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FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Battle of unbeatens highlights Week 6

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Battle of unbeatens highlights Week 6

  So what did we learn from Week 5 of the high school football season? First, Lake Geneva Badger’s defense is for real, as it held the explosive Delavan-Darien offense to a mere seven points in a 14-7 victory. Next, rumors of Burlington’s demise were exaggerated. The Demons snapped a […]

 
 

WEEK 5 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Lake Geneva Badger-Delavan showdown could determine SLC champ

WEEK 5 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Lake Geneva Badger-Delavan showdown could determine SLC champ

  WEEK 5 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS Last week: 3-2 Season: 13-8   GAME OF THE WEEK Lake Geneva Badger (4-0, 2-0) at Delavan-Darien (3-1, 2-0 SLC), Friday, 7 p.m. Normally, you don’t want to fall victim to the moment, but oh what a moment last Friday was for the Delavan-Darien offense. […]

 
 

WEEK 4 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Look mom, we’re on TV

WEEK 4 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Look mom, we’re on TV

Burlington-Waterford rivalry showdown Thursday night on My24   After one week of Southern Lakes Conference action, it’s clear the eight-team league is deep and talented. There are no more easy victories, and just about every team is capable of winning on any given night. It’s still early in the season, […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: The real season begins

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: The real season begins

Waterford-Wilmot highlights start of SLC season   Burlington football coach Steve Tenhagen consoled his team in the postgame huddle after last week’s loss at Racine Horlick. After a 28-12 loss, he told his guys that the “real season” begins this week. Tenhagen is exactly right, as he’s referring to the […]

 
 

EXCLUSIVE: Week 2 High School Football predictions

EXCLUSIVE: Week 2 High School Football predictions

It’s that special time of year. School is about to start, the temperatures are cooling and Friday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons are dedicated to hitting, passing, catching, running and more hitting. Oh, and let’s not forget about gathering with friends and family, plopping down on the couch and […]

 
 

Does high school football start too soon?

Does high school football start too soon?

  The high school football season is already two weeks in. Yes, kids don’t really get a summer anymore, with equipment day coming Aug. 1 this season and the first practice coming the next day. I’m looking at the high school baseball players who also play legion ball. Or even […]

 
 

SLN ALL-AREA BASEBALL: State champion Burlington boasts 7 first teamers

SLN ALL-AREA BASEBALL: State champion Burlington boasts 7 first teamers

SLN EXCLUSIVE Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area Baseball 2016   SLC dominates inaugural squad with summer stars sprinkled in   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor (sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com) Is high school football really here? Remember the good, old days when summer actually meant June, July and August? Now, summer for high school athletes […]

 
 

SLN ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Southern Lakes reigns supreme on inaugural squad

SLN ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Southern Lakes reigns supreme on inaugural squad

Union Grove, Westosha Central dominate first team   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com I made my bed, and now I must lie in it. Yes, the very first Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area teams, boys and girls basketball last winter, opened an entire new can of worms for our sports department. Instead […]

 
 

STATE CHAMPS: No-quit kids defy the odds

STATE CHAMPS: No-quit kids defy the odds

  Burlington High School sports teams don’t win state championships. As a 2000 graduate and former Demon baseball, football and basketball player, that breaks my heart. But for the most part, it’s true. You have to dig up the history books all the way back to 1965 to find the […]

 
 

VIDEO: Baseball players celebrate state title, parade set for Saturday

VIDEO: Baseball players celebrate state title, parade set for Saturday

Championship parade Saturday, 10 a.m., starting on Kane Street     By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com GRAND CHUTE – After all the dust settled and the monkey pile turned back into a civilized group of young men, the Burlington varsity baseball team lined up to receive its first state baseball championship […]

 
 
 
 
 

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