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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, […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Waterford’s title to lose? Not so fast

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Waterford’s title to lose? Not so fast

  Thanks to a thumping of Lake Geneva Badger on live TV last Thursday, the Waterford Wolverines are going to win the Southern Lakes Conference, right? Let’s not go there just yet. While that epic rivalry tends to determine the league’s champion each year, school just started this week and […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Webley’s dominance highlights huge Burlington win, Waterford-Badger epic battle tonight

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Webley’s dominance highlights huge Burlington win, Waterford-Badger epic battle tonight

Winner of tonight’s marquee matchup has best chance at SLC title   Nick Webley is a beast The rumblings in the Burlington High School halls after Thursday night’s Burlington-Racine Horlick varsity football game kept mentioning one name – Nick Webley. And after a performance like the 6-foot-3 wide receiver displayed […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Welcome back, oh, how they’ve missed you

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Welcome back, oh, how they’ve missed you

Demons open home season tonight at BHS   My favorite question to ask when analyzing high school football, just like any good student, is what did we learn? Week 1 has come and gone, and it told us a few very important things about the area. The most glaring is […]

 
 

Is this the year Southern Lakes football returns to Camp Randall?

Is this the year Southern Lakes football returns to Camp Randall?

Waterford, Lake Geneva Badger have best chance at new league’s first championship     All day, I’ve been thinking of ideas for the return of my high school football predictions column. Should I mouth vomit more cliches about how excited I am for the season to start? No. Actually, an […]

 
 

SLN ALL AREA BASEBALL: All hail, Racine County as 3rd annual squad features stars from 15 schools

SLN ALL AREA BASEBALL: All hail, Racine County as 3rd annual squad features stars from 15 schools

Southern Lakes Newspapers All Area Baseball 2018   Krause, Chapman, Wilmot trio lead largest 1st team   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com The 2018 area high school baseball season didn’t necessarily feature bona fide, blue chip superstar players. But what it did have was strong talent across the board, and our […]

 
 

SLN ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: State runner-up Burlington dominates first team

SLN ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: State runner-up Burlington dominates first team

Largest first team highlights 16-team, four-county 3rd annual squad   Despite a stacked conference, 30 years without a state trip and 34 from winning it all, the 2018 Burlington Demons came up big…Co-captains Jaina Westphal and Josie Klein sparked a postseason run the area, and state, won’t soon forget. Naturally, […]

 
 

Don’t panic just yet, these Milwaukee Brewers are for real

Don’t panic just yet, these Milwaukee Brewers are for real

  The most wins in the National League. Rumors of being the front-runner for one of the top sluggers in the game. A guy they call ‘Zeus’ resembling the God that his name implies. A record five all-stars. There is a lot going right for the Milwaukee Brewers, who sit […]

 
 
 
 
 

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