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ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Hard work pays off for Union Grove’s Ryan

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Hard work pays off for Union Grove’s Ryan

Loaded Lady Broncos dominate second all-area squad   There are a few familiar faces on the 2015 All-Area Softball Team. Last year’s player of the year, Allie Trudeau, is back near the top for the Union Grove Broncos. Also, star players like Mackenzie Kyle, Alyssa Schimelfenyg, Tay Lewis and more […]

 
 

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Waterford’s Malecki masterful on the mound

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Waterford’s Malecki masterful on the mound

Mutter, Melendrez carried big sticks in 2015   If your last name begins with “M,” it’s pretty safe to say you had a good spring baseball season in western Racine County in 2015. Dylan Malecki, Aaron Mutter and Zach Melendrez led their respective teams, Waterford, Burlington and Union Grove, to […]

 
 

Remembering his roots: Romo will never forget where he came from

Remembering his roots: Romo will never forget where he came from

In 12th year, Tony Romo Camp bigger and better than ever   Like fine wine, Tony Romo seems to get better with age. Not only on the football field, where he enjoyed his best individual and team success just five months ago, but more importantly in his hometown and with […]

 
 

Chicago Blackhawks bandwagon bursting at the seams

Chicago Blackhawks bandwagon bursting at the seams

    Since when did we Cheeseheads care so much about hockey? You know, that Canadian sport where grown men get to fight each other, nobody scores and nobody can even see the ball (puck)? The sport that tries desperately year after year to become relevant in this state and […]

 
 

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Waterford riding high from SLC title, Burlington showing its youth

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Waterford riding high from SLC title, Burlington showing its youth

  Waterford could make deep playoff run   Inconsistency. This ugly, five-syllable word that describes the ups and downs of a particular team is often the trademark of a young, inexperienced bunch. Enter the 2015 Burlington Demons baseball team. The talent is evident. Pitchers Cal Tully, Jacob Lindemann and Aaron […]

 
 

Westosha Central baseball stays atop SLC standings

Westosha Central baseball stays atop SLC standings

  By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent The past week was a bit of a crazy one for the Westosha Central baseball team. What started with a 19-1 thumping at the hands of Waterford to open the week ended with a 4-3 bounce-back effort against the Wolverines and a solid 8-3 […]

 
 

Young Milwaukee Bucks are energizing the state

Young Milwaukee Bucks are energizing the state

  Here is my knee-jerk reaction to Monday’s big Milwaukee Bucks victory over Chicago, 94-88, in the Eastern Conference first round of the playoffs. The following status graced Facebook, and it’s been pretty well-received, even from a Bulls fan, who said it was good analysis – you be the judge. […]

 
 

Burlington Youth Football or Junior Demons, the real winner is the kids

Burlington Youth Football or Junior Demons, the real winner is the kids

Roughly a year and a half ago, I published a column that hopefully shook this city to its football core. “Remember when Burlington was a football city?” was a desperate attempt to breathe life back into the proud, football-loving Burlington population by exhausting all options, whether it was a complete […]

 
 

Wisconsin basketball fans: Enjoy, this may never happen again

Wisconsin basketball fans: Enjoy, this may never happen again

  By Chris Bennett Contributor The typical Wisconsin sports fan is embarrassingly blessed over the course of the last 20 years. In a closet or dresser drawer there might be a sizable stack of championship T-shirts and sweatshirts that haven’t seen the light of day in quite some time. The […]

 
 

All-Area Player of the Year: Burlington’s Hozeska punished foes in paint

All-Area Player of the Year: Burlington’s Hozeska punished foes in paint

Van Dyke, Hunsucker join standout on first team   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The temperature was a balmy 30 degrees Tuesday afternoon at Riverside Park in Burlington, but that didn’t matter much to Burlington High School senior Frankie Hozeska. The muscular, 6-foot-3 basketball junkie wore tight blue jeans, a […]

 
 
 
 
 

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