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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 […]

 
 

For once, Burlington gymnastics plays the underdog

For once, Burlington gymnastics plays the underdog

  It’s been one of the best sports programs in the entire area the past four seasons. Four Division 1 state runner-up finishes. Four conference championships. More than 20 individual state championships. The Burlington/Badger/Wilmot gymnastics squad, which also includes kids from Union Grove and Catholic Central, enjoyed the past three […]

 
 

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. […]

 
 
 
 
 

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