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Hawk’s View Golf Club even better with dad

Hawk’s View Golf Club even better with dad

Golf series begins with one of state’s best courses   Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in Sports Editor Mike Ramczyk’s summer golf series. He will be sampling a couple area courses and writing about his shenanigans. Know of a good course, or would you like to play with […]

 
 

Fatherhood: My life will never be the same

Fatherhood: My life will never be the same

  This is something I’ve wanted to write for the last month but just haven’t had the time or space in the paper. On May 20, my life was forever changed with the birth of my first child, Coraline Rose. After my wife’s water broke on her due date, May […]

 
 

The best of the spring: Nash, Goodrich named area’s top athletes

Zach Nash pumps his fist after making a putt in recent action. (Mike Ramczyk/Standard Press)

CC track, Burlington soccer coach among winners   It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a column. The spring sports season has been super hectic and full of quality content, and yes, I have become a first-time father, so unfortunately I haven’t had much extra time to frustrate you […]

 
 

Westosha Central-Kimberly state title game one for the ages

Westosha Central-Kimberly state title game one for the ages

  By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent The game was epic, one that will be talked about for years to come. And I was there to take it all in. Of course, I’m talking about Saturday night’s WIAA Division 1 State Softball championship game between Westosha Central and Kim-berly. By now, […]

 
 

Burlington grad helps lift UW-Whitewater baseball to national title

Nolan Friend (left) watches a pitch as fellow 2010 Burlington High School graduate Jared Francois catches in recent action. Friend and the UW-Whitewater baseball team won the national championship Tuesday. (Submitted)

  Friend named to all-tournament team By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater may have to change the name of its mascot from Warhawks to National Champs. With a 7-0 victory over Emory University Tuesday afternoon at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, the Warhawk baseball team won its […]

 
 

Former Burlington star explains boycott of Minnesota State football coach

Ty Dennis, shown here playing for Burlington in 2011, took a stand last week with his Mavericks teammates. The players refused to practice in order to have their voices heard regarding a coaching controversy. (Mike Ramczyk/Standard Press)

College coach reinstated after clearing pornography charges   The story is everywhere now. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past week, you may have seen on ESPN, Time Magazine and even the New York Times that the Minnesota State-Mankato football team is taking a stand. Former Burlington standout […]

 
 

Brewers Opening Day never gets old

Brewers Opening Day never gets old

  It was the double whammy of all double whammies. Not only was Monday Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day, it was also my buddy’s 29th birthday. A die-hard fan of the Brew Crew, there was no way he was going to miss the opportunity for the perfect birthday present. While I […]

 
 

Jury duty no laughing matter

Jury duty no laughing matter

There’s an old adage that says only death and taxes are certain in this life.       Well, that wise person forgot to mention another certainty that’s sold as doing a good thing for your country but can end up being a complete waste of time.       That’s right, my fellow […]

 
 

The best of the winter: Fisher, Benavides named top athletes

Benavides (second from left) won state titles in beam and vault. Here, she has some fun at team state with (from left) Bailey Fitzpatrick, Jacquie Fiorillo and Ciara Johnson. (Mike Ramczyk/Standard Press)

  The Polar Vortex seems like it could be going away soon. We can only hope. As I write this on Tuesday night, a lot of the grass is showing in my yard thanks to a couple days of balmy 40-degree weather. I honestly feel no need to embark on […]

 
 

A birthing class, really? OK honey…

A birthing class, really? OK honey…

Back in 2004, while attending the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, I remember my newspaper adviser warning me about the journalism business. “If you want to work in sports, forget about seeing your wife and kids,” he said with a very serious face. At the time, I was a sports editor for […]

 
 
 
 
 

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