Burlington High School

Numbers aside, future bright for gym squad

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports Editor A year ago, the Burlington/Badger/Wilmot gymnastics team took the state by storm, setting a new Division 1 state record and dominating throughout the regular season. But the squad came up short of the state title – maybe the only goal the team didn’t accomplish. That […]


Demon girls drop season opener to Hartford

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT The Burlington High School girls basketball team kicked off its season at Hartford Tuesday and were dealt a 49-40 loss. “It was a decent start (to our season),” head coach Gordon Nikolic said. The Demon girls led 11-7 in the first quarter, but Hartford scored […]


Coach, son earn All-State honors for BHS

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports Editor For years, Burlington High School boys volleyball coach Tim Gesteland has waited for his players to get the kind of recognition he felt they deserved on the state stage. Before the start of last week’s state boys volleyball tournament, the coach not only got his […]


Demons come up just short of state title

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports Editor There are first times for everything, or so the saying goes. Needless to say, though, cramping for the first time ever isn’t something you want to have happen in the WIAA state championship match. BHS libero Garrett Schilling found that out the hard way Saturday […]


BHS boys headed back to sectional final

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports Editor It was a bizarre night of boys volleyball pretty much across the state Tuesday night in the WIAA sectional semifinals. Nine of the 16 semifinals went at least four sets – including Burlington’s 22-25, 25-10, 25-12, 25-18 win over Kenosha Tremper. Burlington, the top seed […]


Demons bounced out of WIAA football playoffs

By Jennifer Eisenbart SPORTS EDITOR In the end Friday night, the Burlington High School football team just didn’t have an answer for Watertown quarterback Tarek Yaeggi. Yaeggi completed 21 of 30 passes for 293 yards and five touchdowns in Friday’s WIAA Division 2 Level One playoff game, as the Goslings […]


BHS boys claim SEC title

By Jennifer Eisenbart SPORTS EDITOR The Burlington High School boys volleyball team wasn’t perfect Saturday at the Southeast Conference tour-nament. In fact, the Demons even lost a set in pool play, forcing them in a position where they had to sweep rival Westosha Central to win the pool. Burlington did […]


Two Demon runners just miss qualifying for state

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT It was oh-so-close for two Burlington High School cross country runners at Saturday’s sectional meet held at Grant Park in South Milwaukee. “(Michael) Pauly missed qualifying for state by one place,” head coach Rick Koceja noted. Kit Kocha missed qualifying by two places, finishing just […]


Demon girls win regional title

By Jennifer Eisenbart SPORTS EDITOR For the most part Saturday night, the Stoughton girls volleyball team looked at a loss of what to do against Burlington. The Demons dominated the first two sets of the WIAA Division 1 regional final, then rallied after Stoughton grabbed an early lead in set […]


Demons finish SEC season undefeated

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports Editor For the first time in Tim Gesteland’s 15 years as head coach of the Burlington High School boys volleyball team, the Demons finished the Southeast Conference season undefeated. The Demons put the finishing touches on that achievement Monday night, sweeping Kenosha Tremper 25-18, 25-22, 25-10. […]


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