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Really, WIAA? Leave those kids alone

Really, WIAA? Leave those kids alone

  Ah, the struggle that is being a high school student. You have to wake up early, be at class on time and often can’t leave the school grounds to enjoy lunch at a fun place to eat like McDonald’s or Wendy’s. Your parents may have you on a tight […]

 
 

Green Bay Packers causing me early mid-life crisis

Green Bay Packers causing me early mid-life crisis

Team opens playoffs Sunday against Redskins   Ah, our beloved Green Bay Packers. Titletown. The Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field, a virtual Mecca of America’s favorite sport. For the past three decades, thanks to consecutive Hall-of-Fame-caliber quarterbacks, along with strong management and a dedicated, die-hard fan base, the Packers have […]

 
 

ALL-AREA FOOTBALL: Catholic Central two-way star Kresken takes crown

ALL-AREA FOOTBALL: Catholic Central two-way star Kresken takes crown

PLAYER OF THE YEAR     Though he always puts team above self and credits the offensive line for his long, punishing runs, Cole Kresken stands alone on the football field. The Catholic Central senior, a two-way athlete who ran for 31 touchdowns and led his team in tackles, recently […]

 
 

ALL-AREA VOLLEYBALL: Improved defense, leadership earn Burlington’s Spieker top spot

ALL-AREA VOLLEYBALL: Improved defense, leadership earn Burlington’s Spieker top spot

2015 All-Area Volleyball   Burlington leads with three first-teamers, Grove adds two     The first snowfall of the season pummeled the area Friday night. Luckily it has melted on my sidewalk (a couple near-falls could’ve been disastrous, especially since my wife is recovering from a broken foot), and we’re […]

 
 

Thanks for another thrilling sports season

Thanks for another thrilling sports season

Catholic Central coach Aldrich reflects on special season   The high school football season lasted nearly four months in the area, with Catholic Central and Lake Geneva Badger both losing in their respective state semifinal games last weekend. Waterford made it to Level 3, and both Union Grove and Wilmot […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Catholic Central, Lake Geneva Badger one win away from state

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Catholic Central, Lake Geneva Badger one win away from state

This weekend is the final Friday night before the state football tournament at Camp Randall Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Badgers, and two area teams have a chance to play on the state’s second-most popular field. Lake Geneva Badger shocked the world, and Catholic Central took care of business, like […]

 
 

Badger’s OT kick shocks Waunakee, Catholic Central rolls to 12-0

Badger’s OT kick shocks Waunakee, Catholic Central rolls to 12-0

  When Lake Geneva Badger snuck into the Division 2 football playoff field as the largest school after years of being the small fish in the massive Division 1 pond, the 7-2 Badgers became a sleeper pick to make some noise this postseason. On Friday night, the Southern Lakes Conference’s […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Waterford, Catholic Central, Lake Geneva Badger all face top seeds

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Waterford, Catholic Central, Lake Geneva Badger all face top seeds

  There are only 56 high school football teams left in the state of Wisconsin that will be playing Friday or Saturday night. Catholic Central, Waterford and Lake Geneva Badger are three of them, and Waterford and Badger represent two of the final eight teams in Division 2. For as […]

 
 

PREDICTIONS: Southern Lakes earns state respect with 4-1 playoff weekend

PREDICTIONS: Southern Lakes earns state respect with 4-1 playoff weekend

Union Grove-Waterford, Wilmot-Waukesha West highlight tonight’s action   Lake Geneva Badger is probably the only Southern Lakes Conference team that was shown respect in terms of seeding for last weekend’s Level One playoff games. Waterford dropped to a 3 seed, Wilmot a 5, Union Grove a 7 and Delavan-Darien a […]

 
 

PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: Flip of coin drops undefeated Catholic Central to No. 2 seed

PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: Flip of coin drops undefeated Catholic Central to No. 2 seed

  The final Friday night of regular season high school football was worth all the hype. There was plenty of history made, a ridiculously impossible comeback and a considerable upset. Catholic Central won its first conference title since 2010, and Union Grove earned its first playoff berth since 2009. Lake […]

 
 
 
 
 

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