Sports Check Blog

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Burlington-Wilmot Vol. 2, Catholic Central earns home game

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Burlington-Wilmot Vol. 2, Catholic Central earns home game

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, or WIAA, the state’s high school sports governing body, knocked it out of the park regarding the Southern Lakes Conference when it determined playoff brackets Saturday. Burlington (5-4), Wilmot (6-3), Waterford (6-3) and Elkhorn all finished 5-2 in conference […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: You really can’t please everyone

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: You really can’t please everyone

Demons battle Elks with outright SLC title at stake   In my 10 years of covering high school sports, I’ve never had a dilemma quite like the one I experienced Friday night. Both Burlington football teams, Burlington and Catholic Central, were in first-place conference matchups. I knew I couldn’t be […]

 
 

Burlington football brings back the good old days

Burlington football brings back the good old days

Football team clinches share of 1st SLC title since 1996     By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor When Burlington High School football coach Steve Tenhagen finally got off Frank Bucci Field in Wilmot Friday night around 10:15 p.m., his cell phone had blown up with more than 30 text messages. […]

 
 

Football Predictions: First place on the line for Burlington, Catholic Central

Football Predictions: First place on the line for Burlington, Catholic Central

No more Mr. Nice Guy   This week, I am forced to make a few tough decisions. Do I alienate my home town and alma mater by going with my gut? How do I pick between two teams that I cover on a regular basis? Also, do I pick against […]

 
 

PREDICTIONS: Tenhagen reunion, 1st-place clash highlight Week 7

PREDICTIONS: Tenhagen reunion, 1st-place clash highlight Week 7

  The time to feel out your system, try new things and take crazy chances is gone. It’s October, and there are only three games left in the season. In the Southern Lakes Conference this season, three teams have separated themselves from the pack, but that number is guaranteed to […]

 
 

It’s hard being a Bears fan in Wisconsin

  By Tim Wester Sports Correspondent For the record, the Chicago Bears own a 93-89-6 advantage in the all-time series record against the Green Bay Packers. But since 1994, the Packers have gone 30-11 against the Bears. And in a wicked dose of irony, 1994 was the same year I […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Southern Lakes too close to call

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Southern Lakes too close to call

Maybe I should stop picking favorites? After all, picking the underdog is always more fun and involves some level of risk and excitement. However, the underdog pick makes you look like the smartest guy in the room, if and when it works. I was admittedly one of the dumbest guys […]

 
 

Football Predictions: Upset Friday heightens parity in deep Southern Lakes

Football Predictions: Upset Friday heightens parity in deep Southern Lakes

  Talk about unexpected. Last week, every single one of my Southern Lakes Conference football predictions was wrong. And while I had a brief moment of inner sobbing, and maybe outer, it was a good thing and actually made me happy. With victories from Lake Geneva Badger, Westosha Central, Elkhorn […]

 
 

Week 4 Football Predictions: Separating the men from the boys

Week 4 Football Predictions: Separating the men from the boys

  The football season is starting to get really exciting. Gone are meaningless nonconference games, and we’re fully enamored in the conference season. Last week, I almost went a perfect 9-0 with my picks (thanks East Troy). But I’ll still take 8-1 and a solid 21-8 start to the season. […]

 
 

PREDICTIONS: Conference season kicks off with SLC blockbusters

PREDICTIONS: Conference season kicks off with SLC blockbusters

  Two weeks are down, and the fun, let’s-see-what-we-have games are behind us. Play time’s over. Conference seasons are starting across the state, and that means high school football is starting to get interesting. Winning four of seven conference games guarantees a playoff spot, so the ramifications are colossal beginning […]

 
 
 
 
 

Local news on Twitter


Local sports on Twitter