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It’s hard being a Bears fan in Wisconsin

  By Tim Wester Sports Correspondent For the record, the Chicago Bears own a 93-89-6 advantage in the all-time series record against the Green Bay Packers. But since 1994, the Packers have gone 30-11 against the Bears. And in a wicked dose of irony, 1994 was the same year I […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Southern Lakes too close to call

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Southern Lakes too close to call

Maybe I should stop picking favorites? After all, picking the underdog is always more fun and involves some level of risk and excitement. However, the underdog pick makes you look like the smartest guy in the room, if and when it works. I was admittedly one of the dumbest guys […]

 
 

Football Predictions: Upset Friday heightens parity in deep Southern Lakes

Football Predictions: Upset Friday heightens parity in deep Southern Lakes

  Talk about unexpected. Last week, every single one of my Southern Lakes Conference football predictions was wrong. And while I had a brief moment of inner sobbing, and maybe outer, it was a good thing and actually made me happy. With victories from Lake Geneva Badger, Westosha Central, Elkhorn […]

 
 

Week 4 Football Predictions: Separating the men from the boys

Week 4 Football Predictions: Separating the men from the boys

  The football season is starting to get really exciting. Gone are meaningless nonconference games, and we’re fully enamored in the conference season. Last week, I almost went a perfect 9-0 with my picks (thanks East Troy). But I’ll still take 8-1 and a solid 21-8 start to the season. […]

 
 

PREDICTIONS: Conference season kicks off with SLC blockbusters

PREDICTIONS: Conference season kicks off with SLC blockbusters

  Two weeks are down, and the fun, let’s-see-what-we-have games are behind us. Play time’s over. Conference seasons are starting across the state, and that means high school football is starting to get interesting. Winning four of seven conference games guarantees a playoff spot, so the ramifications are colossal beginning […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Area teams face tough tests in Week 2

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Area teams face tough tests in Week 2

  By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com The high school football season kicked off last week with a bang. Area teams opened with nonconference opponents, and that will continue for this weekend before conference play opens Sept. 5. So what did we learn from Week 1? Burlington needs some more time to […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Burlington, Big Foot, Wilmot welcome new coaches

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Burlington, Big Foot, Wilmot welcome new coaches

Area teams open 2014 season tonight   Change is the one constant in the high school football landscape. This fall is no different. With new coaches taking over at Burlington, Wilmot, Delavan-Darien and Walworth Big Foot, there promises to be big changes in the Southern Lakes Conference. The biggest departure […]

 
 

Brewers, Bulls, Bucks should have area sports fans excited

Brewers, Bulls, Bucks should have area sports fans excited

  The summer is winding down. Cooler weather is approaching, and that means America’s favorite sport is here – football. The Wilmot Panthers, fresh with new head coach Erick Kaiser, will attempt to notch back-to-back Southern Lakes Conference titles. On the NFL side, the Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears rivalry that […]

 
 

Hawk’s View Golf Club even better with dad

Hawk’s View Golf Club even better with dad

Golf series begins with one of state’s best courses   Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in Sports Editor Mike Ramczyk’s summer golf series. He will be sampling a couple area courses and writing about his shenanigans. Know of a good course, or would you like to play with […]

 
 

Fatherhood: My life will never be the same

Fatherhood: My life will never be the same

  This is something I’ve wanted to write for the last month but just haven’t had the time or space in the paper. On May 20, my life was forever changed with the birth of my first child, Coraline Rose. After my wife’s water broke on her due date, May […]

 
 
 
 
 

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