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Undefeated Whitewater basketball rewriting record books

Undefeated Whitewater basketball rewriting record books

At 22-0, state’s No. 1 team opens playoffs Friday     By Tim Wester Sports Correspondent   Every season Whitewater High girls basketball coach Judy Harms comes up with a theme for her basketball team. This season, Harms’ theme for the Whippets is to write their own history. And that’s […]

 
 

The good side of sports: Delavan special ed student realizes hoops dream

The good side of sports: Delavan special ed student realizes hoops dream

  Sports aren’t only about winning or losing. Sometimes, they’re about putting yourself out there and showing vulnerability, no matter the situation. On Friday night in Delavan, the Burlington and Delavan-Darien girls basketball teams gave one inspirational player the chance to live out her dream of playing high school basketball. […]

 
 

Lake Geneva Badger bounces Burlington, stakes claim as SLC’s best

Lake Geneva Badger bounces Burlington, stakes claim as SLC’s best

Badger on fire under legendary coach     LAKE GENEVA – The first-place throw down for Southern Lakes Conference supremacy came down to the final seconds Thursday night at Lake Geneva Badger High School. Second-place Burlington, which overcame a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to tie the game at 62-62, needed […]

 
 

For once, Burlington gymnastics plays the underdog

For once, Burlington gymnastics plays the underdog

  It’s been one of the best sports programs in the entire area the past four seasons. Four Division 1 state runner-up finishes. Four conference championships. More than 20 individual state championships. The Burlington/Badger/Wilmot gymnastics squad, which also includes kids from Union Grove and Catholic Central, enjoyed the past three […]

 
 

TEAM OF THE YEAR: Burlington volleyball girls made it look easy

TEAM OF THE YEAR: Burlington volleyball girls made it look easy

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The numbers speak for themselves. The Burlington girls volleyball squad was ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin in Division 1 most of the 2014 season. Their final record of 42-4 was a dream for most teams. Burlington advanced to its fifth WIAA Division 1 state […]

 
 

My extreme close-up at Lambeau Field

My extreme close-up at Lambeau Field

  You can’t turn on national sports television, radio or read a newspaper right now without somebody talking about the “non-catch.” Of course, I’m referring to the play in Sunday’s Packers-Cowboys playoff game where Dez Bryant seemingly caught the ball but was robbed of the grab due to instant replay. […]

 
 

PACKERS-COWBOYS PREDICTIONS: Sorry Tony, “experts” staying true to Green Bay

PACKERS-COWBOYS PREDICTIONS: Sorry Tony, “experts” staying true to Green Bay

    GREEN BAY – Good morning, and happy Packers-Cowboys day, Wisconsin. Moreover, happy Tony Romo day to Burlington. We are a mere two hours from kickoff at Lambeau Field between the visiting No. 3 seed Dallas Cowboys (13-4) and No. 2 Green Bay (12-4). Burlington Standard Press News Editor […]

 
 

Follow Standard Press live at Lambeau Field Sunday

Follow Standard Press live at Lambeau Field Sunday

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor APPLETON – I just touched down about 15 minutes ago here in lovely Appleton at a more-than-choice hotel. I’m only a half hour from the football mecca of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, where News Editor Jennifer Eisenbart and I will be live on […]

 
 

SPORTS STORIES OF THE YEAR: Coaching changes, state tourney drama highlight 2014

SPORTS STORIES OF THE YEAR: Coaching changes, state tourney drama highlight 2014

It’s been a special year for me. I became a dad for the first time back in May, and life couldn’t be more of an adventure. Coraline Rose is a beautiful seven-month-old who is crawling fast and standing on whatever she can climb. She is eating big people food, singing […]

 
 

A local sports reporter makes his pro wrestling debut

A local sports reporter makes his pro wrestling debut

By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent Many of us have a list of activities we hope to accomplish before our time on Earth is done. It’s our “bucket list,” as they say. Well, last weekend gave me a once-in-a-lifetime shot to check off one of mine, and let me tell you, […]

 
 
 
 
 

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