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Passing the test: Franklin manhandles Mukwonago, advances to second state title game

Passing the test: Franklin manhandles Mukwonago, advances to second state title game

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor KETTLE MORAINE – Franklin football coach Louis Brown and his staff and players treat Saturday, the day after Friday night games, as their day of rest. A day to relax. One where members of the program focus on family and recharging their batteries. This […]

 
 

Remember when Burlington was a football city?

Remember when Burlington was a football city?

      In the last three years, the city of Burlington has seen four state volleyball champions, five state volleyball appearances and a whopping nine volleyball sectional finals trips.       Right now, when people think of high school sports in Burlington, they think of volleyball. Both the Burlington and […]

 
 

State volleyball unforgettable thanks to East Troy, Menomonee Falls, Westosha Central

State volleyball unforgettable thanks to East Troy, Menomonee Falls, Westosha Central

  By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor       There’s just something about the Resch Center in Green Bay – and the state girls volleyball tournament.       Sometimes, the favorites win, and other times they fall short. There’s always great volleyball, though, and there is nothing that matches the emotions and the insanity […]

 
 

Catholic Central, Waterford football seeking sweet revenge, Big Foot back home

Catholic Central, Waterford football seeking sweet revenge, Big Foot back home

    By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor As a player, any time you lose a game, you remember the team that did it to you. Green Bay Packers fans will assuredly never forget what the Chicago Bears did to quarterback Aaron Rodgers Monday night. And the fact that the Bears […]

 
 

PREDICTIONS: Waterford, Catholic Central enjoy home cooking tonight

Waterford senior Tom Benko gets high, but can't block a Greenfield extra point last week. Waterford and Catholic Central both play at home tonight at 7 p.m.

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The two teams paired up in this Division 2 playoff opener Oct. 25 came from opposite ends of the spectrum. The second-seeded Wolverines, co-champions of the Southern Lakes Conference, had won their last six games and were one of the hottest teams in the […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS PREVIEW: Toppers thinking upset, Waterford, Wilmot bank on defense

Catholic Central's Cole Kresken (43), a sophomore, led the Toppers with more than 750 rushing yards.

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor Football weekend has certainly stirred up some emotions among area coaches, fans and players. One coach mocked by prediction that his team would lose and then taunted my poor decision when his team won and I was wrong. Players have blasted me on Twitter for […]

 
 

Not your brother’s Bulldogs: Bay enjoys best season in 11 years

John Higgins (34) is consoled by his dad, assistant coach John Higgins, after Friday's loss as players walk off the field dejected.

  Flash back to 2002. The Williams Bay football team won six games, qualified for the WIAA playoffs, and life was good in the village if you were a fan of Bulldogs football. Playing in the Indian Trails Conference, the Bay had a comparable enrollment to schools like Ethan Allen […]

 
 

Heiligenthal, tennis girls highlight athletes of the week

Heiligenthal, tennis girls highlight athletes of the week

Male Athlete of the Week Ben Heiligenthal, Catholic Central The sophomore gunslinger was masterful in the two-minute drill Friday night. In less than a minute, Heiligenthal led his Toppers down the field 45 yards in two pass plays, culminating with a game-winning touchdown pass to Tyler Burzawa with 2 seconds […]

 
 

FOOTBALL WEEKEND: Demons can salvage winning record, 3-way SLC tie likely

Waterford senior Jake Bauer (32) ran for 147 yards Friday night, his fourth straight game with more than 140 yards rushing.

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor Burlington’s last desperate attempt at a playoff berth turned ugly in a hurry Friday night. Wilmot set the tone with a five-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the first quarter, and the turnover nightmare began. The Demons finished with four turnovers and missed […]

 
 

Hey parents: High school sports aren’t life and death

Big Foot coach Rodney Wedig (right) was escorted off the field due to an alleged threat from a parent. (Photo by Dave Baker)

  Last week’s fiasco is yet another reason why people in general need to take a chill pill when investing too much into high school. The average person lives, what, 80 years? High school is only four of those. A blip on the map. A whopping 5 percent. But some […]

 
 
 
 
 

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