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STATE VOLLEYBALL: Marquette ends Burlington’s Cinderella story

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Marquette ends Burlington’s Cinderella story

    By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com   MILWAUKEE – Burlington fans can try to blame it on the quick turnaround, playing a match just 16 hours after an emotionally-draining, physically-grueling five-game battle. Or they can point to the fact that the Burlington boys volleyball team beat itself and played its […]

 
 

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Stay tuned today for live Twitter updates

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Stay tuned today for live Twitter updates

  MILWAUKEE – The Burlington boys volleyball team (16-11) may be entering today’s WIAA state tournament as an underdog, but the program’s history would say otherwise. This is the fifth time the Demons have advanced to Wisconsin’s elite 8, and the second time in three years. In 2012, a more […]

 
 

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Burlington drops heartbreaker in five games

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Burlington drops heartbreaker in five games

  GREEN BAY – A chilling mention came across my Twitter feed Thursday. A Muskego girls volleyball supporter predicted the Warriors would beat the heavily-favored Burlington Demons Friday night in a Division 1 state semifinal at the Resch Center. His exact quote was “It’s state. The best team doesn’t always […]

 
 

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Stay tuned for Burlington-Muskego live updates

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Stay tuned for Burlington-Muskego live updates

  GREEN BAY – I just touched down in Green Bay for tonight’s showdown between Burlington and Muskego girls volleyball. Check out LIVE game updates, scores, photos, funny and more here on www.myracinecounty.com all night long starting at 7 p.m. from the Resch Center. Also, follow me on Twitter @mikeramczyk17 […]

 
 

Burlington volleyball has one goal – win it all

Burlington volleyball has one goal – win it all

Determination, depth have Burlington built for success   It’s not something you’d expect a team to do just two days before a state tournament. The Burlington girls volleyball players laid out on the BHS gymnasium floor moments before practice Tuesday afternoon, pens in hand. They were fast at work, taking […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Advance tickets for Burlington-Wilmot playoff football on sale

Advance tickets for Burlington-Wilmot playoff football on sale

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor BURLINGTON – It isn’t a game you will want to miss. All signs points to another classic, much like the one these two teams encountered in a four-overtime clash back on Oct. 10. High school football games don’t reach overtime, much less four extra frames. […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Burlington-Wilmot Vol. 2, Catholic Central earns home game

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Burlington-Wilmot Vol. 2, Catholic Central earns home game

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, or WIAA, the state’s high school sports governing body, knocked it out of the park regarding the Southern Lakes Conference when it determined playoff brackets Saturday. Burlington (5-4), Wilmot (6-3), Waterford (6-3) and Elkhorn all finished 5-2 in conference […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: You really can’t please everyone

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: You really can’t please everyone

Demons battle Elks with outright SLC title at stake   In my 10 years of covering high school sports, I’ve never had a dilemma quite like the one I experienced Friday night. Both Burlington football teams, Burlington and Catholic Central, were in first-place conference matchups. I knew I couldn’t be […]

 
 
 
 
 

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