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What to follow this spring, March Madness, winter studs

What to follow this spring, March Madness, winter studs

The days are officially getting longer, and the temperatures are heating up. No more staying inside all day and watching “Frozen” on repeat with the baby. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. And though we all know Wisconsin could decide to drop a foot of snow on […]

 
 

Chemistry, deep talent pool helping Westosha Central make area boys basketball history

Chemistry, deep talent pool helping Westosha Central make area boys basketball history

WIAA Division 2 Sectional Final: Westosha Central (20-5) vs. Waunakee (23-2), 1 p.m., Saturday, Middleton High School   BURLINGTON – It was one of the most electric atmospheres I have seen in my 10+ years covering high school basketball. At Burlington High School Thursday night, a massive parking lot that […]

 
 

SPORTS CHECK: March Madness brings out the best in all of us

SPORTS CHECK: March Madness brings out the best in all of us

  It’s the beginning of March, so the energy and atmosphere inside basketball gyms will be turned up to 1,000 in anticipation of some of the most exciting games of the year. At 23-8, the Wisconsin Badgers are a shoe-in, fresh off two Final Fours and a Sweet 16 appearance […]

 
 

Follow state wrestling championship on Facebook Live tonight

Follow state wrestling championship on Facebook Live tonight

  MADISON – Hey there, wrestling fans, I just touched down in Madison in preparation for this evening’s WIAA state wrestling championship round. Elkhorn’s Benji Peak (44-2) is taking on Hortonville’s Jake Barnett (43-3) in the 126-pound championship at the Kohl Center in Madison, and we’re bringing you the action […]

 
 

Underwear-gate: Bizarre rule keeps local wrestler out of state tournament

Underwear-gate: Bizarre rule keeps local wrestler out of state tournament

Elkhorn’s Heidemann loses match based on multi-colored underwear   It’s not every day that you see “#underweargate” come across your Twitter notifications. Especially from a former mayor. But that’s exactly the post I received from former City of Elkhorn mayor Brian Olson Saturday concerning the Elkhorn Area High School wrestling […]

 
 

Is Tom Brady the greatest quarterback of all time?

Is Tom Brady the greatest quarterback of all time?

  My Super Bowl prediction of 34-31 was off by three points. Reluctantly, since it’s not the Packers, I admit the New England Patriots are the greatest dynasty in sports in the past 15 years. Not the Chicago Blackhawks, not the San Antonio Spurs and not the San Francisco Giants. […]

 
 

P-A-N-I-C: Is it finally time for Green Bay Packers to make major changes?

P-A-N-I-C: Is it finally time for Green Bay Packers to make major changes?

  Initial reactions are certainly the easiest to write about, and this one still stings and very well could for the next week or so. Yes, the Green Bay Packers didn’t show up at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Sunday even though they had an NFC Championship game scheduled and […]

 
 

Green Bay Packers weather actual Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field

Green Bay Packers weather actual Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field

    The Facebook post on my feed Saturday morning read something like this: “For sale: 2 tickets to Sunday’s Packer game. Row 5 – Row 5! – about the 30-yard line behind Packers’ bench. Selling for face value: $145 each. Yes, that’s a ton of money, and yes, it’s […]

 
 

Tying loose ends in a thankful spirit

Tying loose ends in a thankful spirit

  Have you ever sat down, taken a break from your hectic schedule and written down what you are thankful for? With Thanksgiving approaching next week, I implore you to think about your blessings in life. Is it family, friends, maybe a pet? Are you thankful for your job, which […]

 
 

Where are they now? Lake Geneva’s Carter Hehr calls it a career with Arizona football

Where are they now? Lake Geneva’s Carter Hehr calls it a career with Arizona football

  So often, the media jumps on negative stories and portrays the bad in people. It’s part of the job, the cross they bear, but it can be depressing and downright disgusting at times to read. This isn’t one of those stories. Four years ago yesterday, the Walworth Big Foot […]

 
 
 
 
 

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