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Dalton’s legacy lives on

Dalton’s legacy lives on

  The news sent shockwaves through the Burlington community Monday. Don Dalton, the winningest coach in Burlington High School football history, died at the age of 75. With more than 200 career victories and only 57 losses, Dalton was about winning and dominating the opponent. He wanted to get the […]

 
 

The silver lining: Losses shouldn’t tarnish shining seasons

The silver lining: Losses shouldn’t tarnish shining seasons

  These days, it’s easy to fall victim to the moment. We can be so quick to judge, whether it’s ridiculous adulation for the victor or scornful criticism of the loser. This lesson was learned again last week, when both the Burlington baseball and girls soccer squads lost on the […]

 
 

Baseball, softball playoffs set: Burlington earns No. 1 seed, hosts sectional

Baseball, softball playoffs set: Burlington earns No. 1 seed, hosts sectional

  It’s a great time to be a sports fan. There are the NHL and NBA playoffs, and the WIAA high school postseason is in full swing. Softball playoffs start this week, and baseball playoffs begin next week. It’s going to be a crazy time of driving across the area […]

 
 

Are we missing the point with Burlington vs. Catholic Central?

Are we missing the point with Burlington vs. Catholic Central?

  Last weekend’s Racine County Baseball Showcase sparked an interesting discussion among several area sports parents and coaches. Burlington vs. Catholic Central. David vs. Goliath. The big dog against the little puppy. With all eight baseball teams getting together in Burlington last weekend, and the upcoming Racine County invites for […]

 
 

SLN ALL-AREA BOYS BASKETBALL: Mukwonago’s Hau, Williams, Klug lead second annual squad

SLN ALL-AREA BOYS BASKETBALL: Mukwonago’s Hau, Williams, Klug lead second annual squad

SLN All-Area Boys Basketball   First team spans four counties   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com They say variety is the spice of life. After having several clear-cut favorites for Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area Girls Basketball player of the year last week, the choice was a bit more difficult on the […]

 
 

SLN ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Shiffler edges Smith-Traore, Beyer for top player

SLN ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Shiffler edges Smith-Traore, Beyer for top player

2017 Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area Girls Basketball   Second annual SLN team features 15 teams, unique first team   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com Throw convention out the window. This isn’t your mom and dad’s All-Area team. A passion for the unusual and an overall unwillingness to leave out deserving stars […]

 
 

What to follow this spring, March Madness, winter studs

What to follow this spring, March Madness, winter studs

The days are officially getting longer, and the temperatures are heating up. No more staying inside all day and watching “Frozen” on repeat with the baby. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. And though we all know Wisconsin could decide to drop a foot of snow on […]

 
 

Chemistry, deep talent pool helping Westosha Central make area boys basketball history

Chemistry, deep talent pool helping Westosha Central make area boys basketball history

WIAA Division 2 Sectional Final: Westosha Central (20-5) vs. Waunakee (23-2), 1 p.m., Saturday, Middleton High School   BURLINGTON – It was one of the most electric atmospheres I have seen in my 10+ years covering high school basketball. At Burlington High School Thursday night, a massive parking lot that […]

 
 

SPORTS CHECK: March Madness brings out the best in all of us

SPORTS CHECK: March Madness brings out the best in all of us

  It’s the beginning of March, so the energy and atmosphere inside basketball gyms will be turned up to 1,000 in anticipation of some of the most exciting games of the year. At 23-8, the Wisconsin Badgers are a shoe-in, fresh off two Final Fours and a Sweet 16 appearance […]

 
 

Follow state wrestling championship on Facebook Live tonight

Follow state wrestling championship on Facebook Live tonight

  MADISON – Hey there, wrestling fans, I just touched down in Madison in preparation for this evening’s WIAA state wrestling championship round. Elkhorn’s Benji Peak (44-2) is taking on Hortonville’s Jake Barnett (43-3) in the 126-pound championship at the Kohl Center in Madison, and we’re bringing you the action […]

 
 
 
 
 

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