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Two for the show: Burlington, Catholic Central volleyball attempt to recreate magic of 2011-12

Two for the show: Burlington, Catholic Central volleyball attempt to recreate magic of 2011-12

Demons earn 4 seed, Toppers 2 games from 1st title in six years   Burlington has seen this movie before. You know, the one where both the Burlington Demons and Catholic Central Hilltoppers make it to the state girls volleyball tournament in the same year. In fact, the Demons and […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: And then there were 3

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: And then there were 3

Mukwonago, East Troy, Waterford could all be underdogs   Whoa. What happened last weekend? The Southern Lakes Newspapers coverage area began the 2018 WIAA high school football playoffs with a wealth of prospects, six teams spanning four divisions. But after Wilmot got upset, Burlington was shut out, Palmyra-Eagle fell and […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Waterford marches on, will face longtime nemesis Waukesha West

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Waterford marches on, will face longtime nemesis Waukesha West

Wolverines battle the other Wolverines, Waukesha West, in Level 2   BURLINGTON – After three plays Friday night, everyone at Waterford Union High School knew the deal. The hard-charging, smashmouth Wolverines, by far the best football squad at the school since 2011’s WIAA Division 2 state title game run, handed […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: 3 state champions provide huge roadblock to Burlington football playoff hopes

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: 3 state champions provide huge roadblock to Burlington football playoff hopes

Demons open postseason Friday in Brookfield   For the second straight season, the road was anything but smooth for Steve Tenhagen and the Burlington Demon football team. In 2017, a team spearheaded by multi-dimensional athletes Grant Tully and Nick Klug battled through injuries to Klug and came out on the […]

 
 

PREDICTIONS: Brewers will keep it rolling, Lake Geneva, Union Grove football fighting for playoff lives

PREDICTIONS: Brewers will keep it rolling, Lake Geneva, Union Grove football fighting for playoff lives

  Think back to 2011. You had the 96-win Milwaukee Brewers win the National League Division Series, and the Green Bay Packers began the season 9-0 and went on to earn the No. 1 seed with a 15-1 mark. Not to mention the Wisconsin Badgers had a couple guys by […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: The Milwaukee Brewers are on fire, and it’s kind of everything

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: The Milwaukee Brewers are on fire, and it’s kind of everything

Playoff baseball returns to Milwaukee   PREDICTIONS Last week: 7-4 Season: 56-19   Extra Special Major League Baseball Edition   Games of the Week Colorado Rockies (91-72) at Milwaukee Brewers (96-67), Thursday, Friday at Miller Park, Sunday, Monday at Coors Field, Denver, Wednesday at Miller Park   UPDATE: Since this […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Homecoming fails, and oh yeah, my job, too

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Homecoming fails, and oh yeah, my job, too

  This kind of stuff happens every year in the Southern Lakes Conference. A few football teams start out blazing hot, taking the world by storm and turning heads in the media and among local social circles. Waterford and Burlington were those teams this fall. But it’s been two months […]

 
 

Friday Night Lights takes on different meaning as football teams honor severely injured student

Friday Night Lights takes on different meaning as football teams honor severely injured student

Michael Lois fresh in minds of entire conference   By Chris Bennett Correspondent (chrbenn6@gmail.com) The Sept. 21 Southern Lakes Conference matchup between Elkhorn Area and Waterford Union high schools lacked the feeling of raucous, innocent fun associated with the bright lights of football on a fall Friday night. The contest […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS WEEK 6: It’s OK, I’m just a substitute teacher

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS WEEK 6: It’s OK, I’m just a substitute teacher

  For those of you that don’t know, I’m a substitute teacher. And a journalist. A dad, a brother and a son. Lately, the universe has pulled me in many different directions and asked me to wear whatever hat best suits that situation. Take Monday and Tuesday. With Coraline Rose […]

 
 

WEEK 5 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Never forget, 9/11

WEEK 5 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Never forget, 9/11

  – We are sharing personal stories from our 9/11 experience this week in honor of Tuesday’s 17th anniversary of 9/11. Here’s an excerpt from me, Sports Editor Mike Ramczyk                 I vividly recall waking about 10 a.m. to prepare to commute to UW-Waukesha my freshman year back in 2001, […]

 
 
 
 
 

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