take place […]

 
 

‘Soup’ brings the flavor: Burlington’s Campbell earns All-Area player of the year

‘Soup’ brings the flavor: Burlington’s Campbell earns All-Area player of the year

  SLN All-Area Baseball 2017   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com After a magical 2016 season that saw the Burlington Demons win their first state baseball championship, the pitching outlook was a huge question mark entering this season. Gone was 2016 All-Area Player of the Year Aaron Mutter and Wichita State […]

 
 

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: State qualifier Burlington leads SLC-heavy first team

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: State qualifier Burlington leads SLC-heavy first team

2nd annual squad features players from 15 schools     By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com Last week’s All-Area Softball squad was dominated by western Kenosha County, with six selections representing Wilmot and Westosha Central high schools. For baseball, the 15-team Southern Lakes Newspapers coverage area saw Burlington return to its second […]

 
 

Raising the Hri-bar: Power surge lifts Union Grove slugger to area player of the year

Raising the Hri-bar: Power surge lifts Union Grove slugger to area player of the year

  SLN All-Area Player of the Year Hribar hit 17 homers from leadoff spot   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com Talk about a transitional year. One season after advancing to the WIAA Division 1 state quarterfinals in Madison, the Union Grove softball squad began its state follow-up with an uphill climb. […]

 
 

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Wilmot, Westosha Central dominate Southern Lakes-heavy 1st team

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Wilmot, Westosha Central dominate Southern Lakes-heavy 1st team

  Second annual squad features players from Racine, Walworth, Kenosha, Waukesha counties   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com For the second consecutive season, a Southern Lakes Conference player takes our top spot. Not enough can be said about Union Grove senior catcher Kallista Hribar, who hit a whopping .658 this season […]

 
 

BURLINGTON FLOOD: From tragedy comes perspective

BURLINGTON FLOOD: From tragedy comes perspective

  You really don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone. Joni Mitchell hit the nail on the head, and those words rang truer than ever last week in my beloved hometown of Burlington. One minute, you’re scrambling throughout town, trying to get the best photos of the flooding, taking […]

 
 

No-name Brewers can call themselves contenders

No-name Brewers can call themselves contenders

  As a lifelong Milwaukee Brewers fan, I’ve been extremely hesitant to jump on the theory that they are contenders. We’ve seen this story before – small-market team gets hot in the first half, only to fizzle in the second half. No matter how imposing it is to think that […]

 
 

Fun, family and fireworks on the 4th

Fun, family and fireworks on the 4th

  The Fourth of July is a time for family, fun and fireworks. It also just so happens to coincide with the greatest things about summer, Summerfest and the Milwaukee Brewers season. This extended holiday weekend was jam-packed with friends, family and adventures, and got more “America” than I’ve ever […]

 
 

Braveheart: Burlington teacher, coach leaving for tour in Iraq

Braveheart: Burlington teacher, coach leaving for tour in Iraq

Sireno did first tour in Afghanistan in 2011   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com “The first time you hear a rocket go off, you realize it’s kind of crazy.” Burlington resident Andrew Sireno, 31, recalls his first stint with the United States Army overseas, in Afghanistan in 2011, when he volunteered […]

 
 

Romo reminisces on football career, anxious for next chapter on TV

Romo reminisces on football career, anxious for next chapter on TV

  By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com For the 14th consecutive summer, 1998 Burlington High School graduate Tony Romo returned home last week for his annual football camp. But this year, the camp took on a much different feel. The press conference, which featured several Milwaukee-area TV stations and newspapers from the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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