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Rap star 50 Cent will sign bottles of vodka Thursday at Racine grocery store

Rap star 50 Cent will sign bottles of vodka Thursday at Racine grocery store

  You may need to read the headline one more time and consider pinching yourself, but it’s true. International, award-winning rapper and movie producer and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will be in Racine, Wisconsin on Thursday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. at Twins Food Mart, 1812 16th St. […]

 
 

Introducing the Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area basketball teams

Introducing the Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area basketball teams

Pettit, Burling, Bull lead Racine County players   We watch a ton of games, and I mean a ton. Every Friday night from late November through late March, some Saturdays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and even Mondays, the sports staff of Southern Lakes Newspapers is on the sidelines, combing the action with […]

 
 

Egg hunts with toddlers, Easter parties and cholesterol levels

Egg hunts with toddlers, Easter parties and cholesterol levels

  If nothing else, my life never fails to entertain. Last weekend, a time that was one of the holiest growing up, took on a new meaning, a much more eventful one. Gone are the days of stuffy ties, dress pants and church sermons at St. Charles Church in Burlington. […]

 
 

Area basketball is on the rise

Area basketball is on the rise

Area teams finding out hard lesson: size still matters, but guard play can overcome   Last weekend, McDonell Central’s size and length were too much for the shorter Catholic Central Hilltoppers. While basketball involves a team of 12-15 players, it’s unique in that one player can win a championship almost […]

 
 

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Can Catholic Central’s skill counter McDonell’s size

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Can Catholic Central’s skill counter McDonell’s size

  Old MacDonald had a farm….you know the rest. I’m sorry, it’s the first thing I think of when I see the name of Burlington Catholic Central’s opponent in today’s WIAA Division 5 state championship game. OK, I have a daughter that will be 2 in May, Coraline Rose, and […]

 
 

Grand plans floated for youth sports

Grand plans floated for youth sports

  Though often undeclared academically, young men and women have attended colleges and universities for decades to major in sports – football, basketball, hockey and more. The pursuit of such a “major” and the accompanying glories forced a trickle-down effect driven by the wallets of parents that is manifested in […]

 
 

Fair or foul? Wrestler shouldn’t have been disqualified, needs the community’s support

Fair or foul? Wrestler shouldn’t have been disqualified, needs the community’s support

Burlington senior Josh Bird mired in layered controversy surrounding match   “I hit him open-hand.” “I hit him open-hand!” These weren’t the desperate pleas of a misinformed, emotionally charged teenager. They were the last-ditch efforts of an 18-year-old man who won a high school state wrestling championship with a lifeless, […]

 
 

WIAA Girls Basketball Playoff pairings give Union Grove top seed

WIAA Girls Basketball Playoff pairings give Union Grove top seed

Thanks to a late 15-2 rally to end Friday night’s game, the visiting Union Grove girls basketball team not only knocked off Wilmot to jump into a first-place tie, the Lady Broncos also secured a No. 1 seed in the upcoming Division 2 WIAA girls basketball tournament, with tips off […]

 
 

Klug’s career night boosts Burlington over Lake Geneva Badger

Klug’s career night boosts Burlington over Lake Geneva Badger

  BURLINGTON – When asked about his career-high 33 points after the Burlington boys basketball team’s 66-49 victory over Lake Geneva Badger Friday night, sophomore point guard Nick Klug didn’t hesitate to use the words “my team.” In fact, those two selfless, humbling words were in the first sentence he […]

 
 

Really, WIAA? Leave those kids alone

Really, WIAA? Leave those kids alone

  Ah, the struggle that is being a high school student. You have to wake up early, be at class on time and often can’t leave the school grounds to enjoy lunch at a fun place to eat like McDonald’s or Wendy’s. Your parents may have you on a tight […]

 
 
 
 
 

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