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ALL AREA VOLLEYBALL: To the champs go the spoils

ALL AREA VOLLEYBALL: To the champs go the spoils

Koenen, Lynch, Leach lead Burlington-centric 2nd annual squad   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com You really can’t have a tougher decision when it comes to deciding these postseason awards. Do you go with the bona fide star, the All-American that’s set records in the process? Or do you stick with the […]

 
 

SLN ALL AREA FOOTBALL: Burlington’s Tully does it all for top spot

SLN ALL AREA FOOTBALL: Burlington’s Tully does it all for top spot

The Swiss Army Knife   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com Last year, for the first time, we brought you the Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area Football team, ripe with our best high school players from our vast coverage area in Walworth, Racine, Kenosha and Waukesha counties. This year, we’re back with the […]

 
 

Burlington volleyball program finds itself in rare air

Burlington volleyball program finds itself in rare air

  Only a handful of teams in WIAA history have won three state championships. Burlington can now join that elite group. After last weekend’s thrilling 3-2 victory over previously undefeated River Falls, a Lady Demons squad that many thought wouldn’t do much at state, based especially on an inexperienced roster […]

 
 

SPORTS CHECK: Big shouts out to Burlington volleyball, football teams

SPORTS CHECK: Big shouts out to Burlington volleyball, football teams

Lady Demons at state tonight, boys play in sectional final   It really didn’t matter that the Burlington girls varsity volleyball was particularly young this season, with only a few seniors. It didn’t matter that the Lady Demons lost top players like Alyssa Turzenski, Reba Thomsen and Megan Wallace to […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS PREDICTIONS: Waterford, Lake Geneva Badger face tough road tests

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS PREDICTIONS: Waterford, Lake Geneva Badger face tough road tests

And then there were two   Last week, we saw Wilmot, East Troy and Burlington bow out in the first round of the playoffs, while Lake Geneva Badger and Waterford are moving on to Week 2. Badger crushed a team it lost to in the beginning of the season, Kenosha […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: Heads may explode for Waterford-Burlington rematch

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: Heads may explode for Waterford-Burlington rematch

  Two rivals, only 8 miles apart. A long history of spirited competition that has at times boiled over. Mostly friendly adversaries, but let’s face it, these guys want to beat the tar off each other in every single sport, in the continual quest to see who’s better. As if […]

 
 

BREAKING: Waterford-Burlington highlights football playoffs, Lake Geneva, Wilmot earn tough draws

BREAKING: Waterford-Burlington highlights football playoffs, Lake Geneva, Wilmot earn tough draws

Waterford, Lake Geneva at home, Wilmot opens on road By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com ELKHORN – The Burlington football team took care of business Friday night. Their reward? A rematch with Southern Lakes Conference rival Waterford, roughly one month after the Wolverines came into Don Dalton Stadium at Burlington High School […]

 
 

WEEK 9 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: It’s win or go home in Wilmot-Westosha clash

WEEK 9 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: It’s win or go home in Wilmot-Westosha clash

SLC will send at least 4 teams to playoffs   It’s a bittersweet time of year. Friday night marks the final game of the regular season, so some area football teams will see their final action. But others will move on with eyes on the big prize – Camp Randall […]

 
 

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Badger, Waterford separate themselves from the pack

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Badger, Waterford separate themselves from the pack

What a difference a couple of inches makes in the game of football. An inch or two can literally change your season. That’s exactly what happened to the Wilmot Panther football team last Friday night. Down 31-24 in overtime and in desperate need of a touchdown to extend the game […]

 
 

SPORTS CHECK: Football predictions here to stay

SPORTS CHECK: Football predictions here to stay

  After some debating and soul-searching, I’ve contemplated the idea of modifying my weekly predictions to exclude scores. For the past few weeks, it’s been stewing in my mind, as Westosha Central students voiced their displeasure to my face about my lopsided prediction of their game against Badger. I assured […]

 
 
 
 
 

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