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Westosha Central baseball stays atop SLC standings

Westosha Central baseball stays atop SLC standings

  By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent The past week was a bit of a crazy one for the Westosha Central baseball team. What started with a 19-1 thumping at the hands of Waterford to open the week ended with a 4-3 bounce-back effort against the Wolverines and a solid 8-3 […]

 
 

Young Milwaukee Bucks are energizing the state

Young Milwaukee Bucks are energizing the state

  Here is my knee-jerk reaction to Monday’s big Milwaukee Bucks victory over Chicago, 94-88, in the Eastern Conference first round of the playoffs. The following status graced Facebook, and it’s been pretty well-received, even from a Bulls fan, who said it was good analysis – you be the judge. […]

 
 

Burlington Youth Football or Junior Demons, the real winner is the kids

Burlington Youth Football or Junior Demons, the real winner is the kids

Roughly a year and a half ago, I published a column that hopefully shook this city to its football core. “Remember when Burlington was a football city?” was a desperate attempt to breathe life back into the proud, football-loving Burlington population by exhausting all options, whether it was a complete […]

 
 

Wisconsin basketball fans: Enjoy, this may never happen again

Wisconsin basketball fans: Enjoy, this may never happen again

  By Chris Bennett Contributor The typical Wisconsin sports fan is embarrassingly blessed over the course of the last 20 years. In a closet or dresser drawer there might be a sizable stack of championship T-shirts and sweatshirts that haven’t seen the light of day in quite some time. The […]

 
 

All-Area Player of the Year: Burlington’s Hozeska punished foes in paint

All-Area Player of the Year: Burlington’s Hozeska punished foes in paint

Van Dyke, Hunsucker join standout on first team   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The temperature was a balmy 30 degrees Tuesday afternoon at Riverside Park in Burlington, but that didn’t matter much to Burlington High School senior Frankie Hozeska. The muscular, 6-foot-3 basketball junkie wore tight blue jeans, a […]

 
 

ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Wolverines named area’s queens

ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Wolverines named area’s queens

Blair’s versatility, leadership lands her top spot   With the girls basketball season ending last weekend in Green Bay, it’s time to reflect on a winter to remember. First off, I have to say congratulations to one of our Southern Lakes Newspapers teams, the Whitewater Whippets, on their first state […]

 
 

BOLD PREDICTIONS: Burlington must play mistake-free, Union Grove poised for upset

BOLD PREDICTIONS: Burlington must play mistake-free, Union Grove poised for upset

Boys hoops teams getting mad for March     It’s the mooost wonderful tiiiime of the year. No, I’m not talking about Christmas or college football bowl week. Of course I’m referring to the pure insanity, excitement and Oscar-caliber drama that is March Madness. Whether it’s high school or college […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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