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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. […]

 
 

Area basketball is on the rise

Area basketball is on the rise

Area teams finding out hard lesson: size still matters, but guard play can overcome   Last weekend, McDonell Central’s size and length were too much for the shorter Catholic Central Hilltoppers. While basketball involves a team of 12-15 players, it’s unique in that one player can win a championship almost […]

 
 

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Can Catholic Central’s skill counter McDonell’s size

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Can Catholic Central’s skill counter McDonell’s size

  Old MacDonald had a farm….you know the rest. I’m sorry, it’s the first thing I think of when I see the name of Burlington Catholic Central’s opponent in today’s WIAA Division 5 state championship game. OK, I have a daughter that will be 2 in May, Coraline Rose, and […]

 
 

Grand plans floated for youth sports

Grand plans floated for youth sports

  Though often undeclared academically, young men and women have attended colleges and universities for decades to major in sports – football, basketball, hockey and more. The pursuit of such a “major” and the accompanying glories forced a trickle-down effect driven by the wallets of parents that is manifested in […]

 
 

Fair or foul? Wrestler shouldn’t have been disqualified, needs the community’s support

Fair or foul? Wrestler shouldn’t have been disqualified, needs the community’s support

Burlington senior Josh Bird mired in layered controversy surrounding match   “I hit him open-hand.” “I hit him open-hand!” These weren’t the desperate pleas of a misinformed, emotionally charged teenager. They were the last-ditch efforts of an 18-year-old man who won a high school state wrestling championship with a lifeless, […]

 
 
 
 
 

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