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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, […]

 
 

ALL-AREA VOLLEYBALL: Ketterhagen takes the cake

ALL-AREA VOLLEYBALL: Ketterhagen takes the cake

 Spieker, Wilks, Taylor lead repeat performers   It started last year on a wish and a prayer. The Southern Lakes Newspapers, or SLN, or even Western Racine County All-Area Volleyball team was born, and my goal from the start was to be different. This is the only awards team you […]

 
 

Pro Wrestling event coming to Wilmot High School Dec. 13

Pro Wrestling event coming to Wilmot High School Dec. 13

Night of entertainment will benefit Wilmot boys basketball program   Hosting wrestling meets certainly isn’t anything new at Wilmot High School. All you need to do is stop by the gym during the winter months to see area student-athletes getting after it on the mat. But for one night, a […]

 
 

2014 ALL-AREA FOOTBALL: Burling, Fisher named best of the best

2014 ALL-AREA FOOTBALL: Burling, Fisher named best of the best

    You have to love the postseason awards season. A time to reflect at the best and brightest of the season, it allows you to remember the players and moments that made you jump out of your seat and scream in excitement. An experiment we started last fall, the […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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