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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 […]

 
 

Late comeback not enough as Delavan-Darien softball falls in state championship

Late comeback not enough as Delavan-Darien softball falls in state championship

WIAA DIVISION 2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP New Berlin West 2, Delavan-Darien 1 Historic run ends for Speth, Comets   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com MADISON – Hundreds of people from the communities of Delavan and Darien showed up to see the main attraction Saturday at the WIAA state softball tournament – Delavan-Darien […]

 
 

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. […]

 
 
 
 
 

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